Where can I get KUMHO tires?
KUMHO does not sell tires directly to retail customers. You need to contact
a retail KUMHO dealer.
How do I get prices of KUMHO Tires?
KUMHO does not sell tires directly to retail customers. Call 1-800- Hi-KUMHO
& talk to a Customer Service Representative. You can also contact a retail
KUMHO dealer to get pricing.
What should I inflate my new tires to?
Air pressure should be set in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer's
specification if the tire size is the same as a size originally available for
your vehicle. The vehicle manufacturer's recommendation can usually be found in
the owner's manual & on the door jam or glove compartment. Contact the vehicle
dealer for more specific information about your car. Vehicle placard inflation
would be the minimum recommended inflation by KUMHO Tire.
I have to replace a tire, can I get any type or brand?
We, the tire industry, prefer you avoid the mixing of tire types on a passenger
car. This means you should avoid two tires of Br& A's "123" size tires with
two tires of Br& B's "456" size tires, or even two of Br& A's "789"size
tires if reasonably possible. All four should be the same br& & size for
best overall performance. Even mixing significantly worn tires with new tires of
the same type is not encouraged. Mixing may reduce the handling potential of
your vehicle. Either buy four tires of the same type, or at least get two of the
same type that is already on the vehicle.
Can a certain tire size replace my existing Original Equipment size?
First check the load carrying capability. Your current tire will have a size
stamped on the sidewall. It will look something like this: 215/55R16 93V. The
"93" is referred to as your Load Index. Your replacement size must have a load
index equal or greater than the O.E, or be compensated by using a higher
inflation pressure tire; so load-carrying capability is not compromised. Next
look at the overall diameter (O.D.) of both tires. The more you deviate from the
O.D. of your O.E. tire, the more you effect things like speedometer accuracy,
traction control, anti-lock brakes, gearing, acceleration, & cruising rpm. Try
to keep your O.D. within 5-10mm of the O.E. tire. (i.e.: 215/55R16 can be
replaced with 205/55R16 or 225/55R16.)
I want to downgrade to a lower speed rated tire than outlined in my vehicle's
manual. It's safe to do this, isn't it?
As speed rating increases tire manufacturers tune the design of the tire to
match the increased potential of the vehicle, & the vehicle chassis &
suspension are also tuned with this in mind. A tire with reduced speed rating
may be less than optimum for the vehicle tuning, & potentially reduce the
handling potential of your vehicle. Usually this is not an issue, but we
recommend you consider if downgrading tire fitments.
I have just raised/lifted/lowered/dropped/slammed my vehicle & want to know
if this tire will fit?
It is best to work with an experienced alignment shop, four-wheel shop,
chassis shop, tire dealer or local enthusiast club who has experience with these
types of conversions. There are too many variables for us to give you an
What's the difference between the ECSTA Supra 712 & the ECSTA MX tires?
The MX tire is tuned more toward maximum dry handling than the 712. While
the ride & noise are more than adequate for street use, its focus is maximum
at-the-limit handling. For the serious enthusiast looking for a street tire with
racetrack capability, the MX is it. The 712 is intended to be an all-round ultra
high performance tire. It delivers ultra performance handling & still has
comfort & noise levels suitable for performance drivers. Its wear is as good
or better than other ultra-high performance tires. Our 712 customers have been
uniquely satisfied with the balance of performance delivered by the 712.