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All Kumho/Hankook Tyres Stuff

All Kumho/Hankook Tyres Stuff

Of course, most  tyres, were originally made to provide the vehicle with traction that could go anywhere. Certain Kumho tyres were developed to give the 4X4 driver excellent durability. Whilst also giving good wear and traction. Naturally,  in any weather that the vehicle could come up across. Including heavy snow falls.
Hankook tyres, wear technically designed with the help of racing tyres. So,were derived from a “cut-chip and tear-resistant tread compound”. of course, this would give the tyres tread exceptional grip and wear resistance. Consequently, when driving on roads that would normally tear tyres to shreds. Such as gravel roads.

Winter Tyres tested-We went to Finland to test winter tires in a giant freezer (before it even … – Autoweek

Winter Tyres tested
Winter Tyres tested

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again and again: If you live in a state that experiences winter, you should invest in a good set of Winter Tyres tested. Yes, even if you’ve been …

This is a great article that shows the length that tyre companies take to test their tyre products before they are released to the public for road use.

This particular article is about the new winter tyres tested, by Hankook tyres. The same also applies to other tyre companies, who rigorously teat their tyre products in real conditions, taking the cars used to their extreme limits.

I am lucky enough to experience such extreme testing conditions. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Austrian Alps to witness winter tyres tested, at first hand.

The company was not Hankook, but one of the worlds top winter tyre producers, Apollo-Vredestein.

The winter tyres tested  were a new winter tyre to sell to the SUV winter market.

I was in a group made up from other independent tyre dealers from across the UK. We were all allocated to an SUV vehicle that were fitted out with the new tyres. The drivers were all test drivers from the world of motorsport. These drivers took the vehicles up the Austrian Alps and the new winter tyres were put through their paces.

We drove on snow and ice, and i must admit to have been a little frightened, by the extremes that these vehicles were driven, in fact i was glad when the thing finished and we got back to the hotel in one piece?

It was a great experience and showed that the  winter tyres tested were put through their extreme paces.

This winter we have decided to stock some Apollo/Vredestein winter tyres, along with the excellent Yokohama winter tyres.

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SEALANT TYRES From Kumho Tyres at Frankfurt Motor Show Exhibition

Kumho Tyres will be revealing some future tyre technology including SEALANT TYRES at this weeks Iaa Frankfurt International Motor Show… http://t.co/hvzQUXeZRm

There is no saying what the large tyre companies will be coming out with next? SEALANT TYRES

Another exciting thing to come out of the tyre scene recently is the research and development pact that Kumho and Yokohama tyres have just announced.

These are exciting days in the tyre trade, with all sorts of

 sealant tyres
Sealant tyres will not prevent tyre damage like this?

announcements coming out on a daily basis.

Sealant tyres are nothing new? several of Kumho tyres competitors have marketed a similar product, in the past two years.

This works, when an object penetrates the tyre (such as a nail or screw) then the sealant tyre will plug the hole with a semi-liquid substance. This will seal the hole and the sealant tyres would have done the job. This is just another one of the ways that tyre companies are getting round the “no spare wheel” problem.

In my opinion it is a great idea and we have first hand experience of a similar product being successful in our tyre shop in Halifax Yorkshire UK.

SEALANT TYRES are nothing new?

Self sealing tyres are also manufactured by two of the big tyre companies. I covered this in the post that i have linked below. The other tyre companies are Michelin and Continental. Both these tyre companies produce similar products. I believe that Kumho will be the first of the mid-range tyre companies to make such a safety product.

More and more cars will be produced without a spare wheel. These products will be developed to help the motorist get out of trouble should they be unfortunate enough to have a puncture due to a nail or a screw. The downside of sealant tyres, in my opinion ,is that most tyres that are deflated at speed are damaged by the weight of the car and the speed of the car. No amount of sealant will help in this situation. The tyre will be damaged beyond repair.

We see this very week, customers with damaged tyres that were unable to stop their car, when a sudden deflation occurred.

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Kumho Tyres V8 Supercar driver Alex Rullo, 15, is the youngest winner in V8 history but is still too young to … – The Daily Telegraph

Kumho Tyres V8 Supercar

kumho tyres v8 supercar

MEET Alex Rullo – the 15-year-old V8 star that has been banned from racing in NSW because he is too young.

