Nissan Frontier Forum banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi

I am about to change my tire to Yokohama Geolandar at g015. I have two choices regular 114t or LT 120r.
Would the LT tire make the ride of my 2015 pro4x cc sb too stiff.
I will do occasional off road. Nothing like rock climbing but going from point A to B in remote area for fishing


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
I have LT E rated tires on my frontier and I put them on my wife xterra, most importantly she noticed no significant ride difference. I think most people who notice a ride change are over inflating just take them to 40psi for our vehicles not the full 80psi.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
Ditto. I have LT E rated BFG KO2s, run then at 38 psi. I didn't notice any difference in ride on my 10 pro4x

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,814 Posts
I ran LTs on my Frontier and also have them on my X. Tire pressure is the key to ride quality and tread life. I run my Dura Tracs at 36 PSI on the X and ran my Hankooks at 36 PSI on the Frontier and they wore perfectly. The somewhat stiffer sidewalls on LTs help the rig to handle better on road and allow for lower pressure off road.

Those of us with upgraded suspension that includes stiffer front springs can remove the front sway bar and notice very little body roll, during normal driving, if we also have LT rated tires. This allows the suspension to cycle through a longer range of travel when off road.

Good Luck with your new tires!
 

·
Rogue Admin
Joined
·
13,349 Posts
I have been running various LT tires on my truck for 10 years. Ride is better, more consistent, in my opinion. LT's enable me to pump them to 50psi for long highways drives and then air down when off-road and out in the bushes hunting - also giving me piece of mind that they have stiffer sidewalls to prevent a flat. Only my snow tires are not LT.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Thanks guys. Thats what I was hoping to hear. Answers from people who have experience rather than a sales rep looking up the specs on the web. I'm not only happy with my first truck but also with the club Frontier community. Thanks again


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Supporting Vendor
Tire & Wheel Specialists
Joined
·
1,805 Posts
I have been running the Yokohama Geolandar GO15 LT tires on my FJ Cruiser for the last couple of years. They ride very smooth, quiet and have great traction.

I posted a review of them on this site quite a while ago with my thoughts of them. Here's a link to it:

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f78/fearless-yokohama-geolander-t-go15-244650/

I run mine at 43 PSI which is the recommended pressure for them on my vehicle.

Here is a link to the Geolandar GO15 tires on our web site:

Yokohama Geolandar GO15 | Discount Tire Direct

Please let us know if we can be of assistance.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
520 Posts
A "P" rated all terrain would be more than adequate for what you describe. With the money you save you could afford some bait and a re-up on the fishing license! More weight = More fuel to haul those tires the next 50Kmi too..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
You are right OutFrontFrontier about the saving but on the off chance i puncture one tire off road in a year or so i'll end up with 3 good tires thats going to be hard to match to a new one. I ordered the LTs and extra cost I'll consider insurance. Thanks again guys


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
741 Posts
LT's have significantly more "unsprung weight" which will decrease mpg's

Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,913 Posts
Hi
I am about to change my tire to Yokohama Geolandar at g015. I have two choices regular 114t or LT 120r.
Would the LT tire make the ride of my 2015 pro4x cc sb too stiff.
I will do occasional off road. Nothing like rock climbing but going from point A to B in remote area for fishing
As a general statement LT will be stiffer than P-metric. However alot of variables... My LT C load Duratracs feel softer than the BFG Longtrails. Both were/are run at 36psi. It is difficult to compare Brand A p-metric to Brand B LT... "everyone" reports/agrees that Duratracs are softer. There is also a difference in C, D, & E load tires... as for which one you should get comes down to how much weight you haul and if you're doing hard wheeling. As far as weight none of us really need more than C on a Frontier (but you can't always find C in a given tire/size) but E tires usually have stronger sidewalls, if you're scuffing your sidwalls on alot of jagged rocks or tree roots/stumps (for some reason tree roots/stumps/branches seem to tear sidewalls worse than rocks, at least up here in N.E.)

I have LT E rated tires on my frontier and I put them on my wife xterra, most importantly she noticed no significant ride difference. I think most people who notice a ride change are over inflating just take them to 40psi for our vehicles not the full 80psi.
Unless you are carrying a full load near to max load for the tire you should not run the tires at max pressure. If you are running tires at stock size (265/75/16 or 265/70/16) 35psi +/-1 is the right pressure. If you move up to 285/75 pressure will be slightly higher but not alot. If you run a 255/85/16 (33") you'll find 35 is still the right pressure. And a 235/85/16 (32") would be a few lbs lower at 32psi. Its all about the width of the tire (particularly the tread face) and the weight it has to carry.
40psi MAY be the right pressure, only way to tell is monitor tread depth across the tread face with a gauge like this.... when the tires are new, you can use the chalk method to get you close when you are changing tire size...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,913 Posts
You are right OutFrontFrontier about the saving but on the off chance i puncture one tire off road in a year or so i'll end up with 3 good tires thats going to be hard to match to a new one. I ordered the LTs and extra cost I'll consider insurance. Thanks again guys


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
If your sole reason for LT is the off-chance you pop a tire, Discount Tire Direct has a tire replacement guarantee that's pretty generous. as for matching the spare or replacement to the other 4, just rotate the spare with the others. Then If you happen to pop a tire, make the new tire the spare and save it if your other 4 tires are fairly well worn...

Don't know how hard/rough the trails are that you use to get to your fishing holes, but even p-metric are not made of glass. But no one can argue with peace-of-mind...
 
  • Like
Reactions: twojayonel

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
This is what's in the cards for next year.
http://www.greatergoosebay.com/home/files/pg/trans_labrador_highway_guide_may_2012-1.pdf

Taken from the website:
Road Conditions
The road is narrow, has soft shoulders, high embankments, and steep hills. There are lengthy stretches of gravel surface with sharp rocks, potholes, washboard, and, depending on
the weather, clouds of dust or slick mud. Watch out for dangerous curves and loose gravel, and please slow down in construction areas


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top