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Kumho Road Venture MT51

Kumho Road Venture MT51

3.9 from 33 reviews

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Good tyre


Put on at 30k on Prado done 90k now with about 50% tread left.
Wear a bit uneven but not too noisy.
1 slow leek from screw.
Not too bad in either.
I have had coopers loved them
I have Mickies on my triton still have them. Louder than the Kuhmo’s and wear very uneven.

Purchased in January 2017 at Tried Marx for $780.00.

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Car ModelToyota Prado J150
Tyre Pressure Used38 PSI
Off-Roading FrequencyMonthly
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Dave J

Dave JMelbourne

  • 5 reviews

Got to 48,000 but couldn’t handle the noise


So today I’ve swapped over to some new tyres replacing my MT51s. Pros - great off road with great traction. Cons - so noisey and loud!

They were great at the start but as they started to wear down, the noise and vibrations became worse to the point of being unbearable. This is with regular balancing and rotation. I’ve changed over at 48,000km with tread remaining. Could probably have gotten another 20,000km out of them.

I guess that’s the downside to being a muddy.

Have now moved across to some BFG KO2s

CarJeep Grand Cherokee WK2

TomNortheast, VIC

  • 4 reviews

25k old and not much tread left


I have done just over 25,000kms on my Kumho MT51s and i am very disappointed.
As others have stated they wear very strangely. They were rotated at 5000kms, 10,000kms and then at 20,000kms. There was a very bad wobble in front end when they were rotated at 20,000kms. An alignment and having them rotated sorted the wobble out.
I have had to lash out and buy another set of tyres for an up coming trip as i do not believe the Kumhos will do the job with how little tread they have left.
At the current stage they are very skatey on gravel and have spun up fairly easily on asphalt without trying to.

Car2004 toyota landcruiser ute


  • 7 reviews

On the fence between OK and good call it 3.5 stars

CarJeep Grand Cherokeee 2013

Jake G

Jake GPeel, WA

  • 3 reviews

Great value for mony


I got mine on special in 33x12.5r15, did 3500 kms over a few weeks up and around the Pilbara and back to Perth towing a camper trailer.
Did lots of gravel work, lots of beach, and even more on the blacktop in a 90 model GQ patrol, tyres were 2/3rds quiter than the old muddies I had on there, and used a bit less diesel. Good grip in the wet, with the old tank feeling prettt sure footed.
Am buying these tyres again to put on my new Ranger.

Car1990 GQ TD42t Patrol


ZekeMona Vale

Great budget tyre 15000km and wearing evenly


I have done 15000km on these tyres so far and very happy with them. Great grip off-road and ok on road. Noise is better than expected for a MT tyre. With about 2000km done off road cannot fault them. They do seam very soft and don't expect a long life out of them but after 2 rotations they are wearing evenly. If I can get over 60000km from them will buy them again.

Car2005 Toyota Prado 120

Tyres are terrible


Tyres are terrible wearing very unusual and uneven, was rotating them and also had wheel alignments. Got 40’000k’s just!
when I purchased them I was told I would get 80’000 no worries at all.

Terrible Tyre will never purchase another kumo Tyre again, do not recommend anyone to purchase these tyres
Very dangerous for incompetent drivers.

Car2016 Ford ranger



Off road great, that's it.


The tyres are currently at 34K and they are not going to reach 50K. My experience off road with these was great. On wet bitumen, hang on! Absolutely terrible on wet bitumen. If I was driving around town with enough water on the road I would occasionally put it in 4WD. My next door neighbour has just done 55K on his Goodyears and they look brilliant. I think if you are only doing dirt driving these would be great.

CarD Max


Must rotate


Extremely impressed with these tyres off road! The side walls are very strong, they bag very well and grip tremendously well on rock climbing . They are an off road tyre primarily so no point dwelling on on road performance but if you drive accordingly they are very good. They must be rotated every 5k FL-RR FR-RL RR-FR RL-FL ! Well worth doing this and they wear brilliantly.

Car76 series landcruiser


  • 2 reviews

Very very soft 25,000 and wont get 30,000km


Work great off road very poor stopping power on britherment but over all if i got better life from them i wont buy 2nd set. Rep offer new set of kl71s for $92 a peice so pretty happy with that. But that did take bit of a fright to get but. Btw 285 75 r16

Car1990 hzj 80 cruiser.

Odd and shocking wear

CarPX Ford Ranger



  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Great tyres so far. 10000 ks in.


The tyres have handled lots of dirt and low psi driving really well. It has a very soft compound which will likley wear quickly. But I would rather a safe tire than one that lasts ages and chips and slides all over the place. I'm surprised there are not more of these on 4wds... As they are a great 50/50 tyre or an agresive all terrain.