This Kumho tyres V8 supercar driver guy is only 15 years old?wow

These drivers are from the Go-kart stables.Hence, and more than often make it as fully blown race drivers. Naturally, in various forms of the sport.

Alex Rullo is his name. Thus, he can’t even drive legally on the roads of Australia,(probably anywhere else for that matter)kumho tyres v8 supercar

He is the youngest person ever to win a Kumho tyres V8 Supercar championship race. For this reason, I think that we may be seen a star of the future.Obviously, not that he isn’t anyway?

Kumho tyres. Along with some of the other leading mid-range tyre companies. Therefore, are becoming more and more involved with the motorsport racing scene. Consequently, they are involved from regular rallying. To the more upmarket V8 supercar championships in Australia.

Kumho tyres are also coming up trumps. Even, with the lesser known racing fraternity.These, such as the Mazda MX 5 race series. In a recent  MX-5 forum user. Nick D used the Kumho Ecsta HS51 on his Mazda.

He said that he had tested the tyres on during three laps of Rockingham’s International Super Sports Car Circuit, on the Kumho web site he is quoted to have said  “is famed for its abrasion in the dry and its less than stunning grip in the wet.” And it was a damp day… An extra challenging task for our HS51’s!

Kumho Tyres V8 Supercar

“…where the Kumho felt direct and positive, ideal for a sports car, even just driving slowly round access roads, the Toyo felt far less so.”

The Kumho Hs51 is in direct opposition to the Toyo,s used in this class of racing.  he also said“…the HS51 is really quite a good tyre, it outshone the Toyo in just about every area that matters and just that stability of braking and progression in breakaway at the limit is quite possible going to save quite a few MX-5’s from making car shaped holes in hedges.”

 

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Hankook Tyres non-pneumatic tyres in successful tests

The Hankook Tyres non-pneumatic tyres

Hankook Tire has reported the successful high speed testing of its iFlex non-pneumatic tyre. The South Korean company has been developing the iFlex concept since 2011, and recently fitted its lates…

The The Hankook Tyres non-pneumatic tyres contradicts one of my previous articles?

Interestingly, I said that these airless tyres. Hence, would not be used on passenger cars . However, but now Hankook Tyres non-pneumatic tyres have somewhat changed my opinion.

Significantly, the I Flex tyres were put the test. On a KIA Ray ! Which was driven through a slalom course at up to 130 km/h (80 mph).

Hankook the South Korean tyre maker. States that its airless tyre performed perfectly well in all the safety and durability tests. This completely throws out my misconception that this type of wheel construction with a tread stuck to it would not be flexible enough to be used on the normal road cars.

The Hankook Tyres non-pneumatic tyres known as the “i Flex” is made from polyurethane synthetics(very similar to fork truck tyres) and according to a statement from Hankook, the new units are up to 95 per cent recyclable. A prototype size 155/590-14 (155 mm wide with a diameter of 590 mm) has been used in the testing.

Similar products now on the market

Another similar tyre product now on the market is the Michelin Tweel. This wheel/tyre combination is now in use on garden machinery and plant hire machines. The use of these tyres make it impossible to have a puncture repair.

Interestingly, punctures have always been a blight on pneumatic tyres. Especially on heavy machinery ! Such as JCB diggers ! Especially, where down time is very expansive.

The Hankook Tyres non-pneumatic tyres have now been tested on a car and the test have proved very positive, reaching speeds of 80 MPH. I also believe that the Tweel is now been tested on a BMW car. The results will be very interesting and could change the face of the tyre industry for ever?

Eric Roberts

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BMW Kumho Championship-Donnington 2015 Race 1

 

I qualified 6th of 12 runners in the BMW Kumho Championship-with a 1:16.7min lap, my fastest time around the circuit. I was running quite well despite knackered old tyres, until lap 4 when I got hit …

A great video to watch as the driver of this BMW, puts his car through its paces. The cars are all fitted with Kumho tyres and these are events that i love to see and visit the races where possible.

This inside camera gives you a great view as the car puts the Kumho tyres through their paces.

As i have stated on many occasions, the information that is gained through the motorsport experience goes back to making a better tyre for the regular passenger cars.

The guy in the video finished sixth out of twelve cars in the BMW Kumho Championship, held at Donnington park in the East Midlands of England in the UK.

The BARC’s , BMW Kumho Championship is open to all BMW production cars that can be bought in the UK.  The tyres that BMW Kumho Championshipare fitted to these cars are in fact known as  Street legal control tyres are supplied by Kumho tyres.

