Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport
Friday, August 3, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport Package
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,000
Location: woodstock, MD
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Kumho Ecsta LE Sport
Follow-Up Review: 11,000 miles on tires
After 11,000 on them they still have about 65% life left I have rotated them 3 time and get an alignment about every 6 months. They still grip well in dry and wet. That being said I have had one other tire better on my last car but it was also $60 more per tire so they sill get my vote for a good bang for buck. They have seen more of a beating than ever before, now that I built my car and make more then double stock HP. they have held up well under hard acceleration out of corners + ect.<br><br> I would not say its the best tire out there but again for less than $100 each (size 225/45/17) very good for the money. I will not be buying them again for this car only because I need a heavier side wall and closer to R compound type tire.
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
I got these tires do to the good rating and nice price. I cant complain in any way I have some modding done to my Audi and they have handled everything I through at them. When I first got the tires, the first test was a 500 mile trip to TN and the some hard driving on the The Dragon/ Deals Gap. ( If you have been there this will mean more to you) They did very well on the highway drive down. On the dragon they also did well but the complained a lot when pushed hard In turns. It got better as they warmed up. They were stably and had good grip and let me know were the limit was. (AWD helps too). I would say for the price all in all they are a great tire! I will also say that I'm coming off the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW-2 and they are awesome tires very sticky! the Kumho's,Great tires period!