Kumho Ecsta PS91 Reviews - Page 2

Given 63% while driving a Lexus IS250 RWD (255/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
Tyre is good for grip and handling dry or wet on the rear of a red lexus. Wear though is really poor lasted 6k at best and this was not a hard life
Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on October 26, 2019
Given 90% while driving a Ford Mondeo Mk3 1.8 (225/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
best tyre for the price, the grip is there dry or wet, very balanced tyre , the wear is average but they are cheap, overall you get a premium tyre for lesss money
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on September 26, 2019
Given 61% while driving a BMW 320D M Sport (225/45 R18) on mostly town for 5,000 easy going miles
Will start by saying these tyres wear quickly on heavy cars!! I have a BMW 320d M Sport and I have done 5,000 miles / 8 months on these tyres and they are now 4mm tread left. So I am expecting these tyres to last up to 10,000 miles :-(

Overall these are good tyres for grip both wet and dry and smooth running. Some things they are not good for are very hard sidewalls so you have to pump the type up to around 36psi to get decent roll on them. Also I was not impressed with the fuel eco on them as they are F grade.
Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on August 27, 2019
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BMW 218d Active Tourer (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 0 average miles
Absolutely terrible tyres had them on my 330i lasted 50000 miles I drive sensible & only do 20 miles a day, worst tyre I’ve experienced never again
Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on July 8, 2019
Given 87% while driving a Kia Motors (225/40 R18 W) on mostly town for 2,500 average miles
I had these tyres on now for just over 6 months after swapping out the ES32 ecos that came with my car and quickly noticed a difference on the way back. Steering weight was slightly heavier, more responsive while turning and more steering feedback. While driving hard I haven't heard any tyre squeal and grip is more than enough both in the dry and wet. While cruising around town it's reasonably quiet and comfortable for this class of tyre. Wear seems to be good so far and I can still see the tread's flag decals on the rears. I would definitely buy these again especially considering they are much more affordable than premium brands while having similar performance.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on July 5, 2019
Given 97% while driving a BMW 520d M Sport (275/40 R18 W) on mostly town for 18,000 easy going miles
Replaced my Continental run flats with these and the difference was night and day. No tramming, harshness over the slightest bump. Very quiet and comfortable and good value for money. I have covered 18000 miles on the rear and still showing 4.2 mm. Would definitely recommended.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on July 1, 2019
Given 89% while driving a BMW 325d M Sport (225/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 10 average miles
Having had the 245 section tyre on the back of a BMW for around 10,000 miles i finally needed new tyres on the front axle as well. The Rainsport 3's the Kumho PS91 have replaced were regarded as a good tyre and i didn't think anything was wrong with them while they were fitted but now i realise that the Kumho are a FAR SUPERIOR tyre to the Uniroyals.
The car is transformed in both comfort and grip, road feel has increased and the car now feels much lighter on the front axle with the set of four PS91's installed.
The rear tyres appear to be wearing well after 10,000 miles, i'm expecting to get that out of them again so i'll be happy with that.
If you were wondering what tyre to go for next, a set of these are superb in all conditions, even on some pretty shoddy British roads. They handle normal motorway miles very well, spirited driving and pulling out of junctions in a 310hp BMW with 620 NM of torque gives you no problems, highly recommend, hopefully Kumho continue to make these when i need another set.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on June 19, 2019
Given 84% while driving a BMW 320d touring (225/45 R18) on mostly country roads for 5,000 average miles
Both dry and wet grip is very good!
Very good road feedback.
Advantage of its stiff sidewalls is sharp and fast steering, and disadvantage is lower comfort. (Still more comfortable than OE runflat tyres)
Recommended. I will buy again.

My comments for BMW/Mini owners:
If your car has factory-fitted runflat tyres and you are thinking about changing to conventional tyres, then I highly recommend Kumho PS91. Because of its stiff sidewalls, Kumho PS91's steering character is close to factory-fitted runflats. Never change your factory-fitted runflat tyres with convensional tyres with soft sidewalls. Otherwise your BMW/Mini will loose its steering and handling character.
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on March 10, 2019
Given 80% while driving a BMW 530d F10 (275/35 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 25,000 average miles
I have these on the rear of my 320bhp 530d with over 600lbs of torque, in the dry the grip is very good and can usually floor it off the line and it will sink in and grip without too much fuss, but in the wet once the wear is below 3.5mm its hard to put much power down off the line or floor it below 40mph.

i do around 40k miles per year mostly motorway but i do like to put my right foot down, on corners the rear is stable and not too twitchy which is good for a big barge and the wear is really good in my opinion if you dont floor it all the time causing the tyres to self destruct.
The rears on my last set lasted 22k miles, this time around im at 25k miles with about 3mm left.

at around £140 per wheel fitted its not bad and is worth the money.
Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on January 8, 2019
Given 37% while driving a Fiat 500X (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 6,000 easy going miles
I fitted these to the front of my Fiat 500x in June and initially thought they were great, 6 months & 6000 miles later the tyres were useless, the tyres wander badly, were badly worn and much worse both inner walls were deformed to the point that my MOT tester advised me to get rid of them straight away.

Both tyres had been maintained at the manufacturers recommended pressure.

Very dissapointed
Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on January 3, 2019
Given 73% while driving a Mazda 3 MPS (235/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 17,000 spirited miles
Very impressed at the overall performance of the tyre and consider it very good value for money.
Confidence inspiring and good feedback.
Only issue would be the wear & tear, which I feel could be better.
Definitely recommended and would buy again.
Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on January 22, 2018
Given 83% while driving a BMW 640d (225/45 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
Had these on for 20,000 miles, and they are now pretty bald! Must admit these grip the road extremely well, i cant complain at all, and wish they did the bigger size for my car! (BMW 640D). On the plus size, even in icy conditions, the grip is extremely good. On the negative side, they don't look particularly special, and because they grip so well, steering at the front becomes very heavy! If they were more widely available, i'd buy them again
Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on November 20, 2017