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kelly safari tsr

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

  1. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    bigskyguy

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    Just got a set of Kelly safari tsr's 265/70r17's mounted on Friday and couldn't be more pleased with them. They are made by Goodyear and have almost an identical tread design as the dura-tracs but go for about fifty dollars less per tire in a 10 ply.

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    We have quite a bit of snow and ice here and I had about a 50 mile drive home from the tire shop and I put them through the paces. Ride quality was improved and snow traction was quite good. Road noise was minimal especially for a tire this aggressive. I took a side trip through a hay field with about 8 inches of snow and had no issues getting traction. If your in the market for new tires check em' out. I'll post pics tomorrow.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    Blumpkinson

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    Nice, i've got 265/75 r16 msr's and i love them. However, since mine are the msr's they're noiser than hell. Good luck with the tires.
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  3. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    colinb17

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    I am going to be getting a new set of tires in a week or two and was looking at the dura-tracs...so i will be paying close attention to this thread. can't wait for the pictures.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Any more info on these after you've put some miles on them? I like the looks of em and the 315/70/17's at 34.4x12.5 would work well on my truck when time comes for new tires
     
  5. Mar 8, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    I'm in the market for that same sized tire and was looking at the duratracs. I'm concerned with the gas mileage drop, so I'd be interested to know how they affect that.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    As far as MPG drops, it seems like tire pattern is fairly negligible(unless you go to some insanely aggressive tire), as would the small increase from a 265/70/16 to a 265/75/16. I noticed only a 1mpg drop or less in going from a 255/75/17( roughly 32x10") Mud terrain to a 35x12.50x17 mud terrain. Of course I have the Manual to compensate a tad, but if I can still get 18.8mpg highway with a 3" lift and 35's, then I cant see there being much of a change in MPGs possible from just that small change in tire size. :cool:
     
  7. Mar 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Thanks for the link.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    Thanks, relentless
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. Dec 12, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    That seems like a really good price! Where did you purchase them?
     
  12. Dec 13, 2010 at 1:09 AM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    Dont expect a response, looks like he hasnt been on in 2 months according to his profile. :cool:
     
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