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Old 02-08-2006, 05:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone any info on above subject tires. A dealer is trying to sell me 4 of these tires and I am skeptical. I have never heard of them.

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Has anyone any info on above subject tires. A dealer is trying to sell me 4 of these tires and I am skeptical. I have never heard of them.

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Old 02-08-2006, 05:51 PM   #3
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Do you think they could be Sumitomo . If so they are built in Japan with pretty good technology, not a Bridgestone, Goodyear, Or Michelin, but still a good tire. IMO I would not put a tire built in Korea, China or any third world country. Like a good steak , you pay for what you get with tires too.
Here are some links below. If you like you can PM or e-mail me.



http://www.sumitomotire.com/
http://www.sumitomotire.com/catalogs...atalog1-05.pdf
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I have a set of Sumitomos on a '93 Camry. Seems top handle OK with decent tire wear. Recently, I found a set of Toyo tires with better performance characteristics at a lower price for a SAAB.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> I would not put a tire built in Korea, China or any third world country. Like a good steak , you pay for what you get </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

IMHO, You need to ck out the Korean Kumho tires, very good product and very resonably priced. See what the Tire Rack has to say about them throughout the different catigories.
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Nothing wrong with the Kumho, but amortized over five years, the life of a tire, spending a few more bucks on a major brand tire makes sense to me. I wouldn't put a Kumho on my Porsche, or BMW-M5, and we can pay that and more for our rigs.

I've driven the Kumho Ecsta STX against a General Grabber tire. Both were 20's. In the wet the Kumho was absolutely dangerous as compared to the General. These were both tested on a 1.6 mile wet(constantly flooded) track in Uvalde Texas. But these were LT/passenger tires, and can in no way be compared to a medium truck tire, even a 19.5('05 Trek).

Everyone has a budget, and any new tire is better than a bald or old tire.
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