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Old 05-08-2004, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default Kuhmo V700's

How do they perform in an autocross, or is it more of a track compound?
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Old 05-08-2004, 11:47 PM   #2
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they perform well but are not hoosiers
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Old 05-11-2004, 01:59 AM   #3
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I like the handling of the Victoracers better than the Ecsta V700.

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Old 05-11-2004, 07:10 AM   #4
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LOL @ Storm's signature

soooo true!
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Old 05-11-2004, 11:09 AM   #5
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I like the handling of the Victoracers better than the Ecsta V700.
yep.

The Ecsta V700 doesn't like Texas heat and suffers from tread squirm regardless of temperature.
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Old 05-11-2004, 11:18 AM   #6
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its a good tire. it will get greasy with ambient temps over 100* and concrete. they are cheap and they last a long time. its hard to beat that. i got a full year out of them. i probably could have gotten two years had i just run local events (all asphalt). that being said, its not quite on par with other tires and i have jumped ship now that the kumhos are completely dead.
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Old 05-11-2004, 03:15 PM   #7
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I liked the shaved 700s better then the victoracers.
Neither are as fast as Hoosiers, but will last much longer.

For local events you can't go wrong with either the 700 or victoracer.

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Old 05-11-2004, 03:19 PM   #8
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Am I mistaken or arent the ECTSTA and Victoracers both Kumho V700's?

When you ask about the V700 you have to specify which one you mean.

For me the Victoracer isn't nearly as fast as the Hoosier A3S03 on grippy surfaces. I'm sure the A3S04 Hoosier widens that margin even more. The Victoracers last about twice as long though and they are much cheaper so that makes them very popular. I switched to Victoracers this year and I'm running about a half second slower than I was compared to other consistent racers in my region last year when I ran Hoosiers. I added a RA gearset and a Quaife front diff since then so I thought that would make up the difference but it hasn't.
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Old 05-11-2004, 03:44 PM   #9
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Am I mistaken or arent the ECTSTA and Victoracers both Kumho V700's?
true, but generally for discussion's sake saying 'V700' refers to the ecsta and saying 'victo' refers to the victoracers.
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Old 05-11-2004, 04:09 PM   #10
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I much prefered the Victos over the Ecsta, on my G-stock 2.5RS and Sean's DSP 2.5RS. We switched off between the two models at the Atwater Pro a couple years ago, and prefered the victos. Both from a speed and feel aspect, and a wear aspect. Just my opinion though.

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Old 05-11-2004, 10:34 PM   #11
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They are the Ectsta. 225x50x16. My friend says to stay away from them (he doens't like them), but for the price, might as well look at them. I need to call the guy.
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Old 05-11-2004, 10:37 PM   #12
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now the next question is, with that size, what size wheel would be better? The OEM WRX wheels or OEM wheels of a 01 RS? I have both.
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now the next question is, with that size, what size wheel would be better? The OEM WRX wheels or OEM wheels of a 01 RS? I have both.
7" rim (RS) will be a better fit w/ the 225's, plenty of guys running 225 on 6.5" rims, but given the choice it's an easy one.
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I saw a set of Ecsta v700s shed their tread after 3 events on the rear of a BMW M3.

On the other hand, I've had great luck iwth the Victoracers V700s.

I have no experience with the Hoosiers, but I hear nothing but good things.
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7" rim (RS) will be a better fit w/ the 225's, plenty of guys running 225 on 6.5" rims, but given the choice it's an easy one.
just keep in mind that the RS wheels will bump you out of Stock, if that's a concern.
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If you run Ecstas, make sure they're shaved.

My $0.02
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Old 05-13-2004, 09:42 AM   #17
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They are the Ectsta. 225x50x16. My friend says to stay away from them (he doens't like them), but for the price, might as well look at them. I need to call the guy.
If you decide you don't want them...I'll take 'em if the guy still wants to sell.

I'm a Victoracer guy myself, but I've wanted to check out a set of the Ecsta V700.

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