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#141 of 150 Re: ADDENDUM TO #114 - snow [capriracer]
Mar 09, 2012 (9:00 am)
I returned the car to the mechanic - tires checked fine, perhaps inadvertently let out pressure when checking all tires, although did show low psi for front two only, at two gas stations that day. As of now, tires keeping pressure - thanks to all for helping, and will monitor it regularly.
Mar 17, 2012 (2:23 pm)
I get ya. Sounds like fun. Enjoy!
#143 of 150 Re: Yokohama's....LS [toomanyfumes]
Apr 04, 2012 (11:46 am)
I have an '07 LS with OEM's (Yokohama's) & pushing 27k & 2 on front need replacing now & the other 2 could prob go another 1-2k miles.
#144 of 150 Re: 28000 Miles [beargator56]
Jul 12, 2012 (6:50 am)
Just an update on the Yokohama Avid TRZ tires. I turned the car in with over 44k miles on them, and the Yoko's had plenty of tread left. Grip and ride were still consistent.
Definitely a worthy replacement tire.
I bought a new 2012 Outlander... still the same Goodyear garbage. I'm starting my new tire fund now, knowing that I'll only get about 26k miles out of them...
#145 of 150 Re: 28000 Miles [beargator56]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 15, 2012 (7:24 pm)
Some people have reported that they've gotten good deals trading in "new" tires on a replacement set of tires, so you may want to ask your local tire shop if they can do that for you.
Congrats on the new ride!
#146 of 150 Re: 28000 Miles [beargator56]
Jul 15, 2012 (9:09 pm)
I have Yokohama A/T-S on mine, OEM sizing. These tires are just awesome. can't wait for winter. Hopefully it performs well. Wet performance is superb. Drove through a thunderstorm along Lake SHore Dr in Chicago. No problem with hydroplaning at all.
#147 of 150 Re: 28000 Miles [steve_]
Jul 16, 2012 (12:26 pm)
I will not replace the OEM tires of my Outlander 2012 GT for the Geolandar A/T-S. Presently I am still using the original tires sold with the car.
The grooves of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S ought to be softened or smoothed a bit to decrease the tire noise that is very evident when they are new (perhaps with a few exceptions). Most probably Yokohama will manufacture the A/T-S (which are very good indeed in any weather conditions) with a softer groove pattern (or little less aggressive look).
I have done a quick search about tires that may have the same grip as the Geolandar but with much less noise. They are: Falken HS-439 (Eurowinter), 225/60R18, $160.00 each; Falken HS-439 (Eurowinter) 225/55R18, $185.00. Equally: the Continental Winter Contact TS 830P, 225/60R18, $282.00 each. The A/T-S 225/55R18 is about $215.
Reviews about these tires give 4.5 stars (from 5-star excellent) to the Winter Contact and 4.0 for the Falken HS-439 for driving in snow/ice. I do not have any facts about the tire noise, but independent tire testers give both types of tires 4-stars on noise. The same independent testers give the A/T-S 2-3 stars on noise.
When I bought my 2010 GT I did a deal with my dealership (CEO) where he will buy my OEM tires. I do not remember but I think he gave me $450-$500 for the four tires. I ordered from Tirerack the A/T-S to be shipped directly to the dealer’s address. The dealer balanced the new tires and kept the OEM tires. Remember the tire man will balance your tire with sticking/adhesive weights (5 gm -10 gm weights). The original wheel from Japan came with balance weights of 30 gm -50 gm -70 gm. My wheels (after the dealer returned my car to me) were packed with 10 to 15 little balance weights because they usually do not stock balancing weights above 10 gm. If you do not like the new look of your wheel packed with so many little balancing weights you may order adhesive balancing weights heavier than 10 gr.
Here are the part numbers: MN103216 (15 gram), MN103217 (20 gram), MN103218 (25 gram), MN103219 (30 gram), MN103220 (35 gram), MN 103221 (40 gram), MN103223 (50 gram).
You may order these weights before the dealer balances your wheels and give the weights to the tire man when balancing the wheels. If the tire man needs 50 grams to balance one point of your wheel he most probably will stick onto your wheel 5 (10 gram) or 10 (5 gram). You just give him only one 50-gram balancing weight and the tire man will be happy to do it. Talk with the tire man first and make clear to him/her your wishes.
Tire Rack does not deal with Falken tires so you may need to look for another company, e.g. 1010tires.com or discount tires, etc.
I think good car handling (zig/zag curved roads) depends mainly on the electronics that accompany the car for maneuvering at high speed (e.g. Tarmac, Snow, and Look). I was on Vancouver Island, on my way to Tofino, and it happens that a Subaru Forester (it looked very new) wanted to have a go on those curved roads by harassing me behind my Outlander. The speed limit was 55-60 miles per hour. Light rain was falling (wet roads) on the road. Based on my past experience driving this car I set the car to snow driving and set the cruise control to 50 miles per hour (only to get the Forester out of my sight). I drove the car for about 45 minutes without changing the cruise control setting on these curving roads and after 15 minutes I did not seen anymore the Forester harassing me at all. Suddenly I remembered that my tires were the OEM tires (Goodyear) and not the Yokohama A/T-S!
Perhaps 90 % of drivability (safety) of the GT rests in its front limited slip differential that the Subaru Forester does not have, even the Outback does not have it. Based on this past experience I may change the Good Year OEM tires after 25K – 30K for the Falken.
#148 of 150 Re: 28000 Miles [batman47]
Jul 16, 2012 (1:52 pm)
I can tell you right now that the Geolandar A/T-S are actually quieter than Goodyear Eagle LS2 that came as OEM. This was a surprise finding as well as I've expected the Geolandar A/T-S to be much noisier. So I am really happy I got the tires as replacement.I have winter to worry about where I live, so that's why I got the A/T-S.
#149 of 150 Re: 28000 Miles [batman47]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 16, 2012 (5:05 pm)
Sounds like a fun road that I need to hit. Durn, now you have me hungry for a Nanaimo bar.
#150 of 150 Tire replacement
Oct 03, 2013 (2:54 pm)
Outlander GT 2012: 16000 miles
Today I have installed 5-tires on my 5- full size alloy wheels. My original Goodyear tires are still operational. They still have 2 mm of deepness (groove), and I am keeping those tires for later use.
I am preparing the car for my next project that consists of driving to Sochi (Russia) for the Winter Olympics in February 2014. I bought 5-tires Falken HS449 (Eurowinter) 225/60R18. The result of changing the OEM tire profile can be sensed almost immediately. The ride is smoother, silent, and consumption of petrol seems to have decreased. Road imperfections are not as noticeable. In summary the ride is much better.
Each tire has the “winter” logo which is a requirement in some countries in Europe when driving in winter