had Kumho on my Mustang when I got it 245x45x17 they,IMO leave alot to be desired,i quess for the money their ok,put goodrich kdws on a year ago and I love them but I have run goodrich tires for over 20 years now.My wife has a Harley F-150 I put a tire called Hancook on it they are 20's they were not expensive and they seem to be doing fine only been on far 3-4-months now
Looks like you are looking for a performance tire. In that case I don't know if Kumhos would be my first choice.
I did run a set of "skinnies" Kumhos on my last Camaro they held up very well. In fact I just bought another set of skinnies for my current project (Kumhos again). I won't be carving any canyons though.
The quality seems to be fine with the ones I have.
I recently instaled 17" Kumhos, and the only thing I can praise about them, at least for now, is the nice color of the smoke they produce in hard launches. My other set of tires, barely produced any smoke. (*not talking about burn outs tho)
Kumho's win more SCCA auto crosses than any other tire. When you talk about them it's important do be more specific as to which model. They make many different styles/grades. Thier best street tire in the ECSTA MX
I've run Kumhos on 3 vehicles in 15", 16" and 17" sizes. They are ok but wear quicker than any other tire I've used. If I get them again its going to be the newer MX models. BTW, I'm surprised how many folks pronounce them "Cum-hoes" when they read the name. Not good. Goodrich is a French company and they can kiss my a**! Lots of great tires out there to choose from and seems like more every time I look. I watch Tirerack for their specials and have gotten some very good deals. I paid about $89 each for the Z rated Pirelli 265/40-17s I have on my Firebird.
I have had a set of kumhos and can tell you that the Fuzion tire from Bridgestone is 5 times the tire. I got to go on a Drive and Learn sponsered by Bridgestone and damn, that fuzion out preformed the Kumho, nitto, Hankook. A little insight though,. Firestone had reintroduced the Wide oval this year and the price is not bad. On my 2000 SS i put on Daytona ZR and they handle awesome(the wide oval was not out yet).
From what I've seen, the Kumho tires, regardless of which model has not been a model of consistency. Treadlife is okay if you can live with the vibration and noise. I've always run Yokohamas. A great bang for the buck tire is Nitto. The Fusion by Bridgestone/Firestone seems to be nice as well but I've not seen them with alot of mileage on them. Dunlop also has a new line of nicely priced high performance tires.
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