any one heard of general tyers

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 18:29
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i want to buy a set of AT.s and was going to get bf AT.s as i allways got a good run out of them one dealer had general brand US made. they were about $300 each; nearly same tread pattern as bf goodrich any one got an opinion. cheers warren
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Reply By: GoneTroppo Member (FNQ) - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 18:35

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 18:35
They were OEM fitment on LR Defenders, maybe still are.
The AT came out way on top in a very well conducted Tyre test in the UK Land Rover owners mag. (LRO) Beat BFG AT by some margin.

The test may be still around online somewhere.
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Reply By: mechpete - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 19:44

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 19:44
general tyres were oem fitted to GMC ambulances in victoria
several years ago . there were copmlaints of poor handling
from lots of staff ,they seemed to be soft in the walls and eventually we switched to bridgestone ,bfg , and michelin a noticable inprovement in stability .
cheers mechpete .
general are big in the states for heavy equipment tyres .
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Reply By: troopy 2005 - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 19:59

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 19:59
Look around and youll see which tyres sell in Australia.
Landrover aren't going to dump on their OE tyres .Check on some of the 4x4 mag websites.
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:55

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:55
Neither do Toyota, but just about every toyota owner replaces the OE tyres with something else once the OE tyres are stuffed, if not before.

Disco.
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Follow Up By: troopy 2005 - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 08:28

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 08:28
You better beleive it ,try stopping a troopcarrier on dunlops in ithe wet .They lock up even before you put your foot on the pedal.
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 07:53

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 07:53
Warren,

Have been doing a bit of research with a view to getting a cheaper AT tyre predominantly for road use.

Have a look at Electra Ironman, Silverstone, Hercules, Jetzon and Eldorado (Several of these companies have the same tyres produced in the US and just badged for each company.

Check out the Chapel Corner Tyres website

Chapel Corner Tyres

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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 08:46

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 08:46
TerraTrac by Hercules are made in Taiwan ,excellent all round tire for a reasonable price , had em on the 80 series , now have bfg on the rodeo and big chipping on the front inside 50mm tread , recon the bfg s are over priced and over rated so going back to the TerraTrac.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 17:01

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 17:01
Further to that Warren,

I bought a set of Ironman LT66 tyres today in a 26575R16. $180 each fitted.

Ironman LT 66

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Reply By: Member. Rob M (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 17:53

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 17:53
Warren,

I have been running General Grabber AT2 tyres on my 100 series for about 14 months ( 65000 klms ) and they have worn and behaved very well. Mainly bitumen and unfortunately minimal offroad use, although they did perform well in all conditions.

I would recommend them for the price, but will probably replace them with BFG or Coopers next time.

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