Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone WinterforceReviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2000 Saab 9-5 Wagon
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Miles driven on tires: 400
Location: Syracuse, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 400 Miles on Tires
December 26, 2012

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 about 6 inches of snow and it's still falling. The roads are very slick right now with a nice packed layer of snow on them. Plus there is a large unplowed parking lot across the street. The Pathfinder in 2 wheel drive didn't fair so well in the traction department. I was pushing both vehicles to their limits and the rear wheel drive had me sliding and spinning out fairly easily on both the road and especially in the parking lot. With the truck in 4wheel drive it did really well but I was still able to pitch the truck sideways at will and set it into a nice controlled slide. The Geolanders are great in the snow but mine have quite a few hard miles on them. As for the Saab, the Winterforce tires have about 400 miles on them. When I got into the car I didn't have high hopes due to the way my truck was handling. To my surprise the Saab easily out performed my truck even with it in 4wheel drive!!!! On the slick road and in the unplowed parking lot it really took quite a bit of effort to shake it loose. Granted the traction control is playing a major role in this. When I turn it off I can easily spin the tires but it still never really felt out of control. Plus it's a manual transmission car so popping the clutch in the snow will spin any tire on the market. Even under braking the tires did awesome. I can't complain at all. They do what they were made to do very well. As for dry handling. Some are saying they make their cars feel out of control. I don't know what they are talking about. They handle really well for a specialty snow tire being used on a dry road. Even at 70mph they feel fine. They do make noise though.

Alternate 19" Tire Sizing for Dodge Journey Now Available

Friday, January 4, 2013 by Doc Horvath

While the new Dodge Journey has been well received, one thing that hasn't been popular is the optional 19" tire size that comes equipped on many of the vehicles. While the Original Equipment options have done well, many Journey owners have been left wanting more. 

In the 225/55R19 size, we recently added the Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max. It's designed to provide year-round, all-season traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions, including light snow, as well as offer reduced rolling resistance to enhance vehicle fuel economy over the tire's lifetime. The tire comes with a 65,000 mile treadlife warranty.

We also know the slightly wider 235/55R19 to fit many of the Original Equipment wheels. 235/55R19 is 0.4" taller (overall) and 0.2" wider at the contact patch, for a mere 1.4% difference in diameter compared to the Original Equipment. 

The 235/55R19 size offers a full complement of all-season tires primarily for crossovers and SUVs that offer long life and a comfortable, quiet ride. Best sellers to consider are the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia and Yokohama Parada Spec-X.

Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max
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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia
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Like the Assurance CS Fuel Max, Bridgestone's Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia helps enhance fuel economy by reducing tire rolling resistance. Combining year-round traction, handing and comfort, the tire is also developed for drivers of sport utility vehicles. We tested the Bridgestone and Goodyear options against a third tire and the results can be found by reading "Testing Eco-Focused Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires."

The Yokohama Parada Spec-X features a more aggressive directional tread design aimed at drivers that are willing to sacrifice some durability for enhanced wet traction at higher speeds. This Street/Sport Truck All-Season tire is currently ranked number one in our Tire Survey Results. Customers give the tire high marks in many categories, including dry traction, cornering stability and ride comfort.

To find all tire options that are a match for your Dodge Journey, shop by vehicle.

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-SReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.07

2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 57,000
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 57,000 Miles on Tires
November 30, 2012

MN winters- ice, snow & salt. We got a lot of snow the first winter I had these and they worked better than expected in the deep stuff. I remember pulling a lady to her business. Her car was high centered in the snow because the driveway to her business (and parking lot) wasn't plowed yet. I had no problems pulling her through about 10 inches of snow for over 200 yards. With 57k on them now, I will still wait until next summer to replace them considering the tread wear is that good. As expected, as the tread wears down, so does the traction in snow. But the traction on ice is still almost as good as it was with fresh tread.

I've had them off-road more than the average SUV- usually a couple dedicated trips each year. Very happy. I've had minimal experience in mud, though. (Just not worth it to me to get into mud if avoidable.) These were the OEM for the some of the Lexus LX & Land Cruiser model years. My brother and father in law both purchased a set for their trucks after seeing how well they worked on mine.

