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Kumho vs. other Z rated brands!

I have noticed that alot of people use Kumho tires...what I want to know is does it really matter what rubber you use if it's Z rated...the tires I'm looking at are a generic Z rated brand called "Hercules"..they come with a 4 year warranty...the reason I'm asking this is because the place where I might buy my rims at, use these tires in their package deals...so do I need to go and get Kumhos or is it okay to get something cheaper...

I used to have rubber made by Nankane and they were nice and solid...they weren't a name brand or anything like that...
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Kumho are the best out there for it's price
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Herucules tires been around a long time. Probably OK, but I have no actual experience. I agree that Kumho is the best thing going for the price, and better than some at a higher price.
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Why get Z-rated tires..will you be travelling at sustained speeds of over 160mph???..lol..Seriously..save a few $$ and get the Kumho Ecsta Supra 712's in W rated verssions..

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Well, it all depends on what kind of driving you are going to do in your car. H-rated tires have a different rubber compound that is harder than Z-rated tires. H rated will probably last another half season to full season over Z's. But Z's will be much better for handling and cornering
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save a few bucks???...how much do Kumho's go for????....I was told around $200 a tire...I can get the Hercules ones for $140...I don't care what rated tire I get, just don't feel like paying $200 for a tire!!
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i am getting my kumho's for only 105 a tire and they are 215/40/17
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well $105 US is $170 CAN and I want 215/45/17....so [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-frown.gif[/IMG]
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oh CAN ok. well 215/45/17 shouldnt be more then 110 US which would be what 175 CAN.
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Spider...how's the weather?...you lucky son of a ... j/k

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<< Spider...how's the weather?...you lucky son of a ... j/k

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redfog we live on basicly the same paralle so we have the same weather as each other. and the weather right now is clear and about 65 which is freezeing for me. [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/IMG]
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www.rim1.com; enter and look at this month's specials; Kumho tires for $80 each, no mount and balance though.
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If you want a good price try tirerack , victoria tire , or 1010tires . Tirerack has the best shipping rates and proably prices, too. 215/45/17 Kumhos are $89 us.

If you have patience, the best deals, by far, are on eBay
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well the problem for me is I don't have the cash now...so I have to get them here at a shop that offers 6 months with no payments...you know the drill...so I don't want to get ripped off...so what i see is that if you guys are saying that I can get Kumho's for around $90 US, well then that's around $140 CAN for me, which means I'll have to get into bargaining mode, take some interent print outs and tell them if they want a sale then they have to give it to me for the price on the print out...[IMG]i/expressions/laugh2.gif[/IMG][IMG]i/expressions/laugh2.gif[/IMG]...if they want the sale then they'll match it...right?....
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check this out Kumho ... is this legit or what?
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For You Candians..like me.. bst price on Kumho's is at Tiretrends
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