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matmatician 11-19-2012 10:49 AM

Thoughts on Yokohama YK580's
 
These are just my thoughts on the new tires I bought, so take them with a grain of salt. I had Michelin Energy's on my car before, and definitely rode them for all they were worth. The technician who replaced my wheels and tires said that I should have replaced them 10k miles ago... oops!

SO, needless to say, my car handles much, MUCH better now. The grip hasn't been lost once yet, and I used to chirp the tires leaving any stoplight on a hill before. (note: I live in the Seattle area, so just about every stop light is on a hill) Now I can leave lights without looking like I'm trying to burnout, and I haven't hydroplaned once. I drove through 2 huge puddles on the way to work this morning, which is what made me want to write this review. I thought for sure that I was gonna hydroplane, but these things kept me planted even as I was sending roostertails up that were taller than my car.

To make this even better, the price was awesome. I went to Discount Tire, and they hooked me up with a very competitive rate (competetive enough to convince me away from Continental DWS's) and I even got a $60 dollar rebate. I think I got all 4 for less than 380 bucks. Talk about a deal! And with a 65k mile warranty too! Also, the ride is a lot quiter now as well.

Anyone else have thoughts on them? Feel free to post here!

Indy'sexclusiveZx3 11-19-2012 11:34 AM

Well since I work at a discount tire and own thous tires there great untill the end they start to get noisy but for a price like that it can't compare

jdetzel 11-19-2012 03:47 PM

Gets my vote!
I have been a Discount Tire customer for 20 years and have owned several sets of Yokohamas.
I may get that tire when my Michelins wear out.

felixthecat 11-19-2012 05:16 PM

Made by Yokohama to Discount's spec's= Nothing wrong w/ that.

Indy'sexclusiveZx3 11-19-2012 08:57 PM

That's what happens when your a multi billon dollar company you have tire company's jumping thru hoops for you and you customers

jburkey28 11-27-2012 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Indy'sexclusiveZx3 (Post 4462711)
That's what happens when your a multi billon dollar company you have tire company's jumping thru hoops for you and you customers

Giant Amen to that.. I've always used Belle Tire and run Sumitomos, but from what i hear Yokos aren't bad either.

Geezer 11-28-2012 12:12 AM

Like any tire company, Yokohama makes good tires and some not so good tires. I had the YK520's on my Mazda6. This model was eventually replaced by the current 580's. The 520's were fine for a daily driver. They had good ride quality primarily due to their soft sidewalls but seemed to understeer more than I liked. As they wore they started to make a whining sound especially at lower speeds. They had a 65K mile warranty as well but barely made it to 40K miles. I used Discount Tires prorated warranty without any hassles and got some Conti DWS's. Hopefully the 580's are an improvement in performance and longevity over the older 520's.

matmatician 11-28-2012 12:36 AM

so far, I've not lost grip, and I've hit a few onramps at... generous... speeds lol


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