The Kumho tyres are all made from the same compound and there is only one tread pattern available to the BMW racers. The cost of the tyres  costs are kept to a minimum, to help all the competitors keep down the expense of racing.

These BMW cars are really put through their paces along with the tyre of course. At a recent meeting at the Croft race track in North Yorkshire, i was able to ask a few of the drivers what they thought of the Kumho product and i have to say that to my surprise they all agreed that they were excellent to drive on and were an excellent tyre in both wet and dry conditions.

The BMW Kumho Championship races are very exciting to watch and i would recommend a visit if the racing is in your area.

Eric Roberts

 

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Kumho Tech Talk – Tyre Selection to suit the conditions.

 

http://rally.com.au Tyres are a big part of rallying and with Kumho providing the control tyre, they come to each rally with a very large truck filled with all the …

Kumho tech talk videos are well worth a look at.

They show the amount of expertise that goes into making tyres for motorsport. This expertise is then passed onto the production of the regular passenger tyres that Kumho sell in their dealer network all kumho tech talkacross the UK and the rest of the world. An excellent product.

The Kumho tech talk videos are produced in Australia, where kumho Australia give a lot of support  to the motorsport scene.

The South Korean tyre company also support motorsport in many other countries, including here in the UK. In fact one of my customers in Halifax UK enters a car in the BMW touring car series. The guys name is Oliver and i last watched him race at the Croft racing circuit in North Yorkshire.

Although it was the coldest day of my life, i thoroughly enjoyed the racing and was impressed by the strength and endurance of the kumho ecsta tires, that were used in the race.

kumho tech talk
I took this picture from the last race that i visited at Croft in North Yorkshire, showing the Kumho tyre clad BMW, ready for a race.

I also went into the pits area and asked a few of the drivers what they thought of the Kumho tyres and their response was positive. I explained that i was a kumho dealer, in Halifax Yorkshire and they were very forthright and helpful with my questioning.

The touring BMW’s gave a great race in the wet conditions and i really enjoyed the event. Kumho tyres have also supported the rally scene for many years, but are sadly moving their motorsport division out of the UK to germany. A decision that many dealers in the UK are not happy about.

Eric Roberts

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KUMHO TYRES NSW-2015 SPORTS SEDANS ROUND 1

KUMHO TYRES NSW

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Of course, all my followers know about my admiration for the Kumho tyres products. This video just cements my thoughts. Similar events to this are held all over the world. Significantly , Kumho are one of the top tyre companies in the motorsport world . So, this helps them with research and development. Naturally,  in their en devour to produce a better tyre for the regular passenger car.

So, the cars in the video ! Are very similar to the cars that I was privileged to watched . Of course, in the saloon car championships, the other year at Croft in North Yorkshire UK. Motorsport events that are sponsored by tyre companies such as Kumho stretch their arms right across the world including

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Kumho tyres take part in many racing events in the world

the KUMHO TYRES NSW events for saloon cars.

The tyres are really put to the test giving great feedback to the technicians, who will turn the data collected into making better passenger tyres for the regular cars on the roads.

Now visiting race tracks

As i have stated earlier i try to visit some of these track events to see for myself what the tyres have to go through in the actual racing. I must admit that i am very impressed by the efforts of all the tyre companies that i have had the pleasure to have seen.

Apart from the Kumho tyres NSW video i have witnessed the strains and stresses that these saloon cars put onto the tyres in places like Sneterton and Croft in North Yorkshire. I also try to ask the drivers what they think of the tyres that they are using. To date i have not heard one bad thing said about any of the tyres that were used. In fact on the contrary? most divers gave much praise to the tyres and the tyre companies back up crews during the race events, something that i have witnessed for myself.

Eric Roberts

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Kumho Rally Tyres-Bentham’s Wright beats off best to win at Goodwood Festival of Speed – Lancaster Today

Kumho Rally Tyres

kumho rally tyres

kumho rally tyres uk-Rally driver David Wright enjoyed a hugely successful Goodwood Festival of Speed when he beat some of the fastest drivers in British rallying to win the shootout event, which was held over the three days of the festival at Goodwood House in Sussex.

This comes as no surprise to me?

Kumho tyres. As expected, are one of the worlds up and coming tyre companies. They have recently started to share research and development. Hence, with Japanese tyre company Yokohama tyres.

