General Grabber Red Letter Tire Review & Rating
The Grabber Red Letter from General is the company’s maximum traction tire that is designed for drivers of 2WD and 4WD trucks and SUV’s. The Grabber sports an attractive red lettering sidewall to go with a tough 3-ply tread construction for the most challenging of terrains.
General Tire uses their tough Duragen tread compound and patented Strake & Chamfer tread pattern that provides vertical edge shoulder blocks to resist sidewall punctures and increase grip on all types of terrain. You’ll notice the shoulder blocks have an alternating step in and step out design to them. Chamfered lug corners deliver increased traction in dirt, sand, silt and mud, which is an area this tire excels in.
The latest in road noise reduction technology isused by General on this tire as well. Acoustic Modulation Sound Technology is the name for it, and it noticeably helps reduce outside noise, which is often mentioned by other drivers in reviews of this tire.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts with a 3-ply carcass for added strength and durability. Tread life is enhanced through Reactive Contour Technology that works to provide more even tread wear and a longer lifespan. The Grabber Red Letter is available in 15-20 inch sizes, and with load ratings up to an E.
- Very good grip on dirt, sand, gravel and rock, snow
- Steering provides good feel
- Smooth and comfortable ride on the highway
- Excellent tread life
- Tires are not siped for added wet/snow traction (Siping is optional though)
This is one unique looking tire to be sure. We really like the Grabber’s red lettering, but even more, we like that you have the option of having it black instead. So it satisfies the tastes of everyone, which is nice because this tire performs quite well even if you don’t care for the red in the lettering.
The tire provides excellent performance on a variety of off road terrains. Airing the tires down to 22-25 psi gives this tire great traction on rocks, deep sand, etc. The ride on the highway is smooth and comfortable, and road noise is not a big distraction.
Wet and snow covered road traction is one area to be aware of. The tires are not siped, so things may get a little slippery if you’re not careful. You can get the tires siped, which we feel would be the way to go. The cost is minimal and well worth it.
You can expect a longer lasting tread life on this tire. We’ve heard of drivers getting 60,000 plus miles out of the tread. Overall, this is not only a great looking tire, but has the performance to match its looks. We rank it in the upper half of tires in this class.
What Vehicles Will The Grabber Red Letter Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Chevrolet Silverado, Colorado, Avalanche, Envoy
- Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, Expedition, Explorer
- GMC Sierra, Canyon
- Honda Pilot, CR-V
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Nissan Pathfinder, Titan
- Toyota Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia
31X10.50R15/C 109Q SRL
33X12.50R15/C 108Q SRL
35X12.50R15/C 113Q SRL
LT265/75R16/C 112Q SRL
LT285/75R16/E 126Q SRL
LT315/75R16/D 121Q SRL
33X12.50R17/C 105Q SRL
35X12.50R17/E 121Q SRL
LT275/70R18/E 125Q SRL
33X12.50R18/E 118Q BSW
35X12.50R18/E 123Q SRL
35X12.50R18/E 123Q BSW
LT315/50R20/D 112Q BSW
35X12.50R20/E 121Q SRL
35X12.50R20/E 121Q BSW
Prices on the Red Lettering range from approximately $180 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
General provides a limited tread warranty on this model. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth. A 30-day customer satisfaction trial is also provided.
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