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post #1 of 11 Old 08-20-2008, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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maybe downsizing for 33s....Kumho KL71 vs. Yokohama Mt

[email protected], im thinking bout downsizing my yj from 35s to 33s....has anybody already some experience with one of those tires? could get them pretty low priced...

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-20-2008, 12:32 PM
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i've heard they're decent, I havent used either.

My spare is a retread on a yoko casing, looks pretty durable. from www.treadwright.com

go for whatever has bigger lugs and costs less

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post #3 of 11 Old 08-20-2008, 01:05 PM
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a few years back, kumhos were all the rage on this forum. I convinced a friend to buy a set; they were the worst (fastest) wearing tire I've ever seen. just my 2 cents tho.

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IMO I would go with a tire with a more reputable name. Doesnt seem like either of those brands have much experience with an offroad tire.
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IMO I would go with a tire with a more reputable name. Doesnt seem like either of those brands have much experience with an offroad tire.
thats what im thinking about too...maybe ill look for mastercraft mts or maxxis...

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post #6 of 11 Old 08-20-2008, 10:59 PM
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i had the kumhos on a few truck, super quite tire on the road very decent off road.. i would buy again... it was my dd weekend warrior and it worked perfect for me!

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i ran them for about a year in a 31x10.5 and they did the job in the trails and were very tolerable on the highway. the tread is very soft though and i can see them wearing quickly. i never really monitored my wear but they still look ok

i also got them for real cheap. i got them for $123/tire

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post #8 of 11 Old 08-21-2008, 02:21 AM
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A friend of mine runs those Yokohama Geolanders your talking about, and I dont think they preform that well.
I have a set of Yokohama Mud Diggers (old, VERY old) and if they still produced them, I would buy another set for sure!
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-21-2008, 09:51 AM
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The Kumho's have the lowest tread depth of any tire I've researched. !!! That means they come with less tread to begin with and they are a softer rubber.
I don't know allot about the Yokahama except they make good race tires.

If you need a review on Swampers, Maxxixs, or Procomps feel free to ask though.

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post #10 of 11 Old 08-21-2008, 09:55 AM
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I had a set of 31" Yoko MT's and I loved them. They were great in rain and snow on the highway too. They do wear a tad fast, I think I only got about 20K miles out of them, but I also had bought them used. Offroad, they were fantastic, I could go places in 2wd that I couldn't go in 4wd with BFG-AT's.

I have no experience with the Kumho's.

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post #11 of 11 Old 08-21-2008, 05:46 PM
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I have the older Kumho MT 33's on my Jeep... 25K mainly highway and expecting maybe 20-25K more.. At $115 a tire I can't complain too much... The newer tread pattern I can't attest to.. I did have a set of Yokohama on a truck that lasted pretty well, but they were all-season tires.

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