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Old 05-17-2011, 04:50 PM
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Question Hankook or Kumho?

Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105 or Kumho Ecsta ASX

I'm finally getting tires for my Seattles!!!

But have a tire dilemma..

I have Hankooks on my car now and they are very nice tires, with very little tread wear.

The Hankooks have a better warranty Vs the Kumho
The Hankooks have a $40 rebate
The Kumhos have better specs
The Kumhos have AA traction VS Hankooks A


I'm a computer guy, I base things mostly on specs but in the real world there are other factors to consider. Never owned Kumhos... any input?
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:37 PM
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Both are pretty good for the price, in the UK we'd probably rate the Kumho's slightly better than Hancook as a brand.

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Old 05-17-2011, 05:40 PM
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I had Hankooks on my car before. After 4 years, they started dry rotting. Still had plenty of tread left too. I wasn't happy with them. Did pretty good in the rain though.

Picked up a set of Kumho Solus tires last summer. Put a few thousand miles on them already and they are worlds better than the Hankooks I had. Way better in the rain too. Hubby even got a set for his Honda. Quiet tires (Hankooks were too though).

I'd vote Kumhos over Hankooks.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:05 PM
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Another option could be Bridgestone Fuzions I have these on Elmo only done a few 000's but seem pretty good so far.

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Runnin Kumos now. Have put about 15thou on them and the tread wear is good. A little noisy, but not bad. I would buy another set. I had Hankooks on my 3/4ton van and they wore nice. Lasted about 60,000. That's all I got.
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We're running Ventus R-S3s225/50/16s on Herbie and love love love the grip and performance. they've survived 5 trips down the dragon and quite a few other curvy roads too. they are tho NOT for use is snow but, your in Texas so that shouldn't be a problem. they look hot too....
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The Hankook Tire group, based in Seoul, South Korea is the seventh largest tire company in the world. Established in 1941 as the Chosun Tire Company, it was renamed Hankook Tire Manufacturing in 1968.

Hankook Tire's worldwide reputation has largely grown due to its radial tire and bias-ply tire production. The company now supplies tires as original equipment to the Hyundai Motor Company, Toyota Motor Corporation, Ford Motor Company trucks, General Motors trucks, International Truck and Engine Corporation, and others. In addition to producing about 50 million tires per annum, the company also sells batteries, alloy wheels, and brake pads.

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The Hankook Tire group, based in Seoul, South Korea is the seventh largest tire company in the world. Established in 1941 as the Chosun Tire Company, it was renamed Hankook Tire Manufacturing in 1968.

Hankook Tire's worldwide reputation has largely grown due to its radial tire and bias-ply tire production. The company now supplies tires as original equipment to the Hyundai Motor Company, Toyota Motor Corporation, Ford Motor Company trucks, General Motors trucks, International Truck and Engine Corporation, and others. In addition to producing about 50 million tires per annum, the company also sells batteries, alloy wheels, and brake pads.

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