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I'm looking int a new set of rims and tires. I noticed General grabbers ( 285-50-20) are very affordable. Are they any good?
 

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General's are junk. That big ole truck deserves better Michelin M/S's...Nothin' but the best. :great:
 

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+1, I run michelin LTS M/S on my suburban, and absolutley love them. I've never known any other tire on my Sub, but I went from Firestones to Michelins on my car, and it DOES make a HUGE difference. Michelins are made from a softer rubber, so they are much softer and give a much smoother ride. You can definitley tell the difference. Plus, the tires last a long time, provided you aren't stupid and mistreat them.
 

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GENERAL GRABBER AT2's ARE AWESOME! Great in mud snow and rain and are also a very soft tire for a lot less $ than the michelins.

Actually if you're talking about the less aggressive General tire I have no idea.
 

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Just out of curiosity, do you know why Michelins are hard to find in Europe? I wouldn't think there's any type of embargo or anything going on that would prevent Europe from getting them...
 

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Don't get me wrong. You can get Michelin over here, but mostly for european size cars.

American trucks are quite rare over here, and almost nobody has bigger wheels than the stock size. So big tires are also rare. The only affordable ones are general, Bridgestone, Toyo, Continental, Cooper and Pirelli.
 
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I had General Grabber AT tires on my Blazer for awhile.

If money is an issue, I'd say they'll do...

Back when I had that truck, they were the biggest tires Sam's Wholesale carried and I could find none anyplace cleaper in 32x11.50 if memory serves...
 

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The only affordable ones are general, Bridgestone, Toyo, Continental, Cooper and Pirelli.

I know that the coopers are good tyres. Ive put them on many trucks at work and they wear well, providing you have a good alignment, and last long enough. Once you step up to anything larger than say 18" you are already taking a hit on ride quality so no matter what tyre you put on its not going to be as good as original.

Also Hankook makes a good 20" and above tyre. Check them out.:great:
 

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michelins are junk. i had a set on my 2001 dodge ram and i would get stuck on flat ground. They have no tracktion at all from my experance. But if u like to do smoke burn outs they leave some nice rubber on your rear quater panal...:rofl:
 

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its just my opinion and we all no what opinions are like. They may be a good highway tire but for winter they suck. Is that better????????? LOL
 

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We are both about to get whooped with snow. Hang on we'll soon find out. :gasp:Then again maybe I'll just stay the hell off the road tonight.
 

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We are both about to get whooped with snow. Hang on we'll soon find out. :gasp:Then again maybe I'll just stay the hell off the road tonight.
first thing tomarrow morning im going drift busting with the burban. 25 to 30mph winds there should be a few out there that need to be blown up. got 100ft of chain just in case though...
 

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Generally speaking (pardon the pun) General tires are inexpensive and I think they do fine, but they never have the really agressive tread pattern that I look for when I go off-road. Is that a tire that you want to go off-road, trail riding, mudding or something like that with ??
 

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No, I guess 99% of the miles I drive are on roads. Not much chance of going off-road in the Netherlands.
 

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Check out this link for Tirerack.com
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compa...20&pagenum=1&pagemark=1&x=60&y=12&RunFlat=All
You can compare the different tires to see which suits your needs the best.

I personally didn't like the Generals on my burb. It gave a ride like I had stone wheels from the flintstone mobile on it. I went with Kuhmo AT's but you can't get those in the size you're looking for. Not sure if Tirerack will ship to the Netherlands though.
 

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The grabber AT2's are aggressive and ride nice and smooth in my opinion. Cant beat em at 109 a tire
 
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