Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

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Vehicle: 1992 GMC Safari
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,500
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Hankook Optimo H727
Initial Review: 2,500 miles on tires
January 04, 2014

I put a set of these on my 1992 Safari to replace a set of Definity Dakota H/T (same as Cooper Discoverer H/T) tires from Pep Boys. The Dakota tires were slightly better in deep snow but not enough to spend $35 per tire more. I have driven these in 6 inches of snow without any problems. These are quieter and track much better. Ride quality and cornering is significantly better. I had a bad upper ball joint and idler arm when the tires were installed and the vehicle almost drove as if there wasn't a problem. I use this vehicle for construction work and carry heavy loads. The tire looks great so far. The Dakota tires tires were worn down at 75% of the warranty millage due to the heavy use. These tires have a slightly narrower tread contact width but it has had no effect on the traction in wet/snow conditions and cornering. I think these tires are a major improvement in every category except similar in deep snow. I do notice that the anti-lock brakes activate at most stops but the vehicle stopping distance is better than the Dakota tires in slippery conditions.

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