Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I obviously haven't had these on the car very long, but so far I am VERY pleased/impressed. Coming from cheap/crappy Sumitomos, these are a marked improvement. Handling is superb, rides very nice/quiet, haven't had a chance to really push them in the wet yet, but dry traction/handling is really quite good. I'll never drive the C43 like a race car, or my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I have only had these tires a few days, but so far I LOVE them!! I previously had Yokohama Avid tires on my car, and these seem to be MUCH better. Although I cant judge on winter driving or traction, since it is June, I can say that these tires are better in every way that any tire I had previously on my car. They are very comfortable tires, are extremely...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

Truck came with Goodyears, couldn't wait to get rid of them I could barley pull my boat out of the water. Bought these and ran them for 60K. I have nothing bad to say about these tires. After they wore out I decided to buy Sumitomos (cost was a factor). WHAT A MISTAKE! 18K on them and they're toast! Almost killed myself in the rain, and to pull my boat out,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Initially I was dead set on buying some Hankook VENTUS V12 EVO2 for my car to replace the absolutely awful OEM all seasons on my car. But after careful research and the fair coverage done by Tirerack I decided to try these Sumitomos which were a completely unheard of brand prior to my purchase. What an amazing difference. Treadwear is the same if not better...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Best upgrade on the car so far (more enjoyable than full coilovers, sway bar, strut bar, big brakes, power mods, etc). These Dunlop DZ102's are mounted to lightweight wheels (15x7 Advanti Storm S1), and their increased grip and responsiveness has transformed the car. Their predictably linear traction and communicative steering feedback tempts you to carry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Enhance C/X

I have Sumitomo tires on 2 vehicles, presently--a Porsche 911 and Toyota Highlander. I am purchasing another set for 3 rd vehicle. I am very pleased with the tires--despite some garage mechanics disparaging the brand. The Highlander is used for extended hockey trips and does 10 to 13 hours at sustained high speeds fully loaded--without any glitches. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

I purchased my vehicle with these tires on them and only got 15k out of them because of bad camber issues, but when driving with these, my car could take corners like no other tire I've had before, and I've had the Hankook Ventus, a set of Pirellis (exact model name escapes me), and various other higher end tires and these I would have to say kept up with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

I love this tire. I had Sumitomo P01 they were very good. The new P02's are that much better. Handling is overall improved and it soaks up the bumps making for a very comfortable, confident driving vehicle. I'm so happy with my decision and the service from Tire Rack was great, very easy to do.   Read More

Sumitomo HTR A/S P02: An Improved Low Cost Tire Option

For years we sold Sumitomo's HTR A/S P01 in massive quantities because it was one of the better priced tires and was available in a large number of sizes. While not the highest rated tire in the High Performance All-Season category, the tire performed well enough to satisfy consumers and make it competitive among other tires at a similar price point. This...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Actually with a few miles on the car they are perfect. But my main concern is treadwear, after trying a set of sumitomo and kumho ectsa 4x, both last close 2 years(30 000 miles). I hope to go for 3 years with these DWS Next review in the summer 2015.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

I mounted these HTR Z III's to run track days with. I've liked the daily driving characteristics so much I left them on. Living in the Dallas area I risked some snow/ice this winter but luckily none has come this year. I had Conti DWS' on before which were very nice daily driver tires (quiet, smooth, and very good in the wet) but did not have the dry grip I...  Read More

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

Quiet, at least for now, compared to the P Zero Neros that were OE on the car. Dry handling is comparable to that of the Pirellis, wet and light snow traction is decent but certainly not exceptional. Ride comfort on the harsh side, but again tolerable. Have not driven in deep snow yet so can't comment.Overall satisfied, particularly considering the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

I am on my 2nd set of these tires and will be purchasing a 3rd real soon. Tirerack reviews led me to this tire, as well as it's price. I live in South Louisiana, so I see lots of heat, rain, and absolutely zero snow, so summer tires is all I need. The Mazda3 is known to have a harsher ride than most, due to it's performance oriented suspension, so regardless...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Used on rear of Crossfire. Great traction, grip, cornering. Low noise, great comfort level for a short side wall tire. Summer only tire, no grip under forty degrees (as expected).   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Great tire used on the front of my Crossfire. Quiet, grips, wearing well so far. Do not use these tires under forty degrees. These are summer only and they mean it.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

Let me start by saying that the Mustang GT should have never been sold with 235's on it. I upgraded the factory 235-50ZR18 P Zero Nero's to the Sumitomo HTR Z II in a 255-45ZR18. The upgrade to the 255 Sumitomo makes the car so much more enjoyable to drive. I've only put 100 miles on them so far, but the difference in traction is phenomenal.My car is lightly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

These tires are very predictable. Not quite as responsive as the original Michelin Pilot tires, but very predictable and very good in the wet, which is very important in South Florida, where driving rainstorms are a frequent occurence. The rear tires are wearing unevenly, but this may be an alignment issue after an accident. These tires have been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

Have had these sitting in the garage after taking them off a couple years ago when my daughter took the car off to college. Just put them back on for the spring, replacing worn out Kumho Ecsta 4X All Seasons. On the way home from getting them mounted it was like getting to know an old friend again. Better responsiveness, launch at stop lights, and general...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo Touring LS T

Drive 1,000 per week. Purchased last year and now got 60,000 on them. Tread at 4/32 now, good for another 5k. Good traction in the snow. Tread wear rating at 640, right on the money. For the money, excellent choice. If looking for longer wear, get the Hankook H727. Another excellent choice.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

Purchased these because they were the cheapest thing available and they looked cool. I drive in a very spirited manner over local Mtn Roads. The car also gets some autocross use and A little Drag racing. It is modified with a 3.42 rear from a z06 and a higher stall. The car also has a performance tune and exhaust with plans for future performance upgrades....  Read More