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

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

General G-MAX AS-03 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.12
 
 

2006 BMW 325i Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

I just ordered a pair of 225/40/18 AS-03s for the front of the car and while looking at when I purchased these AS-03s for the rears, I saw that it was July of 2011. It's been about 20,000 miles and the rear tires still look like new. In that period I had totally worn out a front pair of Sumitomos that I had bought from another dealer (my Generals got nailed). This is a rear wheel drive car and the rears outlasted the fronts by a considerable margin. Pretty impressive. And like others have said, these AS-03s are comfortable, and handle great. I can also attest to the wet weather handling. I'm in South Florida where we get plenty of heavy summer rains, and these things track beautifully. All in all, great tires that I will continue to buy if I can ever wear out the ones I have.

 

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

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.27
 
 

2007 Chevrolet Impala LT Sedan 3.9L V6 Engine
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Toledo, OH
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
January 17, 2013

I negotiated a new set of tires from the dealer that I bought my car from tires as part of the deal to buy the car I knew nothing about the tires but I figured that they were not going to be the greatest given what I had to go through to get him to buy them. When I asked the service advisor were they any good he assured me that they were even after I offered to pay the difference in price between those and a better set. I have had these for 2.5 Ohio winters (luckily last winters was very mild) and they are horrible in snow and ice my traction control light is always coming on when I accelerate from stop and the tires are always spinning and struggling to gain traction on pavement driving and stopping on light snow is very tricky and almost impossible in heavy snow in the summer on dry pavement they are great but anything else they are unacceptable from a safety standpoint. I bought a set of Goodyear Weatherhandlers for my previous 2002 Impala and they were great and I was looking to purchase another set before I did some research and found out about the Michelin Defenders and I am looking to purchase a set within the next few weeks (hopefully before the next snowfall) If you can help it spend more money if you live in a rainy or snowy area (unless you are a thrill seeker) you will be happy that you did.

 

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7

2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T MkV
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Miles driven on tires: 8500
Location: Charlotte, NC
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 8500 Miles on Tires
March 11, 2011

Got the tires about 8500 miles ago...immediately followed by a dealer alignment.



Initial ratings were almost perfect. I initially noticed that the steering requires larger inputs (not really a bad thing, just different) than the previous OEM ContiProContacts and my fuel economy stayed about the same with the Sumis. They grip the road much better than the Contis and my braking performance is also dramatically improved. They also grip well in the wet, but offer mediocre resistance to hydroplaning. I haven't reached the limits of the tire yet. I also like how they don't roll over on their sidewall like the Continentals. We had some minor snow in Charlotte and they seemed fine in the snow, also did alright on the icy spots.



After I rotated the tires, my steering seemed to wander a bit, so I went back to the dealer and got another alignment which they said wasn't necessary because it was still aligned. That did tone down a bit after 1000 or so miles, but then the tires started to cup on the inner and outer edge and they're very loud now. I expect them to last at least 40,000 miles, but I'm going to attempt an exchange as the tread is barely worn down (should still be under uniformity warranty). If I'm not able to get an exchange I'll just keep them as they're now only slightly louder than the OEM Contis when they were worn out (they were always loud). Also they are now pretty bad on rainy roads with hydroplaning. The tread pattern seems designed to push the water away rather than to pulverize and mist away the water. If I trade I'll try the Conti DWS tires more than likely. I would only get these again if they were priced at a give-away price, and then I wouldn't rotate them on my GTI.

The newest Sumitomo tire is a high tech, all-season radial.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Tire Rack Team

Like any good tire brand, there's always room for something new on the master list of tires. And as your Sumitomo tire dealer, we make sure there's room in our inventory for new Sumitomo tires.

Introducing the Sumitomo HTR A/S PO1 tires, available in H&V and W speed ratings. (For more on speed ratings, click here.) They're Sumitomo's first high tech, all-season radials and they blend dry and wet road performance with all-season wintertime traction.




HTR A/S PO1 (H&V)
High Performance All-Season




HTR A/S PO1 (W)
Ultra High Performance All-Season

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Outfit your Silverado with Sumitomo truck tires.

Monday, March 8, 2010 by Tire Rack Team

As your Sumitomo tire dealers, Tire Rack is perfectly comfortable recommending Sumitomo truck tires for your Chevy Silverado. We currently offer two options: the HTR Sport H/P Street/Sport Truck All-Season tire and the HTR Sport A/T On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire, which we've shown on the Chevy Silverado below.

The HTR Sport A/T satisfies light truck tire needs year-round with a blend of on-road performance and off-road capability. You'll be quite pleased with the traction...even if you're driving in light snow.

Choose the HTR Sport H/P tire if you drive a sportier pickup truck or SUV.

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Tire Rack: Your Sumitomo Tire Dealers

Monday, November 16, 2009 by Tire Rack Team


Sumitomo is known for combining quality and value, and Tire Rack is proud to be your Sumitomo tire dealers of choice.

Because we are committed to our role as the industry's experts, rest assured that we know everything there is to know about our products so that when you need information, we can give it to you—we've got tire test results, tire reviews, and we'll do our best to answer any of your questions. All you have to do is contact us.

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