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Unread 17th March 2017, 07:31 PM
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Default Geolandar A/T GO15

The Geolandar AT/S GO12 gets a lot of positive reviews but in the USA and some other countries this tyre has been replaced by the A/T GO15.

So, I thought I might start a new thread (move if wishing!) re this tyre as I haven't been able to find any details re a proposed release date in Australia.

Does anyone have any idea how long an Australian tyre release has followed a US release? I could always phone the local tyre dealer and see if they know but I thought someone here might have some idea. I figure I could either wait for the new tyre to be released as it may be significantly better or there should be better deals on the current tyre.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/product-r...andar-at-g015/
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It people like these are available now as per Yokohama website and this video:

http://www.yokohama.com.au/Tyres/Geolandar-AT.aspx
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I believe some stores are selling the G015 already
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I've been using the AT/S GO12 tyres for about 10 years now, and they have been great. Unfortunately the GO15 doesn't come in a 215/60 16 size (03 Foresters), so hopefully the GO12 tyres are on the market for a while yet, s I don't expect they would produce a 215/60 size for what is now a fairly small market, only a few cars run that size. 215/65 gets too close to the suspension components with snow chains.
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Spot on Hilly, the Go12 is a great tyre. I run two sets 215/60/16 for the snow and 215/65/16 for off road!!
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How do you guys feel about the tire being rated for Light truck application?
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It makes all the difference in the world, both ways:

- LT will have stronger sidewalls, which makes it perfect for extended use at low pressures

But the LT requires higher street pressures, which means that airing down is no longer optional and that the ride is bound to be a little harsher.

I have the old Geolander ATS and TA KO2 at present so the differences are obvious.

I am not sure what people like about the old ATS, assuming it is the same as G012. I have had two sets and they are hands down the worst tire I have had this decade. While they are just fine off-road, their performance in corners and under emergency braking is downright scary. The KO2s are far superior on road!

Other tires we have had on our Subarus this decade: Toyo Open Country AT II (excellent all around, superb on dirt), Nitto 420S (outstanding road tire), Yoko 580 (ok street tire), Sumitomo HTR Sport (fine street tire), Continental WhateverContactItWas (stock OB tire, awful off pavement, fine on road), BFG TA KO2: surprisingly excellent performance on road (though harsher ride), superb offroad at low pressures.
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I am not sure what people like about the old ATS.
Nor am I. Perhaps they like changing tyres in the bush.
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I am not sure what people like about the old ATS, assuming it is the same as G012. I have had two sets and they are hands down the worst tire I have had this decade. The KO2s are far superior on road!
The Coopers I had when I got my car were actually worse on road, although unlike the ATS I never got a puncture. The KO2's might be far superior on road to the ATS, but I suspect my RE002's are better again, without ever having let me down off road.
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Nor am I. Perhaps they like changing tyres in the bush.
Never had a puncture with them yet.

However, one reason is the lack of 215/60 16 tyres - if you need that size, you don't have much choice (if you are after an A/T type tyre). Would love to try the TA K02 if they had the right size!
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