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Yokohama Ice Guard IG50 215/50 R17 99Q winter Review



Very good

Revainrating 4.5 out of 5  
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Description of Yokohama Ice Guard IG50 215/50 R17 99Q winter

Yokohama iceGuard IG50+ is a slip-on friction winter tire with an asymmetric tread pattern designed for passenger cars and crossovers. Despite a very recent appearance on the domestic market, the Yokohama Ice Guard IG50+ winter tire can hardly be called a novelty, since it is an improved version of the model of the same name, released several years earlier. It differs from the "original" in improved grip on ice, as well as increased fuel efficiency. At the same time, its tread pattern remained the same. All changes affected the internal components of the tire structure. Like the previous model, the tread of this tire has the ability to absorb water formed as a result of its friction on ice. It is provided by numerous micropores, which, when in contact with the road surface, behave in exactly the same way as a conventional pump. The lack of efficiency of this technology in the predecessor was explained by the uneven distribution of these micropores in the tread. The use of a new version of the White Gel absorbent element, as well as the use of new technologies in the manufacture of the rubber compound, made it possible to almost completely eliminate this drawback. Moreover, the Japanese tire manufacturers managed to significantly increase the number of micropores in the tread. The end result of all these improvements was a 7 percent reduction in stopping distances on ice. Another difference between the version with the “+” sign in the name and the previous Yokohama Ice Guard IG50+ tire is the tread design. It is still a two-layer, but the characteristics of both layers have been significantly changed. In particular, the inside of the tread is made from an even tougher compound. In addition, it is characterized by reduced heating during movement. All these changes were aimed at reducing rolling resistance as much as possible. At the same time, Japanese tire manufacturers managed to significantly improve a number of other operational properties, ranging from control efficiency to resistance to premature wear. In turn, the outer layer of the tread is made of a compound that can maintain elasticity at an optimal level over a very wide temperature range. Such physical and chemical properties are achieved due to the presence in its composition of an additional amount of silica, as well as special polymer compounds, which give the compound increased uniformity and ensure the integrity of the tread at high temperatures. Another characteristic feature of this model is the stability of grip characteristics in all road and weather conditions. It is achieved due to the ability of the tire to keep the shape and size of the contact patch unchanged, the configuration of which is close to square. This feature appeared due to the use of a whole range of technical solutions. The main one is the optimized tread profile...


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Revainrating 5 out of 5

Excellent quality, absolutely not expected for such a price.

The quality is great, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to install these tires on my Nissan Almera in that year. I have never purchased tires from this particular firm before, but if I am being completely honest, I cannot say that I was let down by them. Below are some advantages: They performed admirably on the track despite the blizzard, holding on with a grip that was comparable to that of spikes. Even if the ice on 4 is fairly predictable and does not cause skidding, I still walk…

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Just super, the product is made wonderfully, very satisfied.

I got the R14 for free because I live somewhere with a mild winter, and while it's fine to ride in the rain and ice (-12), you shouldn't try to speed up on snow porridge with those Velcro. It's loud on the sidewalk, but this is a grant; other machines feature superior soundproofing and allow for a more peaceful ride.

  • Grippy, without any bumps, and very smooth.
  • Possibly not the quietest option.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

A valuable purchase, some advantages!

Excellent tires for an everyday car, the operation of which is in the city and on the highway. Rubber is just super, excellent road holding, very soft and durable.

Revainrating 4 out of 5

I like everything, the price and quality are acceptable.

As for "rutting", this is a problem with all narrow tires, so this brand should not be attributed to this. You can’t climb a steep hill in the mud (I checked it on November 4), but this is also inherent in all small tires (r14), so this is not a disadvantage. Its pros: The price, in principle, saves in winter, although I have not seen strong winters in the south. The main thing is to climb the hill, on all-weather I could only leave the yard with acceleration, and even then not always. And I…

This is not the newest model, as far as I am aware, but they are tires that have stood the test of time. I purchased them this year. She has a wonderful grasp on the situation, and the dreadful weather in November has nothing to do with her. The behavior of the city is flawless and completely predictable; it is neither quiet nor boisterous. So long as everything is to my liking

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Matches the description completely, very satisfied.

Excellent tires, I took Norman RS as a replacement. Compared to it, it is less noisy and holds the road better. If there is at least something on top of the ice, it will catch on. On a strong porridge, it generally behaves perfectly.

Revainrating 1 out of 5

How could such a bad product be made?

