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Old 08-18-2006, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Sumitomo HTRZ's???

Have any of you tried the Sumitomos that are on sale at TR yet?

Good...bad...ugly...?
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:24 PM   #2
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I have 'em, no complaints. Decent street tire for the money.


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Old 08-18-2006, 01:14 PM   #3
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If I were going through Reno would TR install them, or do they only ship out?
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Old 08-18-2006, 01:47 PM   #4
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I had a set back when I had my Z. They were a pretty good all around tire. But they didn't last long.
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:31 PM   #5
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If I were going through Reno would TR install them, or do they only ship out?
I dunno, bought mine/had mounted locally.
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:35 PM   #6
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I dunno, bought mine/had mounted locally.

I got mine in Reno, they do not install, it's only a warehouse. The local Les Schwab in Carson City installed mine and did a nice job. It was about $75 to install and balance...
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:07 PM   #7
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Have any of you tried the Sumitomos that are on sale at TR yet?

Good...bad...ugly...?
Their are a soft tire in 2 ways that I have noticed. 1. The obvious part first... the rubber is soft due to the low treadware rating of 160. Hey, when did a set of rear tires last past 16,000 miles on a ZR-1 anyway ?

At normal pressure, 32 lbs for me, they seem a bit softer at turn in as compared to BFG Comp TA's ( yes, I know how old they must be )

I ran a fresh set at 37 psi ( starting line pressure ) in the 150 class for the Silver State ORR...
After the fronts warmed up ( about 5 or 6 miles in ) they drove just fine.

I like em because their cheap... tear em up and throw em away... then get some more...
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:20 PM   #8
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I've been using them all year. For the price they are a great tire!
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:25 PM   #9
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I like em because their cheap... tear em up and throw em away... then get some more...
Ive always looked at tires like that, they dont last long around here. I have 1000 miles on mine and already I can see the rears have more wear. Why pay big bucks unless youre on a road course all the time?
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:31 PM   #10
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Great tire Wish they made a 335
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:32 PM   #11
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Since they are a little bit softer tire they work really well on the track too.
I had a fresh set on the track last time and they held up really well against victorracers and I think someone had some old slicks too...
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Is the 315 the widest they offer? My rear wheels would look a lot better with 335...
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:07 AM   #13
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Is the 315 the widest they offer? My rear wheels would look a lot better with 335...

Yeah.....locobob's 335's look really nice in the wells.

I think I'll order a set. My Yoko's are hard and they spin waaay to easily. Easy to impress (or scare) people behind me when I start sliding sideways and bring her back, buuuuut....not so good for real traction. Dang shame 'cause I have almost full tread on the Yoko's.

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Old 08-19-2006, 12:52 AM   #14
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I think I'll order a set. My Yoko's are hard and they spin waaay to easily. Easy to impress (or scare) people behind me when I start sliding sideways and bring her back, buuuuut....not so good for real traction. Dang shame 'cause I have almost full tread on the Yoko's.
OK... so... does that mean when you get the Sumi's you will save the Yoko's for the Triathalon 2nd gear burnout contest ?
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i had mine mounted about 2 weeks ago and im satisfied with them. they dont hook very easy on the street but if you are on the right cement they will hook. they are very loud when you spin them and i always get a loud 2nd gear scratch. im sure if you were at the track they would hook much better but for the money they are a very good tire.
i recommend them.
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Old 08-19-2006, 06:36 AM   #16
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OK... so... does that mean when you get the Sumi's you will save the Yoko's for the Triathalon 2nd gear burnout contest ?
Of course!
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Of course!
Great ! should I bring an extra set of 17 x 11 wheels to mount them on ?
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