Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWSReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8

2008 Infiniti G35X Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 900
Location: Commack, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 900 Miles on Tires
February 09, 2013

I purchased these continentals to replace older Sumitomo's. I love them on dry. They are much quieter than my previous tires have very nice response and handling. I got to try these tires when the blizzard approached on Long Island yesterday. In three hours on almost a purely icy road the car was solid stable no sliding or skidding and handled beautifully far beyond my expectations. Driving up short Hills that were unplowed I was able to pass many cars that were not making it.
Some of these attributes can surely be an attestation to my all-wheel-drive vehicle. I would highly recommend these tires. The only thing I cannot comment on his treadwear as at this point I only have about 900 miles on them

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR Z III Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.12
 
 

2008 Scion tC
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
April 13, 2013

Bought this used Scion and 4 brand new Sumitomos were on it. Nice handling, excellent performance on hot dry South Florida streets and highway. Could improve wet handling but still good. Very satisfied!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR T4

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR T4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64
 
 

2005 Toyota Corolla CE
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Miles driven on tires: 67,000
Location: South Orange, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 67,000 Miles on Tires
May 01, 2013

This is my first review on this tire and I Love them.67,000 miles on them and ready to change them for new ones.It has a treadwear warranty of 75,000 miles and i probably could get close but do not want to take a chance for just a few extra miles.The best tires I have ever owned Period on any car of mine or my wifes and I bought them on sale and never heard of Sumitomo tires before.I am going to buy the Sumitomo Touring tires because it is also a T rated tire with 85,000 miles on the treadwear 10,000 more than these were rated and this is a company that seems to tell the truth about treadwear because other tire brands lie and do not even get close.If you are looking for treadwear life as your number 1 reason for choosing a tire(like me)and a good sounding ride tire and good handling this is your tire.Its hard to believe that they are so inexpensive compared to Goodyear and Michelin(which are horrible and double the price)I live in New Jersey and we have all kinds of weather here and it handles great in snow.Do not let the low price fool you and buy the tires you will not be sorry.I will write a review on the Sumitomo Touring tires when i have some mileage on them.

 

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

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.88
 
 

2007 BMW 328i Sedan Sport Package
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
April 12, 2013

Too early to tell with most of the criteria. Almost all of my driving is canyon roads with sharp turns. Dry road grip is good bot not excellent.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR Z III Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88
 
 

2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Wheeling, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
April 19, 2013

I drove these tires for, believe it or not, 20,000 miles. This was daily driving, and probably 4 or 5 autocrosses (comprised by 10 runs each). The tires held up very well, and they are totally used up now. Wet traction dropped significantly over the last 5,000 miles, but most of the tread was gone as well. For the money, it is hard to beat these tires. They are 1/3 the price of Michelins, and last longer. If you want to quibble about traction differences, OK, maybe other tires might have better traction, but I couldn't prove it in my driving. For the money, I wouldn't drive on anything else. And as far as road noise, they aren't bad. It is easy to hold a reasonable conversation in the car with these tires at highway speeds, or listen to the radio. But, to be honest, talking on the cell phone can be a bit challenging. Overall, a great value, and wonderful tire.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR Z III Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.88
 
 

2006 Mazda RX-8 6-Speed Manual
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
April 27, 2013

Excellent tire, I would highly recommend it for this class of tire. Also has an excellent price.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Monday, April 29, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.6
 
 

2007 Ford Mustang GT
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Miles driven on tires: 50
Location: Ayer, MA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50 Miles on Tires
April 06, 2013

Initial review-
Amazing grip, don't have to brake on on/off-ramps, these beat the Nitto 555's and Sumitomo HTZ3 by a wide margin. Added 275-35-18 tires and GT500 SVT rims to a stock GT Mustang, simply amazing tire in the dry. Have not driven in rain yet so will update down the road.
Tire rack confirmed these were date stamped late last fall, shipping in 4 days and balanced very well. Money well spent!! Running at 37 psi currently. These do seem to pick up small rocks and sand and shed it just as fast, no biggie its a max summer tire!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR Z III Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2000 BMW M5
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
March 08, 2013

I havent had my Sumitomo HTR Z3's long enough for an accurate review, But I did want to let everyone know how incredibly fast I recieved my shipment. Granted I did get lucky in the fact that they were shipped from one state away but nevertheless I had my tires in less than 24 hours from the time I placed my order, and they were shipped standard ground. Thank You Tire Rack for your exceptional service. This was not my first purchase from Tire Rack and wont be my last.

