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Old 04-09-2008, 04:06 PM
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Looking to get one of these tires: Nitto NT450 or Kumho Ecsta ASX. They will be on stock rims with the size of 205/55/15. I was wondering if anyone has heard or had any experience with these two tires. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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never heard of nitto and stay away from kumho
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i have heard bad things about kumhos.. best way to go is stick to well known named brands like yokohama / pirelli / bridgestone / michelin
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as a new owner to high performance tires, I say go yokohama...they are great
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i go through about 3 sets of front tyres ever year..i have tried many brands..yokohama, pirelli, nankang ns2, bridgestone, and avon..i have to say that yokos are by far the best tyres you can buy..they have excellent grip in the wet and dry..lifespan is quite poor but i would gladly sacrifice lifespan in exchange for perfect handling..btw road noise is slighty increased..and they are a very soft compound
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what yokohama model would you recommend for an all season performance tire...


sorry if this has been covered before in another thread.

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probably because they are solid as a rock and have low tire wear...a bit like wearing skates on ice..but at the end of the day its your money and if you feel your putting it to good use then go for it and dont let anyone tell you different
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i go through about 3 sets of front tyres ever year..i have tried many brands..yokohama, pirelli, nankang ns2, bridgestone, and avon..i have to say that yokos are by far the best tyres you can buy..they have excellent grip in the wet and dry..lifespan is quite poor but i would gladly sacrifice lifespan in exchange for perfect handling..btw road noise is slighty increased..and they are a very soft compound
I actually think the road noise on my S-drives are pretty low....but then again i had 60s on the rear before
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I actually think the road noise on my S-drives are pretty low....but then again i had 60s on the rear before
i was actually going to get some s-drives but apparantly they dont sell them in the UK yet and have to be imported from japan ..and then the japs are not doing any special deas on them yet so u have to pay through the nose for them but if i had a choice between the s-drive and spec 2's i would try the s-drives as i have now heard a few people tell me how wonderful they are
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i have heard about the nitto neo gens, and yokohama s drives....im still choosing between the two myself...ive heard both have low noise level, and great handling performance...
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