Brakes Wheels 2nd Gen Tires Kumho Ecsta 4X?

Discussion in '2nd Generation: 2007+ R55 through R61' started by thinkinmini, Jul 2, 2012.

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  1. thinkinmini

    thinkinmini New Member

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    Anyone running these tires? From the reviews off the website I'm ordering them from (don't know if I can specify on here, if that's against the rules), they seem to be near top of the list for the size I need 195/55/16. They're pretty inexpensive also which is good, considering what I've read about mini's tearing through tires quickly. Thanks for any information on them, be it positive or negative.
     
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    drabdub Well-Known Member

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    I know a few people running these on their volkswagens and they like them. I was going to look into getting a set when I put tires on my new Konigs
     
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    just ordered a set last week. May be here today.Look like a good choice for an all season-high performance tire. Bonus 50 $ gift card makes it even sweeter. like 368 shipped!
     
  4. Crashton

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    I have no experience with them, but have read some good reports on them. You can also run a 205-50-16 on a MINI with no issues. It opens you up to a lot more tire choices. 195-55-16 is a bit limited in what is available.
     
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    JMC40 Well-Known Member

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    The Mitsubishi Ralliart I just purchased has brand new ones installed. I cannot speak to their high performance handling yet, but I can say they are a very quite/nice ride road tire, and excellent in the rain.
     
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    crashton - how about running a 205/40/16?
     
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    Kumhos are known for having great grip and horrible response. The set of AST's I had back in the day had the floppiest sidewalls ever. A friend had the XS on his 911 when he bought it, but they developed bad flat spots each day from sitting in the shaded parking deck. For a low price, you get good stick and crappy noise, response, and feel.

    I'm not saying don't buy them, just be aware of why they're so inexpensive.
     
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    Just got back from having them installed. Drove alot quieter and smoother. Im happy so far. Bought them from tirebuyer.com. Delivered in 5 days incl. weekend. I bought the 205 50 16. was torn between going to 17s or staying with 16s.Wanted rota rb in hyper black. After I ordered the tires I went to order wheels and find out both companys are out of stock. I got a call from work to travel 500 miles Thursday so I had them mounted on my factory wheels. Thats how they will stay.lol!
     
  9. Crashton

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    A bit low on profile for my taste. I like a bit of sidewall for the carp roads I have to drive on. I'd hazard a guess that you'd be turning a a fair amount of extra RPM with those. There are tire calculators that you can figure that out with. Tire Rack has one.
     
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    Thanks for the insight. I have the size on my Volkswagen and was going to run them on my mini for a couple weeks
     

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