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Kumho Ecsta KU31

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The Kumho Ecsta KU31 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars. Below is data from 136 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 2,157,477 miles driven.

Kumho Ecsta KU31
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Wet Grip

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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £51.20 - £63.50 (8 prices)
225/40 R18 £86.58 - £86.80 (2 prices)
235/35 R19 £89.01 - £107.10 (2 prices)
Available in 84 tyre sizes - View all.

Tyre Test Results:

Kumho Ecsta KU31 Reviews

Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen (195-45-15-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 4,000 spirited miles
Have these fitted to my 15x8J with a little stretch on my mk2 16v. lowered with coilovers. Being quite a low profile and with the strech these can be a tad uncomfotable but that was my choise. I wanted grip over comfort as I like fast road driving.

Got 4 from camskill at £35ea. In the dry they are superb and confidence inspiring. As with any tyre the performance in the wet is not so good but not dangerous by any stretch of the imagination.

After around 4k miles I am still very happy with them. Wear is fairly good, uneven on my car due to the tracking being out by again that was the setup I wanted.

Would I buy them again? abso-bloody-lutely!
tyre reviewed on June 9, 2014   
Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 206 1.6 xt (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 74,000 average miles
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tyre reviewed on June 1, 2014   
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Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Clio 1.4 16v (205-45-16-)
Driving on track for 3,000 average miles
Awesome tires, really nice look and excellent behaviour on dry and wet surfaces!!
tyre reviewed on May 13, 2014   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Skoda Superb MK1 (225-45-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 3,500 average miles
Best tyres I ever used in terms of quality vs cost ratio. Had Dunlop before and Kumho is no worse than them, maybe even better.
tyre reviewed on May 8, 2014   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus MK1 (205-50-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 30,000 spirited miles
These SPT KU31 tyres (non run flat) are utterly outstanding value for money. There is no excuse for anybody to opt for unknown and budget tyres with products like this on the market. I have had 3 sets of these tyres so far. The initial appeal was the wet weather grip as it is constantly raining here in the UK but an added benefit was the aesthetics of the tread design. So many more outstanding properties prevailed from the Dunlop SP Sport 01 tyres they replaced. Great feedback, dynamic stability, directionality, high speed predictability, fuel efficiency and road noise insulation.

In summary, these tyres are perfectly suited for small to mid sized performance hatches. The polymer compound is not suited to heavier saloons etc as the wear rate will drastically increase.

I will buy again and again.
tyre reviewed on March 25, 2014   
Given 63% (breakdown) while driving a CitroŽn (215-55-16-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15,000 easy going miles
Please read this before you choose this tyre.
I did my homework and looked at all the reviews but ignored the comments about these tyres as they wear down..
The reviews were 100% correct great tyre when new but after 5,000 miles it's like somebody has changed your tyres over night. Poor grip - noise but worst of all it sounds like your wheel bearings have gone...
Even looked at changing the car but decided to buy some new tyres (Cheaper than buying a new car) gone for Hankook Optimo 4S ....just want to say I'm keeping my car go to the Hankook review to find out why...
tyre reviewed on February 19, 2014   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a MINI Cooper S Works (215-45-17-W)
Driving on mostly town for 0 spirited miles
Don't expect award winning levels of grip, this is a run flat tyre after all. In Australia this tyre is about $100 cheaper per tyre than equivalent run flat Continental, Dunlop, Bridgestone and Pirelli products. I have tried all the before mentioned brands and noise exempt Kuhmo leaves the rest of the competition behind. Rotation of tyres every 5000km's is essential to achieve life out of these tyres. Inadequate rotation will also result in a dramatic increase in tyre noise. These tyres are cheap in price not in build quality and excellent all round performer where run flats are required.
tyre reviewed on January 11, 2014   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz (205-55-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Bought these to replace the Continentals that previously came with the wheels I purchased. Bought it mainly for the price and also based on the recommendation of friends. I must say that these tires didn't dissapoint me one bit. I feel it grips the road better than my old Contis. Outstanding value for the money. Will definitely buy again.
tyre reviewed on January 2, 2014   
Given 36% (breakdown) while driving a Honda Odyssey (215-55-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 5,000 average miles
Buy new, 4 tire, very noisy. After about 5000Km the tire was broken. Never buy this brand again. Waste my money....
tyre reviewed on November 4, 2013   
Given 60% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda 6 (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 4,000 average miles
Great grip and quiet tyres. But after just 4,000 miles they are about half worn. I also had continentals put on the rear of my Mazda 6 at the same time, and they are down by about 1mm in the same time/miles.

Good tyres but wear far to quickly. Next time would pay a few quid more for something longer lasting.
tyre reviewed on October 19, 2013   

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