View Full Version : Kumho Escta Tire Question

02-28-2005, 09:39 PM
Just wanted to find out what people think of Kumho Escta MX tires?
Any one got them, how do they perform in wet weather?
How do they stand up to let say, Dunlop sp 9000's?
Thanks for the help.

03-01-2005, 02:25 PM
Sp9000 no idea....

But 712 K'ho's Are Great Tires *th-up*

seriously!! I've used my bro has used
the compaound is sticky even after the tread is burnt off :D

03-01-2005, 02:28 PM
Ecsta supra's are the best tires ive ever owned...there awsome even in the rain

03-01-2005, 02:45 PM
712's Best tires , what the hell have you been driving in all these years^^^ those suck and make alot of noise during highway driving but are cheap and good in rain so I give you that. Try Toyo T1S :P

the Toyos give a better more compliant ride, more grip in dry and wet

MX's tho are another story, these I consider worthwhile to get

03-01-2005, 03:09 PM
712's great in the rain, good tires new... but.. I had some issues with them, their sidewalls aren't very strong.

I wouldn't recommend them for big cars.

03-01-2005, 03:17 PM
Heh, everyone is giving opinions on a totally different tire. The 712 has shit all to do with the MX.

The MX is known to be one of the stickiest street compounds available on in the NA market, up there with the BFG KD, S-03, Azenis RT-215, and so on. The only real downside they have is the sidewalls aren't quite as stiff as those mentioned, so it's just that much less repsonsive. Overall I think the price more than makes up for that shortcoming, especially how they are blowing them out right now.

03-01-2005, 05:29 PM
I also say MX, don't consider anything lower on the Kumho line. They're awesome for the price. Some even compare them to SO3's, which is a compliment to the tires in itself.

03-01-2005, 09:06 PM
so where do we get MX's cheap?

03-02-2005, 02:35 AM
MX's are a good tire for the $.......they suck in the cold wet weather tho.

03-02-2005, 10:01 AM
so where do we get MX's cheap?


S-03: $346
BFG KD: $294
Kumho MX: $199


03-02-2005, 05:51 PM
It depends on how you drive your car. Kumho Ecsta 712 can handle normal driving pretty well with moderate road noise. If you don't want to spend much on a set of tires then get kumho. I heard that Kumho MX is an excellent tire IN DRY and they're comparable to S03's handling. Thread wear may suck tho...
My summer has Dunlop sp9000 on and I love them !! Great handling, minimum road noise, lots of thread wear and great looking thread pattern :)

Cosmic 325i
03-02-2005, 11:31 PM
i had kumho 712's....very noisy and wear quickly but they are good in the rain.... now i have dunlop sp 9000's, and they are great so far. they are quiet, and grip well in dry and rain. kumho's are good for the price

03-03-2005, 02:11 AM
Anyone that thinks the 712 is a good tire obvious has zero experience. I've driven on so many high performance tires in my time, and the 712 definately takes its place at the very top of the shit list.

03-03-2005, 02:21 AM
The MX is a cheap tire if you want to go to autoXing (use track wheels) but for daily driving I wouldn't suggest. Step into a Toyo or go for broke and get into Goodyear Eagle F1's. They are little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for.

And if possible use track wheels for autoX or driving schools and get a good tire for your daily driving...your tires are your first and best saftey feature of your car!!!

Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Eagle+F1+GS-D3&partnum=25ZR6F1GSD3&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes)


03-03-2005, 03:37 AM
Eagle F1's are expensive man.

03-03-2005, 03:51 AM
Eagle F1's are expensive man.

Yeah they are pretty expensive but I think it is worth it (BTW there is no more road hazard coverage in Canada now......boo to the Canadian Government.

How much did you spend on your Kumho 712's & do you feel safe/confident enought to buy them again after the sidewall blew out a couple of times?

I think that a couple of extra bucks is justified on better tires than spending more money on any other mod for a car (ie: headlights, wheels, etc...).