Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

In February 2010, I purchased these tires. They arrived after the mid-Atlantic region received over 25 inches of snow in 2 days and expecting 30 inches more the upcoming weekend. Luckily, I was able to get them installed Friday because Thursday, I waited for 4 hours and they told me they couldn't do it. On Friday, I went to a different place.Anyway, these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Boy O Boy this is a great tire! Just Replaced some worn out Yokohama Geolanders and my Element is a totally different car. Smooth, very quiet, handles well, and I can now carry on a conversation driving down the road. I purchased them based on Tire Rack reviews and they were spot on. Highly recommend this tire!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

This is my first set of General Tires. The General AltiMAX RT43 replaced the OEM Yokohama Geolanders that came on the Forester. They Geolanders were not a good all season tire. I did not feel safe on snow and ice even with the all wheel drive.I had the General tires installed on a snowy day and it was really an impulse buy because of the lack of traction I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

I've been through three sets of these tires and they have all been out-of-round, which caused annoying vibrations and steering wheel shimmy. I really liked the look of these tires, but it was not worth the constant annoyance caused by the vibrations. Had them road-force balanced multiple times and all four tires from the most recent set were under 8 lbs...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

Wanted to replace replace the OEM Goodyear LS2s as I didn't trust them for dirt, snow and ice. I was hesitant to replace them after just 8k miles, but I knew this car do do better. Our Outlander is mainly a city car but we do occasional Ski and Camping trips and really wanted to get the most of the S-AWC of the Outlander. I was concerned about noise, ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

This tire has amazed me since it was installed 10,000 miles ago. Immediately, I noticed a difference in decreased road noise and increased ride comfort over the OE Continental's. It has been a great tire while driving in heavy rain and an equally as great tire when taking corners a little faster then you should. Yes, I drive a 2011 Outback 2.5i Limited, but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Took chance on putting this on the Forester. Probably not the obvious choice but wanted to see how the mileage might be improved. These are exceptionally quiet smooth running tires, I don't think I've had better for this attribute. But, this does come at a reduction in responsiveness in handling, nothing terminal, just a bit floaty feeling compared to the...  Read More

Which Yokohama Family Suits You Best?

Yokohama tires were introduced to the United States in 1969, but have been produced since 1917. Personally, I've been using their products since 1998. There are three basic families of Yokohama tires: ADVAN, AVID and Geolanders. ADVAN The ADVAN line was introduced to the U.S. market in 2005 and has been widely popular and successful in the performance world....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

I used to drive the Dalton hyway in Alaska in the 80's and bought a used Suburban from BP. It had Bridgestones that had a close resemblence to these Geolanders. I wanted to get some wet grass miles, some wet and dry snow miles, icey, wet roads, heavy rain, mud and some hyway miles on them before I rated them. I see some of these guys write reviews on tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/T D840

I've had two sets of these tires on my 2WD Tundra and I am not pleased with their wet traction nor their snow/ice traction. Back tires spin from dead stops when raining and I have fish tailed on multiple occasions with light snow on the ground. Thankfully the front tires kept their grip in these situations. I guess this can be expected from a pickup truck...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Had five different sets of Yok Geolanders on three different Toyota RAV's, and I was generally satisfied with the overall performance/price of Yokohama tires. Decided to try a set of Prada Spec X's this time around. These tires are still relatively new, so haven't had a chance to run them in a variety of conditions, but so far I have a very favorable...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

I currently own two vehicles and did some tire testing tonight with both vehicles so I could write a proper review. The car I bought the Winterforce tires for(Size: 195/65R15) is a 2000 Saab 9-5 wagon. It's front wheel drive with traction control and ABS. The other vehicle is a 1991 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 with 31 inch Yokohama Geolander AT-S tires. We have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G052

I have a 2005 Porsche Cayenne S that came with Pirelli Scorpion's. They wore out in less than 20k miles so I replaced with the Yoko Geolander. Of course the tire shop guys said I shouldn't run a Cayenne S with this tire. Don't listen to it. I am a huge fan. Very quiet, the wear is outstanding and there is absolutely no squealing while cornering. I even like...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus AS RH07

I purchased these tires solely based on experience from the Tire Rack and their expert advice and experience and I must say I'm throughly impressed with Hankook and the Ventus AS my previous tires were Yokohama Geolanders and I was able to squeeze 65,000 miles from them... Hankook tracks straight and is a very quiet riding tire, I've experienced light snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi2

After over 15 years of exclusively 4WD vehicles we finally added a FWD family sedan. As we bought the car in the fall, I used Tire Rack's database to check the winter-worthiness of our OEM tires. The red and yellow winter ratings made me decide that we needed a second set of wheels with Winter tires mounted, just like I used to do with my sports cars in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051

Replaced Dunlop OEM tires at 50651 miles in Nov. 2007. Bought the Geolanders because reviews said that the ride, traction, handling, and tire wear were excellent. I have not had that experience. My Tacoma spins the tires most of the time I get heavy footed on a start and every time I accelerate quickly on wet pavement and snow. The ride and noise level have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051

Just put a set of the Yokahama Geolander HTs on my 2005 Xterra a few days back. It has been raining since I bought them. I am glad I got them because the Factory BFG Longtrail TA's were pretty much bald at 61800. So far the Yokahamas are quieter and ride smoother but I cant remember when the BFG's were new. I am still pretty sure the Yokahamas would be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

I put these on about 2 weeks ago and so far so good. The low down is they are rougher than my previous Yokohama Geolander HTS's but just as quiet on the highway. I think they will be smoother as they wear. They look beefier. I like that. I have only had a little light rain since I got them so I dont know yet but I hear they are good in water. I am looking...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051

Just bought these tires for my 2004 4Runner. I previously had on a set of Nitto Terra Grapplers. These Geolanders are more quiet, handle FAR better, and are a much more comfortable ride. We only have 100 miles on them but I am already impressed. These tires just feel more responsive in general as far as acceleration, braking, and handling. Will update at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus

My second set of Energy MXV4 Plus tires for this car. Both sets delivered 40K mi. Factory tires were Yokohama Geolander, which were terrible (<20K mi). The Forester is made for NW weather and the Michelins complement this vehicle nicely. Taking into account we are talking about a small cross-over SUV, handling is stable and sure-footed in wet and dry weather. Highway driving (70+ mph) is confident and noise is OK (much better than the Yokohamas). Light snow and icy conditions are not a problem either. I have NEVER been stuck with this vehicle. A set of cable chains on the front are all that are needed for deep (1ft+) snow. I'm not sure the chains are needed - I live on a hill and just don't want to risk having to install them after getting stuck. I am not sure you can find these tires anymore but based on ratings, the Michelin Primacy MXV4 is probably a better / lower cost choice than the Energy MXV4 S8.   Read More