Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.1
 
 

2008 Chrysler 300 DUB Edition
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Miles driven on tires: 4,500
Location: Pickerington, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 4,500 Miles on Tires
February 03, 2013

I purchased my Continental Extreme Contact DWS in October from Tire Rack and I can honestly say the purchase through Tire Rack and the tires themselves has been the best experience. I have a 2008 Chrysler 300 limited DUB Edition which I honestly love. As mch as I love my car , which will be classic someday , it is rear wheel drive with all chrome wheels that only will allow performance tires . By the way I live in snowy Columbus, Ohio. Last winter was "dangerous " riding on my Goodyear RSA's. Like many of you reading this review with the winter coming and remembering my fear last winter everytime it snowed , I started looking for an all season tire that was best in the snow in August. After reading many reviews on many sites, though they were the most expensive, I narrowed my purchase down to the Michelen Primacy MXV4 and the Continental ExtremeContact DWS. I made my decision in October. The experience at Tire Rack was so painless that I ordered the tires on a Friday and had them installed on a Saturday at a Tire Dealer less than a mile from my house. Here is the best part, the 1st snow in Columbus hit the 1st week of December , 6 inches the 1st day and 5 the next day. If this had been a year ago , I would stayed home and never left the garage. However, this year, I was absoultely amazed at how good the ttraction is for a rear wheel drive car in the snow. The difference is day and night . The fear of "snow is gone, thanks to these tires. The ride is smooth and amazingly quiet and the braking and driving on wet payment is firm and compliant. These tires were expensive and my only negative thing to say about them is that when it is cold they seem like they weigh alot and steering is sluggish until they warm up. If you have a rear wheel drive car and live in a snowy climate, and want a quiet ride, and good traction without compromising performance these are the tires for you. I am more than pleased and will definitely buy these again from Tire Rack again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.45
 
 

2010 Mazda Mazda5
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Miles driven on tires: 200
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
February 14, 2013

After replacing the factory Toyo's with only 26k with Yoko's now 10k dealer recomended tire. Now running blizzaks for winter.These tires are amazing... If you are looking for a witer tire because your car ----s in snow, look no further!!! Maby I'm in shock because my Yoko's ----ed sooo bad. I'm not a review kind of guy, but thought I share anyway .Also noticed there are 5 or 6 other Mazda 5's in my area running the same combo.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Tire Pressure Sensors

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Doc Horvath

Starting with 2008 model year cars and light trucks, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) has been required for all new vehicles sold in the United States. While some vehicles (Audi and BMW most recently) use the ABS system (or indirect system) to keep watch for a deflating tire, most use a battery powered sensor (based in the base of the valve stem assembly) to give the most accurate read of your tire pressure. When replacing tires or wheels and tires as a complete package, the presence of these remote sensors can require a few extra steps in the purchase and/or installation process.

Why does my installer charge a "TPMS" service fee for installing new tires?

Many of our Recommended Installers will charge a TPMS service fee as part of new tire installation. When the old tire is being removed from your existing wheel, it's best to remove the TPMS sensor (and the attached valve stem). This avoids any damage caused by breaking the tire bead loose from the wheel as well as seating the new tire onto the wheel. Once the sensor has been removed, it will require a new "O" ring and/or compression ring to seal the sensor properly.

What happens if I do not add new TPMS sensors to my Tire & Wheel Package?

When we sell a set of wheel and tires, we're happy to mount and Road Force balance the tires to the wheels at no cost prior to shipment. Given the TPMS sensors are located inside the wheel (opposite the valve stem hole), the sensors (if requested) need to go in the wheel before the tires are installed. Without the sensors installed, most vehicles will display a warning light and chime upon engine start up (the light will continue to blink as long as the engine is running). Some vehicles may also limit your ability to turn off traction control if you need to "rock" out of a snow drift in winter or even limit engine output. In many states, an active TPMS system is required as part of the state's safety inspection, and any illuminated warning lights may cause the vehicle to fail its annual safety inspection. With your purchase, you can elect to add the correct sensor (at an additional cost) or choose to have your existing sensors removed from your old wheels and installed on the new wheel. If run-flat tires are being purchased with new wheels, new sensors are required.

If I purchase new sensors as part of my Tire & Wheel Package, what else needs to be done before use?