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

Monday, November 5, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.57
 
 

2002 Nissan Frontier SE Crew 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 71,000
Location: Spanaway, WA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 71,000 Miles on Tires
October 22, 2012

The greatest endorsement I can give these tires is I just had a new set put on my truck. I discovered that I had 71K miles on the last set I had on. I have driven on these tires in a real gully washer down by the Columbia River and crossed Donner Pass during a blizzard and driven them to work daily. Never gave me any problems or concerns. I included a con statement just because it’s on the review form, seriously there’s not a real drawback to the tires. If I get to 250K on my truck, I’ll stick another set on it.

 

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

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.73
 
 

2001 Dodge Ram 1500 ClubCab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Mishawaka, IN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
October 04, 2012

I have tires on truck for four years and they all have whether cracked between inner and outer lugs I'm going to have to replace them because of it and still have over 1/2 of tread wear on them and they won't warranty then even after buying the extra protection

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Friday, September 21, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Parada Spec-XReviewer's Overall Rating: 7

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Newington, CT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
September 07, 2012

I purchased these tires when upgrading my 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer to the 20" rims. I have used Yokohama in the past and am consistently happy with the price/performance factor.

These tires are wearing wonderfully, I do rotate them every 10,000 though. They are quiet, and not harsh riding, the sidewall has some give.

It's an SUV- so as you could expect, I don't corner like a corvette. But on more than one occasion, the grip has surprised me, and the tires don't protest- no squealing through corners.

I rated these low on Hydroplaning and Deep Snow. I believe the cross section has more to do with that than the tire, but on a 5000# truck, I shouldn't have hydroplaning problems, at reasonable speeds. Also I HAVE to use 4WD now in any snow over 3"- once again, I'll attribute this to the width of the tire (mostly).

Overall I'm happy, but when the snow flies, I find myself wishing for some snow tires.....

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Parada Spec-XReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.44

2008 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
September 08, 2012

I bought these tires based on reviews from this site. I have been very happy with the 'upgrades' over the OEM tire that I was looking for, namely I feel they offer a smoother and quieter ride than the OEM tire. I take my truck (4x4) into the mountains in the winter and I wanted a tire with good snow traction as well. The tread pattern seems to work well in snowy conditions, and I don't remember having much problem with traction through powder snow in 4x4, or plowed roads in 2x4 and I always feel confident driving in the snow with them. I drive in Southern CA so not much rain, but when I have had occasion to drive in the rain I have had no traction problems. Similarly, when pulling my boat out of the lake at a steep launch I don't have a problem there either. (Approx. 4000 lb weight wet.) I was expecting a better tread life on the tire, the outside edges have worn quicker than I expected. However, I am not certain that is the tire's fault or just the way the tundra is built. I have had my alignment checked several times, and I speculate that in order to have a tight turning radius Toyota set a greater camber on the wheels which may fry the tires on the outside edge. If I find my wear has something to do with the truck rather than the tire, I would strongly consider these tires again for their ride, sound and traction for ordinary truck driving. (I do not drive off road so I have no input related to dirt traction.)

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Friday, September 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber HTSReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.29

1993 GMC Jimmy 2wd 4dr
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Miles driven on tires: 600
Location: PALMETTO, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 600 Miles on Tires
August 11, 2010

General Tire has always been a brand I wouldn't even consider. My notion of General was they're cheap-black-and round, they hold air and will probably dry rot off the rims long before the tread wears out.



So far so good, the traction is very good in the dry and excellent in the wet which is probably my biggest concern here in Florida with our summer downpours. The handling is good but I can't be critical about it as the vehicle is an old turd work truck. One thing I did notice is how quiet they are.

So, my opinion of General tires has changed and hopefully they'll last as long and deliver great service as the Yokohama's they replaced. Time will tell.

