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Unread 03-23-2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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Kumo KL71 MT: Review.

I recently purchased a set of Kumo KL71 MT, and couldn't find much for reviews so thought I would start my review.

They are a directional tire, although besides the fact that your spare only has a 50% chance of being on the right side, I don't know why that would be bad, certainly hasn't stopped me from backing out of holes I couldn't drive though.

The tires look great.


I only have about 200 km on them so far.
On road they are fairly quiet. And my biggest surprise is how well they handled the snow and packed snow.

Offroad they have been excellent, and clean out extremely well.
I keep updating as I get the chance to wheel against more tires.

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Unread 03-24-2015, 09:49 AM   #2
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I ran a set a few years back. I liked the way they worked for me. I ran six of them so I could do rotations that included the spare(s). Even with a frequent rotation schedule they wore pretty quickly and unevenly. As they wore they got LOUD.
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Unread 03-24-2015, 10:28 AM   #3
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I ran a set a few years back. I liked the way they worked for me. I ran six of them so I could do rotations that included the spare(s). Even with a frequent rotation schedule they wore pretty quickly and unevenly. As they wore they got LOUD.
I was told last year they changed the rubber up to help with wear and chunking. In my searches before I didn't find any issues with uneven wear though. I'll have to keep an eye out. Although I only put on maybe 1000km a year, so might take a while.
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