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gtntahg
04-19-2015, 08:02 PM
I'm looking to replace my second set of OEM Pirellis with something much more aggressive and hopefully something with much more stick.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+Z+II&partnum=04WR7HTRZ2V2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

I realize these tires will last about 5,000 miles (especially the way I drive…) but at $270 for 4 I think it might be worth a try (beats the heck out of the price on the Pirellis.)

Anyone use these tires before?

cy-clone33
04-19-2015, 08:35 PM
I have 10,000 miles on a set for the price I LOVE THEM . I ran 4 autox events on them as well as a trip to the Dragon , I drive like an idiot and the tires are doing well

aelfwyne
04-20-2015, 02:51 AM
I have 10,000 miles on a set for the price I LOVE THEM . I ran 4 autox events on them as well as a trip to the Dragon , I drive like an idiot and the tires are doing well

Looking at these myself. Would have to be special order, but looks like a great tire at an unbelievable price. Has to be something wrong with them!

Either these or Kumho Ecsta AST .... at 21,500 miles I don't need tires yet, but at the rate I pile on miles it won't be too long.

zyxelenator
04-20-2015, 05:06 AM
Has to be something wrong with them!

I stared at those too. People say they wear out fast (well with our crazy driving any tire wears out fast :) ) and they become very noisy as they wear. A lot of people do not like this. Gearheads prob don't care, but most people are not gearheads.

gtntahg
04-20-2015, 10:07 PM
Thanks for the input. I'm going for it. I'll report back periodically. I put about 22,000 miles a year on my Abarth (2013) so I should have some real world data soon.

There is one thing though that could be a real problem; with that tread pattern, can the tires be rotated front to back, back to front?


Lisa

DiscoBiscuit
04-20-2015, 11:03 PM
I haven't ran the HTR Zs on our Fiat, but have ran them on the Vettes and F bodies. For a cheap tire, We've been super happy. They tend to run on the narrow side of the advised size, but still a great tire for the money. 90% of the driving has been in the twisty mtn roads like the TOTD.

DiscoBiscuit
04-20-2015, 11:06 PM
Yes you can rotate them, but back tires to front, not in an X pattern. unless you have them broke down and remounted.( IMO, not worth it)

gtntahg
04-21-2015, 12:25 PM
Awesome. The Sumitomos are on their way.

Lisa

Davothegr8
05-19-2015, 09:32 PM
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+Z+III&partnum=145YR7HTRZ3&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

Im considering stronly on 215/45/17 HTRZIII. Seems very comparable to the Pirelli Neros that came stock on our cars. But for half the price when compared to the larger size.

Saberg
07-11-2015, 05:14 PM
I bought a set of 4 205/40R-17 Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 and while I liked them for looks and ride and price. I never really beat on them and after less then 2 and a half months the belt has worn through on the inside of the front passenger tire... alinment had something to do with it I'm sure, but I was out of town for three weeks of that time period and the car wasn't driven

bggale
07-12-2015, 03:07 AM
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+Z+III&partnum=145YR7HTRZ3&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

Im considering stronly on 215/45/17 HTRZIII. Seems very comparable to the Pirelli Neros that came stock on our cars. But for half the price when compared to the larger size.


i wanted these also, but after mounting one on the front of my car, the tire shop said they rubbed on the front fender liners at half lock. I went with 215-40-17 HTRZIIs. Working great on my car!

stubtail
07-12-2015, 09:31 AM
I had them for about 18k. No problems with them but not really grippy and even less so after 8k.