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New 4x4 gear: KMC wheels + Kumho tyres + Protex brakes

By Tristan Tancredi, 21 Jul 2020 Gear

New 4x4 gear: KMC wheels + Kumho tyres + Protex brakes

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KMC Wheels has revealed its all-new KMC 718 Summit wheel. The 17-inch wheels, made using cast aluminium construction, can be had with either a satin black finish, or that finish with a grey tint. While Australia pricing hasn’t been confirmed, pricing for the 718 Summit in the USA begins at US$146. The 17 x 8.5-inch wheels can be optioned with 0mm or 18mm offset.

Website: wheelprosaustralia.com.au


After two years of development, Kumho has unveiled its all-new MT71, which will eventually be available in 27 sizes. “The Road Venture MT71 is a cornerstone product for Kumho because it will deliver the highest level of performance at a truly competitive price and will, we believe, redefine the serious 4WD tyre market,” said Kenny Chun, national marketing manager for Kumho Tyre Australia. An aggressive tread pattern is combined with extra cut and chip resistance, to make it a proper player on the off-road scene. The MT71 contains seven integrated steel and fabric layers, three-ply high-strength construction, two steel-cord layers and two nylon protection plies. The MT71 is available in a range of diameters and sizes, from 14- to 17-inch.

Website: www.kumho.com.au


The 4X4 Australia Ranger recently received improved stopping power courtesy of new brake rotors and pads from Protex. The direct-replacement parts use a ceramic compound and the pads don’t contain any copper. The rotors use a high-carbon compound in the metal, which is great for off-roading and towing. In addition, the rotors are flat and smooth, so there’s no vibration when applying the brakes. They’ve worked an absolute treat so far on our Ranger.

Website: www.protexparts.com.au