Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

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Vehicle: 2008 BMW 550i Sedan Sport Package
Miles Driven on Tires: 16,000
Location: Arlington, TX
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
Follow-Up Review: 23,000 miles on tires
April 10, 2013
Okay, so I've driven about 7,000 miles on my tires since replacing the rears and adjusting out the camber in the rear...no noticeable wear at all on the inner edge. Perfectly even wear across the tire. Before, at around this mileage with the stock camber settings, there was very noticeable wear. I recommend that BMW owners adjust your camber to the neutral side of the OEM spec to drastically increase your rear tire wear! Minimal, if any change in the awesome BMW handling unless you're at the extreme limit. Front tire wear is astonishing....still unfazed after 23K miles. I can easily get 10K more miles out of those. Fantastic tire for the money and will get a set for the wife's Corvette!
Initial Review: 16,000 miles on tires
January 24, 2013

Just had service done to my car and was told that the inside of my current Hankook Ventus rear tires are worn to the belts after 16K miles. Absolutely not surprised considering the low tread rating and the excessive camber of the BMW's sport suspension setup. Front tires still have enough life left to probably last as long as the 2 new rears. Performance-wise, these tires are outstanding. Very quiet ride and they provide very good feedback. The soft compound really does strike a good balance between a compliant ride with a low profile, quite operation, and fantastic grip, unfortunately at the expense of tire wear. I plan on adjusting out some of the camber to as neutral as possible but still within spec for my replacement tires and I should see an improvement in tire life. Otherwise, you can't beat this tire for the price. I may try something different next time (Continental or Michelin, both with better treadwear ratings and equal performance, but more $$), but I'll always keep these as an option.

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