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Old 08-12-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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I've gone to tirerack and looked at the reviews for the kumho mx, and the majority of people say it has great performance and value. I'm just wondering how they compare to the stock sti tires as far as performance, road noise, treadwear, and personal preferences of fellow subaru drivers.

I have an allseason kumho for winters, and its obvious they don't perform as well as the stock tire. But for the summer i'd like something that is very close to stock tires, but i can't afford to spend a ton of money.

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Old 08-12-2005, 04:10 PM   #2
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I'd buy Falken RT-615s before the Kumhos. The MX is too soft if you're looking for stock-like performance.
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Old 08-12-2005, 10:54 PM   #3
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The re070 is, for all intents, a race type tire that Bridgestone and Subaru cooked up to give the STi the tire performance that they desired from the factory.
The re070 has just about the stiffest sidewalls, ever...which gives a very 'crisp' response.....and a bit of a harsh ride.
The only way to maintain the stock level of performance is with a comprible tire....the MX is not in that same league.

The RT-615 would be in that league.....as would be a set of 'take off' re070's that you may find in the personal FS classified forum.....but anything like that isn't gonna be cheap.
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Old 08-12-2005, 11:17 PM   #4
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if you wanna keep your cost down, might as well look at the hankook rs2
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Old 08-13-2005, 12:45 AM   #5
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Yup the 070's and the MX's arnt even in the same league!!!

070's > MX's

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Old 08-13-2005, 12:59 AM   #6
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Yeah, RE beats MX in every category - turn-in, high-speed stability, steering response, resistance to heat, etc. Where they are close is in their wet performance and amount of noise. Oh, yes, they both pretty "groovy" (not in a cool sense though - I mean tramlining).
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Old 08-13-2005, 02:13 AM   #7
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I went from the stock 070 to the Kumho MX to the Falken RT-615.
Stock tires are still the best, but the RT-615 aren't far behind.

The MX are ok, but the sidewall is rather soft and it inspired less confidence when I initially got them.
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Old 08-13-2005, 03:39 AM   #8
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I have Kumho MX's... Soft sidewalls, decent grip, my next set of tires (hopefully) will be RE070 takeoffs or Toyo T1R's...

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