Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

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Vehicle: 2000 BMW M5
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Location: Fairfax, Va
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Sumitomo HTR Z III
Follow-Up Review: 10,000 miles on tires
September 30, 2013
These tires were great for the first 5K miles or so. The problem is that they become unbalanced, to the point of being unsafe to drive. I had the tires re balanced, they are on BBS RG's, and 2k miles later they became unbalanced again. Maybe I got a bad set but, I put my stock set of rims back on with Michelin AS and I'm much happier. Also, the road noise with the HTRZ's is pretty load as the mileage goes up.
Initial Review: 2,000 miles on tires
March 20, 2012

I purchased these tires for a road trip, 500 miles one way, and I'm very pleased with them so far. I haven't had a chance to drive in the rain yet but, the dry traction and level of road noise is very good. I've gone thru 3 sets of PS2 and 2 sets of Michelin AS. I don't drive it like I'm on the track but I do have fun on the occasional off ramp. These tires are comprable to the PS2, PS2 has better steering feel. The Sumitomo's are quiter and for the cost, it can't be beat. I will update my review after putting some more miles on them. Thanks to others who have reviewed them, I'm not dissapointed. When it comes time to change out the tires on the porsche, these will be going on them. I think these tires are an excellent street tire.

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