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We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about General Altimax Arctic. You can agree or disagree with these conclusions by voting for or against any item:

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Many drivers mentioned the fact that these tires ensure confident snow and ice handling.
A few drivers mentioned that they were impressed by the smooth and quiet ride of this tire.
The satisfied drivers said that these tires were worth the money they paid.

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Some drivers complained that the tires didn't last long and that the tread wear was rather quick.

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General Altimax Arctic

Description

Studdable winter tire for passenger vehicles, light trucks, crossovers and SUVs designed to offer high levels of traction at low temperatures.

  • All-weather dual tread compound for exceptional cold-weather flexibility and excellent wet traction
  • Multi-angle sipe system with 270 degrees of sipes adds biting edges that enhance traction
  • Directional pattern with center stability rib improves water evacuation and straight-line stability
  • Reactive Contour Technology (RCT) reacts to different road conditions, maintaining optimum road contact throughout the life of the tire

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22 September, 2018 11:44 by Logan
4
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Comfort
Dry Performance
Price/Quality
A good mix of responsiveness, quietness, and smoothness over rough pavement.
Comments
I had these tires on my WRX and STI then on my  GTI  and GOLF R.  They are not very good on ice without the studs , but overall I think there is no better tire for the money. I had them in 205/50/17 on all my vehicles. Narrower tires, higher pressure on to the snow and more grip. Also cheaper and more sidewall for a greater protection. I did the mistake and bought my first set for my STI  in the 235 size.....was very disappointed in snow, they were plowing over the snow/slush   and had very bad wet traction.  In the cold dry weather they were great though.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
General Altimax Arctic
Car Type
Passenger
Season
Winter
Rim Diameter
13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 "
Width
175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 285 mm
Aspect Ratio
45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
No
Speed and Load
Speed Index
Q (max 100 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

General Altimax Arctic Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features
R13 175/70 R13 82Q 175/70 R13 82Q
R14 175/65 R14 82Q 175/65 R14 82Q
R14 185/65 R14 86Q 185/65 R14 86Q
R14 185/70 R14 88Q 185/70 R14 88Q
R15 185/60 R15 84Q 185/60 R15 84Q
R15 185/65 R15 88Q 185/65 R15 88Q
R15 195/55 R15 85Q 195/55 R15 85Q
R15 195/60 R15 88Q 195/60 R15 88Q
R15 195/65 R15 91Q 195/65 R15 91Q
R15 205/60 R15 91Q 205/60 R15 91Q
R15 205/65 R15 94Q 205/65 R15 94Q
R15 215/60 R15 94Q 215/60 R15 94Q
R15 215/65 R15 96Q 215/65 R15 96Q
R16 205/55 R16 91Q 205/55 R16 91Q
R16 205/60 R16 92Q 205/60 R16 92Q
R16 215/55 R16 93Q 215/55 R16 93Q
R16 225/55 R16 95Q 225/55 R16 95Q
R16 225/60 R16 98Q 225/60 R16 98Q
R16 235/75 R16 108Q 235/75 R16 108Q
R16 235/85 R16 120Q 235/85 R16 120Q
R16 255/70 R16 111Q 255/70 R16 111Q
R17 205/50 R17 93Q 205/50 R17 93Q
R17 215/45 R17 87Q 215/45 R17 87Q
R17 215/50 R17 91Q 215/50 R17 91Q
R17 215/55 R17 94Q 215/55 R17 94Q
R17 225/45 R17 91Q 225/45 R17 91Q
R17 225/55 R17 97Q 225/55 R17 97Q
R17 235/65 R17 108Q 235/65 R17 108Q
R17 235/80 R17 120Q 235/80 R17 120Q
R17 245/65 R17 107Q 245/65 R17 107Q
R17 245/70 R17 119Q 245/70 R17 119Q
R17 265/70 R17 115Q 265/70 R17 115Q
R17 265/70 R17 121Q 265/70 R17 121Q
R17 285/70 R17 121Q 285/70 R17 121Q

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22 September, 2018 11:44 by Logan
4
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Comfort
Dry Performance
Price/Quality
A good mix of responsiveness, quietness, and smoothness over rough pavement.
Comments
I had these tires on my WRX and STI then on my  GTI  and GOLF R.  They are not very good on ice without the studs , but overall I think there is no better tire for the money. I had them in 205/50/17 on all my vehicles. Narrower tires, higher pressure on to the snow and more grip. Also cheaper and more sidewall for a greater protection. I did the mistake and bought my first set for my STI  in the 235 size.....was very disappointed in snow, they were plowing over the snow/slush   and had very bad wet traction.  In the cold dry weather they were great though.

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