Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

Friday, April 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.67

2004 Nissan 350Z Touring
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: West Linn, OR
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
June 11, 2011

I've had Bridgestone, Kumho, Avon, and Sumitomo tires on my 350Z. Compared to the others, the Sumitomo tires wear better with no feathering (so far), they are definitely quieter, and they handle just fine.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama S.drive Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5
 
 

2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Houston, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
April 22, 2013

THese tires are awesome! A good blend of performance and daily driving tires. It feels very stable and planted (I run 245/275 staggered).

These are noisy only because the Z is notorious for bad tire feathering due to toe alignment. So when my toe is out of alignment I hear the tire groaning on the freeway. It's a good and bad thing because it let me know to get an alignment to put the spec back. I also flip the tires at around 15K when the tires were worn down on the inside. Though I have 20k on them now the tires look like they have 25% of life left on the rears and roughly 40% of life in the front. I would definitely recommend this tire but at this point I want to try out other tires so I will be picking up a set of Continentals to compare them with the S.Drives.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38

2008 Nissan 350Z Touring
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
February 15, 2013

To sum it all up: Buy these tires. I've driven a 3.8 Genesis Coupe with both PS2's and PS3's, and after having seen how grippy the PS2's are I went for the PSS's seeing as how they are the upgrade. In wet conditions, I never had issues going around a corner at higher speeds than average, commuting, or even driving in pouring storms (literally). In dry weather, they grip like melting butter. After I had them mounted/aligned, I immediately felt that they were very sticky and planted, this being even before the break-in period. At high speeds (ahem), turning was no issue, and it felt like you were actually going the speed limit. I do want to chime on colder conditions since I see that's a concern of many; these tires do absolutely fine in cold conditions. I had to drive 3 hours in 30-35 degrees in the early morning (Thanksgiving commute), I didn't slip once or lose traction, and I was driving a bit above the limit but kept it down because of the conditions. Attribute bad driving to those reviews! I just bought a set of new wheels and again purchased the PSS's. Only downside is sizing (Michelin, please make some 275/40/18's, thanks), but other than that, you will not be disappointed.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105

Monday, November 5, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.12

2008 Nissan 350Z Base
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: San Jose, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
October 31, 2012

With tread bar about 1mm away from tire, it would be good to have the markings rating whether the tread is sufficient for Dry, Wet, and/or Snow. I was on a wet road and went in to a left turn after being at a red light. I could have entered the turn at an easier angle, though didn't go in too agressively and went in to 3rd gear at a speed of about 15 mph which means the power input from even flooring the car would not have been much. Hydroplaned, controlled spin, and clipped the side of a car. My insurance may go up. I'm shopping for better rated tires for water. It's water...I wasn't going that fast.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Friday, September 21, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.57

2003 Nissan 350Z Track
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: LANGHORNE, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
September 19, 2012

After less than one year, 4000 miles and three HPDE events, one tire had a significant number of chunks out of the tread and was not covered under the warranty. "Maximum Performance" doesn't apply to anything other than sedate street driving.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWReviewer's Overall Rating: 5.6

2008 Nissan 350Z Grand Touring
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Miles driven on tires: 6,213
Location: Kitchener, ON
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,213 Miles on Tires
April 22, 2012

This is my second set of tires on a car with a problematic (but manufacturer denied) problem for front tire cupping/feathering due to front end geometry/suspension alignment. Orig. bridgestone tires I was able to get 15500 miles before replacing and they were highly overdue with heavy front end rumble due to cupping, backs were also worm although true and required replacement. Differences I have found with these tires vs. the bridgestones... given I live in Ontario... these are useless under 45°F or cooler temps with wet roads. Maybe on a different car in temps that consistantly range 60°-??? you might get better wear... just haven't seen it on my Z, trying to milk late autumn / early spring rides which may have done more hard than good. Rear tires I should be able to get another year? or 6000 miles from, but am considering a whole new set of something else given my disappointment in how fast fronts have worn (with front end set to Man. specs)

