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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:26 am    Post subject: Re: General Grabber review. 215/65/16 Reply with quote

ALIKA T3 wrote:
A customer just bought these tires, so I decided to compare them with my BFG AT KO.

Almost the same!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: General Grabber review. 215/65/16 Reply with quote

ALIKA T3 wrote:
A customer just bought these tires, so I decided to compare them with my BFG AT KO.

Almost the same!!
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I was looking for comparisons online and bumped into this video on sidewall strength. There are both LT-C and LT-D in BFG KO3's - not sure which one he is examining.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnLxXUNtPTw
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: General Grabber review. 215/65/16 Reply with quote

Once driving on Ds in a van close to GVWR, you'll never wants Cs again.

Statement applies to both pavement and dirt.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:05 pm    Post subject: Re: General Grabber review. 215/65/16 Reply with quote

I had General Grabber AT2s in 215/70R16 and would not recommend them to anyone after getting two flat tires simultaneously in the middle of Death Valley earlier this year. I have to add that they were brand new at this point with only a couple thousand miles on them. I definitely agree with the others earlier in the thread regarding the load range.

I now have BFG KO2s in 245/75R16 load range E and made it back through Death Valley no problem, and I really beat on them.

The difference in sidewall stiffness between the General Grabbers and KO2s is significant. I could push my thumb into the Grabbers like they were loaves of bread (while they were filled with air pressure to spec), the KO2s feel like solid rubber in comparison.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:04 am    Post subject: Re: General Grabber review. 215/65/16 Reply with quote

They need more sipe's to make them a better winter tire even with the studs installed.
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