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Old 11-20-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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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?

Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I had a set but didn’t keep the truck long enough to know. But I agree price certainly is attractive but don’t let it keep you away.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:17 PM
 
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been a number of years, but i have owned generals. they seemed to be as good as any other tire on the market. i would buy another set.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I have General Altimax something on my Honda Civic. They're great, long tread life.
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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Had a 91 F-150 with Generals. Ran them for 55K miles and they started to get sidewall cracks (weathered) after a few years, gave them to a friend who had a beater F-150 and they lasted another couple of years. No issues. I would buy them.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I have the Altimax Rt 43s on my van now. Best tires that I have had on this van so far. I'm y with them.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: 4222'55.2"N 7124'46.8"W
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I don't have the Altimax, but I have the General Grabbers on my truck. They are known as a good budget tire brand. They're not the best at anything, but they perform adequately in almost every category. The one complaint is their low tread life compared to other brands.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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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?

Thanks.
Not much help for your particular Generals, Nirvana . . . nor do I live in a area requiring All Season Tires, however . . .

I have had General Grabber UHP's on my Chevy SSR for about five years now and they have performed flawlessly. In fact, so much so that when their time is up I will more than likely replace them with another set of Grabbers.

I sure hope this helps a little.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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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?

Thanks.
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.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Maine
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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?

Thanks.
My previous car had a set of General Altimax Arctic studded snow tires on it when I bought it. They still had a good life left on them when I sold the car three years and 70,000 miles later (so probably about 25,000 or 30,000 miles on the snow tires, plus whatever the previous owner had put on them before I bought it). They gripped in a snowstorm almost as well as an all-season tire grips in a rain storm. When I bought my current beater, I bought a set of the same tires for it.

I have no experience with their all-season tires, but if their snow tires are any indicator of quality, I have no reason to think you'd be disappointed with their all-seasons.
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