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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' 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.

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 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)

93 740iL
Seattle WA

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