Kelly Tyre Users

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 13:21
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Looking at the Kelly All Terrain tyres for my 80 Series Cruiser. Have looked through the archives and have read with interest, but are there any current users of these tyres that have any more comments to make?

Size I am looking at is 265/7515LT 112S.

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Reply By: Troopie - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 14:52

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 14:52
I'm not a current user, but I had a set of Kelly Safari's on my last truck - and they were brilliant for me. In the 40,000k they were on the truck while I had it they never once let me down. This included more than 20000km of rough road work including central Aus, western qld and NSW as well as numerous trips closer to home. In that time I was around vehicles that got flats - but I didn't get in single flat. Of course that could be conincidence - and I've heard of people having bad experiences - but that's my opinion. (no association).

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Reply By: REXY - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 17:30

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 17:30
hi glenn,.....ive never used kelly's at all but another tyre that you might want to consider it the Wrangler M/T. i priced them the other day (i didnt get a wheel alignment due to lack of $$$ and now i got to gets me a nu tyre for the flat spot i put in it) but i degress. ive done a lot of hway driving -no not a concrete cowboy just alot of moving state to state plus a S@#t tin of off road in all types of conditioins and they have never let me down. alot of my maters have asked how can i stand the noise but hey that is y you have a CD player for i dont know about vic prices but i got them in Darwin and thewy were $280 (15x10.5) each and here in sunny nowra (nsw) they are $270. just a sugestion
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 18:17

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 18:17
Hi Glen
Had the Kelly's on the Ford Bronco, they were great 85000 before replacement
Raywanderin' in retirement. victor 2010
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Reply By: TonyT - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 19:19

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 19:19
60,000K's on a set of Kellys on the Jackaroo no prob's but they're nearly ready for replacement now- did 4500K's on the dirt in Central Oz last year no prob's- changed heaps of tyres for the mates in the other 3 vehicles- doesn't mean anything I know, but I was pretty happy and if they're the right price I'll stick them oin again- and get the front end align. sorted properly at the same time- TonyT
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Reply By: Steve from Drive Systems Victoria - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 20:14

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 20:14
Currently testing a set of Kelly MSR in that size and to date have been very happy with their performance and handling. Having a full 14mm deep tread(a mm deeper than Coopers) they should have a long life. I reckon they are the best kept secret in tyres. Given that they are 8 ply rated in the wider section, puts them into some elite company with Cooper and BFG. At around $50/tyre cheaper than a Cooper, they have to be a chance. Kelly have now got on the band wagon and are offering Kilometer warranties. The road version (Safari AWR) have been known to do 100,000 kms (a guy I know). But, for a cross-purpose AT tyre with deeper tread than it's opposition, I reckon the MSR is hard to go past. Rest in peace,BFG!
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 22:55

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 22:55
gday steve.
i agree with you about rip bfg.
but i must say the 265/75/16 cooper actually has more tread depth than the kellys 14.3 cooper 14mm kelly and the cooper is 10ply not an 8 plynew job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Follow Up By: Steve from Drive Systems Victoria - Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 21:22

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 21:22
Once more, Mr. Diamond some conjecture. I measured the Kelly MSR on the tyre and as you would know, measurement can vary depending on where you place the depth gauge as the tread grooves have a radius going onto the block, ie some variation must be considered.It is not an exact science. You are quoting the Cooper guide book which does indeed state 14.3mm. You would also be aware, that the Cooper is available in 8ply rating and 10ply rating for the ST.
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Reply By: relaxed QLD - Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 22:46

Thursday, Jul 24, 2003 at 22:46
Call it fate or what ever, but I was only talking to a bloke this morning who runs a fleet of landrovers that he hires out to people to take to Fraser Island. I noticed that he was running the Kelly tyres and asked how he found them. He said he got real good milage out them, but lately they were having a lot of trouble with the side walls delaminating (can't spell, side plys coming apart) and have sent a lot of them back for replacement. I asked about the milage warranty Kelly's were offering and he said that being commercial,wasn't applicable. He also said (which I was very surprised to hear) that warranty was void if the tyres are taken of the blacktop. Now, I don't know how true this is, but it might be worth asking about anyway.
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 11:12

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 11:12
Thanks all for your replies, advice and assistance - much appreciated.
I am going to have a look at the Kelly Tyres @$210 as well as the Toyo OPAT tyres @$215 from Tyrepower on Saturday. Bloody hard work getting the right tyres these days, especially since tyre manufacturers seem to be changing their range every 6 months. Am I the only one or does it appear tyre manufacturers now control the automotive industry?Just Do It!

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Reply By: choppa - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:02

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:02
I had a Set of 33x12.5 Kelly AWR's they were a good tyre got over 65000 k's out of them, excellent tyre for up North QLD, suited the Terrain due to lack of mud? am now on my third set of Cooper STT's due to living in the hills, plenty of mud, need them to get up my driveway! but they are fairly expensive, $290 a tyre but well worth it.
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