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post #31 of 60 Old 02-12-2006, 07:51 PM
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Ordered my Yokos saturday

All this hype about the snowstorm helped me finally make up my mind and plunk down the bucks for the Yokos. $780 for 4, mounted with lifetime rebalancing and rotation from National Tire & Battery. They should be in around Wednesday.

Got 56k out of the stock GDY, which is more than I expected, and I'm sure I'm losing them due to being out of alignment. The front left wore drastically worse than the others, but its way too late to try and save it. Its a "slick" in many areas. That being said, I couldn't resist going out in the 21" of fresh powder this morning. Hey, I still have 3 tires that pass the penny test! Car did fine, and I had a nice time checking out town, watching people spinning tires off on the side of the road.. just like the good ole' days, when we used to have "real" winters around here.

I'm waiting with anticipation the return of the feelings I had when I first got the Murano, and couldn't believe its stickiness and handling, instead of the "OH MY GOD I'M GONNA DIE" I've occasionally experienced in the last couple of years. 20mph in 20" of plowed/driven snow is *not* the same as 60mph over ponding water on the road. There's nothing quite like the feeling of watching your speedo climb from 60 to 90 just because you're driving through an inch of water on the highway, or having the steering wheel yanked out of your hand when you hit a somewhat deep puddle.

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3k mile update on the Yokohama Geolanders:
Based on when the GY's were new vs these tires....................

1) Looks - more truck like, but I like the aggressive side wall tread
I would think all of those who put the Bull bars & side rails on a soft roader like the MO would like a set.
2) Dry - a toss up in my opinion
3) Wet - seat of my pants test, same highway same water build up in a heavy rain - Yoko's I'm glad to say didn't give me the fear of death hydroplane.
4) Snow - NO COMPARISON, the Yoko's kick the GY's a##.
5) Ride - definitely rougher in town, but ok on the highway.
6) Handling - in general day to day driving its hard to tell, I would have to do the road to Hana with both sets!
There are not to many S curves here in KS & the MO isn't a Vet/Viper anyway.

My Conclussion - I gave up some noticeable road comfort for better wet/snow handling. I'm happy with my YOKO's

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3k mile update on the Yokohama Geolanders:

6) Handling - in general day to day driving its hard to tell, I would have to do the road to Hana with both sets!
There are not to many S curves here in KS & the MO isn't a Vet/Viper anyway.

My Concussion - I gave up some noticeable road comfort for better wet/snow handling. I'm happy with my YOKO's
Now that comment brings back a few memories from a past trip. A great road to drive and a wonderful restaurant at the end for lunch!!

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After about 2000 miles, I too am thrilled with the Yokohamas. They have exceeded my expectations in every way, and are much more carlike than I expected. Perhaps this is due to the stiffer SE suspension, which even with the old Eagle LS's, was still pretty harsh on bumps, so I don't notice any difference with the Yokos. As for their appearance, I don't think they look any more trucklike than alternative choices such as the Pirelli Scorpions, Michelin Crossterrain, etc...

So far, dry, wet, and esp snow traction are improved over the stock Eagles. I cannot report any significant difference in fuel economy either. It has been lower (by about 5%) but I think this is more due to the cold weather than the tires themselves.




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"My Concussion - I gave up some noticeable road comfort for better wet/snow handling. I'm happy with my YOKO's "


Good on ya.


With the depth the sunshine drifts around here, I won't be giving up any road comfort.
Still looks like GYs when it's time.
Thanks for the report.


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KSmurano,

You just confirmed my opinion about Yokos. As I do not care about snow here down South I still prefer GDY ride quality. I do not think I would go for a truck tire. It is just plain to harsh and does not offer what Murano is famous for.

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Living up North you need something that can handle snow. I can understand it.

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51k on GDY? Man, you have done well! Driving in 1inch water at 60mph? I do not think any tire would take it. If one does it one ask for troubles…..to say the least.


As to me – not too thrill with GDY but there is no viable alternative right now that I know of. I think of one only – Bridgestone Potenza RE same as on the FX, as it is passenger car tire. I do not think a truck tire is suitable for Murano.

Once again it is my humble opinion. You guys make your own mind.




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how about the toyo proxes st since you won't be driving in the snow??

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how about the toyo proxes st since you won't be driving in the snow??
I do not trust SUV/truck tires. So when time comes, and there is on passenger car tire available I will go for GDY again.




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ohh i wasn't aware that they were truck tires. whoops my bad. it would be nice if they made the goodyear assurance triple treads in the murano's size.

