Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Exclaim UHP

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Exclaim UHP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.7
 
 

2002 Volkswagen GTi 337 Edition
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Newark, DE
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
February 13, 2010

These General Exclaim UHP tires are actually my second set purchased for my GTI 337. I was so impressed with my first set that replaced my factory Michelin Pilot Sports, that I felt compelled to do the same once again. I haven't had much time to really test this set yet given that I just installed them in December, and this has been a record setting snowfall this winter. This car and these tires aren't exactly snow ready. I am impressed how I managed to get around given 72 inches of snow so far this winter. I partly credit all of the features of my car like, electronic differential lock, traction control, ABS, and driver skills. I've been practicing all of my driving years in the snow. I wouldn't recommend it to the unskilled. The transition from my previous set of UHP's to the new set demonstrated a noticeable difference. Due to the full tread depth, hydroplaning resistance is spectacular again, along with wet traction, and ride quality. The dry traction, cornering limits, and steering responsiveness are lower than when well worn to eliminate tread squirm, but generally excellent all the same. I look forward to another spirited and agressive driving experience with these tires. I will keep you informed as always.

 

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