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#1 chris240


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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:48 PM

Fellas, I popped down to my local Bob Jane this arvo to look at some 16' tyres...Ive always been partial to the kumho's so I enquired about the kumho Ku37 225/50/16 which BJ sell for $172 fitted & balanced, the manager then chuckled & showed me the Bob Jane branded "Zetum Zu37" which is in fact the Kumho Ku37....the exact same 225/50/16 is $135 fitted & balanced ! bloody good price.....I really liked the look of the tread pattern. anyway keep it in mind when your looking around.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:55 PM

Think you will find that zeetum is manufactured in China where the Kumho is out of Korea. They are both bought in by Kumho, just that BJ has a licensing agreement so exclusive. A chinese tyre in that size should only be $120 or less, I sell Toyo for less than their Kumho price and that is Jap made (much better quality).
Remember BJ spend about $7mil per year on advertising - somehow you have to pay for it - a;ong with his VE ute racecar, his GT3 porsche racecar he also has a touring car masters car too I think.

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