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Hey everyone,

I own a 98 Rodeo LS V6 4wd and want to change out my current set of Geo-track radial XLT which the previous owner bought for $30 each brand new. Those are crap tires according to reviews on the internet but they do run well on highways. Iwent to tirerack.com to find which braand tires would be best for my rodeo that will last and perform well for say $300 or less. I saw the Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61 with plenty of great reviews. I was wondering if anyone here has used it on their Rodeo/Trooper/Amigo?
 

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Looks good, good reviews and in your price range. There are two reviews on tirerack from Rodeo owners and they like them. I don't have any experience but Kuhmo makes a decent tire. Let us know what you end up with.
 

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I've got those in 245/75 on my Rodeo right now, run them at 38 psi and they ride great. No complaints really, good on snowpacked and icy road conditions. Treadwear has been great so far, 10K on them and they look new.

Tried them on some local trails a bit, they do fine on dirt and gravel, but slip a lot on straight granite and shale, but that's about what I expected with the hard compound (60k miles rated).

If you drive mostly street with the occasional off road adventure I wouldn't hesitate to get them. If you want a hard core off road tire, I'd get something with a different (softer) rubber compound. Of course that means they wear out faster too.

I got them because right now my Rodeo is a daily commuter. I'm looking at getting a cheapo commuter car, or even motorcycle though, and if/when I do, I'm lifting the Rodeo and putting more off-road oriented tires on it.
 

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IsuzuFan1 said:
Hey everyone,

I own a 98 Rodeo LS V6 4wd and want to change out my current set of Geo-track radial XLT which the previous owner bought for $30 each brand new. Those are crap tires according to reviews on the internet but they do run well on highways. Iwent to tirerack.com to find which braand tires would be best for my rodeo that will last and perform well for say $300 or less. I saw the Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61 with plenty of great reviews. I was wondering if anyone here has used it on their Rodeo/Trooper/Amigo?
Are they worn out? Are you having issues where the vehicle is not performing as you would like it? (Off road traction for instance?) If not,then just keep those until they wear out. They may not last as they are cheap tires,but why get rid of them before they do. That will give you more time to save up for a new set,to either ease the burden of the large cost or buy a better tire.
 

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Love the SAT on my Durango... Getting a set for my Amigo when $ permits. I had the KL-71's on my Rodeo... Nothing stopped those, but are more off road capable. The 61's are better suited for those of us more concrete bound. Better wear, and the 71's are directional... what do I get for a spare?
If you are dong the mud bog... I'd save up for the KL-71's. If you are just doing an occasional off road stint, and will be on the road most of the time, I'd say the SAT KL-61 is a great tire.
 

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Have them now on my '94 Amigo. Ran all winter in Wisconsin without any issues. I know what you mean about "cheap tires" as the old ones would spin even when I took off in 2nd gear and slipping the clutch. Total garbage. This is my 3rd set of Kumho tires (KL-71's on my rodeo, 61 's on my Durrango, and now 61's on my Amigo) Just wish the 71's weren't directional.
 
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