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February 27, 2018, 07:08:13 AM
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Andyh

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What size and make of tyres are recommended for the 2007 2,5X?
I bought the vehicle with HiFly HF201 215/60 R16 but they now need replacing. They were highway tyres but I'm looking for tyres more suitable for some gravel/off road use.
215/65 R16 Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 seem to be suitable for both highway and off road?

February 27, 2018, 10:34:41 AM
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Dene

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Heard good things about the G015, you can also look at the G012 HT/S slightly less rugged but still good for gravel.

February 27, 2018, 02:44:03 PM
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I've got g015s fitted at the moment. Less than 5000 km done, but very happy so far. Felt good on gravel. Will have to see how long it lasts.
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February 28, 2018, 08:26:45 AM
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I have gone to a 65 profile, just remember if you do change profile to change the spare as well.

February 28, 2018, 08:37:43 AM
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Perfect tyre and size for the X, I say go for it.

As far as I'm aware the G015 has replaced the G012, even though there is still G012 stock available.
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February 28, 2018, 01:21:08 PM
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I have done about 15 000 on my G 015's.
Very puncture resistant and good on sand and rocks. Made mincemeat of Namibia. Also perfect for our local horrible road.

But.
Vehicle is a bit loose on tar. (Wheel alignment were checked at least 6 times.) Could the compound be a bit hard or the pattern of the tread be not so good for tar?
My G 012's felt more stable but were very prone to punctures. Pattern of tread picked up nails and screws.
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February 28, 2018, 07:27:45 PM
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+1 for the G015s. Done about 11000km with them including a trip to Moz and Atlantis and performed well


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March 08, 2018, 07:19:25 PM
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It would seem that the only Yokohama Geolander in a '60' profile is the 215/60 R16 AT/S G012 which means to get the A/T G015 one must change profile to 215/65R16 but it does look like the G015 has more to offer than the G012 and a 100 000km mileage warranty.

As you say this means changing the spare as well to the 65 profile.

March 08, 2018, 07:50:37 PM
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And if I change to a 65 profile tyre, will the 215/65 A/T G015 fit in the standard spare wheel recess which presumably is designed for 215/60 R16?

March 12, 2018, 11:24:37 AM
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The 65 will fit with a bit of persuasion. ;)

March 12, 2018, 12:02:23 PM
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Andyh

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The local Subaru dealer recommend the G055, unless one is doing a lot of gravel to warrant the G015 or G012 A/T tyres
Again the G055 only comes in 65 profile.

Is the G055 strictly an 'on-road' or highway tyre or can it handle gravel road conditions on occasions??
Anyone, any experience of the G055?

March 12, 2018, 12:51:32 PM
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If you plan to do any dirt, the GO12/5 is the tire to have. The 55's are very soft in the sidewalls and I've seen plenty die on easy gravel roads.
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