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General G-Max AS-05 #4701881
03/21/18 12:18 PM
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Need to install 4 tires onto a 2012 MB C250 Sedan that will be sold this year. Backs are currently at 2/32 and Fronts are between 4/32 and 5/32.

The size is 225/45-17 for the front and 245/40-17 for the rear.

Budget is about $500 installed for all 4.

Best option I can find so far, is the General G-Max AS-05 for $450 installed (for all 4). Looking for feedback on the General G-Max AS-05 or suggestions on alternatives within the same price range.

Thanks.

Last edited by The Critic; 03/21/18 12:23 PM.

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2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 131K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: General G-Max AS-05 [Re: The Critic] #4701897
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Should be a very good choice esp in CA. Price is right to boot. Plus not a budget no-name tire. I'd proceed with confidence on those.

https://tirereviewsandmore.com/general-g-max-as-05-reviews/

Re: General G-Max AS-05 [Re: The Critic] #4701908
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If you're looking for something for flip, I'd look into the Sumitomo HTR AS PO2. But those Generals aren't too shabby, they're basically Conti's "value" line but made by them and maybe a generation behind Conti proper.

Re: General G-Max AS-05 [Re: The Critic] #4701928
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My wife has those on her car. I ordered them in store at a Discount Tire and had them put on when they arrived. They are good,but a tad louder than the oem tires were. She has a set of dedicated snow tires so I can't commit on snow performance.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
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Re: General G-Max AS-05 [Re: The Critic] #4702022
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Looks like I can also get the Goodyear Eagle Sport A/S for the same price.

Thoughts?


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2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 131K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: General G-Max AS-05 [Re: The Critic] #4702027
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Probably has a bit more road noise. So I'd say no on those.

https://tirereviewsandmore.com/goodyear-eagle-sport-all-season-reviews/

Re: General G-Max AS-05 [Re: The Critic] #4702088
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Both are totally fine, whatevers cheaper.


2002 VW Golf TDI-Mobil 1 5/40 TDT
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Both fine choices for a car that is getting sold soon.

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Just picked up the car from the tire shop.


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Any initial thoughts on them?

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Hello, anyone home today?

Re: General G-Max AS-05 [Re: SatinSilver] #4710698
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Any initial thoughts on them?


They are nothing special. I would consider them to be a very average tire in all areas.


2011 Toyota Prius - 173k - Various 0W-20 (Brew)
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 131K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30

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