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Is any one running the Yokohama Geolandar MT G003?

The last time I had my annual safety inspection, the inspecting tech kinda frowned at the minute surface cracks that were starting to appear on my BFG MT's that I bought in 2005. Been looking at these which are available in 32x 11.50 x 15. Is anyone running these and I'm curious to know what the road noise and manners are like.
Ther's a youtube review on them but it for the 37" size on one of the newer 4 door Wranglers so a lot different vehicle than a CJ-5. https://www.yokohamatire.com/tires/g...RoCpcoQAvD_BwE

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I put them on our YJ and I like them. I think they're quieter than the BFG's on there before, but they were pretty old too. I have heard that some are complaining about wear issues, but since this is a knockaround Jeep, and we don't put a lot of miles on her, I can't verify that part.

We've also just did Kumho Road Venture MT71's on a CJ7 and really like them so far, and saving $30 or so a tire over BFGs was also a consideration.

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tires on the jeep are 16 years old?

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tires on the jeep are 16 years old?
Yeah and theres still a lot of tread on them. But I guess at some point I need to bite the bullet and replace them. Those old BFG MT's have really gotten noisy. There was a period of 3 or 4 years that the Jeep sat a lot and only saw 1000 miles or so a year. Recently, I've been driving it a lot more.
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I put on the Yokohama two years ago. A lot quieter than the old old mudders I had previously. I’ve only been off-road twice since and they’ve been great. Otherwise on pavement it’s a nice ride. I’d definitely recommend them.
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Yeah and theres still a lot of tread on them. But I guess at some point I need to bite the bullet and replace them. Those old BFG MT's have really gotten noisy. There was a period of 3 or 4 years that the Jeep sat a lot and only saw 1000 miles or so a year. Recently, I've been driving it a lot more.
Don't underestimate the effects of age on rubber. There is some suggestion that the death of actor Paul Walker was partly due to tires that were something like 10 years old

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I put on the Yokohama two years ago. A lot quieter than the old old mudders I had previously. Iíve only been off-road twice since and theyíve been great. Otherwise on pavement itís a nice ride. Iíd definitely recommend them.
Thanks, good to know. what size did you get?





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Don't underestimate the effects of age on rubber. There is some suggestion that the death of actor Paul Walker was partly due to tires that were something like 10 years old
Yikes! Only 10 years old?
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Local Yokohama dealer said that there are currently no Geolandar MT G003's in 32x11.50x15 in the U.S. suppliers inventory. Guess I'm out of luck.
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Local Yokohama dealer that there are currently no Geolandar MT G003's in 32x11.50x15 in the U.S. suppliers inventory. Guess I'm out of luck.
I would have suggested looking at the option from Cooper (STT PRO?), as I've been a Cooper fan for a long time. I had several sets, though it was their older MT, that resembled the Toyo and original Goodyear MT/R. I see they have limited availability too though, and do cost more than the Yokohama option. Supply chain issues all around I guess.

Age IS a serious concern too, so it's good that you're looking. 2005 was a few years after BFG had serious issues with their tires coming apart (and that was more the KOs), but being that old now, I'd still be worried. 6yrs is about the limit, from any manufacturer. They generally won't warranty them, even for defects, after 6yrs. Could last many more years, or could fail without warning the next day.
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I looked at Khumo and Cooper. I think I'll select from one of those brands.
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The problem I've had in researching tires is that there are a lot of tread styles that are available in 31x10.50x15 and 33x12.50x15 but not 32x11.50x15. I don't want to go down to 31's because I run 10" rims and 4.10 gears. I run 2" lift and 33's would require me to go to a higher lift and more than likely a CV rear shaft. The higher lift would probably result in a rougher ride so 32's is the happy medium for me.
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The problem I've had in researching tires is that there are a lot of tread styles that are available in 31x10.50x15 and 33x12.50x15 but not 32x11.50x15. I don't want to go down to 31's because I run 10" rims and 4.10 gears. I run 2" lift and 33's would require me to go to a higher lift and more than likely a CV rear shaft. The higher lift would probably result in a rougher ride so 32's is the happy medium for me.
Considering it's no small investment, and you don't sound like the type to swap tires/wheels every six months, I think you should stick with what you know works for you. Most stock rigs will fit a 31, and with a small lift, a lot of folks go to a 33. 32in tires have always kind of been the stepchild in between. If they work for you though, go with that.

You might just have to wait, or really dig for what you want. Hit up the online 4wd outlets, DiscountTireDirect, TireRack, etc. Another option, though maybe an unpopular one, would be to consider a change in wheels. Maybe 16in wouldn't be a terribly noticeable change, but then you're looking at section widths and aspect ratios to try and compare it to your "high flotation" sizes. (285/75-16?) Thinking about it though.... a 285 might be too narrow for a 10in wheel, so you'd be looking at ANOTHER change.
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i would not buy a 16"wheel". That size is harder to find stuff then 15"s.. 17 has the best options for older stuff really. The market is going 20s or more today. Future these smaller sizes may go away or get hard to find or expensive.

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i would not buy a 16"wheel". That size is harder to find stuff then 15"s.. 17 has the best options for older stuff really. The market is going 20s or more today. Future these smaller sizes may go away or get hard to find or expensive.
I was just thinking that. Another thing is that the metric truck sizes are mostly load range E...stiffer side walls.
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