Kumho KL71's

The place to review the products you've bought for your 4x4
Post Reply
Chastiser

Kumho KL71's

Post by Chastiser » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:14 pm

an excellent directional mud tyre.

have now been running these for a month or so. i have the 33x12.5x15 size.

excellent performance in mud, sand and on rock. plenty of grip and good self cleaning qualities. they also bite well when driving out of ruts.

they are also excellent on road, with little noise in comparison to other mud tyres i have tried. plenty of grip and water penetration so no aquaplaning. steady at speed.

i got mine from jcs tyres (in discounts section).

Mike
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Red Oktober
Moderator
Posts: 5631
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:33 pm
Vehicle: 4500cc 80 series cruiser
Real Name: Carl
Location: South Devon
Contact:

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by Red Oktober » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:47 pm

How are you finding the wear on them Mike ....

I've had mine (31x10.5x15) on for just over 13 months
only worn this much ...
Image

so ...i am well impressed with them ....it looks like I'll have them for the foreseeable future :lol: ...then i'll get another set :D :D :D
Carl ..The lone Hippy 4500cc 80 series cruiser

User avatar
Phil Parker
Advanced Driver
Posts: 740
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:09 pm
Vehicle: Defender
Real Name: Philip
Location: Surrey/Hampshire
Contact:

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by Phil Parker » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:52 pm

I have been thinking about getting a set of these after being very impressed with how they performed on Mikes Pajero, and some of the rave reviews these are getting both on and off road.
In the end.. I ordered a set of 285/75/16 Bf Goodrich Mud terrains this afternoon, I'm really not sure if I've made the right decision!
It was only the "Mileage" you get out of the BFG's and previous good experience with them that swayed it.
Has anyone used the Kumho's and the Bf's on similar type vehicles-and If so what do they reckon??
Horses for courses?

Chastiser

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by Chastiser » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:02 pm

@ Red, bit early to tell wear wise, although i will be keeping an eye on the fronts as i tend to drive a 'bit fast' on road and cornering etc will put extra potential wear on the outer treads. ill be rotating them front to back quite often to keep this as even on all four as possible. however, they still look new at the mo, with about 3K miles on em, that being quite a bit of motorway and off road mixture driving.

@ Phil, yes i guess horses for courses. i havent used bfg's. i was drawn to the kl71's cos of the good surface contact on road, due to the tread pattern, particularly in the centre of the tyre. but still having good qualities off road too. i guess in my mind its the closest compromise i could get without having to put a/t's on. but as you say, they perform very well indeed, no matter what i use em on :gr8:

Mike

User avatar
Manc Mudder
Experienced Driver
Posts: 222
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:42 pm
Vehicle: isuzu trooper3.1td , bfg muds ome shocks 2" lift .
Real Name: jonathan
Location: manchester
Contact:

Re: bfg muds

Post by Manc Mudder » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:27 pm

great offroad mud tyre i bought 265/75/16 £100 each free delivery lewis 4x4 .

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/overview ... /1152.html

nialdavies
Learner
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:03 pm

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by nialdavies » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:53 pm

I'm thinking about getting a set of these for my 90 defender. I currently have 235/85/16 but have heard of other people going for 265/75/16 on the same size wheel, are there any pro's/con's between the two sizes??

Red Oktober
Moderator
Posts: 5631
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:33 pm
Vehicle: 4500cc 80 series cruiser
Real Name: Carl
Location: South Devon
Contact:

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by Red Oktober » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:05 pm

those two sizes are pretty much the same in overall diameter ...

but the 75's are a bit wider ..needing 7-8" rims


HTH
Carl ..The lone Hippy 4500cc 80 series cruiser

Spyderpigg
Full Licence
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:40 am
Vehicle: Nissan Navara D22

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by Spyderpigg » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:39 pm

Thinking of buying these KL71's does anybody know how many miles they are likely to last ?

Red Oktober
Moderator
Posts: 5631
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:33 pm
Vehicle: 4500cc 80 series cruiser
Real Name: Carl
Location: South Devon
Contact:

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by Red Oktober » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:33 pm

mine didn't last as long as i'd hoped they would ..... bearly lasted for 15k (combination of motorway and offroad miles)
Carl ..The lone Hippy 4500cc 80 series cruiser

User avatar
Mr.B
Advanced Driver
Posts: 979
Joined: Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:46 pm
Vehicle: Toyota Landcrusier Colorado vx 3.0TD
Real Name: Allan
Location: South Coast

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by Mr.B » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:26 am

15k and your moaning
i think thats good on a heavily modded truck thats useds as intended

red in comparisson i run goodyears extra laod tyres on the works van and barely get 12 out of the rears and 8k (thats 8weeks) out of the fronts, mind you they are limited to 80mph so its that speed everywhere
Remember Fat kids ALWAYS WIN at seesaw!!!

MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Red Oktober
Moderator
Posts: 5631
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:33 pm
Vehicle: 4500cc 80 series cruiser
Real Name: Carl
Location: South Devon
Contact:

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by Red Oktober » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:52 pm

i was comparing them to my current tyres (Dick Cepek Crusher) ..... that have already done nearly 12k and still look very good
Carl ..The lone Hippy 4500cc 80 series cruiser

Nick4X4
Advanced Driver
Posts: 726
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:26 pm
Vehicle: 200tdi Disco with bits and bobs bolted to it
Location: Romsey,Hampshire,England,Earth
Contact:

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by Nick4X4 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:19 pm

if you only got 15k out of them kumho's, i think i will stick to my insa dakars.....over 20k and still going..
Conqueror4X4
Tel. 07888 332060

User avatar
mudmagnet
Laning Co-ordinator
Posts: 3169
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:51 pm
Vehicle: td5 disco
Real Name: gavin
Location: Farnborough Hampshire

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by mudmagnet » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:24 pm

ive got these on my daily use disco and they were fitted about 4000m before i got the car but they are almost bald now and the total miles on these tyres is about 12000
ive got dakars on my other disco and they have been on for about 4 years still with plenty of tread
i'm so skint i cant even pay attention

User avatar
61jason61
Advanced Driving Instructor
Posts: 1067
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:43 pm
Vehicle: freelander td4
6 year old gypsy cob
Real Name: Jason
Location: the big green bit in wiltshire

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by 61jason61 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:03 am

i've been thinking about these for a while now and the only other tyre i've liked other then the kl71's is the insa turbo's.

hear negative things about them from some of the plcuk members, but after what i've read above i think these are the tyres i may go for.

265/75/15-16, standard paj sizes arn't they?? mines on 265/75/15 standard rims.??
Ford Maverick, 2.7td & 6 year old gypsy cob

Spyderpigg
Full Licence
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:40 am
Vehicle: Nissan Navara D22

Re: Kumho KL71's

Post by Spyderpigg » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:36 pm

i can live with 15k, although i will look into into the insa Dakars, my bike tyres only last about 3k :)

Post Reply