The stock tires (Yokohama Geolander) are notorious for a squishy ride and squealing in protest under moderate cornering. They're decent tires for highway driving but they're definitely not performance oriented.Hi
I recently bought a 2nd hand Forester 2008 XS Premium. The tyres appear new but everytime I take a turn - even at low speeds, the tyres squeal.
Any ideas as to why ?
Indeed, that's the most common problem. But make sure the alignment is done WELL (i.e., barely keeping it "within specs" is not good enough).Thanks guys for the feedback.
Someone also said I should get the alignment looked at - apparently this may cause the squealing as well.
It's not just the squealing that is the problem - they also have poor grip, especially in the wet. They're dangerous.I can confirm that I have Geolander G900's.
Also, the front tyres are underinflated from standard 29 PSI - one at 27 and one at 22 - guy who sold me the car didn't pump them up properly - have fully inflated and will test to see if helps.
Anyway, at next tyre change the Geolanders are in the bin !!! Saw LOTS of bad reviews for them on the net - squealing is the order of the day.