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Old 03-16-2019, 07:50 AM   #1
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GENERAL G-MAX RS XL - Anyone tried these tires?

I just ordered a set of General's new summer tires, has anyone tried them yet? The price and early reviews make them seem like a no brainer...
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:05 AM   #2
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Lmao, I am actually researching the hell out of this tire at this exact moment. The price point (mail in rebate also) has me seriously considering these. I am about 90% convinced to give them a try.

I just want to make sure they can handle stage 2 power and it seems like they should more then capable.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:07 AM   #3
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I've been intrigued by these but I'm hesitant since they don't have a ton of reviews yet. They seem fantastic, especially at rebate price, but I'll probably go with tried and true Firestone Indy 500's.

In for your opinions!
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:33 AM   #4
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It's still a little chilly to put them on here in Ohio, but I am eager to try them. My shop does lots of racing and even the Michelin lover racer there says it's a no brainer to give them a try on the street. Can't wait to see.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:42 AM   #5
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Just ordered a set. Will report back how they are.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:31 AM   #6
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I almost got these, because the price was right, but then heard they could be a little noisy and went with a more conservative (and longer life) DWS06 instead. I know the Extreme Contact Sport would've been the better choice, grip wise, but I wanted a longer lasting tire in general...so that's my reasoning for not going with them.

What's weird though is that when they had people review them last year, they were saying they'd have a 45k mile warranty on them.....but now that they're out, there's no mileage warranty:
https://www.hotrod.com/articles/gene...ires-are-made/

Kind of a bummer
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:38 AM   #7
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https://www.hotrod.com/articles/gene...ires-are-made/

hmmmmm
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