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I got some new General Grabber HT-S tires yesterday. Size 225/70-16, the same as my old Cooper ATRs.

So far I like them a lot. Very quiet and smooth. The tread appears to be decently aggressive. I hope they do ok in the snow.

I also considered Cooper HTs, Geolander HT/S, and Firestone Destination LE, along with a 2nd set of ATRs. The price was very good, so I decided to give these a shot.

My camera is not working, but I’ll get some pics soon.

I checked my odometer and speedometer with my GPS to see what affect/change these tires would have. So I checked w/ my GPS trip meter and set the trip odometer on my E this morning.

It was 57.8 miles driven on the GPS. It was 57.3 miles on the car.
This means that I should be adding about 2 miles to the distance traveled when I fill up my car at about 200 miles traveled.

Using my last fill up for reference: 208miles (odometer) and 8.8 gallons = 23.6mpg. Using GPS miles that would be 23.8mpg.

These new tires read slightly short of true mileage. The stock tires were a bit over true mileage, but I didn't keep carefull records to help support this. Sorry. I think it is safe to assume that a measured 23.5mpg w/ the stock tires was closer to 23mpg.

With my new Grabbers:
At 60mph (GPS) the car reads 60.
At GPS 65 the E is saying 65.
At GPS 70 the E is needle is on the bottom of the 70mph mark. Hard to say...69-1/2? Close enogh for me.

At 35mph they were both about the same, but I didn't get any nice steady consistant streaches at that speed to know for sure.

I think 225/70 is a great size for the E.

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Oh sure- you're just waiting to show them off at the Lancaster meet this weekend, right? :wink:
 

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I live near a General tire plant. Only idiots, retards, ******* social misfits work there. They go on strike, shut the plant down every fall for deer hunting season, then again in the spring for the crappie run.

I would never buy Generals
 

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Oh sure- you're just waiting to show them off at the Lancaster meet this weekend, right? :wink:
Yup...gonna test 'em in the rain, and on wet manure!

Maybe I'll bring my new buddies from Kentucky to do some official "rubber testing." They gots sheeps in Lancaser too right?!


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The trip will be a great way to check out any differences in fuel mileage...and we'll have a nice quite ride out and back on the highway.

Here is a pic of one of my ******* buddies who has been livin' in Lancaster area too long....he thinks he's part Amish!


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Consumer Reports just gave the General Grabber HTS's, their highest rating for pickup/suv all season tires.
 

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So anyways....I called down to Kentucky to see if the boys was interesed in comin' up North for some tire and beer testing. The guy that answered the phone (Bob) said "hell yeah." We got talkin' bout tires (and beer) and he said they don't make the HTS. The plant in Mount Vernon Illinois USA does. I left a message for the guys in IL, but they ain't called back yet.

He said this website can help you find out were your tires were made.

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I don't know a whole lot about them, but I think ElementBryon has a set of these and wasn't really thrilled with them, you might want to check with him.

Have fun with the beer & tire testing :D



 

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*shrug* Been a while since I remember him mentioning something about them, hence why I said to check with him directly :D



 

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They were fine today in the rain. I didn't give 'em the "idot test," (didn't want to drive like an idiot in the wet w/ EOCers around :wink:) but they seemed fine. There were some spots where my old tires (worn) might have hydroplaned, but there was no drama from these tires.

The mpg thing is still up in the air. Only 21.5mpg, but not my normal type of driving either, even though I expected my usual 24mpg. It might not be the tires. I wouldn't expect them to be signifancantly worse than my ATRs in the same size.... time will tell.

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The 225 size looks good on the stock width rims. I'm surprised that a "performance" tire has all the sipings on the outer tread blocks. I think these will be my next tire choice... unless Yokohama makes the A008 in this size.
 
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