Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy HP

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.


Michelin Primacy HPReviewer's Overall Rating: 4

2013 Scion FR-S
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Vista, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 21, 2013

These tires are terrible. No grip in the rain at all. Even in the dry they have trouble gripping the road. That's not even during spirited driving, just casual cruising. Not good in a car with only 200hp.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta 4XReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.71

2006 Scion xB
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Ventura, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
November 02, 2012

Scions are loud inside anyway, so if you get a quiet tire, you notice it immediately. These are the best I've used that way...hands down.The cars' not fast, but being lowered, swaybars, etc, it sticks VERY WELL w/ these tires with NO lean. Yokahamas S were slightly better, but NOISY. Treadwear is looking very good thus far. Again...also the best I've seen thus far. Wish you were still doing the rebate.....I'd buy another set right now, just to have them when that time comes again (replacement).

Winter / Snow Tires Are a Must for The New Subaru BRZ

Monday, October 22, 2012 by Zig Ziegler

The collaboration between Subaru and Toyota has created a lot of buzz and anticipation for car enthusiasts. Both companies had previous success in the sports car market with the Toyota Supra and Subaru SVX, and drivers have been waiting for a fun sports car from both again. This new rear-wheel drive platform promises to reignite the fan base of both manufacturers.

Tire Rack's parking lot now has a nice assortment of both the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ in many colors and customized in different ways. Our employees that bought these new sports cars knew what was approaching this winter. All of the Subaru BRZ models and a majority of the Scion FR-S vehicles came factory installed with 215/45R17 Michelin Primacy HP tires, which is a Grand Touring Summer tire. If you drive the BRZ or FR-S in cold weather, snow and ice, a separate set of winter / snow tires will be needed.

We offer plenty of options to keep your new BRZ or FR-S going when winter weather is at its worst. Take a look at the cost-effective recommended Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package consisting of the 205/55R16 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 mounted to a 16X6.5 black steel wheel. We'll also install new TPMS sensors in your winter package for an additional $62 per wheel.

Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
Black Steel Wheel
Black Steel Wheel


If you would like to reuse your existing 17" wheels, you can mount the 215/45R17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 to your current wheels. Keep in mind you'll have to pay someone to mount and balance your summer and winter / snow tires twice per year, so buying wheels with your winter tires can pay for themselves relatively quickly.

Create a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for your Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ today!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A

Friday, October 19, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle RS-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 3.86
 
 

2011 Scion xB
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Miles driven on tires: 29,000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 29,000 Miles on Tires
October 14, 2012

I had these tires on my 2011 scion xb, they have been on since the day i bought it in 2010. i am still a teenager so I do drive a little faster and more aggressive than most people. I take my turns slightly faster so I do notice these tires performance in the dry isnt really great, I feel these tires slip all the time even when i first bought the car. I lose traction when i gas it from a stop, I feel them slide making turns, and don't even get me started in the wet. It is 20 times worse, I have to drive slower than a grandma literally, these tires are horrible in the rain. I thought it was just the way i drive that I'm only getting such little mileage from these tires but reading everyones reviews show that I'm in the average ball park range of 30K.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle RS-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.27
 
 

2009 Scion xB
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Desha, AR
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
September 25, 2012

Although these tires came stock on the car I kept them when I switched to a 7" wide MB Boost rim. They hardly ever saw any city driving unless it was one I was traveling through on the way to the V.A. Hospital or to visit my Children/GrandChildren. I dive offensively, having learned in Europe. These tires barely made 25,000 miles before they were down to 3/10" and showing the wear bars. The did a fairly decent job in summer driving but in rain they dropped off dramatically and in light snow they were very iffy. In 4-6" of snow they were dangerous. I will never buy a set to put back on my car

 

Best Tires for Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

Monday, October 8, 2012 by Steve Huffman

The new Scion FR-S and its twin the Subaru BRZ have made a big splash in the rear-wheel drive coupe market. These vehicles offer fun at an affordable price to go along with modern styling. Both of these vehicles come equipped with the Grand Touring Summer Michelin Primacy HP. While this tire does great during the warm summer months, it's not designed to handle near-freezing temperatures, icy conditions and snow-covered roads. Coupled with the fact that it's on a rear-wheel drive car, these vehicles aren't going anywhere in winter conditions without a little help.

