I'm looking for a tire that will provide good wet and snow performance for my wife's company car (2002 Corolla - P185/65R14). Any suggestions? I've been eyeing the Kumho HP4. Can anyone comment on treadlife and wet/snow performance?
quote:I have heard nothing but GOOD things about these tires. They are just a hair below the bridgestone RE950 in all of tireracks tests, but the Traction T/A cost quite a bit less than the RE950. I wish bfgoodrich would put a non-bland sidewall on, and would offer lip protection on 55 series or lower profiles, but those are just cosmetic things. I have RE950 on all the cars in the family ('cept for the previa) and they do great in all kinds of weather. The SP Sport A2 from dunlop are good, except they wore way to fast on my brother's hatch back, all on stock suspension and perfect alignment and proper tire pressure. They wore in about 22k miles.
Originally posted by 99 GASE2: How about BFGoodrich Traction T/A all-season tires.
quote:My uncle has them on his Previa..... The wheels are soo wide the stickout past the fenders. The BFG Traction T/As are all positive.. I haven't heard a bad thing. Haven't had personal experiences with them but all I hear is good good. Bridgestone Turanza LS-T - <--- great in all weather conditions and very quiet. Good traction too. Transformed our sloppy handling Windstar into something easier to drive. Falken Ziex ZE-512 - <--- Transformed the "granny handling" Toyota Avalon into something sportier while still giving great traction and noise levels. They were 66 bucks each for 205/60R16 so they must be a lot cheaper for your Corolla. They can be bought at any Sears Auto Center. If they don't have it in stock, they can order it. You won't be sorry.
Originally posted by ChrisW: [I have RE950 on all the cars in the family ('cept for the previa) and they do great in all kinds of weather.
quote:Almost anything is better than Goodyear Integrity tires...Congrats on the choice. As long as your happy!
Originally posted by novadude: Welp, I went for the Kumho HP4 716. The price at Sears was too good to pass up ($44.98). I never drive the car, as it is the wifes company car, so I won't be able to post impressions. However, I will say that the drive FROM the tire store felt MUCH better than the drive TO the tire store with 30k mile Goodyear Integrity tires. I'll have to see what the wife thinks when she begins to drive the car in rain and snow.
quote:Care to qualify those remarks? I have the Kumho ASX on my Mustang, and they seem to work very well for the price. My positive experience with the ASX is what convinced me to give the HP4 a try on the Toyota. On the other hand, I have had bad experiences with Goodyear. Does this mean Goodyear tires are junk? Probably not, but in the past, they did not seem to offer much bang for the buck when I have used them (poor performance and short life). From everything I have seen, BFG Traction T/A tires would have definitely been a good choice, however, I opted to go with the lower cost Kumho based on positve reviews at tirerack. Reviews aren't everything though... I bought the Falken ZE512, based on positive reviews, and I am less-than-happy with these tires, as they are noisy and seem to wear fast. I guess different cars "like" different tires. Anyway, we'll see how the Kumhos do... I will be sure to post if I (or more correctly, my wife) do not like them, as I have no reason to defend the Korean manufacturer!
I hate Kumho and Sumitomo.