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General G-MAX AS-05: Excellent Traction & Handling on Both Dry or Wet Surfaces

8.1Expert Score

Ultra High Performance All-Season

Wet Performance
Dry Performance
Winter & Snow
Ride Comfort
Treadwear performance
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The General G-MAX AS-05 is a tire that provides its owner with excellent dry and wet traction. The tire delivers enough ride comfort for the driver and a good tread lifespan makes General G-MAX AS-05 durable for a long time. The tire has a good grip in winter, however, deep snow and ice may become a challenge for General G-MAX AS-05.

  • Excellent traction and handling on both dry and wet surfaces
  • Pleasant comfort and ride quality
  • Good tread lifespan
  • May be noise sometimes
  • Not for deep snow and ice conditions
General G-MAX AS-05 outperforms 93% of tires in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category.

General G-MAX AS-05 Tread Pattern & Technical Specs

The Ultra High-Performance All-Season G-MAX AS-05 tire was created by General for drivers of sports sedans, sports cars, and sporty coupes who want a tire that reliably combines performance handling in the dry and wet with confident grip in all seasons, even light snow.

The G-MAX AS-05 uses SmartGrip Technology and an all-season composite molded into an aggressive, asymmetric tread pattern to provide sporty handling and all-season gripping. The strong center rib offers a steady on-center feel and decent steering, and the large, sturdy tread blocks on the outboard and inboard shoulders provide superior levels of traction for assured high-speed handling.

General G-MAX AS-05 Tread Pattern

The high silica content of the tread and four wide circumferential grooves for greater hydroplaning resistance assist with wet traction. The all-season solution is enhanced by the biting edges required for grip in icy conditions, which are created by specifically engineered block edges and strategically positioned tread sipes.

The G-MAX AS-05 features a two-ply sidewall structure for increased durability and greater handling response. Two wide, high-strength steel belts are supported by the casing, and a one- or two-ply polyamide reinforcement adds strength for high-speed capabilities.

Wet performance

The General G-MAX AS-05 is a great tire for wet performance. It delivers enough to feel through the steering wheel along with secure braking and high-speed stability. The tires also do great on wet roads, with phenomenal hydroplaning resistance. Overall, the General G-MAX AS-05 is a great tire for wet surfaces.

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Hydroplaning Resistance
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Dry performance

The General G-MAX AS-05 tires are some of the best on the market in terms of dry performance. They provide excellent grip and stability on dry surfaces and are great for high-speed driving. The tires also offer great braking and acceleration, as well as amazing steering and cornering ability. Overall, the General G-MAX AS-05 is a great choice for dry-weather traction.

8.9Expert Score

Cornering stability
Dry traction
Steering response

Comfort performance

The General G-MAX AS-05 is a great tire for those who want a smooth and comfortable ride without sacrificing performance. These tires provide nice ride quality, and while they may seem to someone a little noisy, they are still a good choice for anyone looking for a comfortable ride.

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Winter & Snow performance

The General G-MAX AS-05 has nice traction in light to moderate snow. It’s also applicable on flat terrain. However, the deep snow or ice is not the strongest side of the General G-MAX AS-05. This tire is a decent choice for those drivers, who are looking for minimal snow and ice winter traction.

7.7Expert Score

Light Snow Traction
Deep Snow Traction
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The General G-MAX AS-05 is a great tire for those who want a reliable and affordable tire that offers excellent traction on both dry and wet surfaces. It also provides good winter traction, although it is not the best choice for deep snow or ice conditions.

The tread lifespan of the General G-MAX AS-05 is also quite good, making it a great choice for anyone looking for a durable and long-lasting tire. However, the noise level of the tire may be something to keep in mind, as it can be quite loud at times. Overall, the General G-MAX AS-05 is a good all-around tire that offers good value for the price.