Fortunately, they come with a very common and popular tire size, the sporty 215/45R17. My favorite Ultra High Performance All-Season tire in this size is the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position. This tire offers great handling, a comfortable ride, all-season traction and a 40,000-mile treadlife warranty. Another tire I like in this performance category is Kumho's Ecsta 4X. This tire provides good handling, traction and a 40,000-mile treadlife warranty all at a valued price.

Since these vehicles come equipped with a dedicated summer tire, it's worth considering a dedicated winter tire to get the best of both worlds. If you experience bad weather during the winter months, take a look at the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70. In fact, this is the same tire I use on my own RWD sedan. The tire provides traction on winter's slushy, snow-covered and icy roads, all while delivering wintertime traction and control that inspires driver confidence.

Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS
Pole Position
Kumho Ecsta 4X
Kumho Ecsta
4X
Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
Bridgestone Blizzak
WS70


Combining the Blizzak WS70 with one of our affordable wheel options, including steel wheels, creates a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package that'll let you conquer winter's harshest conditions. It'll also allow you to conveniently change the tires yourself, eliminating having to go to a local shop every spring and fall to have them changed out. To ensure your new tires and wheels are installed properly, read "How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package."

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama S.drive Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.12
 
 

2008 Scion tC
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Orlando, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
September 07, 2012

This tires lasted me almost 2yrs with me driving and occasionally Racing down the Track, Great Grip when turning they felt great no noise watsoever, and i cant ask for more just wished they lasted longer but since i am spirited driver i cant count on them to last long, but overall great tire.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KH25

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Solus KH25Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.38

2005 Scion xA
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Bensalem, PA
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
September 22, 2012

Khumo should pull these tires out of the market. They are damaging their brand name. I've owned Khumos Ecstas and they were great but these Solus have less than 10k miles and I feel like I'm driving a Jeep with large off-road tires because of the noise. And I drive a Scion...
I was ready to replace wheel bearings because I never thought the tires would make all that noise and at such low miles...
Avoid these tires!! You've been warned!!

Have a New FR-S or BRZ? Read This Before the Snow Falls.

Monday, September 24, 2012 by Ben Rooney

Do you have the new Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ? Your summer tires are designed for optimum grip and handling in warm weather. However, they'll be skittish in below freezing temperatures and even slicker in the snow. Summer tires combined with light weight and rear-wheel drive make this is a car that definitely needs winter / snow tires if you live in a climate that experiences ice, snow and cold temperatures.

Fortunately, there are a number of good options available. We have a standard recommended Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for buyers looking for the most snow traction for their money. Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 tires and black stamped steel wheels offer maximum snow and ice traction while keeping the cost down. To see why Bridgestone's Blizzak winter tires live up to their reputation, read "Bridgestone Blizzak FAQs."

Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package
Steel Wheels
Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
Bridgestone Blizzak WS70


If you would like an alloy wheel or a winter / snow tire with a higher speed rating and sportier handling, visit our winter headquarters to browse and build your own package. 

The New Low Rolling Resistance Bridgestone Ecopia EP422

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by Marshall Wisler

Designed with fuel economy in mind, the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 reduces the amount of resistance to the road surface for a smooth ride and cost savings at the pump. While I have never been a fan of promising huge mileage bumps, the change of even one mile per gallon can offer a significant savings over the tires' life. 

The Ecopia EP422 is developed for the drivers of coupes, sedans, minivans and small crossover vehicles looking for year-round traction, handling and comfort with reduced environmental impact. Ecopia EP422 tires also help enhance fuel economy by reducing tire rolling resistance along with the vehicle's carbon dioxide (C02) emissions while delivering year-round, all-season traction, even in light snow.

