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Kumho KL7s Installed, Pics & Opinions....They're Better than Toyos

Just installed a set of 315/75R16 Kumho KL71s on my truck. I ran a set of 305/75R16 Toyo MTs prior to the Kumho's.

My first impression is these Kumhos are awesome. I was surprised how smooth they ride, and they are quieter than the Toyo's you can't even here them until about 40-45mph and I bet they are quieter than most all terrain tires, just a great all around tire.

I'd pick these over Toyo's any day of the week.

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Re: Kumho KL7s Installed, Pics & Opinions....They're Better than Toyos

I like my toyos....hater.....I do like the kuhmos but they are to narrow for my taist

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Sharp. I loved those Kumho's when I had them on my last truck. I had skowhegan tire mount them with balancing powder in them and got every bit of 40,000 miles out of them. That is with truck pulls and burnouts.
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Jeeze... all of these Kumho threads are making me antsy... I REALLY want to try my new tires one day...


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Sharp. I loved those Kumho's when I had them on my last truck. I had skowhegan tire mount them with balancing powder in them and got every bit of 40,000 miles out of them. That is with truck pulls and burnouts.
Balancing Powder....can you explain?

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Equal or DynaBeads. Put in the tire, I had to use a bag and a half. And you will never have to balance you tires again. With Equal you will have to use nitrogen or really good filtered (low moisture) air.
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And they stayed vibration free for the life of the tires?

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Re: Kumho KL7s Installed, Pics & Opinions....They're Better than Toyos

I ran equal in the set of terra grapplers I had, vibration free at ANY speed for the 40k I got out of them. Have equal in my toyo M/T's currently and seems to be perfect, but I got a vibration from somewhere, thought it was the tires at first but starting to think is somewhere else, otherwise tires are smooth as glass.

Those tires look great doakster, might have to try them out when my toyo's wear out.

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i guess i'm behind the times, if had know about the powder balancing i would have tried to find a shop close to me that does them. Guess I'll have to wait until they go out of balance to get them done.

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Look into Equal powder...its a name brand should cost you about $50 for the powder needed to balance those...its great and you never have to balance them again.

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