Kumho Ecsta AST (KU25)

3.69

(72) Customer Reviews

Price Range:  USD $66.99 to $149.99

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The new ECSTA AST combines exotic looks, high technology and everyday use durability in a low profile package. Built especially for sports cars and 'Tuned' sedans, the ECSTA AST is the perfect choice when the desire for larger rims meets a slim budget. Designed to provide all season traction, long mileage and good looks, the ECSTA AST also delivers high performance grip and handling.

A unique V shaped design provides excellent grip in the snow and wet without compromising dry road performance. The combination of aggressive and wide tread blocks integrated with multiple sipes to evacuate snow and water means the KU25 is truly an all-season performer.

Overall 

3.7

Kumho Ecsta AST (KU25)
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Dry
(4.3)
Wet
(3.7)
Snow
(1.9)
Handling
(3.9)
Comfort
(3.8)
Noise
(3.6)
Treadwear
(3.2)
Overall:
2.2
Dry
3.0
Wet
1.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
2.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
2.0

Okay, so to be fair my car puts out around 310 whp and 290 TQ... Not really a slouch for a 215 tire . But even before boost on 190 whp these tires were awful. They are just plain unsafe in the rain and snow. I have an IS300 and I got these as a cheap replacement for my old tires. Never again will I shop kumho. Ride quality as far as noise and how much you feel the road is pretty decent. It's not a tire for a sports car. These tires spin on the freeway and last you a year or two of daily driving

Size: 215/45R17

Vehicle: 2001 Lexus IS300 4 Dr Sedan Base 17" option with 16090 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 3/24/2017 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
2.7
Dry
4.0
Wet
1.0
Snow
2.0
Handling
2.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
4.0

These tires absolutely suck on wet roads. I totaled my 300ZX because of them. Allow me to explain. I have a NA Z32. 220 HP 200 TQ, so by no means is this considered a "fast car" by most standards. I've never had issues with these tires unless the road was wet. When driving these tires on wet road, they suddenly become the most unpredictable and deadly tires ever. Over the course of having them for 8 months, I've done many unintentional burnouts when it's raining, even when actively trying to take it easy. One time I was accelerating from a red light and after shifting into 2nd the tires just lost all control and I fishtailed a little but recovered. That very same drive, I was going around a right turn in a residential area, I was in 3rd and after completing the turn I go to accelerate and I spin out. This car, a 220 hp 20 year old NA V6, was losing traction in 3rd gear going 15-20 mph. Now for the inspiration for writing this review. I'm on my way to school, it had just finished raining, and I'm waiting in the back of a line at a red light. Turns green, line moves up and I go to turn right. I'm in second gear. I'm not going very fast to begin with because I'm in a line of cars coming out of a red light, but somehow after turning I accelerate and I start fishtailing again towards the right. I overcorrect too much to the left, and NOW they decide to grip... Right as I'm facing the side of a pickup. Bags go off, tons of pieces of my car go into the street. The truck just took a minor dent in the side. My car totaled, and it's all because of these tires. http://m.imgur.com/HcLjqGw

Size: 225/50R16

Vehicle: 1995 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr Hatchback 2+2 with 11263 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 5/25/2016 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Warranty summary for replacement tires purchased on or after 01/Dec/2016

Treadlife Warranty

N/A OR See Qualified Treadlife Warranty Tires

Uniformity Warranty

1 Year / first 2/32" of wear

Workmanship Materials Warranty

5 Years / Free replacement first year or 2/32" of wear, then prorated until 2/32" remaining depth

Manufacturers Road Hazard Warranty

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Special Notes:

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