CarPrado 150
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DaveSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

  • 6 reviews

Tyres Waring unusually

CarNissan Patrol GU



  • 4 reviews

12 months old at fitting :(


Previously Tyre were road venture KL 51 w 80,000km warranty. The KL51 went hard before the km warranty was reached because they were almost 2 years old at time of fitting, I don’t spend a lot of time on the road so thought this was a great option, but when I started sliding out (at 4th year of fitment and at least another 10,000km remaining tread) at rounds about i realised something was wrong and was told they had reached the end of their life span??? I enquired about new Kumho’s Road venture HT51 thinking the last batch were bad luck but no the new tyres are 14 months old.
Great tyres good price but seem to only supply old

Car2005 Ford territory


  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified purchase

Perfect fit


From my precious experiences, this has been the most durable tyre fitted to my car. It gives a good grip on rainy days on and smooth ride as well. Manage to run it close to 80,000 km before replacing with the same type. One of the cheapest Japanese tyres with quality that matters.

CarIsuzu D-max


  • 5 reviews

Good Japanese brand


These are probably the smoothes tyres I've used on my car. Ive used cheap Chinese brands before and you can feel the difference when you're on the freeway. I feel like these tyres are fuel efficient and we have saved a lot of petrol. Less wear and tear on the tread of the tyres




  • 4 reviews

only going to last 45k


My set have spent 85% on the sealed surfaces around Sydney and highway use, the other 15% is Fraser Island, Vic high country, Blue mountains, central coast hinterland. They perform great off-road, on lower pressures side walls don’t bulge but the length of tread increases well, rock or sand they have gripped very well and remove mud and stones.
On sealed surfaces they don’t have great breaking and wet roads hold well no aqua planning but low speeds they do slip a little. Comfort they have been great as stated before sides don’t have a lot of give but the three ply side walls are worth it.
My biggest frustration is I’ll be replacing them at 45k when I expect a minimum of 60k for a LT tyre with the deeper tread

CarHolden Colorado 7

hassan shakil

hassan shakilDANDENONG NORTH

  • 12 reviews
  • Verified purchase

it sok


i replace these tyres and not happy with performance as i was expecting bit more my tires are not very good they changed front wheels but am not happy with the service and cost, they are not cheap as compared to other brand but they r not very good yes..


Johanna  Oppelaar

Johanna OppelaarAU

  • 8 reviews



Excellent tyres had them for my falcon 500
Then my mercedez 300se 1986
And now on my 1987 300 sel Mercedes.
They go for a very long time
I get them at Byford tyres service were you can't go wrong terrific people and fantastic service .
And great affordable prices!

CarFalcon 500 meredez 300 se and mercedez 300 sel

Out standing tire


I had theses tires on my new d-max since new. The car had 10000ks in the clock before I changed to theses. Now the clock on my car is 93000km and 5-6mm tread left. 80% road use 20% sand. Never been bogged, had only 1 flat tire. Supplied by Noels tire shop Wacol. 285/75/16 with a 3" lift. Tires are rotated and balanced as per agreement and had a 60000 km warranty at the time of purchase. once i click over 100000 I will replace them .

CarIsuzu D-max 2015 duel cab 3" lift

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Questions & Answers



Are the walls on the mt 51 8 ply or 10 ply?

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They are a modern 3ply same as all LT 4wd tyres. When looking at AT/MT research the ply as you can also get 2 ply (town car tyres) people get these to save some money then complain when the walls blow out



i have bridgestone on my Izusu bakkie at moment they are 9 years old but dont travel that much. I must now replace with new ones not because of thread but because of age. The dealer said Kumho are good tyres it is 245/70 R16 do you think it will be ok?

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dunno ihave never heard that tyres need replacing cos of their age sides that as far as I know the bridgestones arnte a bad bit a gear but there u go the tyre dealer will only make a quid if he can con u inta new set re the kumho I cant realy remember how long they lasted 4 me I think it was about early 70,s k/s but not realy sure but long an short I think the dealer u r workin with is takin u 4 a ride but if u hafta the kumho,s r a nice bit a rubber


I am happy with the Kumho MT51 tyres but since they have an aggressive tread pattern , I wouldn't consider them unless you do a reasonable amount of offroading .
I have experienced a tyre failure due to age but it was double the age of your tyres and on a trailer .



I was under the impression that the mt51 had the m+s and 3pmsf approval but I can't find the 3pmsf symbol anywhere on the new tyres I have just purchased. Am I jist not looking in the right place or is it likely I have old stock before they put the symbol on?

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I only have M&S stamped on the tyre maybe contact Kumho Australia for verification, plenty of tyre suppliers state 3PMSF certification too...


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