Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PS91

Bought this tires cause I wanted a performance tire at low cost because I usually kill my tire pretty fast Daily drive and track during the weekend I did not want to spend to much on track tire since I am just an normal guy going to the track for fun.But wow so far the Tire are amazing for the price I don't think any tire can beat them. I felt limited with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I bought two sets of these tires to use in Cleveland, Ohio in all types of weather conditions. They perform better than my old Michelin's in snow and rain. For the price they cannot be beat.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PS31

Excellent tires that upgrade my old Nissan Cefiro Brougham VIP 3.0 from a boring sedan to an excellent ultimate driving machine 😎 http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Ecsta+PS31&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=345WR8PS31XL&tab=Sizes   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

I've purchased Kumho tires from Tire Rack previously for several other vehicles including this one over a 16 year period and this set rates as high in most categories than the other models. I always got great long-term comfort, wear and satisfaction from them, all were high performance-oriented tires with H, V and W speed ratings. This set has proven to be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I drive about half my miles on twisty country roads, the rest is normal city/highway. I tried these cheap Kuhmo's after chewing through the OEM Dunlops in only 20K miles and then sliding around for 35K on the dangerously bad wet traction of the Yokohama Avid Ascends.These are the best tires I've had on my car. Good wet and dry traction, fine on road noise (a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I purchase these tries back in Dec 2015, and so far to date i've put about 1,500 miles on them. As far as snow and Ice go i have no report because i baby my 2012 Volks CC so she stayed in the garage doing our Southern MD snow storms. The noise level is so much better than the OE Continental that came with the car. The only thing i noticed and I saw this in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I just replaced the original Continental CV95 with these Platinums and the are possibly the best tires I've ever purchased. Important to my driving habits are Road Feel, Cornering, Braking, Acceleration & Wet Traction. Also Treadwear, Durability against NYC potholes and Value are vital. Said and done, this tire exceeds my expectations!This past Summer I had...  Read More

Tires for Your Daily Driver

Sometimes all we need is basic transportation - a way to get to work and then back home again. When it comes to simple driving, it is easy to forgo some features in exchange for reliability. One feature that should not be forgotten is tires. This is not to say that you need to break the bank, but arguably the most important safety feature on your vehicle is...  Read More

Three Tire Brands You Shouldn't Overlook When Shopping for Affordable Tires

It can be easy for a consumer to be overwhelmed by the dozens of tire brands available on the market. During the shopping process, unfortunately many tire shoppers often overlook unfamiliar brands of tires without actually looking into them first. It's understandable that very few people want to take the time to research all of the lesser-known brands of...  Read More

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 Kumho Ecsta STX KL12

So far so good. I bought these tires to replace a set of continentals and so far I am very pleased. Due to the sticky compound these tires are composed of, traction and cornering stability is awesome. I am also impressed with the wet weather performance even though my particular tires are wide, 255's on the front and 285's on the rear. At this point I cannot...  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 Ecsta PA31

The Dunlop SP 7000's that came with my accord were ok for dry but were mediocre in the rain and Snow. These Kumho's are better in every aspect except road noise, the PA31 can be a little noisy on concrete highways no problems on asphalt.Turn in and stability are great for the price and definitely better than stock unless some other moderately priced...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I got these tires for the wet weather traction to deal with the Florida climate. Overall they did perform well, but I am experiencing tread separation issues on 2 of the tires. I really wanted to like these tires, and I even recommended them to some friends because my initial experience was quite good.Enjoy these terrific tires, but keep alert to any low...  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

The Extreme Performance Summer Category Has Gotten More. . .Extreme!

With August upon on us, it won't be too long before the 2015 Tire Rack Solo National Championships arrive. If you're heading to Lincoln in September then you've most likely already made your tire choice. Wondering whether you picked the right tire? Want to know what else is out there? We've recently posted the official results of our latest Extreme...  Read More

Autocross Tire Test Results

Test results are in for some of the top autocross tires for this season. The test featured the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S, Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R, the Hankook Ventus R-S3 Version 2 (some of my early picks for this year's top contenders), as well as the Kumho Ecsta V720, which was a late addition to the field of SCCA eligible competitors.  Some of my...  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