Kumho Road Venture MT51
Just installed a set of 285/75r16 Kumho MT51's on my Landcruiser, I have run Coopers, BFG, Brigestone, Maxxis and Mickey Thompson on past vehicles (All heavy duty 4x4), some of these have severely underperformed and displayed rapid deterioration. To date the Kumho MT51's have been my favourite and are very cost effective. These are sold as a Mixed Terrain and they certainly are very quiet. I liked the fact that product testing was done in Australia for our conditions and our vehicles. These are not a small tyre, they are 33.1 inches and fill ou...t the wheel arches nicely on my cruiser, unlike some other brands that are very small for their advertised size. I cannot comment on personal wear just yet, however I will update this review as I put more Km's over various terrain on these tyres. ****(Update 10/06/2018)**** I have done 15000km on these tyres across a range of different terrain now, the tires still look new and tread wear is negligible, although road noise has increased they are very quiet for such an aggressive looking tire. Beach sand - these tyres air down nicely and at 18psi will create a good footprint and get you through all but the softest beaches. Gravel roads - these are fantastic on loose / rutted gravel roads and track in a very true direction. Bitumen - not as good as a road tyre, however very grippy and perform exceptionally well.
As we had a history of using these on previous cars, we were anxious to again purchase 4 new tyres for an upcoming driving holiday. They didn't let us down with our trip on a variety of road surfaces as our reliability and comfort while driving never let us down.
Needed new tyres on my 2014 Ford Fiesta Sport and these were recommended. Nice smooth ride since switching to these. Very impressed with the tyre and the after-service offered to me by the service provider. I seem to be getting a wee bit better mileage so that's a great thing!
I am quite happy with performance and price
Its great tyre for the price.Quite steady on the road, unlike other tires, I use Michelin before but it was so slippery and nearly got accident because of that tyre.
Price is great, last time i bought Kumho last me 4 years till its worn out. I would choose this brand over other brands.
Smashing tryers to suit your style
Great alloy wheels made a big difference on the new car strongly recommend it gave the extra touch to give the car the right final balance for it to preform better on the road for safety purpose and reliability. It also has distinguished from the other basic models and high class look
Gteat quality tyre
Very durable tyre. I bought two Kumho tyres over 2 and half years ago. I've driven for 40000 kilo metres. The two kumho tyres are still looking fresh. The grip of the car on road has improved significantly after the installation of kumho tyres as well. I'm really impressed with the quality oof the brand!
Used many brands on my old Ford Fairmont but the Kumho s are the best value for price, wear and sidewall strength on dirt roads. Easy to find a dealer. I even put Kumhos on my luxury car that had Michelin Primacys and so far almost as good. Actually better because I saved $400 on the set!
They are cheap for a reason
Looking back, I bought these tyres because they were cheap and seemed to be getting good reviews for their handling. However, as soon as they were fitted to the car I realised that there was hardly any tread depth and that they were, in effect, half worn compared to an expensive tyre. I can not complain about the handling, but after just 10,000 km on my 2010 Pajero they are now worn out and I am looking for new tyres. I think I with pay more and get tyres with decent tread depth from the start. By the way, the Pajero was only being used to the weekends for leisure driving and has never been used for towing. VERY DISAPPOINTED.
Another great product from Kumho!!
I have found these tyres to be excellent value for money for our family car. They are at least as good as much more expensive tyres and seem to handle really well wet or dry roads. The cars performance has always been excellent - Mazda 6 Sports and these certainly add to the experience of driving. WE tend to run the tyres a little over pressure and the wear pattern seems more even and consistent. VERY happy with these and will definitely be looking for the same when we replace them. I would recommend you do a careful price comparison and don't let the shop push you into an alternative based on their need to push a particular brand!!
Good quality tyres, good prices
Fitted these tyres to both vehicles recently, and have noticed they are very quiet tyres, little road noise and still as responsive as higher priced tyres.
