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General Grabber Red Letter Tire Review

Bruce Smith November 25, 2010

Tire Review: General Grabber 



Continental’s General Grabber makes its way from off-road racing to the jobsite



By Bruce W. Smith

Red-letters on the side of tires is a rarity on the street, and even more so around the jobsite.

So, too, is the tread design found on the Grabber pickup tires, which are the newest addition to the revived General Tire brand Continental Tire is showcasing as their performance arm.

The red letters spelling out “General Grabber” combined with deep, curving grooves that form a series of odd-shaped diagonal tread blocks, are eye magnets wherever you drive.

But during the past month I’ve found these new pickup tires excel at more than just attracting appreciative looks; these are some of the sweetest truck treads to come along in quite some time for overall on- and off-pavement performance.

Postle’s Tire Barn in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, mounted and balanced a set of 35×12.50R18LT red-letter (SRL) Grabbers on 18×8.5-inch Dick Cepek flat-black, spoke Torque wheels.

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