Yokohama Geolanders A/T ??

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I had these on my 98 Chev K1500. They were great. I wish I would have switched them to my new truck when I got it. These will be my next set. They look like big lugs but ride very nice. Mine were LT265/75-16.
 
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I had them on a 01 Isuzu Trooper, awesome tires. I used to have a couple of Jeeps and tested many tires; BFG A/T, Firestone Wilderness A/T, Goodyear Wrangler, none of those tires were as good as the Yokos. Price can't be beat either, actually a case where you can get a quality product for a low price. When my Michelins wear out on my Camry I plan on switching to some Yokohoma TRZs ... I just hope Yokohoma doesn't decide before then that they really need to charge more.
 

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Originally posted by guile: I had them on a 01 Isuzu Trooper, awesome tires. I used to have a couple of Jeeps and tested many tires; BFG A/T, Firestone Wilderness A/T, Goodyear Wrangler, none of those tires were as good as the Yokos. Price can't be beat either, actually a case where you can get a quality product for a low price. When my Michelins wear out on my Camry I plan on switching to some Yokohoma TRZs ... I just hope Yokohoma doesn't decide before then that they really need to charge more.
What size did you have on your Trooper? Thinking about the 265/70's, but wondering if I should get the 75's on the Rodeo
 
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I had 265/70x16" on my Trooper, this was an increase from the stock 245/??x16" size. I thought about mounting 265/75s and actually did have one side mounted just to check it out, but with the stock suspension and gearing I was worried about clearance and power loss. The 265/70s fit great though, no clearance issues and I could barely detect any power loss ... the Isuzu 3.5l is a great engine. I've seen 265/75s mounted on a Trooper, they look good, just consider the potential trade-offs. I've even seen 285/75s mounted on a Trooper with a mild lift installed, now those tires really made the Trooper look tough. Thought I'd hate to think what the power loss was. I once upgraded a stock Cherokee (225/75x15") to 31/10.5x15" tires, looked great but the beast could barely pull itself uphill after the larger tires were installed.
 

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I was wondering, hesitating to use the 75's as well - due to powerloss. And the 70's only weight 38#, whereas the 75's are 50#. I did run a temporary set of the 265/75's last year, they were a used set of the Michelin's 10-ply that had come off a diesel truck. When they wore out, I decided to go back to a 245/75 - which, I have got to say, was a bad choice. As they are taller without going wider - gave me feelings of being typsy. The Yok's, have you had any problems with the sidewall strength?
 
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It's not so much the weight that matters as the effect the overall tire diameter has on your gear ratios. I know that some will say going from a 75 to a 70 won't make that much of a difference, but when you've already increased your overall size by going from a 245/70 (original size of stock tire on my Trooper) to a 265/70 you want to avoid any additional power loss. I didn't have any problems with the sidewall strength on my Yokos.
 
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Figured i'd throw in a few cents here, since i was promoting these tires in another thread. I ran 32x11.5x15 AT+2's, and they were great on the highway, as they are sticky, and the sidewalls are decently stiff for such a tall tire. off road, I would drop down to 15-20psi (not doing anything real extreme, just wanted some extra float in the mud) and they handled everything I threw at them.
 
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