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Re: Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 (archive)

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Posted by Q on October 13, 2001 at 08:33:32:

In Reply to: Bridgestone S-03 vs. Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 posted by James on October 13, 2001 at 04:24:34:

James, I have had a set of Kumho Ecsta Supra 712's on for about a year now. Since I have had them on for 4 seasons (northeastern Indiana) I have been very pleased with their perfomance-vs-price. Dry traction and performance if very good and quiet, wet performance is very good as well. Although I have a set of BF Goodrich Comp TA m+s, I didn't use them last winter. I never drove in any substantial snow with the Kumho's...they are basically 3 season tires...but I did get caught a couple of times in a light snowfall that slighty dusted the ground and with the combination of ASC and LSD they performed way above what I thought they would. Granted, when the temperatures fall into the 30's...you can feel that the tires are a bit harder. One of my best friends, who drives a 92 E32, had Yokohama A520's and when he replaced them this summer, he was impressed with the performance and price of the Kumho's and bought a set...his brother who drives a Lincoln Town Car was impressed as well, and bought a set for his Lincoln. Basically, the Kumho's are a great buy for the price...they have good daily driving performance wet and dry, and the treadwear quality is good, too. Just my experience and .02.

Q
91 735iL

Has any of you had any experience with either one of these tires? I've been trying to upgrade my stock wheels and I narrowed it down to these two tires. Kumhos appear to be fairly decent tires for the price (according to tirerack.com feedbacks) but the S-03s seem to be much much better for much much higher price and much shorter tread life.( like...12000-15000 miles if you're lucky according to Firestone guys in the area) I don't get much snow around here so I am not really concerned with that. Any input would be appreciated.
Oh, Kumhos were like ..around $550 and S-03s were around $850. Anyone know anybody who could do cheaper? (17 inch)

James
93 740iL
Seattle WA





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