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Kumho Ecsta 4X KU22
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Kumho Ecsta 4X KU22
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Tire Size: 245/50ZR17
Serv. Desc: 99W
UTQG: 420 AA A
Sidewall: BW
Max Load: 1709 lbs
SKU: 2137523
Warranty (mi.) 40,000

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Diameter: 26.7"   Rim Width: 7.5" ( 7" to 8.5" )   Tread Width: N/A
Max Inflation: 51 psi   Section Width: 10"   Weight: N/A
Max Load (Dual): N/A   Tread Depth: 10/32"   Ply Rating: N/A
Revs Per Mile: 778/mi.        
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Phenomenal wet and dry handling with mild snow traction capabilities
Excellent cornering and traction forces on both wet and dry pavement
Advanced tread design delivers outstanding ride comfort
Road Hazard Program within the first 2/32-inch of original tire depth

3.7 out of 5Submitted by Zach in Kansas on 1/1/2015
(2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT)

As far as Ultra High Performance All-Season tires go, these live up to their expectations in every place except mileage. Living in Kansas, wet traction is never a problem during the rainy season. Hydroplaning is always possible, moreso when the tires are worn, but there's always plenty of noticeable warning for correction before the tires lose grip entirely. Snow traction leaves a little to be desired, but I've never gotten stuck even in fairly high snowdrifts, and these aren't winter tires and can't be expected to perform as such. Dry traction is outstanding, these tires perform almost as well as good summer tires. There's still a little wheel spin on the hardest launches, but for what they are they grip surprisingly well. Driving hard like this might be what's caused my sets of tires to all be worn out around 20k miles, but I've never made it near the 40k suggested tread life. Cornering is wonderful, very tight and crisp response, little to no noticeable rolling even in high-speed sharp turns. I'd definitely recommend these tires, as they cover all the bases as far as safety goes, and for the money you can't really complain about the lower tread life the Kumho's are often known for.

Would Buy Again 4/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 3/5  
Wet Traction 4/5   Cornering Stability 4/5  
Dry Traction 4/5   Steering Response 4/5  
Snow Traction 3/5        

1 out of 5Submitted by raymond in California on 5/20/2014
(2000 Toyota Celica GT)

Lie about warranty. Bought an 80,000 mi warranty tire that only lasts 40,000 with normal driving. Of course, the prorated warranty only applies in the first 3 years (who drives 80K in 3 years). DO NOT BUY Kumho EVER!

Would Buy Again 1/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 1/5  
Wet Traction 1/5   Cornering Stability 1/5  
Dry Traction 1/5   Steering Response 1/5  
Snow Traction 1/5        

4.15 out of 5Submitted by Troy in North Carolina on 2/18/2014
(2003 Honda S2000 Base Rear)

The Honda S2000 is a very light but very fast roadster. Original tires were Bridgestone Potenza. They were the "stickiest" of all tires I ever had on the car. Great tires. However, the rears lasted about 10,000 miles. Goodyear Eagles didn't last much longer than the Bridgestones and didn't have the grip. Kumho Ecsta tires were almost as sticky as the Potenzas and Eagles, but they lasted over twice as long - 20,000+ miles on the rear, should get at least 25,000 on the fronts. In addition, they are significantly less expensive than either Bridgestone or Goodyear. If you have a lightweight, high-performance car, you won't be disappointed with Kuhmo Ecsta tires.

Would Buy Again 5/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 3/5  
Wet Traction 4/5   Cornering Stability 5/5  
Dry Traction 5/5   Steering Response 5/5  
Snow Traction 2/5        

2.55 out of 5Submitted by Kevin in Utah on 3/27/2013
(2007 Dodge Charger R/T (RWD))

This is the FIRST time I have ever posted a comment on line about my experience or result of ANY product but because of the lack of care by the tire manufacturer I believe it is very appropriate. I find it VERY easy for me to say these tires are JUNK. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone, not even someone I dislike. My car is a 2007 Dodge Charger RT with 39,000 original miles. I purchased the new tires mostly because I liked the look of the Kumho and the original tires were about half worn. After 10 months and ONLY 12,000 miles and one rotation, they are completely BALD. The tire shop insists the problem is the car or driver. I am sure it’s because my car is a Dodge Charger RT and they seem to think, either me or my wife are simply burning the tires off. Not like it matters but I have been in Law Enforcement for 12 years and don’t have any desires to burn the tires off my car and money out of my wallet. My wife drives the car probably 80% of the time and for the most part doesn’t even speed. The car is driven mostly on the freeway. I had a shop check my car's alignment, shocks, and anything else which may have caused the extremely rapid wearing of the tires. I’m not very mechanically inclined but he said he made a SLIGHT adjustment to the alignment but it wasn’t bad enough to cause any unusual wearing of the tires. So in conclusion, unless you have enough money to purchase new tires every 6 months, I would recommend any other tire besides the Kumho Ecsta’s. I say you will need to purchase every 6 months because I should have purchased new tires 4 months and probably 4,000 miles ago. (Yes they are that bad, and unsafe and now my car is parked until I can save enough money to purchase new ones.) For those who are saying the math doesn’t add up with the vehicle’s miles, just to explain a little for credibility purposes, we drove the car VERY LITTLE for the first 5 years. In 2012 my wife changed jobs and decided if it’s not snowing and the roads are not icy she wants to drive the Charger regularly. Basically we went from 23,000 miles the first 5 years to 16,000 miles the last year. I truly hope this post will help someone make the decision for you, your family, and your car.

Would Buy Again 1/5   Hydroplaning Resistance 3/5  
Wet Traction 3/5   Cornering Stability 4/5  
Dry Traction 4/5   Steering Response 4/5  
Snow Traction 1/5        

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