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What tyres does it come with?

I'm waiting for my JGC and one way of waiting is to think about possible upgrades

Can anyone tell me what tyres come with the Aus Overland with ORII?

Are they fine for occasional off-road (medium level) or am I better off to swap them with some good ATs as soon as I get it?
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Re: What tyres does it come with?

Id like to know this as well..!
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Re: What tyres does it come with?

Kumho eco Solus KL21, they are quiet and grip well.
I could not complain about them, even offroad.
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Re: What tyres does it come with?

Michelin Latitudes?
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Re: What tyres does it come with?

In Korea, Kumho.
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Re: What tyres does it come with?

Thanks enforcer. Not much information available for Kumho eco Solus KL21. Is listed as "All-Season" tyre.

My gut tells me that I would be better off swapping them for something more suitable for off-road usage but my wallet tells me to wait and try them first....

Oh well, still have 4 1/2 months to make up my mind
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Re: What tyres does it come with?

They are a road biased tyre, so any reasonable offroading would need a better style of rubber, I would also use 18" for offroading.
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Re: What tyres does it come with?

Apparently in the States they come with Michelin Latitude or Goodyear Fortera tyres. However, all export GCs come with Kumho Solus KL21 (see http://www.kumho.com.au/?mid=blog&did=223 ). Why? Who knows? They are all classed as "all season" rather than "all terrain" tyres meaning they are optimised for on-road with some off-road capability. Suits me, 99% of the time I'll be on-road getting to where I want to go to do a bit of off-road.
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Re: What tyres does it come with?

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Thanks enforcer. Not much information available for Kumho eco Solus KL21. Is listed as "All-Season" tyre.

My gut tells me that I would be better off swapping them for something more suitable for off-road usage but my wallet tells me to wait and try them first....

Oh well, still have 4 1/2 months to make up my mind

On my trip from Cairns to Sunshine Coast, we experienced a couple of tropical downpours, the Kumho Tyres on the Laredo aquaplaned very badly, even at slow speeds, not happy, will have to check out alternatives, the only other time I have struck this was with Toyo Teo's on a Subaru Outback, am not looking forward to the expense of change over. The Kumho may be listed as an All Season Tyre, as long as the season is not a North Queensland wet season.
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Re: What tyres does it come with?

The brochures for the Off Road Adventure pack state they come with All Terrain Tyres - in fact even without ORAII it states that - Im going to be bringing this up with the dealership and get them to put AT tyres on it before I pick mine up...
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Re: What tyres does it come with?

I was looking at the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S. $159 from tire rack. Including shipping that should just slide in below the $1000 gst threshold. Way better than the $430/tyre I was quoted locally.

But before I buy anything I will have a chat with the dealer. Jeep.com.au lists the Kumho Solus KL21 as A/T while kumho.com.au says All-Season. Not quite the same and worth asking the dealer about it....
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I was lucky enough to negotiate the Yokohama Geolander ATS with my GC five of them. I pointed out what the jeep brochure stated "all terrains" and then pointed out what it stated if I purchased the Off Road Package, "All Terrains" in the end they came to the party.


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