Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus GS430
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 3,000
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Driving Condition: Mostly City
Driving Style: Spirited
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
Follow-Up Review: 9,500 miles on tires
September 22, 2013
So it's been about nine months now on these tires and I have to say, they are still as good as when I first installed them. So far, it looks like they're going to age very well. I'll update this in a year or so.
Initial Review: 3,000 miles on tires
January 10, 2013

I was a little leery about buying these at first as I generally stick with the bigger name brands but I have to say, these are some great tires! When I purchased these, it was rain season so I was able to really test out the LXP's wet performance. They were excellent in the rain and only broke loose when I really got on it (V8 with 325 ft.lbs. torque) When it was dry, the grip was also very impressive especially when you consider the high wear rating. These tires also drove/tracked well and were nice and quiet. It was exactly what I wanted/expected in Grand Touring tire.

Now since I don't have a lot of miles on these, I can not say how well they're going to hold up so I'm very curious to see how well they maintain the various qualities (ride comfort, noise, traction, etc.) I've had other tires where these qualities when straight down the tube after a short time (Nittos and Pirellis in particular). Hopefully, these will age well.

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