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Post by sakke on Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:33 pm

Today I decided that it is finally spring time in Helsinki, and changed from winter tyres to summer tyres. I bought new summer tyres last autumn but roads turned icy before I received them.

The new summer tyres are, as title says, Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 215/60 R17. They are a tiny bit larger than the originals, aspect ratio is now 60 instead of 55, so I gain 1 cm more ground clearance.

I made just a quick test drive on paved roads, and first impression is, that the tyres feel good - comfortable and really quiet. (I had my car rustproofed when it was new, and at the same they sprayed extra sound absorption material on wheel arches, and I have myself installed some sound deadenig materials to trunk floor, so it is a little bit quieter than stock one.)

I had no problems with 6th gear, which could be some issue with bigger tires and automatic transmission, as it is mentioned in some other post about tires. But we have to remember that my Vitara is perkier than the standard one thanks to ECU remapping (165 hp / 300 Nm), so what my experience is might not apply to standard Vitara S automatic.

I forgot to take pictures after changing tyres and having the test drive, so sorry about poor pictures where my Vitara is at it's parking spot. And sorry about the dirtiness of the car too...

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Post by Petrust on Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:55 am

thumbl  I like the look of these tyres!
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Post by Ravivz on Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:01 pm

Love my Geolander A/T!

B.t.w can you tell us more about the ECU remapping?

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Post by sakke on Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:55 am

Ravivz wrote:B.t.w can you tell us more about the ECU remapping?

What would you like to know?

It feels really good, especially torque, and now it actually feels like it have all torque from 1500 rpm, because beforehand it felt like the boost actually happens about 1700-1800 rpm.

On Vitara, at least on the 140 hp 1.4 turbo, the remapping can not be done through OBD port; the ECU chip itself had to be accessed. It takes more time and therefore it's more expensive.

The change on 0-100 km/h I have told here: http://vivavitara.forumotion.co.uk/t1370-dragy-performance-meter.
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Post by sakke on Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:02 pm

Now it's a good time to chear yourself up, so I decided to color the letters on the tyre white. Looking from far it looks quite ok, but on closeup you can see how my hand was shaking.

Should have done this before changing from winter tyres to these summer tyres, but I got the idea too late Rolling Eyes The writing postion - and whole body position - would have been much better. Now my hand got tired really fast.

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Post by AkitaNL on Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:15 pm

Still happy with the change to “60 size”?

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Post by sakke on Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:06 pm

AkitaNL wrote:Still happy with the change to “60 size”?

Yes, I am.

I haven't driven a lot because I have been working at home last two weeks. Basically I have only driven to grocery stores etc. Tyres are comfortable, and the streets in Helsinki are in quite poor shape after the winter.

I was a little bit worried about the behaviour of the cruise control. I once drived on 80 kph road and set the cruise at 87 kph but the speedometer's needle stayed at 85 kph.

Therefore I made a test drive today on 80 kph and 100 kph roads. Unfortunately there were no 120 kph speed limit because we are still here with winter time speed limits. I used the speedometer app on my phone to get true speeds.

After the test I'm both happy and reliefed to say that the cruise still works ok Very Happy

The odd thing is that with original tyres when setting to 87 kph the needle was a little bit under 90 kph, and the true speed about 84 kph, and when setting 108 kph the needle was a little bit under 110 kph, and the true speed about 104 kph.

Now when setting the cruise to 87 kph the needle stays about 85 kph and the true speed is about 84 kph, and when setting to 108 kph the needle is about 105 kph and the true speed about 104 kph. It seems that the cruise doesn't get it's speed from the same source as the speedometer does. Shocked ?!?

Tyres are quiet, and today when driving on a highway with a rough pavement at 104 kph true speed there were more wind noice than tyre noice. (I have some extra sound proofing on wheel arches and at the bottom of trunk.)

I believe that fuel consumption is now worse but I have no clue how much. And I won't be able to find it out until the corona virus situation has gotten much better. At midnight this evening there will be implemented travel restrictions on movements to and from Uusimaa region where I live.
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Post by AkitaNL on Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:44 pm

Thank you for your response. This weekend I'm going to test what my cc does compared to the speedometer? I have never really paid attention to this, but I did see that the meter deviates about 5% from the real speed. I will soon order new tires, Michelin CrossClimate, and then I want to make the switch to 60 height.
Incidentally, I got a new rear axle under warranty this week, because wear on the rear tires went faster than on the front and were worn off!
I am also curious about your insulation of the wheel arches and trunk ?? (By Google translate.)

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Post by sakke on Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:20 pm

I think it is weird that that with original tyres when setting the cruise 87 kph the speedometer showed 87 or 88 kph, but now when I set it 87 kph the speedo says 85 kph - and on both cases the true speed was 84 kph.

When I had my Vitara to have corrosion protection I opted for sound insulation on the wheel wells. They sprayed some extra stuff there - I don't know what it was Very Happy

On the trunk floor I glued something that felt like very heavy rubber, and it was about 4-5 mm thick. I don't know what it is in English. I didn't cover all the floor, perhaps something like 60 % of the surface altogether.
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Post by Joakim on Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:50 am

I have been wanting A/T tires for my Vitara since i got it, it seems like a really good idea to use original
wheels and oversize the tires slightly. I have a manual so i wont get any problem with the gearbox.
How is your verdict on the tires affter a few days more?
Have you tried them on and off road?

I was thinking of BF Goodrichs AT tires at first but then i need to buy everything new, so this might be perfect
as it cuts costs by over 50% comparing to the setup i was looking at.
Im expecting a good tax refund that im going to use on wheels.
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Post by sakke on Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:47 pm

Joakim wrote:How is your verdict on the tires affter a few days more?
Have you tried them on and off road?

I haven't been driving much lately because of Corona virus situation. No visits to relatives or friends, no museums open, can't leave Uusimaa region so can't make trips to other parts of Finland, and no more working in near future. But every time I do drive I still like the tyres.

Also I don't know any places in Uusimaa where I would be allowed to off road. Yesterday I did some softroading, well, very soft softroading, and made a YouTube video from dashcam footage.



(That is my first video editing ever, so it's not a artistic masterpiece...)
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Post by Joakim on Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:48 pm

Looks good Sakke, i dont think you have to be ashamed of your first video Edit. I think it looks very good, and the car seems to do its part as you would like it to Very Happy
I know what you mean by the corona situation, sweden is a bit more open still, but most People have choosen to self quarantine. For me and my mrs that live on the countryside it doesnt change very much, we still can go to the forrest in our spare time. Im not building a real offroad er, your expresion softroader is about right for my aim as well. To get a bit further on small forrest roads etc but still a car i can take to work and back every day (50 kms a day)
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