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Old 07-01-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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New Tires. G-Max AS-03 (pics on pg. 2)

So my dealership told me that the noise ive been having is reverberations from my pirelli's or something like that, and that the only way to be sure was to get new tires. I really like the Continental DWS's, but $1200 is a little out of my price range. plus the rears always seem to be on backorder. My next choice would probably be the Yokohama Parada's, but i hear they are no where near as good as the DWS's. Now I see General G-MAX AS-03, but I have never heard of that brand. And there are no reviews for them on tirerack.

So I guess my question is, does anyone know anything about General tires.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....r=RS%20Package

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Old 07-01-2011, 09:04 PM   #2
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Ok found some reviews, and these tires sound pretty awesome. Plus the parent company is Continental. Now if only I could find a site with free shipping.
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:40 PM   #3
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:52 PM   #4
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Have you gotten a second opinion? Same thing as a medical diagnosis. Get a second opinion before you agree to anything.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:17 PM   #5
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Thats why im here. Apparently nobody on here uses them. They only came out in April.
Some other reviews I found by googling, were from some autocross testing. An they were all really positive.

Now another question I have is, since these are going on the same rims as the perelli's. That means the TPMS will be reused right. I dont need anything but the tires. Thanks.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:24 PM   #6
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Not my question. Have you gone to another dealer, ie a second dealership, to have them look at your car? Because you could buy new tires and still have the same problem, then your out like $1200.

But yes you can/could reuse the TPMS sensors, so you would only need tires.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:16 AM   #7
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To answer your ?. I am a tech and we don't have any problems with general tires. They haven't always been great tires though. Nowadays they are good though. I have them on my wifes truck, had them on my TB SS.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:20 AM   #8
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I have been planning to get new tires before the Fall season. So if it's not the tires it will be no big deal, I'll just have the pirelli's for spares. I believe them that it's the tires though. The sound is resonance coming of them and it changes pitch, etc on different road surfaces.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:22 AM   #9
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well about General tires not always being good. Wasn't it recently that they came under Continentals ownership.
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:45 AM   #10
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I am running the General tires on my car. I have had them a few weeks now. They look good and drive fine. The wet and dry traction is good. They only thing I notice different from the Pirelli tires is a slight response delay when turning, like the sidewall is softer.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:51 PM   #11
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Any Idea what the dealership charges to swap tires and reset the tmps.
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Any Idea what the dealership charges to swap tires and reset the tmps.
You don't have to reset anything , just tell the guys to put the sensors back on the same corner that's all there is to it .
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second page in this section you will find the thread I started about this very tire

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=142667&page=2

I have them on the back and I love them, they are agressive looking and grip better than any All Season has a right to. I am very pleased with them!
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Thanks for the info jshaf, I did not see that thread.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:10 AM   #15
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Have you checked with your local Discount Tire? They can get any tire I've ever asked about, and they will usually deal on the price. I always check with them before buying anywhere else - they won't match online prices, but they do offer some pretty good deals. I also like their road hazard warranty (because I tend to pick up nails close to the sidewall whenever I don't have it).
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We have sold lots of the new General G-Max tire. Everything I have heard and the testing I have seen has been very positive. Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions. I am here to help.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:11 PM   #17
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Rudy I put my order in today, and your my sales contact.
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Awesome! Thank you for your order. Please let us know how you like the new tires.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:38 PM   #19
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How about Hankook Ventus V12 evo. Anybody have feedback on these? Have read some reviews and they been getting high marks.
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Rudy I may be contacting you about the road hazard protection in a few days. we will see.
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You are definitely low on options right now. I actually had the DWS on a G35 previously and it just wasn't as good of a tire as everyone claims on the boards (in my opinion). The tire did very well in terms of water traction and was fairly quiet but just didn't love to its expectations around the corners.

Pirellis would probably be my fav out of the group but I realize that its a summer tire and won't last as long or do well in the winter. Prada Spec is more of a light truck tire and would be ok but I imagine won't be a great cornering tire for the fun vehicle that you have. And, General, well they have gained reputation in recent years especially through Consumer reports but I'm not sure about the Altimax option.

I'd almost say get a pair of unmatched pairs or change sizes a bit and try to include Michelin Pilot sport PS2 http://tirevan.com/tires/brand/Miche...rtA32XPS2.aspx
or even try to find some Kumho's http://tirevan.com/tires/brand/Kumho...TA32XKU31.aspx

Let us know what you go with! G'luck.

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So my dealership told me that the noise ive been having is reverberations from my pirelli's or something like that, and that the only way to be sure was to get new tires. I really like the Continental DWS's, but $1200 is a little out of my price range. plus the rears always seem to be on backorder. My next choice would probably be the Yokohama Parada's, but i hear they are no where near as good as the DWS's. Now I see General G-MAX AS-03, but I have never heard of that brand. And there are no reviews for them on tirerack.

So I guess my question is, does anyone know anything about General tires.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....r=RS%20Package

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How about Hankook Ventus V12 evo. Anybody have feedback on these? Have read some reviews and they been getting high marks.

The Hankooks are excellent and scored at the top of a car and driver value tire test. Very good all around summer performance dry/wet performance at a value price.
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Thanks for the info jshaf, I did not see that thread.
no problem, how are those Igee covers holding up?
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:27 PM   #24
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I love them. A guy at the dealership asked about them. Wondered how I got factory leather front seats with cloth in the back.
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I love them. A guy at the dealership asked about them. Wondered how I got factory leather front seats with cloth in the back.

LOL....I had to reinstall the drivers side bottom but mine look great. they attach in an unorthadoxed mannor but once there stretched on they look awesome and look as good as most factory leather covers.
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