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View Poll Results: What tire do you think is better?
General Exclaim UHP 20 60.61%
Kumho Ecsta SPT 13 39.39%
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      03-19-2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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General Exclaim UHP vs. Kumho Ecsta SPT

Which do you think is a better tire, General Exclaim UHP or Kumho Ecsta SPT? I'm looking to buy 19's.
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      03-20-2008, 12:00 AM   #2
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      03-20-2008, 04:29 AM   #3
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I have 19" GE's on my e92. Rears went bald in 3k miles. The reason I bought the GE's is because I heard the Kumho's went bald too fast. Guess I can't win.
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dont save on tyres guys... get the best you can afford. 19in bling on cheapo rubber is not very wise i think.

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      03-20-2008, 11:26 AM   #5
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It looks like to two are pretty even.
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      03-20-2008, 11:36 AM   #6
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SPT's do go bald fast. Falken FK-452's are in the same price range and are a much better tire. Go for those!
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      03-20-2008, 12:01 PM   #7
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There are a few threads comparing these tires, search for more info.

The Kumho SPT has a bit faster steering response and better dry grip, while I found the General is a bit softer riding and it should wear a bit longer as well.

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      03-20-2008, 01:06 PM   #8
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Pretty equivalent tires but I would give the nod to the Generals for the slight price advantage.
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      03-20-2008, 10:07 PM   #9
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Dont forget the Generals are lighter as well.
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      03-20-2008, 11:21 PM   #10
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the reviews of general on the tire rack is a lot better than that of kumho tho
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I have driven on a set of the generals and was not a fan. I just wouldnt skimp out on the rubber you ride your life on.
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....odel=Ecsta+SPT
^Kumho Ecsta SPT

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....el=Exclaim+UHP
^General Exclaim UHP

You decide. I have the General Exclaim UHP on my M6 Time-attacks, and I have no complains They're great tires, just not for tracking.. so if you take your car tracking with these tires.. please save up for better tires
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I dont understand why you guys say the SPT wear out fast. My tires lasted 20K and could've lasted more if I didn't have so much neg. camber. Only thing I don't like is they're pretty heavy.
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