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Sumitomo Tires - Any good?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by SabrToothSqrl, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    So... I'm tired of destroying the OEM goodyear tires every 7k on the back end...

    Goodyear Eagle RS-A2 for 2013 Tesla Model S 85



    Are these any good? they have a warranty for 45k miles, and are cheaper, with a higher tread wear number...

    Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated) for 2013 Tesla Model S 85

    I've never heard of them, but the tread looks good, descent reviews..

    thanks.

    I tried the P7s a while back, and didn't like they way they let go. Basically I can slide the car with the goodyears, and it's very predictable/controlled. The P7s would grip, grip, then BOOM let go, it wasn't a progressive loss of traction like the good years gave me.

    so. as of of now, I'm riding on bald azz rear tires because I don't bother to rotate, so I only have to replace 2 at a time...

    but, I want some more life. I'm tired of changing tires more than charging! the car drives strait. I can eek out 300 wH/mile if I... try... so I'm pretty sure it's just my need for speed killing these things.
     
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    I'm seeing the same price. Maybe Amazon increased their price?
    I'd go with Hankook V12evo2 over those tires.
     
  4. KidDoc

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    I recently wore out my Pirelli Cinterato p7's and replaced them with Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3 + and I am very happy. The Pirelli were smooth and quiet but the traction was not good and this is with a S85 not even the P models. The AS3+ tires are MUCH stickier I am very happy.

    The best part of the Pirelli's is they didn't last near the warranty so I received a $500 discount when I traded them back in. New tires for $600 installed is amazing.
     
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    I thought the warranty meant you had to buy the same type again..?
     
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    Nope. Just if they don't last as long as warrantied you get a prorated refund. With the Pirelli's they had a 60,000 warranty and lasted 35,000 so I received about 40% of my money back. Not all tires have mileage promises.
     

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