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post #1 of 11 Old 03-31-2010, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Kumho kl71's??

I have been seeing some good deals on the kl71's lately how are they for a daily driver what kind of mileage can you expect out of them keeping them rotated and air'd correct? Are they real loud on the road that's all i do no offroad i just want a good wearing fairly low noise tire how would they rate compared to toyo's i know they rank pretty high?
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They are quieter than the toyo's. I love toyos but these are a nice tire.

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Thanks mohlson i just keep see good deals and wonder how good they could be for the price.
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I've had mine on since fall time and they seem to be wearing just fine. They are not loud at all. This is the first set i've had and I'm really starting to love them

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The KL71's are a nice agressive tire, that's for sure. I haven't run them, and I'm curious as well. As for noise, probably the quitest M/T's available are the Hankooks, which I have on now. I've personally run A/T's that are louder. But they are more expensive than the KL71's.

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nov ill have 2 years on my kl71's i have right at 45k miles on them so far and they arent bald at all yet.. still have quite a bit of tread on them actually

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Good to know. Everywhere I look, the KL71's are quite a bit cheaper than everything else. At my work, they're $216 ea. for 285/75-16 10pr. And that's before my 10% discount. It's definitley shaping up to the KL71's being my next tire.

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i run the kl71's in the winter time (yes i know they are not a snow tire) but they are surprisingly quiet for their aggressive design.

they are a REALLY heavy tire, mine are 33x12.5x18, i wanted something in a load range E to fit my stock rims and this is all they had before stepping into a 38" load range E.

very tough sidewalls, i was also looking at the goodyear duratracs but from what ive read and felt the tires myself is that their sidewalls are really soft, and i was thinking that with my 6.4 and plow setup up front this is not what i wanted.

the tires wear really well also. i should have read that my tires only have a 2900 lb load rating per tire where as my brothers 285x85x16's have a 3700 lb load rating (both E range) but im only concerned with this b/c we plow with our trucks.

his tires i bought for 176 a piece and mine cost 276 a piece from tire rack.

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Very nice. To be perfectly honest, I feel plenty safe running MT's in the winter. Especially with lots of snow. These type tires are designed to shed whatever (mud, snow, rocks, etc.) so they don't pack up with crap. We had a set of the KL71's get ordered through the Sears Auto Center where I work. I don't remember the exact size, but they were only the equivilant of a 31" tire, and they had some massive tread bocks with huge voids. It wasn't until I saw these tires in person, that I actually starting thinking of running them myself. Don't get me wrong, I love my Hankook MT's, but the KL71's are way more agressive. (and if they're still cheaper when I need tires next, then they'll get the nod) But right now I've got over 25K on my Hankooks, and I haven't even worn them down to 50% yet.

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