View Full Version : Funny Review of the 315 Sumitomo HTR Z's


BlackBirdWs6Zzz
01-09-2008, 06:22 PM
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2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle No Photo Available Buy/More Info
Sumitomo HTR Z
Miles driven on tires: 13,000
Location: Alachua, FL
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited

i have the 315s on the back of my 02 WS6 firebierd and for the money,i dont feel bad at all when i leave a 275 ft burnout when I leave work. They handle great at the track too.Some of my best ETs were on these tires. They ride good also even at speeds in excess of 140 mph. Yes, you can say I put these tires to the test.

--Review submitted: 2007-08-10

DustinZ28
01-09-2008, 07:48 PM
wow, 275ft burnout. sounds like he measured it all out

michaelg589
01-09-2008, 08:06 PM
hes cool:eyes:

spazzyfry123
01-09-2008, 10:10 PM
Those tires are garbage...that is all.:bang:

black_sheep454
01-09-2008, 10:13 PM
dont know aout all that but for the money they get my vote for daily tires

J&J Motorsports FL
01-10-2008, 12:48 AM
+1 cheap Sumitomo 315s mean I can do more burnouts and have more fun than my friends taking care of their expensive GS-D3s.

hpjunky98
01-10-2008, 12:59 AM
They still suck

kmgsix08
01-10-2008, 09:11 AM
well yeah they suck but for a dd they work perfectly. I mean come on..$96..

skewba98z28
01-10-2008, 09:58 AM
I've been down the GS-D3 road on a daily driver and let me tell you I will NEVER do it again. Yes they hook, yes they are badass, and yes they have great wet traction, but for the money and the lifespan. I felt like a complete jackass for spending $1200 on them. I'm running the 315 sumi's now and they work perfect for my application which is DD. Oh and yes there mounted on a set of Fikse wheels to ;)

32of32
01-10-2008, 07:28 PM
I've been down the GS-D3 road on a daily driver and let me tell you I will NEVER do it again. Yes they hook, yes they are badass, and yes they have great wet traction, but for the money and the lifespan. I felt like a complete jackass for spending $1200 on them. I'm running the 315 sumi's now and they work perfect for my application which is DD. Oh and yes there mounted on a set of Fikse wheels to ;)

Isn't putting Sumi's on Fikses kind of like wrapping a fresh dog turd around a beautiful beef filet?

BlackBirdWs6Zzz
01-10-2008, 07:59 PM
Isn't putting Sumi's on Fikses kind of like wrapping a fresh dog turd around a beautiful beef filet?

mmmmmmm....sounds absolutely delicious!

BlueBird346
01-10-2008, 09:24 PM
Or a crappy unpainted body kit on a Ferrari...

Camaro396
01-10-2008, 10:24 PM
Isn't putting Sumi's on Fikses kind of like wrapping a fresh dog turd around a beautiful beef filet?

:devil:

Summer
01-10-2008, 10:24 PM
well yeah they suck but for a dd they work perfectly. I mean come on..$96..

:werd: doesnt make u feel as bad about usin em..

Tally TransAm
01-11-2008, 08:24 AM
hi i spend all kinds of money on my car for payments, and fuel, and mods, and wheels, and details and on the only part of my vehicle that touches the road id like to purchase the least expensive rubber round thing out there that fits


doesnt make much sense does it

brundz
01-11-2008, 12:48 PM
ehhh if they hold air and move in a circular motion their good enough for me. i kinda like havin a loose caboose. makes driving more fun

TT632
01-11-2008, 02:47 PM
If there spinning for 275 feet you gonna get smoked by a stock 6 cyl F-body.

99'CajunFirehawk157
01-11-2008, 03:05 PM
I got to agree, I cant see spending big bucks for tires on a car that sits 95% of the time and the other times the speed is rarely over 70 mph, a crusier does not need $200 ea tires, these work just fine, YMMV

PS-I buy Sam's Club hi-octane gas too:engarde:

BlackBirdWs6Zzz
01-11-2008, 03:08 PM
PS-I buy Sam's Club hi-octane gas too:engarde:

:nod::D told like a true man

Cobra2WS6
01-11-2008, 04:59 PM
I plan to buy these ties when i get my 11" ZR1's... If they wear out in 5k miles.. Well I only Paid $200... If I bought Some goodyear F1's and spent 1,000.. Yea id be shooting myself.

