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Old 03-05-2003, 18:13   #1 (permalink)
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Hankook tyres.

hey guys, what are those new Hankook tyres that everyones raving about... ive been ringing around for tyres and everyone has been trying to push me onto Hankooks.
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i used to have hankooks on my escort, theyre a really good tyre for the price, good wear, no squealing, and reasonable grip in the wet
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i had a pair of hankooks on my falcon when i first got it and they were the single shitiest tyre i have ever used.
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Hankooks performance tyre is the VENTUS, but as far as I know, there are now 2 models in the Ventus range and I'm not sure which one is better.


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Ive looked on their website and I found the Ventus K104 & K102.. which one of these won a recent magazine comparison ?

Also if anyone knows of another tyre (235/45/17) that is comparable in price to the Kumho or Hankooks i'd be interested to hear from you.

Best price ive gotten so far is $159 for the Kumho Ecsta 711's and $175 for the 712's.
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Some Hyundais have them come out standard, we've seen elantras with up too 60,000km on them still with original tyres. In my opinion they're a good alrounder for the price
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I had Hankook 235/15/65s on my NA for ages, they were very hard wearing, decent enough in the wet and had fairly loud road noise. I got mine at a bargain, cost me $420 for all 4 fitted and balanced.

I have since then flat spotted all 4 in a severe braking incident and now i have Goodyear Eagle F1s. they are muuuuuuuuccccch better, but for price and value the Hankooks were good

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i used to work for the kumho wholesaler and my advice is stay away from the 712's they are too noisy, the 711 arent bad for the price tho
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i used to work for the kumho wholesaler and my advice is stay away from the 712's they are too noisy, the 711 arent bad for the price tho
Ive gotten 50,000k's out of my set of 712's and cant say a bad thing about them.... excellent tyre.

Its just that everyone I speak to says the Hankooks are better.
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Here's what Wheels tyre test 2003 said about Hankook K104 235/45 ZR17:

Rating better in the wet than in the dry, the Hankook Ventus, from Korea, are yet another example of the constant progress made by the Koreans in this industry. That this tyre ranks in the top half of such a competitive field as this is worth an honourable mention in itself. To reach these levels at this price, however, is highly commendable. We can see a lot of sales heading this way, purely on the dollar factor.
Our dry test driver wasn't all that comfortable on these at the limit. They lacked the solid, controlled feel of thebetter models, demonstratingeven more soft sidewall feel than the Firestones.
In the wet, with lower loadings on the sidewalls, they were much better and ranked well up the list - forth in the wet handeling, fifth in the wet braking, ahead of some highly rated makes and models. And when price comes into the equation, our performance/cost formula put them in first place.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE RATINGS:

1) DUNLOP Formula FM901
2) PIRELLI P Zero Nero
3) BRIDGESTONE Potenza S-03
4) GOODYEAR Eagle F1 GS-D3
5) FIRESTONE SZ50
6) HANKOOK Ventus K104
7) MICHELIN Pilot Preceda
8) BF GOODRIDGE Profiler G
9) AVON ZZ3
10) TOYO Trampio Gu:Wn
11) SIMEX SM9300
12) KUMHO Ecsta Supra 712
13) FEDERAL 589

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