#1.) Kumho Ecsta MX 245/40R17 on heavily modded WRX
#2.) Northern Virginia
#3.) Always fast road and mountain
#5.) No tire beats the value of the MX. Superb dry grip for the money. However, the wet surface grip is mediocre at best. Hydroplaning resistance is quite good until the end of the tire's life. These tended to get slippy when hot such as in extended twisties with repeated full traction cornering and braking.