Originally Posted by T-BONE N BIXBY
How are your tires holding up? I remember when you originally posted these pics after getting your tires. I was/am in the market for new tires, and was seriously debating on the Kumho M/T's. Is the jeep your daily driver? If so, how far is your daily commute?
I drive about an hour in traffic usually. Those kl71's so far have been excellent. On the highway they ride pretty smooth, and pretty quiet for a M/T (very very tolerable). I run them at 28psi and they tend to soak up a lot of the bumps / potholes.
In rain they stick quite well so far. I have had one panic stop on wet pavement, and they performed nicely.
As for snow, I drove them around in a couple of the 12" plus snowstorms we had this winter, and they seemed fine. Pulled very well.
How do they do while wheeling? So far, excellent.
I have had them on two trips to the Badlands, and am very happy. Sticky mud was no problem, they self clean very well and gripped nicely. Rock walls were pretty good also - with the tread pattern they have, they gripped far better in rocks than my old Baja claws (on my YJ), by a long shot.
Creeks, rocks, mud, hillclimbs, off camber while aired down - all really good.
So, over all, I would suggest them. They ride well on the road and while wheeling. I have only put about 6k miles on them and tread wear is not noticeable. And they don't look too bad either