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Review of the Kumho Road Venture MT KL71
 
 
 


The Road Venture MT KL71 is a light truck radial tire developed for the drivers who are looking for an Off-Road geared tire that offers exceptional traction while maintaining a quality ride on-road. The Road Venture MT KL71 is designed to combine exotic looks that are desired by many 4x4 and SUV owners, great off-road capabilities in larger rim diameter sizes.

The Road Venture MT KL71 features a cut and chip resistant compound molded into a directional tread pattern comprised of tightly packed center tread blocks with stepped edges for improved on-road handling and noise control, high void, 2 stage shoulder lugs with alternating with ejector bars deep in the voids for self-cleaning suction release, and aggressive sidewall lugs that wrap around and provide the side traction that will aid in deep mud and snow as well as provide sideway traction in ruts. The tire's structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon to enhance high-speed stability and durability while the two polyester cord sidewall plies promote durability.  Additional features found on the Kumho Road Venture MT KL71 include siped outer lugs for improved traction in wet conditions and snow.  The center stepped lugs is a design feature found more often with the better designed tires geared towards improve traction in mud where the stepped design allows a better release of mud from the voids.  Styling is an aggressive, exotic look that works well in the elements.  Size availability is limited although Kumho does have tires in higher rim sizes larger than most other manufacturers.
  


Kumho Road Venture MT KL71

 

Manufacturers description of this tire: 

Kumho Road Venture MT KL71

SUV/Light Truck/RV Radial

The latest in KUMHO technology has created a true mud terrain tire with great street manners and very low noise levels. The Road Venture MT KL71 is the perfect choice for the street bound 4X4 that wants the ultra aggressive look of an off road tire with large rim diameters. At home in mild or wild off road conditions, from tame gravel roads to deep mud, the Road Venture MT KL71 provides excellent off road traction.

Special Features

  • Durable cut & chip tread prevents cut & chip even under the roughest driving condition.
  • Undertread for ride comfort - A newly developed compound has been used between the tread and steel belt. This blocks out impact and noise from the road surface and enhances ride comfort.
  • High tensile steel belt & jointless cap ply enhance durability and reduce noise levels.
  • Dual body plies protect the KL71 from the stress of on and off road use.

15" Size Tires

Tire Size Service Description Load
Range
S.W.
Type
Overall Dia
(inch)
Section Width on
Meas. Rim(inch)
Tread
Depth (1/32")
U.T.Q.G. Tire Weight
33X12.50R15 108Q  C BSW  32.8  12.5  15  55.5 
31X10.50R15 109Q  C BSW  30.8  10.6  15  44.9 
32x11.50R15 113Q  C BSW  31.8  11.4  15  50.5

18" Size Tires

Tire Size Service Description Load
Range
S.W.
Type
Overall Dia
(inch)
Section Width on
Meas. Rim(inch)
Tread
Depth (1/32")
U.T.Q.G. Tire Weight
38X15.50R18 128Q  D BSW  37.8  15.4  15  93.5 
35X12.50R18 118Q  D BSW  34.8  12.5  15  73.4 

20" Size Tires

Tire Size Service Description Load
Range
S.W.
Type
Overall Dia
(inch)
Section Width on
Meas. Rim(inch)
Tread
Depth (1/32")
U.T.Q.G. Tire Weight
38X15.50R20 125Q  E BSW  37.8  15.4  15  92.2 
37X13.50R20 127Q  E BSW  36.8  13.5  15  84.4 

22" Size Tires

Tire Size Service Description Load
Range
S.W.
Type
Overall Dia
(inch)
Section Width on
Meas. Rim(inch)
Tread
Depth (1/32")
U.T.Q.G. Tire Weight
37X13.50R22 123Q  D BSW  36.8  13.5  15  79.9 

24" Size Tires

Tire Size Service Description Load
Range
S.W.
Type
Overall Dia
(inch)
Section Width on
Meas. Rim(inch)
Tread
Depth (1/32")
U.T.Q.G. Tire Weight
37X14.00R24 115Q  D BSW  36.8  13.6  15  78 
38X14.00R24 118Q  E BSW  37.8  13.6  15  83 

Manufacturer Contact Info:

Kumho Tires
14605 Miller Ave
Fontana, CA 92336
800/HI-KUMHO
www.kumhousa.com

 

 

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Don't even consider it if this is your main terrain. This tire will not perform well at all in this terrain.

Its trying but not doing too well.  You'd be better off choosing another for this terrain.

Average.  Its doing ok, not great but its holding its own.  A decent choice if you're compromising.

This tire does very well in this terrain but its not the best tire available however still a very good choice.

This tire performs exceptionally well in this terrain.  Among the best suited for this terrain.

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