Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Thursday, March 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Yokohama Parada Spec-X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.64
 
 

2004 Ford Ranger Sup 4wd FX4
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 30000
Location: Brooklyn, CT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 30000 Miles on Tires
February 02, 2012

I bought these as a wheel/tire combo about three years ago, this is my work truck ( residential renovations contractor ) the OEM tires and wheels were horrendous in the wet/dry/snow, the entire truck would oscillate port to starboard when under a normal load of 1 passenger and a bed full of tools, table saw, ladders on rack and various tools ( approx 4 to 500 pounds ) I must add a set of heavy duty tubular racks and a full fiberglass cap.
Since these tires were installed on the truck, it has been like night and day, predictable under load, fairly quiet, much more so than the OEM.
Granted because of their width, there is some floating on snow and some hydroplaning thru deep water puddles but since that is a constant with wide shoes, it always has to be taken into consideration when driving in inclement weather which we in NE CT most definitely get our share.......
I plan on repurchasing these in the very near future....Just for giggles, I have had a SS screw stuck in one for over a year, it has not leaked ( which says something about the internal construction of these excellent tires )
good in the snow,

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