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Old 11-10-2012, 04:51 AM   #1
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Location: Spokane, WA
2004 WRX Wagon

Default Kumho Ecsta 4X

I will be posting thoughts and reviews on my just purchased Kumho Ecsta 4x here. They seem to be pretty popular (at least in terms of people inquiring about them) so I figured I'd start a log:


Tire - Kumho Ecsta 4X
Size - 245-40-17
Wheel - MB Weapon 17x8 +35 5x100
Suspension - KYB AGX, JDM STI Springs, Whiteline Wagon rear sway (set at 22), Whiteline Front sway (set at 24), Group N top hats.

Past tires - BFG G-Force Sport (most recent), Bridgestone Potenza RE750, and Toyo Proxes 4.
Tires cross-shopped - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S, BFG G-Force Supersport and Bridgestone Potenza RE970 AS...ultimately went with the cheaper Kumhos after reading scores of good reviews as well as Tire Rack's recent comparison test.

Pressure settings - Winter 32 F&R - Summer 38F / 33R

Purchased 11/10/12 @ 112,000 miles

First thoughts:
1. Great turn-in / responsiveness...very surprised how responsive they are even at the winter pressure settings.
2. Grip is good on the street at moderate to aggressive driving.
3. Ride / Comfort is pretty good...definitely better than the just replaced tires.
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