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Old 11-02-2010, 06:23 AM   #1
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Need new tires Please help

I'm in need of new tires and have been looking at the Kumho's. Can anyone tell me anything about them good or bad? I have had Kumho's in the past on my corvettes and have never had any problems with them. I have the Goodyears V670 on it now but they shake and vib going down the road. Has anyone ever changed from the 245/70/19.5 to the 225/70/19.5 if so any trouble.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:12 AM   #2
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If you are looking for a quick answer do a search on "tires". There is a wide variety of opinions about foreign made tires on this forum.

I did a lot of research on the specs. including the Kumho. They are almost identical to US made tires. However, experience will be the only thing that will reveal the quality of the tire.

If you are driving your rv over rough roads, load it down to max weight cap. and drive at higher speeds, don't look at price only. However, if your not in any of those categories you can save substantial dollars with a good tire like Kumho. Truck drivers have made more good review comments than negative.

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Old 11-02-2010, 08:09 AM   #3
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Why would you want to change from a 245 to 225. If its just to save a few bucks, what are you giving up.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:49 AM   #4
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Have you looked at Toyo? We put them on in place of the Michelins we had and have been pleased with the ride and price.
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I will second the Toyo. Put a set on in June after a blowout. I got a 16 ply for less than the 12 ply Goodyear. I am happy with them.
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If you're shaking going down the road, that's a balance issue. What else is wrong with the tires? Are they old, cracked?
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:30 PM   #7
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Thanks Guy's I went with Michelins 245/70/19.5. I had kumhos priced from $289.00-$339.00 Goodyears from $389.00-$429.00 and Michelins from $335.00-$459.00 so I went with them. mounted, balanced out the door was $2010.00
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I would not change the tire size and I would install the Michelin XRV's on the front and anything on the rear. A blow out on the rear you will be fine. You dont want trouble on the front.
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I'm in need of new tires and have been looking at the Kumho's. Can anyone tell me anything about them good or bad? I have had Kumho's in the past on my corvettes and have never had any problems with them. I have the Goodyears V670 on it now but they shake and vib going down the road. Has anyone ever changed from the 245/70/19.5 to the 225/70/19.5 if so any trouble.
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I had kumhos and the road like crap. They have a really stiff side wall. They are truck tires. They were also hard to get balanced. RV tires typically have softer side walls so everything doesn't shake and rattle. I just put michelin xza3 tires on and everything is nice and quiet, except for my 4 year old. Lots of people is this forum seem to be quiet happy with them. anyway, good luck.

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I must agree with the prior post. Mich;;XZA2 Green X is what we put on our coach. Put the best/proven tire you can buy on your coach. I lost a good friend That saved money on tires;; We bought him a very nice gravestone;; Only the best;;;; Life is good ;; be around to enjoy it.. Don't put crap on for tires;;
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It never ceases to amaze me that when ever a post is asking questions about tires it usually comes down to a Michelin "commercial". I also see more complaints about Michelin tire failures on RV forums than any other brand. Buy new and replace when 6 years old, properly inflate to the load and use tire pressure monitors and check the condition of your tires daily, no matter what the brand. Failures occur when the above are not adhered to, not because someone chooses Kumhos or Toyos over Michelins. My 2 cents.
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