Almost all of the Kumho performance tires are Ecsta's(just like Bridgestone has Potenza). Kumho has 712,MX's and some others. The MX's are often compared to the Azenis sports. Do you know which Kumho Ecsta's you had?AVH said:I don't know about Kumho MX's. I've autocrossed both Kumho Ecsta's and Falken Azenis Sports. Both lasted about a year as daily drivers. The Falkens were much stickier for autocrossing. They also seem to be the hands-down favorite in the street tire classes in this area.
Gregor56 said:Since these are gonna be fun tires you might want to consider the Yoko a032rs in the hard compound. I have driven on them and they are pretty good plus they should last pretty good.
stealthx32 said:Hey Gregor,
The a032rs are the soft. a032rh is the hard.
The v700s (Ecsta or Victoracer) should last you 2 seasons. In the winter, throw 'em in garbage bags and keep 'em warm to avoid tread degredation.
Anyways, for street tires, you guys should check out the Hankook Ventus RS-2 Z212's. They're new this year, priced around where the old RT-215's were priced, and they've had a couple regional 1st place finishes already. :thumbup: The MX's grip pretty well, but the RT-215's have the advantage of the stiffer sidewall. The RT-615's supposedly have a softer sidewall than the RT-215's as well.
Yeah, I'm still around to cause a commotion. The 240 is alright. Crashed it into a tirewall last November with hot brakes and cold dryrotted Ecsta V700s, but came out unscathed!!! I've given up on R compounds for the time being, and I'll spend a little time learning how to drive again and some more tweaking alignment settings. Got some suspension work to do, swap some springs, and lower the car a little.scirocco78 said:Good to hear from you again! You still post here even though you don't have a Passat anymore? Hows the 240 doing?
I like the idea of stiffer sidewalls. How warm is warm for storing tires during the winter?