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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty.
The Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051 is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire
models like the Geolandar H/T-S G051 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand
Yokohama is a Japanese company with a global presence. Its North America headquarters are in southern California. Targeting performance enthusiasts, Yokohama tires place emphasis on handling and dry and wet grip. Its tires reflect this focus, our testing shows. Generally, we find that Yokohama tires are a good choice for consumers who live where winter driving is not a factor.
Features & Specs - Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051
Size tested The size of the tested model.
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
After 89,000 miles on these (over 10 years), I'm thinking of getting another set! Reason? They perform VERY WELL in wet or dry braking, gripping at high speed unbanked turns, and general handling. Luckily I don't live in a place that has snow or ice. My little SUV is noisy regardless, so I'm not sure if these tires are to blame. Probably not, because the original tires that came with the vehicle were also noisy if I recall (but that was over 10 years ago).<br /><br />The added bonus, to me, are the cool-looking raised white sidewall letters. The tread pattern looks aggressive too, especially compared to others in its category.<br /><br />So remember your category. Remember your type of vehicle and driving conditions. Remember your climate. These are excellent performers for what they're designed to do.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Boston Ma
Tire wear issues with Yokohama Geolander
Purchased 4 new tires on 12/29/2010, mileage was 41015. Now mileage is now 77061, tire tread is at .3/32. Tires have been rotated every 5 - 6 k and alignments performed. All tires are wearing unevenly and stopping in the snow is now a major hazzard. I have purchased these tires before for my other jeeps and have loved them. Very disappointed in these tires as they have a 60k warranty and with only 35K they are ready for the trash.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Huffs Church, PA
Lousy Tire In The Snow
The dealer put these on a 2006 Chevy 2500HD that we bought used..I wish I'd specified what tires are acceptable..After a week or so I noticed they are annoyingly loud on dry pavement for such a lame tread design..The droning/whiny sound they produce made me want to swap 'em out,but I didn't..Then winter arrived..I've never been trying to go forward in my 4WD truck in the snow,and started sliding backwards,till now with these tires..I did not like them in the summer due to the noise,and they're no good in snow,Got rid of 'em after 17,000 miles..Don't get these if you think you might ever have to go up a snowy hill...This is Not an All Season Tire,Not good at all in the snow during the Fall and Winter Seasons..They stink..