Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Exclaim UHP

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Vehicle: 2002 Volkswagen GTi 337 Edition
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Location: NEWARK, DE
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
General Exclaim UHP
Follow-Up Review: 25,000 miles on tires
March 20, 2013
Well, spring has just arrived. The 337 has weathered another winter with thoroughly worn out tires. I'm always amazed how I manage to start winters with worn out tires. Timing is uncanny. As predicted, I managed another 25,000 miles on these tires. They are consistent. I've been pleased twice now with the UHP tires. It's time to select my next set of tires. It's decision time and I plan on researching what my new choices are. I will update you all once I make my choice. As always, thanks to all of you with 337s who respond to the surveys. It helps me greatly!
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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