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Old 04-14-2003, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default Kumho 712 vs. Yokohama AVS ES100

I thought I had decided on the Yokohamas. Unfortunately, they're backordered at Tire Rack until possibly June.

Do I wait or do I look at the Kumhos or maybe some Dunlops?

I'm running on my snows right now...they're actually pretty good in the dry.

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Old 04-14-2003, 09:14 PM   #2
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yo man forget those tires u want the ultimate in dry and good in rain for a good price.. check out the firestone firehawk sz50 EP these are made by bridgestone and are equivalent to s02pp

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Old 04-14-2003, 10:04 PM   #3
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Try calling a local store, I got a killer deal on my Yokohama AVS ES100 215/45 17. Townfair tire price was $517 mounted ballanced and aligned. If you do the math that's cheaper than tire rack if you pay for the shipping and then get some else to do the balancing and alignment. Plus you get flat repair and free rotation.
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Old 04-14-2003, 10:36 PM   #4
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consensus on this board is that the yok's is better....but i have the kumhos....they've been good to me. it feels so much better then the stocker....maybe that's y the kumhos feel so good, cuz i'm comparing it too crap, hehe
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Old 04-15-2003, 07:47 AM   #5
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I've had the Kumho 712s, Falken Azenis, and Yoko ES100...

So far I rate them Falken, Yoko(barely in second place), and Kumho...

But there's not a bad tire in the bunch...

I just got the Yokos in 225/50/16 at Discount Tire in beautiful Dayton, OH for $425, mounted and balanced...

Damn good price, methinks...

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Old 04-15-2003, 08:09 AM   #6
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I do not know where the June date came from but, we have the 215/45-17 in-stock at this time .... and an estimate from Yokohama for 5-2-03 for the 225/45-17's
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I do not know where the June date came from but, we have the 215/45-17 in-stock at this time .... and an estimate from Yokohama for 5-2-03 for the 225/45-17's
Luke, I'm looking for a set of take-off OEM alloys with the stock size Yokohamas. I'd love 17" rims but can't afford them!

Your website shows 4/16 availability, but the phone rep said in past experience it's late May possibly even June.
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Old 04-15-2003, 12:50 PM   #8
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I've had the Kumho 712s, Falken Azenis, and Yoko ES100...

So far I rate them Falken, Yoko(barely in second place), and Kumho...

But there's not a bad tire in the bunch...

I just got the Yokos in 225/50/16 at Discount Tire in beautiful Dayton, OH for $425, mounted and balanced...

Damn good price, methinks...
What do you mean by "barely in second place"? Do you mean they almost beat the Falkens or they are just slightly ahead of the Kuhmos?

Thanks!
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Old 04-15-2003, 03:03 PM   #9
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Luke, I'm looking for a set of take-off OEM alloys with the stock size Yokohamas. I'd love 17" rims but can't afford them!

Your website shows 4/16 availability, but the phone rep said in past experience it's late May possibly even June.
give me a call and we can look into evverything and get you a good date of delivery

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Old 04-16-2003, 11:29 AM   #10
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Luke.. can you site some input on which is a better handling tire? The 712's are cheaper than the ES100's... Also which is a lighter tire?

Thanks - Jon
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Old 04-16-2003, 11:38 AM   #11
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I've been running the Yok's for just over 6 months now. They aren't the stickiest, but they are a huge improvement over the factory tires. Mine are getting pretty worn now, so I may try the Kumho's and see what the difference is.
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