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vince.parker25 06-17-2013 11:37 AM

General grabbers.
 
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?

dawhitesJKU 06-17-2013 12:03 PM

you could check with forum members that have em. pm rmiller31

fljeepleo 06-18-2013 04:34 AM

I have been running them for about 8 months now. I am very pleased with the offroad capability of them. They are extremely quiet on road as well.

krisbman 06-18-2013 09:43 AM

Got em... Love em

vince.parker25 06-18-2013 10:20 AM

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.

fljeepleo 06-18-2013 01:39 PM

You won't be disappointed!

fljeepleo 06-18-2013 01:43 PM

http://www.wranglerforum.com/images/...8183/48725.jpg

They will climb rocks!

dawhitesJKU 06-18-2013 02:15 PM

^i only thought these tires look good in a red jeep... fljeepleo made me change my whole perspective. very very nice.

krisbman 06-18-2013 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3873745)
^i only thought these tires look good in a red jeep... fljeepleo made me change my whole perspective. very very nice.

They look the best on green jeeps!!!

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fljeepleo 06-19-2013 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3873745)
^i only thought these tires look good in a red jeep... fljeepleo made me change my whole perspective. very very nice.

Thanks! The red accents look good on green jeeps

vince.parker25 06-19-2013 09:46 PM

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Still like red jeeps. ;) sort of a before and after look. Front still how it was when we bought it. Can't wait to get everything on it.

vince.parker25 07-28-2013 08:55 AM

Does anyone have them in a bigger size than a 35". I definitely feel like my jeep needs at least 37" for how tall it is.

Rmiller31 07-29-2013 01:24 AM

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.

http://imageshack.us/a/img515/2519/w0oa.jpg

WXman 07-29-2013 08:38 AM

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.

vince.parker25 07-29-2013 10:05 AM

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"

WXman 07-29-2013 10:42 AM

I've heard good things about them offroad. The 4Wheel Parts store in Nashville had them on display and they looked great. They can probably get you the larger sizes.

Rmiller31 07-29-2013 10:51 AM

Its a comp tire. Off road use only. The 37 isn't dot Approved

Its a softer compound from what I understand so I can't attest the how they would do on rocks

vince.parker25 07-29-2013 11:36 AM

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.

vince.parker25 07-29-2013 11:39 AM

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I saw these on Craigslist. Never seen anything like them.

krisbman 07-29-2013 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by vince.parker25 (Post 4015653)
I saw these on Craigslist. Never seen anything like them.

Someone hot knifed them babys!

Rmiller31 07-30-2013 01:29 AM

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.

vince.parker25 07-31-2013 05:16 PM

Even in a 32x12.50 you wouldn't ever put them on a jk that's a DD? Was thinking about putting them on my girlfriends jeep.

krisbman 07-31-2013 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by vince.parker25 (Post 4025300)
Even in a 32x12.50 you wouldn't ever put them on a jk that's a DD? Was thinking about putting them on my girlfriends jeep.

Got em on my TJ, its my DD. 33x12.50 15. Love em. Just filled up today, got 16.92 mpg. Yeah theyre heavier but i like to think of it as more traction

Bronek 07-31-2013 05:39 PM

33x12.5x15. No complaints about them whatsoever.

vince.parker25 07-31-2013 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by krisbman (Post 4025308)

Got em on my TJ, its my DD. 33x12.50 15. Love em. Just filled up today, got 16.92 mpg. Yeah theyre heavier but i like to think of it as more traction

Lol is that good for a TJ? I have no idea. And this jeep will never see off road. The only reason I like them is because they are cheap with our tire guy.

krisbman 07-31-2013 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by vince.parker25 (Post 4025635)

Lol is that good for a TJ? I have no idea. And this jeep will never see off road. The only reason I like them is because they are cheap with our tire guy.

Yes

AAONMS 08-01-2013 09:50 AM

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.

vince.parker25 08-01-2013 01:46 PM

Huh. That's an interesting point. It says it can be wiped though to help. I wonder if like a good tire shine wax every so often would help.

vince.parker25 08-01-2013 01:52 PM

One thing I've noticed as well I went to tire rack and it seems they don't have a 33x12.50 in a 16 inch rim. The only size is the 315/75r16 which I know is close To a 35.

vince.parker25 08-02-2013 11:51 AM

Okay. I found something weird. On tire rack 35x12.50r15 are cheaper than 33's? Why?


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