Kelly Safari TSR Review

The most extreme off-road capable tire in the Kelly Tire lineup, the Safari TSR performs like it looks.

Pros

  • Very affordable
  • Surprisingly good off-road grip

Cons

  • No warranty
  • Lacking in outright grip compared to (more expensive) competitors


Built more like a mud-terrain tire than an all-terrain tire it features four main rows of massive and deep tread blocks, designed to dig into the earth, mud and loose gravel – and then spit it out again. Designed with plenty of void between the tread blocks, this helps the tire self-clean, so it can dig back in o the next rotation and keep you and your truck moving forward.

Technically the Safari TSR is a mud-terrain tire, the brand just doesn’t market it as such – which is a bit strange.

On particularly unique feature of the tire is that it’s studdable, meaning you could use this year round or for some extreme off-road grip in colder climates. It’s also likely an indication that the tire’s harder overall compound compared to other mud-terrain tires doesn’t deliver as much cold-weather grip, so the studs might be more of a necessity.

One drawback of the Safari TSR is its lack of a mileage guarantee. Kelly does back the less-capable Edge AT with a 50,000 mile warranty, so if that’s a big concern for you, we suggest you check out that tire here.

On the flip side, the price of the Safari TSR makes it extremely attractive. Comparable mud terrain tires can cost absurd amounts of money, so the fact that you can get a whole set of these tires starting at just around $600 is fantastic.

When considering Kelly Tires its important to point out that while you might not be familiar with the brand, it’s actually the value-brand under the Goodyear umbrella, so you can trust the tire from an engineering, performance, durability and warranty standpoint.

User reviews on the Goodyear site list this tire as a 4.7 out of 5, making it one of the highest rated tires they offer. And for the price, how can it not be?

Kelly Safari TSR Price

Pricing for the Kelly Safari TSR starts at approximately $150 per tire.

Kelly Safari TSR Warranty

Kelly Tires does not offer a mileage warranty on the Safari TSR. It is, however, backed by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, where Kelly Tires will replace your tires for another set if you’re not 100% satisfied.

As well, all Kelly tires come backed with a limited warranty covering defective tires (in terms of materials and workmanship). Any tire deemed defective int he first year of ownership or 2/32-inch treadwear (whichever comes first) will be replaced free of charge. From there until six years from the date of purchase, Kelly Tires will replace the tire on a pro-rated basis.

Kelly Safari TSR Sizes

15-inch tires

31X10.50R15LT
LT235/75R15

16-inch tires

LT225/75R16
LT245/75R16
LT265/75R16
LT265/75R16
LT285/75R16
LT315/75R16
LT235/85R16

17-inch tires

LT245/70R17
LT265/70R17
LT265/70R17
LT285/70R17
LT315/70R17
LT245/75R17

18-inch tires

LT275/65R18
LT275/70R18