Tire sizes & specifications

Tire sizeLoad index/ Speed ratingUTQGMax loadMax InflationTread DepthTire WeightWheel DiameterRim Width RangeMeasured Rim WidthSection WidthTread WidthOverall DiameterRevs Per MileCountry
195/50ZR1684W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″17 lbs165.5-7″6″8.5″6.6″23.7″877FR
205/45ZR1683W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″19 lbs166.5-7.5″7″8.1″6.9″23.3″892FR
205/50ZR1687W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″20 lbs165.5-7.5″6.5″8.4″6.8″24.1″862DE
205/55ZR1691W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″21 lbs165.5-7.5″6.5″8.4″6.7″24.9″834US
215/55ZR1693W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″20 lbs166-7″7″8.9″6.9″25.3″821CZ
225/50ZR1692W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″22 lbs166-8″7″9.2″7.5″24.9″834DE
225/55ZR1695W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″23 lbs166-8″7″9.2″7.3″25.7″808DE
205/40ZR1784W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″17 lbs177-8″7.5″8.4″6.9″23.5″884FR
205/45ZR1788W XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″19 lbs176.5-7.5″7″8.4″6.9″24.3″855FR
205/50ZR1793W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″21 lbs175.5-7.5″6.5″8.5″6.7″25.1″828FR
215/45ZR1791W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″21 lbs177-8″7″8.5″7.2″24.6″844US
215/50ZR1795W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″22 lbs176-7″7″8.9″7.2″25.5″815FR
215/55ZR1794W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″22 lbs176-7.5″7″8.9″7.1″26.3″790FR
225/45ZR1791W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″22 lbs177-8″7.5″8.9″7.7″25″831US
225/50ZR1794W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″23 lbs176-8″7″9.2″7.5″25.9″802US
225/55ZR1797W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs176-8″7″9.2″7.3″26.7″778US
235/45ZR1794W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″23 lbs177.5-9″8″9.3″8.1″25.3″821US
235/50ZR1796W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″25 lbs176.5-8.5″7.5″9.6″7.8″26.3″790FR
235/55ZR1799W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″27 lbs176.5-8.5″7.5″9.6″7.8″27.2″764US
245/40ZR1791W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″23 lbs178-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.6″24.7″841FR
245/45ZR1799W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs177-9″8″9.6″8″25.7″808US
245/50ZR1799W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″26 lbs177-8.5″7.5″10″7.9″26.6″781FR
275/40ZR1798W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″25 lbs179-11″9.5″10.9″9.5″25.7″808DE
215/40ZR1889W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″20 lbs187-8.5″7.5″8.6″7.4″24.8″838CZ
215/45ZR1893W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″21 lbs187-8″7″8.4″7.4″25.6″811PT
225/40ZR1892W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″20 lbs187.5-9″8″9″7.6″25.1″828PT
225/45ZR1891W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs187-8.5″7.5″8.9″7.6″26″799US
225/50ZR1895W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs186-8″7″9.2″7.5″26.9″772RO
235/40ZR1895W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″22 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.5″8.2″25.4″818RO
235/45ZR1898W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″26 lbs187.5-9″8″9.3″8″26.3″790US
235/50ZR1897W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs186.5-8.5″8″9.6″7.7″27.3″761PT
245/40ZR1897W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″23 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.4″25.7″808PT
245/45ZR18100W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″26 lbs187.5-9″8″9.6″8.6″26.7″778US
245/55ZR18103W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″29 lbs187-8.5″7.5″10″8.1″28.6″726US
255/35ZR1894W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″22 lbs188.5-10″9″10″9″25″831SK
255/40ZR1899W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″25 lbs188.5-10″9″10.2″8.9″26″799FR
255/45ZR18103W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″27 lbs188-9.5″8.5″10″8.6″27″769US
265/35ZR1897W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs189-10.5″9.5″10.7″9.2″25.3″821CZ
275/40ZR1899W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″26 lbs189-11″9.5″10.9″9.5″26.7″778PT
225/40ZR1993W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″22 lbs197.5-9″8″9.1″7.8″26.1″796DE
225/45ZR1992W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs197-8.5″8″9.6″7.7″27″769FR
245/40ZR1998W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs198-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.4″26.7″778PT
245/45ZR19102W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″25 lbs197.5-9″8″9.6″8.3″27.7″750PT
255/35ZR1996W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs198.5-10″9″10.2″9.1″26″799SK
255/40ZR19100W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″26 lbs198.5-10″9″10.2″8.9″27″769SK
275/40ZR19101W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″30 lbs199-11″9.5″11.1″9.6″27.7″750PT
245/35ZR2095W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs208-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.7″26.8″775RO
245/40ZR2099W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″27 lbs208-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.4″27.7″750PT
245/45ZR20103W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″28 lbs207.5-9″8″9.6″8.4″28.7″724RO
255/35ZR2097W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs208-10″9″10.2″8.8″27″769CZ
255/45R20105W XL500 A A51 psi10/32″29 lbs208-9.5″8.5″10″9″29″716RO
275/35ZR20102W XL500 AA A51 psi10/32″28 lbs209-11″9.5″11″10″27.6″753RO
275/40ZR20106W XL500 A A51 psi10/32″31 lbs209-10.5″9.5″10.9″9.7″28.7″724US
265/40ZR22106W XL500 A A51 psi10/32″33 lbs229-10.5″9.5″10.7″9.1″30.3″686CZ

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