Have YOU seen these tires?

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Have YOU seen these tires?

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:27 pm

Came across the "kumho road venture kl71" the other day. It has a 27X8.5R14 size which I find interesting, considering it is a light truck tire and looks like this:

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Which is nice.

Has anyone seen or used these tires before? If so, what do you think? More importantly, would they fit?

http://www.kumhotire.ca/en/tire/categor ... F52D4AC17E

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Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

Post by teranfirbt » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:46 pm

They're definitely too big for the stock suspension. I'm running 195/70/14's (25" x 7.5" for reference) and they will touch the inner fender at full steering lock. With a minor lift (pathfinder springs rear, some kind of 2" lift front) they would probably fit with the right wheel offset, although you might need to make the front suspension stiffer to keep them from running into the front fenders.

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Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

Post by SynthDesign » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:38 am

I like the tread but 26"x7s 14R military tires are the biggest I've found to fit. Even with lifting. At 28lbs a tire in 6ply they were way too much rotational weight for our drivetrain. Those are also 32lbs a piece.
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Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

Post by splatterdog » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:20 am

As Synth pointed out, way too heavy! Even though they are as "low end" as I will sell, Kumho are good tires for the money. The wife got some Crugen HT51's for her summer tires. They look so close to Michelin LTX/MS2's I can't believe they haven't been sued!
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Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:33 am

Crap Tire has some hankook ipikes on for $55 each. Might have to get a set then.

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Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

Post by splatterdog » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:44 am

You can never go wrong with winter tires!

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Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:55 am

splatterdog wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:44 am
You can never go wrong with winter tires!

Crap Tire?
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Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

Post by Abra-Cadaver » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:58 am

I was looking into these too, but they seem they'd be too heavy. I've been running retreaded Wrangler all terrains from tirerecappers.com for over a year and have no complaints. Not showing any wear, quiet on the road, good grip in mud, sand, snow, and rocks too

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Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

Post by splatterdog » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:53 pm

I was guessing that. Don't think I've ever heard any good things from Canadian techs either. Good deal on snows for being not quite end of season.

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Re: Have YOU seen these tires?

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:43 pm

splatterdog wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:53 pm
I was guessing that. Don't think I've ever heard any good things from Canadian techs either. Good deal on snows for being not quite end of season.
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