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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-13-2006, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Kumho Ecsta MX-C

Steve (GTODealer) we talked about this tire a while ago.... this article says they are going to make that tire available through Tire Rack. Available in Red or Blue, that will be cool. Now I can look even more cool as I am melting the rubber off my tires while simultaneously abusing my vehicle! Anyway, check out the article.

KUMHO to increase production of ECSTA MX-C colored smoke tires

KUMHO Tire USA will increase production of the ECSTA MX-C, the company’s attention-getting tire that produces colored smoke. KUMHO debuted the MX-C at with Enjuku Racing at the Formula Drift event at Road Atlanta on May 6 and 7.

The ECSTA MX-C is identical to the popular ECSTA MX, KUMHO’s top-of-the-line street tire. The MX-C has additional chemicals in the compound that produce either red or blue smoke. The MX-C was initially produced in limited quantities and in only one size--255/40R17—the size that Enjuku Racing needed for its drift cars.

“Public response to the MX-C has been overwhelming,” said Rick Brennan, brand director for KUMHO Tire USA. “There has been a lot of interest in and demand for the tire in the U.S., Japan, Europe and the U.K., so we’re bumping up production to meet the SCCA’s Formula D rules and to make the tire readily available for drifting and burnout competitions here in the States.” In July, the SCCA changed the Formula D tire rules, requiring tire companies to produce a minimum of 2,500 of any tire used in Formula D.

KUMHO will offer the MX-C in two colors (red and blue) and in four sizes: 225/50R16, 255/40R17, 275/40R17 and 275/40R18. The tire will be readily available through the Tire Rack and will be available through special order at any KUMHO dealer in the United States.

“We built the ECSTA MX-C to demonstrate our forward thinking, our technical capabilities and our ability to respond quickly to the market,” noted Brennan. “We knew from the public’s reaction that we had a winning product on our hands. Like our 26-inch and 28-inch ECSTA STX light truck tires, the MX-C charted new territory that no other tire company even thought about entering.”
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Great strategy actually, sell a product that looks the coolest when it is meaninglessly destroying itself.
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Great strategy actually, sell a product that looks the coolest when it is meaninglessly destroying itself.
Hey! It'll keep the tires sales flowing!
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Hey! It'll keep the tires sales flowing!
exactly my dear Watson.
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WOOOHOOO!!!! I wished I had a vehicle that could take advantage of those sizes.....
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Well since they slapped them on that goat, I am assuming the 255/40 17's will fit my car! I can get a blue one and a red one and then smoke them silly for the next 6000 miles! Maybe, if I drive and cautiously as sutliffhl21, I can stretch it to 8000 miles. But what fun would that be?
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Dude, get the 275/40's and roll your fenders! You'll get a little more traction and they'll look cooler.
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Uh, don't those cost $2,000 per tire?
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Smoke bombs taped to the underbelly of the car would definatly be cheaper.
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Uh, don't those cost $2,000 per tire?
DAMN...........................
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