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Old 12-13-2002, 08:24 PM   #21
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Comments: These tires are incredible, No hydroplaning at all, I run through puddles and the steering wheel stays straight. Get them warm and they handle and hook excellent. These are by far the best tires I have ever used. They were more than I wanted to spend ($145 a tire), but I'm very happy with them. They are the number 1 rated tire at TireRack. They are not for winter use thou, but that is why they make snow/ice tires.
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Old 12-17-2002, 04:42 PM   #22
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Size: 245/45ZR-17
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Comments: good on dry surfaces, spin a little to easily in the rain yet dont hydroplane. Somewhat noisy tires compared to others

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Size: 245/45ZR-17
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Comments: overall good tire, good cornering traction in wet or dry conditions. Ride is slightly bumpier with these tires

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Old 12-23-2002, 12:06 PM   #23
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Comments: These have a harder compound than the V4 so they "should" last longer. So far, I'm very pleased with them. Great grip in dry weather, pretty good in the rain, and surprisingly, pretty good in the snow. Time will tell as far as tread life.
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Old 12-23-2002, 12:16 PM   #24
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Old 12-23-2002, 08:05 PM   #25
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Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive - Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.57 out of 10
Size: 225/45R17 91Q
Comments:Purchased these to use during the cold and snowy winter months; Potenza S-03's and winter do not go together. Anyway, they do require and adjustment in driving style, since the sidewall construction and tread compound are very soft. In warmer (>40 degrees F) they can get downright squirrly, but in the cold, they are the best thing since sliced bread. Grip is excellent in wet or dry conditions, and tread noise is not too bad - they do sing a bit on concrete, however. Much better than all-seasons in winter and an absolute must if your other tires are summer-only. Thumbs up.
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Old 02-17-2003, 11:32 AM   #26
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Old 03-05-2003, 08:56 PM   #27
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Yokohama YK420 - 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT - Denton, TX
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive - Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5 out of 10
Size: 225/50R16
Comments:I went by Discount Tire today to get some BFG g-Force T/A KDWS's installed after I talked to a guy yesterday and said he had them and could do them today. Well, it turned out that they had them at the warehouse, not the store, so they didn't have them today. They told me they had these Yokohama's that were "an excellent tire with great reviews" so I said to go ahead and put them on. I left, took one u-turn and a couple quick movements of the wheel to test the sidewalls out and I already HATED them. The sidewalls were VERY weak, so much so that it felt like i was driving a boat on water. The ride though without cornering was very nice. I turned around and they took them off, ordered my BFG's and gave me some loaner tires since my old Kumho's were toast. They gave me no trouble and didn't seem annoyed by my displeasure.....

Excellent service, horrible tire recommendations......

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Old 03-06-2003, 02:32 PM   #28
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Comments: I really like these tires.. They have a great grip, and are very quiet.. My one concern is how long they will last, but we'll see...
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Old 03-06-2003, 08:31 PM   #29
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Brand : Kumho
Model : Ecsta Supra 712
Size : 225/50/16 Z Rated
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Comments : I have chosen to do 2 reviews on this tire. The first will be for the first 20,000 miles, the second will be for the last 10,000 miles. I will give a rating for each period.

0 to ~20,000 miles - These tires were a wonderful perfoming tire. Ride was a little stiff, but the sidewalls held up wonderfully in the corners. Wet and dry traction was great. For the price, I was very impressed with these tires, but even at 15,000 miles they were starting to show alot of wear (maybe I was just enjoying them too much!). Rating 8/10

~20,000 to 30,000 miles - The tread was getting pretty low, but still decent. About this time I moved and began driving on rougher roads daily. After a couple months of driving on the rough roads, my car began to handle unpredictably. The car would shift laterally when on rough roads, so much so that my GF was afraid to drive my car. I had thought it was my struts and possibly the strut mounts and just put it off. After hating the way my car was driving for months, I decided to start the process of correcting my suspension problems. First, new rotors to stop the wobble while braking. Didn't solve the problem. Second I was going to replace the tires (since they were getting bald), then replace suspension components until my car began to handle in the proper manner. Today, I replaced my 4 tires and my car now handles almost as well as it did when the Kumho's were new. I can only attribute the difference to a more aged suspension and a less stiff sidewall. All the problems that had me concerened with driving my car are GONE. The Kumho's WERE good, but as they aged, they turned HORRIBLE! Now, maybe it was the care I gave them, but I have never had a tire's ride quality deteriorate like these tires did. Rating 4/10

In a week, I will have the BFG g-Force KDWS review, but after 1 day, they are rising to the top
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Old 03-08-2003, 02:30 PM   #30
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Brand: Sumitomo
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Size: 215/60/R15
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Comments: I haven't had much time on them yet, but they handle well and are very quiet with relatively good comfort. Much better than the BF-Goodrich tires I had before. They were cheap on Tire rack too!
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Old 03-14-2003, 01:23 PM   #31
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Model: SP Sport A2
Size: 225/50-HR16
Rating: 9/10
Comments: These tire perform and wear great. They work well in rain or snow. I have never hydroplaned in them. They are almost at the 50k mile mark and still have life left in them. Quiet tires too. They far exceed the RSA. Honestly..do you NEED anything over HR rated?
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Old 03-17-2003, 08:26 PM   #32
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Just got these a few weeks ago, stock size 225/50 16's. Much better grip than the stock GoodYear's (I know that isn't saying much).

