Hold on well in the dry but....
My car sits in the garage all week,brand new wheels and these tyres on the front.discovered steering shake when driving off intially. Bit of research discovered that these are notorious for flat spotting when sitting for extended periods. Very soft compound,good for grip,not good for sitting.Explains why the shake eventually went away. They sit on 20"rims on my fg falcon.wont be getting these again.
They hang on but start saving for new tires immediately
Good tire. Smooth, quiet, very good grip wet and dry but you may be replacing them within 12 months. They are on our second car (towing mostly) I noticed wear within months, moved them all around the car to even out wear but now they're all at their wear indicators. This car isn't driven every day and needed replacing at 13 months, The car I drive every day does 600k a week on kumho KH17 fitted 2 months later and will probably need replacing around the end of 2017.
Good grip in most situations, 3-6 month wear time max
Although these are sometimes on excellent special prices, these tyres simply do not last long enough to be good value (fitted to a 2009 VE Commodore).
The grip in wet and dry great, silent on highways, handle great. But they are a soft compound and compared to closely priced Bridgstones RE92, they get half the lifespand for identical driving conditions.
The grip, noise and handling of the Bridgstones is better in most scenarios.
10+ years ago I used to run dunlop exclusively on my cars, they too also had a very soft compound.
For modern, heavy cars, I don't recommend these tyres. They wear out too fast.
For older, lighter cars, the softer compound offers grip and handling these cars would have never had previously.
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What compound are these ?
The compound of these tyres are as follows:
1. Optimal 4 season performance delivered by applying endurance race proven new concept silica. ...2. High Grip Resin - Improvement of both grip power and traction capability by applying HGR (High Grip Resin). 3. High dispersible & particle size silica By applying brand new nano-size Silica, optimises wear and wet traction capability without compromise. The Tread: 1. Handling - Inside tread - Improves water clearance for high levels of wet weather performance. 2. Outside tread - Optimises cornering performance. 3. Long lasting wear - Extended wear rates - Multi-angled tread block stiffens the tread area for greater strength. 4. Low noise- Tread pitch sequencing - Delivers low noise levels for day to day driving. Rim Size 15 - 20 inch Series 55 - 35 Speed Ratings W - V Pattern Designs Asymmetric My vehicle a '2012 Citroen C4 Mk2 e-HDi Hatch' came standard with Michelin Primacy 225/45x17 and these Kumho Ecsta 4X KU22 225/45x17 ($170.00 each balanced and fitted at K-Mart Tyres) are a much better tyre both in handling and grip in wet/dry conditions and especially in road noise, which the Michelins are very bad and loud at. So far I've had these since October 2017 and I've done 20,000Kms with them and they don't show any wear what's so ever. Got them at a very competitive price and I'm very happy with them. I can recommend these highly.
I have an Ford XR 6 2010 and these tyres were recommended as well as (Kumuho KU22 - 24545 R17)
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Hi. My wife has the KU22 sized 235/45/17 on her car a Peugeot and they are excellent. They have done 20000k's so far with very little wear evident. We replaced the equivalent size Continental Contact...Sports because they wear too quickly. The KU22's have excellent grip in the wet or dry. My wife's cousin has used Kumho's for a number of years on his work vehicle and has the KU22 on his BMW. I am replacing the Bridgestone Sereneity Plus tyres with KU22's next week on our Jaguar. I can recommend these highly. I think they are great value for money.
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