General Grabber AT2 opinions

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Matt, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Matt

    Matt Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    2,398
    Likes Received:
    964
    Looking for new A/T tyres and these rate better than the Destination A/T's for the snow that I was looking at.

    Any real experiences with these? Not looking for this is better than that replies, I'm not buying TKO's.

    Thanks fellas.
     
  2. whitetailchaser

    whitetailchaser Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    17
    I just put a set of these on about 1 month ago. I've driven in rain, ice and a dusting of snow so far and they handled great. They are also a very quiet tire on the highway. I am very happy with them and the price was great.
     
    Matt likes this.
  3. SnowBlazer

    SnowBlazer Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    2,222
    I never ran them but they look like knock off Ko2s. Look at the tread pattern. I was actually very close to buying these before the Dynapros. Dynapros sucked, no grip in mud or snow. Hot the ko2s now and they are great.
     
    Matt likes this.
  4. AWD V8

    AWD V8 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    249
    No particular experience with those model of Generals, but I've had 3 sets of Generals on vehicles over the last several years, not ONE issue or complaint.

    They got traction, ride smooth, balance easy, track well, last long, and the price is good.

    I'll just keep buying them.
     
    Matt likes this.
  5. HARDTRAILZ

    HARDTRAILZ Moderator

    Messages:
    42,475
    Likes Received:
    10,127
    I like General but if I was grabbing some AT tires i would be looking at Cooper. I put the Cooper ATP on dad's silverado for him after the Wildpeaks wore out in 12K miles and he has had real good luck with them. Been a year or two and they have good tread left. Quiet, ride good, look good.


    --Edit: that was not meant to be this is better, but just more info. I would not hesitate to bolt the AT2 on a vehicle. I think they are good solid AT tires and prolly do everything you want. Just tossing some experience in for reference.
     
    Matt and SnowBlazer like this.
  6. Matt

    Matt Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    2,398
    Likes Received:
    964
    No worries Kyle, I took it as you meant it.
     
  7. Snailblazin'

    Snailblazin' Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    58
    I had a set of these on my bus and even with the copious amounts of hp's that bitch puts out she had no trouble in the snowy hills. They always came highly recommended by everybody I've talked to, tire pros and regular joes. The price is usually right too. I think they're even stamped as a snow tire, and they'll take studs, if one was so inclined.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
    Matt likes this.
  8. dkvasnicka

    dkvasnicka Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    161
    Only some dimensions of AT2 are stamped with the mountain flake symbol. Now the question is whether it's some kind of business tactic or whether those dimensions that don't carry the stamp really didn't pass the tests (my bet)... that would worry me, personally, and I would look at tires that have the 3PMSF symbol across the whole range.
     
  9. Matt

    Matt Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    2,398
    Likes Received:
    964
    Got a quote yesterday for $696 out the door. Next best was $750. I "was" looking at Destination AT's and they were around $850.
     
  10. djthumper

    djthumper Administrator

    Messages:
    13,313
    Likes Received:
    2,963
    Admin Post
    These are on my TB Cooper Discoverer AT3.

    There are on the Silverado Cooper Discoverer ATP.
     
  11. Snailblazin'

    Snailblazin' Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    58
    That business about some tires carrying the snowflake and some not was the deciding factor in not buying them...for me, at least. I pressed the pros about whether the tires only passed the severe service test from Transport Canada (it used to be called that) because of the stud-ability of the tires but they couldn't give me an answer. It was the same thing with the Goodyear Duratracs.
     
    Matt and dkvasnicka like this.
  12. Wishbone

    Wishbone Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    133
    I've got them Matt, and I love them. I got them through a friend who works at Continental and was able to share their employee discount, so the price was considerably less.
     
    Matt likes this.
  13. Matt

    Matt Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    2,398
    Likes Received:
    964
    Thanks Uncle J!
     
    Wishbone likes this.
  14. fletch09

    fletch09 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    1,632
    IMO stay away from the Destination A/T's. they are great in snow/snow packed.
    but for just wet traction they suck. when i was lifted i bought a set for winter and a set for summer. (since i switch rims per season) and still am running them. they are constantly breaking traction on just wet roads.(Chicago area) , or maybe i just have a lead foot.
     
    Matt likes this.
  15. littleblazer

    littleblazer Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    5,790
    Likes Received:
    2,863
    We had a set of the transforce Firestones on the Sierra and they broke free when new. Now this is with 2k over the rear axle. I have since not liked Firestone tires....
     
  16. Matt

    Matt Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    2,398
    Likes Received:
    964
    I had them before the LE2's and that's what I noticed about them as well. Terrible in the wet but really very good everywhere else.
     

Share This Page