Low price and a Big-O warranty.

These are going to be for street and autocross, first event is in a couple of weeks, looking forward to trying them out.
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Old 04-13-2003, 08:56 PM   #33
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Rating: 8/10
Comments:I went with the suggestion that the shop gave me and a 500 mile try-out. I absolutely love these tires!!! I can drive through rain and not have to worry about hydroplaning all the time. The only thing I don't care for is the sliding effect I get when going into a corner hard, but I know I'm pushing it and it isn't the tires fault. Don't expect to get more than 13k or so miles out of them, though. After 13 months, I need new tires again.


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Old 04-26-2003, 07:06 AM   #34
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Brand: Sumitomo
Model: HTR+
Size: 235/40/18
Rating: 9/10
Comments:Went with this tire based on the suggestion of two friends, and they are great. Great dry traction AND wet traction. Quieter than RSA's on the stock rims, even though these are lower profile and on 18s.. I was amazed at that. Cornering + overall handling is nice and matches well with other suspension mods.
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Old 04-27-2003, 06:33 PM   #35
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Brand: Sumitomo
Model: HTR+ (Tire Rack Exclusive FYI)
Size: 235/45/17
Rating: 9/10
Comments:The only comments that I can add in addition to ICEMAN's are that these tires are absolutely phenominal in the snow. I was totally amazed at how well they cut through the white crap.
I will say that they are definitely softer than the BFG Comp T/A's that they replaced...but I expected that.
I will update my input in a couple months to include my opinion on their wear....so far very acceptable.

UPDATE (6/04): The Sumi's, while overall very pleasing, wear much too quickly. I have a pair with about 25000 miles on them and they are TOAST. My newer pair, which were installed 11/03 are down to the wear bars already at approximately 12-13000 miles. My driving habits are a bit aggressive....but they have always been. I've had other tires put up with a LOT more for a lot longer. This is not to say the Sumi's are bad, in fact they are exceptional in rain and especially snow. In fact they are amazing in snow. They just wear too damn fast. I would still recommend them...you can't beat $90/each @ Tire Rack!!!
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Old 05-15-2003, 08:36 PM   #36
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Size: 225/50R16
Rating: 10/10
Comments: Tons times better than the RSAs. With the recent downpours down here, these tires performed like there was no rain. There was no pull when driving through the heavy rain. Absolutly cut through it all. (Got on sale from Kauffman for $425 out the door)

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Old 11-18-2003, 06:52 AM   #37
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These are the stock tires that came with the car in '99. I bought the car with 28,000km on it and there was no wear to be seen. I figure I will have more to say after a year of driving it but so far I can't complain. They were great in a big down pour we had a week ago....no hydro at all. We'll see what the snow brings soon. Also Bf Goodrich have stopped producing these tires (just found out).
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Old 12-18-2003, 05:36 PM   #38
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Miles Driven:6000 or so
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Comments:Great tires, excellent all around: dry, wet, or snow. I had a set of Goodyear RS-As before I got these, and while the RS-As were not bad tires, these are superior in about every way. Theyre noisier than the RS-As, but they have a lot more grip in the corners, and a lot better foul-weather traction. Ive been very impressed with how well they do in the snow, especially considering their high speed rating and high-performance focus. The biggest downside is one that has been noted before: these tires look a little narrow for their stated section width, but that doesnt seem to affect their capabilities at all. I will warn you to watch your tire pressures: only 2-3 pounds more than recommended can make the car feel a tad twitchy. Im not so sure on treadwear, as I only have 6000 miles on them, but they seem to be wearing well. Anyone who is looking for a good high-performance all-season tire would do well to consider these.
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:41 AM   #39
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Brand: Yokohama
Model: AVS ES100
Size: 225/50/WR16
Rating: 9/10
Comments: I have not put that many miles on them yet, but I can tell that they handle better than the stock Goodyears.

Because of the stiffer sidewalls, fast cornering moves the body of the car more and does not allow the tire to flex. At high speeds the tires get very warm and the tread becomes gummy and sticky. Lane changes at 70mph+ are a breaze. At higher speeds the car is more stable on the road. I was very impressed with the ride. The tires absorb most of the bumps, they can be felt in the car but are not mushy and do not rattle the car cabin.

I just drove in a nice Texas Rain Storm. The tires gripped the road like it was dry. This made it easy to make a 90 degree turn onto a faster moving street.
mine are almost toast at 10k miles! great tire...bites hard...no treadlife!
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Model: Phantom ZRX

Size: 225/50ZR-16

Rating: 9

Comments: Amazing traction for a Z rated tire in rain, great handling, they were only $115 each too!

discount tire discontinued this brand (stop carrying them) due to poor treadlife and mucho noise!! they also do not wear even! no matter how many times you adjust your alignment and balance em.
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