Kumho AT825 Tyres

Submitted: Friday, Mar 15, 2002 at 01:00
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I am considering purchasing these tyres, has anybody used these? They are a budget, less aggresive AT tyre. I don't do a lot of 4wdriving, but don't want road tyres.
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Reply By: tubbie - Saturday, Mar 16, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Mar 16, 2002 at 01:00
Have just put a set of AT825 on my discovery Td5.
Have only done about 2000ks on road and about 500 off road.They are a bit noisier than the michelins I had but otherwise OK so far.
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Follow Up By: Bill - Sunday, Mar 17, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Mar 17, 2002 at 01:00
I'd be very cautious about using Khumo. I think they're in the same league as Hancook. At about 60,000 I had Hancooks go out of round and they couldn't be balanced correctly. Mind you if you are putting them on a Disco as Tubbie did they shouldn't be a worry. At 60,000km they'll have either outlived the Disco or you'll have far more worrying problems than out of round tyres.
Go for BFGoodrich All Terrain - all serious 4wdrivers do I think.
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Follow Up By: Dennisn - Monday, Mar 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Mar 18, 2002 at 01:00
Bill, was your demeaning comment on the Discovery really necessary?? People come on this forum to receive and give advice - not to have their choice of 4WD derided by rednecked wankers like you. And no - I dont own a disco - I just support the right of people to choose whichever 4WD suits their purpose. Get a life Bill!!!!
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Follow Up By: Bill - Friday, Mar 22, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Mar 22, 2002 at 01:00
Hey bad tempered Dennis I wasn't having a go at you or your Disco!!! I was just having a friendly dig at Tubbie. I'm quite sure I know him and he'll understand and have a laugh at the joke. I'd appreciate it if you would mind your own business!! This was a follow up to Tubbie, not a forum answer. Put a smile on your face.
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Reply By: tubbie - Monday, Mar 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Mar 18, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks for your support Dennis.I have done 80.000 K,s since new and have had no problems except for a few rattles.About 30% is ofroad travel.I Plan to do a 14000 K trip around Australia and hope the tyres stand up to it.
Tubbie.
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Reply By: Mark - Monday, Mar 18, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Mar 18, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks guys! BFG do not make the tyre in the size that I am after. Plus the emphasis is on 'Budget'. I would be reasonably happy with 60K, as that is how long the original Bridgestone Dueler 691's will last anyway. My car is not a Disco, and I agree with you Dennis & Tubbie!
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Reply By: Mike - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2002 at 01:00
Mark, I had Kuhmo tyres on a FJ45 troopy a few years ago, don't know the model, but they were fitted when it was our S.E.S. recovery vehicle. They only had a couple of thousand kms on them when 2 of the 4 fitted, destroyed themselves on the birdsville track on our first trip and as we know, that is not a particularly tough track. I have since done the Birdsville 3 times, as well as many other much tougher tracks, on BFG A/Ts without a puncture. If they are not available in your size then try Bridgestone or Coopers. I had a terific run with Kuhmo on road cars but will not fit them off road again. Happy trails, Mike.
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Follow Up By: Mark - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Mike. The size I'm after is odd, so no BFG or Bridgestone, but thare are Cooper ST available. These are the two I will look at. The Kumho's are $160 each, the Coopers $210. So for a set of five, thats $250. I just have to weigh it up, and your experience is exactly the kind of feedback I am after. Thanks!
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