Got some new tires - Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

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Got some new tires - Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Postby HiBRiD109 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:16 pm

The Bridgestone Dueler ATs that were on my truck when I got it, were worn down to 3/32nds and had a fair amount of noise and vibration. There were cracks at the base of the lugs, so I was in need of some new tires. I was deciding between the Hankook Dynapro ATMs, General Grabbers AT2s, Cooper AT3s, and Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015. I planned on staying stock size (265/65R17).

After a few weeks of searching through forums and critic reviews, I decided to take the gamble on Yokohama's new tire. The G015 was released last year (2016) and is the sucessor to the regular AT tire. So far most reviews look good. Yokohama just added a promo for $60 rebate for them so I took them up on the offer.

I do 98% city driving with a few trips for camping and kayaking on gravel. No real "off-roading". I live in NE Iowa so we get a few snow storms with 6+" of snow in the winter.

Initially, they are way better than the worn Duelers, but any new tire i'm sure would have a large impact. The tread doesn't look aggressive, more like regular all-season tires with deep lugs. The shoulders do have nice semi-aggressive look. They are very quiet and feel smooth at highway speeds. I don't have to make as many small corrections. Only time will tell if they are as good as I hope. I mainly want to see how they handle in the winter since they have the severe snow badge. I will try to update as the mileage stacks.

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Postby Kestral » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:52 pm

They look great let us know what you think.

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Postby HiBRiD109 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:47 am

Loving the tires. Had time to plasti dip the wheels this weekend.

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Postby palmerwmd » Sat May 20, 2017 8:21 pm

Nice!
Why not lise the step rails on the sides if yu are going for a hardcore look? : )
I did...

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Postby HiBRiD109 » Mon May 22, 2017 6:44 am

palmerwmd wrote:Nice!
Why not lise the step rails on the sides if yu are going for a hardcore look? : )
I did...
I have been thinking about it. I need to take a look underneath. Did you put the bolts back in? I live in the rust belt and down want unwanted water and salt getting into the the body/frame. I really want to save up and get some rock sliders.

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Postby HiBRiD109 » Mon May 22, 2017 6:51 am

Also, I am at almost 1k on the Geolandars, I like them a lot. I will say there is some low road noise (like a rumble) once you start going over 60 mph. Its nothing that is annoying but I noticed it when I turned the music down when my kid fell asleep. I have not had any chance to take it off pavement yet. It handles well on gravel since my garage and driveway is in the alley.

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Re: Got some new tires - Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Postby HiBRiD109 » Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:09 am

Just closing the loop, I have had these tire for almost 6 years, 55,000 miles now. They have been great and have worn very even but the tread depth is now low and i'm starting to get some rotational noise. I will be changing them out to either the same size or go up one size here in the next few weeks. But for me, I would recommend them for daily drivers, for the Upper Mid-West US.

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Re: Got some new tires - Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Postby palmerwmd » Fri Mar 24, 2023 3:45 pm

HiBRiD109 wrote:
Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:09 am
Just closing the loop, I have had these tire for almost 6 years, 55,000 miles now. They have been great and have worn very even but the tread depth is now low and i'm starting to get some rotational noise. I will be changing them out to either the same size or go up one size here in the next few weeks. But for me, I would recommend them for daily drivers, for the Upper Mid-West US.
Thank you for the update!
Its important, yet all too rare for members to follow up so thank you for setting a good exmaple!

I am also running these same tires, BTW.
But they are ontesize step up 265/65-18.

The main reason I got them over competitors is that were were nearly the only AT tires in that size in H speed rating and my V8 Pathfinder is my hiway runner. :D

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Re: Got some new tires - Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Postby AS_The_Crow_Flys » Tue Apr 11, 2023 12:15 am

i have a little over 5k on my set of these.

but in a much larger size. lift and the front requires some trimming.
LT285/65R18

drove it up to tahoe with some heavy snow and i was quite happy with the performance but i dont have extensive snow experience.

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Re: Got some new tires - Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Postby palmerwmd » Fri Apr 14, 2023 11:21 am

AS_The_Crow_Flys wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2023 12:15 am
i have a little over 5k on my set of these.

but in a much larger size. lift and the front requires some trimming.
LT285/65R18

drove it up to tahoe with some heavy snow and i was quite happy with the performance but i dont have extensive snow experience.
Do you have any pics from your snow trip? 8)

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Re: Got some new tires - Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Postby AS_The_Crow_Flys » Thu Apr 27, 2023 4:31 pm

I don't have many that would be all that interesting to the group.

I have a couple time laps and driving movies, but they are way too big to put on here.
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Re: Got some new tires - Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Postby palmerwmd » Thu Jun 15, 2023 8:27 pm

AS_The_Crow_Flys wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2023 4:31 pm
I don't have many that would be all that interesting to the group.

I have a couple time laps and driving movies, but they are way too big to put on here.
HaHa!
I am talking pics of the car in the snow :P
But nice kids!

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Re: Got some new tires - Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

Postby AS_The_Crow_Flys » Mon Jun 19, 2023 11:38 am

palmerwmd wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2023 8:27 pm
HaHa!
I am talking pics of the car in the snow :P
But nice kids!
Would have liked some of those as well. Unfortunately, there was no way the pregnant wife was going to get out of the car and film me driving anywhere.


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