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post #1 of 11 Old 05-31-2014, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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General grabber red letter

I have a 2 door 2014 rubi x (4:10 gear) coming in a week or two and am loving the looks of the red letter general grabber. I really want to stay with a load c tire for a soft ride as I have a long list of spine troubles.

The 33x12.50/17 tire shows 70lbs.
Is that a lot of weight?
Anybody running these?

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I used to want those same tires, but in doing my research I read several reviews that mentioned they didnt have a very good tread life. But heres some good info, you can see how they compare to other tires out there: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=ORMT
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I ran these for several years. Absolutely the worst tires ever. Once the initial tread wears down they are like driving on rocks. They are designed for desert racing not for street. Soft compound on a very stiff compound. The "Red Letter" is a sticker that comes off if you take your Jeep into the mud or rocks. If you plan on doing any rocks forget about traction with these. They are like driving with butter on your tires.
Looks over function is what you get with these. If you are a go fast racer on short track these are good tires. If you are driving around town fugetaboutit!


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They were ok tires. I didnt notice a rough ride or horrible wear but they are very poor at self cleaning. If you get thick mud in them they're done. They also didn't have the best traction in wet stuff. Mine were E rated 35s.


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ugggg now i don't know where to go.

i am glad i asked the question.

Seems all tires with 17" rim unless you go with a 35 are all D & E rated.
I really don't want those stiff tires.

I gotta have the rugged look of a mud terrain cuz i love it.

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ugggg now i don't know where to go.

i am glad i asked the question.

Seems all tires with 17" rim unless you go with a 35 are all D & E rated.
I really don't want those stiff tires.

I gotta have the rugged look of a mud terrain cuz i love it.
Even though E rated they have a very good ride and aren't stiff at all. I have run 35s and now 37s. Good wear, not much road noise, and good in the mud too. They are a great all around tire.

http://www.americastire.com/dtcs/tir...HINT|pc|92342&


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maybe look at the 285-70-17 instead. that'll put you a shade smaller than 33, but might give you some options

many of them are just load range D (8 ply)



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re:General grabber red letter

you have a long history of spine issues and you bought a Jeep Rubicon two door, huh? Great idea.
Before I started lookin at any type of tire upgrades , I would take the moolah and buy some nice Twisted Stitch ,Corbaux, PRP or a Mastercraft Baja suspension seat and brackets, if these are indeed serious spinal issues. Just the two cents of someone that spends a LOT of time in a JK with stock seats.....


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you have a long history of spine issues and you bought a Jeep Rubicon two door, huh? Great idea.
Before I started lookin at any type of tire upgrades , I would take the moolah and buy some nice Twisted Stitch ,Corbaux, PRP or a Mastercraft Baja suspension seat and brackets, if these are indeed serious spinal issues. Just the two cents of someone that spends a LOT of time in a JK with stock seats.....
I knew a guy like you wouldn't be far away.
5th 2 door jeep even. ha

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I had them and they did not last long at all.

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