Initial Review, 3,500 Miles on Tires
January 19, 2011
Look. I'm a high school kid, with not much money, and I researched a lot on TireRack to get 4 sumitomo HTR A/S P01s after a sudden accident on the way back from K.C. It was the best tire that the store carries. So I got them for 398. Which is not so cheap but.. hey it is the only thing that touches the road.
Dry and Wet has been excellent. I have to admit sometimes I used the tires too hard and then the ABS warns in the rain... Well. It's my fault not theirs. One time, some nobrainer driver with Pontiac 6.0L even lost me in an unintentional racing in a roundabout.. which shows how good these sumitomos are. Very quiet. There's a section of city 40mph road right outside our hwy exit ramp, and I run that road a lot... Wow. You only can hear the engine! Highway has been impressive, since I go to K.C. frequently with my family... and I always drive; handling has been excellent. Recently we had 2 snows in the city.. and it's a tiny town so not much municipal snow cleanups on the roads. But the tires run nicely. I'm not saying it'll ever beat SNOW TIRES, but if you give them a deal with low speed, early breaking, they can really show you how efficient they work. keep the tire pressure steady, folks... I'm going to bump my tire PSI a little higher too... they say low temps decrease air volumes--> tire rigidity... which sounds make sense. Anyways. Good tires, recommended. Better than the Cooper Cobra GT fronts + Goodyear Eagle G/A rears for sure.