This tire, which has been highly rated by consumers, seems to work well as a competitively priced Grand Touring All-Season. The tire features a symmetrical tread pattern, which I favor over others due to its rotational ability and likeliness to generate less noise as the tire wears. See what drivers are saying about the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 and why it's well received by our customers:

"A fantastic, inexpensive tire. Tires are quiet, have great traction and help deliver great mileage. I have experienced no problems in highway driving, turning or braking. They are so good I will probably get them for my compact SUV. I could not be happier with these tires, especially considering the price." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2010 Toyota Prius IV

"I would give these tires a 9.5/10 on all counts. Quiet, smooth, brakes well on dry and wet surfaces. The cornering is good given the size and suspension of the car. I also put these tires on a 2009 Scion xB and the wear on both cars has been excellent. I have the tires rotated and alignment checked every oil change. I highly recommend the Ecopia tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review 2007 Toyota Avalon XLS

"My Jetta drives like a different car since the switch from the stock Bridgestone tires. Much quieter and more comfortable ride and feels more stable over rough surfaces. Highway fuel economy has increased from a range of 42-44 MPG to a range of 44-47 MPG. Traction in heavy traffic at 65-75 mph in a heavy downpour was impressive considering the obvious hydroplaning other vehicles were experiencing (I pulled out of traffic as soon as I found a diner and waited for the rain to let up). -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L

Available in 32 sizes ranging from 15"-18" this tire is designed to fit the needs of most light duty passenger vehicles and select SUVs. 

 

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta SPT

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta SPTReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.43

2010 Scion tC
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Miles driven on tires: 1,200
Location: Valley City, ND
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,200 Miles on Tires
September 06, 2012

First impression, I'm very impressed. Tread pattern is aggressive looking, handles very well and a huge increase in responsiveness over my factory yokohama's, much quieter too. Drove in the pouring rain last night 75mph and didn't detect any hydroplaning. I will update this review when I get farther down the road. If it continues at this rate I see myself buying a new set when the time comes.

Tires for My New Subaru BRZ

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by Cy Chowattukunnel

Although I was sad to say goodbye to my Prelude, I'm very happy with my new BRZ.

It has all the traits of my ideal car: weighs less than 3,000 lbs., handles great, seats four people if needed and priced around $25,000 (pretty close, I paid $26,680).

My final requirement was that it's got to be quick. How fast is fast enough? A six-something 0-60 is all I need. It's all relative, so if we're comparing the BRZ against the Dodge Challenger SRT8, then yes, by that comparison it's underpowered. However, in the real world, the BRZ is plenty quick for most drivers.

As one of my earlier posts stated,the FT-86 can definitely use some better tires for even crisper steering and improved dry grip. I'm actually a little surprised at how firm the car rides. The car definitely rides harder than my old Prelude SH, so I'm inclined to change the tires to the smoothest Extreme Performance Summer tire, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11.

215/45-17 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 $202*
215/45R17 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
225/45-17 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 $212*
225/45R17 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11


The optimum size for a BRZ or Scion FR-S running the 7" wide 48mm offset Original Equipment wheels is 215/45R17 because compared to 225/45R17 it provides better steering response and gearing. I'll probably run 225/45R17 because it's a very common tire size. I like to run common sizes so I can get seat time with different tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport PS2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9

2005 Mazda RX-8 6-speed
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Miles driven on tires: 33,000
Location: riverview, fl
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 33,000 Miles on Tires
August 14, 2012

Theses PS2 tires are excellent. They are the Michael Phelps of max performance tires. Great performance in all areas. The first thing I noticed was the extreme ride quality and low road noice like a well rounded quality wine. Balence! My RX-8 handles more precisly.Diver confidence more improved than before. Every tire may perform slightly different on different cars but this performance report I'm giving is very true when placed on a stock 6-speed rx-8. 225/40/18 are the ones I used. Very low unsprung weight.Excellent in the rain too. Tight and planted to the road. Acceleration feels improved as well. The ratings on tire rack do reflect the real world performance when placed on the rx-8. The only thing I disagree with is the tire treadwear ratings. My ps2 tires have 33,000 miles on all four and had mazda's mechanic measure their remaining tread depth. The lowest tire depth is a 4 mm, two more at 5 mm,and one at 6 mm a 10 mm means new tire. What this means is I still have about 30 % or 1/3 tire life left, even after having 33,000 miles on them. Amazing! They could last as long as 40,000 milesor a total of three years. This is because the rx-8 has a good balance suspension 50/50 weight distribution, low cg. and lower torque than other sports cars 161 pounds at best. If it were a mustang, camaro etc. we are talking more than twice the torque which wears down the tread faster. They are heavier too. less weight helps. So if you drive a car simular to in size weight torque amount say like a scion FR-S / RX-8 get these these are a steel. They last long, for champaign quality performance in all of tire rack's rating areas. I just bought the PSS which I understand, in theory, they perform even better in all areas. Will send an honest, true report about them soon. Stay tooned! lol!

