Tire Options

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21 Mar 2010 22:54 #135 by adminVB
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I need to replace my tires soon. I have 7.5"x17" and 9"x17" turbo twists on the '90 GT now. I am looking for a good price/performance tire, strictly for street non-snow driving (only good weather winter driving if at all).

Anyone tried the Hankook Ventus? It has some decent reviews at Tire Rack: www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMak...928%20S4&autoModClar =

Second consideration there would be Sumitomo HTR Z III www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMak...928%20S4&autoModClar =

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23 Mar 2010 00:16 #136 by 928mac
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The ventus are a tiny bit softer but personally i have dont like Hankook
First time I have heard of Sumitomo

I went with Yokohama's because I have used them before, they balance out with little or no weights

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These are reeeally sticky (soft) and 300kph/186mph
www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMak...28%20S4&autoModClar=

Dunlop's Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec 168mph (W) but sticky
www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMak...28%20S4&autoModClar=

I really like these ADVAN A048, stickier then fly paper, wont last long, and only 168mph again
www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMak...28%20S4&autoModClar=

But out of your choices I would pick the Sumitomo HTR Z III

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23 Mar 2010 22:12 #138 by adminVB
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The ventus are a tiny bit softer but personally i have dont like Hankook
First time I have heard of Sumitomo

But out of your choices I would pick the Sumitomo HTR Z III


Because you don't like Hankooks?
Even thought you haven't heard of Sumitomos?
Some good reviews by 928ers on the Hankooks.
I don't envision every seeing anything near the 150mph speeds. :eek:

I live in congested New England, but even when I get away, I like to know my license is not likely to be lost :)

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25 Mar 2010 19:54 #139 by 928mac
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Because you don't like Hankooks?
Even thought you haven't heard of Sumitomos?
Some good reviews by 928ers on the Hankooks.
I don't envision every seeing anything near the 150mph speeds. :eek:

I live in congested New England, but even when I get away, I like to know my license is not likely to be lost :)


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I have tried the Hankooks as a truck tire. They always took 3-4 oz of weights to balance them out and I had two that the side wall gave out on.
My neighbor just had 4 mounted on his 1/2 ton and drove from the city to home and around here a bit. With less then 1000 km on the tires, his left frt side wall had a 4 inch long bulge, sticking out well over an inch.
they make 1000s of tires I'm sure, and maybe their performance tires are great? I don't no.
I will not touch them

the tire i don't know (Sumitomos) can't be any worse

My car sees 250 kph most every time its out. :rolleyes:
I was heading to work in my truck doing 170 kph tuesday
There was no traffic and the roads were dry
only 1 ticket in the Porsche
Of course the 928 is new to me with only 1 month of milage from me
last fall.
I live in Canada. Roads can get rough and ya got to avoid the pot holes.
knowing the road and having a good radar detector is a must.
Oh Ya, and good Tires

What ever you decide, I hope its a good tire for you. :)

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26 Mar 2010 22:34 #140 by adminVB
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For the more practical approach, allowing me to drive in colder temperatures, perhaps I should consider one of the following, anyone with thoughts, please pass them on :)

Kumho Ecsta ASX - www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMak...28%20S4&autoModClar=

or
Yokohama AVID W4s - www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMak...28%20S4&autoModClar=

or
Goodyear Eagle GT - www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMak...28%20S4&autoModClar=

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27 Mar 2010 17:16 #141 by 928mac
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Those Good year are a nice looking tire. speed rateing, ware and price are practical for your style of driveing

It looks like the Kumho tires look like a long lasting rain tire

I would place the Yoks between the two

all three look to be very nice rubber and a tough choice
I think the GY look better
The GY and Yok have the same ware and speed
the Kumho are harder but a very flexible tread pattern

sorry thats all I can say adam :) but IMHO all of them are a great choice.

IF I had to choose between those 3, I would choose the Goodyear Eagle.

I checked out a lot of tires before I made my choice. But personal driving style and conditions play into what's the best for you :confused:

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28 Mar 2010 07:33 #143 by adminVB
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Thanks Brad, I heard from some 928ers that liked the Kumhos, so have ordered them.

P.S. The name is Stan :)

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06 Apr 2010 12:12 #163 by Richter12x2
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Good choice! I have Kumhos on my BMW and my wife's Mustang, and would be happy to put them on the 928 except I got a good deal on a set of Pirelli PZero Corsas. FWIW, Sumitomo's aren't bad, they're popular with the Import crowd (Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, etc).

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