View Full Version : Anyone run Geolanders?

February 15th, 2006, 01:01 AM
Just wondering about how you like them on and off road.

February 15th, 2006, 01:50 AM
I assume you are talking about the MT's.....I know a couple of people who have ran them and like them. But they have only wheeled MI trails, nothing hard. I don't know how well they would do in the UP or Canada mud, or how strong the sidewalls are. Plus the couple people I know who had them didn't complain about them, but also went to another tire the next time around.

I know they just redesigned them a little, but its really hard to tell what they changed.

I personally think Yokohamas, Kumhos, Toyo, etc should only go on foreign rigs like Toyotas, Nissan, etc. :P

February 15th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Still leaning toward the XTerrain...good road wear and good off road. Just gotta find a good price. Can't find a set of lightly used swampers anywhere either.

February 15th, 2006, 11:44 PM
Tim check out this ebay add. Price seems really good for 35" Xterrians....don't know about shipping cost, I didn't read the whole add.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-NEW-PRO-C...1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-NEW-PRO-COMP-XTERRAIN-35-12-50R15-TIRES-FREE-SHIPPING_W0QQitemZ8039159368QQcategoryZ66473QQrdZ1 QQcmdZViewItem)

February 16th, 2006, 08:44 PM
Tires won't ship till March 1? :blink:

Scam going on there...

February 19th, 2006, 04:15 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(MuddyPaws &#064; Feb 16 2006, 07&#58;44 PM) 10483</div>

Tires won&#39;t ship till March 1? :blink:

Scam going on there...

Oh, sorry &#39;bout that. Like I said I didn&#39;t read the whole page, just noticed the price.

February 19th, 2006, 06:02 PM

As far as the tires in the ad not shipping until March 1st......could be a good reason why. Maybe he&#39;s running them on a DD and his new tires won&#39;t arrive until then? Dunno.....just a thought. Might not be a scam necessarily&#33;&#33;

As far as the Geolanders go.....if you&#39;re talking about the MTs.....one of our former club members (Timberwolf&#39;s son) ran a set of 33 x 12.50s on his ranger. Ran &#39;em all the way down to the wear bars&#33;&#33;&#33;

They did really well on just about everything he ran &#39;em on. Even made a trip or two to Canada on &#39;em. He drove &#39;em every day on the road too. He didn&#39;t get a lot of miles out of them....they wore pretty fast on the pavement, especially for a radial. MUCH faster than a comparable radial such as a BFG or a Goodyear MT/R.

As Mike stated, they have changed the tire since he had his set. The changes aren&#39;t really noticeable....mostly a slight change to the tread and a compound change, so the tread wear might be slightly better now.

Oh....and while our club member had them on his rig.....the Trolls affectionately referred to them as YO YO MAMMAS&#33;


Oh....and one more thing.....

If you want to check out the way they wore, the next time you&#39;re at Vic&#39;s...he still has them in the garage&#33;

June 5th, 2007, 07:47 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Roadhouse &#064; Feb 15 2006, 01&#58;50 AM) 10411</div>

I personally think Yokohamas, Kumhos, Toyo, etc should only go on foreign rigs like Toyotas, Nissan, etc. :P

I resemmble that remark&#33;&#33; Well, I did. I remmeber the quote "Jap truck, Jap tires". I had Yokohama Muddiggers on my old &#39;Yota. Aweomse in mud but they were absolutely terrible in sand. They wore ok from what I remember. I had seen a set wear bad but that was caused by overiflation on a heavier truck.

I recently found the newer Kumho Road Venture MTs. I am pretty sure about running these soon. They have a similar tread pattern to the Yoko MTs.

BFG is owned by Michelin which is based out of France.

June 5th, 2007, 10:10 PM
We run the load range E Geolander all terrains on the back of several of our dually work trucks. They wear like steel, but I&#39;ve never had a traction problem with any of them.

June 13th, 2007, 10:35 PM
New treads and rollers.

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/attachment.ph...mp;d=1181689147 (http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=10890&d=1181689147)

June 15th, 2007, 12:16 PM
Sweet&#33;&#33; Those would fit on my Tacoma, too........