Eibach Pro-Kit Springs for the 2013 Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ Now In Stock

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by Cy Chowattukunnel

Have you been waiting for Eibach to release Pro-Kit Springs for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ? Well, they are now in stock and one of my co-workers has already installed them on his BRZ. 

 

 

 

Eibach makes the same Pro-Kit Springs for both the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. The average lowering is about an inch for both the front and rear. In addition to looking great, the Eibach Pro-Kit provides a great balance between ride and overall handling. Compared to his BRZ on stock springs, my co-worker has noticed the following:

  1. The car feels like it is stuck to the road, especially when the road is smooth.
  2. There is much less body roll with the Eibach Springs and the car corners better. You can dive into a corner and feel very safe and comfortable with the car.
  3. The feel is very tight when going in and out of corners.

Eibach Pro-Kit FAQ:

  1. What are the Pro-Kit's spring rates? The Eibach Pro-Kit Springs are progressive rate springs. Their rate varies with the amount of spring compression. The more compression, the stiffer the spring. Therefore, minor road imperfections cause less spring compression and will result in the springs working at a lower rate for a better ride compliance.

    During fast cornering, hard braking and rapid acceleration you'll get dynamic weight transfer from front to back, and side to side. Greater weight compresses the springs more so they act at higher rates for better vehicle control.

    The actual spring rate range is 48-200 lbs./in for the front and 103-274 lbs./in for rear.
     
  2. What wheels and tires are on your co-worker's vehicle? He's running 245/35ZR18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports with 18x8 ET48 5-100 gold O.Z. Racing Alleggerita wheels.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2

Monday, June 25, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75

2005 Scion xB
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Miles driven on tires: 39,000
Location: Honolulu, HI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 39,000 Miles on Tires
June 24, 2012

never knew it would this long as it has on my xB, even though it has a treadwear rating of 300...it's wearing more from uv deterioration...! this is one -------- of a tire for handling ...i trust this KDW2 tire...!!!

Wheel and Tire Fitments for Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S Now Available

Friday, June 22, 2012 by Marshall Wisler

Since the release of the Subaru BRZ and its twin the Scion FR-S, we have been able to get both vehicles to Tire Rack's headquarters for measurements. First indication is that these very capable cars have been very "under tired" from the factory. Despite its excellent poise and impressive skidpad numbers, the BR-Z and FR-S are shod with a narrow 215/45-17 all-season tire from the factory. Such a fitment, although good for fuel efficiency and tread life, severely inhibits the cars' true performance. The wheels also seem a bit too narrow and use a very conservative high offset which makes them appear sunken into the fenders.

Based upon our measurements, these two cars are capable of running a 245 width tire on all four corners -- utilizing anywhere between a 17"-19" wheel. If you're wanting to run a staggered set-up, the rear fender arches can accommodate a width up to 265mm with the correct wheel.

Autocross and track driving participants will likely wish to use a square set-up to maintain the car's balance. The hot set-up for these, in my opinion, would be a 17x8 wheel using a 245/40-17 tire at all four corners. This tire size allows for many popular street tires to be installed including the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08, Bridgestone Potenza RE-11, Kumho Ecsta XS, Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec and Hankook Ventus R-S3. Are you looking to utilize a purely competition tire? You may find interest in the Hankook Ventus Z214, BFGoodrich g-Force R1, Hoosier A6 or Hoosier R6

With many tire choices available, as well as a large inventory of wheels from manufacturers like Enkei Racing Series, O.Z. Racing and Sparco, the best way to start looking for your desired set-up is to view our Tire & Wheel Packages.

Scion Tires and Wheels for the tC

Friday, June 8, 2012 by Cy Chowattukunnel

Scion has always been proud about their wide choice of accessories and options that let you personalize your vehicle. However, can you really get a one-of-a-kind look with dealer options?

If you want to take your Scion down the path less traveled, go beyond the dealer catalog. Focusing on wheel choices for the tC, the vehicle offers a good combination of low weight, decent handling and Toyota reliability. We provide a wide variety of unique options for both the original tC (2005-2010) and second-generation models.

