Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford F350 SupCrew 4wd
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,500
Location: Waterford, WI
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61
Follow-Up Review: 10,000 miles on tires
February 04, 2012
When I first wrote I was used to different tires. The handling issue still hasn't changed much although, I have gotten used to it. Now I have experienced winter or the little bit we had and have to comment that winter traction seems to be pretty good. Traction in snow in varying depths and icy conditions are exactly what I was hoping for. I cannot comment about hydroplaning although that should not be an issue. I also could not comment on treadwear as it is too early for me.
Initial Review: 2,500 miles on tires
October 12, 2011

This is only an initial review so I could not give all ratings properly, but I must comment that I am not satisfied with the steering performance. I noticed right away upon driving that the front tires oversteer excessively, to the point of not feeling safe. If you input too much they track over fast at any speed. During testing I would input left and or right and they will roll like the sidewall is not supported enough. I am coming off stock Pirellis which were very predictable and long lasting (58,000). Throughout the summer 6-8 times I haul a 2800lb truck camper and pull a two horse trailer in combo so the rears get a workout and all were rotated often. The unpredictability of the front end is a little more pronounced with a rear load. Most definitely feel one has to maintain 2 hand control at all times. I will get front end checked for alignment and any other issue that may help but I am confident it is a tire issue. Road noise minimal.

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