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I too changed over to the Yoko's. I prefer them to the GoodYears. They are a little noisier on ruff pavement, but not objectionable. The seem to wear better than the GoodYears also. I must admit, the Yoko's also make the Karma look bolder in profile than the GoodYears as well. Not to mention they are all season.

Not going back to GoodYear. However, order Yoko's early, they sell out pretty quick, since they are used on several SUV vehicles.
 

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@Wdavidkl I got the full set of Yoko -- front and rear -- installation, balancing, complete alignment and Nitrogen filled for $1700. Any Goodyears are potentially fire sale since they are 4-5 years old. Some have said there are new 2015 manufactured, I have not seen those... if so they will most likely cost more than the older ones. Personally, I will not put 5 year old tires on my car going 80mph.
 

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I'm on my second set of Goodyears. With only 2K miles on them, they are already going bald. What a waste of money. I've heard the Yokohama's are much better but almost twice the price.
The GY's outside thread wears out much faster than the center of the tire, where the actual wear indicators are. My original set lasted 30K miles and during most of that time, the outer edge looked totally bald.

Here is the wear guide for the F1s from a previous post in this thread.

 

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Fab,

Hey, Fab, thanks for re-posting that wear guide. Missed it the first time around. I assume you made it to that last photo at 30K miles?

Our CSP Pat (Pat's Garage) said that because the GYs are 4+ years old, owners should also check the sides for signs of deterioration (such as cracking). This is more likely to occur if you drive the car aggressively.
 

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Fab,

Hey, Fab, thanks for re-posting that wear guide. Missed it the first time around. I assume you made it to that last photo at 30K miles?
Pretty close. There was still a few hundred miles worth of thread left, but I opted to have the new tires installed as part of the 30K service. The new tires only had only about 6K miles on them but they are already very bald on the outside edge.

Our CSP Pat (Pat's Garage) said that because the GYs are 4+ years old, owners should also check the sides for signs of deterioration (such as cracking). This is more likely to occur if you drive the car aggressively.
Good tip. Will do.
 
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