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Old 05-12-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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anyone buy the new hankook ventus v12 evo2 yet? I have the old version which I have been very pleased with. what sold me on them is the noise level, rather lack of. I'm ready to buy new rubber and with the current rebate the evo2 is a hot contender, but I can't find any reviews yet. I want to know if the new tire has kept its quiet characteristics.

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Old 05-13-2014, 01:38 PM   #2
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*crickets*

really, no one? well I'm gonna step up to the plate and knock one back to the cheap seats. I'll be sure to leave a highly opinionated review once I get em
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:53 PM   #3
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I remember the first v12 being hated, all about what you read, we'll wait for your review then!
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:21 PM   #4
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i've only heard the opposite about the original v12, for most part anyway. i have them on the car now. was a great tire for the price. c&d did a big shootout a few years back where it took 2nd place.
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:56 AM   #5
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well sheeeeeeyit

NOW i know why some like these and some hate them...there are 2 different ones

the k110 and the evo2

the ones i had...and i couldnt tell ya which ones they were for sure, now.... sucked real bad....

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Old 05-14-2014, 02:45 PM   #6
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are you talking about the v12 k120 ??
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:48 AM   #7
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The original I have on my BMW one of the best tyres I have used it is what I hope to put on my new wheels oh and new car when it and they arrive
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:52 AM   #8
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Just get Michelin PSS's and rest easy knowing you have the best street tire.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:54 AM   #9
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U just got my v12 k120 ill post my feedback soon
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:09 PM   #10
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well sheeeeeeyit

NOW i know why some like these and some hate them...there are 2 different ones

the k110 and the evo2

the ones i had...and i couldnt tell ya which ones they were for sure, now.... sucked real bad....
The old ones were the evo(1) k110, those are the ones that sucked. The new ones are the evo2 k120, they probably suck too.

I had a set of k110s, there are certainly worse tires out there, but they're not great.
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:06 PM   #11
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Just get Michelin PSS's and rest easy knowing you have the best street tire.

id rather buy 3 sets of the rs-r's for that kind of $$$
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:05 PM   #12
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the ones i had...and i couldnt tell ya which ones they were for sure, now....
Did you buy them in the past 6 months or so? If not, then you didn't have the Evo2s.
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:54 PM   #13
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if you're looking for a track tire the (original) v12 evo's are not your tire. if that's what you expected, then you might think they suck. they are, however a great street tire. i got a lot of life out of my set, after 25K there's still a good 4mm left. they remained quite quiet right up till towards the end (which is a LOT more than i can say for several other similar tires) where they were just getting a bit whiny at highway speeds but still quiet below. here's what car and driver said about them in a 9 tire shootout a few years back:
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“Deceptively quick” is a good summation of the Hankook Ventus V12 Evos because they often didn’t feel as strong as they actually were, particularly in the dry. Their fourth-place autocross time wasn’t spectacular, but they did outlap the benchmark Michelin PS2s. Geswein said the Hankooks felt “somewhat soft” and “imprecise,” although they were forgiving, yielding consistent laps with no surprises. Despite that feeling of softness, the V12 Evos somehow managed a second-place skidpad run of 0.93 g and were above average in braking. Hankook just launched a new extreme-performance Ventus R-S3 model, which wasn’t available in time for this test but likely has sharper dry responses.

In the wet, however, the V12s were as sporty and connected as they come, with grip second only to the PS2s’ and the best braking. The Hankooks were extremely consistent, likely because they were so well-behaved, which made them easy to drive quickly. Subjectively, they felt the best around the track, even though their time trailed slightly behind the Dunlops’.

With above-average wet and dry performances, and tying for quietest on the street loop, the V12 Evo is an impressive and well-rounded summer tire. And, at $106, it’s a bargain, too.
they were right when they said the evo's didn't "feel" the best. but feeling and doing aren't always the same thing. they were always quite good in braking and very good in wet.

haven't even gotten the new ones on the car yet, but my first impressions are that the water channels are really wide. i expect them to be similar to the old; hankook says noise levels, life, and wet traction are improved. that's all i got for now. out the door they were $620 mounted and balanced after tax for 225/45/17, with a $80 mfr rebate on the way.

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Old 05-17-2014, 01:01 PM   #14
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can't offer a slew of information with only a morning's worth of driving. but turn in is quicker, sidewalls are stiffer, and noise levels are lower compared to the outgoing model.
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Or is it outgoing model with 20K miles?
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:02 PM   #16
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good thought, but compared to the outgoing when new. also on the noise level, considering my new dsw's which i had on the car the day before.
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there is no way id even consider buying the v12 anything with so many other BETTER tires available
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:22 PM   #18
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Luckily it is free country and we can make our own mistakes.

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Luckily it is free country and we can make our own mistakes.

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bud light is the #1 selling beer in the usa

hundreds and hundreds of micro breweries have opened in the last 20 years

there are a LOT of people who think bud light is good beer

they are wrong.

buying and thinking bud light beer is good beer because that is all you know is one thing....but once ya have GOOD beer, it is likely that you wont think bud light is so good any more....unless your palate isnt educated and you wouldnt know good beer from piss

buying the wrong tires and thinking they are great means you dont know what a good tire IS....unless.....
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Try Spencer Trappist Ale:

http://www.spencerbrewery.com/

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PS I still enjoyed every mile I put on my v12s. They may be wrong for you but I think they were decent for me (just spirited daily driver).
Now I have ContiProContact on my Focus SE (two daughters in college) and I look forward when they wear out and I will be shopping summer tires (215/50R17 is OE size).
Wife has Nokian zLine on her Volvo S40, the oldest wears down her winter tires while Nokian H wait for next spring and middle one drives my old Legacy GT on GY F1 Asymmetric2.
I bet she would not be able to tell the difference between V12, F1 Assym2 or Federal 595RSR. Maybe in the wet.
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I found the Hankooks to wear well and were reasonably priced and I do NOT drink Bud Light.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:01 AM   #22
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if somebody made a random list of uhp and max performance tires that i could buy and the v12 was on it...it would almost certainly be the LAST tire id buy

but what do i know.....ive ALWAYS had uhp and max performance tires on my car....welll...since 1983 when i put the bfg TA 60H's on my modded '81 celica gt

so i guess maybe...welll...some of ya just drive bud light cars and need bud light tires

not me.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:24 PM   #23
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'81 celica gt
Nice!!!

I always loved those cars.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:46 PM   #24
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there is no way id even consider buying the v12 anything with so many other BETTER tires available
then your buying criteria is different than mine. BETTER is a relative term. better means different things to different people. or applications. if another tire is 50% more cost, is it 50% more... better? or if one has more traction but is really noisy or wears too fast, is it still better? depending on your application, certainly.

let's be clear, it's not the top shelf track tire. if that's what you want, you will be dissapoint. it's not the premium choice, like a PS2 or a PSS but if that's what you want, could pay twice as much. it is most definitely a great street tire, a better one in some ways than many popular or more expensive tires i've been around. because it's low noise, responsive, great in wet, inexpensive, actually very good quality construction. and quite inexpensive. that's what makes it better to me.

(let's not forget we're outfitting a frickin subaru here how snobby can we be )
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The price difference between the Ventus V12 evo2 and the PSS is 20% (250/tire vs 200/tire for 265/35R18's). I am willing to pay 20% more per tire for what I feel is greater than 20% performance increase.
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