 

Four distinctive wheel choices that you won't see on every other Scion tC are the 18x8 ET45 anthracite painted Borbet LV5, the 18x8 ET45 black with red accent Axis Xcite, the 18x8 ET45 machined with graphite accent O.Z. Racing David and the 18x8 ET 45 Sparco Assetto Gara available in black, blue, bright silver, bronze, gold, green, matte graphite, orange, red and white.

 

18x8ET45 Anthracite Painted Borbet LV5 $211*
18x8ET45 Anthracite Painted Borbet LV5 $211*
18x8ET45 Black W/Red Accent Axis Xcite $199*
18x8ET45 Black w/Red Accent Axis Xcite $199*
18x8ET45 Machined W/Graphite Accent OZ David $249**
18x8ET45 Machined w/Graphite Accent OZ David $249*
18x8ET45 White Sparco Assetto Gara $172*
18x8ET45 White Sparco Assetto Gara
$172*

 

Each of the four options will work with your 225/45-18 Original Equipment tires and accept the O.E. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors. If you prefer the look a wider tire, both 235/45-18 and 245/40-18 are compatible sizes. The 235/45-18 won't provide enough increased width to make a noticeable difference.

Scion TC FAQ:

  1. What does 18x8 ET45 mean? 18x8 means the wheel is 8" wide and ET45 means the wheel has a 45mm offset. Your second-generation tC O.E. wheel is 7.5" wide with a 39mm offset. This means the edge of an 18x8.5  ET45 wheel will be in the same place relative to the fender compared to the O.E. wheel. The edge of the wheel will be .35mm "out" towards the fender compared to the O.E. wheel. I calculated .35 mm by adding one-half of the 1/2" wheel width difference (6.35mm) and subtracting 6mm higher offset difference. Higher offsets push the wheel "in" towards the rotor and lower offsets push the wheel "out" towards the fender.
     
  2. I'm concerned about the replacement cost of Scion tC O.E. tires, are there other choices that'll work for my vehicle? Most first-generation TCs came with the 215/45-17 Yokohama S32A that currently sells for $274* each, while second-generation models are running the 225/45-18 Toyo Proxes A20 ($290*) and Yokohama AVID S34F ($217*). When it comes time to replace the O.E. tires, you'll find several options that may work better with your budget including the Kumho Ecsta 4X, Yokohama AVID ENVigor and Bridgestone Potenza RE970 AS Pole Position.

*Prices subject to change

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Exclaim UHP

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Exclaim UHPReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.71

2006 Scion xA
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Greensburg, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
May 24, 2012

This was one of the tires that was rated very highly by past reviewers. I use my vehicle for work that includes travel up and down the east coast, I prefer to use my own car rather than a lease/rental car. I have only 2000 miles on these tires so far and love them. They grip very well, and are quiet on the highway. I have been known to drive between jobs at high rates of speed, and the tires inspire confidence in doing so.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Friday, May 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta 4X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.86
 
 

2006 Scion XB
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Ventura, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
April 24, 2012

Second only to the Yokahama S Sports I had in cornering (which was VERY good), but these are MUCH quieter - a HUGE plus in a Scion XB. Very good in what little rain we get around here. Very smooth and tight on highway 33 - the road of multiple turns (lots of fun for a "toaster" w/ swaybars/ lowered suspension). I was hesitant as Kumho not my first choice, but Tirerack Rep. on phone highly recommended them........thanks for that

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TRZ

Friday, May 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID TRZReviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2006 Scion xB
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Miles driven on tires: 200
Location: Winter Park , FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
April 27, 2009

I purchased these tires for my xB based on several factors, the 2 most important being the excellent reviews for being quiet, and the next, having an 80k mile treadwear warranty. I noticed on other reviews that several people seem to be wearing them out rapidly tho :(

The tires have a nice, assymetrical tread, the rain grooves are wide, contributing to excellent handling in the wet. They do indeed give a very quiet ride. The rubber is soft compared to other tires I've used, so the mileage issues might be real. Overall ride is excellent. A friend installed them for me and he commented that they were very "true" and took hardly any wheel weights which tells me they have excellent manufacturing tolerances.

My vehicle is light and doesn't have the best of suspension so I'm very pleased so far at how well these tires perform. I'll update my review as I rack up some real mileage :)