KL71 or MT764 or MT117

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KL71 or MT764 or MT117

Postby Mattman » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:56 pm

Looking at a new set of 33s.

The Maxxis Bighorn and Kuhmo Kl71 both get good reviews.

Anything else I should be looking at in the sub 400 per tire range?

Edit: post updated to include the Silverstone.

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Suza » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:06 pm

Savero MT are worth looking at

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Mattman » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:46 pm

Cheers - who stocks them?

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Weeds » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:49 pm

I brought some from Firestone railway ave couple of month ago petone

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby mud_slinger » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:49 pm

i would go for the bighorn 762 personally.

savero should be available thru any tyre shop
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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Mattman » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:59 pm

Roughly what are the saravos worth?

I thought the 764 was a replacement for a 762 and more aggressive?

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Weeds » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:58 pm

Carnt remember exactly but think thay where round the 300 mark for 33s good bang for buck

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Mattman » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:50 pm

That's quite a bit cheaper than the Bighorn or KLs.

What sort of Terrain do you run?

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Mattman » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:56 pm

Just had a look online. They look identical to the Buckshots which I currently have.

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Suza » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:16 pm

Not quite more like the old BFG's.
I have run them for 4 years now first on a Bighorn and now on a Safari and have found them to be the best all round tyre I have used. I do every thing from highway (I do drive this a lot due to where I live), but I also drive west coast, farms, snow, high country and rivers

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby 4WDbits » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:02 am

6 of one and half dozen of the other. Both have similar performance on and off road although tread patterns are totally different.

If going Maxxis, go with the MT764 if available in the size you want, bit more aggressive tread and more durable.

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby muddy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:17 am

KL71 wear VERY fast

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Drurban » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:20 am

KL71's are a good road tyre not so good for the mud I have had mine going on 4 years now and I have done quite a few K's on them so they are getting bald now.
As above post they dont wear quickly.

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby KIWI_TERRANO » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:37 am

Drurban wrote:KL71's are a good road tyre not so good for the mud I have had mine going on 4 years now and I have done quite a few K's on them so they are getting bald now.
As above post they dont wear quickly.

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Newer kl71 do, had mine 40tho and there toasted mate, had some on my surf 3 year ago same at the same km still had 10mm of tread

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby luckyme » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:57 pm

Drurban wrote:
As above post they dont wear quickly.

Chur


I'll second that, used KL71s on my surf for years and now on the Jeep, they wear f*ck all with right pressure on trucks around the 2ton mark.
Apparently they wear worse on the heavier trucks. Paid just over 300 per tyre not long ago, thats including fitting and balancing.
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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Mattman » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:56 pm

luckyme wrote:
Drurban wrote:
As above post they dont wear quickly.

Chur


I'll second that, used KL71s on my surf for years and now on the Jeep, they wear f*ck all with right pressure on trucks around the 2ton mark.
Apparently they wear worse on the heavier trucks. Paid just over 300 per tyre not long ago, thats including fitting and balancing.
My 2c


What size was that for?

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby tallsam66 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:58 pm

KL71 are under sized .... so a 33 will be more like 32 , the are real quiet & drive well on the road.... but they do wear fast if you don't have them at the correct pressure on the road.

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby luckyme » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:29 pm

Mattman wrote:
luckyme wrote:
Drurban wrote:
As above post they dont wear quickly.

Chur


I'll second that, used KL71s on my surf for years and now on the Jeep, they wear f*ck all with right pressure on trucks around the 2ton mark.
Apparently they wear worse on the heavier trucks. Paid just over 300 per tyre not long ago, thats including fitting and balancing.
My 2c


What size was that for?


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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby luckyme » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:31 pm

tallsam66 wrote:KL71 are under sized .... so a 33 will be more like 32 , the are real quiet & drive well on the road.... but they do wear fast if you don't have them at the correct pressure on the road.

never came through size issues with them, might have to measure them up 8)

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby WRNGLR » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:26 pm

Mattman wrote:Looking at a new set of 33s.

The Maxxis Bighorn and Kuhmo Kl71 both get good reviews.

Anything else I should be looking at in the sub 400 per tire range?

Cheers
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Check out Federal Courgias Matt , A mate of mine got 5 33s from Feilding tyres for about $1450, awesome in the mud, very cool tread pattern
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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Tarmac » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:57 pm

As far as 71's being undersized..... almost all of them are - what rock are you under??? Sorry to sound harsh but most if not all apart from high dollar ones are less than the advertised dia...
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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby luckyme » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:00 pm

Tarmac wrote:As far as 71's being undersized..... almost all of them are


So that makes no difference for the topic then ;) I thought it was an issues like it was with the silverstones before they changed the mould.

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby DEATH_INC » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:15 pm

Just a wee note on the kl71 thing, We've been advised by the Kumho guys that you MUST run 45psi on the road to get decent mileage. No more, no less. :mrgreen:

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby klompy » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:36 pm

I cant fault my KL71's and will buy them again.Never bought them as a mud tyre or expected to be good in mud,but they are great on road very quiet and handle well.

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Mattman » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:34 pm

Wow 45 psi seems high. What are peeps running?

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Heath » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:46 pm

I ran between 40-43psi in mine.

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby Crash bandicoot » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:48 pm

40 on road and well what ever floats my boat off road so to speak usually around just under half that.
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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby WRNGLR » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:08 pm

I usually run 36 on road and make them look like jandals for off road depending on severity of terrain
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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby hachi_roku » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:48 am

why dont you run Trepadores? much better tyre, i can get them for you for just a tad over $400?

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Re: KL71 or MT764?

Postby poss682 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:09 pm

WOW that's really high! your ride must be terrible.

I run 30 on the front and 28 on the rear in my Terrano

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