Any opinions on these tyres?

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 19:59
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Spoke to tyrepower today asking about Kelly tyres that i was after.
The bloke (very helpful, not a smart ass) was telling me he didnt have any in stock and couldnt get any for a coulple of months due to demand in America.
Anyway i have other alternates-

Pirelli Scorpian AT
Goodyear Wrangler ATR
Toyo OPAT (Light truck construction)

He recommended these and i researched into these on there websites and all share similar qualities. They are all within $1 of each other in price.

Does anyone have experiences using these tyres ?
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:15

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:15
There seems to be something of a problem obtaining Kelly tyres. Which is a great pity as they have been great for me.
Just be careful with the recommendations of tyre sellers. They will recommend whatever they stock.
I'm sure that others will be able to comment on the other brands.
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Follow Up By: Nick R - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 22:02

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 22:02
One of my local guys said Kelly were pulling out of Australia, something to do with Chinese imports or something, not sure if it's true......
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Reply By: Hero - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:17

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:17
Goodyear ATR would be the best on your short list, fantastic all weather and terrain tyre, best looking of the lot also. Concider Coopers also.
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Follow Up By: Brian Bentley - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:29

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:29
Does anyone know if Goodyear Wrangler ATR have white writing on the side wall?
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 23:44

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 23:44
Yes they do. You will have to tell him you what the tyres fitted with the white lettering facing out.
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 19:20

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 19:20
Brian,

I had the G/Y ATR on the c/van but they did not handle the weight at all, admitedly G/Y refunded full amount and I went and bought another tyre (2 of). So if you have a seriously loaded vehicle I would suggest to look at the load index and make a choice with reference to this. No doubt your tyre dealer would have done this along with speed ratings ect. if not make sure for yourself.

Cheers Trevor.
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Reply By: Patroleum - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:20

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:20
Brian,

There has been a lot of negative comment on the Toyo OPAT. Apparently very soft and easily damaged. Pirellis wear quickly according to some on this forum but repotedly great traction.

Good luck

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Follow Up By: rickwagupatrol - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 00:02

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 00:02
Got the OPAT's on my patrol, 275/70r16. Am now on my second set.
Cannot fault them really, good on wet and dry bitumen, good on dirt, great on sand and pretty good in the mud for an A/T. Run them at 35psi on the road and drop pressure to suit off-road.
Never had a puncture, even travelling through Peron N/P up near Denham, just after the dozer had been through and made a real mess of the track.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 02:10

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 02:10
I have had problems EVERY time I took my Opats off the bitumen (235x16 ) which included but not limited to Ripping out sidewalls, losing treadblocks and punctures - often more than 1 per trip. all in less than 7,000k i wouldnt put them on a wheel barrow. if any one wants some rarely used tyres just give me a yell - they are sitting under the tree out the back where they belong
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Reply By: brumac - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:31

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:31
Have a look at Micky Thompson FC11. We put them on our Patrol about a year ago; got about 35 000 km on them know. That includes The Gibb River Road; Karijini NP; Litchfield NP. Probably a bit under half worn so expect another 30 000 out of them.
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Follow Up By: Brian Bentley - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:34

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:34
My price range limit is $200, the tyres i mentioned are $179-$180 Fitted and Balanced
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:42

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 20:42
I was told several months ago they weren't being imported because the importer was now brining in the Hercules tyres instead. I have had them on Moses until small stones pierced a couple of them. I have one Kelly as a spare at about 99% that will be lonely as nothing else would look right with it.
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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 22:25

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 22:25
I may have to buy that Kelly from you John, if it is the right size for my vehicle. Will discuss on the weekend.

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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 22:43

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 22:43
Brian: what size tyres are you on about...all sizes differ ( now in this case SIZE really matters !!)...quality varies between sizes across makers..some sizes one company make can be excellent which may not mean that all their tyres are the same..Yep ..its hard to fathom..but some tyres of one size may be first rate units and a lot of their other sizes may not be of the same standard !!!
So what size are you on about ?? !!
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Follow Up By: Brian Bentley - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 22:50

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2006 at 22:50
oops, sorry mate, 31x10.5x15 inch to fit my 15 inch mags on my 1994 landcruiser ute
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 01:41

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 01:41
I used to run then on my Hilux and I thought they were great. In regards to your 3 options forget about the Pirelli's and go with one of the other 2 options
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 02:17

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 02:17
I ran them the same (kelly) for a while on my Campervan. Problem with that size is there is very little difference in construction - they are all ultra lightweigh 6 ply construction i got a better run out of them than Savero which lasted about 5,000k but i still managed to wreck one. the goodyear i think are the most modern, just for heavans sake dont get the toyo
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