General Grabber A/TX Tire Review

December 14, 2020

 

The Grabber A/TX by General is their newest All-Terrain Tire and is already being called the greatest All-Terrain Tire on the market. But is this all talk or is it true? We are here to break it all down for you guys. Read below to learn more about The General Grabber A/TX.

 

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Table of Contents

1. Who Is General Tires?

2. Overview

3. Tread Design and Compound

4. Sizing

 

Who Is General Tires?

 

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General Tires was originally founded in 1915 and based out of Akron, Ohio. They offer aftermarket tires for cars, crossovers, sport utility vehicles, light trucks, and even commercial trucks. They aim to create durable, high-performance tires, and give you a comfortable ride. They are a big competitor in the tire industry with their value-oriented prices. 

 

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Overview

 

The first thing we wanted to point out, is that the A/TX could easily be confused with the previous model, the AT2 Line. They both have almost identical center tread patterns. But the biggest, most noticeable change is the staggered and blocky shoulder lugs and side biters, as you'll notice that they are much more defined than the AT2.

 

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The X in A/TX means that it's designated by General Tire as a hybrid or crossover tire. It was designed to be a blend of General X3 mud terrain with a more robust sidewall and aggressive shoulder lugs and General's previous AT2 altering to give it respectable on-road handling and a quiet ride plus lots of great traction characteristics without sacrificing off-road performance.

And that's where you guys that have daily drivers who still need their Toyotas, Jeeps, trucks, or SUVs to handle well on the road, last a good amount of miles, and still take you where you need to go off-road are really gonna like this tire.

Almost everyone we talked to that had the A/TX, gave it a more than an acceptable review. In fact, it's the tire choice for popular overlanders like Expedition Overland, for example, who have been running General Tires since they started. 

 

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Tread Design and Compound

 

From a distance, the tread design looks to be compactly designed to help aid in reducing road noise. But at closer inspection, the tread voids and tread depth look like they will do a decent job at evacuating mud as long as you have them spinning at a fast rate of speed. Same with the snow, especially the wet heavy stuff.

With a decent amount of wheel speed, they'll clear out pretty good. Not surprisingly, the A/TX has ample space between the lugs since these are rated as a three-peak mountain snowflake rated tire. This means they've passed a set standard as being a high performing tire in severe winter weather driving conditions.

 

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The A/TX also has ample amounts of various zigzag style siping for extra adhesion on wet or slippery surfaces. This really helps aid situations where you do a lot of winter driving, in areas where studded tires are legal. Stud size for the A/TX is 12 millimeters or TSM number 13.

 

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General also states that they have what is called comfort balanced technology. This is a tread cushioning system built as an extra layer under the tread that is designed to provide an extra level of isolation from road disturbances to help quiet and smooth out the ride for road comfort.

General has also designed the pattern of the tread to pitch in a way that gives it a five road tread block pattern. To give them an ability to continuously bite the terrain below in multiple directions for extra traction in many types of terrain.

Plus the alternating shoulder scoops allow a more wide and open area for additional grip on the rocks and more hardcore situations. The tread compound is also made with technology to provide firm adhesion to the road and rocks plus excellent resistance against chips and cuts.

 

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Sizing

 

General Tire offers their A/TX in 40 different sizes with one of them being a 14-inch wheel size and the rest from 15 inches to 20-inch wheel sizes.

To find all the load rating specs, different sizes, and all the other specs including pricing, they'll all be listed under each A/TX tire on TrailBuilt. 

 

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Finally, like always, when you get a wheel and tire package you will get free shipping, mounting, and balancing. We also offer as low as 0% APR financing! 

 

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