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Old 13 June 2008, 13:48   #1
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Hi, was looking at asking some of you guys your advice on what type of AT tyre you might use for a my Kia Sportage light 4x4.

I have a funny wheel size for an offroader type of tyre and my choice seems to be limited to a few makes and types for tread pattern

The recommended tyre size for my car is 205/70/15. I have Michelins on the front (in need of replacing) and Kumho 825's on the rear (with resonable tread left).

All I found was, Goodyear Wrangler AT/R. Kumho 798 (too roadi). Bridgstone Dueller 694 (currently on back order from the States). There were some options to go for a 75 profile but that would involve changing all the tyres.
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well you can chainge the tyres to a diffrent size just so long as you keep them on a same axle.

so you can chainge the frounts and then when the rears need it also buy the 75's for them
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Try 31x10.5 R15 Runway enduro AT. That's what's on my 4x4 and it's around £250 for a set of 4 including fitting. Not remoulds either and a good AT tyre.
Quite high profile though.
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well you can chainge the tyres to a diffrent size just so long as you keep them on a same axle.
That might work the transfer box a bit hard.
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Kia?! I'd change the car rather than the tyres
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Kia?! I'd change the car rather than the tyres
Well that was truly enlightening
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Kia?! I'd change the car rather than the tyres
I'll have you know that it might not win any prizes for the most capable off roader, but is a very nice little 4x4 that in my view punches above it's weight. I've had it nearly five years and has only needed a heater matrix and a pair of shocks that I fitted 2 weeks ago outside of the usual service items. Oh and it tows pretty well too
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General Grabber AT2 if you want an AT, got a set on my Ranger crewcab and they are very good indeed.

http://www.4site4x4.co.uk/tyre-details.aspx?id=6 nearest to your size is 205/75R15

I would not run different sized tyres front to rear on any vehicle apart from as an emergency spare. In theory you would get away with it in a part time 4x4 used only in 2 wheel drive but it is not advisable and definitely not either in 4 wheel drive or on any vehicle with a full time 4x4 transmission e.g. any recent Land Rover model.
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That might work the transfer box a bit hard.
was talking more about the leagle side of things. besides are these things not part time 4x4 ?

but yep you have a point if it is full time.
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well that was my thought, I didnt think 5mm would make a big difference except when 4wd was engaged,.. and tbh, when it is with some motors, a lot of tyre scrubbing goes on anyway when you turn a corner on newer Isuzus, it feels like someone has put on the parking brake, when on full lock
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