Kumho tyres

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 16:48
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I am looking to replace the Goodyear Wranglers on my Jackaroo has anyone tried the Kumho venture tyres as the Goodyears are $250 each and the Kumho's are $175 each thought they might be a better option.
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Reply By: Suzuki Viagra - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 17:21

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 17:21
Using Toyo's as daily drivers but previously used Kumhos and was happy with them as an all terrain daily driver tyre 205/75's - I got the Toyo's cheap when I needed them.

Still using BFG Muddies 9R15 as my dirt tyre but they need replacing. Let me know how you go with the Ventures
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Reply By: Old Soldier - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 17:29

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 17:29
G'day Filthy,

Are you referring to the Wrangler AP tyres fitted as standard gear to Jacks, or A/T tyres?

If the Wranglers are the original APs and you are going to replace with another set of road tyres I can't really comment.

But if you are planning any form of off road activity you can get some good brands of A/T tyres for lots less than the Wrangler AP cost, and really, the Wrangler AP would have to be the most useless tyre "off the bitumen" that is made.

Consider a good set of A/Ts mate [Kumho included], they are much better "off" road, and these days have good "on road" manners and are usually quiet.

Personally I run Dunlop Grandtrek A/T on my Jack. A lot of people don't like them, but they are big sellers on the cattle properties up around Cooktown, and seem to stand up to the hard work they get in that industry.

I have found them tough and reliable - not a hint of a puncture [touch wood], which is more than I can say for the Wranglers.

They retail for around $200-220.

As for Kumhos, I had some Kumho M/Ts on a Patrol I owned some years back and found them excellent in all areas.

Enjoy the bush


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Follow Up By: David - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 09:48

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2003 at 09:48
Old soldier,
I have just posted a question on Wrangler tyres, what type were they were they the ATS tyre.

I have been using Dunlop AT2's on a Prado and have not been entirely happy. They are worn out at 50K and have been wearing oddly despite constant wheel aligns by a couple of different specialists in the 4Wd industry.
Even had the tyres strippped and reversed to even out the wear. Even my local beaurepaires guty is not happy with them.
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Reply By: marcus - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 17:57

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 17:57
Hi Filthy, When i bought my 4x4 second hand i checked it over and said to the seller are you providing the rwc.He said yes and wasn't happy to find he was up for new tyres on my vehicle.Since he was paying i had no choice on the type of tyres he was putting on.Did the deal and at first felt disappointed that he had put cheap korean kumho venturers on my disco 2.In the 18 months i have been running them i can't really fault them.Wearing really well,quiet on road and drop to about 25psi off road and no problems.I would say a very under rated tyre.There are obviously better tyres on the market but Kumho's are good value for money.

regards marcus
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Reply By: Truckster - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:20

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 22:20
If your interested in some Kumho Adventurer AT's

31x10.5x15's I have 4 forsale + 1 spare Dueler $450 the lot on GQ rims, but I'll keep them if you dont want them.

I went to bigger tires, thats the only reason they arent still on my car.
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Reply By: Time - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 07:54

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 07:54
I have Kumho ATs on my Hilux Dual Cab, 31 X 10.5 X 15. Run them at 40 psi on the tar, 30 psi on the dirt and 25 psi in the rough and loose stuff. I have had no problems. They are relatively quite on the tar and I follow in the wheel tracks of all the club guys who un BFG muddies and ATs easily. After 10,000 ks there is minimal wear, the odd chunck has been lost on the odd lug, but nothing to worry about.

These tyres replaced road going tyres that were on the lux when I bought it. The road tyres were hopeless on anything other than tar. I awas amazed at the difference that a good AT made. You may be interested in a tyre comparo that is in the latest copy of 4 X 4 monthly.


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