Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta V710

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Neon ACR SRT4
Miles Driven on Tires: 150
Location: Jackson, MI
Driving Condition: Track/Autocross
Driving Style: Spirited
Kumho Ecsta V710
Follow-Up Review: 200 miles on tires
September 27, 2011
I should have noted in my first note - heat cycle these tires properly. I've had great success with Tire rack's heat cycle. I bought one set without heat cycle, and they did not last near as long, and fell off in performance with age. I have run 225/50R16 and 215/40R16's on my car. I was shocked to find on the front I could run the 225/50's down as low as 32 psi on Topeka's slippery asphalt. I typically ran 38 psi on concrete. I've been VERY happy with the Kumhos. Would have tried a Hoosier if only they had a good size that fit.
Initial Review: 150 miles on tires
October 20, 2006

I ran 225/50R16s on my SRT4 ACR. With stock shocks, these tires were a little mushy, the turn in wasnt precise and was a bit slow. After installing some nicely tuned Konis, the car behaved much better with these tires (turn in was sharper and faster). The first set of tires lasted 150 autocross runs, though only 12 were on concrete. The second set lasted about 80 runs, but included about twice as many concrete runs, which is when most of the wear occured. On the first set of tires, I was first in PAX at a local event in Ohio on the day that I finally killed them off, so even if they do loose a little bit of performance with age, they were still good enough after 150 runs to win PAX at an event.

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