Many vehicles require new TPMS sensors be activated or initialized at an authorized repair facility or dealership. This process normally involves connecting the vehicle to a service computer (via the ODB port under your dashboard) and having a technician load the new sensor's ID codes into the car's computer. Most cars will need to have this activation service performed each time wheels and tires are changed out (like when changing from dedicated winter wheels and tires back to your summer/all-season set). As always, consult your owner's manual or contact your dealer for more information. 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Monday, April 29, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.7
 
 

2006 Honda Civic LX Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 70,000
Location: Somerville, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 70,000 Miles on Tires
April 04, 2013

I like in North/Central New Jersey and previously drove in and around PA. I do a lot of highway driving now. I would describe myself as a "spirited" driver. I have 70K on these tires. They are the only tires I have ever purchased for my car after the OEM tires wore at 35K and my car has 105K on it today. I just took my Civic to the dealer last night and the service manager at the Honda dealer told me my tires were basically new at 6-7s. So I would highly recommend these tires. They are reasonably priced and worth it. I drive in snow, ice, rain and sleet. I never miss work for weather so I drive in some tight situations. The tires haven't let me down.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone FR710

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone FR710 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
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Miles driven on tires: 75,500
Location: Elkton, MD
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 75,500 Miles on Tires
March 29, 2013

These came original on my 2011 cruze. I put 140 mi / day almost every day. Currently down to 3/32nd tread so i am looking replace these. Dealer told me it was 180/tire. it is much cheaper here. i have had 2 holes since i bought the car one a 25,000mi and one recently. put a simple plug in and no issues. Drove threw snow and rain with out any issues. For the price these are a really good tire. Deffinatly will be buying another set soon.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Friday, April 19, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus TechnologyReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.62

2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan 4Matic
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Miles driven on tires: 600
Location: APO, AE
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 600 Miles on Tires
April 17, 2013

I have had this tire for about 2 months on my 08 MB E350 4 MATIC and the car drives better than new. Great traction on the autobahn, performed very well in the Alps last weekend. This tire is very quiet, stops well, great handeling, and as stated, it makes my car drive as if i just picked it up from the dealer barnd new. I highly recommend this tire. ADM

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

Monday, March 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy MXV4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic Sedan Sport Pkg
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Hallandale Beach, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
March 12, 2013

Dealer installed new on this car when I purchased the car. They are super quite and fantastic at any speed . Cant relate to winter driving living in south Florida. This is the factory recommended all season tire for the S500 4matic. At 10k miles they look like day 1 of use.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiProContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.89
 
 

2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan Sport Package
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Morganton, NC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
March 09, 2013

I don't know why so many manufacturers including Mercedes use this particular tire. These were expensive, noisy when new, badly cupped near the end of their life, and were bald as a ping pong ball at 25,000 miles, well short of the claimed treadlife. I drive about 25,000 interstate miles a year for work, so I thought I would at least get the claimed 40,000 miles. I had my dealer check the car out (still under warranty) to make sure the car wasn't causing any of these issues and they assured me it was these tires. They also couldn't believe I got more than about 20,000 miles out of them, which is the tread life they usually see.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7
 
 

2011 Dodge Durango
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Miles driven on tires: 25,600
Location: South Plainfield, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 25,600 Miles on Tires
February 26, 2013

Tires gave me a lot of problems from day 1 when I bought the car. There was impossible to drive this car on highways with speeds 70 mph and up ** 350 miles on it , these tires were putting my Durango in so much vibrations that I had a feeling that car is going to faul apart ** dealer could not replaced them for any other brand so he was just trying balanced them. After balancing all set 5 times ( 3000 miles on tires) let say he finally did it I decided to keep them on but I am not driving faster then 80mph on highways. Overall it is decent tire , good handling and braking in 6" of snow, good wet traction, good dry traction. Over 25000 miles on this set and lots of tread left but I am sorry Goodyear I can not wait to switch to Michelins or Continentals.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber HTSReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.86

2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS
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Miles driven on tires: 34,000
Location: Cerritos, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 34,000 Miles on Tires
February 16, 2013

Got these based on TR reviews to replace OEM Bridgestones Duellers which were harsh and noisy. They were a vast improvement in comfort and handling, and noise. Now we have 34,000 miles on them and the noise is unbearable. It started getting gradually noisy at 25,000 miles, now it almost sounds like a mechanical problem but the tire dealer said it was the tires and it will get worse over time. Tried different inflation pressures with no luck. Tread wear is OK, it looks like about half worn out at this mileage, and ride is good. Still, we have to dump them soon because of the tire noise. Would not recommend them to any one. I was a General fan at first and even put Generals on my other car, but now those tires are starting to get noisy also. Disappointing..

