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

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 had ECSTA 4's on my 09 Avalon they did not slip as much on street paint as the PA31's I just put on my 11 Avalon that why I got rid of my Michelins'with only 15000 miles on them. if I wear these out I will go back to the '4's otherwise I like these tires   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 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 Kumho Ecsta PA31

I really must be honest, I was never a fan of Kumho tires.....since I was not sure where our local tire sellers bought the brand from and especially the mileage was extremely poor. However, I decided to give the brand a chance, since Tire Rack and myself have such a wonderful relationship. I must really say.......I am impressed. Our Roads in Antigua &...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Outstanding tire. The original Michelins were too mushy and not confidence inspiring in winding turns, or slalom maneuvers. These tires, in addition to the comforting extra strength necessary for the V high speed rating, give more precise road feel to the driver, while sacrificing very little of the quiet and smoothness of the Michelins. I am extremely...  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 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 Ecsta PA31

I was surprised at how well this tires performed, particularly in winter conditions. This was the first all season tire I have used in the winter in quite some time. Before I had always put on dedicated winter tires. I was very pleased with the way this tire handles slush, snow and ice. The ride in dry conditions is also very quiet and comfortable with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

These tires replaced a set of Michelin MXV tires. They have excellent traction and adhesion in the rain. Good traction in the snow as well. An excellent value for the money, especially considering they cost almost half what the Michelins cost.   Read More