Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

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Vehicle: 1994 Chevrolet Camaro
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,500
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Sumitomo HTR Z II
Follow-Up Review: 7,500 miles on tires
September 03, 2012
The weak point of this tire (at least in this size, 225/60/16) is hydroplaning resistance. That is compared to the last set that came off, bridgestone re960, which could almost not meet a puddle large enough to hydroplane. The dry traction is great as well as the wet traction. The cornering stability is very good considering the large sidewall on these tires. For the price they can't be beat...bought, shipped, mounted and balanced for under $500. So far the tread wear seems to be wearing evenly, I will report back later on that.
Initial Review: 1,500 miles on tires
May 17, 2012

Bought this tire after the bridgeatones I had on previously were discontinued. These tires match up every way with those bridgestones (re960) except for hydroplaning resistance. These tries do tend to be more effected by large puddles of water, but they are still good at resisting hydroplaning. These tires are better with regaurd to dry traction (lower treadwear rating) and just as capable if not better on a wet road than my previous re960. The ride comfort being better I would atribute to the 60% sidewall as compared to the 55% of the re960. Overall a very good tire...I am very happy with my selection.

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