 

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.6
 
 

2001 Toyota Corolla S
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Miles driven on tires: 20
Location: Daly City, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20 Miles on Tires
March 01, 2013

Just installed these tires. Drove about 20 miles. These tires fixed the noise problem that I had. My car made this helicopter/rumbling noise when driving. The noise would increase in volume and frequency as I increased my speed. I thought it was the wheel bearings and changed all four of my wheel bearings and rebuilt my axle shafts. The noise persisted. So I had these tires installed and now the noise is gone. It's too soon to tell how they perform but these tires are quiet and comfortable. The tread pattern looks sturdy and effective.

 

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

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.91

1997 Chevrolet S10 Sport 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Hartford, KY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
February 07, 2013

I have used various tires on this vehicle (Eagle GA, Eagle Hp, Bf Goodrich traction TA). For the price this is by far the best tire I have bought. I drive in a spirited manner, and on dry pavement these tires are accomodating. Turn in is responsive and predictable, traction is adequate, and holds well in corners. Wet traction is good when the tires are new, but hydroplaning increases markedly with wear. Winter driving is barely acceptable; I would recommend a dedicated set of winter tires if you experience more than occasional light winter weather with these tires. Additionally, these tires are comparatively quiet and comfortable.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.75
 
 

2002 BMW 525i Sedan Sport Pkg
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Sacramento, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
February 20, 2013

These tires are great, quiet, and seemingly good lasting tires so far. I have 7000-8000 miles on these so far, not 100% sure. But anyways, these are very smooth. When you corner hard, these tires give some growl from the inner edges but nothing too loud or horrible. These tire sidewalks are soft which does effect steering response however, cornering is great. I had sumitomo tires before these and those had great steering response but horrible tread life. The steering response takes some getting use to and these hold a corner great. Hope fully I get 40000 miles at least out of these instead of 15000 miles like the sumitomos. I would buy these again. Oh almost forgot. In the rain, hydroplaning is non-existing. These hold the road well in the rain.

 

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

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.62
 
 

2007 Toyota Camry LE
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: River Ridge, LA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
February 15, 2013

This is my second set of Sumitomos on this Camry, and I have used Sumis of my Jaguars. They ate a great value, balance easy and run true. Never had a problem at all,

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR Z IIIReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5

2005 Toyota Camry SE V6
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Honolulu, HI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
February 12, 2013

Tire Rack rated this tire as one of the best bang for the buck tires in terms of overall performance versus cost. I agree. No complaints whatsoever. Although Sumitomo may not be considered as an elite tire versus other manufacturers, I think this tire performs very well. For the average driver that wants better an average handling, braking, hydroplaning resistance, and traction, I think this tire does all these things well. Considering the price of these tires, I do not think I went wrong by ordering these from the Tire Rack. Thank you Tire Rack for providing your tire surveys and road tests.

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6

2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Fairfax, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
February 13, 2013

I've had these tires on my car for the past 2.5 yrs and 20k miles. For the first 5k miles, they were remarkable- dead quiet, smooth, sticky, responsive. After that, there was a precipitous decline. They developed this pesky vibration which multiple RoadForce balances, alignments and rotations never cured. They then became noisier and developed this strange high-pitched hum. I thought my wheel bearings or suspension was at fault first, but turns out they all checked out fine. They also need to sufficiently warm up for a few miles regardless of temperature in the morning to get the flat spots out. Despite these issues, they are wearing okay and have 7/32 left all around. These tires were pretty cheap when I bought them so I guess you get what you pay for.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWSReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.82

2000 Toyota Camry XLE V6
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Miles driven on tires: 8,500
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 8,500 Miles on Tires
February 10, 2013

Absolutely magnificent tire!! Two days ago we had about 6 inches of snow and this tire just absolutely blew me away with how well it performed in the snow and ice. I kid you not, with my Camry, I could accelerate off of street lights as well as a 4x4 driving next to me. Stopping was no contest, I easily braked better.

