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Old 02-26-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Kelley TSR safari tire review

So I have about 4 grand on my set of 285/70 r17 10ply tsr's and I thought I'd give ya'll some feedback on them. First off they are very quiet for an aggressive tread tire. They were about $40 less then the dura-tracks and they are made by goodyear for Kelly. I live in Montana and the roads have run the gammit from packed snow and ice to mud and everthing in between. On snowy roads they handle very well. Very grippy in four and have a very predictable drift in two (I enjoy hanging it out a bit on the mtn. roads). On gravel they hook up quite well and don't load up all that bad in the mud. They have almost no sign of wear after 4 grand. The only thing that is not so positive is they kinda feel squirmy when pushed on curvy highway roads. But they are a tall treaded tire. I have cooper st's on my 99 landcruiser and I think I'll switch to the TSR's for next winter. We'll see how they wear after the summer. All in all I'd say I got my $'s worth.
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pics? where can u get them? ive never seen them before... nice review
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:05 PM   #3
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pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:45 PM   #5
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they do look alot like goodyear duratracs
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:54 PM   #6
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yeah yeah

Kelley TSR safari tire review-kelly-safari-tsr.jpg

I'll post pics with them on the truck soon. Left my camera at work over the weekend.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:20 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link. They sound like they're a pretty good tire for how I'd use them as well.
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Went with the Kelly Safaris in 285/70R17, look good, i'll miss my 35"s though
$597 installed and out the door.
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Went with the Kelly Safaris in 285/70R17, look good, i'll miss my 35"s though
$597 installed and out the door.
nice price! where did u get them?
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nice price! where did u get them?
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i have the same tires and love them. i think i will hang with this tire for a long while. they do get kinda squirrely on curves like the op stated but they dig really good and clean out really good.
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Kelly TSR Tires

Wear is excellent and traction is great. Tires are not noisy! Running 265/75/16
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thinking about getting the TSR's in 265/75/16's. For those of you that have them, how are they wearing? Any complaints after having them for a while?
thanks for all your help.
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I've had mine on for about 12000k. Very minimal wear. A lot of offroad. Incredible in the snow. Havent done a lot of mud testing yet. Road noise is very minimal. Considering these in 35s instead of MTR kevlars. Handle well on road too. I dd mine and they're really wicked. Current size is 265/76r16.
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I know its an old thread, but i'm looking into these, I got quoted at 900$ !!!! for a set of 265/75/16 for these...now I'm looking into other tire shops lol...wondering if these are still good tires to everyone
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I know its an old thread, but i'm looking into these, I got quoted at 900$ !!!! for a set of 265/75/16 for these...now I'm looking into other tire shops lol...wondering if these are still good tires to everyone
Seems high...look around some more....you'll find better prices im sure.
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Yeah 35s are only about 1200 here.

I still LOVE mine!

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I just bought a set of LT275-65-18 TSRs for my second gen Tundra. I bought them through work (Lithia Motors) for $275 (my cost) each. I found them for about $251 each online, but if I buy them through work, I get a free 2 year-40K mile warranty and no freight costs. The reviews in this thread were of many I read and a large reason as to why I bought them. I too, live in MT, so I'm lookin forward to givin them a shot, especially with winter about a month away!

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