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Old 11-21-2014, 11:44 AM
Location: Oceania
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Originally Posted by nirvana07 View Post
I am looking to buy all season tires, snd General Altimax RT 43 has good reviews on tirerack.com. The tires seem to be fairly inexpensive though, at $72 per tire.

Does anyone have an experience with General tires, specifically the one that I have mentioned?

According to the commercial..."Sooner or later..."
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:18 PM
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Its easy to make tires las;t use harder compound rubber. The trick tho is to make them last reasonable time; provide good traction as used or all around and not become noisy. Like everything a compromise usually.
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:23 PM
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My Colorado came with General's on it new.. I never felt comfortable on them.. I had no problems with the wear, the grip seemed to be there.. So, certainly, don't take this as telling you not to get them. They just didn't 'feel' good to me on my truck. Can't put my finger on it.. Always felt like the vehicle was going to spin out, especially in the rain.

I went to Uniroyal Tiger Paws, which my old S-10 had.. And those things wore out in no time. The last set that I put on it were Goodyears, and i've been pleased with them.. Even though they were the cheap-o Walmart Goodyears.
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:41 PM
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Originally Posted by manyroads View Post
I'm glad you posted this thread, Nirvana, because I need to get a new set of all season tires for my car soon and am also considering the Altimax RT43. Looking at a website for one of the big tire shop chains where I live (Mavis Discount Tire), 83% of those who bought them say they'd buy them again. With a treadwear rating of 700, you should get a long life out of them (with regular rotation and alignments, of course).

I haven't had Generals on any of my previous cars, but I was happy with the Yokohama Avid TRZ and Hankook Optimo H727 as all season touring tires. You might want to consider those as well if you can get them for a comparable price.
Actually, the reason we got the Altimax RT43 on our van was all the problems we had with the Yokohama Avid TRZ tires.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:59 PM
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Thanks a lot for your comments and posts. I am in Central Wisconsin, so need an all season with decent grip on snow as well. My use is primarily in the city, so does not warrant a set of snow tires.

I was looking for all seasona on tirereck.com, and altimax RT43 seems to have a good balance of dry, wet and snow grip. it is bested by Michelin Premier, which is 125+ per tire.
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