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Unread 13th May 2019, 08:08 PM
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Unread 19th July 2019, 12:07 AM
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Haven't posted anything on here for a long time, mainly because nothing interesting has happened.

But, I'd like to share my opinion on the tyres I have on the foz, Kumho Road Venture AT51's. These tyres look aggressive and suit the forester's look well, but that's about all that's good about them... I was slightly disappointed when the foz sat in one spot spinning all 4 wheels on flat ground the first time going out in the mud for a bit of fun but even more disappointed recently after struggling in sandy mud (again, flat ground) which this car should drive on like its a bitumen road.
When these tyres eventually wear out (in a long time) I will probably replace them with a set of Kumho Road Venture MT KL71's
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Unread 19th July 2019, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for the feedback.
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But, I'd like to share my opinion on the tyres I have on the foz, Kumho Road Venture AT51's. These tyres look aggressive and suit the forester's look well, but that's about all that's good about them... I was slightly disappointed when the foz sat in one spot spinning all 4 wheels on flat ground the first time going out in the mud for a bit of fun but even more disappointed recently after struggling in sandy mud (again, flat ground) which this car should drive on like its a bitumen road.
Did you have the right boot in deep enough??

Seriously though, what pressures are you running during these activities? If they’re not near 20psi you’re probably not going to achieve much other than what you’ve already experienced.

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If they’re not near 20psi you’re probably not going to achieve much other than what you’ve already experienced.
First time I think would have been at 40psi as I had only had the new wheels for a short time and didn't realize what pressures were in them, 2nd time would have been 28psi front and 26psi rear. I really need to get a good pump if i'm going to let pressures down regularly.
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Unread 20th July 2019, 09:33 AM
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The AT51's, like most AT's, don't have big channels for clearing mud, so they'd just clog up like a road tyre. The KL71 would be far better at clearing mud, probably one of the better MT's. If I was to ever run two sets of tyres then I'd probably get some on my 15" rims.


Just for your own reference I was on Toyo HT tyres with 18psi on todays trip. I could get in and out of the ruts in the puddles quite easily and I only had a very little bit of diagonal wheel spin going up the steeper hill that not everyone went up. But plenty of traction for the bulk of that hill. It wasn't exactly slippery mud though...
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