General Tire's DOT-Approved Grabber Tire - Grabbing DOT Approval
General Tire Launches Its Latest Tread
By Agustin Jimenez, Photography by Agustin Jimenez, General Tire
We're pretty greedy when it comes to what we (consumers) want in a tire. We want a tire that can sling mud, grip sharp rocks without coming apart, and hold up at high speeds in the desert while having perfect steering input the whole time. Some of us also want it to be quiet on the road while simultaneously having a long tread life and an aggressive tread look.
General Tire developed its DOT-approved Grabber to handle the extreme while still holding up as a daily-driven tire for the average enthusiast. When General Tire decided to launch its DOT-approved Grabber in Tooele, Utah, in July, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to see how these new street-legal treads performed. The Grabber is like a jack of all trades that can crawl, sling and grip with the best of them.
The Grabber's tread was designed using strake and chamfer technology. The diagonal tread v
We got to test the DOT-approved Grabbers on a rock course at Miller Motorsports Park. We t
The red label lettering is actually a vulcanized piece of rubber that is inserted into the
We also tested 33-inch Grabbers on Trophy Lite trucks. The amount of grip was incredible d
The true test was a ride-along with BJ Baldwin in his Trophy Truck. We strapped in as fast
Before the sun went down we jumped on the road heading toward the mountains to test the Gr
By Agustin Jimenez
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