PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
anyone know about kumho tires??

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 29 Oct 2004, 05:46 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Boston, MA, USA.
Posts: 88
Default anyone know about kumho tires??

i am looking at a set of kumho hp4716 grand touring tires. they seem to rate favorably at tire rack. anyone have any real world experiance? (they are cheap and that worries me - 260 for 4 tires!)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 29 Oct 2004, 06:02 pm
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Orange, CA, USA.
Posts: 1,019
Default

I have no experience with that particular Kumho tire, but my Miata has Kumho Ecsta tires on it and, although not looked upon as a true high performance tire, they are considered the best "bang for the buck" for those on a budget. Kumho seem to be popular in the sport compact arena, again among those looking for a decent tire without breaking the bank. If they have the tread life rating you're looking for, and you can get a decent replacement warranty (road hazard, etc) they I don't see a real reason not to get them.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 29 Oct 2004, 06:06 pm
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Huntington Beach, CA, USA.
Posts: 1,799
Default

That is what Kumho's are know for, a good tire at a good price. You don't see a lot of high price advertising for them but they are a popular tire for people that know about them, particularly the sport compact crowd.
__________________
'03 Inferno Red GT, 5 speed, STAGE 1, Mopar BOV, Plastic Intake, Modified Upper and Lower Airbox, Custom Airbox-to-turbo pipe, Borla dual exhaust, Maddog Short Shifter, Drilled/Slotter Rotors, Ceramic Pads, chrome wheels, chrome door spears, AMP chrome fuel door, PT Cruiser 3rd light diffuser, H&R Springs, Rear Sway Bar added, MGW chrome door lock pulls, Blane's hood struts, Custom license plate mount, some interior dress up stuff...more to come
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 29 Oct 2004, 06:23 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Seattle, WA, USA.
Posts: 66
Default

I had the 17 X 7's (sorry, I can't remember which model)on my PT and was very satisfied. They seemed to stick well in the corners, had a good wear rate and didn't break the bank when I bought them.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 29 Oct 2004, 06:43 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: South Bend, IN.
Posts: 473
Default

I have the Kuhmo Victoracer V-700's shaved and heat cycled on my Miata.
They fit my requirements for Solo-II autocrossing.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 30 Oct 2004, 05:02 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: East Islip, NY, USA.
Posts: 494
Send a message via AIM to RallyDRock
Default

i have the ecsta supra 712s and they are relatively inexpensive, offer good traction that is predictable and are wearing nice and evenly. i am very happy with them and would buy another set of kumhos even though i was skeptical in the beginning.
__________________
www.cardomain.com/id/rallydrock
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Badyear tires strike again! SRG General PT Cruiser Discussions 40 20 Apr 2009 10:27 pm
Excellent Tires To Consider!! Gut Check General PT Cruiser Discussions 17 01 Sep 2006 04:43 am
18" 5 spoke chromes with Kumho tires SOLD PTTIM Classifieds: For Sale/Trade 4 23 Aug 2006 06:30 pm
FS: HUGE Wheels and Tires Lot ptcruzin42 Classifieds: For Sale/Trade 4 06 Jun 2006 10:41 pm
Compare tires on rims. KingKole02 Wheels, Tires, Suspension 6 15 Apr 2004 09:31 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 am.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors