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Old 05-28-2010, 07:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

In the next few months need to replace the tires on my foz, been looking around and found these on the Tire Rack website. Currently have Pirelli: 215/60R16 on the car, no complaints there but was thinking I need something with just little bit more thread, hence the A/T Geolandar

According to all reviews its an awesome tire especially for rough roads and wet/snow, which is what I am looking for, but just wanted to check in here, see if anyone have had a first hand experience with them on the Forester.

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....landar+A%2FT-S

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This is a great tire for the Foz who ventures off road. The size range is good and the tire itself offers a big step up in traction off road over any street or high performance all season. They also have great road manors for an AT. Hopefully some other members here will chime in for you with their .02.
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I run this tire and am very happy with the performance on- and off-road. Run a search of the forum and you'll find that many, many other members on here are also satisfied with them.

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Old 08-05-2012, 12:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been looking at these tires too in replacement of the original G900's; one problem here in Europe, it seems the A/T-S in size 215 60 r16 only come in 95H load and speed mark and not in 95V as G900.
Just wondering if this is a problem in North America?
Reading through the manual I noticed that 95H is standard in Australia.
In France the rule is that you should not replace your tires with tires different in specifications from those recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Is it the same in the US or Canada?
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I love mine last winter i was doing trails in the snow that most people where chaining up for they haven't let me down yet.

This kinda of stuff ( the Chevy got stuck twice )
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Default Well about "requirements"

Here in the US(have no idea about Canada)...

Many states don't have "MOT"(using the UK term, cause I don't know what the French term is).

We get to do DPF delete on diesel...well, in the states that don't inspect*. Many states don't even have a "sell it to another person" inspection...

And as far as I know, no US state has anything as stringent as MOT anyway. Most states here just care about emissions. Brakes, tires...lights etc aren't even checked.

*Case in point where I live. There are only 3 counties in Indiana(may have changed) that check emissions. Those three counties don't care if your car can't stop, can't turn. All that has to "pass" is the sensor up the tailpipe. In this county(which does test) they only test gas. Not diesel. A diesel inspection is "yep the diesel is in there, close the hood". In Indiana, the only requirement on a "vehicle sold to another" is the horn has to work. And in the three counties...it has to pass emissions first before being plated. Most counties don't even check for a insurance. Although that has changed a bit since the state itself now processes license plates. But once your car is plated the first time, there is virtually no re-check on insurance.

I'd trade all that in for qualified drivers/cars to have higher speed limits.
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I have a set a set on my '11 X. Pretty much everything Discount Tire said is right on. They were just fine in what snow we had last winter, some modest off-roading, and better than I expected on dry/wet roads. A little extra air over what Subaru recommends helps the feel with steering and doesn't hurt the ride much. Gas mileage has been about the same as the OEM Bridgestones. Price isn't bad, either.

To me, they are to tires what Foresters are to cars: all about compromise. They aren't the best at anything, but they're pretty darned good at everything.

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I have a set a set on my '11 X. Pretty much everything Discount Tire said is right on.... Gas mileage has been about the same as the OEM Bridgestones.
This was going to be my follow up question. I really want to put a set on my 09 but I didn't want to do anything that would effect my mileage.

Thanks for the feedback.
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This was going to be my follow up question. I really want to put a set on my 09 but I didn't want to do anything that would effect my mileage.

Thanks for the feedback.
I'm running these tires and my overall mileage is 29.5 MPG since new (11/2011). I have them aired up to 39 psi. Handling is good, haven't had them in snow but they did quite well in sandy offroad driving.

Modified: Apologies! I am not running Geolander AT/S tires. Mine are just Geolander G95's which are a good bit different than the AT/S versions.

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I'm going to piggy back on this thread in regards to the tire. I was wondering if anyone has run these on the 09+ with the 225/60/17's and or the 215/60/17's? Mostly wondering if it rubs on the spring perch?
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I have a set of the Geolander AT/S tires. I moved them from my '04 XS to my '04 XT when I got it, and I continue to really like them! They are wearing well, and are reasonably quiet for the tread appearance.
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This is a great tire for the Foz who ventures off road. The size range is good and the tire itself offers a big step up in traction off road over any street or high performance all season. They also have great road manors for an AT. Hopefully some other members here will chime in for you with their .02.
I just called my local discount tire and they are researching what size would fit on my 2010 oem 17inch forester. It sounds like they dont get a lot of requests to fit this tire on foresters much..what kind of sizing do you recommend on a 2010 xt limited 17 oem?
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I'm going to piggy back on this thread in regards to the tire. I was wondering if anyone has run these on the 09+ with the 225/60/17's and or the 215/60/17's? Mostly wondering if it rubs on the spring perch?
you find any information on this, im in the same boat
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I just called my local discount tire and they are researching what size would fit on my 2010 oem 17inch forester. It sounds like they dont get a lot of requests to fit this tire on foresters much..what kind of sizing do you recommend on a 2010 xt limited 17 oem?
Here's a link to some of the 17" sizes we recommend for your Subaru. Not all of the 17" sizes list here are recommended for your stock wheels.

Tire Sizes - Discount Tire Direct

The 215/60R17 size is only about 1/2" taller than the OE tire. This shows an an easy fit in my computer system.
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Here's a link to some of the 17" sizes we recommend for your Subaru. Not all of the 17" sizes list here are recommended for your stock wheels.

Tire Sizes - Discount Tire Direct

The 215/60R17 size is only about 1/2" taller than the OE tire. This shows an an easy fit in my computer system.
Thanks for the link, but I am looking for chunkier off-road tires to fit my 17 OEM wheels. Its looks like I'm going to be SOL on this wheel size and I probably am going to have to switch my wheels to size 16 to fit any kind of chunkier off-road tire....

i looked into doing a one inch lift but not sure if that will do any good on fitting my 17 OEM wheel with BF Goodrich T/A KO or the Yokohama Geolander A/T-S
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