Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

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Vehicle: 2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring FWD
Miles Driven on Tires: 39,000
Location: Springfield, VA
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Yokohama Parada Spec-X
Initial Review: 39,000 miles on tires
September 30, 2012

I have been very happy with the performance of these tires over their 39,000 mile life and will probably replace them with another set of Spec-X's. I was hoping to get more than 39K out of these tires since I do mostly highway driving (commute 95 miles round trip for work), so I am somewhat disappointed with the tread life. On the other hand, the tires really improved the handling of my CX-9. Performance on dry pavement is superior and cornering stability is awesome. Traction in the wet wintery mix that is common in the Washington DC area is very good. When the tires were new they got me home safely during a bad snow storm that left many motorists stranded. The only performance issue I have with the tires is hydroplaning at highway speeds during very heavy rain. Maybe it's just the size of the tire (20), but I am more cautious driving under these circumstances. If tread life isn't as important to you as performance, then definitely buy these tires.

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Friday, October 12, 2012 by E. Whittle

I have the Toyota Tundra Sport with 20 inch BBS wheels I had two objectives: 1. Tire to compliment my trucks sport appearance 2. Wet traction or all season. I found it! Its this tire after looking at the limited tires available for my rim I'm glad I decided on this one.

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