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Old 11-27-2011, 09:23 PM
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Tire Sizes & Grabber Opinion

Gents, or female dirt lovers, I have two questions for the board of experts:

1) With regards to 15", 17" or 18" wheels, is it just a matter of preference and look or do 35" tires as an example on 15" wheels give more, or possibly less flotation when airing down, riding bumps, mud, etc? I have an 05 Rubicon with 35's on 15" wheels. I bought it this way but I'll be replacing the tires soon. Before I do though I'd appreciate some advice on whether or not I should replace my wheels also? Not looking to spend money if I don't have to and I realize this setup works fine but again, would like some advice.

2) Has anyone had a chance to run the new General Grabber both on and off road? Opinions? I ride canyons, forest roads, Moab, some mud but not extreme, some snow but not a ton, rock crawling, etc but this is also a daily driver. Taking that and the fact that I live in So Cal into consideration, what say you? It may look clean here but it's definately not a mall crawler. I go out of my way to look for mud, rocks, snow, sand and anything else I can find to get away from traffic and people!

As always, thank you kindly for your advice and opinions!

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I should also mention that the General Tire I'm asking about is the standard General Grabber, not the AT2. It's this one -
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That's the red letter. Its almost 2xs the price.
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Actually they're not. Listed at regular price from 4Wheel Parts at $217.00 per tire.
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When I was pricing them ar 31" they were 195 where the at2 was 125.
That's not bad for a 35" tire at all...
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If you compare this to others in the same style range, $217 is pretty fair. Not sure you'll find anything in the 33-37" range for $125 per tire, at least not ones I would trust through a rock bed or on a slippery slope!
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If you WHEEL frequently then the 15" combination is the way to go. It offers more sidewall protection and more floatation when aired down (when comparing eqaul sizes with different rim diameters).

As far as the Grabber goes, this model does great off-road and has pretty decent ride quality for how aggressive the tread pattern is. The only down side I have seen with this model is in-regards to longevity. Most guys are seeing 25K to 30K miles out of a set. This however is on heavier truck applications so on a Jeep you should see more life.
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Thanks as always for the feedback!
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Any pics of the at2s on a JK in either 33x12.5R15 or 35x12.5R15?
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Any pics of the at2s on a JK in either 33x12.5R15 or 35x12.5R15?
i would just look through Google Images for them. Sorry, I don't have any.
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Any pics of the at2s on a JK in either 33x12.5R15 or 35x12.5R15?
We don't have any pics of the AT2 but here are a few shots of the Grabber mounted on Level 8 ZX wheels.



With optional Rock Rings installed

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Those look great. Are they 35's on 17"?
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37's on 17's. Its hard to tell by the pics but this Jeep is a monster. The owner has now upgraded to 40's!

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