The Grabber X3 is General’s Off-Road Maximum Traction tire developed for the drivers of Jeeps, full-size trucks and SUVs and dedicated off-road vehicles who believe adventure is the respectful pursuit of trouble and need a tire with aggressive off-road performance to get them out of any adventure they may find. It is designed to blend durability and extreme traction capability in dirt, mud and on rock without sacrificing on-road comfort.
The Grabber X3 utilizes a robust off-road tread compound molded into a high void, symmetric pattern featuring block chamfers and traction notches for grip in loose surfaces. Evacuation channels clear mud from the tread, while stone bumpers at the base of the grooves help to release stone and debris. Full-depth sipes improve wet and wintertime traction throughout the tire’s life, and the multi-pitch tread block design minimizes the drone of pattern-generated noise to create a more comfortable on-road driving experience.
Internal construction of the Grabber X3 features General’s DURAGEN technology, which consists of a three-ply body casing and twin ultra-high strength steel belts for durability off-road and on. Externally, Sidewall Protection Lugs and Deflection Ribs help defend the tire body and upper sidewall area from punctures while traversing harsh terrain.
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.
To protect the red lettering, follow these instructions:
Do not use gas, alcohol or petroleum based solvents.
Do not use direct high-pressure water.
Avoid rough brushes or any other abrasive materials.
Red Lettering does age during service and may change slightly in appearance:
If hit by debris or curbs, the red lettering may show areas of damage.
In the case of noticeable discoloration, the red lettering should be cleaned with special car cleaners designed for rubber and plastics.
Apply a small amount of cleaner on soft towel and carefully wipe evenly over the red lettering.
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