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Kumho Road Venture AT vs Geolander AT G015 #4459599
07/14/17 06:36 PM
07/14/17 06:36 PM
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Colorado
Bronco1 Offline OP
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Colorado
I need to pick up some new tires for the Bronco and narrowed it down to these two. It sees highway, dirt/forestry roads, snow and ice in the winter. No rock climbing, lift kits, etc. Both of these are 3 peak/snowflake rated. Anybody have any experience with either of these these in winter driving conditions? I've read all the tire Rack reviews and both have fans and foes.I was looking at BFGs but a new steering gear box put a dent in the Bronco resto fund. I need a good tire that's a little more budget friendly.

Thanks in advance for any info you can share.


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Re: Kumho Road Venture AT vs Geolander AT G015 [Re: Bronco1] #4459606
07/14/17 06:42 PM
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Fort Worth TX
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No better way to make your bronco look amazing than putting on a good looking tire like the BFG's...but if it is only out of those two I would go with the geolanders


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Re: Kumho Road Venture AT vs Geolander AT G015 [Re: Bronco1] #4459619
07/14/17 07:08 PM
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Outer Banks, NC
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Is the Toyo Open Country A/T out of your price range? Nice tire.


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Re: Kumho Road Venture AT vs Geolander AT G015 [Re: NormanBuntz] #4459639
07/14/17 07:34 PM
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Colorado
Bronco1 Offline OP
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Not sure. The only shop that sells them in my area is terrible. I wouldn't go there again if they were giving them away. That would rule them out.


07 F150 Lariat 4x2
07 Honda Fit
96 Ford Bronco 4x4

"If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got" Albert Einstein
Re: Kumho Road Venture AT vs Geolander AT G015 [Re: Bronco1] #4459675
07/14/17 08:11 PM
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NE,Ohio
Rand Offline
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NE,Ohio
toyos are good tires but nothing spectacular to buy them special.
(note: I had toyo open country AT in the past and did like them)

How about general grabber AT2 they have the rugged look.

The yokohama g015 is their newest AT tire with the latest in tread compounds.

Not sure if that is the best fit for a bronco.
They provide great wet traction and excellent mpg
While still being a moderate AT tire.

If your budget is slim wait for a DT/DTD sale.. next one should be the Fall labor day sale.
expect about $160 in rebates on some tires with their CC.


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Re: Kumho Road Venture AT vs Geolander AT G015 [Re: Bronco1] #4459695
07/14/17 08:24 PM
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Kansas
ejes Offline
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Kansas
I have no personal experience with them, but have read and watched a lot of reviews on the KRV's. I think for the duty you describe and the price, I would try them. I have some Cooper AT3's on right now and I'm not satisfied with their ride on the highway at all. However, the rubber and tread design is good. They're good in snow and on rock/gravel roads and in moderate mud. My driving demands somewhat mirror yours and I plan to give the KRV's a try myself when the time comes. They seem do be a 80/20 all terrain design to me.

Re: Kumho Road Venture AT vs Geolander AT G015 [Re: Bronco1] #4459857
07/15/17 06:04 AM
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I had horrible luck with the Kumhos, I had a set & could not keep them balanced & gave up on them before 30K. I have the Geos right now on the XJ & the rear four on the F-450, and they've been great, other than a little noisy, and they can handle some weight in a 10 ply/LRE-the F-450 tips the scales at 12,000 pounds! Biggest thing is, keep them rotated-the tread blocks will feather, and then they really get noisy.

Last edited by bullwinkle; 07/15/17 06:05 AM.

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Re: Kumho Road Venture AT vs Geolander AT G015 [Re: bullwinkle] #4459936
07/15/17 07:59 AM
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Kansas
ejes Offline
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Kansas
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
I had horrible luck with the Kumhos, I had a set & could not keep them balanced & gave up on them before 30K. I have the Geos right now on the XJ & the rear four on the F-450, and they've been great, other than a little noisy, and they can handle some weight in a 10 ply/LRE-the F-450 tips the scales at 12,000 pounds! Biggest thing is, keep them rotated-the tread blocks will feather, and then they really get noisy.
That's exactly the problems I'm having with the Coopers. Can't keep them balanced and they take a set after periods of of sitting just a few days.

Re: Kumho Road Venture AT vs Geolander AT G015 [Re: Bronco1] #4461363
07/16/17 11:42 PM
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new jersey
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new jersey
you could take a look at the Falken tire line. some guys with jeeps like them and they won't break the bank.


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