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Kumho Crugen Tires?


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#1 OFFLINE   PrinzII

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:22 AM

Does anyone have these?  I am considering a set for my 2011.  The ones I am looking at are V Rated but rated for 60k.

 

Before anyone asks, the Yokos are worn (Got them to the 60k plus) and Yokohama does not have a similar replacement unless you go to 245/ 55/18 or some oddball size.


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#2 OFFLINE   PrinzII

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 11:43 AM

Looks like I'll be the guinea pig.  I placed my order for these tires yesterday.  They should be in next week.  Mine are 245/60/18 105V which should do wonders versus heat but the surprise for me is that they have a 60K warranty (rare for a V-rated tire).


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#3 OFFLINE   fishx65

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:42 AM

I now have 33,000 on the YK580's and will be surprised if I make it to 50,000.  Been doing a lot more city driving these days so I'm not to disappointed especially since we got them for $284.00!!!!  I remember being happy with a set of Kumho's I had on a Taurus but that was many moons ago. 



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:13 AM

The main appeal of the Kumho brand is price.  I've never run a set on an Edge, but I had them on an Explorer I bought.  The tires ended up being shot due to cupping that led to road noise at all speeds.  I ended up having to replace those long before the usable tread was really shot.  This from a tire that was mostly driven on the highway. 



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:32 PM

I now have 33,000 on the YK580's and will be surprised if I make it to 50,000.  Been doing a lot more city driving these days so I'm not to disappointed especially since we got them for $284.00!!!!  I remember being happy with a set of Kumho's I had on a Taurus but that was many moons ago. 

 

Mine are almost at the 60+K mark and need to be replaced ASAP especially since it's the rainy season down here.



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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:34 AM

This just hit slickdeals but I'm not seeing any great deals on 245/60/18s this time around. 

 

https://slickdeals.n...ls-8-29-9-6?v=1

 

Should have jumped on this deal but didn't wanna store them for a year:

 

https://slickdeals.n...&src=SiteSearch


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:12 PM

You get the kumhos mounted yet?

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:24 PM

Thursday is the appointment to mount these.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:04 PM

I will have some feedback tomorrow.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:57 AM

Thus far, I am getting a vibration and will need to have them Road Force Balanced.  I hope this is not Pirelli Part II.



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 10:48 AM

Thus far, I am getting a vibration and will need to have them Road Force Balanced.  I hope this is not Pirelli Part II.

Not good.  Hopefully it was just a bad job balancing them.



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:36 PM

Not good.  Hopefully it was just a bad job balancing them.

 

This time, it's not as bad as the Pirellis was.  I am still going to get that Road Force balance, though.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 12:38 PM

One thing I noticed with these tires is that outer tread block is fairly aggressive but is actually quiet.  Every time I look at them, I think I have an all-terrain tire.  Save for the vibration, the ride is fairly smooth.  I haven't put them through their paces yet.


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 01:44 PM

If there's pull/drift, there's always the subframe alignment method (as per a Ford TSB), and checking the control arms as another possible scenario/solution.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:49 AM

That will come after the Road Force Balance.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 06:52 AM

Edit: never mind. Dumb question.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:36 AM

Now that the vibration has been dispatched, I can give you some feedback on these tires.

 

The Kumho Crugen KL33 is a tire designed strictly for crossovers like ours.  Typically, Edge owners wind up with an H-rated tire but this was the only tire sold at Discount in the 245/60/18 size with a V speed rating and had a pretty decent price of $129/tire. The outer tread block is something that takes getting used to. It almost reminds you of an all-terrain tire but the inner tread design is more suited for crossover duty

 

So far, these tires are pretty smooth.  They are as quiet as the Yokohamas and the Michelins. However, if you are looking for the low rolling resistance/fuel saving......fogeddaboutit. 

 


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:02 AM

Well, at least the good or notsogood vibrations are dispensed with!



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:22 PM

The choices for tire I had were this and the Falken.  Neither of them had the low rolling resistance.

 

However, when I was peeping these rims in 20", I could get the Yokohama Geolandar G055 which has the low rolling resistance in the same size that would fit a Trailblazer SS..

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:29 PM

Since you compared them to Michelins it would be interesting to see how they feel and sound after the first 30-40K miles. New Michelins are great but as the softer outer compound wears and you enter the second stage of tire life between 30-40k they are hella noisy.

 

You have great taste in rims. I love that rim.


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