Z28/2002
01-12-2008, 08:16 AM
They are perfect for my turd LT1 DD

Shredder_Z28
01-12-2008, 05:02 PM
315 sumi's lasted maybe 8-10k for me.. but they'd spin through 4th.. all in all for how cheap they were they werent a bad DD tire. just dont try and race much of anything from a dig with em ;) or in my case even a 60 roll :bang:

Leedogg
01-12-2008, 05:18 PM
8-10K for real?? I got well over 15k with my Nitto's! that lost my appeal in them- I was considering sumi's for my next street tire- and getting a 15" drag set up....I think I'll stick with the DR's...cost 1.5 times the cost- but get 1.5-twice the mileage...and hook.

pozesd99'
01-12-2008, 07:31 PM
are those 315's really 96 dollars..... hard to believe how much are they

Z28/2002
01-12-2008, 10:22 PM
are those 315's really 96 dollars..... hard to believe how much are they
They are $98 at Tire Rack

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+Z&vehicleSearch=false&partnum=135ZR7HTRZ&fromCompare1=yes&place=0

D-Webz
01-12-2008, 10:27 PM
whats funny is I was looking at those tires last night and saw that review. LOL

Dskeet6
01-12-2008, 10:44 PM
i love my sumitomos............. mine have 4,000 miles on them and they hook up enough that i am worried about the rear end from a dig........ and i hardly spin in first and second....... no reason to hate for 100 dollars a tire. Personally i think its a waste of money to get gsd3s that are gonna last me the same miles......... when i can get sumis and an extra set of wheels with drag radials for the same price and get double the miles out of them............ but i guess your guys pockets are healthier than mine!

'Trust'
01-12-2008, 11:23 PM
Those tires suck, period. I had them on a set of ZR1's when I was going to sell the car because they were cheap. They were almost scary to drive on, and they weren't very good at all in any kind of condition. They broke loose all the time, it made turning at any kind of speed nerve racking, and stopping was even worse. I'm easy on my car day to day, but when some idiot or animal jumps out infront of you these tires won't cut it, they hamper braking distance. I don't advise buying them because they are cheap. You've got to pay to play in this hobby and if you play cheap it will catch up to you.

I've been down the GS-D3 road on a daily driver and let me tell you I will NEVER do it again. Yes they hook, yes they are badass, and yes they have great wet traction, but for the money and the lifespan. I felt like a complete jackass for spending $1200 on them. I'm running the 315 sumi's now and they work perfect for my application which is DD. Oh and yes there mounted on a set of Fikse wheels to ;)

The quote below definitely applies here. I would never put Sumi's on my Fikse's, they deserve better!

hi i spend all kinds of money on my car for payments, and fuel, and mods, and wheels, and details and on the only part of my vehicle that touches the road id like to purchase the least expensive rubber round thing out there that fits


doesnt make much sense does it

Probably the most intelligent quote regarding these tires ever!

skewba98z28
01-14-2008, 02:55 PM
Well I drive very easy and they haven't scared me yet. I figured I would catch some flack for putting sumi's on a set of Fikse, but I thought I would give them a shot and there only on the rears. I may go with something different next.

Kenny H
01-14-2008, 10:41 PM
Those tires are HORRIBLE. I put them on our GTO right before we had to give it back on the Smart Buy. Our bone stock '04 automatic GTO would break them loose....from a roll....lol

Dskeet6
01-15-2008, 08:38 PM
Those tires are HORRIBLE. I put them on our GTO right before we had to give it back on the Smart Buy. Our bone stock '04 automatic GTO would break them loose....from a roll....lol


how did you get 315s on a gto????? you had the 275s? I have 4k miles on my 315 sumis already and they dont break loose in first from a roll for me.............. even on cold pavement


i guess i just got lucky

Z ROADSTER
01-16-2008, 09:51 PM
Don't pay any attention to the nay-sayers.Its obvious they've never tried Sumi's . I was the same way till I tried a set - 245/50/16's . They look aggresive and dropped my ET from 13.60's to 13.20's with no other changes . Remember now they are a (SUMMER TIRE) so in the winter you have to get um really hot & smokey .Love mine. And the best part other than the price was you don't have to use any weights on them. They come perfectly balanced from the factory. Hows that for a "cheap" tire. Can you say that about your so called "high dollar" tire ?

