Yokahama GO11 +II

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 13:53
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Does anyone out there have any experience with these tyres? Are they OK?
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: PerthGQ - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 14:47

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 14:47
Pete,
I've had a couple of sets of Yokohama Super Digger V's on MQ and now GQ Patrol. Lots of miles and rocky drives - no problems and excellent lifespan.
Regards,
Keith
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Reply By: Rosscoe - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:24

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 15:24
Just orderd 5 x 265/70/R16 for my NP Pajero after much investigation. BF Goodrich ruled out because you can't get them at the moment and there is also some doubt over their current quality. Looked at Goodyear Wranglers and Michelin 4x4 ATs after having ruled out Coopers (ATs a bit too tame and STs a bit too aggressive for my intended uses(s))
Final thing that tipped the scales from Michelin to Yokohama was price $229.00 each compared to $280.00. Probably still would have gone Yokohama if the price was no dearer than Michelin. Yokohama seem to have a slightly more aggressive pattern than the Michelin so I don't know how noisy they will be.
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 07:14

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 07:14
Where are you Rosscoe - that price is $16 per tyre cheaper than I can get around here.
Cheers
Pete
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 08:52

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 08:52
Pete,

I'm in Wollongong. The price is from Blairs Tyres at Russel Vale. Bob Jane couldn't/wouldn't go below $265.00 for the same tyre.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 16:32

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 16:32
Ordered some for the Pathy after checking them in person. Fittin saturday this weekend, isnt it ?

they look good, but are soft rubber compound, so if 20394823094230498klms is your plan, they go elsewhere...
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Reply By: floyd - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 17:45

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 17:45
I have a set of the Geolander AT's on the hilux and would not buy them again. Got talked into them by the dealer. I agree with th edealer that the tread is great and they stick to anything. The only problem that I have is that they are so soft that they get chewed on almost anything and I am looking to change them at 50,000 kms. I have got 80,000 out of BFG At's and will buy the BFG's again over the Yokahamas. They were cheaper than most tyre but will not last as long. From what I can gather Yokahamas are a softer tyre than most and will chew more easily.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 07:17

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 07:17
Thanks everyone - like Roscoe I was going to fit BFGs but can't get them. Think I will get go for the GO11s
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: rolande- Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:06

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:06
What is the problem with BFG's, been in 4 tyre places today pricing them and no problems with supply, and yes, they all have "Made in USA" stamped on them
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:51

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:51
Depends on the size you are after, I think. I wanted 265/70/R16. I believe 265/75/R16 are available but they are technically illegal on my car.
The "gos" is that the tyres are now being made in smich new factory in Thailand and there have been some problems.
Apparently there is an expected delay in availability because of a "mould" or "die" problem at the factory.
How much truth or myth is in these stories is anybodies' guess.
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 17:30

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 17:30
Ditto Rosscoe's advice - I've had similar advice from 5 different tyre retailers. 265/70R16 A/T BFGs will not be available in Australia until early December. Apparently the mould for this size died and BFG (Michelin own them now and have done for some time) are stocking the big markets of USA and Europe before we even get a trickle in Aus.
Cheers
Pete
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Follow Up By: rolande- Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 20:11

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 20:11
O.K. So 265/70's are in short supply, I was looking at 265/75's
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 08:50

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 08:50
Roilande,

I think you should be OK with that size, but not sure.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 18:30

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 18:30
Thanks for the input everyone - I've decided to go with these tyres and will have a set fitted on Saturday.
Cheers
Pete
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 08:48

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 08:48
Pete,

Had mine fitted yesterday afternoon. They seem no noisier than the Geolander Highway tyres that they replaced and with 35 psi (Mitsubishi recommend 28 psi) they don't feel any harder either. Maybe I can't hear them over the sound of the diesel. I had a V6 petrol before.
My wife thinks that they look a bit "woosy" from the side. She thinks the B F Goodrich looked better.
I won't be able to report on the off-road performance until we start our next big trip in August. Can't wait!!!

Rosscoe
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 18:56

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 18:56
Had the Yokahamas fitted on saturday - first thing I noticed was that there is absolutely no R no vibration or wobble in my steering with these tyres and that was just with basic dynamic balance. Had the BFGs balanced at least 10 times by different places in 60000kms and the buggers still wouldn't run true (Bob Jane gold balance included). Tookl the patrol out on the highway and gave it a good run at various speeds - steering wheel rock steady and no vibes. Just hope they hold up as well off road. I will put another post up about these tyres on my return from Cape York in mid-September.
Once again thanks for the input everyone.
Cheers
Pete
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