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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

On this car I have had Conti DW, BFG, and Toyo proxes. I would never buy the Toyo all season Proxes 4 again. Simply a horrible tire. The BFG had two compounds blended together which made them wear funny and after 10k miles they were terrible. These Khumo's are the best tire I have had on this vehicle. They are y rated and aa traction.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

Have had these sitting in the garage after taking them off a couple years ago when my daughter took the car off to college. Just put them back on for the spring, replacing worn out Kumho Ecsta 4X All Seasons. On the way home from getting them mounted it was like getting to know an old friend again. Better responsiveness, launch at stop lights, and general...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

I had a set of Kumhos on my 98 Outback before i got these Hankooks. best tire i have ever used. very good traction even in gravel. packed snow and ice traction is fairly good, if you do not drive too fast and drive easy in the snow and ice you should be good. noise level is pretty good, much quieter that the Kumhos. i do not drive easy and after about 25k...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

Bought these tires from tire rack because of several reasons; First was price, @ $86 dollars a piece how could you go wrong, next was warranty, which comes with a 24 months hazard warranty, plus the tires are 6 years 50,000 miles tires, I didn't have to pay sales tax for the tires being from PA, I did have to pay for shipping, but the tires arrived next day...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

I have a stone age 85 Honda Accord Sei approaching half a million miles. I am astounded by the performance of these 185/70x13 dunkin donut tires. Traction and cornering are exceptional for a tire of this size and price. The tires response to input and the feedback to the driver make my old car a blast to drive.   Read More