98mysticZ
01-16-2008, 10:02 PM
well i dont know about u but ballanced from the factory or not they get balanced on the rim.... u might have just been lucky and got them in the right spot....but all mine had to be balanced

98camaroLS1M6
01-16-2008, 10:30 PM
A sharp looking tire with a nice sidewall. For a street tire you get a lot of bang for the buck. They will pull 1.90 60' all day with a good burnout. You can't beat them for the price.:nod:

Tally TransAm
01-16-2008, 11:32 PM
Don't pay any attention to the nay-sayers.Its obvious they've never tried Sumi's . I was the same way till I tried a set - 245/50/16's . They look aggresive and dropped my ET from 13.60's to 13.20's with no other changes . Remember now they are a (SUMMER TIRE) so in the winter you have to get um really hot & smokey .Love mine. And the best part other than the price was you don't have to use any weights on them. They come perfectly balanced from the factory. Hows that for a "cheap" tire. Can you say that about your so called "high dollar" tire ?

bwahahahaaa

'Trust'
01-17-2008, 11:41 AM
bwahahahaaa

x2! :D

00firebird
01-17-2008, 12:03 PM
size doesn't matter if your grip sucks...

DopdBrd
01-17-2008, 12:16 PM
Don't pay any attention to the nay-sayers.Its obvious they've never tried Sumi's . I was the same way till I tried a set - 245/50/16's . They look aggresive and dropped my ET from 13.60's to 13.20's with no other changes . Remember now they are a (SUMMER TIRE) so in the winter you have to get um really hot & smokey .Love mine. And the best part other than the price was you don't have to use any weights on them. They come perfectly balanced from the factory. Hows that for a "cheap" tire. Can you say that about your so called "high dollar" tire ?

That was by far the stupidest comment I have ever heard!! First off, no tire EVER comes PERFECTLY balanced from the factory. And if the tire shop that mounted them up told you this, go back, kit whoever did it straight in the nuts, and ask for a refund.

They are exactly what they are, a CHEAP tire. The only thing I think they are worthy for is a big smoky burnout. Other than that I will stay with my Nittos.

Kenny H
01-17-2008, 12:59 PM
how did you get 315s on a gto????? you had the 275s? I have 4k miles on my 315 sumis already and they dont break loose in first from a roll for me.............. even on cold pavement


i guess i just got lucky

these were 245-45-17s..oem replacement size....

Kenny H
01-17-2008, 01:00 PM
Don't pay any attention to the nay-sayers.Its obvious they've never tried Sumi's . I was the same way till I tried a set - 245/50/16's . They look aggresive and dropped my ET from 13.60's to 13.20's with no other changes . Remember now they are a (SUMMER TIRE) so in the winter you have to get um really hot & smokey .Love mine. And the best part other than the price was you don't have to use any weights on them. They come perfectly balanced from the factory. Hows that for a "cheap" tire. Can you say that about your so called "high dollar" tire ?


How long have you worked for sumitomo?

HAHA I 1
01-17-2008, 03:10 PM
I have had BFG DRs, Sumitomos, and Nitto DRs in the 315 size. My car has almost 450rwhp, 4.30 geared 9", and a Street Twin clutch. The Sumitomos hooked almost as well as my Nittos. I had about 5K miles on them when I sold them with my old wheels, and they easily had another 10K on them. My Nittos will last 10K, and my BFGs lasted 5K. They also worked very well with the Detroit Locker in the rear. I would buy them again.

'Trust'
01-17-2008, 07:16 PM
I have had BFG DRs, Sumitomos, and Nitto DRs in the 315 size. My car has almost 450rwhp, 4.30 geared 9", and a Street Twin clutch. The Sumitomos hooked almost as well as my Nittos. I had about 5K miles on them when I sold them with my old wheels, and they easily had another 10K on them. My Nittos will last 10K, and my BFGs lasted 5K. They also worked very well with the Detroit Locker in the rear. I would buy them again.

You cannot be talking about the HTR-Z's are you? I had them on a stock A4 car and I could tear them loose at a 30 roll. They are horrible.