The Ford Ranger Raptor now comes standard fitted with the General Grabber AT3 all-terrain tyres.
The General Tire range is produced at the Continental Tyre South Africa plant in Port Elizabeth.
“We are delighted that our General Grabber AT3 has been selected for 100 per cent fitment on the Ford Ranger Raptor,” said JJ Dowling, general manager of manufacturing at Continental Tyre South Africa. “Matching the bespoke suspension and performance characteristics of the Ranger Raptor to the correct tyre is a task that the Ford engineers take very seriously. Accordingly, our tyres were subjected to a punishing range of tests before being selected as the new OE tyre fitted on all Ranger Raptors produced at Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant for domestic sales and exports markets around the world.”
The tyre size (LT 285/70 R17 116/113 S) remains unchanged for the Ranger Raptor.
The Grabber AT3 was tested by SA 4X4 Magazine in 2018 and was crowned the top position among no less than 16 other competitors.
“Local sourcing of an OE tyre provides additional benefits for Ford Motor Company. It further strengthens Continental’s exclusive status as the only tyre company that supplies seven of the major vehicle manufacturers in South Africa.”
Technologies that make the Grabber superbly suited for its application are TracGen (traction ridges for improved grip on all surfaces) and sipes arranged at different angles to enhance water dispersion properties for optimal wet grip and braking performance.”
On top of this, the Grabber AT3’s ‘ComfortBalance’ delivers comfort and low noise levels during on-road use.