So I have been searching online for some general grabber red letter reviews. But to no avail. I have yet to find a good in depth review on the grabbers. I have seen a lot of discussion on a fee forums from when they first came out but no real reviews. We have 35X12.50R15 Grabbers but we have yet to take the jeep out. Anyone running these tires or find a good review?
Well it's good to hear from some people who have them! I can't wait to pull the jeep off the lift and try em' out! I already knew they'd be amazing in like desert race conditions. But I really wanted to make sure they could crawl rocks as well.
They don't make them larger then a 35 for the street that I'm aware of, the ones i have seen that are 37's are comp tires. Over all they're great. I've had them down to 10psi and wheel a lot of creek beds with tire killer trails and I've yet to have any problems. I rotate them every 3k and they are wearing well. I'd say I will get 40k out of them.
The only bad thing about them is weight. They are heavy as hell. They will absolutely destroy any fuel economy and panic braking ability you have currently. I personally would never run them on a DD. They are way heavier than everything else in their size. Good tires, and tough as nails, but way too damn heavy.
~Lots of modded Jeeps and a Toyota 4Runner~
Well this jeep will rarely ever see the road. So I don't mind the fuel. Just a weekend toy so I think we should be good. We get them from a tire guy and he said he didn't stock anything over 35. But a 37" would be really nice. Where do you get the 37"
From what I understand. I forget where I saw this. But they have two different tread designs.
You think the soft compound wouldn't crawl well? And I read that they are only released to race teams and you have to know someone to get a hold of them.
I'm not sure how they will do on rocks with the softer compound. From what I understand it's made for racing in the desert. I've not looked into the comp version too much so I was just saying my statements were only valid for the street legal version.
If I were going to license the jeep and drive it on the road tho I'd have a dot tire. If someone hits you or you hit them it leaves you open to get sued.
One thing to consider is the durability of the Red lettering.
From TireRack.com: *Red Letter Information and Care Instructions
Red letter sidewall styling is derived from Grabber off-road racing tires and affixed to the tire as a vulcanized label that requires special care and can be damaged by contact with curbs and off-road hazards.
What not to do with the Grabber red lettering:
· Do not use gas, alcohol or petroleum based solvents.
· Do not use direct high-pressure water.
· Avoid rough brushes or any other abrasive materials.
Red Lettering does age during service and may change slightly in appearance:
· If hit by debris or curbs, the red lettering may show areas of damage.
· In the case of noticeable discoloration, the red lettering should be cleaned with special car cleaners designed for rubber and plastics.
· Apply small amount of cleaner on soft towel and carefully wipe evenly over the red lettering.