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General Grabber AT2's vs Firestone Destination A/t

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by dougmays, Jan 26, 2009.

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General Grabber AT2's vs Firestone Destination A/T

  1. General Grabber AT2's

    378 vote(s)
    62.1%
  2. Firestone Destination A/T

    231 vote(s)
    37.9%
  1. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:11 AM
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    dougmays

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    i've narrowed down my choices to 2. The firestones seem to have a little better benchmarks and possibly a little cheaper. But alot of here have suggested the Generals. They look almost the same to me.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    ive had the GY silent armour, bfg a/t, and the fs a/t. firestone a/t def. exceeded my expectations, best tires ive owned for the money on road or off
     
  3. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    Did you do a side by side comparison on Tire Rack where you filter it down to just these tires? That helps a lot and let you see the specs. My local tire guy compares the Generals to BFG KOs & when I saw them in person side by side they did look the same. Also Tire Rack prices show the Generals less expensive. Maybe locally its not that way.

    The Destinations are a nice tire & I almost got them when I bought my Silent Armors. I wasn't looking for as beefy a tire as the General or BFG since my application was different.

    I dunno, guess the poll will help ya. good luck with the purchase.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:25 AM
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  5. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    Joe B

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    Firestone Dest AT in a heartbeat over General's.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    I have the Firestone Destination A/T's right now and so far so good. I had Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revos before these which were GREAT tires. I read a lot of great things about the Destinations and they were cheaper than the Revos so went with them this time around. I don't know anything about the General Grabbers. Here is a picture of Consumer Reports reviews of tires, it might be a year or two old but probably still applies. Hope it helps.

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  7. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    ive learned not to trust what consumer reports says about anything, ive followed their judgment many times and made me look like an ass. so ive decided the best way to decide what you like is more like a trial and error round.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    I agree, I usually use it as a baseline then search the forums high and low for member reviews. Personally I would choose between Nitto Terra Grapplers, Bridgstone Dueler Revos and Firestone Destination A/T. Coincidentally they all got decent reviews from Consumers and reviews I have read online. But I would not soley trust them.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    Joe B

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    Out of those three,I'd go Revos.
    I would have went with the Revos but I couldn't get them is a 265/65R17 from Tire Rack and wanted to stay stock.
    So I went with my second choice,the Silent Armors and like 'em.
     
  10. Jan 26, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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  11. Jan 26, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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  12. Jan 26, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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  13. Jan 26, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    I don't think there was a special, at least I don't remember them saying so. I basically just called a bunch of local places and Firestone beat them.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    i ahve the generals.

    their great and wear down slowly
     
  15. Jan 31, 2009 at 3:25 AM
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    Yes they are.:D Thanks,that's good to hear.:thumbsup:
     
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    or you could just call your local tire guy :D
     
  17. Jan 31, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    I've tried to decide between those two tires before and settled on the Generals since the sections that they got lower marks in at tire rack are actually good in my world! I like a noisier tire, and prefer a rougher ride. I haven't bought them yet because I can't afford them, but I will when I need new tires.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:02 AM
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    ^^^ No noise from mine.:) Coming up on 5k.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    3K on my generals and they are only slightly louder than new. they seem to work well in the snow and mud. price was fantastic as well. my buddy just got the destinations per my suggestions and they look a lot better in person than online imo. cant go wrong with either imo.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    Had the firestones on my old Xterra -- looked great and performed well... :thumbsup:
     
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