So I went off the grid and ended up with a completely different tire because of cost and just wanting to try something new. I just wasn't feeling spending $1,000 on tires for a mild build especially considering the tires wouldn't be that much better if at all.
I went with Khumo Road Venture AT51s. They are a P metric all terrain tire that just replaced the original Road Venture AT. 245/75/16 and they were $596.00 for 4, out the door with a 4 wheel alignment included. These are bad night pics but at least it's something.
Looking good. I did the visual lift on mine as well(removed the running boards), gives you a solid 2" "visual lift" . I left my mud flaps on, and haven't managed to rip them off yet. I do scrape them on rocks constantly though, so they are probably going soon.
That is a steal for a set of all terrains. You will have to let us know how they perform off the pavement. I'm running 245/75/16 General Grabber AT's but want to up to 32's or 33's here shortly. I'd love to find a set that didn't set me back over a grand.....
If you look at the tread you wouldn't think they were very capable but there has to be something behind it. The more and more I see off road rigs in other countries the more I notice their tires aren't mud terrains or some super aggressive tread pattern all terrain. I figured Khumo was a good tire and if they say it's all terrain I might as well find out myself for under $600 bucks. I'm not one to cheap out on tires, can't stand those types of people but $959 for BFG KO2 in the same size couldn't be justified especially considering I highly doubt my wheeling skills would allow them to shine any more than the AT51s would.
SURPRISE! Decided to do an oil change today on my day off and after I pull down that stupid plastic shield I find that it looks like dude hit or slid into a rock. From driving it at any speed I would have had no idea unless I saw it. Hopefully this isn't a huge deal.
So after an estimate it's going to be $1800.00 to replace the subframe up front. The previous owner is sending me a check for $1,000 of it though.
In other news after having these Khumo Road Venture AT51s on for a few days I just can't shake the regret feeling of not getting what I truly wanted so I'm utilizing the 30 day road test guarantee and swapping them out for a set of these in the same size
Wow, that's a heck of a hit it took there. I wonder what caused that. Those Toyos are good tires, I had them before my Coopers, and they did quite well. They last an extremely long time too, I think you'll be happy.