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Toyo Observe GSi-5
Toyo Observe GSi-5
  • Price Range:  USD $91.99 to $469.99
    Winter

    The Toyo Observe GSi5 winter tire is available in a complete size range that covers a variety of vehicles and applications. No matter what your vehicle; passenger, light truck, van, SUV or CUV the Observe GSi5 is the right tire for drivers looking for a safe and secure winter drive. For passenger tire sizes it is designed for a secure ride while for light truck or van applications it is designed to handle the load characteristics of that type of vehicle. Whether it’s snow, slush, ice or just simply slippery roads, the Observe GSi5 has the technology to handle all our winter conditions.

    • A Unidirectional Tread Pattern optimizes traction for both braking and acceleration.
    • Crushed Walnut shells embedded in the tire tread compound dig and bite into the ice surface for improved ice traction
    • Absorb moisture on the road allowing the tire and its technology to better contact the road surface for increased performance.
    • An advanced multi-directional sipe technology to ensure maximum grip when you are cornering, accelerating or braking
    • For improved traction in snow and slush when braking or accelerating.

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    Overall: 4.1  
  • 11/18/2014
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  • Size: 215/70R16 ( 100 KM of Tire Wear )
    Anonymous is a Cautious, Reserved Driver
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    Like any snow, make sure you get narrower. i.e.225/65/17 was optioned lower profile tire, my GSi-5 is a 215/70/16. If rim could take smaller I would maybe even go 205. In stopping, based on build up in front of tires of snow, on 5" snow, it was like 30kmph-2car-lenghts to stop down to 0, 40kmph/3CL, 50kmph/5CL, 60kmp/6-7CL, and some where in 70-80kmph range it really jumps, I have done test stops at 85kmph that were probably 12-15 car lengths, so whether these are good or bad tires (and I believe they are good), you have to find that plow/glide point speed, and stay under it, fortunately staying <70-75km in bad conditions is really what one should always do. The nature of the tire, med-soft, mushy tread with sipes and silicate, and fairly directional, and not water pumping, it is likely very good on ice(maybe best), one of best in snow of 0-5 inches, but, it would appear worse then most prem. snows on dry spring/fall condition roads. This is OK, because you don't get surprises in dry spring/fall, i mean if you braking is a bit off, fine, you are not out of control, or sliding into an intersection, but in winter I don't want surprises, and I think that is where this tire has its sweet spot. Do mostly dry pavement driving in winter, and rack up a lot of KMs, maybe not best tire. Want to stay out of sliding into intersection in winter bad weather (at the opposed engineering trade offs that gives you in dry) maybe the best tire period. Remember, make sure you get narrower tire then stock if you can! Very rarely does wider help you, really only on massive snow if your vehicle can "snow-mobile" mode.
    Overall: 2.2  
  • 11/18/2014
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  • Size: 235/70R16 (2010 Ford Escape 4 Dr Sport Utility XLT with 12000 KM of Tire Wear )
    Anonymous is a Confident, Experienced Driver
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    I was thinking that I finally found my dream winter tires after reading so many positive reviews here. But actually the experience was not really impressive. Especially after 8,000km, the situation was getting worse. No much traction on light snow, antilock brake engaging the time (even at a very low speed), barely stopping at traffic lights or on turns. Seriously thinking to dump these $1000 + tires into trash. A side note: find a similar review with same size of tires. Probably it is all about tire size ?!
    Overall: 4.1  
  • 11/14/2014
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  • Size: 215/65R16 (2014 Nissan Altima 4 Dr Sedan SV with 5000 KM of Tire Wear )
    Anonymous is a Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)
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    Have this tires on 2 cars. They are pretty stable on dry and wet and quiet, however a bit weak on deep snow.
    Overall: 2.7  
  • 11/13/2014
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  • Size: 235/70R16 (2004 Jeep Liberty 4 Dr Sport Utility Sport (235/70R16) with 10000 KM of Tire Wear )
    Anonymous is a Confident, Experienced Driver
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    Jeep Liberty. Winter use in Calgary. I found this to be a slippery tire in icy conditions, antilock brakes constantly engaging, poor grip on turns. One of the worst winter tires I've had. It's also quite heavy compared to other winter tires I've used on the same car. Far worse than the Brgstne winter slaloms, Xice or Scorpions I've used. There's something about the compound. In deep snow it's ok.
    Overall: 4.9  
  • 11/12/2014
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  • Size: 275/40R20 (2011 BMW X6 4 Dr Sport Utility M with 5000 KM of Tire Wear )
    Anonymous is a Confident, Experienced Driver
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    I bought these tires last year and it's proven to be the best tires I've ever bought for my BMW. It handled amazing on super icy conditions, slush, new snowfall, etc. I spend a lot time going to the mountains in the winter skiing with my family, these tires got us through some really bad blizzards! I'm going to buy another set for my daughters suv. These tires are A++ in the worst winter conditions.
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