On the 2000 Grand Marquis they were Goodyear Eagles and the speed rating was
either S or T, I don't remember. On The 2005 Accent The Kumho's were
whatever came with the car, standard 13" wheels, and were expensive
considering the small size. Ironically, The new ride, a 2008 Suzuki Ferenza
also has Kumho tires but 15" wheels. I hope they do better than the ones on
the Accent, I had to replace the first one on that car at less than 2000
I realize that this is all antidotal and has nothing to do with service
other people get out of other brands.
I have no clue, I am reasonably sure it wasn't a spike strip, I haven't run
from the cops in many a year. <G>
By the time I became aware the tire was flat it was destroyed, sudden
failure because of unknown reasons.
Had the same problem years ago with Goodyear Wranglers on an old Chevy
Pickup truck, They were as easy to cut as racing slicks. The Goodyear's on
my wife's Grand Marquis, all failed because of tread separation, Probably
just a bad batch of tires, But the local Goodyear dealer was unwilling to do
anything about it. On the other hand, I had a 30' travel trailer that came
with Goodyear Marathon trailer tires, In 40,000 of towing miles I never even
had a flat tire.
Again, I have to knock Kumhos. My 2007 Tiburon SE came with the Solus
16's on it. I now have less than 30k on them and need a new set. I don't
drive like a maniac and most of the miles are highway, commuting 54
miles a day to and from work. You can bet Kumho's are not on my list for
can you affirm that they weren't variably under or over inflated for
weeks/months and the vehicle is not substantively mis-aligned and/or
there isn't some kinduv of tire damaging anomaly?
what does the manufacturer claim as the expected mileage for these
tires when new?
i'm not expecting to get 70,000 miles from my new ones, because face
reality there are many potholes, other road hazards, and curbs to hit
ungently plus if ya get a slow leak, then you're ..uh....."skinned"
The car has TPMS so I'm notified when TP is 10% under. I do add a little
air. Recommended is 32 PSI. I ran 34 PSI. My '97 Tiburon averaged 50k on
a set of tires. Even the OEM Michelen's that came on the car ran 45k
before they began hydroplaning so badly you couldn't drive with high
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