Yokohama Parada Spec-X Review

An impressive combination of all-season practicality with high levels of grip, the Yokohama Parada Spec-X is one of the very best all-season performance tires designed for trucks and SUVs.

PROS

  • Impressive grip
  • Nimble handling
  • Excellent wet traction
  • Available in some extra large sizes
  • Well-priced

CONS

  • Limited winter grip
  • Some sacrifice in ride quality (especially on lower profile setups)

   

The all-season performance category for truck tires isn’t a big one. Generally tires tend to be either top-tier Michelins or Pirellis, and cost a bundle, or they are dirt cheap options that either don’t deliver on their promise, or offer solid grip but wear our incredibly fast.

Then there are these Yokohamas.

Finding a sweet-spot of price and performance, the unique tread compound and layout results in great handling. The densely-packed tread sections make sure there’s a lot of rubber on the road, and large tread sections offer impressive stability under cornering. The shoulder blocks are also quite long, offering predictable cornering.

Turn-in response is immediate thanks to the twin tread ribs in the center of the tire. This design also allows for a heightened level of water-clearing, meaning hydroplaning is never an issue. All the other tread sections actually line up to form diagonal channels to help disperse even more water.

Beyond these features, the Parada Spec-X is incredibly quiet. A stiffer tire, especially in low-profile setups, there are some ride quality compromises here, but they are minimal.

Yokohama does seem to be catering to the aftermarket (wisely) with this tire as it comes available in some extra extra large 22- and 24-inch sizes. (Of note, those extreme sizes do get wildly expensive, but that’s not uncommon).

Cold weather grip and winter grip are quite limited, so we don’t recommend you run this tire year round in a climate that has true winter weather.

As for tread life, Yokohama doesn’t offer a warranty, but you can expect anywhere from 40,000 to 45,000 miles on a set, which is solid for such a performance tire on large trucks, which are notoriously hard on tires. This will vary significantly depending on how hard you use them though.

Overall, this tire combines high performance dry grip, with impressive wet traction, a solid tread life and a surprisingly affordable price.

Yokohama Parada Spec-X Price

With numerous extra large sizes available, pricing for the Yokohama Parada Spec-X ranges widely, from as little as $160 per tire to up over $500 per tire.

Yokohama Parada Spec-X Warranty

Yokohama does not offer a tread life warranty on the Parada Spec-X. The standard limited warranty covers defects and offers a full replacement during the first 2/32-inch of tread wear. After that point, Yokohama offers a replacement for defective tires on a pro-rated basis. This tire also comes with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

Yokohama Parada Spec-X Sizes

18-inch tires
225/60R18

20-inch sizes
245/45R20
255/40R20
255/45R20
275/40R20
275/45R20
275/55R20
285/50R20
295/45R20
305/50R20

22-inch sizes
255/35R22
265/30R22
265/35R22
265/40R22
285/30R22
285/35R22
285/40R22
285/45R22
305/40R22
305/45R22
325/50R22

24-inch sizes
285/40R24
305/35R24
315/35R24

 

How Long do Yokohama Parada Spec-X Tires Last?

While Yokohama does not list a specific tread life warranty for the Parada Spec-X, we anticipate a tread life of roughly 45,000 miles. This assumes proper inflation and rotation procedures are adhered to.