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

Friday, September 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6

1997 Ford F150 Super Cab 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Warwick, RI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
June 22, 2006

I bought these tires after having the stock Goodyears that were dangerous in the rain and these tires have been a great investment!! There very solid tires and if the rear end of my truck starts to slip they pick up traction and regain control very quickly. These seem to be very good tires for my 2wd truck because the rear end of the truck is so light you need a solid performing tire that will keep you on the road in all sorts of conditions. I have put these tires to the test and they seem to perform better in the rain then on dry roads, the contact path these tires make keep you on the road!! They are also very quiet and are wearing nice and even great I love these tires and would buy them again!!!! Best tire I have had yet!!!!

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

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2002 Ford F150 Reg Cab 2wd XLT
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Midstate, Oh
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
September 02, 2012

Compared to the previous Kelly Safari's, these were super. Took these on a long mileage trip and could not believe how quite and smooth of a ride with my 150 Ford truck. Hard rains, handled great. Was waffling back and forth on another brand but when my tire dealer said thats what he put on his truck, that did it. I suppose time will tell but with only 6000 miles on them it is early but they look great. The price of tires are crazy and in comparison these were $158 each/on the truck. I normally get over the tires treadwear because of always checking inflation and rotating. If you are looking for a quite tire and a smooth riding tire, this is it in my opinion. In fact, it was so smooth and quite we felt like the truck was gliding down the road.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8

1999 Ford Ranger Super Cab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: ANDERSON, SC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
August 12, 2012

I am big fan of these tires and of TireRack. The info provided on the website is invaluable - really helped me choose not only the correct tire (specs and ratings) but also the best tire for me. I had previously bought a set of 235/70R15 Yokohamas ATs for my 98 std cab 2wd Ranger (love those too!), and now these 245 SAT Khumos are doing great on my 99 ext cab 4wd Ranger. I wanted to get the correct size and duty rating tire for each of these trucks because I specifically did not want a heavy, over-sized, and unresponsive tire that would hve a negative impact on mileage. Being able to research specs and compare other user's experience, at my convenience, was invaluable to me.

So far both my Khumo and Yokohama sets are doing stellar. No problems what-so-ever. I don't do any off-road muddin', though, but I think my son did once and he came back in one piece. I would not hesitate to take these tires anywhere they are intended (hence, All-Terrain). They are a quality, competent, very respectable tire. And I am huge fan of Michelin tires. I run them on my 2000 Dodge Caravan, and Michelins LTXs are what I replaced on my trucks.

After speaking with my Customer Service Rep Rudy, he told me the Khumos are probably 75%-80% of what Michelin a tire is. I too was a little concerned with how Khumo tires would hold-up and perform. But I decided I would take 75%-80% of Michelin for probably 60% of the cost of Michelin. I haven't regretted it for a moment. Besides, as far as I'm concerned, these Khumos and Yokohamas seem closer to 90% of Michelins. Don't get me wrong, I love the Michelin Harmony tires I have on my Caravan - best tire I've ever driven on - in rain or on curvy mountain highways along side semi-trucks.

I saved a good bit of dough with these tires, and I couldn't be happier with their performce.

Thanks TireRack.

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

Monday, August 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-SReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.27

1987 Ford Ranger 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: New Eagle, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
July 14, 2012

Best tire I have ever owned. I drive about 35,000 miles/year and up to 100 MPH - I have had these 2 years and they still look pretty good as far as treadwear. I do around town and highway driving up to 100 MPH (In a 1987 Ford ranger by the way) and I have never had a tire last as long and be as reliable and confident on my 4WD truck.

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

Friday, August 3, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-SReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.87

2005 Honda Pilot LX
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Reno, NV
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
July 18, 2012

I liked the tires performance, but after 4 years and 20,000 miles they are dry rotting and worn out. The BFG's I put on my truck at the same time are in much better condition. Next step is to see how the warranty is.

