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Unread 02-28-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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Opinions on Kumo MTKL71 ???

Looking for a set of 35x12.5R15 tires.

The Kumo MTKL71 come in at $1375 mounted for 5.

Tires are basically for off roading. Mud, muskeg, dirt, rocks, sand. In that order. Then snow somewhere out in left field. Road manners after off road manners.

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Unread 02-28-2015, 12:23 PM   #2
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A friend of mine had 33's federals, with no issues
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Unread 02-28-2015, 03:49 PM   #3
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I'd go federal, only because the kumhos are directional.
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Unread 02-28-2015, 07:04 PM   #4
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I'd go federal, only because the kumhos are directional.
Why would directional matter?

50% chance of spare being on the wrong side, but it'll still get me out of the woods.
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Unread 02-28-2015, 07:28 PM   #5
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Looking for a set of 35x12.5R15 tires.

The Kumo MTKL71 come in at $1375 mounted for 5.

Tires are basically for off roading. Mud, muskeg, dirt, rocks, sand. In that order. Then snow somewhere out in left field. Road manners after off road manners.

Kumos

Opinions?
I had the Kumos on my jeep when I purchased it. They were good on the street, ice, and light snow when I lived in new mexico. Most of the time i stayed on dirt roads and light rock crawling. I never had any issues with them. I've only owned the Kumos, bfg at, and bfg km2 on my jeep so not much to compare too.
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Unread 03-01-2015, 12:05 AM   #6
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For a rig that's basically just a wheeler I'd look for something more agressive really. Keep an eye on interco blems maybe. I'm thinkin my next tires are going to be mtr-k's. They get shunned a lot here, but I've liked all the bfg's I've had too.

Guy I used to work with had the kumhos and he really liked them, but he didn't wheel at all either. Decent on road tire with ok life depending on your driving tho.
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Unread 03-01-2015, 07:13 AM   #7
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Why would directional matter?

50% chance of spare being on the wrong side, but it'll still get me out of the woods.
Nope, that's it. Just an opinion. Also impossible to do 5 tire rotation. Get whatever you like, I personally dislike directional tires for those 2 reasons. Happy wheeling, friend.
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Unread 03-01-2015, 10:45 AM   #8
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Nope, that's it. Just an opinion. Also impossible to do 5 tire rotation. Get whatever you like, I personally dislike directional tires for those 2 reasons. Happy wheeling, friend.
Ah ok. I could go 3 or 4 years before getting enough mileage to warrant a tire rotation. Was almost thinking about just looking for a used tire for the spare to avoid sun damage to a new tire.

After a little looking around I eventually found a couple reviews that said the Kumo was a better tire in the mud than the general, and that is more what I am looking for.
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