Any reason not to buy General Grabber AT2s?

Andrew Prince

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Crispin said:
Some questions:

The Grandtreks felt more sure-footed when driving over 40 in a straight line. There is an odd "sensation" that these feel like they want to fall off. Is that normal with AT tyres? There is no problem as a quick swerve and the truck changes direction, so it's more a sensation than real. (If that makes sense)
It's probably just down to the thicker, stiffer sidewalls of the AT2s. For sure you should expect the ride to be a bit different with a slightly less sharp response but also some deadening of bumps in the road. Not sure about the "wanting to fall off" - can you describe this sensation a little more clearly? :lol: Also have you checked that all the studs were properly tightened? :twisted:

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Wanting to fall off:
When driving in a straight line on a smooth road, sometimes the steering "wobbles" or pulls to one side (slightly) but is very "loose". It's as if you drove into a pothole / one wheel through a deep puddle but there is no resistance.

I really don't know how else to explain it. Still not sure if it is my imagination :oops:

I asked him to inflate them to 3/3.5bar (not sure what that is in PIS :cool: ) but will double check.

Andrew - there is no deadening of bumps in the road with these. Compared to the Dunlops, they feel like rocks. Pressures were the same.


I do like them though :D
 
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Mine felt a bit vague sometimes too mate, sometimes it pulled one way then sometimes the other.

Answer: Change the steering rack bushes for polybushes.

Now it's sharp and direct.
 

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So after deflating to 30PSI as per Tommo's recommendation, these things are well behaved on road as well. The drive back from the plain on Saturday had none of the "weirdness" I felt earlier. Far more behaved.
They also have a slight bulge in the sidewall now and not like a drum skin anymore...

They also behaved nicely at Salisbury Plain on Saturday...
 

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Yes. We had actually driven past it. Found it (Bulford Camp IIRC) and then saw on memory map we had actually driven past it. Went up and played around a bit up there and came back down, called it a day.
Going up was uneventful, was very dry. The dunlops last time did not complain, Tony also had no issue. All that flint makes for a lovely surface.

I did contemplate going down the one Tommo said was hairy in the wet (it looked dry on the day) but chickened out...
 
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