New Tyres for my Chery Tiggo SUV

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2 months back started searching for tyres to replace the aging ones on my 4 years plus Chery SUV. Even though still have about some 40% thread pattern balance, however the sidewall near the shoulder pattern have started to have fine crack lines and the thread pattern rubber have harden.
My tyre size of 235/60R16 got a few to choose from. Passenger car Conti CC5, BS new GR-100, GY Efficient Grip SUV or Yokohama Geolandar H/T or their New Geolandar SUV to name a few.
Previous tyres were Conti CC1 that came with the car, so did not want the CC5. No H/T tyres because it will be noisy, so finally decided to try the New Yokohama Geolandar SUV said to be quiet, Comfy and have good rolling resistance.

Fitted them at Quicksave, USJ.


235/60R16 size Yokohama Geolandar SUV tyres


Close up of thread pattern


Mounted on the SUV rims






Finish mounting all 4 tyres


Going for alignment


Alignment being done


Completed.

Initial drive out from Quicksave, can feel that they are more quiet, anyway new tyres should be, but feel that they were slightly more comfortable only. So when reached home, took out my air pressure gauge to check the air pressure.
All four tyres with 35psi, the tyre shop personnel was not wrong because that is the recommended air pressure for a loaded SUV, but in town I use the lowest recommended and that is 30psi. After reducing all to 30psi can feel the SUV was much more comfortable... :biggrin:
Running over the yellow lines, previously a lot of thump thump thump, now a more quiet tub, tub, tub.... :adore:

Now, after about 3 weeks plus of use, the tyres seems to have run in further. It felt even more quiet and comfortable. As this is a family SUV, I drive my VR slightly more then this SUV, my wife drives it too so what is better to ask her for her opinion too.
She only knows that the tyres have been changed, but she do not know much about tyres. So when I ask her how she felt about the tyres, she said more quiet and much more comfortable. This is in comparison to the previous set of passenger car tyre the Conti CC1. What shock me more was she added, but I feel the SUV now does not slow down much when I decelerate. So I told her this tyre have low rolling resistance and this suppose to aid in better fuel economy. If this came from her without her knowing then the tyre really have good rolling resistance..... :biggrin:

---------- Post added at 04:45 PM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 04:43 PM ----------

However this tyre pattern seems to pick up small pebbles. Not a major issue as they do fall off too as the amount does not build up....

 

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treadwear rating is above 400 rite?
your tiggo must be on comfort suspension setting and it does not weigh that much as reducing the tire pressure improved comfort level.

my falken stz at tire with 500 treadwear rating is super long lasting
only 30% used after abt 3 yrs.
hard sidewal but noise can be consider quiet for an at rubber.
 

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treadwear rating is above 400 rite?
your tiggo must be on comfort suspension setting and it does not weigh that much as reducing the tire pressure improved comfort level.

my falken stz at tire with 500 treadwear rating is super long lasting
only 30% used after abt 3 yrs.
hard sidewal but noise can be consider quiet for an at rubber.
Threadwear rating is 600 for this Yoko rubber.
Not sure if the suspension is on comfort setting as with 35psi the bounce can be more harsh.
Your Falken STZ is the STZ04 model? Looks more like H/T tyres pattern similar to the Geolandar G051 model thread pattern.
My previous tyres are passenger car tyre, Conti CC1. Car is 4 years plus, and I bought the previous year of manufacture car, so tyres are coming 5 years. Sidewall starting to have fine crack lines. Thread pattern rubber also harden so better to change them even though still have around 40% thread pattern balance
 

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Merdeka weekend went on outstation trip. Increase air pressure to 220kpa as I usually increase it for outstation trip because of slightly heavier load and higher speed. Was a bit surprised with the slight increase of air pressure the tyres were quite bumpy at higher speed (90 to 100kph) on uneven trunk road. On smooth road, however they were very stable and steering was pretty precise.
On the highway they were pretty good. Stable and planted. Went through a heavy shower along the way and with no aquaplaning issue.
On noise issue it depends a lot on the road. Even on tarred road, on some it was quiet and on some not so quiet. On concrete part of the highway as usual, different tyre noise with different pitch.
Overall, very happy with the tyres...... :top:
 

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yes,mine is the 04 model.
last weekend had a conversation with my dad.he might want to let go the current 16inch wheel the pajero is on.
i kinda like it as its steel type and really suit 4x4.

slight increase with huge effect means yr sidewall is super stiff.
good for handling.
 

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After 4 months and more then 5k km on the Yokohama Geolandar SUV tyres, they are still going strong. Hardly any wear even on the front 2 drive wheels. Rears like no wear at all....hahhahhahha

Front left tyre - slightly more wear on the left shoulder, probably due to many roundabout at my area


Front right tyre - only slight wear even after 5k km


Left rear tyre - like brand new still


Right rear tyres - also hardly any wear after 5k km. Maybe pick up more small pebbles....hahhahhaha
 

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so....now i knew why new forester used this tyre :biggrin:


but drivers in oversea currently hated this tyre in winter/light snow..... :rofl:
Thread pattern too pampered looking.will only trap dirt/snow/mud thus drifting will begin in no time.
but,this thread will pleased your ear and better grip in our rainy seaso .

even my falken stz at oso slide in light mud but maybe due to my throttle action.
 

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so....now i knew why new forester used this tyre :biggrin:


but drivers in oversea currently hated this tyre in winter/light snow..... :rofl:
Even though rated M+S, I feel the pattern is too fine for m + s. Cannot dig into mud, probably snow as well, but good for tarmac.....:biggrin:
 

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Even though rated M+S, I feel the pattern is too fine for m + s. Cannot dig into mud, probably snow as well, but good for tarmac.....:biggrin:
Such pattern wont dig but just scrape the surface and let the mud/snow stuck on the thread.most at are oso the same.

maybe u should try the tire on some plantation,its fun when the tire start to loose traction at low speed as most of us are more associated with losing traction as high speed.
in my case its even boggling at some time thinking how a 2 ton pajero can slide gracefully in thin mud.

Tiggo is full time 2wd rite.if not then u have an excuse to work the 4x4 drivetrain.
 

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Such pattern wont dig but just scrape the surface and let the mud/snow stuck on the thread.most at are oso the same.

maybe u should try the tire on some plantation,its fun when the tire start to loose traction at low speed as most of us are more associated with losing traction as high speed.
in my case its even boggling at some time thinking how a 2 ton pajero can slide gracefully in thin mud.

Tiggo is full time 2wd rite.if not then u have an excuse to work the 4x4 drivetrain.
Nope, H/T tyres more rugged then these SUV tyres and A/T even more rough, then M/T.

Tiggo is 2WD only, cannot go off road....hhahhahaha:biggrin:
 

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Front tyre


The tyres are hardly worn even though already done more than 10k km on them. As you can see only the outer shoulder got some wear

Rear Tyre


The rear tyre shows even less wear, like still brand new. With 600 thread wear rating, this tyre will be very long wearing.....
 

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600????????????????
 

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After running another few months on these Geolandar SUV, I had them rotated even though the wear is very little. The fronts shows a little wear at the outer shoulder pattern, whereas in the rear hardly any wear

This is the front tyre, can see a little wear on the right which is the outer side, now rotate to the rears


The rear tyre shows hardly any wear now rotate to the front
 

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and I thought 400 wear rating was high......Based on experience, by ex-tyre tyres rating was 430, and after 4 years use, still retain about 60% thread.
I guess I could still use it for another 2-3 years....OMG

Imagine 600 rating....