General G Max AS 05

The General G Max AS 05 is a Ultra High Performance All Season tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre has been replaced by the General G Max AS 07.

Dry Grip 74%
Wet Grip 66%
Road Feedback 78%
Handling 74%
Wear 82%
Comfort 78%
Buy again 76%
Snow Grip 50%
Ice Grip 45%

Tyre review data from 5 tyre reviews averaging 69% over 128,500 miles driven.

The G Max AS 05 is ranked 15th of 23 All Season Ultra High Performance tyres.

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2023 Tyre Reviews UHP All Season Tyre Test - 6th of 7 tyres

  • Positive - Affordable with solid warranty, and comfortable ride.
  • Negative - Dry and wet braking could be improved.
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2023 Tyre Tests

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    Top 3 General G Max AS 05 Reviews

    Given 64% while driving a Chevrolet Malibu LTZ (235/50 R18) on mostly motorways for 28,500 average miles
    I used them in a 2013 Malibu LT 2.5, I only did 45 thousand kilometers with them, before I had Goodyear Eagle LS2, where I felt more grip in the curves. What I liked about the G-Max tires is that they have a bead that protects the rim, during the life of the tires they have never had flats and the appearance of the tire seemed like new without using Armor-All. Conclusion, it has an average grip in both dry and wet conditions, the price is high, and I don't think I'll buy them again.
    Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on April 24, 2023
    Given 58% while driving a Tesla Model S (245/45 R19) on a combination of roads for 40,000 average miles
    Great for the price for dry weather. But in anything other than dry it can be very sketchy. Additionally caused my car to wander on the highway a lot, almost like constantly being hit by cross winds. Just be aware of this characteristic.
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on February 12, 2023
    Given 86% while driving a Toyota Yaris (195/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    Fantastic sporty daily driver tire. The turn is response in my experience is awfully alot like the Hoosier A6...its that tight. The tire is predictable and fast. I have raced competitively on these tires and they do well considering its not a race tire. Snow traction is manageable and decent given the sporty tendacies of the tires. If you know how to drive in the snow you can get by with these however they do not hold a candle to dedicated snow tires. So if you live in an area that sometimes like to throw a snow event after you take off the snow tires these are fine. Tire wear is well given the abuse I put them thru. The turn in response alone is worth buying the tire...the fact that its a really good all arounder is a plus. Will buy again...and again. I wish they had fitments to put on my other cars.
    Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on June 21, 2021
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    Given 79% while driving a Ford Mustang (235/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    I bought these tires for my 07 Mustang after the summer tires I had on previously "aged out", and I wanted a tire that I could leave on all year instead of swapping to winter wheels/tires and back as I had been. Previous to that were the stock Pirelli P Zero's. This is an inexpensive tire, and price played a big role in my purchase, as the car is a daily driver, not a race car. That said, I was blown away by the steering feel, and handling. Low noise, and decent comfort too. I avoid driving in snow with them, but they seem to deal with it fairly well, but obviously not a winter tire. I have the Gmax RS summer tires on my 2013 Mustang, and prefer the AS-05's in every way for road use, to the point that I'm probably going to swap out the RS's for some AS-05's.
    Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on February 16, 2021
    Given 63% while driving a Hyundai Genesis Coupe V6 (245/40 R19) on a combination of roads for 40,000 spirited miles
    These came on my car when I bought it. I destroyed the fronts autocrossing but the rears are just dying now. I've done about 40k miles on the rears and 12 autocrosses. When newer, the tires provided adequete levels of grip for the street and behaved well in the rain. When pushed to the limit they make lots of noise and inform you what they are doing. Steering feel is decent, definitely better than a budget all season. I would not recommend using these in snow, the BFG Sport comp 2 A/S is a much better UHP all season in the snow. The rain perfomance was decent when new, but when getting towards the end of its tread life the tire compound hardens and becomes sketchy in the wet. TL;DR great all season tire that lasts a very long time, just don't use it in snow. Would buy again for a daily.
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on July 8, 2019
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