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Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2003 12:56:50 GMT
From: "Fred W." iaindv43qrk8amt7na6fss52kpr8m79ah9nopsamcom...
> Any tire suggestions for my 9KT?  I need 205/50 16's, or 205/55's,
> preferably Z rated or higher.
>
> I have a set of Dunlop 9000's which are trash - side wall blew out of
> one with less than 10k miles, and on another, my Saab tech tells me
> that it's slipped cords within the tire that were causing the sudden
> wobble in my fron end.
>
> I've also experienced a side wall blow-out on Pirelli's (P-700,
> predecessor to the P-7000), so am not interested in Pirelli products
> either.

Sidewalls don't just "blow-out" on their own nor do cords "slip" whatever
that really means...  Either you ran the tires with seriously wrong
inflation levels or you banged them up on pot-holes or curbs.  The common
denominator seems to be you or your car.

>
> I know they're in-expensive, I know Kumho was involved in some
> litigation over defective tires some years back (which hopefully made
> them straighten up their act), but has anyone had good results using
> the high-end Kumho's?

Kumho's stick like glue, wear like any Z-rated tire (BTW, you shouldn't care
about wear if you are buying Z-rated tires) but I have exprienced some minor
tramlining with the Supra Ecsta's

-Fred

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