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    Hankook Tires - Degraded Road Holding - Bad Tires or Air or ......

    225/45ZR17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
    255/40ZR17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

    Now
    255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL for rear, 10 months old

    So I been using these same tires for the last 10+ years.
    This is the first time, from the first few months until now the rears are slipping on many turns that I know from before they held oh so well.

    This is a review of the evo2, seems nothing there to say this is worse than the evo?

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...um=54YR7K120XL

    So did I just get a bad QC dud this time? No surprise considering these are some of the cheapest "performance" tires out there... but then again the original evo I had no problem with for the price, the lateral G were to my satisfaction, unlike these, I almost feel unsafe.

    Pressure... I have tried these at 28lbs to 42 lbs... they all feel the same pretty much as far as traction. I still think its the rears only, the evo2.

    Any experience of the like? Should literally try adjusting the pressure like 3lbs at at time down from 42 to like 31?

    Thanks
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    2003 ZHP 4dr | 145,000 miles (ACTUAL before RIP) | BBS 17"
    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
    [ Staggered on square (17x8.5 +38) ]

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    I used to have Hankook tires (Ventus Noble 2, I think) on my DD, but I developed bubbles in the sidewalk of two separate tires—one at its half-life and one near-new. Never again. Too bad, because they handled pretty well.
    2004 BMW 330i ZHP (50k miles), Jet Black with black leather, MFactory LSD (3.38) with Z4 cover, 18"x8.5" ET38 APEX Arc-8's (Anthracite) with 245/40 Michelin PSS', Koni Sports with factory springs and front and rear reinforcement plates, Shark Injector, Corsa TSE3 cat-back exhaust, TMS under-driven pulleys (water & steering), CDV delete, TMS CF strut brace, K&W CAI, GAS DISA rebuild, TMS pedals, Wheelskins steering wheel cover, roller tray center console, and WeatherTech floor and cargo mats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reasoned1 View Post
    I used to have Hankook tires (Ventus Noble 2, I think) on my DD, but I developed bubbles in the sidewalk of two separate tires—one at its half-life and one near-new. Never again. Too bad, because they handled pretty well.
    You didnt get a free replacement?
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    2003 ZHP 4dr | 145,000 miles (ACTUAL before RIP) | BBS 17"
    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
    [ Staggered on square (17x8.5 +38) ]

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    How much thread life is left on them?

    I liked them for the steering feel but was not impressed with the overall grip. Cheaper tires do have their negatives.

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    I didn’t want a replacement—don’t trust them.
    2004 BMW 330i ZHP (50k miles), Jet Black with black leather, MFactory LSD (3.38) with Z4 cover, 18"x8.5" ET38 APEX Arc-8's (Anthracite) with 245/40 Michelin PSS', Koni Sports with factory springs and front and rear reinforcement plates, Shark Injector, Corsa TSE3 cat-back exhaust, TMS under-driven pulleys (water & steering), CDV delete, TMS CF strut brace, K&W CAI, GAS DISA rebuild, TMS pedals, Wheelskins steering wheel cover, roller tray center console, and WeatherTech floor and cargo mats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    How much thread life is left on them?

    I liked them for the steering feel but was not impressed with the overall grip. Cheaper tires do have their negatives.
    I only had them for about 9 months now, and although I drive hard, I dont drive often at all so they have plenty.

    Just curious as to why the evo2 are SO much worse... its not just about being cheap or else the evo's woulda sucked also and they were very satisfactory to me for a "cheap" tire. These evo2 are just like plastic.

    I guess I'll just drift with these a bit when its safe and figure they are practice tires and will just have to tone it down in the wet and normal driving, wear them out and upgrade.

    You guys know best alternatives at "similar" price points? I pay about $110-$130 per tire for these... someone told me these, I think that's what I 'll do next:

    Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
    Free Shipping
    FIREHAWK INDY 500Ultra High Performance Summer

    Front: 225/40R18 92W XL
    Load Range: XL
    Serv. Desc: 92W
    UTQG: 340 A A

    $118.21

    Rear: 255/35R18 94W XL
    Load Range: XL
    Serv. Desc: 94W
    UTQG: 340 A A

    $138.50
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    2003 ZHP 4dr | 145,000 miles (ACTUAL before RIP) | BBS 17"
    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
    [ Staggered on square (17x8.5 +38) ]

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    I was sort of forced into buying some Toyo Proxes 4 Plus’s (245/40R17) instead of my desired Michelin’s (due to available stock at the store and being in a hurry), and they’ve been great—excellent handling, pretty quiet, and the tread’s holding up extremely well after 20k miles.
    2004 BMW 330i ZHP (50k miles), Jet Black with black leather, MFactory LSD (3.38) with Z4 cover, 18"x8.5" ET38 APEX Arc-8's (Anthracite) with 245/40 Michelin PSS', Koni Sports with factory springs and front and rear reinforcement plates, Shark Injector, Corsa TSE3 cat-back exhaust, TMS under-driven pulleys (water & steering), CDV delete, TMS CF strut brace, K&W CAI, GAS DISA rebuild, TMS pedals, Wheelskins steering wheel cover, roller tray center console, and WeatherTech floor and cargo mats

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    I love the Firehawk Indy 500's. Great grip for street use and they are CHEAP!

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
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    2005 330i ZHP / 6MT
    Imolarot / Naturbraun



    It's not the car you drive, it's how you drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az3579 View Post
    I love the Firehawk Indy 500's. Great grip for street use and they are CHEAP!

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
    Its settled! Ima drift my @$$ off for once and get these tires gone.

    Or maybe the second layer will have more traction LMAO
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    2003 ZHP 4dr | 145,000 miles (ACTUAL before RIP) | BBS 17"
    Hankook Ventus V12
    Front: 225/45ZR
    Rear: 255/40ZR-17 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2 XL
    [ Staggered on square (17x8.5 +38) ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dathaeus View Post
    Its settled! Ima drift my @$$ off for once and get these tires gone.

    Or maybe the second layer will have more traction LMAO
    One thing I did notice is that they're super cheap in the 255/35-18 size. No idea why, but when I checked the pricing for sizes around it, they were a lot more. lol

    Curious what you end up spending on your sizing.
    BP
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    Imolarot / Naturbraun



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