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

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Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Camry LE
Miles Driven on Tires: 3,500
Location: Topeka, KS
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated)
Follow-Up Review: 17,000 miles on tires
January 04, 2013
I replaced one punctured @12000, and patched one@15000....road hazards.<br><br>First of all: Maintenance is done regularly. Tire usually at 30PSI, tire a bit unbalanced /steers towards right by itself. A bit of uneven wear is expected...<br><br>Dry: Still champion. The brake distance has changed, but I also replaced my brake pad / rotors, Idk if the brakes just do more jobs now, or whatnot. It is predictable and usually I don't kick on brake pedals...<br><br>Wet: it makes me feel very confident in city. feels like dry still. but since the road in bumpy in some places, easier to grip I suppose. Still pretty good grip. <br><br>Ice braking: I mean if the dry / wet brakes in a distance, at least double it. It isn't great. If you brake hard, ABS will easily engage, but it stops... do it slow and you might be ok. Sometimes I have some little roads around the house, and they are icy at the turns. I basically just predict the slide, by looking at the size of the ice, and I just go a bit faster, so that when rear slides, it'd be timely for the front tire to regain traction. <br><br>Highway snow.. 30-40mph on the way, and spined out on the highway. I admit that I almost died, and please bump this up so that people realize it. It is still great in dry and wet, but unless you have snow tires, you DON'T BUY THIS! This is the most scaring accident that i've had on the highway. I admit that this tire's snow performance ----s! It is probably why ConsumerReports really rate it low...!
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.

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