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Old 03-28-2015, 06:03 PM
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Kenda Klever M/T tires

Anybody currently have these on their YJ? Cheap money but looking for real feedback? thanks.

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Old 03-31-2015, 06:27 PM   #2
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Funny I just seen them in a tire shop today they are good looking tires and good price! I want to say they are a Goodyear product.

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Old 03-31-2015, 06:48 PM   #3
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I'm wrong its not Goody year.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:48 PM   #4
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Just bought a set 33x12.5 and am very impressed. In the mud they work great. Haven tested rock or sand yet. Went anywhere I wanted in two wheel drive. Little on the noisy side though
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:43 PM   #5
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Just bought a set 33x12.5 and am very impressed. In the mud they work great. Haven tested rock or sand yet. Went anywhere I wanted in two wheel drive. Little on the noisy side though
My neighbor has them on his 4Runner they seem to do well on desert terrain and rock he also stated they are a little loud
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:36 PM   #6
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I have them on the YJ, they are loud and wear quickly... But my YJ isn't a daily so wear isn't as important. The performance is great!! And they look awesome. Mine are 32" tires I paid 100 per tire
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:45 AM   #7
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My buddy has them and he said that the tires are good in the mud, dirt and sand.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:40 AM   #8
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I just put some on my 2015 Sport, 32x11.5x15.

Pros: inexpensive, great mud traction, good looks.
Cons: very difficult to balance, very noisy on the highway, Kenda name sounds cheap

They're fun, but I'm taking them off soon. I feel I'd be much happier with a 265/75-16 A/T by Cooper or Goodyear. Like the old saying, "You get what you pay for".
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:11 AM   #9
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I am told the company is one of the world's most proven manufacturers of off-road tires for quads and dirt-bikes and such a lot of folks put their M/T's on their rigs as soon as they started production. I have read a lot of good feedback on forums in regards to off-road performance. My best friend runs them on his YJ. I bought a set to put on my YJ but put them on my F350 instead and swapped its Toyos over to the Jeep. The Jeep loves the Toyos but the F350 HATES the Kendas. They are loud and, yes, difficult to balance. Even for a 10-ply tire, not a good idea for a one-ton. I think I will put the Kendas on the Jeep after-all and put something else on the truck. My friend has not had anything negative to say about the Kendas on his Jeep. I have noticed that the sidewall tread is minimalistic. I think I will rotate them out to be spares as time goes on.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:15 PM   #10
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I myself have just give 500 bones for so/so wheels and less than 1500 miles on 4 KENDA tiers 32x11.50R15 M/T ... Put them on my newly purchased 1990 YJ Islander. as far as noise right out of the box I said WTF no way am I keeping these! Then a good friend said try them out, put sum miles on them then come pick me up and tell me what ya think, This YJ is a soft top and 50 miles later .... What noise, what can I say, it's a Jeep, my Jeep but nun the less. They might grow on ya but ya what entry level tiers at a great price and wheel on the trails (don't hear tier noise out there) I have no complaints with KENDA. As far as balancing them, there is sum lead on the back side of them, more so than I have seen on any other tier I have owned, but then again I have never bought tiers of this kind "BIG". Have had them on the highway and am pleased with handling at 75mph. As far as the secondary roads, (where the center has a crown) they don't wonder anywhere near the stock shoes she came with. Have a total of 250 miles on them and can say I'm pleased very much! Enjoy life, cheers
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:29 AM   #11
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They are cheap, because they are made cheap. I have used kenda tires on lots of off road toys, and its one of those " they suck but you cant beat the price" things. The compound they use is cheap and not uv stable. I put them on atvs because we wear them out fast, put them on my golf cart and they dry rot before the nubs are warn off. Dont think I would trust my life on the road running a Chinese tire. But thats just my opinion.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:00 AM   #12
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After 600 miles I replaced them with BFG KO2's. I'm just not willing to live with the noise....I've gotten old.

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