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Precision TouringReviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 150
Location: Altoona, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 150 Miles on Tires
February 17, 2013

First of all, I ordered these on the 15th, and received them at my front door on the 16th!
Keep in mind, this was through UPS standard shipping. Completely blew my mind.
Granted, I haven't put many miles on this set, but I can say that they are a definite improvement from the stock Michelins that came on the car when we bought it new from the dealer.
Excellent traction, and extremely quiet tires.
This is my first time buying tires online, and will not be my last!
I'd strongly recommend them to anyone interested in a good quality tire at a great price point.
I shopped around town for quite some time and these exact tires ranged anywhere from 700.00-500.00, and that's without installation.
I took them to a local installation center, and for less than $50.00, they recycled my old tires, and mounted, balanced, and installed them for me.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Latitude Tour Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.36
 
 

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Miles driven on tires: 23,000
Location: Danbury, CT
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 23,000 Miles on Tires
February 26, 2013

WARNING: These tires came as original equipment on my 2011 Jeep Grang Cherokee with proper maintainance and tire pressure, I only got 23000 miles from these tires. Completely worn out. When i caontacted the dealer they said that this was uncommon and that on similar cars the tires wore out as soon as 12000 miles!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Monday, February 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.20

2010 Volkswagen CC
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: San Diego, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2013

So I have this tire only for 500 miles, but I am writing initial review. Later, after several thousands miles I will do follow-up.
These tires are replacing horrible Kumho Ecsta Platinum LX tires I had on VW CC since I bought a car. Those were installed by dealer, so I thought, OK I will drive them untill I wear them out. What a mistake. After 12,000 miles two tires developed flat spots, started to coup, became extremely noisy. Anyway, after some 18,000 miles, of which 6,000 were pure torture, I decided that it was enough.
I got these Pilot Super Sport because I wanted summer tires, which is appropriate for European vehicle. In Europe, from where I am coming, cars come with summer tires not all season tires, and then in winter we switch to winter tires. Here in the U.S. it seems most of the people for some reason love all season tires.
Anyway, Michellin's were drastic improvement. I could feel improvement immediately in handling and braking. Improvement in handling was drastic, but in braking was amazing. The brake pedal now feels stiff, no changes in stiffness during driving like with Kumho's. Since I got Pilot Super Sport, ABS did not activate at all for now, although I drive spirited. Hard accelerations do not result anymore in spinning for no reason, and ride, oh well, it does not seem like I am driving any more on four rolling rocks.
I will do follow-up after 5,000, 10,000 and later. So far, they live up to their reputation.
Here in Southern California there are few rainy days, so I cannot say anything yet on the wet performance, but I believe it will be equally impressive.
If you plan to buy new performance tires, do no look further then Pilot Super Sport!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Monday, February 11, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27
 
 

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Doylestown, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
February 09, 2013

Drove in my second snow storm first one was with Nexen "all season" tires that the dealer put on and all I can say is I almost crashed at least 5 times. Abs constantly kicking on and sliding all over the place. Second snow storm with the Michelins on. Well phrases like glued to the road and amazing came to mind. These tires are the most amazing snow tires I have ever driven. They make my Tiguan into a snow beast! This car is used by my son and daughter primarily and i now feel 100%better about them being out with snow and ice. Total confidence and a very worthwhile investment! Thanks to tire rack for making it easy and fast shipping!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.27
 
 

2007 Chevrolet Impala LT Sedan 3.9L V6 Engine
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Toledo, OH
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
January 17, 2013

I negotiated a new set of tires from the dealer that I bought my car from tires as part of the deal to buy the car I knew nothing about the tires but I figured that they were not going to be the greatest given what I had to go through to get him to buy them. When I asked the service advisor were they any good he assured me that they were even after I offered to pay the difference in price between those and a better set. I have had these for 2.5 Ohio winters (luckily last winters was very mild) and they are horrible in snow and ice my traction control light is always coming on when I accelerate from stop and the tires are always spinning and struggling to gain traction on pavement driving and stopping on light snow is very tricky and almost impossible in heavy snow in the summer on dry pavement they are great but anything else they are unacceptable from a safety standpoint. I bought a set of Goodyear Weatherhandlers for my previous 2002 Impala and they were great and I was looking to purchase another set before I did some research and found out about the Michelin Defenders and I am looking to purchase a set within the next few weeks (hopefully before the next snowfall) If you can help it spend more money if you live in a rainy or snowy area (unless you are a thrill seeker) you will be happy that you did.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek Touring A/S

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Grandtrek Touring A/SReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6

2013 Lexus RX 350
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Miles driven on tires: 300
Location: Union City, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 300 Miles on Tires
January 21, 2013

I got my RX350 for 2 months and the cars originally came with Michelin Latitude Tour HP. However, Michelins are just too stiff and whenever the car hits the bump, it is like a concrete tire hitting a solid bump and shock just sent straight to my neck.

