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Yokohama Geolander A/T-S

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Is anyone running the 225/60/17 Yokohama Geolander A/T-S on their 2010 Outback? If so, how are they?


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Thanks... just ordered them up this morning. Should have them by Thursday.

I cant stand the soft sidewall of the stock tires!
Got my tires on finally and couldn't be happier. Gone is the "splashy" feel of the stock tires. Impact harshness about the same but transmits more through the body than the steering wheel now (stiffer sidewall). Just a touch nosier over coarse cement or pavement at speed, but thats to be expected being an A/T tire (people run studs here that tear up the road surface!). New tires dont follow road irregularities like the stock tires did w/much less steering correction needed. A delight on the freeway compared to the wondering Continentals.

The thing I noticed first on the way home was how they weight up the steering wheel nicely. Car simply handles better, is more fun to drive and now I can go off road w/o worry. I can say confidently that the 2010 Outback should of come with these tires when it was new w/o hesitation. They also look pretty sweet! (see attached)

I thought I would need stiffer springs to "sport up" the OB's ride, but that idea is gone now. I just want a bit thicker rear sway bar and I'll be a happy camper!
Can someone tell me why Subaru puts street tires on a vehicle that is promoted as off road oriented anyway?

Note: This review is coming from an owner who came from a 2009 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 4x4 that was slightly lifted and running 33" inch, 3 ply sidewall tires.


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Update: A loss of -.6 MPG running these tires. Regardless, the trade-off was worth it. Also, that weird pulsing/wobble sensation in the steering wheel when cornering at speed is pretty much non-existent now.
'05 Outback2.5i said:

As much as I hate to say it, if you were to have a testing authority run the car through a number of handling tests, I'd bet that it would 'do better' on the stock tires, despite the improved feel...
yes, it was hypothetical question, thanks. and of course it would show better stats on a road tire than an a/t tire, thats a given.

not to redirect this thread, but it always amazes me how people buy vehicles. they tend to base it more on statistics (lateral grip, horsepower, etc.) or "wow factor" than what would actually fit thier lifestyle best. there were a lot of good cars that came out over the years but sadly died because of lack of image management contribution.

funny, a subaru is considered cool in the pacific north west, but not in my hometown of San Diego.
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