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Opinions on General Grabber HTS

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by kingston73, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Jan 20, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    kingston73

    kingston73 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So researching tires, still a ways off before buying but having trouble narrowing it down. Any of you have experience with the Grabber HTS? It's not an A/T tire, but some reviews I've read say it's got as much snow traction as some A/T's. I'm probably about 95% on-road and want something that gets good snow and rain traction.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    I just got them installed today and with only a few miles on them driving home. I can only say that they are extremely quiet. I decided on them because they seem to be very popular on the forum and Tire rack list them as a best seller.

    I will report back when I get some miles on them. We may be getting some snow this weekend.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    bishtacova

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    If you could include a side snapshot of how they look on your truck I would be extremely grateful. Thanks!

    quote=MStef66;1339425]I just got them installed today and with only a few miles on them driving home. I can only say that they are extremely quiet. I decided on them because they seem to be very popular on the forum and Tire rack list them as a best seller.

    I will report back when I get some miles on them. We may be getting some snow this weekend.[/quote]
     
  4. Jan 21, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    As a follow-up question to my original, I know lot's O people on here upsize from 265/70 to 265/75. What's the benefits of that, other than looks? Seems like it'll make a heavier tire and that's all. Anyone who's done the upsize, any handling differences at all?
     
  5. Jan 21, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    misterquad

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    The P265/70R16, 4ply? is a car tire and it felt mushy. The LT265/75R16, 6ply felt firmer, heavier and tougher going over potholes but the mileage dropped 1/2 - 1 mpg. Then I went to 265/75R16, E rated 10 ply, really tough, heavy and lost 2 mpg. I am going back to 8 ply.

    I heard someone describe the difference this way. They went from 10 ply back to 6 ply and it was like going into a sensory deprivation chamber.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    Well I have had a chance to put on some miles. First, they are not steller in the snow though I didn't buy them for snow. They get by OK though.

    I bought them for a quiet tire and this is where they shine. Road noise is minimal. We took a 800 mile trip and these tires made the trip that much more comfortable.

    I wouldn't mind them being better in the snow but I am considering separate wheels and snow tires for winter. We'll see.

    Below is a picture of the tire.

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  7. Mar 21, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    We had them on a 1999 Durango at work...They performed excellent in the snow.

    But I know the 4x4 Durango weighs much more than a Tacoma

    Good tire for the money
     
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