Need new tires- thoughts on Kumhos?

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  1. Todd Hochard

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    I need new tires for my '95 Accord EX. I've always run the Michelin Energy MXV4, which apparently is now replaced by the MXV4+.
    These tires are $120 each at Costco, which is actually cheaper than most other places. I'm looking for alternatives, and one of the things I came across is the Kumho KH11.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....num=965VR5KH11
    I don't need an all-season tire, but I do need a good rain tire. These seem to fit the bill nicely, but most know nothing about them. From a google search, they appear to be more popular in Europe, so perhaps someone from "over there" can chime in.
    Your thoughts?
    Todd
     
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    I have heard pretty good things about them. Another tire you might want to consider is the Dunlop SP Sport A2. Very similar to the Kumhos. Do well in the rain...dead quiet and have a great wear rating. My girlfriend has them on her '96 Accord EX, my brother has them as well on his Jetta.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....artnum=05HR5A2
     
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    The MXV4 tires REALLY suck, so those Kumho's will be a huge step up. Go get them, you'll love them.
     
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    Kumho Supra 712s are GREAT in the rain, period. I have them on my moded 300ZX Turbo. They handle really well on dry to! Can't beat em for the money!
    Let em break in for ~200 miles though, they are slick out of the box.
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    I'm all over the 712s and MXs. One of these two will be going on my Z28 in the spring.
    I'm just wondering if I can port that "good vibe" over to the KH11s.

    I can't really complain about the Michelins. They've done OK, and I've gotten 60K out of them. They are a little vague on turn in, though. I don't drive the car aggressively in any way, I'm just looking for a little better road feel.

    Thanks for the opinions thus far.
     
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    Todd,

    I'm running the 712's on my VW GTI as a summer-only tire. As mentioned, they're good in the dry and wet and have a reasonably long life. They're a little on the loud side, but that's a matter of personal preference.

    -Brett.
     
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    Have heard that about the Kumhos. I have on my Jetta GLX's summer rims Bridgestone Potenza RE730's. Very happy with the tire...does well in the rain too.
     
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    Many people on the Corvetteforum swear by them. They're supposed to be very good tires for the price.
     
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    Had the 712's on my Focus ZX3. Great tires, grippy in the rain for sure.
     

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