you just made me feel even better about my decision- thank you!! The tire rack comparisons and the pros’ reviews sealed the deal. I was concerned about the KO2s in rain from a friend’s experience and reviews. These seem to perform all around better. Thanks so much for your feedback!!Congratulations! And *thumbs up* as i have been a fan of Generals for decades going back to the 1960s when I purchased my first set for a '62 Chevy Nova SS. In the mid-70s, I purchased another set --the first radial tire I had purchased-- for a 1972 Mazda 616 that for some reason had bias-ply tires. What a difference in handling I remember it being going from bias-ply to a radial ...after that, I was hooked on radials for sure but also on General Tires.
I'm an old fart so many of you probably don't remember the "Sooner or Later You'll Own Generals" advertising song ...I think it was around the early 70s when it was popular (GO HERE to hear it on youtube). It sticks in my mind to this day and find myself singing it to myself every time I buy tires! LOL --as the last set I purchased was for my Subaru Outback (50k+ miles and they still look new).
I have owned two sets of Grabbers for pickups I've had in the past and liked them. They gave years of service with long tread life and just a great tire all around. Never had a flat with any of the Generals I've owned but that has really nothing to do with tire itself ...just luck. Nonetheless, it just gives me another small justification to keep considering Generals when shopping for tires.
You made a good choice in my opinion. Since you said you purchased at Tire Rack, you've seen their survey rating results but I'll take a quick screen shot for others who might be interested in the comparison with the KO2. And like the KO2, they're made in the U.S. Plus, the Grabber A/TX is more than $30 LESS money per tire.
And here's a recent review from FourWheeler mag on the Grabber A/TX using a TJ:
General Grabber A/Tx Tire Review
From TireRack BFG KO2:
From TireRack General Grabber A/TX:
...and no, I'm no, I don't work for General but just a fan :P