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#4581417 - 11/21/17 08:41 PM kelly tires
ernied Offline


Registered: 05/02/07
Posts: 355
Loc: ogdensburg new york
anyone have Kelley tires? they are having sales on them here and I will need new tires on my
santafe sport soon. Just wondering how good they are
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#4581450 - 11/21/17 09:26 PM Re: kelly tires [Re: ernied]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 3025
Loc: USA
Last I recall they are manufactured by Goodyear but labeled differently? My gripe was the price on them was never low enough to warrant trying them out. Around the same price point I could buy a better known tire with lots of reviews.

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#4581473 - 11/21/17 09:59 PM Re: kelly tires [Re: ernied]
tmorris1 Offline


Registered: 07/15/03
Posts: 2371
Loc: MN
I only had one set that came on a car that I bought. Never could get them balanced correctly. I thought something else was wrong but the problem went away when I got new tires.

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#4581554 - 11/22/17 01:50 AM Re: kelly tires [Re: ernied]
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Registered: 09/14/15
Posts: 131
Loc: ne atlantic coast & sw desert
i put a set of kelly edge a/s on my 2013 vw passat one year ago for $300. 10k miles later all is good. please see my posts here: https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4391873/2
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#4581559 - 11/22/17 02:15 AM Re: kelly tires [Re: ernied]
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Registered: 12/12/02
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I had a pair of Safari AWRs on a 4Runner I once owned.

They seemed pretty good.

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#4581563 - 11/22/17 03:09 AM Re: kelly tires [Re: ernied]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 10077
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
How much are the Kelly's as compared to buying from "Discount Tire Direct" Black Friday Sale(with your own local installer cost)?
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#4581575 - 11/22/17 04:18 AM Re: kelly tires [Re: ernied]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12897
Loc: Northern Kentucky
I had a set of Kelly explorer on my Taurus, they seemed fine for how inexpensive they were.
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#4581612 - 11/22/17 05:50 AM Re: kelly tires [Re: Char Baby]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12332
Loc: The Old North State
Originally Posted By: Char Baby
How much are the Kelly's as compared to buying from "Discount Tire Direct" Black Friday Sale(with your own local installer cost)?

Something to consider. If thinking of Kelly, Goodyear has their own rebate now and stacked with DTD current rebates, might be able to top the Kelly sale.

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#4581798 - 11/22/17 11:13 AM Re: kelly tires [Re: ernied]
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Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 4405
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
I have Kelly edge Tires on my Alero, and I like them. Tires were made in USA too.

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#4582195 - 11/22/17 06:01 PM Re: kelly tires [Re: ernied]
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 790
Loc: KS
Do you know Douglas tires? Walmarts exclusive tire, made by Goodyear? Well, it's made in the same factory. We will occasionally get a Kelly tires with a Douglas sticker on them at Walmart.
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#4582333 - 11/22/17 08:05 PM Re: kelly tires [Re: ernied]
anl0109 Offline


Registered: 01/02/15
Posts: 576
Loc: West MI
Kelly is an entry-level Goodyear brand. I don't think Goodyear rebates ever include Kelly. So while Kelly tires usually have lower list prices, after rebates Goodyear tires may be a better deal. As someone else mentioned, checking out Discount Tire or Discount Tire Direct this time of year is worthwhile. You may find good tires that will come with three possible rebates (if purchased as a set): manufacturer, Discount Tire and Discount Tire store credit card.

As to tires, I've had several Kelly and Goodyear tires and all have been quite good. Had Kelly Explorer Plus in 215/60R16 that lasted beyond warranty. Good overall experience. Also had Edge A/S. Started at 9/32" in 205/55R16 which was surprisingly low in terms of depth. Wore evenly but fairly quickly. Traction and overall experience was pretty good.
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