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

2008 Nissan 350Z Touring
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: San Jose, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
September 10, 2012

Best tire for the price hands down! I have a set of these on an 08' 350z modded with 450+ hp size 255/40R18 and 295/35R18. They are super grippy and handle amazing. In the rain however they are pretty good, but not amazing, but then again it's not easy to drive a 450 hp rear wheel drive so it could just be my car. Ive only had these 6k miles but i still have 10/32 of tread up front and about 9/32 in the rear and I drive hard. On top of that they are definitely one of the sexiest looking tires as well. I get more compliments on how nice my tires are more than my 3k$ wheels. Highly recommended! Its Bridgestone or nothing.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.14

2006 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast
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Miles driven on tires: 990
Location: Matthews, NC
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 990 Miles on Tires
August 06, 2012

Man these things are sticky. I took off the OE Bridgestones, and the BFG's are so much more grippy I struggle to break them loose. They balanced well too. Quiet.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.62

2008 Nissan 350Z NISMO
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Fairfax, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
August 07, 2012

Preface: I upsized from the stock 245.40.18F/265.35.19R to 265.35.18F/295.30.19R so any performance improvements that follow may be partly due to the higher tread contact.

Moved from stock Bridgestone RE050A to Michelin PSS and it's like going from JV to varsity:

-The PSS is noticeably gripper than the RE050A; I haven't tracked it yet but I have explored the outer limits of grip on exit ramps and the PSS has stuck like glue so far

-The PSS is quieter and gives a more compliant ride (but the NISMO 350Z has a loud and rough ride due to its stiff suspension setup)

-Wet grip is excellent with decent corner grip and no hydroplaning

-Despite the wider width, the PSS weighs less (26 lbs./28 lbs.) than the RE050A (29 lbs./31 lbs.)

-The PSS has a higher treadwear rating than the PS2 and better tread depth so it should last longer

-Overall, the PSS gives me absolute driving confidence in all situations along with a quieter and more compliant ride and it truly feels like a luxury tire; the RE050A may be in the same class but it's analog while the PSS is digital

A few caveats:

-I've lost one mile per gallon (maybe due to the wider width or the gripper rubber or both, who knows)

-Steering effort is a bit heavier but turn in is about the same as the RE050A (again most likely due to the wider than stock front tire size)

-Even though I went down one aspect ratio size from stock front and back, the PSS has a taller sidewall than the RE050A

-Obvious statement is obvious: the PSS ain't cheap but they're worth every extra penny

Easily the best tire I've ever owned. The PSS is installed as stock rubber for many of the leading performance cars in the world. All those marques can't be wrong.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Friday, August 3, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.29

2006 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Darnestown , MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
July 10, 2012

Great Tires, they hold the road and do not wear out quickly, "I am very happy with this purchase

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

2007 Nissan 350Z Grand Touring
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Crosby, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
July 10, 2012

Handles well. Very responsive. The price was very reasonable and they look absolutely awesome on my 350z!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE-11Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2004 Nissan 350Z Touring 6-Speed
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Dallas, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
February 14, 2011

I use this tire on the front for drift events! Has been an amazing improvement for directional stability and pointing the car where you want it! The stiff sidewall and very good grip really really helps! The tread doesnt chunk or peal and the wear is smooth and consistent. I have used these tires on four full day drift events and really think i can use them at least a few more events still!!!



great tire for street for sure, great tire for autoX as well......

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta LX PlatinumReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

2006 Nissan 350Z Base
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Plantation, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
June 29, 2012

This is a great set of tires but probably not the best one for a nissan 350z, I think this is the most comfortable tires I have ever tried on my Z but with the same token you lose a little bit of sportiness and I have tried MANY brands and models. My z now just turned 100,000k miles and I got her brand new in 2006. I dont mind since I dont drive my Z liked I used to.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.38

2004 Nissan 350Z Track
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Miles driven on tires: 2,450
Location: Madison, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,450 Miles on Tires
February 21, 2006

