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Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 | GO STRONG!



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OFF-ROAD PERFORMANCE | Proprietary GEO-SHIELD™ Technology


We recently were invited by Yokohama Tire to attend the launch of an exciting new tire in their off-road segment. We traveled to the tiny town of Gateway, CO for some experience with this tire under harsh conditions. Being a short distance away from Moab, UT and at 4,600 feet, Gateway features some unique topography and terrain.

A little history on the aggressive side of the Geolander line:

  • Super Digger was launched ~1998 and was an immediate hit with off-road racers. This tire is still produced today in one size for the race crowd.
  • Geolander M/T+ ~2007. Directional mud terrain tire


Introducing the new Geolander M/T G003!




As confirmed by independent testing, this tire features:

  • New wide and flat contact patch, resulting in 8%. longer tread life.
  • New rubber compound for improved cut and chip resistance.
  • 3-ply sidewall with high turn-up.
  • 2.3db quieter than the leading competitor's product.
  • 51' shorter stopping distance in wet conditions.

During the trip, we drove the tires in two different scenarios: A controlled closed course race environment and natural open fire roads and trails.

For the closed course event, we strapped into VORE Challenge series trucks and were turned loose on a race course in the middle of a valley. Terrain consisted of hard pack, gravel over hard pack, and soft silt. In addition, there were several sharp hills which provided limited air time. The tires hooked up very well, especially in the deep silt which existed in several of the turns. No issues with any of the tires during our session, but we did note some rubbing damage on one of the race vehicles due to contact with the fender.



For the next event, we loaded into Jeeps and headed out into open country via fire roads and established trails. These Jeeps had mild 2” lifts and were shod with 35x12.50-17 tires.




We experienced a variety of trail conditions:

  • hard pack
  • gravel over hard pack
  • soft silt
  • jagged rock gardens
  • light mud
  • snow
  • both wet/dry asphalt.

All-in-all, the tire performed extremely well in all conditions. No punctures, tread chunking, irregular wear, or other issues were observed on any of the vehicles during the testing (note: we were the last group to attend after a week of testing and were told the same sets of tires were used all week). In some of the rock gardens, we purposely tried to puncture a sidewall by hitting sharp, jagged rocks at a bad angle. No such luck, even though the tires were inflated to 30 PSI.



Yokohama is being very aggressive with it's re-entry into this segment. Sponsorship of NORRA, NitroCircus, several off-road competition teams, and Horsepower Adventures in Baja are complete.

20 initial launch sizes will begin shipping on July 1st. Stay tuned for more Yokohama product launches in this segment in the coming months!


Check out the slideshow below for additional photos from the Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 launch event.




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Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003
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Click here for online: Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 Sizing and Availability

Also available in-store by special order HERE




-KEY FEATURES-

  • Triple-Polymer Tread Compound - Provides exceptional wear performance, extending tread life

  • Optimized Block-to-Void and Sipes - Provide outstanding grip and significantly shorter stopping distance on wet roads

  • Stone and Mud Ejector Blocks - Provide maximum traction

  • Aggressive Sidewall Armor - Creates a bold, new loo while deliverig off-road traction and protection from damage

  • GEO-SHIELD™ Technology - Multiple sidewall plies, steel belts, a full nylon cap and high turn-up carcass provide strength and protection in harsh off-road conditions.

  • Advanced Variable Pitch Tread Design - Assures a quiet, on-highway ride


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See below for additional write-ups from the Yokohama Geolandar M/T G003 launch event:


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Visually it looks like a big step forward for Yokohama MT style tire.
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  • 2.3db quieter than the leading competitor's product.
Who do you consider the leading competitor? You comparing this to the Toyo Open Country, since it looks similar? Also, what is price/availability?

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Who do you consider the leading competitor? You comparing this to the Toyo Open Country, since it looks similar? Also, what is price/availability?
Pricing along with the initial launch sizes coming soon! We'll update this thread once we have this info.

With regard to road noise, 3rd party testing states this tire is 2.3dB quieter on-road over leading competitor tires which I believe is the KM2 and Open Country M/T.

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Here is the first wave of sizes projected to launch July 1st!


LT315/75R16 127Q

35X12.50R17 121Q
37X12.50R17 124Q
LT235/80R17 120Q
LT255/75R17 111Q
LT265/70R17 121Q
LT285/70R17 121Q
LT295/70R17 121Q

33X12.50R18 118Q
35X12.50R18 123Q
LT285/65R18 125Q
LT295/70R18 129Q
LT305/70R18 126Q

33X12.50R20 114Q
35X12.50R20 121Q
37X12.50R20 126Q
37X13.50R20 127Q
LT275/65R20 126Q
LT295/60R20 126Q
LT305/55R20 121Q

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Additional details, including availability, added to post #2.

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No 35x12.5x15's....bummer
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No 35x12.5x15's....bummer
Not at this time but that size may be added in the future.

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Nice tire to compare to GY MTR.

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Is anyone running a set of these yet? How are you liking them?

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