Hey Sandyeggo weee they hard to locate in San Diego? I’m in Ventura County and am thinking about these tires. Hope your able to post updates! Thanks!!
There is also a huge difference in snow. These tires in the snow are sooo much better than stock. I even aired down once just to see what it was like but I didnt have to.Hwy Sandyeggo, Many rhanks for sharing your experiences with these tires, its most helpful. I didn’t want ro have to spend $$ on a lift kit but I realized I needed some security when I ho soft roading. I look forward to your future posts! Cheers!
for those who went with Yoko G015 on stock 18" wheels, do you notice any acceleration change?
Thanks for the feedback. I will get G015 as my next set.@runnerx
I've been running the Yokos since December and put on 3k miles so far. I didn't feel much of a dip in acceleration, perhaps a little more sluggish when under 3k rpm. Once the car is rolling I couldn't tell at all the tires were a few pounds heavier.
The most noticeable change for me was the change in deceleration. The brakes still work great but it takes a bit more input to get the car to slow since the tires have more mass to maintain momentum. It didn't add to stopping distance, I actually feel safer with the Geos. The overall ride feel is preferable for me and my MPG have actually increased by about .75 mpg per tank. That's not taking into account that my actual speed is slightly higher than my tachometer is reading.
In my opinion you wont notice the difference. The OB 2.5 isn't a fast car to begin with, and the geos dont make it any slower overall. If weight is the concern perhaps throw some lighter weight wheels on to compensate.
Remember you do get a larger contact patch with these tires than the duellers. Even if they weighted the same the friction is higher, slowing the acceleration slightly but adding grip.
Did you end up taking the mud flap off the front well? Looks like it in the picture.Update: Just had the Yokohama Geolandar 235/60/18 107H installed on the 2018 Subaru Outback Limited with 18" OEM wheels (no lift, all stock). The tires feel great off the lot. After 10 miles of city driving I experienced no rubbing at all, even with the wheels fully locked left or right going over curbs. Evans Tires had inflated them to 38 PSI each.
My biggest concern was the front strut rubbing. With the factory Bridgestone Dueler 225/60/18 tires I could fit 2 fingers (index + middle) in the gap. Now with the Yoko's I can only fit one finger in with a tiny bit of wiggle room. It doesn't seem like this will be a problem.
The ride quality is impressive. These tires are just as quiet as the Duelers on the road (only went up to highway speeds) and do a great job of absorbing smaller bumps without feeling 'mushy' like the Duelers did. The snowflake/mountain symbol should allow me to pass into the snow capped mountains of SoCal without needing chains, we will see how that goes. I am keeping the Duelers around since I only put 17k miles on them before I switched. Luckily they all fit in the back of the Outback! Attached are some photos of the before and after.
I made no changes from the stock limited trim. There are small splash guards on all 4 wheels and I didn't have to remove any of them. My outback did not come with free hanging mud flaps, only plastic splash guards which dont drop very low.Did you end up taking the mud flap off the front well? Looks like it in the picture.