The Grabber is General Tire's Off-Road Maximum Traction tire developed for light truck enthusiasts driving full-sized trucks that enjoy challenging off-road driving. Born from short-course and desert racing competition, the Grabber combines red letter sidewall styling*, rugged good looks, an aggressive tread design and three-ply reinforced casing to stand up to off-road challenges and on-road conditions.
The Grabber features General Tire's Duragen compound molded into their patented Strake & Chamfer symmetric tread pattern. Strake grooves sweep from one shoulder to the other to open the tread lug-face to the terrain while chamfered lug corners create pockets throughout the pattern to expose the edges of adjacent lugs enhancing traction in mud, dirt and silt. The Grabber's vertical-edge shoulder blocks (which alternate between being stepped in and out) and multi-angled sidewall protectors work to deliver side bite and puncture protection. The Grabber tread design is refined with General Tire's Acoustic Modulation Sound Technology (AMST) a sound wave suppression technology that helps reduce tire noise on the road.
The tire's internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon on top of a tough, three-ply reinforced casing designed to stand up to off-road challenges and on-road conditions. General Tire's Reactive Contour Technology promotes even tread wear throughout the life of the tire.
While Off-Road Maximum Traction tires, which are often called mud tires, are branded with the M+S symbol and able to churn through deep snow, their typical oversize applications and the absence of snow-biting sipes in their large smooth lugs can challenge their on-road wintertime traction on packed snow and icy surfaces.
Red letter sidewall styling is derived from Grabber off-road racing tires and affixed to the tire as a vulcanized label that requires special care and can be damaged by contact with curbs and off-road hazards.