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anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T's?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by achuskies69, Mar 13, 2001.

  1. achuskies69

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    anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T\'s?

    <font color=green> i had seen these tires and thought they were a good looking off road tire, and so i done some checking since im planning on going to 35's this summer, and they list for around $140 a tire, which is a good deal for me seeing how im going off to college in the fall (NCSU RULES!!!!), and i was wondering if anyone on CK5.com has tried these tires or heard any complaints?

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    Re: anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T\'s?

    <font color=green> Anybody?

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    Re: anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T\'s?

    i'll be honest with you in that i have not used these tires.
    however i did read an article comparing tires in this class in Petersons 4wheel and off road. they seemed to like them and said they were a capable off road tire.
    they were very comperable with the mickey thompson Claw tires in function.
    but i guess it depends what you use them for. then again i'm a college student as well and my BFG mud's mostly only hit the DC beltway anymore.
    if you're into rockcrawling they may not have the sidewall strength.

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    Re: anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T\'s?

    I know somebody that ran the Yokos on his truck. He wound up getting his $$$ back as the tires refused to hold any where near a balance and the tread was wearing ackward. I've run other Yokos on a car and had other odd quirks with their tires. I'd avoid them. My $0.02.
     
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    Re: anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T\'s?

    <font color=green> alirght thanks dude, it looks like im gonna go with maybe Pro Comp Mud Terrains at the end of the summer...

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    Re: anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T\'s?

    There is a guy who lives on my street that runs them on his Ramcharger. In fact he works for 4Wheel drive magazine so he would have real good info on them. If you can wait 2 weeks I will ask him what he thinks.
    David
     
  7. Re: anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T\'s?

    A fella in a local club runs them on his 4runner,he loves them.He bought it from Allpro offroad,it was the owners old rig.They were on it when he bought it,when they wore out he bought bfg mud ta's and hated them.He sold them to anouther club member and bought a new set of yoko's.I've heard alot of good things about them.Good luck
     
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    Re: anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T\'s?

    One thing is the are a directional tire, so two problems right off
    1: Rotating them, the tires will always stay on the same side front to back only(no criss cross X)
    2: There traction is entirely intended forward, so you better make sure you can make it through whatever your going into, because you will have ZERO traction, trying to back up[​IMG].
    And I have heard they wear like $hit, I would stick with BFG MT or TSL Radials myself.
    Plus do you really want to look at your AMERICAN made truck and see the word "YOKOHAMA" on it [​IMG] (PS I don't care if they are made in the USA, it's the point of wear the profits are going[​IMG])

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    Re: anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T\'s?

    Uhhh, where do you think the profits go when you buy those "American" BF Goodrich tires? BFG is owned by Michelin, a French company. Goodyear? Owned by a British conglomerate. Firestone? Owned by Bridgestone, a Japanese company. Perhaps Interco can keep your money in the US? [​IMG]

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    Re: anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T\'s?

    Where are the new ProComp's made?

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    Re: anybody tried Yokohama Geolander M/T\'s?

    The question isn't where they're made, it's what country gets the profit? Lots of tires are still made in the US, they just aren't made by an American corporation. It's very likely that Pro-Comp Tire is not a manufacturer. Their volume is too low. It's highly likely that another tire company makes them for Pro Comp.

    Even lots of Hondas, Nissans and Mercedes are "made" in the US now. The profit goes home to the corporate headquarters. It's hard to tell these days just where something is actually made vs. who really owns the manufacturing plant.

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