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Kelley TSR safari tire review

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bigskyguy, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Feb 26, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    bigskyguy

    bigskyguy [OP] High priest of the obvious

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    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.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    SoCalBlack08

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    pics? where can u get them? ive never seen them before... nice review:popcorn:
     
  3. Feb 27, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    pics or it didn't happen.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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  5. Feb 27, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    uood8

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    they do look alot like goodyear duratracs
     
  6. Feb 27, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    kelly-safari-tsr.jpg

    I'll post pics with them on the truck soon. Left my camera at work over the weekend.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Thanks for the link. They sound like they're a pretty good tire for how I'd use them as well.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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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.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    nice price! where did u get them?
     
  10. Mar 14, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    TireFactory
     
  11. Mar 14, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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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.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2010 at 5:42 AM
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    Tinted windows all around. Fog lights. Intermittent wiper switch. Skid plate. Extra D rings. Grillcraft. Color matched grill. Hella 500ff HID behind grillcraft. Rcbs204 Lighting. 5100's up front. 265/75/16 Duratracs.Firestone riderites. Bora Wheel spacers. Tinted tails. De badged. Blacked out rims.
    Do this tire only comes in 10ply?
     
  13. Sep 3, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    Wear is excellent and traction is great. Tires are not noisy! Running 265/75/16

    Mudder:Snow1.jpg
     
  14. Jan 26, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    The only mod is a hole in my wallet!!!!!
    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.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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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.
     
  16. Apr 12, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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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 :D
     
  17. Apr 12, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    The only mod is a hole in my wallet!!!!!
    Seems high...look around some more....you'll find better prices im sure.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    Nice And you gotta search online tire places just rape you in cost
     
  19. Apr 12, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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  20. Aug 13, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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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!

    Thanks for the reviews!

    Pyro
     
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