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It would be nice if they made the goodyear assurance triple treads in the murano's size.
That's what I am hoping. Maybe in two years when my Mo needs new shoes the GDY Assurance Triple Tread will be available in her size.

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Question replacement tires for my 04 se

I HAVE AN 04 MIDNIGHT-BLUE SE- AWD WITH THE TOURING PACKAGE, WHICH I PURCHASED IN 02/04.
I LOVE MY MO, ENJOY DRIVING IT AND CURRENTLY HAVE 42 K MILES AND STILL HAVE MY ORIGINAL EAGLES ON IT.

ABOUT A MONTH OR SO AFTER I GOT IT, I DISCOVERED THIS SITE AND HAVE FOUND IT TO BE VERY INFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL AS FAR AS BEING ABLE TO LOOK OUT FOR SYMPTOMS OF POSSIBLE PROBLEM.

I WAS PRETTY SATISFIED WITH THE EAGLES WHEN I FIRST GOT MY CAR. I STILL HAVE THEM ON THE CAR AND THEIR DOWN TO 4/32.
THE FUNNY THING IS THAT SHORTLY AFTER PUTTING ABOUT 23,000 MILES ON THE CARE, I READ THE FIRST POSTS ABOUT REPLACEMENT TIRE AND LEARNED THAT MANY OWNERS NOTICED THE HANDLING, GRIP AND TRACTION STARTED TO GO ONCE THE REACHED THAT POINT.
SINCE THEN ALTHOUGH MY TRACTION, GRIP AND HANDLING WAS STILL PRETTY GOOD ON DRY ROADS (THEN AND NOW) I NOTICED A DRASTIC DECREASE IN RAIN AND SNOW.

SINCE THEN I'VE BEEN READING ALL THE POSTS REGARDING REPLACEMENT TIRE SUGGESTIONS THAT EVERYONE HAS MADE IN THEIR COMMENTS . I'VE ALSO CONSULTED MY DEALERSHIP ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF A BETTER TIRE. EXCEPT FOR GETTING ANOTHER SET OF EAGLES OR MICHELIN THEY CAN'T GIVE ME ANY SUGGESTIONS REGARDING A BETTER TIRE.

AFTER READING ALL THE POSTS RELATING TO TIRE REPLACEMENTS
AND DOING SOME ADDITIONAL RESEARCH, IT SEEMS THAT THE AVON, MICHELIN AND YOKS ARE MY BETS BET.
IT ALSO APPEARS THAT I WILL HAVE TO GO UP IN SIZE FROM MY 235X65X18 TIRES.
IT SEEMS THAT MOST OF YOU HAVE GONE WITH A 265X60X18, WHICH APPEARS TO BE 3 TIRE SIZES LARGER THAT THE OME TIRES.
BUT WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS WHY YOU DID NOT GO TO EITHER A 245X60X18, A 255X55X18 OR ANOTHER TIRE CLOSE TO THE OME SIZE.

I FIGURE THAT THE CLOSER TO THE OME SIZE I AM, MY GAS MILEAGE WILL STAY THE SAME.

I LIVE AND WORK IN THE PHILA, PA. AREA AND BECAUSE I'M A POLICE OFFICER, I TEND TO BE SOMEWHAT AGGRESSIVE WHEN I'M DRIVING.

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Sounds like you have most of the info already, so I'm not sure what you want to know. Keeping it closer to stock tire size means your speedometer will be off by less. By going with 245/60 or 255/55, your speedometer will read too high, and your odometer will show more miles than you actually travelled.

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the closest size to oem for the murano is the 255/60/18 which the toyo's come in and a few other tires. not much selection in that size. but now the michelen cross terrains are out in the oem size and it sounds like you do some driving in the snow so those would probably be your best bet if you wanna keep the stock size

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Had a set of Yoko Geolandars installed today. First impressions: awesome tire! I was still running on OEM Goodyears and these tires seemed to be quieter and have about the same ride quality if not better than the old tires. It poured like the dickens today in Queens/Long Island so I can honestly say that any fears of hydroplaning are now gone with my new acquisition. These tires are very sure-footed and handle very well @ 35psi.

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Since my last update in Feb, the MO has put 10k miles on these shoes and they show little wear.

Even my wife has grown accustomed to the ride (you do feel more), but I think you would even if you had just gone up 3 sizes in the GY's.
What amazed me though was that she even noticed how much better they do in the rain. :eek:

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