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Kelley TSR safari tire review

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bigskyguy, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Feb 3, 2014 at 6:55 PM
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    So OP you still liking the Safaris? Have you worn them out in the 4 years since the tread started??

    How about those of you who have run both Safari TSR's and Duratracs--any thoughts? There was a Safari vs. Duratrac thread but it was shortlived.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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    the still shot of the video looks like your being chased by a giant squirrel.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2014 at 8:28 PM
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    I had the duratraks on my 91 Hilux surf, loved em, had 16's, paid $750 installed. good tire in the mud, excellent in the winter. only had them for a year before I sold the Hilux and got my Taco! Don't know how they lasted?
     
  4. Feb 3, 2014 at 8:35 PM
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    I'm running the Toyo M55's at the moment, but will have to outfit the truck come spring. Was looking at the Kelly's cause I need something good, reliable and priced well, as I also have to outfit the wife's Rav4 this spring, so flow will be tight for 2 sets of rubber!
     
  5. Feb 3, 2014 at 8:46 PM
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    I have TSR 265/75 16 and really like them. I have had Duratracks as well. Both are good tires. The TSR's have 13K on them and still look new. Work great in snow and air down well for sand or off road.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM
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    Cool thanks-- around here I can get the TSR's for about $40 bucks a tire cheaper.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM
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    :rofl:
     
  8. Feb 18, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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    Here's a decent picture of the TSR's I had mounted on Tuesday. 265/75R16 with a 2.5" (or so) lift.

    I absolutely love these tires so far. They ride very smoothly, make just a low hum, and have excellent snow/ice traction.

    trk1.jpg
     
  9. Feb 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM
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    Here's a good shot of the treads:
    265/75R16 vs stock 245/75

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Feb 25, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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    They're like a cheaper duratrac, except safaris don't suck and blow sidewalks every 5 minutes
     
  11. Jan 16, 2015 at 12:01 PM
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    This was by far the hardest decision I have ever made. It was between the Kelly TSR's, Goodyear duratracs, Goodyear Authorities, or Cooper ST's (in 265/75R16). Cant wait to get them put on.

    [​IMG]

    UPDATE:1
    So far I have approximately 10,000 miles on these tires and they still look damn near new with minimum wear. If it keeps up like this I'm sure I will get 45-50 thousand miles out of them easy. As for noise, they are really about the same as my old stock Rugged Trails I had. Traction is better than I expected from any All-Terrain. I pull an 18ft aluminum boat up steep boat launches (both concrete and dirt) and have only stun once and that was due to trying to go too fast cause other were waiting on me. I did see about a 1-2 mile drop in MPG but that can be expected with a heavier tire. All in all I am very pleased and would recommend these to anyone wanting an aggressive tire without the weight of an MT.
     
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  12. Jan 16, 2015 at 1:05 PM
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    Those look like nice tires, keep us posted on how they perform.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2015 at 8:37 AM
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    Definitely want to see how they hold up. I originally tried to order the Safari TSR but there was a nationwide backorder. I went with the Wrangler Authority and have been extremely pleased. They are a nearly identical tire, should perform just as well!
     
  14. Jan 20, 2015 at 5:05 AM
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    Will do! A few people have reviewed them on TW and I completely trust them (obviously being I purchased them) but I will be doing my own review just for the hell of it.

    Glad you like the Authorities, good to know they are a good tire. I nearly ended up with them. Deciding on tires is a lot like work, it's down right hard.
     
  15. Jan 20, 2015 at 5:40 AM
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    I had some Kelly Safari tires on my first car. I don't remember specifically which ones they were, but they did alright in the mud. The Kelly brand has been around for a while.

    Subbed for future reviews.
     
  16. Mar 31, 2015 at 10:22 AM
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    Checking to see what your thoughts are on the Safari TSRs so far?
     
  17. Aug 6, 2015 at 2:32 PM
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    Updated!
     
  18. Aug 6, 2015 at 2:46 PM
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    They are great, good looking tires. My son and my brother has them.
     
  19. Aug 6, 2015 at 6:36 PM
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    Any pics of the truck with the new tires?
     
  20. Feb 12, 2019 at 1:51 AM
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    anyone try out the Kelly safari TSR 265/70/r17? Love the look for being an all terrain tire, I just want to know how they loud they are and how they wear before I buy! Thanks
     

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