These tires are very good on dry pavement in warmer temps, very predictable grip and incredible stick at the limit. I also like the responsiveness, no flex in sidewall whatsoever. I was a bit concerned about the noise complaints on these surveys but I dont find them to be too noisy at all. Ive even had passengers comment on how quiet the car is cruising down the road. A word of caution...do not get caught in snow or ice with these tires or you will be faced with a very frightening driving experience. I got caught in a snowstorm and the car was completely un-drivable. Overall, Im very pleased with the G-Force tires, great bang for the buck!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (H&V)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID Ascend (H&V)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2009 Honda Fit Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: San Jose, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
April 02, 2012

Very few tires manufacturer carry choices for Honda Fit OEM tires sizes so the best I could get is this Yoko Avid tires. I'd chosen Kumho or Hankook and even General tires if they have OEM size.
The rubber on these tires are very hard which make it handles very firm, almost similar to my low profile tires on my 350Z. That said, the ride is harsh when contact a bump or pot hole filled uneven surface since the rubber very hard and stiff to make to tires last 100K miles. The original Bridgestone Turanza were softer with smoother ride on city or highway but they last only 50K miles.

These are LRR tires, I got 40 MPG with these tires on highway however Honda rating for highway is 36 MPG and with my speed between 65-70 MPH. I don't mind the stiff ride with good handling since my Nissan 350Z low profile tires felt the same. If you are looking for softer ride similar to original OEM tires, this is NOT for you definitely. To sum up, handling well with great road response in dry/wet condition are superbly great with a firm ride.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Friday, April 13, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.12

2007 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Kaneohe, HI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
April 06, 2012

I had the Yokohama S Drives before this and these are not high performance tires. In high speed, these tires are bouncy and do seem to be very stable. During high speed corners, these tires bounce and are very unpredictable. I am scared to accellerate out of corners even with 275/35/19 in the rear. Bought these for the tread wear but will not sacrifice this for performance ever again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Signature (W&Y)

Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Sport Signature (W&Y)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.89

2007 Nissan 350Z Touring
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Miles driven on tires: 2,500
Location: ITHACA, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,500 Miles on Tires
April 12, 2012

Compared to high performance summer tires it is a better compromise for street driving. It would not be suitable for "track" or DE events. It is quiet and smooth and does not step out as a high performance tire in hard cornering on a rough or dirty surface will do.
They do not have the crisp steering response of the high performance tire but this is to be expected and indeed it is a benefit in most driving.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force R1-S

Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force R1-SReviewer's Overall Rating: 5.38

2006 Nissan 350Z Track
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Miles driven on tires: 250
Location: Aurora, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 250 Miles on Tires
April 11, 2012

Tried a set of the BFG R1S at the SCCA Runoffs last year. The S compound offers quicker warmup and stick than the standard R1 model. Breakaway in the dry is progressive with good feedback from my Nissan. So far, multiple heat cycles in cool weather has shown surprising durability.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

Friday, March 16, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.64

2008 Nissan 350Z Touring
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
March 02, 2012

Purchased these back in December to prepare for the incoming winter season - Although this season was pretty much snowless, there were two days where it snowed, one of which I tested the Blizzaks on. On dry pavement, the tires are quite soft and do not respond well to cornering and braking. They are decent (considering they are snow tires), so they are drive-able on average. In the rain, they outperformed my all seasons by a lot. I didn't get my slip light on (at any time), and it was pretty much a breeze driving through the rain, quite the surprise! On the day that it snowed, I didn't lose traction on the highway at all. However, on ice in a parking lot, I slightly lost traction, even with sand bags in the back, and driving with low RPM. In the case of deep snow, it was alright, but going above 2500-3000rpm, slip light instantly came on. Would purchase again for the winter - worked great in the rain too, which was a great added bonus.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Thursday, March 8, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

2004 Nissan 350Z Touring
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Roanoke, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
March 05, 2012

Very impressed with this tire. Great traction in rain; good traction on dry pavement. Much better than Nittos that were on the car. Ride is very smooth. I will follow up regarding treadware after they've been on a while.