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Old 09-17-2003, 12:44 AM   #13
Little Chino
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Originally posted by 328DTM
One thing I don't get is, if the Kumho 712s are supposely not quite predictable when at the limit, what makes you think all seasons will out do this problem?

I'm not a hardcore track racer but I'm happy with the 712's performance when I autocross. It may not involve be highspeed driving, i.e. 100km/h plus but it does the job. I've taken it up at highspeeds and it feels smooth, no tire noises at all when cruising at slow speeds, but this tire is a Summer tire. I believe Jay323 was referring to the Kumho's 711's, they are All Seasons. Even Thinair uses the Yoko ES100's and look how impressive his times are.

Anyways I think you should go for the Conti's and try them. For the money you're spending you can select your tires by a trial and error process. If you dont' like the conti's, move on to another brand and so forth.
I didn't say the 712's were not good tires. I was just saying for my style of driving I need predictable tires. And sometimes even the most high performance expensive tires will not do that. I find most All Season tires are very predictable, excluding the AVID H4. I've had good experiences in the past with the Conti's. I don't expect to get better track times with all season tires compared to my current Hankooks. But this way I'll stay alive.

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