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post #1 of 12 Old 03-29-2009, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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you guys with kumho road ventures or m16's

alright so Im needing to put tires on my truck soon......and I HAVE ONLY 3 CHOICES....not because that's all I want....but because that's all they make.

I have the toyo open country mt in a 37-13.5-24 right now but want something a little larger so I have a few choices but want your feedback on these wheels and tires....

the choices are......
another set of toyo's.......really kinda the most expensive tire though
kumho road venture kl71- in a 37 or a 38( probably the 38 )
or the super swamper m16( either 37 or 40 )......most likely the 37( va laws suck )

if you have these tires please post up your ride quality and your impression of these tires good or bad, please let me know!!!

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I had the 38x14.50x24 Kumhos on my old truck...I didnt like them much. I am going with Toyos on this new truck. Think they look alot nicer.

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I actually like the look of the little aggressive tread pattern on the kumhos, and as far as price is a big reason as to going with the kumhos as well.

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what else didn't you like about them?
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What price are you finding for the kumhos? I found toyos for 600 each on ebay I think.

As far as what i didnt like abuot the kumhos....I really dont like the look of the side wall. They wore good at first then they seemed to wear really fast all of a sudden.

There was nothing wrong with them i guess. I just like the look of the toyo better.


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I found the kumho for 529 a tire at westkycustoms.com and shipping would be 2214 I believe...that's the lowest Ive found so far, but the lowest for toyos I found was 600+100 shipping on ebay....and as far as the m16s I found through ntwonline for 580/ tire for a 40.

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I have the Kumho's (37x13.5x20) and really like them. but you have to watch tire pressure and keep them rotated if you want them to last. I have about 25k on mine and they still look great.

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I found the kumho for 529 a tire at westkycustoms.com and shipping would be 2214 I believe...that's the lowest Ive found so far, but the lowest for toyos I found was 600+100 shipping on ebay....and as far as the m16s I found through ntwonline for 580/ tire for a 40.

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If you are looking for Kumho MT's KL71, absolutely check out Discount Tire Direct. I did alot of research on this as I was trying to decide for a while on getting the Kumho MT's or the Toyo MT's. I could NOT find a better price on my Kumho's MT KL71(37 x 13.50 x 20) anywhere; no-one else could even touch their price and trust me, I looked at tons and tons of places for prices. I dealt with Mike in the internet/ebay sales division on the phone and he gave me 5% off of my total order if you mention it because on ebay, all of their Buy It Now Auctions get 5% off. Even though I purchased mine over the phone, he still gave me the 5% off, plus free shipping. In the end, I got my 37x13.50x20 Kumho MT KL71 for about $315 per tire shipped back in December 2008. The Toyo's were at least $125 more per tire. The Kumho's will wear good, just keep them rotated often like said before. Road manners are exceptionally good for a MT tire.


WOW, I just looked at their site. I looks like the exact tire I purchased just 4 months ago went up 20%.(from ~$335 to $397) I guess prices are going up across the board. I also says if you find a lower delivered price, they will beat it.

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I have no experience with any of these tires but I saw one set of the M16's in person and I was really disappointed with the way they looked. It seems like they might run a little smaller than advertisded and much narrower tread than the posted size.

I would be getting Kumho's out of the 3.

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I've had all 3. Toyos are going to be your best tire, that wears the slowest.

Kumhos in a 38 would ride the best though, because the more sidewall the better the ride. Then again, I just got rid of my 37/22 kumhos because they had 10k miles on them, and were like 1/4 tread.

The SS m16s ride very nice, have a weird road noise, but are too skinny and wear kinda quick. If you want something that will ride the best, go with a 38 kumho or 40 m16, more sidewall better the ride, if you want them to last, go with a toyo all day.


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I run the Kumhos and have like 20,000 miles and treads still looks brand new. I am VERY happy with them, all around.

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