So after getting the car on the lift the other day, I came to the conclusion that the Kumhos were getting warn down and it was time to try a new tire. I run a set of Falken Azenis on my Civic Hatchback, and love them, so I turned to Falken for my Tires on the Legend.
These were definitly a step up from the Kumhos (had on the Kumho 711), and if I had really thought it through I probably would have gone with an all season (the Falken Ziex ZE-912 would have been a good choice, as from time to time this car might see a light snow) but I picked up a set of the Falken FK 452s for the Legend in a 225/40/18. I got them for a pretty good deal through a local dealer I know, but on line I have seen them for about 150.00.
I have only had them on for a couple of days now, but I am super happy with them so far. Performance is WAY better than my last tires. I admit, I was pretty concerned when I realized how stiff the sidewall was while they were mounting the tires on the wheels, but after riding on them, I could not be more pleased. They are definitely more quiet than the Kumhos, and the performance is outstanding. I really don’t push this car very hard, but grip has increased in the off ramps much more than I expected. And very important, still a VERY comfortable tire. If anything the downfall of the car is the dampers need to have a little more compression force to really take advantage of the tires.
Big Thumbs up, and HIGHLY recommend these tires for anyone looking for a great summer performance tire.