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Just got back from getting 4 new General Grabber AT2's on my 06 Commander Limited. Replaced the stock Forteras and went with 255/70/17 since I have the RC 2 inch lift already. The stock tires with the lift looked a little wimpy, but I have to say that these new tires really fill out the wheel well nicely!

Got these from tirebuyer.com. Ordered on Monday night, FedEx delivered on Thursday morning. Price per tire was $141. Using TRUCK40 coupon code, dropped the total cost down $40. Plus, General has a $70 rebate as well. Total price shipped to my door was $585, $515 after rebate.

Initial thoughts. The tires looked huge sitting in my garage. I questioned if they would actually fit on the front, but trusted this forum's size recommendation. There is very little room between the suspension bolt and the tire (1/2 inch?), but no rubbing so far.

The tread is very aggressive. I have had BFG all terrain KOs on trucks in the past. These are a mirror image for almost half the price. They ride very quiet for an aggressive tire. Very little hum if any. The rig seems to handle so much better than with the stock Forteras (nearly 40K miles on them).

I am looking forward to seeing how they handle WI winters. Last winter was a very snowy one, and I told everyone I knew that this Jeep was the best vehicle I have ever driven in the snow (deep stuff too), and that includes Chevy trucks (with BFGs), Dodge Dakota (with BFGs) and an Xterra (with Firestone Destination ATs). And that was with the Forteras!

I am still up in the air on adding 1.25" spacers, only because the tire is so close to the suspension. That will really make these tires stand out. But the added cost is not in the budget, and I fear that it could lead to alignment issues leading to premature tire wear. I may just leave it as is.

Struggling to attach a few pics. My phone takes pics that are too large to attach here. Any suggestions on how to upload those?

Hopefully these tires live up to their bad ass looks.
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OK, I figured out how to compress my pics using JPEG-Optimizer.com. Nice tool.

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Those look great!

Thanks for the review. I'm on the lookout for tires ATM.
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I have the AT2's in 265/70/17 with 1.5" spacers. They handle great and look great! Make sure you rotate them regularly.

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I put these (but P225/75R-15 size) on my Daughter's '95 Jeep Cherokee that was only RWD with an open differential. She was going to school in NW Pennslyvania (lots of snow in winter). With the earlier set of ties, she litterally had to leave her jeep at the bottom of hills and walk back to her apartment several times in the snow. I never got to drive her Jeep in the snow, but she did tell me they were awesome in the snow and she never got stuck trying to climb a hill in snow again.

The only drawback I would say, they don't have as long of a tread life as the Goodyear Forteras, which have an insanely high tread life. I would suspect the tread pattern would make for a little more road noise and roughness on the highway, but its still plenty comfortable, that has been my experience with the BFG All Terrains I have put on my Commander.


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So, after a bit more driving, I do find these grind just a bit when the wheel is at full crank. I am trying to find out if 1.25 or 1.5 spacers might help. It seems to me that if I add that amount of space, it will push to tire out too much so that it rubs on the plastic liner in the wheel well when you crank it (back part of wheel well).

When others have done the pinch weld mod, do you remove the plastic wheel well liner?

Any help is appreciated.
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So, after a bit more driving, I do find these grind just a bit when the wheel is at full crank. I am trying to find out if 1.25 or 1.5 spacers might help. It seems to me that if I add that amount of space, it will push to tire out too much so that it rubs on the plastic liner in the wheel well when you crank it (back part of wheel well).

When others have done the pinch weld mod, do you remove the plastic wheel well liner?

Any help is appreciated.
https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=8214

Remove liner cut slots in pinch weld, hammer pinch weld with BFH, spray with undercoating or paint of choice, trim plastic a bit, replace liner.
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