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I recently gave up my Z-Rated tire to switch to somthing more practical for a daily driver. I headed over to the local Discount Tire to see what they had. <p>All they carried in that size, under $100 was the Kumho 716. It's an H-Rated tire (good up to 139mph) I went home and did some research on them, and saw some good reviews so I went in the next day to place an order and they came in a few days later, so they installed them for free, after they lectured me about trying to get 50k miles out of the Z-Rated Yokohoma's (Good Tire BTW <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> ) that should last about 30-40k. <p>So I took off, got on the highway and noticed a very obvious difference in ride quality, and road noise. The Kumho's were silent and very solid feeling going 80mph in light rain. Handiling with the HR's is a little more restricted, taking turns too fast can result in a little sidewall roll (never a problem w/ ZR, same size) Im assuming this is due to a stiffer, less rounded sidewall. <p>Overall, this is a good tire for a sport sedan. They are quiet, smooth, they look nice and they are cheap.... real cheap. $78 a tire. <p>I cannot, however comment on longevity because I have only put about 2-4k on them. The tread has no wear as of right now. I think they will be good to about 50-60k.<p>I give 'em <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/star.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/star.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/star.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/star.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/halfstar.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Review on Kumho 716 205/55/16 HR (thevolvoguy)

Oh BTW... they barley rub, only under full lock making a left turn.
 

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Re: Review on Kumho 716 205/55/16 HR (thevolvoguy)

sounds good<br>I'm looking for some 16" rims to replace my 15" steel (ouch!)<p>currently riding H rated tires, I do take corners quite fast and I'm really pushing the limits of these tires...<p>hopefully I can get a good deal off some 16" rims <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Review on Kumho 716 205/55/16 HR (xtremepsionic)

15" steel... wow those must be some heavy rims! Try cheapwheels.com, and also check up on eBay every once and a while. Im assuming you have the 4-lug pattern? <p>Good Luck!<br><BR><BR>
[Modified by thevolvoguy, 4:53 AM 9-20-2002]
 
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