General G Max AS 05 Tire Review

Replacing their distinguished G-Max AS-03, General launched its new tire under the name G-Max AS-05 in May 2017. General G Max AS 05 Tire is an ultra-high performance all-season tire that promises to offer an amazing experience to the drivers. Whether you want it for your sports car or for your luxury sedan, General is ready to serve you with their contemporary G-Max AS-05.

General G-Max AS-05 is loaded with smart features. One of them is Smart monitor tread indicators which indicate visually when the tire needs to be replaced. G-Max AS-05 is also adorned with the General’s Visual alignment indicator to indicate when the alignment has to be fixed.


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General G Max AS 05 Tire Review

General G-Max AS-05 comes with unique GripTread technology and an asymmetric tread pattern which helps in boosting the traction on wet/dry pavements. These features also help in providing more responsive handling and cornering grip. The G-Max AS-05 is designed to give a longer tread life with General’s StabiliTread Technology. This technology also enhances the tread wear of the tire by creating a larger contact patch.

G-Max AS-05 comes in 54 sizes ranging from 16-22 inches with a W-speed rating. The list of all the tire sizes offered by General is given below.

General G Max AS 05 Tire Sizes

16″

195/50R16 84W BSW

205/45R16 83W BSW

205/50R16 87W BSW

205/55R16 91W BSW

215/55R16 93W BSW

225/50R16 92W BSW

225/55R16 95W BSW

17″

205/40R17 84W XL BSW

205/45R17 88W XL BSW

205/50R17 93W XL BSW

215/50R17 95W XL BSW

215/55R17 94W BSW

225/45R17 91W BSW

225/50R17 94W BSW

225/55R17 97W BSW

235/45R17 94W BSW

235/50R17 96W BSW

235/55R17 99W BSW

245/40R17 91W BSW

245/45R17 95W BSW

245/50R17 99W BSW

275/40R17 98W BSW

18″

215/40R18 89W XL BSW

215/45R18 93W XL BSW

225/40R18 92W XL BSW

225/45R18 91W BSW

225/50R18 95W BSW

235/40R18 95W XL BSW

235/45R18 98W XL BSW

235/50R18 97W BSW

245/40R18 97W XL BSW

245/45R18 100W XL BSW

245/55R18 103W BSW

255/35R18 94W XL BSW

255/40R18 99W XL BSW

255/45R18 103W XL BSW

265/35R18 97W XL BSW

275/40R18 99W BSW

19″

225/40R19 93W XL BSW

225/45R19 92W BSW

245/40R19 98W XL BSW

245/45R19 98W BSW

255/35R19 96W XL BSW

255/40R19 100W XL BSW

275/40R19 101W BSW

20″

245/35R20 95W XL BSW

245/40R20 99W XL BSW

245/45R20 103W XL BSW

255/35R20 97W XL BSW

255/45R20 105W XL BSW

275/35R20 102W XL BSW

275/40R20 106W XL BSW

22″

265/40R22 106W XL BSW

 

Overall thoughts

AS-05 is better than its predecessor, AS-03, in terms of traction and cornering stability making it a top dog in the market. General’s contemporary G Max AS 05 tire will give you a comfortable and quiet ride. It comes with a 500 UTGC rating and we think that it can compete well with its contemporaries like Michelin AS3 Plus, Continental DWS06, and others.

Talking about the overall performance of AS 05, it is highly recommended by us. It can be considered as one of the best ultra-high performance tires. If you are someone who loves driving and are looking for outstanding traction and cornering performance then AS 05 should be on your list. G Max AS 05 can go with a number of vehicles mentioned in the following column. 

Pros

  • Dry and wet traction
  • Outstanding cornering grip and stability
  • Comfortable ride for UHP tire
  • Treadlife better than average

Cons

  • Too early to know winter performance

What Vehicles Will General G Max AS 05 Tire Fit?

  • Acura TL, RL, RSX
  • Audi A6, A4, A8L, TT
  • BMW 135i, 545i, 550i, 750Li, M5, M3, 330i
  • Buick Regal, Lucerne
  • Chevrolet Corvette, Impala, Monte Carlo SS, Camaro, Cobalt, Cruze, Malibu
  • Chrysler 200
  • Dodge Charger, Avenger, Challenger
  • Ford Mustang GT, Fusion, Focus, Explorer, Contour
  • Honda Civic, CRZ
  • Hyundai Sonata, Veloster
  • Jaguar XKR, XK8
  • Lexus GS350, GS430, IS300, LS460L
  • Lincoln LS
  • Mazda3, RX-8, Miata
  • Mercedes-Benz E550, SL55, SL500, SLK320, CLK430
  • Nissan 370Z, Maxima
  • Pontiac GTO, G8, G6, Grand Prix, Trans Am
  • Scion TC
  • Subaru Legacy, Outback, Impreza, BRZ
  • Volkswagen Jetta, CC Sport, Passat, GTO, and many others

Price range

The General G-Max AS-05 ranges from approximately $98 and goes higher depending upon the tire size and other factors. You may get discounts, rebates, and special offers on this tire occasionally as decided by the manufacturer.

Warranty

General G Max AS 05 Tire comes with a 45-day or 2/32 inch of wear customer satisfaction trial assurance. Tread warranty of 50000 is also provided by General. Along with this, a 6-year warranty is given on material and workmanship. This also includes first-year or first 2/32 inch free replacement. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

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