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Beware Kumho Buyers!!!

I have always been a fan of Kumho M/Ts over the past few years. Every truck I have lifted and had 22's or 24's on (Which is 6) has had a set or two on them.... I recently bought a new set and do not know what Kumho has done or changed, but this is the last time I EVER BUY THEM!!!! I bought 38x14x24s back on Feb. 24th and never in my life have I ever had such a crappy riding, non balancing, fast wearing tire in all the previous sets as these. I have spent 420 bucks since I bought them trying to get the shakes out of them and finally had a buddy who works for a retread facility check them out to find 3 of them are out of round..... I called the company I bought them from who are sending me a new set at no charge but 37s since they dont have 38s which is fine with me... My warning to you guys who just recently bought them is that if you can not get them to balance and still have shakes at speeds have someone check them to see if they are true.... I will update this tread next week when the 37s get here. We will be running them on the machine before they go on my truck to see if they are true or not... If they arent Nitto M/Ts or Toyo M/Ts here I come!!!

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Interesting to hear. First I've heard of any problems with h

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My last set had the same symptoms but alot more tolerable. The guys at Discount Tire's where I bought them said that Kumho made some changes last year when times got tough and I wasnt the first to have these problems since then. One of there customers had Kumho buy them Toyo M/Ts after they put 13 tires on his truck and still never sent one that was true.. For what these companies charge for these tires you would think that they would make sure they are right before they leave... Sure wish more american tire companies offered a 24" rim mud tire... It is a shame when your two and a half year old tells you "No ride in daddys truck, it hurts my head." She looks like a bobble head doll back there from 48 to 55.

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My last set had the same symptoms but alot more tolerable. The guys at Discount Tire's where I bought them said that Kumho made some changes last year when times got tough and I wasnt the first to have these problems since then. One of there customers had Kumho buy them Toyo M/Ts after they put 13 tires on his truck and still never sent one that was true.. For what these companies charge for these tires you would think that they would make sure they are right before they leave... Sure wish more american tire companies offered a 24" rim mud tire... It is a shame when your two and a half year old tells you "No ride in daddys truck, it hurts my head." She looks like a bobble head doll back there from 48 to 55.
I was thinking about putting them on a vehicle here pretty soon too as I wanted a decently priced mud terrain.

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Stock 20's wrapped in 35x12.50R20 Toyo MT's, 3.73 gears, Nav, Backup Cam, Tailgate step, Upfitters, etc.
Mods: AFE Intake, Line-X, 20% Tint, Clear Bra, Husky Mats, Smoked Recon Mirror markers/3rd brake light, Bushwacker Pocket style flares w/ mud flaps + an aluminum Rapid Hitch (one of the best investments!)
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Mine ride great with no issues at all.
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makes me glad I decided to stick with toyos

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My Kumhos ride better than any M/T I have ever had... must just be a bad set you got...

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Same as above. This is one of the quietest mud tire and best balanced tire ive had and this is balanced by equal bags and no weights. And for the price I got mine for I have no complaints

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When were all your's made?

2008 Red CCSB 6.4 Auto Lariat.
Stock 20's wrapped in 35x12.50R20 Toyo MT's, 3.73 gears, Nav, Backup Cam, Tailgate step, Upfitters, etc.
Mods: AFE Intake, Line-X, 20% Tint, Clear Bra, Husky Mats, Smoked Recon Mirror markers/3rd brake light, Bushwacker Pocket style flares w/ mud flaps + an aluminum Rapid Hitch (one of the best investments!)
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Ride good here I would get them again.

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