Yokohama Geolandar X-AT G016, a mud tyre in a business suit?
We've taken the Yokohama Geolandar X-AT G016 around the block for over 10,000K's. Playing around in mud, sand, on the farm & highway to see how the Yokohama X-AT's hold up.
These tyres are designed as a balance between mud terrain tyres and all terrain tyres. Essentially making it a mud tyre in a business suit.
Let's see how the Yokohama Geolandar X-AT G016 went during our long term review.
Yokohama Geolandar X-AT G016 tyre review, does it hold up?
Full Transcript of the video:
- Gudday, Jared from Tyre Review here, and I've spent the last 10,000 Ks on the Yokohama X-AT, that's the GO16 for those playing along at home. And we brought it up here because this is where it belongs. We're on a muddy track, and we've just got to the top of the thing and driven through a puddle that's right there. It's a bit bigger than your average puddle.
The GO16 it's an interesting beast. It's halfway between the all terrain and mud terrain. So, at the start, before I actually started driving on this tyre, I actually spent a little while on the mud terrain, just to give it a bit of a balance because I've used the all terrain before, but I hadn't used the Yokohama mud terrain.
And one of the things that I noticed about the mud terrain is it's the same as most mud terrains is that you can feel at low speeds. You can feel the tread prints and you can hear it at the highest speeds. And I was curious to see if the GO16 which is again, it's halfway between. So and it's also got the three ply carcass, which is very similar to the mud terrain tyre, but it's got a more all terrain tyre inspired tread pattern where you've actually got these sipes here, that are wider.
Off road performance with the Yokohama Geolandar X-AT G016 tyres
So you're actually gonna be better off road, but they've actually got a denser packed tread block in the middle. So I really wanted to see what characteristics they pulled from the all-terrain and what characteristics they pulled from the mud terrain. And I've gotta say, I'm impressed with them off road. I can get dirty and I had some fairly serious little spots coming up here and we've taken them in the snow and that sort of thing before. They get dirty no problem. It's more on the road where I want to sort of talk about this a little bit more.
So I'll get back in the car and we'll go for a drive down the hill and we'll talk to you again on the road. So we're on the gravel now, and these tyres also perform really well on the gravel. Like they're surefooted and I tend to drive fast as you know, and oh, sorry to the speed limit, and they're certainly well and truly capable of keeping up with me on that, and they're also really good on the blacktop.
The only spots that I've found, where they, are not quite keeping in mind that these are an aggressive all-terrain or at time mud terrain, depending on hey, look at it, almost think of it as a, like they've taken the mud tyre and actually stuck it into a business suit or at least a polo shirt so that, it's a mud tyre carcass with the all-terrain tyre grip. but in the wet, they sort of exhibit a little bit of the characteristics of a mud tyre and a little bit of the characteristics of an all terrain tyre.
Driving performance of the Yokohama X-AT tyres
So they've actually got a little bit of the mud tyre under steer, a little bit of the all-terrain tyre oversteer, so around a round about you can lose the tyre a little bit if you're going a little bit too quickly. You can lose the nose a little bit if you're going, if you're not putting your weight in the right place. So just be a little bit careful there. So drive to the conditions as you should be doing anyway, you shouldn't be driving like a nit like me, and also dry traction is just slightly down.
And so I noticed on some quick corners, but also if you're doing a quick turn on the bitumen, then you may find that they're just not quite holding on as well as an all terrain would, but again, these are mud tyres in a business suit so what do you expect? But otherwise great tyre, can't see any real problems with them. They perform fantastically.
And what I would probably recommend these tyres for is actually for the traditional Overlander. So have people who might be driving around the country, who would normally choose a noisy mud terrain tyre. Choose these, because these are the mud tyre carcass, but they've actually got a grip or trip patent that actually has some good grip, but it's still well and truly comfortable on the road and is not noisy.
There is perhaps a little bit of tyre whine that you might notice at around about 80 sort of Ks or that's what I got. But that's not noticeable. And for the trade off that you get for a tyre like this, it's totally worth it. So that's my review. The GO16 X-AT from Yokohama. Thanks, y'all.
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