Dealer agreed to swap Dunlops from one of their 2013 RX loaner to mine. Ride comfort difference is immediately noticed. Bumps are softened and no more harsh shock to my neck.

3rd gen RX suspension is stiffer than 2nd gen for sure and I still feel bumps. But with Dunlops, ride is softened well over bumps even on bad San Francisco roads. Road noise is louder than Michelins but it is still ok. Steering feel a bit less responsive than Michelins. However, ride comfort is my top priority. Will buy again if these tires can last 40K miles.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax ArcticReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.4

2007 Infiniti G35X Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 200
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
January 11, 2013

This tire would not balance on my car...period!!
The dealer had to use 24 & 26lb weights (which is unheard of) and they still wouldn't balance. I don't know how many people had the same issue, but i definetly wouldn't reccommend them for the G35x.

Infiniti owners, save yourself the trouble and get bridgestone blizzaks.
They're not as soft as the generals and handle better as a result.
They also seem to have better quality control!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Energy MXV4 PlusReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.67

2011 Buick Lucerne
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Miles driven on tires: 39,000
Location: Yates Center, KS
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 39,000 Miles on Tires
December 27, 2012

These were the O.E.M tires on our Lucrene when we purchased it at 23k miles. My wife has driven it for seven months and has put about 16k additional miles on it, so these tires have 39k miles on them. The car developed a tremor when driving and we took it to the dealer and one of the tires had gone bad, and we were told that all the tires were almost down to the wear indicators and would need replaced soon. The tires drove really well, and the ride was very quiet. Because of the drought it never was driven in heavy rain or snow, so no opinions were given on those types of driving. Gave a below average on tread wear since they wore out before the 45K mile rating. We replaced them with the Michelin Primacy MXV4 because of the ratings they received on the TireRack Consumer Survey Results and their longer tread life warranty.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta 4X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.64
 
 

2006 Hyundai Azera Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 17,000
Location: Bloomdale, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 17,000 Miles on Tires
December 31, 2012

I read the reviews and made the decision to purchase the Kumho Ecsta 4x tires. They have been a good tire not great, but good. I don't drive fast, race rallies, or abuse tires, but the wear on these tires is very, very, excessive. After 17,000 miles I'm down to the wear bars on two of my four. According to the tire dealer it was my fault that I did not rotate the tires at the specified 5,000 mile interval. I waited a bit to long and did a rotation at 11,000 miles. Still I have never seen a tire wear this excessively just because I missed a rotation. They have worn evenly because of having the car aligned when they were rotated. Would I recommend these tires to someone, probably not. And since I failed to rotate the tires at the required 5,000 mile interval, the Kumho warranty does not apply. My fault, but in my opinion the tires should of lasted much longer than 17,000 miles, they are a 40,000 mile tire.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

Monday, January 14, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta LE SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75

2000 Mercedes-Benz E55
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Southeast, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
January 01, 2013

Ok, this is a follow-up review of the tire since I have approximately 10k on them now.
This tire has, so far, been great. Int he 10k that I've have had them, I have only had to get them rebalanced once, even then, the vibe was barely noticeable and only at higher speed (70+).

Dry traction: Great. The tire is very responsive with no real surprises. I can blast through some 90 degree corners full throttle exit and the car doesn't miss a beat; doesn't slide, doesn't shimmy or anything. Straight line acceleration could be a bit better, however, with my rear tires being at -2.0° camber, it's no surprise that it doesn't hook the greatest.
Dry braking is excellent. These tires make it stop on a dime (be mindful of the people behind you so you don't get rear-ended).

Wet: Still very good. Wet driving is very good. The tire instill confidence that you're very well adhered to the road. Wet braking is as good as dry, which was very surprising. Wet cornering is predictable. I don't drive spirited when wet so there were no surprises with these tires. Straightline acceleration is as it was before, with less than half throttle, traction control freaks out until I let off. So no change there.
Hydroplaning resistance is also great, went through a torrential downpour didn't slide at all.

Wear: with approximately 10k on these, there really isn't much wear to speak of (I had the car aligned right after getting the tires). Still more than 70% tread left. I'm getting some slight chopping on the fronts, but that's from the piss-poor dealer alignment (had to take it back 5 times and it's still not right).
People that are getting really poor treadwear from these tires either (1)driving on underinflated tires, or (2)didn't align their car after getting new tires or (3)both.

Snow and ice: Got "caught" coming home in some light snow and ice. Don't even think of driving on the snow with these. No traction whatsoever. Although, there didn't seem to be any problems on ice.