Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Vibe 2wd
Miles Driven on Tires: 8,000
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105
Initial Review: 8,000 miles on tires
January 19, 2012

With 32lbs of factory reccomended pressure for the first 2000 miles the tires handled and cornered great but had tire squirm. Raised the pressure to 35lbs and the squirm dissapeared. The tires firmed up and handle and corner even better now. It finally snowed here and the tires were very slippery on the snow and ice. Lowered the pressure to 28lbs and now they handle the snow and ice better. Now they are predictable on the ice and have better traction on the snow. Lower pressure gives the tires a little more flex. I like these tires and will overinflate 3 lbs in the summer spring and fall, but underinflate in the winter.This is good to do for most light weight cars.
I had the Kumho Solus KH16 before these tires and they were a hugh improvement over the Goodyear Eagles that were factory installed, and they were down to the cord at 64,000 miles. These Hankook tires are that much better than the Kumho's. Now if I could get 50,000 to 60,000 miles out of them I'll be really happy.

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