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Kumho Road venture mt review?

Anyone have any experience with these tire's one way or another? They are the kumho Road Venture MT"S.

Was looking at them in the 315/75 R16's.

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Try Offroaders.com, you can find reviews there on just about any tire you can think of. Just go into their reviews section, select tires, and then you can pick between mud tires or allterrains.

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Have heard they are not the best in the dirt and mud but they do well on the street. Also heard that they have a pretty good tread life as well!

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I wheeled with a guy that had those on his JK back in November. He didn't have trouble anywhere and they cleaned out better than I imagined they would. The rest of the group was peppered with MTR/Ks, KM2s, and even a set of X-Terrains on AndreLopez99's rig.

I was impressed with their capability after considering them a show boat tire for many years. They were the first to offer a 38" tire for a 24" wheel. LOL!

Talk to 2k2Wrangler on here, he's running them and doesn't seem to have any issues with them either.

Here's a video - a bad one - of the JK mentioned above. They didnt' spin much here and that's a pretty large, wet ledge.

If you check out the videos of JeepNick and the Falken boys doing some CRAZY stuff with the Wildpeak AT I think you'll see that the tread pattern isn't everything.

I'd call this a good all around directional tire with potential to give you a long tread life.

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Yup, like marcus said, Im running 315/70/17s on my wifes.



They were actually slightly taller and noticeably wider than the 35x12.50x17 km2s they replaced



They're great in the rain/wet. I can't comment on snow or offroad though. The jk doesn't get wheeled much and I haven't had them very long.

They ride smoother than the km2s, they're really quiet until about 50mph. Much quieter than the km2s. On the highway noise is about the same. Maybe slightly quieter but not enough to be conclusive.

Im happy with my decision to ditch the km2s for them. all 5 were 1115 shipped from discount tire direct... which seamed really reasonable. They had plenty in stock too.

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To 2k2wranglerx - so what do you do when rotating them? Since they're directional, I've seen the normal front to back swap in the rotation, but what about the spare?
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To 2k2wranglerx - so what do you do when rotating them? Since they're directional, I've seen the normal front to back swap in the rotation, but what about the spare?
One side just gets a 3 tire rotation lol. Front to spare, rear to front, spare to rear.

I might just not rotate it in. She only drives 10-15k/year, and it'll be less since I bought the xj to haul the kids/dogs...

I wish I had a better answer for ya man. Its the only negative with directional tires.

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One side just gets a 3 tire rotation lol. Front to spare, rear to front, spare to rear.

I might just not rotate it in. She only drives 10-15k/year, and it'll be less since I bought the xj to haul the kids/dogs...

I wish I had a better answer for ya man. Its the only negative with directional tires.
Fair enough. I figured it was either

1. don't rotate it in
2. like you mentioned - one side gets a 3-tire rotation
or 3. you do a normal 5-tire rotation, but have to have at least one re-mounted every time you rotate (seems like a huge hassle, but would get the most even wear out of all 5)


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I used to run these on my cherokee and loved them. The only reason I don't have them now is they were on national back order for so long I had too change tires.

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Thanks for the input, I think I will give them a shot and see how they do, will post up info/pics when I get em.

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Thanks for the input, I think I will give them a shot and see how they do, will post up info/pics when I get em.
I had to work discount tire fairly hard to get that price, but they'll knock$ off if you call

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Don't wanna dirty this up with sales BS but I can usually beat their prices and if you're anywhere other than Texas there's no tax which isn't the case with them.

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Don't wanna dirty this up with sales BS but I can usually beat their prices and if you're anywhere other than Texas there's no tax which isn't the case with them.

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Don't wanna dirty this up with sales BS but I can usually beat their prices and if you're anywhere other than Texas there's no tax which isn't the case with them.

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Its not muddying it up! Thanks for the heads up.

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Any preference between the 315/70/17's vs. the 35x12.5x17? Looks like the only difference is the load rating, right?
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Any preference between the 315/70/17's vs. the 35x12.5x17? Looks like the only difference is the load rating, right?
When I ordered the 35s were on backorder... Is there a price difference? I cant remember

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When I ordered the 35s were on backorder... Is there a price difference? I cant remember
Yeah, when I just did a check on Discount Tire Direct (no offense to Marcus - it was just for reference ), the 315/70/17's were about $250 each, and the 35x12.5x17's were almost $300 each.
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Id go 315/70/17 with this tire on a JK because of the D load rating. The E Load rating has its place but it isn't on a JK in my opinion.

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Id go 315/70/17 with this tire on a JK because of the D load rating. The E Load rating has its place but it isn't on a JK in my opinion.

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That's what I figured. You practically have to drain my Toyo's down to nothing to get the sidewalls to flex much because of the E rating.
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Yeah, when I just did a check on Discount Tire Direct (no offense to Marcus - it was just for reference ), the 315/70/17's were about $250 each, and the 35x12.5x17's were almost $300 each.
If you call discount tire you can get the 315s for 1115 shipped for 5. Just tell him u know thats what your buddy paid. That's what I've paid twice. We put these on a different rig we built too.

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If you call discount tire you can get the 315s for 1115 shipped for 5. Just tell him u know thats what your buddy paid. That's what I've paid twice. We put these on a different rig we built too.
I'm just curious, but do you guys have to pay tax where you're located? Were there any additional fees? Also...was that for four or five? I know you said five...I'm Just verifying.

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Wonder if my tailgate could handle the fullsize spare? Discount told me $1029 for 4... But then, do I really need the fullsize spare?? could just use one of my 33's???
I hate overthinking it.

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Wonder if my tailgate could handle the fullsize spare? Discount told me $1029 for 4... But then, do I really need the fullsize spare?? could just use one of my 33's???
I hate overthinking it.
get a full spare regardless, especially if you wheel. Dont be the guy without the spare on the trail.

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An aired up 33 will work fine with aired down 35s.

But I ran a 35 on my tailgate for a year before I put the tire carrier on. It was fine.

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so i finally got mine out wheeling this weekend (pics to follow) and was very happy with their performance. I never once felt like i needed more tire to make an obstacle. They gripped well on all surfaces from dry rock to muddy hill climbs.

I'm very very pleased with the tire. AND i drove 80 mph for 4 hours to and from rausch creek

can't beat that!

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