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.77

2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 78,000
Location: Atlanta, GA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 78,000 Miles on Tires
July 09, 2012

Man, it's been a good run. Thanks Yokohama for making a good tire. From the noise to the sliding under hard braking, the Continentals the truck came with made driving a chore; I detested having to go on long trips and actually feared for my life when it rained with the Contitracs. After I got my set of Yokohama G051's, I will never go back. The Yoko's have lasted me for FIVE years and 78,000 miles. I have worn them down to the exposed CORDS (waaaay past the wear bars) and they still drive better, and with no noise, than the Continentals. I've dodged potholes and had 2 accidents on this same set; in one accident, the Hero unit actually PUSHED the Expedition off the freeway - tires squealing and all. They've pulled the 2.5 ton behemoth out of beach sand, and they have jumped more than their share of curbs (my wife helped on this tremendously). As long as you keep them rotated, they stay up to par. The wet traction is great, but what gets me is being able to take curves at up to 50-60 mph without them breaking loose or squealing (I did say I drive 'spirited'). And the really good part? I've only had to patch one of these tires once. I am really hoping my next set gets another five years, but I don't think the truck will hold together that long!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance ComforTred TouringReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.89

2006 Toyota RAV4 Base Model 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Bushkill, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
March 13, 2012

I'm some what disappointed in this tire. Great in just about all the categories except for highway. As soon as I had these tires put on I get this strange rumble feel in the truck at 65mph and higher. It's not your regular shimming that you would get if the tire was out of balance. Didn't have this issue with my previous set of tire. ( Yokohama ) Had them balanced twice where I purchased them and also balanced them at Toyota on two different occasions. No Luck. Thought if I broke them in a few miles it would get better. No luck there either. I use to love driving my truck on the highway but no more. My other choice would have been the Michelin Energy Saver A/S. Should gone with those. My wife needed tires on her RAV4 so I went with the Michelins's. About the same in all the categories like the Goodyears minus the snow & ice ( to warm, just got them put on 2 weeks ago ) and what a difference on the highway. Such a smooth ride. I miss that on my truck. I question myself, maybe I have an issue on my front end? So I swopped all 4 wheels from my wife's truck and put them on my truck and my wheels on hers to see if it was truly the tires giving me this grief. I took my truck for run on the highway. Low and behold the rumble sensation was gone. Drove my wife's truck the following day on the highway and yes I felt the rumble sensation in her truck. So I called Goodyear and they said they could not give me a pro rated refund but they would give me a new set of tires. I thought maybe I had a bad batch. So I got them put on and went on the Highway and the same results. The ruble feel. I guess I'm stuck these tires. In all my years of buying new tires, I never had such a strange issue before. I was so looking forward to these tires because of the great reviews. I'll see if I can stay with them for a short time or as much as I can tolerate this sub-par ride on the highway before I get a set of the Michelins. Goodyear tires, NEVER AGAIN.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID W4S

Thursday, July 5, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID W4SReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.36

2002 Chrysler 300M Special Edition
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Miles driven on tires: 38,000
Location: Saint Charles, MO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 38,000 Miles on Tires
July 05, 2012

Yokohama has been a favorite of mine since 1992 and I've evolved to using it on all my cars. This car, however, calls for Ultra High Performance tires and I'm seeing two things - tire wear and noise. I get about 2 years on these tires and from 30-38k miles. I hope for 60k due to cost. The other problem is noise. The tires are dead quiet for the first year 15k miles, then I get a low "ruh ruh" sound as I drive under 40. I also get a lot of tire movement in the ruts left by heavy trucks in the asphalt, that I don't have when the tires are new. My experience for this car has spanned now 3 sets of tires, all Yokohama. I also use these and the AVID Envigor on my other cars, a Lexus and a Pacifica. I get much better performance there. St. Louis rarely see's snow like I had in my native Michigan. I'm great at snow/ice driving, but this car with these tires, I have to really baby it if I don't want to end in a ditch. So all said, if you have an Std All-Season need, these are great tires. If you have an Ultra High Performance All-Season need, they were not completely satisfactory. I've just replaced with Kumho to see if these are any better. They certainly receive high marks.

