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General Grabber AT/x Tested In Mud, Snow, And On The Road With Our 2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ
We live the on- and off-road life with the General Grabber AT/x and a 2005 Wrangler Unlimited.
The General Grabber AT/x comes badged with a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake, so we wrapped a set around the wheels of our 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited LJ and headed into some inclement weather to see how the tires performed.
You can have your General Grabber AT/x tires in sizes from LT235/75R15 to LT325/60R20, and from 37x13.50R20LT down to 30x9.50R15LT. The 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (you might know it as the LJ) accepts 30x9.50R15LT tires, and we chose to have our white letters facing outward while maintaining the factory wheels. Each tire weighed in at 37 pounds, measured almost exactly 30 inches in diameter, and showed 16/32 of tread depth before beginning duty.
Our General Grabber AT/x tires saw their fair share of highway miles on the commuter/adventure Jeep Wrangler Unlimited; however, when we were given the opportunity, we steered them headlong into a springtime precipitation event in the nearby mountains. We began at lower elevations with significant rainfall pooling on the roadways. The General Grabber AT/x tires directed water from beneath the treads in a hurried manner, preventing our Jeep from hydroplaning.
As we gained elevation, we steered into dirt that had been transformed into slightly sandy terra cotta mud. We climbed rolling hills, traversed murky puddles, and challenged the tires with hubcap-deep slimy ruts. The General Grabber AT/x tires performed just how you would want an all-terrain to perform in the mud. You won't be winning any mud bogging competitions, but throw in a dose of momentum and mucky trails shouldn't be a cause for concern when your vehicle is out on the job or exploring.
You might be asking, "Is the General Grabber AT/x a snow tire?" Well, there are provisions for studs to further improve wintertime traction, the sidewalls are emblazoned with the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake, and we observed no shortcomings when the roads turned from brown to white. The increased siping in the tread pattern held onto the snow, allowing us to churn further through the trails than we'd have been allowed by your typical all-season tire. We were also impressed by the lateral stability when faced with off-camber trails that could have caused sideways slippage.
Further testing for our General Grabber AT/x tires includes a barrage of gravel roads, sand, and lower-pressure endeavors through the rocks. Bookmark fourwheeler.com, follow us on Facebook, and scroll through our Instagram for more on our experiences with General Tires.