Kumho Solus KH17

Kumho Solus KH17

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Kumho Solus KH17
3.7

78 reviews

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Build Quality
3.4
Value for Money
3.5
Noise Level
3.8
Wet Weather Handling
3.4
Durability
3.8
Dry Weather Handling
4.0

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78 reviews
Jay
Jay
 

Really poor wet weather performance - 2012 Toyota Corolla (ZRE152R)

If you are looking at the Kumho Solus KH17 for your Toyota Corolla. Stay well away or do not drive in any wet weather conditions. These tyres are really bad in the wet & do not get any traction at all. I did an entire set of 4 tyres & the performance was scary. The understeer the car experienced in the wet at slow speeds was really something with nearly hitting cutters or other vehicles often. The understeer was so bad I changed the two front tyres back to the original tyres (Dunlop SP Sport 1) a month after I purchased & fitted them. Show details
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Mikef50Sydney, NSW250 posts
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Gary Rodhouse
Gary RodhouseSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
 

Silent but don't Last long

Kumho Solus tyres came standard on our new 2015 Jeep . Super silent love them for that . Only get 35,000 km out of a set though. Have had no handling issues. Have done 70,000 km now and am due a 3rd set I am in 2 minds on what to do. Mainly highway driving but do tow a caravan occasionally. Show details
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The Old Bloke
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Peterrr
PeterrrJoondanna3 posts
 

2 tyres exploded while driving within 3 days

KUMHOP SOLUS KH17 was put on my Subaru Forester 5 years and 40 000 km ago. With still a decent amount of thread left in them we went for a trip. 1st tyre burst while driving 110 km/h, lucky it was the rear one and I managed to stop safely. I've changed it for the spare. 2 days later while still travelling I noticed an increasing vibration to the steering wheel. We checked the front tyres noticing a bulge on one of them. While being in the middle of nowhere we slowly limped to the nearest town. Didn't make it. In about 5 minutes...boom a 2nd tyre gone. I couldn't believe it. See the pictures for evidence. Very strange and very disappointing KUMHO. Show details
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Vick
VickPerth, WA6 posts
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Good tyres

Good tyres for affordable prices. Lasted for 8 months even after regular use. Tread lasted for while and safe while driving the car . I recoomed trying this tyres.cheaper than other products  Show details
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GRR
GRRSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
 

Great mileage

We are about to replace the original tyres on my wife's 2012 Kia Cerato Sli, has 17 inch rims. The tyres have covered approx. 69,000kms so far, which I think is fantastic, especially after reading some of the reviews on here. We will probably go with another set of these based on our experience. This car has done predominantly highway driving which would have helped these km figures. Personally I find the tyres a bit noisy, by comparison to my Commodore at least. Show details
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Adam
AdamMetropolitan Adelaide, SA5 posts
 

I will NEVER buy Kumho tyres ever again

I've purchased this brand and model tyres twice (in 16" & 17", sets of 4) and I would NEVER buy another Kumho tyre. The tyres were bought new and I was told I would get 40,000+ KMs out of them and in both cases these tyres didn't even get 15,000 KMs out of them, extremely disappointing product and very unhappy customer. Show details
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Gabriel
GabrielPerth, WA6 posts
 

Good product

I have recently purchased a pair of tyres and I still need to see how long it will last, so far it seems to be a good product. Soon I'll leave a proper review. Show details
Electric_Traveller
Electric_TravellerSydney Surrounds, NSW91 posts
 

Poor tyre life

These tyres were the original factory fitted tyres on my car.

Initially performance was reasonable considering they're Kumho's budget tyre.

As the tyres wore however, their performance deteriorated dramatically (the slightest amount of rain or dirt on the road causes traction control to kick in (& this is driving conservatively)). At only 28,000kms & with tyre rotation every annual service, the front tyres have worn out. Will be replacing all four with Michelin Energy XM2.

*Accepable performance when new

*Very short service life

*Poor performance when wet

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Traveller
TravellerHunter Region, NSW15 posts
 

Cheap but not great mileage

Tyres grip well and the ride is OK. The price was excellent.. got them on a price match from KMART Tyres and Auto. The only issue I have with them is that do not wear well. I am running the correct pressure but the centre of the tyres is wearing out very quickly.

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Scott and Eliza M
Scott and Eliza MMittagong4 posts
 

value for money on our Kia Cerato

I have had Khumo tyres in the past anf always had good experiences. I drive defensively and pride my ability in the wet. These tyres have never slipped and always feel sure footed. I could not be confident that by pating more for another brand, I would get a better product. Will buy again.

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Possum
PossumDeniliquin6 posts
 

Kumho Reliability

These tyres handle well on sealed and dirt roads, wet weather and dry. We purchased two full sets and will definitely keep using this tyre. I have found them to be very stable on the road and they are wearing very well. We have them on two vehicles after being happy with the initial set.

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Damir Cosic
Damir CosicGold Coast5 posts
 

Good tyres but short life span

Nice tyres that give great ride quality. I found them good in all conditions. Only drawback is their life expectancy - it's relatively short ( approx 40,000km ). Could perhaps get better life on a vehicle that isn't as heavy as my Jeep. Overall, I was pretty happy with them. Shop around for the best price as there are huge variances ( almost double in some cases ) I found tyresales.com.au had the cheapest advertised price but K-Mart Tyre & Auto beat their price ( price beat guarantee )

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Brando
BrandoPerth, WA28 posts
 

Great tyres - really good

We had some terrible noisy tyres that we got from Kmart Tyres (that were expensive) and thanks goodness we got new Kumo tyres from Byford Kumo - they are so quite - love them and we have had a lot of rain here - they are doing the job brilliantly.

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Questions & Answers

Stergios P. Vasilakakis
Stergios P. Vasilakakis

Is this a 4 season tyre?

Mason
Mason  

Yes, i use this tyre all year round and have no issues. Rain hail or shine

Handyman
Handyman  
Handyman
Handyman  

I had no problem with handling in any weather.....Just found them to wear quickly and have a harsh ride......on my car.

Asoka
Asoka

Lifetime?

Toni
Toni  

Nope!

MARK PETER RICHARDSON
MARK PETER RICHARDSON

what is ideal tyre pressure for a kumbo KH17 ON A 1L HYUNDAI CAR?

micdal22
micdal22  

I don't think I'm qualified to answer your question, but I would pump the tires to 32 PSI

Jason C
Jason C  

Hi I have a Hyundai accent, with these tyres and I put mine on 34 psi, and it's just perfect

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