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Date Registered: 06-2009
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Well, today marks the end of the original Bridgestone tyres, 58000km total ,not too bad I suppose. Got 4 pieces of 216/65/16 Kumho KL51 (rated 102 H)at $189 each at Kmart Auto. I must say they are soft,good grip and quieter than those worn Bridgestones. Hope it will last jsut as long. Looking at the tread,it might get noisier as it wears.

http://kumhotyres.businesscatalyst.com/4x4kl51.htm

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Date Registered: 01-2009
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Picked up some kumho 225/70/16 tyres from bob jane for $175 ea these are really only road tyres but with not much but sand here in WA that doesnt really matter. They have corrected the speedo too so now when i have an indicated 100 i keep up with traffic (in a 100 zone). Road noise seems less than the original tyres and they have white lettering too, ha.

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I have had my maxxis 751 a/t tyres on for a while and now it is wet they howl like a banshee.I have never had tyres this loud in my life.I have done about 60,000ks with them and have some reasonable tread left.I notice Bob jane do not advertise them now and no wonder,please do not buy them in a fit.

I thought at one stage i must have been doing some wheel bearings,and had my wheel bearings checked and nothing wrong.I checked my tyre pressures,all correct and again today jacked up my vechile and checked the wheel bearings,nothing wrong.I live in a large court and went round and round,both left and right and had no wheel bearing or drive shaft noise, the tyres are just noisey rubbish now they have worn down a bit.I had coopers on the vechicle from new and got a 95,000k run out of them and i thought they were a bit noisey on dry hot mix road surfaces ,but nothing like the maxxis.Can any body suggest a reasonable price 15 inch tyre A/T as i intend to get rid of the vechicle in the next 12months and do not want to make a donation to the next owner by fitting expensive tyres.Has any body fitted Maxxis and have this trouble with noise.cheers
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Date Registered: 01-2007
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I currently have the Cooper ATR's on and still have probably 10 - 15 k left on them. They perform well enough but seem a little noisey as they are wearing down. I'm thinking of possible trying the Kumho 825 road Venture AT which are a similar onroad/offroad mix. Have read some good reports on tyre forums about these, tyrepower stock this brand and a while back asked which were the 3 most popular brands in this range. Cooper ATR, Toyo OPAT country all terrain and this Kumho 825 road Venture AT was their response. The Kumho has a centre rib similar to the Cooper which is suppose to assist in steering tracking.
Would have to check their rubber compound, a slightly softer one may reduce road noise and improve wet grip.

Have seen them on other vehicles although never heard any feedback other than a couple of entries on the net. Worth asking around various tyre shops.

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Thank you johnsey,for the reply,yes the coopers got noisey as they wore down,but nothing like the maxxis rubbish although they are fine in muddy roads that i use at times,last time i drove to Bendigo,i was nearly deaf when i got up there,you have to hear the noise to believe it.

Had a mate in my exy the other day and he said what rubbish tyres and what brand are they and when i said maxxis he just laughed and said they wander and flop when you go around corners and i said yes he said if they are nearly gone do yoursel a favour and get rid of them.I will look at the Kumho 825 venture AT when i get a chance.cheers
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Date Registered: 03-2010
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Hey Duxbac,

I have the 751 Maxxis on now and yeah they are loud but not heaps loud.
I have been told they get louder with age and mine are only 10,000 kms.

They are good offroad but on the road in the wet they are rubbish.

I have also read that they need balancing/wheel aligning often.

I got all four aligned / balanced 10,000 ago and yes they do need doing again.

For $160.00 fitted and balanced each what can you expect.

Stay clear of them...

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Hi,docta,my maxxis have only been balanced twice in 60,000ks and wheel alignment check when i put them on,rotated them every 20,000ks and i would think they will last a few months more.Checked the tyre places out today and most were telling me that the kumho were the best of the under 200 dollar tyres and the one to get is the kumho KL78 and i can get them at 192dollars fitted and balanced.Johnssy the kumho/s you recommended are no longer made according to kmart and valley tyres where i live.cheers and thanks for the comments fellows
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Hi all

I have just purchased a secondhand X trail and it has Federal tyres on it all round. Newish. Sorry, not sure exactly what model at this stage. Assume they are the standard SUV road tyres (they are not A/T type tyres).

Should I stick with these, change the steers, or change the lot?

My reading around here and other places suggests that there is quite considerable differences of opinion on the merits of these tyres. Many of the burnout boys sites suggest they are long lasting and reasonably grippy, but that is not my concern. My major concern is about quality, and the open road!

Appreciate your views.

Richard

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Date Registered: 11-2010
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Has anyone used Mickey Thompson Wildcat AT's?

Looking to add these to the stock 15" rims except in the 225/70R15 size instead of the standard 215/70R15. Are these tyres any good. Can pick them up for $185 a side or the Toyo's for $5 more. I am looking to do 90% tar based driving but 10% into gravel and a little mud. Prefer quiet tyres with good endurance and low road noise and not bad basic off road grip.

Thoughts?

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Hi Exuberant - welcome to the forum.

The Federal tyres are rubbish - I would be at least ditching the steers!

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