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Old 03-27-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Red face Sumitomo Tires Good or Bad HELP!

Looking to buy HTRZ 275/40/17 - 315/35/17 I was about to buy these then I thought I would ask the masses, the pros and cons on these tires - wear - rain ETC. I could use the help. Thanks in advance PONYBOY94
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Re: Sumitomo Tires Good or Bad HELP!

I have them on my black bullitts. They are an okay tire...tread wear is pretty good, I've put considerable miles on them and they still have a lot of tread. Rain can be tricky, I've had some issues in deeper water collections but on ordinary wet pavement they are fine.

As with all high performance tires, in temperatures under 50 degrees or higher in some tires' cases, the compound hardens making the tire perform poorly (handling, traction, grip) compared to in warmer temperatures. That's why it's advised to store the HTRZ's during winter.

Bottom line...a lot of companies use HTRZ's in their tire packages because it's a cheap tire that offers fair performance. If you don't plan on doing a bunch of corner carving or 1320 runs I say get the Sumitomos.
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Thanks for your imput. I have tires and rims for the winter, I thought they might be ok but I needed to ask. I'm getting the same rims you have and tires I guess. Thanks for always answering my questions it's always nise to get a reply. PONYBOY94
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Re: Sumitomo Tires Good or Bad HELP!

A friend of mine has these and he can't hook up on the strip, seem to be okay on the street though.
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A friend of mine has these and he can't hook up on the strip, seem to be okay on the street though.
Yah they definitely aren't the best for hooking up at the track...hell I can turn them over on the street by just flooring it at a light...and I'm an auto v6

but those 315's do look badass out back and the tires aren't bad for normal street duty.
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ive had mine for a year and i feel like they are more bald than they should be
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I had them on my cobra and I wouldn't buy them again. I could never get a good grip with them,but that's just my 2 cents. I have Generals now which according to tire rack had a better rating than the sumis. The next set will be KDWs for sure.
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When about to buy tires, ask yourself what u want them for?... Most tire dealerships have all the specs and can tell you if they are good in rain, on street, or drag.. I have a set of Falkin, and they are good driving tires but Stick good to the road.....
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F1's are good also.
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I like the Generals and Falkens PK/FK 452's. I haven't taken them to the strip, however feel that both corner well as I've rotated them at least once and they both seem to grip well rain or shine. They are also very quite. I ordered the generals through Tirerack, however I believe I got the falkens at discounttiredirect.com. Pretty reasonable prices and low shipping/free if i remember correctly. Ohh and a side not the generals have a treadwear rating of 360 which is damn good for a 275/35/18 tire.
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Re: Sumitomo Tires Good or Bad HELP!

you get what you pay for, they will be fine im sure just not a super amazing performance tire or anything.

check with tirerack.com and discounttiredirect.com as well ( they haggle )
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Why not American muscle? I just ordered tires and rims from there and it helps the site.
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true, anywhere that has the best price that is good to deal wtih, and they are.
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