As for wear, so far I'm almost 10K in and the tires show no wear whatsoever.

In the dry they aren't quite as sticky as the Sumitomos I replaced, nor are they as quiet, but in the wet they are about equal and in the snow there is no contest. The Sumitomos were not only bad, but dangerous and bordering on suicidal.

Comfort-wise the tires have a smooth soft ride, which probably explains the slight lack of steering response. They need a split-second to set up before they respond. Certainly nothing that is an issue in even spirited driving. On a track it might be a bit unnerving, but on the street its nothing to even think about.

Would I buy these again? As long as these are an option for a car I drive in all seasons, these will be on it!!!!

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.86
 
 

1994 Honda Civic EX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Austin, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 12, 2013

Overall good quality and ride, but would benefit from improved lateral stability. Too soon to assess tread wear. At this point, I consider them an overall good value.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR Z IIIReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.38

1994 Mazda RX-7
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Honolulu, HI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
February 14, 2013

In a car with 420whp the 300 tread wear just is no where near enough. They are great all round tires. Good tread wear even with a useless 1st and 2nd.
At a 285/30-18 sidewall the ride was a little stiff compared to a 17" tire.
Pretty good wet traction. Much better than the kuhmo xs tires I also have in the wet.
My 255/40-17 kuhmos have better traction in the dry but their tread wear is no where near as good. Hence the two sets.

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.14

1996 Toyota Corolla DX
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: FPO, AP
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
February 07, 2013

The roads and environment on Guam are tough on tires. The the roads are not only pothole ridden but also have very rough and jagged surface, and have seen my friends tires Continental DWS start to chip and chunk out. The HTR A/S PO1s absorb bumps well and are very grippy in the wet even with the slippery coral roads. Dry grip is great and is well suited for the light chassis of the 96 corolla.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR T4

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR T4Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7

1997 Ford Thunderbird Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Pottstown, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
February 11, 2013

I bought these tires for the tread pattern and mileage. Got 50k miles over 8 yrs, they're down to 4/32 now and still going strong, only deep water bothers them. I drive the car hard and these tires have always held tough no matter how far over the speed limit I am. I do put snows on for the winter so I can't talk to snow traction from the rear, but the fronts will track well if you give them a chance. Considering that I tend to drive the T-Bird in the rain and snow, I ride a motorcycle whenever possible, these tire are good at what I ask of them, grip well in the garbage and go baby go. I got 200+ horses under the hood and these tires can be hard to break loose on a dry road unless I'm really abusing the car. Will I put these back on, very good chance, I'm eyeing up another set of Sumitomos though, so we'll see. As for the people that wore them out real fast, I can only guess how they drive and if they keep the tire pressures right.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR Z IIIReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2

2006 Audi A3 2.0T
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: La Mesa, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
June 16, 2009

I'm extremely impresed by these tires. They are fantastic. They have ULTIMATE dry grip and traction. They are very comparable to the Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymmetrics I just had previously to these, but at a much cheaper price. In fact, after a few canyon runs on highway 2 in CA (Los Angeles Crest Highway) I'd say these out perform the Goodyear F1 Asymmetrics and are the superior tire. They have slightly more ultimate dry traction and it seems a bit more effortless and complaint free doing it. I can't believe how high the limits of these tires are in speed around sharp corners.



Time will tell on whether the treadwear can be better, but they certainly can't be any worse than the Goodyears, and at $40 to $80 less per tire, you can't go wrong with these.