Kumo Tires?

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  1. VR6in

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    Where can get em?

    I'm looking for a decent performance tire at a decent price......I've heard that Kumo's are ok. Opinions?
     
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    they are decent for the price your paying...

    I'll never buy them again though...once you go Toyo you never go back :D

    anyways Dartmouth Surplus sells Kumo's
     
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    Kumho's suck ASS!
     
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    Well I had Michelin Pilot Exolta's (sp?)......I loved them, but they are over $300 a piece and I'm not paying that again. So I'm looking for an alternative on a low budget.
     
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    What size tire do you run?
     
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    Also, do you want summer/performance or all season?
     
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    Just stock.....205/50/15.
     
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    like I said...for the money your paying...they are decent tires...but I noticed when I had a set they were basically 60+ % worn after the first summer!
     
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    Check out the Yokohoma ES100's. They are comprable in price to the Kum-ho's, but MUCH higher quality. Also look into the Dunlop FM901s. I have those on my GSR (that I don't drive, heh) and they are pretty good tires for the coin.. quiet yet decent performance.
     
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    I want a summer performance tire........Or anything that handles reasonably well.

    I'm selling the car but it needs new rubber, but I still don't wanna put crap on it.
     
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    Not just that, it's the fact that the sidewall is crap on them. You'll blow out the sidewall on a decent pothole, or you'll puncture it and you can't salvage the tire.

    If you do get Kumho's, get road hazard warranty FOR SURE because the tires truly do suck ass.

    They also get hella greasy after like 6 months of use. Not cool.
     
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    Get the Yokohama ES100's then. Hands-down the best choice in the price range.
     
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    yeah buying them at that size would cost you like 60 bucks a tire...comes to like 300 bucks or something like that for all 4 tires..and if you buy them now you might get them for 50 or 55 bucks a tire...

    I love my Toyo tires and definitely think waiting a couple months and driving on crap tires until you got a couple hundred more bucks to buy a better tire is the best bet...
     
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    Ok, thanks guys.........Who sells Yokohama's around here?
     
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    That was some pretty insane advice.

    If you need tires, that's not something you put off. Safety first, man.

    Speaking of which I need a new set of Continental ContiSport 2's... fuckin' $178/tire USD!
     
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    well I'm not worried about safety because the car is away for the winter so I'm not driving it. In fact I need new rubber for inspection, lol
     
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    Khumo's are great tires for the price. I have ran them for two seasons and had nothing bad to say about them. I imagine that Toyo's, etc. are better but they cost ya a lot more.

    I do a lot of highway travel in the summer and they are well mannered at high speeds (fairly quiet, good grip on wet/dry, etc).

    I picked up 16 inch khumo ecsta 712's (directional) for i think $114 @ Dartmouth Surplus last year.
     
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    Does Dartmouth Surplus sell anything othet then Khumo's?
     
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    I'm calling today for tires myself. I'll let you know!
     
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    Sweet, thanks man.
     
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    yo, they ain't got fuck all there right now for tires. Kuhmo's and Goodyear Esenza's, and that was it in a 205/50/16
     
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    Well are they getting any in or can they order?
     
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    www.tiretrends.ca

    good deals..lots of selection, canadian company.

    I just bought some hankook ventus HR-II

    haven't run them yet.. but i'll let you know.
     
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    Thanks a lot, some damn cheap prices on that site.
     
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    KUMHO's suck ass! - plain and simple - they are cheaper then cheap and they are that way for a reason - anyone who tells you they are a great tire -are lying or just simply can't afford anything better - THEY SUCK ASS
     
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    Kuhmo's.. I had a set .. neve had a problem...

    can't beat them for the price.. there is better WAY better.. but your paying for it.

    that's it .. no more no less
     
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    I realize that you get what you pay for.........Like I said earlier, the last tire I ran on my Jetta cost over $300 a piece. They were amazing, stuck to the road like glue but I got about a summer out of them.......I can't afford to spend that kinda coin each summer. I'm just looking for reasonably priced alternatives realizing that they are cheap for a reason.
     
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    If your going with stock size and stock rims.. I bet you'd love the kuhmos...
     
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    Yea they sell all kind of different brands. Just call and tell them what you want and they should have it. They also receive new shipments weekly and availability may vary.
     
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    Im no liar and can afford better.....BUT for the price, like i said in my original post, you can't beat what you get for the price.

    I have heard people complain about them, but i've also heard just as many people give positive feedback.

    Feedback like this makes me feel like im on Honda-Tech.
     
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    I feel like an idiot for all of these questions, but I'm really not up on many tire brands. My dad works for Michelin so I always get those, so now I'm just checking around...........Anyway, Toyo T1's good tires?
     
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    I've got them on my car, and they're awesome. Dry traction is as good as it gets without going to an r-compound tire, wet traction is crazy too.

    And, if it makes a difference to you, the Speed World Challenge used them as their spec tire last year. This year, they moved to the Toyo RA-1, an R-Compound DOT Race tire.
     
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    maybe if you have 15" rims - but when you get into a 17 ifyou wanna say they are the best bang for buck - i'll call you a liar to your face

    they suck! - they don't even have a warranty on them - break a belt and all of a sudden that $100 tire you just bought became a $200 tire casue youhave to replace it
     

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