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Old 06-26-2002, 06:55 PM   #16
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i know they're probably not the best tires but they had a much nicer tread than the Kumho's i saw, and match my pirelli's a little better.

I dont know how well hercules tires are, but its not just the tread pattern which is important. Its the compound of the rubber. Kumho's are silicone based, which makes the excellent for wet weather.

Some guy was trying to sell me Wanli tires which were replica's to Yoko AVS sports, he said that the tire was better than kumho's for less money. Thats total BS if you ask me.
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Old 06-26-2002, 08:41 PM   #17
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Kumhos 712

I just bought a set of tires. Kumhos 712's. After tax $197 each for 235/40/17. So far, so good. Wet weather is quite good too as Gamite's said. Remember it takes a little time before they perform properly - a type of break in period. I'm quite impressed with it's overall performance, and how quiet they are. Another thing - going down from a 50 series to a 40 series, plus the larger rim size, didn't compromise the ride. It's firm, but not at all rough! This is partly due to BMW's suspension wizardry!!!!

Too soon to say how they wear. But with the way I'm cornering, and with the fun I'm having. I better start saving for the next set!

I did notice a slight change in my steering. Probably due to the one size wider change?!!? from a 225 to a 235.

I'd give it an overall 8.5/10 rating so far.....might get better???

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Old 06-26-2002, 08:54 PM   #18
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Yeah, the one flaw with kumho's is the wear rate, they dont last every long. I guess that comes with the price though.
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