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Kumho MT KL71 or Cooper STT MT

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Ace83, Jul 20, 2010.

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Which one tire?

Poll closed Aug 19, 2010.
  1. Cooper MT STT

    26 vote(s)
    57.8%
  2. Kumho Ventures MT KL71

    16 vote(s)
    35.6%
  3. find another tire

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. Jul 20, 2010 at 6:41 AM
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    Ace83

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    Debating on the Kumho Ventures MT KL71 or the Cooper STT MT, will be getting 285/70/17.. which one with you choose? price and reviews ive read seems pretty close..

    some pics if you have them would be nice!:D

    cooper MT STT
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    Kumho ventures MT KL71
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  2. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    GSRON

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    If it helps at all...... As an installer for Tire Rack I put a set of 35/12.50-17 Kumho KL71's on a truck a few months back. They took less weight to balance than most of the car tires I do. If I remember the WORST tire took 2.75oz of weight (inside and out combined) to balance.

    My only measuring stick on tires is how true they turn and how well they balance. For a "budget" tire I've been very impressed with the Kumho brand.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    Ace83

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    thanks for the feedback.. i like the way both look and their price.. i wonder how both would compare when it comes to noise and at highway speeds
     
  4. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    Now I dont have any personal experience but one of my Captains has had those Coopers on his Dodge pick-up truck and his Jeep Wrangler and he said they are great tires! I would go with those.;)
     
  5. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    2=2 nice... bumpy!
     
  6. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    at 15k i can start to hear my stts
     
  7. Jul 20, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    is it too loud? like hard to mask with some music?
     
  8. Jul 20, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    nope not really that loud...and music can easily mask out the hum...along with all my other squeaks and rattles lol
     
  9. Jul 20, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    I don't have the MTs, but I've got the Kumho ATs and they were almost impossible to balance. Not only that, but they have had the worst tread life of any tire I've ever had. I will have to get new tires before this winter and I haven't put 20K on them yet. Maybe I got a bad batch of tires, but I won't be gettin Kumhos again.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    The Cooper's should be made in America, not sure on the Kumho's, so I'd pick the Cooper's. FWIW, I've bought 3 sets of Cooper road tires and they were all good tires.
     
  11. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Kuhmo's I believe are a Korean tire? At least that is what the guy at Appalachian tire told me. Both look great tho.
     
  12. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    Cooper. Great brand. My dad has a set of ATRs on his truck and they are great too.
     
  13. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    I got those Kumho MTs on my tacoma. I love them, they ride great and are fun in the mud too ;)

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  14. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    yup, the only 2 tire manufacturers left in the US is goodyear and cooper.


    might also want to check out cooper STs. not as aggressive as the STTs, but they're still a great lookin tire and look a lot more aggressive than most other ATs.
     
  15. Jul 20, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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    between the two i say kumho's. :D

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  16. Jul 20, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    I love my STT's, they been great so far.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2010 at 11:47 PM
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    Same, and those tires are sick off road
     
  18. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:50 AM
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    great feedbacks guys.. damn those kumho MTs looks better than i thought.. need more pics of of cooper STT
     
  19. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    So I need some pics for Cooper STT to compare with on this thread..

    pics borrowed from TacomaDaKine07, hope you dont mind.. :)

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  20. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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