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This is a discussion on Sumitomo Tire's within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; JUST WANTING TO KNOW IF ANY HAS HAD SUMITOMO HTR Z TIRE'S. IF SO HOW ARE THEY. GOT 99T/A ABOUT ...

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    JUST WANTING TO KNOW IF ANY HAS HAD SUMITOMO HTR Z TIRE'S. IF SO HOW ARE THEY. GOT 99T/A ABOUT 10 MONTHS AGO HAD STOCK GOODYEAR'S ON IT. HATE THOSE TIRES. ANY OTHER TIRE TYPES WELCOME.

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    what size are u looking for? 245/50/16 or 275/40/17s? and what are u looking to do with these tires? do u want a cheap tire that will last or a sticky tire that will only last 15k or so? does it have to be good in the rain? .. discounttiredirect.com and tirerack.com BOTH have a huge selection and great prices.....keep in mind dis tire dir has FREE shipping when looking at prices.....tirerack will be about 35-40 to ship the 4 tires

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    I am looking for 245/50/16. well I am looking for a little of both I need a little more bite,because the goodyear do not cut it. but don't want to spend alot. I am geting 17's in 5 or 6 months. driving in the rain dose not matter much, have a old 4x4 toyota for that.

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    um...y not wait to buy tires till u get the 17s??? kind of pointless to buy 16s now then in 6 mths stop using them .........ill send ya some links to great tires at great prices if i know which size your going to buy???? lol ...i wouldnt recommend those sumoitos unless your going for a hard tire that dosnt get great traction thats quiet and lasts a long time

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    thanks for the info. I had an aligment problem and the front two are almost slick and the back two are not far behind well you know why.

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    http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...45&ar=50&rd=16



    those falkens on top arnt a bad tire for 74 bucks..thats a steal....get 2 of those and put them in the rear...move the rears to the front

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    if your lookin for sticky get the nitto DRs for the rear and put the falkens in the front....get the z rated for 90 bucks if u feel its nessesary....think H rated is good to 130mph anways which should be fine

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    as noted above stay away from sumi's they have a treadwear of 160, avg tire is about 300. they are terrible. i will never buy them again. im on my 3rd and last set. i had only used them on the rears due to the fact they are the only company that carries a 315 for under $200. but soon im swapping the 11" rears for some 9.5's. been looking at those falcons. also the pirelli's are sweet. anyone heard much about the BFG sports?

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    nope havnt heard a thing about them...but yes they do look like somthing to think about....i like the looks of the 200 tredwear max performace falcons for my next tire...there 158 bucks a piece ( 275/40/17)on discounttiredirect.com and ppls reviews of them on there sound fantastic..either those or some nitto drs in the rear

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    I read over 100 (out of 500+) reviews on a very popular tire site about Sumitomo's. I did not read the other 400 because I didn't want to take the time. Bottom line is that EVERYONE loved them. On a scale of 1 to 10 not one of them gave an overall rating of less than 9.

    These people had purchased Sumitomo HTRZ II's for everything from Acura's to WS6's and they loved them.

    I have purchased 2 sets for one of my sons over the past 2 years. One for a Ford Escort (riced out) and one for a Honda Del Sol (even more riced out. I'm talking fried rice with a crab rangoon on the side) I just bought another set 2 days ago for my other son's 2000 CamaroSS (275/35/18). They should be here on Tuesday.

    You might look at Kumho Ecsta's as well. They are very affordable and perform well. I bought a set last month for my sons Honda S2000. They are a great tire.

    Now that I read this, it's obvious where my money has been going.
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    ive had the kumahos your talkin about..they rode like shit....side was was actually way to stiff.....sounds weird cuz i love a great handling tire..they felt hard to the way they rode.....the tread pattern on those sumotos looks shitty to.....im gonnna look up on tirerack and see how they were rated compared to other tires in that catagory...ill post the link here

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    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=0


    oh yeah those reviews are fantastic...they placed 27th out of 46 tires in there catagory.........id stay away from them as well as the kumhos...i wasnt impressed with them either

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyjnjz View Post
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=0


    oh yeah those reviews are fantastic...they placed 27th out of 46 tires in there catagory.........id stay away from them as well as the kumhos...i wasnt impressed with them either
    The Sumitomos I purchased were HTRZ II's, which rank #13 out of 46 in that catagory. I noticed the Kumhos I bought did even better being ranked #7 out of 47. But I mainly purchased them on the reviews of others versus the ranking. I've been really happy with them.

    They are not the best tires out there, then again when you have 5 cars to maintain, you can't get the best of everything.

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    ahh yeah very true...adds up quick.....he was posting about the htz 1's though so thats what i was commenting on.....and the kumhos i had were the higher end max perf ones..dont remember the name..mmx somthing maybe..not sure......the grip with them was good...give it maybe a 7 or 8 out of 10...just the ride was terrible..and im comparing that to other high perm tires of the same exact size...275/40/17 ..they seemed to follow the grooves in the rd more so than other tires in that size as well......right now i have mich pilot sports 275/40/17s on my 01 z28 ...really cant comment much on them as there 6 yrs old and dry rotted...when heated they grip great though..cold and im all over the rd..lol..the ride is nice and there predictable though......VERY expensive tires and i would never buy them myself...previous owner did .... bfg KD's are far better for nearly a 100 bucks less per tire ..as i stated in a previous post im dieing to try the new falkens ..there max perf tire..200 tredwear .. 158 a tire...the reviews are fantastic and im wondering if they would even outperform KDs or come close to it for 80 less a tire.... found them in discounttiredirect.com if anyone wants to check it out......think i linked to them in the earlier post though

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    re730s? i used to run them on my old z...decent tire

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    That's the ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamAIR23 View Post
    Bridgestone Potenzas
    I just replaced the Potenzas (S-02) on my sons Honda S2000 with Kumhos. The Potenzas were a good tire, but the Kumhos are not rated too bad at all, and they are about 1/3 the cost of the Bridgestones so I went with them.

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    i ran the HTR +. very good tires hooking and in rain.

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