Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > Wheels&Tires
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-22-2007, 01:48 AM   #1
Swerve
///Maquina
 
Swerve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 642
any experience with Kumho Ecsta ASX?

thinking of getting these for my winters. it snows about 4 days a year here so that's why I'm going for all seasons.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=5

anyone have any experience with these
__________________
95 Madeiraviolett/Dove Grey 325is


///M3 body | Painted kidneys | Hartge spoiler | DJ Autos+DDM HID, DRL delete, clears
Hartge Nova 3+Kumho Ecsta SPT / Hamann HM2+Kumho Ecsta ASX | Bilstein Sports, H&R Sports, KMAC plates, RE RSMs, Racing Dynamics sways, M3 RTABs | M3 Front Brakes
M3 Exhaust | Autothority chip | Cosmos v2+K&N | NGK Iridiums | E46 M knob | clutchstop | woodgrain delete | /////ALPINE, PPI, MB Quart
Swerve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2007, 09:52 AM   #2
europrince
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North York
Posts: 6,729
I've had 3 season experience with them and loved them. They are a lot of tire for the money, comparable to much more expensive brands in the ultra high performance all season class. One problem I did find with them is that they tend to flatspot if they sit in the cold overnight. A couple kms of driving to warm them up solves that. I'll probably end up buying them again in the spring. I didn't use them in the winter, as I have dedicated snows, so I can't help you there.
europrince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2007, 05:50 PM   #3
Mystikal
Moderator/Event-Coordinator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Stance
Posts: 12,714
They are rated very highly for winter performance, they're a really good choice for your application. Also look into the ContiExtremeContact, it's a similar tire but is slightly better in wet, snow, rolling resistance, and should last like twice as long.

Jay
__________________
Mystikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 01:17 AM   #4
Swerve
///Maquina
 
Swerve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 642
^^^Hey thanks for the suggestion Jay!

I checked them out on tirerack.com and the continentals are only $79 more than the kumhos because the contis are made in the US, thus no duty!


225/40ZR18 Continental ContiExtremeContact
Blackwall 4 $113.00 $452.00
Excise Tax: $0.00
GST: $29.28
PST: $34.16
Duty: $0.00
Provincial Tire Fee: $16.00
Brokerage Fee: $20.00
Grand Total: $657.77

225/40R18 RF Kumho Ecsta ASX
Blackwall In Stock 4 $90.00 $360.00
Excise Tax: $0.00
GST: $25.27
PST: $29.48
Duty: $25.20
Provincial Tire Fee: $16.00
Brokerage Fee: $20.00
Grand Total: $579.09

I think I'll wait for the conti's to be in stock and order them up. I'm running some bottlecaps with good yokohama AVS dB S2's right now which I'll sell next fall, so I can wait.

thanks again Jay!
__________________
95 Madeiraviolett/Dove Grey 325is


///M3 body | Painted kidneys | Hartge spoiler | DJ Autos+DDM HID, DRL delete, clears
Hartge Nova 3+Kumho Ecsta SPT / Hamann HM2+Kumho Ecsta ASX | Bilstein Sports, H&R Sports, KMAC plates, RE RSMs, Racing Dynamics sways, M3 RTABs | M3 Front Brakes
M3 Exhaust | Autothority chip | Cosmos v2+K&N | NGK Iridiums | E46 M knob | clutchstop | woodgrain delete | /////ALPINE, PPI, MB Quart
Swerve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 09:46 AM   #5
europrince
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: North York
Posts: 6,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mystikal View Post
They are rated very highly for winter performance, they're a really good choice for your application. Also look into the ContiExtremeContact, it's a similar tire but is slightly better in wet, snow, rolling resistance, and should last like twice as long.

Jay
I got about 45000 kms on my Kuhmos last year. I doubt the Contis will give you 90k. 45000 for a Z rated ultra high performance tire is very good.
europrince is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 02:37 PM   #6
Mystikal
Moderator/Event-Coordinator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Stance
Posts: 12,714
Quote:
Originally Posted by europrince View Post
I got about 45000 kms on my Kuhmos last year. I doubt the Contis will give you 90k. 45000 for a Z rated ultra high performance tire is very good.
And I bet you, given the same driving patterns and conditions, they will. I have some data drawn from a 25,000mi treadwear test; the ASX was given the lowest possible mark, and the Continental...the highest possible.

Swerve, you'll like them. I found out yesterday that, just as the CR data showed...these things are better in snow than almost every actual snow tire on the market. Plus they last longer, will give you better gas mileage, etc. Perfect "winter" tire for anything but ridiculously harsh climates.

Jay
__________________
Mystikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 04:04 PM   #7
Swerve
///Maquina
 
Swerve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 642
believe me, I don't beat the heck out of my cars anymore, so I'll get every last km out of them...

being 18s, will that make them any less durable? these are going on some curb-rashed Hamann HM2s I just picked up. I got them very cheap and I won't be refinishing them so I won't feel bad running them in the winter!
__________________
95 Madeiraviolett/Dove Grey 325is


///M3 body | Painted kidneys | Hartge spoiler | DJ Autos+DDM HID, DRL delete, clears
Hartge Nova 3+Kumho Ecsta SPT / Hamann HM2+Kumho Ecsta ASX | Bilstein Sports, H&R Sports, KMAC plates, RE RSMs, Racing Dynamics sways, M3 RTABs | M3 Front Brakes
M3 Exhaust | Autothority chip | Cosmos v2+K&N | NGK Iridiums | E46 M knob | clutchstop | woodgrain delete | /////ALPINE, PPI, MB Quart
Swerve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 06:02 PM   #8
Mystikal
Moderator/Event-Coordinator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Stance
Posts: 12,714
The test was done with your exact sizes, 225/40/18. It will make camber wear a bit more noticable than 17's, just flip the tires next year if you're worried.

Jay
__________________
Mystikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.