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what year is it?
 

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I also switched to these on my 1999. I like the look a lot! Pretty good in snow, too. Think I took a 2-4 mpg hit, though part of that is winter gas and a new, shorter commute.
 

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Think I took a 2-4 mpg hit, though part of that is winter gas and a new, shorter commute.
I, too, took a 2-4 mgp hit on my '18 2.5 limited. While that hurts a bit, I do really like the way the G015s look and I would feel safer taking them in snow or on the dirt.
 

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@[email protected] After this past week I feel like I owe these tires a bunch more praise!
In New England, potholes tend to sprout before Groundhog Day and stay in bloom until open hunting season (aka the DOT road crews get into gear).
In the last two weeks I've slammed into invisible (under puddles) potholes that were at least a 4" sharp rise. The latest one, I learned when I came back to drop a traffic cone in it, had a 6"-deep pothole-in-the-pothole. Ouch!
Yet, no extra wobble, no lost air yet, and I don't think I bent the rim (same one each time, of course). So hooray for d*** good sidewalls, Yokohama! For the record, I'm running just at 32 PSI

I did knock a foglight loose, though... gotta tighten that up today.
 

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I got a set of 235 65 17s installed on our '18 Limited the other day too. So far I like them. Definitely a bunch firmer than the OEM tires which is good in terms of steering and highway stability, bad in terms of small bump compliance, and they are slightly noisier on the road. Overall I think they are a great tire for the OB if you have some off-road intentions but don't want to deal with the noise and ride of a more truckish tire like the K02 Bridgestones.
 

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@[email protected] After this past week I feel like I owe these tires a bunch more praise!
In New England, potholes tend to sprout before Groundhog Day and stay in bloom until open hunting season (aka the DOT road crews get into gear).
In the last two weeks I've slammed into invisible (under puddles) potholes that were at least a 4" sharp rise. The latest one, I learned when I came back to drop a traffic cone in it, had a 6"-deep pothole-in-the-pothole. Ouch!
Yet, no extra wobble, no lost air yet, and I don't think I bent the rim (same one each time, of course). So hooray for d*** good sidewalls, Yokohama! For the record, I'm running just at 32 PSI

I did knock a foglight loose, though... gotta tighten that up today.
Wow, that is a good testament to the toughness of these tires.Thank you for sharing.

I got a set of 235 65 17s installed on our '18 Limited the other day too. So far I like them. Definitely a bunch firmer than the OEM tires which is good in terms of steering and highway stability, bad in terms of small bump compliance, and they are slightly noisier on the road. Overall I think they are a great tire for the OB if you have some off-road intentions but don't want to deal with the noise and ride of a more truckish tire like the K02 Bridgestones.
I agree with you on the Yokohama G015 tires being quiet while providing great traction. I've had them for about 2 years with solid results on 2 vehicles.
 

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How are the Geolanders treating you? I'm interested in these and want to hear more about the MPG hit from using oversized tires, right?

Anyone using this tire in original sizing? I'll probably be shopping for new tires in the coming 6 months.
 

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How are the Geolanders treating you? I'm interested in these and want to hear more about the MPG hit from using oversized tires, right?

Anyone using this tire in original sizing? I'll probably be shopping for new tires in the coming 6 months.
I'm using Geolanders in the 17" stock size.

After just over 20,000 miles in 16 months, it looks like I've taken a 2 to 3 MPG hit in fuel economy. No regrets, though. I'm very pleased with the tires. They were awesome in snow, seem to be wearing well, and everything is a compromise.
 

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I'm using Geolanders in the 17" stock size.

After just over 20,000 miles in 16 months, it looks like I've taken a 2 to 3 MPG hit in fuel economy. No regrets, though. I'm very pleased with the tires. They were awesome in snow, seem to be wearing well, and everything is a compromise.
Why would you take a mileage hit with original sized tires?
 
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