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-SReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.86

2002 GMC Yukon 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Tacoma, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
June 26, 2012

I have put these tires through the worst conditions a driver could possibly drive in, and they keep on trucking. I drove my Yukon through ice and white out conditions up Bluit pass in WA towing 3000 # trailer without 4 wheel drive and didn't have any problems.
I have 100's of dirt road and wash board miles on these tires and haven't haven't had any loss of traction.
I plowed through 2 feet of snow up mountain roads and these tires stick like cat claws. I have 30,000 miles on these tires and they have barely have any signs of ware. I will be switching all my vehicles over to Yokohama tires if the rest of the models perform as well as these.
My only complaint with these tires is they don't handle as well in the corners as the stock tires, but I also went one size taller than stock and its a SUV not a Porsche.

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

Monday, June 25, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-SReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.45

2011 Ford Ranger XLT
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Miles driven on tires: 18,000
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 18,000 Miles on Tires
June 20, 2012

I bought these tires to replace the POS Goodyear Wrangler RT/S tires that came standard on my 2011 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Off Road Edition.

I decided to discontinue using the Goodyear tires after a long drive home from New York to Maryland during a heavy rainstorm. I couldn't drive more than 30-40 miles per hour in 4 wheel drive without hydroplaning all over the place.

The next week, after reading many reviews of tires in this category I decided to switch to the Yokohama Geolandar AT/S tire. I am glad I spent the money and made the switch. It completely altered the ride of the truck. I can leave the truck in 2WD in the worst rain storms and even in snowy conditions without any issues.

BEST TIRES EVER!

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.13
 
 

2007 Chrysler Town and Country Fwd
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Brighton, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
June 04, 2012

I have had these tires on or 07 T&C minivan for almost 9 months and with out last trip we are now at 25K miles. They still look like new. Minivan owners should be aware that vans are just as heavy as a SUV's. The manufacture sells them with passenger tires, my stock tires needed to be replaced at just under 30k. Further more when the stock tires started to wear out were loud and handing was terrible. These tire are quiet I would venture to say the quietest tires I have ever used. They grip like no tomorrow. One thing I will point out is the handling was sloppy at first when cornering. I checked the tire pressure and the store that installed the tires had set them to the stock pressure listed on the door sticker. Since the van is front heavy I set the front tire pressure to 44psi and the rears to 42psi. That cleaned up the handling perfectly it is not loud the ride is smooth. Snow and Ice performance is excellent. I live in Colorado and spend a good deal of time driving in the mountains I did not pull out the chains one time this winter! The grip in these tires is amazing wet weather handling is just as good. I have read were some complain about the squishy handling. Please keep in mind if you are using tires are a different brand from stock use the PSI rating on the tire not the door of the car, your tire will last longer,your car,truck or van/minivan will handle better and you will get better gas mileage. I cannot say enough this is the perfect tire for a minivan. We do weekend in the mountains on some pretty rough roads and my only limiting factor now is ground clearance. My mother in law is now using these tire on her Jeep and is happy with them as well. I only wish they would make them in a size to fit my car. remember proper tire pressure is key to these tire and depending on the weight of your vehicle you may need to adjust accordingly. Yokohama if you are listening my tire size is 225/50/17R :)

 

Best All-Terrain Tires for the Money

Friday, June 1, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires combine rugged off-road looks with reasonable on-road performance. These tires tend to make a little more tread noise than their highway or street tire counterparts. On top of the aggressive look, all-terrain tires also extend handling in off-pavement conditions.

The Firestone Destination A/T is known for its wet traction and lack of road noise. Featuring UNI-T technology, this tire blends tire comfort, performance and wear to provide the drivers of sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and vans with an excellent ride.

General Grabber AT 2 tires are highly regarded for their aggressive looks, off-road capability and snow traction. The Grabber AT 2 features a chip-and tear-resistant tread compound molded into an aggressive, symmetric tread design featuring five rows of independent tread blocks to blend on-road handling with off-road traction.

 

Firestone Destination A/T
Firestone Destination A/T
General Grabber AT 2
General Grabber AT 2
Yokohama Geolandar AT-S
Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

 

The Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S is regarded as the value leader in many sizes with a good combination of aggressive looks and bearable road manners. A set of Yokohamas is a great upgrade to your pickup or SUV for a more rugged look. I have run the A/T-S on my vehicle before and found it very effective on a wet boat ramp, as well as very comfortable with unimproved bank launches.