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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

What a bargain for a C5 Corvette to get away from those $1200-1400 sets of run flats. Vette has individual TPMS pressures so you know which tire is low. Just like my RX8 with no spare I included a repair kit and slime as a carry along. W rated tires that deliver. I don't race this car (yet)but have been totally amazed with the level of grip available in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Best set of tires i have owned in several years. I replaced a set of Michelin Primacy and what a difference. I have not had them in the snow yet but wet and dry conditions, the tires performed better than any Michelin, Yokohama, Sumitomo or Kumho tire. Not sure about the in-tread designators - we will see. I wonder what makes a set of tires better for one...  Read More

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

just bought these-low miles so far- the SILENCE of these tires is amazing- much better than the goodyear stock ones. I've been on the interstate in FL downpours and these are glued to the road!   Read More

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

Only 3,000 miles into owning the tires, but I can see a huge difference in these tires on wet traction. I had a $200 a piece firestones on my Mercury before I switched to these, and these tires are so much better on wet pavement. I haven't had a chance to take them through any snow yet, but once it does I will update this review with how they are in the snow...  Read More

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

I live in Los Angeles, CA. I mostly drive my car on LA's finest highways (*sarcasm*: Just imagine the terrible road conditions of the highways on the I-5, I-10, 60W, 60E, etc). Occasionally, I do drive on the streets with very frequent stop-and-go traffic.The weather here is mostly and on the off chance that there is rain, it's never higher than 4 inches at...  Read More

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

Installed: 2013.Nov.20 242600 miles, S&S Tire First impressions: very quiet as to road noise, but loud with a rushing air noise, like buffeting, as opposed to the roaring sound my old tires made, like a crooked half shaft or bad bearing. Little roll. High grip in the dry. Smooth under heavy breaking. 2013.Dec.07Drove from Cincinnati last night in snow,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Sense

This my 4th set of Kumho Sense, they replaced Sumitomo's which were the worst tire I have ever owned. The difference in wet weather traction is astounding. The rear drive Previa is very tail light and likes to spin, it was almost unsafe with the Sumitomos, It has been raining almost every day since I had these installed and they are fantastic. Very pleased...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Great Tire for the price, they have been wearing great for a performance summer tire. I have hit many potholes and no bubbles have formed like I have had on Toyo's in the past. Side walls are not as stiff as the OEM Yokohama Advans that came stock on the car but those are over 2x the cost. Great wet traction (Seattle) and great Dry as well. I will be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

I don't rotate, just install/replace. Got 24,000 on rear and probably another 5K on Front. Love the value of this tire. Will spin coming from stop on slick pavement, otherwise nice and sticky and smooth ride. Road noise is moderate.   Read More