Continental Grabber AT Tyres - 285 R18 60 - Lancruiser 200 Series

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 18:32
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Hello, long time reader and member. I think i have read all the articles on tyres on this forum (thanks to all those who made them). However, i was specifically looking for information on the above tyres and found very little so i thought what better way to than fit a set and chronicle the experience over the next 3 months of treks around NSW, SA and QLD.

Five new Continental Grabber AT 285 R18 60 tyres fitted to a 2011 Toyota Landcruiser Sahara TD that will spend the next 3 months traveling across NSW, SA, QLD and Vic.

Why did i fit these ? Firstly, i wanted to keep the standard landcruiser rims that came with the car. Secondly, these were the nearest tyre to the "legendary" BFG AT. and finally in the absence of a specific Aussie review i decided to attempt to provide it.

I will provide unbiased updates during my travels - warts and all.

If anyone has any specific questions i will try to answer them in the hope that this thread proves useful for others with the 18" rims.

Cheers
Ric

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Reply By: garrycol - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 19:06

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 19:06
Don't you mean General Grabber AT tyres made by the General Tire Company in the US? If they are a Continental tyre can you put up a link to them.

If you mean General Grabber AT then they are a great tyre for the price.

Garry
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Follow Up By: nordi - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 02:31

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 02:31
General Tire is part of the Continental group

http://www.generaltire.com.au/generaltire/

Ron
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 09:33

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 09:33
Careful people. I got a "BLOCKED THREAT" warning from AVG when going to this link.
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Follow Up By: nordi - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 11:25

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 11:25
Re : "BLOCKED THREAD"

PJR, I don't know what is wrong with your AVG, I only pasted the URL. Try this one, go to Generaltire.com.au and click on the right "OUR COMPANY".

Ron
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 11:43

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 11:43
Nothing wrong with my AVG mate. I have set my security level at a high level.

I was just curious. I wanted to see what the side wall ply was. 60 profile is quite low for a lot of offroad stuff so the tyre would need plenty of sidewall protection when pressures are lowered. For the Cordillo Downs Road, the CSR and like places.

I do not really need to go there. Thanks anyway.

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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 12:31

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 12:31
I also got the threat blocked warning from my antivrus system.
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 12:45

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 12:45
Can't hurt to be carefull. Hey Garry.
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Follow Up By: Member - Genesis (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 15:05

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 15:05
Yes Garry you are correct - thanks for the correction.
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Reply By: Bazooka - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 11:02

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 11:02
Thanks Ric. If it's not rude to ask - how much each were they? Will be looking for new boots myself in about 3-6 months.

Had not heard of them or seen them advertised until your post. They get a pretty decent response from US users on Tirerack.com

A large number of Tire Rack reviews here.

Survey results of AT tyres: Tire Rack AT survey results
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Follow Up By: Member - Genesis (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 15:07

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 15:07
Hi Bazooka,

no issue at all sharing the info.

I rang 3 dealers and the best price was 395.00ea incl fitting, balancing and wheel alignment here in Melbourne

I have read the reviews on the links you gave and your right plenty of info in the US and not much here which i why i thought i would provide an "amateur review" :)

Cheers
Ric
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 17:11

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 17:11
That seems a bit high - 255/60 R18 sell for about $275 fitted so $395 for the larger tyre seems a bit high.

These guys give good prices for General Grabbers to members on the Landrover Forum so you might want to check them for pricing.

Tyrepower camberwell
468 Burwood Rd Hawthorn
VIC 3122
03 9819 1500
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 20:12

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 20:12
Gday
Get a price on some Kumho tyres. I purchased 285/75/16 for less than $250.00 each.
They are cheaper from Tyre Power and are a good tyre.

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Follow Up By: Bush Wanderer - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 21:16

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 21:16
The price for 18 inch is a different world.....they will get cheaper one day.

Cooper LTZ in WA 285/60-18 fitted at $380 each.
Kumamoto same size $390.

BW.
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Follow Up By: Bush Wanderer - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 21:18

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 21:18
Kumamoto should be kumho.

285 width is not cheap in 18's.

BW.
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Reply By: Lomax & Troopy - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 09:59

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 09:59
general grabber AT2 in the 285 size are $260 cost price. I know because I am very lucky. so haggle away guys. you should be able to get them down to $320 per tyre. just ask really nicely.
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