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Four 265 XS deal; street psi w/XS on 7&9x16?

Originally Posted by commdiver View Post
Look at this on eBay: (4) NEW KUMHO Ecsta XS (Extream Performance Street/Autocross) Tires 265 45 R 16
Fri 21 just received these goodies via same deal, same seller, very responsive, prompt delivery via trackable FedEx Ground, $465 for four inc. shipping. By 6pm had one of the pairs fitted (by Discount Tires) to the rear 9x16s while getting a pair of new Discount-provided (special order but available) 225/50-16 XS on front 7x16s (Fuchs all round).

Date stamp on eBay 265s was 41/08, only a week different to those I just wore out. Balanced up perfecto, so it looks like an honest and great deal. 6k-8k is most I get out of a set of rears, double that on the fronts, but this will help postpone putting out for Zuff 17s til sometime next year! (Unless the tire gods reveal more secret stashes.)

For everyday and often spirited back-road use, 32F/33R yielded near perfect even wear across fronts, but rears were losing crown a tad faster than margins.

So going to try 32psi (68F) all round this time.

How about you other folks with these Kuhmo XS 265/45-16 on rear 9x16 - turbo or narrow 3.2/3.6 conversion - any psi experiences to share?
85 Carrera Coupe, OBD-I 993 3.6 conversion w/(ever-increasing list of mods)óclosing in on 425,000 miles. So far, 100,000 on the 3.6. Mad Wasp (Benelli TnT 1130).

Last edited by BarryJB; 12-24-2012 at 12:45 AM.. Reason: omissions, clarity, syntax, whim
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