Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

Bought these tires as recommended by Tire Rack. Wow, what a difference tires make for steering , braking and noise level. These Kumho Tires replaced the harsher and much louder B. F. Goodrich Tires. The car has actually made the car seem brand new. Anyone who has a mid- size car will seem a different animal if you use these tires. You could pay more for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

I purchased a set of these tires for my '88 Toyota Supra in staggered sizes: 235/45R17 Front, 255/40R17 Rear My car is summer only, and used as a fun car and not a daily driver. I wanted a set of performance tires that weren't so expensive that I would feel bad doing a track day, auto-x, or a smoky burnout. These tires fill that gap quite well.There's no...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

This is my 3rd set of tires on my Hyundai Genesis. OEM tires Dunlop 500 were horrible. 2nd set were Kumho and they were better, but these Continentals are by far the best traction, ride and noise level of these 3 tires I have had on this car. My next set will definetly be another set of these Continental pure contact with ECO plusA great tire for this car....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

This is my second set of these tires on my current car. The first wore out after only 30,000 miles. The dealership from which I bought them replaced them with the same tires based on warranty rates (these have a 60,00 mile tread wear warranty). However, I'm having to replace my current set only after roughly 27,000 miles. The tires drive great, even in light...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KL21

OEM tires on my Kia Sorento, currently at 102,389 and now looking to replace. Live in Cleveland OH and tires were decent in winter until I got to about 80k. Now issues in rain as well. Can't complain though as they got me safely to over 100k. Tire noise and ride seemed below expectations, noticeable for me as I am in car a lot. Would rate better than average...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KH25

I think this will be like voting for Carter over Reagan in 1980. Shows my age. But, here goes. These came with our 2012 KIA Optima so that makes them 3 years old Tread depth average is now 13/64 with a min of 11/64 and a max of 15/64. New was 20/64 and should easily go at least 50k+ We live were there is snow, Ohio, and it is my wife's car.She is from...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

Wow! It's like driving a different car. Oe Michelins were like driving on a cloud in a bad way - absolutely no connection to the road, floating on straight sections, and huge sway/roll on corners and curves. With Kumho's, I feel connected to the road, lost the role on curves and corners, and humps in the road that used to bottom out the suspension are still...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

VERY noisy! Can't have a conversation in the car at highway speed. They seem to be wearing fast too. Probably the worst tire I have ever had.Definitely cannot recommend this tire.   Read More

Is the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R the New Extreme Performance Summer Champ?

Do you love to drive? Do you have a fun car that comes out for track and autocross weekends or do you simply relish the curvy roads of your daily commute? You should consider the sticky grip and razor sharp steering response of an Extreme Performance Summer tire. Last year, the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec tested out to be the top performing tire in...  Read More

Track & Competition DOT Tires That Should Only Be Used on the Track

Are you looking for more grip than the sticky tire options covered here? Track & Competition DOT tires give you the highest level of grip, but their lighter carcasses, shallower tread depths and gummy compounds also make them too fragile for street use. Street use will also expose them to more heat cycles eventually causing severe drops in grip level. These...  Read More

Sticky Tires for Your Fast Car: Tires You Can Drive on the Road and Take to the Track

Are you ready for autocrossing? Looking to do some lapping days at your local track? Participating in the Silver State Classic in September? Maximize your fun by picking the right tire for your car and the events you're going to run. There are essentially four types of sticky tires you should consider for your days at the track:   Extreme Performance Summer Str...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

Living in upstate New York I wanted a tire that would be good in the snow. I purchased these tires last Wednesday, they were delivered the next day and I had them mounted on Saturday. Over the last three days I have driven through driving rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow mix, moderately deep snow and slick roads. Under all of these conditions the tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Though I absolutely love these tires on my VW Passat 4Motion wagon, they are completely different story on the Avalon. This is a large front drive high output V-6 sedan with a soft suspension. They handle just like the Michelin MVX4S that came on the car. Couldn't wait to get rid of the Michelins after 40,000 miles. Steering response with the Pure Contact is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I just purchased these are instantly noticed the upgrade over my cars OEM tires. Fantastic upgrade in my opinion, though im still in the break-in period so another update will soon follow. however good price was a huge factor in picking this wheel along side the surveys and reviews of the wheels from others sites.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Purchased the Pilot A/S 3 91V-rated to replace ContiPro Contact SSR 91H run flats. I carry a spare in the trunk.Conti lasted about 25-30k and were gone. Run flats give you piece of mind but they were noisier than Pilot - I noticed it from the beginning I installed these on. Pilots are also provide a softer ride over small bumps and anomalies on a road; Conti...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Great tires in both dry and wet conditions. Much much better than the OEM Bridgestone Potenza. This is my second set of Kumho tires on this car. The first set lasted over 40,000 miles. This one has 25,000 so far but I don't see it going to more than 28,000. That's been disappointing since I expected these to last close to 40,000 miles. I'd recommend these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Actually with a few miles on the car they are perfect. But my main concern is treadwear, after trying a set of sumitomo and kumho ectsa 4x, both last close 2 years(30 000 miles). I hope to go for 3 years with these DWS Next review in the summer 2015.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 ZP

Great tires! There is slight tire noise at low speeds but dry and wet traction is very good. Snow and ice traction is excellent compared to brand new Kumho 4X I had on the car last winter that made driving scary even on just wet roads. Also getting a much more comfortable ride compared to the Kumho. I use my Mini as my daily beater and im glad I found tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Outstanding! I had Bridgestone's and Kumho's installed on this 15 year old car before. But after reading the reviews on this tires, I decided to trust the public. Man was it on the money!Before buying these Pirellis I just had the rear struts replaced. I didn't wanna write a review until I tried it in the snow around Chicago. I'm absolutely satisfied, happy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Sense

I now have these tires on 4 different vehicles,2 of my teenage sons cars, my wife's van and my Subaru outback. I am very pleased with the improvement in wet traction with these tires, they replaced dry rotted Michelins and have dramatically improved the ride, road holding and my piece of mind when my family is driving in the rain.   Read More