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Yokohama iceGUARD Stud iG55

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Yokohama iceGUARD Stud iG55


The Yokohama IceGUARD Stud iG55 is a studded winter tire, meticulously designed for passenger cars in the challenging winter terrains of northern Europe and Russia. It stands out for its reliable stud fastening, superior performance on slippery roads, and offers predictable behavior with top-notch traction on all winter surfaces.

Features & Benefits

  • Enhanced Traction: The tire boasts first-class traction and grip on all winter roads, ensuring safety and stability.
  • Reliable Stud Retention: The iG55 ensures that the studs remain securely embedded in the tread, providing consistent grip throughout its lifespan.
  • Improved Performance: Compared to its predecessor, the Yokohama iG35, the iG55 surpasses in almost all key performance parameters, including handling on various surfaces and reduced noise.


  • Innovative Stud Design: The "Star" flanges and cores of each stud enhance the edge effect, improving traction on ice. This design also ensures better anchoring of the studs in the tread, reducing rolling noise.
  • Optimized Stud Distribution: With 128 stud holes in 20 rows, the tire offers increased grip on icy surfaces.
  • Advanced Rubber Compound: The hydrophilic porous compound absorbs water microfilm in the contact patch, ensuring excellent traction on icy roads. The inclusion of silica and orange oil in the compound enhances performance on various surfaces.
  • Directional Tread Pattern: The central arrow-shaped rib ensures good handling and stable traction on various surfaces. The three-dimensional multi-faceted sipes and diagonal micro-channels maximize the contact patch area, enhancing traction on icy and snowy terrains.
  • Efficient Drainage System: The tire's drainage system, consisting of wide inclined and continuous longitudinal grooves, ensures resistance to aquaplaning and stability in various directions.

Year Released

The Yokohama iceGUARD Stud iG55 was introduced in 2014, succeeding the Yokohama iG35. It was later replaced by the Yokohama IceGUARD iG65 in 2017.

Regions Availability

This tire is available in the USA, Canada, Russia, and northern European countries.

Vehicle Compatibility / Popular Vehicle Fitments

The Yokohama iceGUARD Stud iG55 is tailored for passenger cars, ensuring they benefit from the tire's advanced features and technologies.

Final Thoughts

The Yokohama iceGUARD Stud iG55 represents a significant step forward in winter tire technology. Its advanced features and technologies ensure a comfortable, safe, and stable driving experience in winter conditions. Comparative tests with its predecessor and competitors like the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 have showcased its superior performance, making it a top choice for drivers in challenging winter terrains. While it has been succeeded by the iG65, the iG55's legacy in winter tire performance remains commendable.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Yokohama / iceGUARD Stud iG55
Car Type
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 "
175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Yokohama / iceGUARD Stud iG55 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Price
R14 175/70 R14 88T 175/70 R14 88T
R14 185/70 R14 92T 185/70 R14 92T
R15 185/55 R15 86T 185/55 R15 86T
R15 185/60 R15 88T 185/60 R15 88T
R15 195/55 R15 89T 195/55 R15 89T
R15 205/65 R15 99T 205/65 R15 99T
R15 205/70 R15 100T 205/70 R15 100T
R16 215/70 R16 100T 215/70 R16 100T
R16 225/55 R16 99T 225/55 R16 99T
R16 235/60 R16 104T 235/60 R16 104T
R16 235/70 R16 106T 235/70 R16 106T
R17 205/50 R17 93T 205/50 R17 93T
R17 225/45 R17 94T XL 225/45 R17 94T XL
R17 255/65 R17 114T 255/65 R17 114T
R17 275/65 R17 119T 275/65 R17 119T
R18 215/55 R18 95T 215/55 R18 95T
R18 235/40 R18 95T 235/40 R18 95T
R18 245/40 R18 97T XL 245/40 R18 97T XL
R19 235/50 R19 99T 235/50 R19 99T
R19 245/55 R19 103T 245/55 R19 103T
R20 255/30 R20 92T 255/30 R20 92T
R20 285/50 R20 112T 285/50 R20 112T
R21 265/45 R21 104T 265/45 R21 104T
R21 295/35 R21 107T 295/35 R21 107T

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