They look good on the rim, with no ugly writing or daft pictures on the face of them.
Very happy with fuel economy too, as I have noticed the range on the little car improve almost 50kms per tank.
Korean general use radial great buy
Therese tyres if you drive sensibly gets around 70,000km Qld dry roads with some wet weather use. Admittedly most of this is highway roads and so with 34psi tyre pressure all round it's solid and firm on the highway. H ave been using Kumh o tyres for the past ten years with no issues. Great wear, excellent on road, treat is good right yup to 70k. Recommend
these kumho tyres were the originals on my kia and I got over 60000k's out of them before replacing them
admittedly all these were on paved roads but I considered it great value over the distance driven I am on my second set of the same tyres and with 17450k's up, the tread is as new, not worn at all
I get a smooth, quite, even ride,
I can feel completely safe with these tyres, they corner well and give a good ride in all road and weather conditions
I thoroughly recommend kumho tyres with complete confidence
Great feel, performance and economy, one of the best.
A Great tyre. Wet weather performance gives a very confident feeling with good grip and long distance trips proving solid economy. These are the second set on my Passat wagon and won't be my last. The lateral stability is very noticable and cornering is very much a fuss free exercise.
good allround performence
tyres provide a quiet smooth ride while a low fiction drag giving all round better performance and handling .long lasting high milage tyre good wet and dry weather handling and general driving .have done 54000km on tyres still have plenty of tread and nil puntures .handle rough allweather dirt and made roads with ease highly recommend
they don't perform like the original ones
After 75000kms I decided it was time to replace the tyres with the same type and brand, but to my surprise they needed a double go at wheel balancing and wheel alignment. The bad part about my misfortune I had to pay for the service because I bought the tyres and with all their problems. But finally the wobble from the front went but the alignment has a tendency to wander to either left or right. These tyres are not as good as the original, althought they still stick to the road, wet or dry. So far I have done 22000kms but it is a far cry from the 75000kms I done with the originals.
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I have 2011 Ford Fiesta. I recently bought Kumho solus tyres for my car. These tyres are fuel efficient as I can drive 100 kms for 8 litres only whereas earlier tyres gave only 9lt/100 km. Great value for money and great on the road. Hope these tyres would last for 40,000 km or more.
2 tyres have bubbled
These tyres seem to wear quite ok but i got a dome bubble on the outside of the tyre aporox a 10 cent piece in dia so decided to buy another one to replace but now another tyre has done the same thing so i believe i will steer clear of KH17 when it comes renewal time
Lasted 32,000kms on a 2008 Ford Focus hatch. Car did mainly Highway driving and about 5-8000km around town.
Found tyres were sold for a very competetive price and were quiet on road and performed eell in the wet. But due to soft rubber compound didnt last as long as Id hoped.
Purchased Goodyears again as we wanted a tyre to go the distance.
Better than I thought
I was a bit apprehensive in changing the tyres on my 2007 Hyundai i30 SLX diesel to Kumho Solus KH17. The tyres that were on the car were Toyo Eco's. The Kumho's are more grippy and quieter than the Toyo's which was a surprise as I was under the impression that the Kumho's were a cheaper and more inferior tyre than the Toyo's. I'm not sure how good they are in the wet as yet as where I live we haven't had much in the way of rain for quite some time. Please to say that I am currently happy with the Kumho's.
not bad but not good...
I had these tyres as original one on my Hyundai accent when I bought it 3 years ago. it suppose to work at least for 50000 km but I had to change them all around 45000 km as they were not good enough on the road. I found yokuhama with cheaper price and better quality.
Questions & Answers
Is this a 4 season tyre?
I have worked out that certain tyres suit certain cars. I would never recommend Kuhmo K17 for a Kia Rio. Hard ride and poor wear. Suggest going up a size for Rio UB from 195/55 x 16 to 205/55 x 16. Cheaper and better ride and still legal for the vehicle
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