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Yokohama GeoLander MTs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Chaz316, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. Chaz316

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    Has anyone used these tires? I have a chance to purchase a set of 35s and I have heard conflicting results. How is the ride quality on Pavement and the traction off pavement? Its a pretty wicked looking tire and Id like to try them if anyone has any input Id appreciate it.

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    Re: Yokohama GeoLander MTs (No ones ever used them?)

    Just wanting to see if they are worth getting or not.

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    Re: Yokohama GeoLander MTs (No ones ever used them?)

    I know that petersen's did a project ram charger (the one that looks like a blazer kind of) and they used the Yoks on it. Check out some back issues of Petersen's 4wheel and Offroad. I remember seeing some pics of Sierra Trek or Rubicon with this Yokohama shed Ram they built up and I think it was of them losing a bead.

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    Ive always heard that people like them as long as you realize they are no super swamper. Not the best in mud but in varying terrain they do quite well if i remember correctly. They said the tread compound was softer than most tires, which helps on rucks and stuff, but even with a seemingly soffter rubber they said it didnt wear badly at all, or tear up more than any other tire.

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    I'vee got a couple of buddies that run 'em in the dez, and they are awesome in that environment - great traction, and nearly as tough as Baja T/A's. And they just look tough too[​IMG]

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    I have heard some pretty good things about the MT version. The AT's have some major flaws similar to the SSR/Firestone deals so be carefull. The MT's are actually made by Cooper tire for Yoka if I remember right... same deal with my Pro Comps. Cooper isn't a bad tire manufacture IMO, but not the best either.

    I say go for it and give us a nice review on them[​IMG]. If I was looking at MT's I still would be leaning BFG's, Pro Comp's, or MTR's

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    Thanks for the input. The main reason I ask is because of the cost difference. They are about 100 cheaper a set than BFG ATs. Im going to do a lot of on road riding and I know the ATs have a good ride. Im looking at 315-75-16s. Trying to find a comfortable ride and nice for wheeling.

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    If you want onroad manners with offroad decency then I would go Pro Comp MT's. Mine are whisper quite and still do great offroad. I'm extremly impressed with the sipping and wet pavement/snow and ice. They also preform as well as any other MT offroad which is nice. If you are lucky you can sometimes find them buy 3 get on free too.

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    Thanks. Hopefully my decision will be easier once I get to the tire store this afternoon.

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