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      04-22-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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Sumitomo HTR Z III

There hasn't been any news threads on these tires so I just wanted to get some fresh feedbacks.

I need to order new tires for my 2006 325i with sport package.
225/45/17 Front
255/40/17 Rear

What I originaly wanted was the Hankook V12's but they are currently back order.

I need new tires ASAP and the Sumi's are available right now.

Please let me know your experience or feedback concerning the HTR Z III.
Feedback on the Hankook V12's would also be appreciated.

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There hasn't been any news threads on these tires so I just wanted to get some fresh feedbacks.

I need to order new tires for my 2006 325i with sport package.
225/45/17 Front
255/40/17 Rear

What I originaly wanted was the Hankook V12's but they are currently back order.

I need new tires ASAP and the Sumi's are available right now.

Please let me know your experience or feedback concerning the HTR Z III.
Feedback on the Hankook V12's would also be appreciated.

Thanks!
Both tires are outstanding tires for the price and not very different from each other in most measurable characteristics. The HTRZ3 has a slightly quieter ride, and should stay quieter as it wears compared to the directional tread pattern of the V12 that will tend to get louder as it wears. The Ventus V12 should have a bit better wet traction between the two, while the HTRZ3 has an advantage in dry grip/cornering and steering response.

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      05-21-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
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Considering grabbing a set of these to replace my RFTs on the 162s...

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Considering grabbing a set of these to replace my RFTs on the 162s...

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i have a set on and like them a lot.tires before the sumis were bstones re01-r which at that time probably were the best tire for dry performance.sumis are softer ,but stick great and wear very nicely.for the money i believe it's a no-brainer.highly recommend them.

if you decide to get them,check with onlinetires.com best price around.
They have a huge wherehouse in Cerritos,ca,so any socal people,that's the place to get your tires.cheers
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      06-15-2010, 06:45 PM   #6
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      06-21-2010, 08:37 PM   #7
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I've had these for over a year (w/ 162's). No complaints.

If you currently have the Bridgestone RFTs, you'll feel the difference right away. These and maybe any non-rft will have a smoother ride.
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      06-22-2010, 06:02 PM   #8
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So far these have been great tires. Very quiet ride, and very smooth. Of course I only have about 300 miles on them...
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I had these on my Pontiac gto. 235/40/18 all around. Great tires, although, I did notice my average mpg went down about 3mpg. Would recommend them nonetheless for the price.
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I've had these for over a year (w/ 162's). No complaints.

If you currently have the Bridgestone RFTs, you'll feel the difference right away. These and maybe any non-rft will have a smoother ride.
Agreed...no issues...quiet, smooth, grippy. I have 245/35-19 and 275/30-19. Little bit stiffer compared to stock 162, but I think that has more to do with going up a size than the sumi tire itself.
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update on long term use of these Sumi's?
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Here's an update on these tires. I know that BMW are known to destroy rear tires but damn only 1 and half summer.

These are really good when new but it gets really loud when the thread get low.
I would rank the treadlife a 6 out of 10.

I never tracked the car and my car a daily driver. I installed them at the end of summer of 2010, had them off in Dec for winter tires and then installed them in May. I recently removed them in Dec 2011 and the tread for the rear are finish. For the front there is maybe 1 summer left.

Good tires but sucks in treadwear. I would not recommend if you are looking for tires that will last a bit longer.
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      01-23-2012, 09:45 PM   #13
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They are quiet and nice. I've had them for a few thousand miles but hands down DWS are the best everything. I owned so many tires and you get what you pay for.
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Running them on the fronts right now in rain and dry, seems quiet and ok so far. They run narrow + rounded shoulders.
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      01-23-2012, 10:14 PM   #15
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They are indeed quiet and has great control. It just doesn't last long even for a daily driver. Can't imagine the longevity if you actually track it or have a heavy foot.

It will get loud when its almost done, especially during low speed.
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