Offroading Subarus

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Kumho Venture M/T 27×8.5R14

Kuhmo Venture M/T 27"

27″ inch MT’s 27×8.5/R14, 215/75/R14

I thought I’d write up a bit of a review for others to read to find out how great M/T (Mud Terrain) tires are, and also there weak points.
I bought these tyres after driving my subie on 185/60/R14 road tires. I wanted something that would give my car a bit more ground cleance and a bit more grip. The old tires I used had no offroad grip, they were hopeless. So when I got these I was in heven! They grip on just about anything, whether it be mud, clay, rock, and even road!

The not so good aspects of using a offroad tyre is noise on road and grip on road. They make a fair bit of noise while crusing, I dont really mind as I have a noise subaru (exhaust, CB arial, ect.) Sometimes you get a rock stuck in the tread. So while you are driving you hear a ticking sound as the rock gets smashed into the road over and over.
On to the grip problem. These tyres grip like mad on the dirt, you can stop in almost half the distance than with normal road tires. But on the road they lock up easy, have to be careful not to flat spot them. Because of there hard compound they don’t like to grip to the road surfaces as much. So when it is wet, you better be VERY careful.

I hope you found this info helpful. These arn’t your everyday tires, but they sure are fun for offroading! I would sugest getting A/T (All Terrain) tires if you want a daily driver offroad Subaru.

Heres some links to the Kumho site for more info on the Venture M/T’s

Kuhmo Venture M/T 27"

My Kumho Ventures fitted to my 14″ wheels. Don’t they just look fun!


I bought my first Subaru back in 2005, it was a 89 Brumby, flair red. I lifted it, fitted Kumho 27″ MT’s. After a while I swapped the dual carb EA81 it had with an EJ22 bolted on a custom gearbox which used EJ D/R casing, EA82 5sp low range and an RX centre locking diff. Once I sold the Brumby I got a 83 Leone. Converted it to 4WD, put the Kumho’s on it, added a 5sp and drove it like I stole it. I then upgraded to a 99 Outback. It was hail damaged so I repaired it myself. I fitted it out with some storage and a mattress. I now have a 87 Brumby that I’ve resprayed with two pack urethane in Waratah Red. I am planning to fit an EJ with PT gearbox and a little bit of lift. It’s another project in progress.

Phizinza – who has written posts on Offroading Subarus.

October 26th, 2005 by Phizinza
Posted in Reviews