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      01-11-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Kumho all-season tires... Are they worth it?

Hi,

Creating various packages on tire rack, I noticed the Kumho all-seaon tires - Kumho Ecsta 4x got pretty good reviews. Even tire rack test results speak highly of their grip etc. And they're priced pretty cheap. Have anyone actually tried these tires besides the reviews on tire rack?

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=151

These were tested against:
General G-MAX AS-03 (Ultra High Performance All-Season 225/45R17 91W)
Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105 (Ultra High Performance All-Season 225/45R17 94W)
Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W) (Ultra High Performance All-Season 225/45R17 94W)

And that too on a 328i E92

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      01-11-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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Go with General G-MAX AS-03 or Kumho Ecsta 4x. They seem to be the popular choice with our tire packages with all season tires.
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Kumho 4xs should be fine for everyday driving. There are other all-seasons that I might go with, but they are priced higher (Continental ExtremeContact DWS).
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      01-12-2012, 12:27 AM   #4
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Go with General G-MAX AS-03 or Kumho Ecsta 4x. They seem to be the popular choice with our tire packages with all season tires.
Really? Kumho are actually good tires? At the price point it's hard to believe.
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I have 18" Kumho Ecsta ASX. For the 1st 10k miles, they are fine. Low noise, good grip. After that, they become very noisy. They are useless even in light snow. I can't even drive up my driveway which is not steep at all. I will not buy them again.
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For a daily, I think the Platinums are a very good value.
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