mike.claire at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 18:23:46 PST 2008
I don't have experience with lots of tires like some of you guys. I
fell for the reviews on Tire Rack and bought a set of General Exclaims
(225/50/16) for my lowered S4 (camber plates).
I couldn't get those tires off my car fast enough. They squirmed
badly, my Suburban with Michelin all-seasons gave me more confidence.
I handled the Exclaims prior to mounting and I had a bad feeling. The
sidewall was very soft and thin. I don't know how they got the
speed/load rating they have - these are very weak tires.
I ended up taking a set of discontinued Yokos, which handle
crisply,much louder, and if I don't rotate them about every 3K miles
I'm sure I'll hate them within 10K miles.
On 2/23/08, thejimrose <thejimrose at gmail.com> wrote:
> yes for the $ the sumi is a decent tire. the general is very highly rated on
> tirerack too..
> next time i'm going for the goodyears. everyone raves about them. they're
> not cheap, but not as $$$$$$$ as the michelin, bridgestone, pirelli, etc.
> I had Sumitomo htr+ on my S4. yea, they were pretty good all
> > around. And cheap.
> > Unlike the top of the line Bridgestones that I got 7 out-of-round
> > examples of in a row.
> > It's amazing how all the good shops all say "Michelin is the best"
> > and "goodyear's high end tires are close"
> > I replaced the Bidgestone's with GoodYears. Problem solved.
> > Grant
> > On Feb 23, 2008, at 3:50 PM, thejimrose wrote:
> > > to add 2 datapoints; i've used kuhmo ecsta supra's [711?] and sumitomo
> > > htrz-2 on my a4. both in a 235 45 17 size. both were very highly
> > > recommended
> > > by folks on various audi forums with loads of experience [track,
> > > winter,
> > > etc]. i run full on summer tires and a seperate wet of winter
> > > wheels/tires.
> > > those are dunlop wintersport m3's [225 50 16] and they are absolutely
> > > bananas. great in everything - dry, wet, snow, noise, etc. i love
> > > them.
> > >
> > > the kuhmo's wore VERY poorly for me but were a good all round tire.
> > > dry,
> > > wet, noise, etc were all quite good. however the outer edges were worn
> > > through in less than 10k miles. my car is lowered, and has a bit of
> > > negative
> > > camber, but toe is dead parallel and shouldn't have killed the
> > > tires as fast
> > > as they did.
> > >
> > > the sumi's are inferior in terms of dry grip. they are decent in
> > > the rain,
> > > they just feel 'squirmy' in the dry. they are wearing very well /
> > > evenly -
> > > in 5k miles no perceptable wear. and i drive really hard. they were,
> > > however, CHEAP. like 90$ a tire.
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