This brings two of the worlds top mid range tyre companies. Therefore, closer together.Accordingly, I think that an amalgamation will be imminent. Watch this space?

The tyre market is getting pretty congested at the moment.For this reason, a move like this could cement their position.Possibly, as one of the worlds top tyre companies. As a result, both of these companies have much experience in the motorsport sector.kumho rally tyres

Kumho rally tyres

are now achieving world recognition amongst the top rally driver of the world. it came as no big surprise when the fastest rally car at the Goodwood festival of speed came out as been fitted with Kumho rally tyres.

The car was driven by Grove Hill Garage employee David Wright is a rally driver who competes in rallies all over the UK, currently driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9.

Eric Roberts

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Kumho Rally Tyres-One Of Kumhos Lesser Known Products-Earl Simmons on Twitter

Kumho Rally Tyres

Kumho Rally Tyres

 

Side view of Garry Jennings’ Subaru S12B, perfect build running on Kumho Rally Tyres new stiffer-cased CO3 tarmac rally tyres pic.twitter.com/IqrwlFDi0V

Kumho have brought out a new tyre that has been developed to meet the differing demands of gravel & Tarmac rally road surfaces.
Kumho Rally Tyres, have  utilised their knowledge and experience from European Rally to provide different compounds and tread patterns that will perform both off road and on paved surfaces.

One of the big changes in the tyre market over the past ten years has been the growth of the mid range tyre companies. It is not too long ago that drivers were asking ,”where are kumho tyres made”, the answer is of course South Korea. Now with their kumho dealer network spread right across the globe, they are well known to all tyre dealers, including here in the UK.

Kumho Rally Tyres

One of the problems that we have as a tyre retailer. So, is that we just cannot sell every tyre brand. Therefore, we have to try and select which tyres are best. Hence, for the driving public in our particular area. Halifax Yorkshire, UK.

Kumho tyres uk, suppliers account was set up. So I dropped Toyo tyres brand and gave them a go. Of course, the first thing to impress me was their involvement.Especially, in the motorsport field. Kumho knew that the other larger tyre companies had massive involvement in motor racing. Of course, which helped them to build their tyre brands.

Kumho Rally Tyres in Bridgenorth UK

Kumho wasted no time. Becoming involved in many of the smaller motor sport events. Kumho Motorsport, are situated at Bridgnorth a town near (Birmingham) here in the UK. As a result, they are responsible for the company’s motorsport activities in Europe. Including here in the UK.

As well as its commitment to European Formula 3 racing. So ,the specialist division also supports many circuit racing. Including, rally and rally-cross series.  The car in the picture was running on the new C03 tarmac rally tyres.

Eric Roberts

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Kumho Information RFID tags in half-finished tyres – Tire Business

Kumho Information RFID tags

Kumho Information RFID tags-Crain News Service reportLONDON (June 23, 2015) — South Korea’s Kumho Tire Co. Inc.

This is another addition to a recent post of mine. The post is about how the so called mid-range tyre companies are catching up to the big boys.

The RFID tags are fitted to the tyres, so the South Korean tyre manufacturer can obtain information about how well or badly a tyre has performed.

Feedback like this is invaluable to tyre makers. Other tyre companies are trying similar things using silicone chips to store data and information about tyre pressures. This data is sent to the cars computer(ECU) which will enable the suspension and other things to adjust accordingly.

I believe that this technology will be shortly used on F1 cars and has been tested on new Ferrari models.

RFID tags, were once used only for tracking the movement of cattle. They are now  tracking consumer products worldwide, soon to include tyres. Many manufacturers are using the tags to find the location of their product they make from the time that it is manufactured until the time that it is pulled off the shelf and tossed into a consumers shopping cart.

Or in Kumhos case fitted to a car or truck, the Kumho Information RFID tags, will be located between the casing and the tread rubber, giving them access to the location where it was fitted and also the time when it was removed.

The Kumho Information RFID tags, could also be used to store other information, such as wear patterns and the temperature of the tyres could be stored for later use. Once the tyre has been located the South Korean tyre company can track and retrieve the tyre to asses its overall performance and attributes.

Not all the tyres will be tracked, just the new products that will need recovering and then analyzing. Many people do not know that all the Kumho racing tyres that have been competed on, will  be returned back to the factory and examined, for say possibles improvements with tread design or compound changes for future races.

Eric Roberts

www.pellontyres.co.uk

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