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wide 17" DE tire choices?

I'm trying to decide on new shoes for 9&11 x 17" wheels. Will use for fun DE days, not competition. For street I'll be keeping my 7 & 9 Fuchs.

I've found available:
Kumho Ecsta XS in 245/40-17 and 295/35-17 and 315/35-17
Kumho Ecsta V700 in 245/40-17 and 315/35-17
Toyo R888 in 245/40-17 and 315/35-17

Anyone have experience with these tires? The Ecsta XS is listed as both an "extreme performance summer" and a "competition tire, suitable for autocross" and wonder about lifespan. I do like the 295/35 option given overall diameter and that I don't have a "monster" motor (PO said 350hp).

I know that Hoosiers make a suitable tire as well, but the above are cheaper. Am I missing any other options? Any experience/opinions are appreciated!
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