I will break all your stereotypes) I am very upset with these tires! A little prelude, before that I drove Hakkapeliita R , Pirelli Ice Zero . Initially seduced by Japanese production and price. So, when installing tires on a car and driving on new dry asphalt, the tires have a buzz. They hold the road dry and wet perfectly, but as soon as snow porridge appears, the tires begin to fail to cope with its removal, aisle is a dangerous topic for these tires. My car is rear driven and the car…

  • There are only two of them here) This is made in Japan and the appearance of the tire with the presence of flanging to protect the rim of the disk.
  • Noisy.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

A good quality product, I rate this purchase perfectly.

Whoever says that linden is not for winter, he either didn’t drive it, or doesn’t know how :) I have been driving for 10 years and always in linden in winter. Their patency is sometimes better than on spikes, but in general they are no worse. Specifically, I took these tires last year, the previous ones were of a different company and for 2 years they wore out normally, plus the cord climbed, they didn’t like it.

  • On iceguards last winter, it was generally gorgeous. No skidding, no slippage, the working tread is more than enough. And in general, the wheels look good on the car.
  • I am still satisfied with the purchase, they will delight me next winter for sure.

Revainrating 1 out of 5

I cant believe I paid for it, the quality is disgusting.

If you drive along a track (on asphalt), it feels like you are driving on rails to get out you need to put effort on the steering wheel, but you understand that you spin harder and fly out into the next row. From this flew into a ditch through the oncoming lane at a speed of 90 on wet pavement, the temperature was +5. All the cars were intact. For the city, it’s suitable for the highway.

  • on dry pavement very quiet 5 wet pavement 5
  • NO on the ice, as if you were on a summer

Revainrating 4 out of 5

Well done, but I wont buy any more.

Before that, I went to Yokohama IG20, 5 seasons (it’s a pity that they don’t produce it anymore), so I’ll compare it with it: The rubber is soft, silent, but when compared with the IG20, it behaves a little insecurely on ice (the rear sometimes throws a little) in the time when 20ka was on rails. But otherwise, the usual Yokohama Velcro, like everything else, rides normally in snow, porridge, water, you need to get used to it on bare ice.

  • Quiet, soft (however, like all Yokohama Velcro)
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Revainrating 5 out of 5

Great value for money, one of the best offers.

I bought it while the price is decent, winter will come and I will describe everything in full After two months of winter: Quite good grip considering that 95% of the time on the roads is more or less clean or salted. Of course, in the first snow, you had to drive carefully, but on such days, the spikes will not help. They certainly increase consumption, maybe by 1 liter approximately. I like it a lot more than spikes (I rode both), no problems with braking, but no noise! And you can also go to

  • Price For a city where they clean and pour reagents, that’s it! Silence in the cabin!
  • The rut is very felt, but I got used to it quickly Consumption increased slightly

Revainrating 4 out of 5

What you need, a cool purchase, I advise you.

Production 2022. Inside the city, on cleared roads, you can drive in summer driving style. Wade through fresh loose snow is also not a problem. When ice crusts and packed snow appear, it is better to observe the speed limit and a careful driving style. Spikes in this regard were an order of magnitude better and predictable. Pros below: Perfect for driving inside metropolitan areas. Soft and quiet. Works well in thick snow. With its cons: It clings poorly to ice crusts and packed snow during…

During the winter season, the city has only a couple of days a year when you can experience problems (freezing rain, for example). The rest of the time it behaves appropriately. There is no desire to experiment with the transition to another linden or spikes. Since the rubber is soft, you may not immediately feel that the wheel has flattened, especially in the snow. This should be monitored more closely than on summer tires. Once there was such a precedent that the wheel was slowly lowered due…

  • Good linden, quiet. Fully reveals its advantages at temperatures below -10. I have been using only Yokohama Icegard for the last 10 years, first thirty, then fifty. There has never been a breakdown of the sidewalls during this time, although they are soft and thin. Once I caught a hernia due to inattention and left with it without problems until the end of the season, although it got out decently. Punctures are very rare compared to summer tires.
  • At positive temperatures too roll. On bare ice, you need to slow down carefully and in advance, but this can probably be said about any linden.

Its pros: The ride is comfortable, it enters confidently into turns on the snow, in general it moves perfectly on the snow. My husband liked it too, now he wants to put the same on his car) Different cons: We only regret that we didn’t buy 2 sets at once, we would know that such a cool