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Old 09-21-2009, 12:38 AM
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Gary: Sumitomo HTR Z III good for my 550i?

I currently have a 2007 550i with the horrible RE50A RFTs and am upgrading to the 19 inch OEM Style 172 rims and am looking for a tire. I live in the Bay Area so can probably get away Summers instead of all-seasons.

I've been doing alot of research on the Sumitomo HTR Z IIIs. Will this be a good step in terms of performance from the RFTs? I'm not sure I need to incremental handling provided by PS2s or Eagle F1 Asymetrics. Most of my driving is highway driving.

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I currently have a 2007 550i with the horrible RE50A RFTs and am upgrading to the 19 inch OEM Style 172 rims and am looking for a tire. I live in the Bay Area so can probably get away Summers instead of all-seasons.

I've been doing alot of research on the Sumitomo HTR Z IIIs. Will this be a good step in terms of performance from the RFTs? I'm not sure I need to incremental handling provided by PS2s or Eagle F1 Asymetrics. Most of my driving is highway driving.

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The HTRZ3 is an outstanding choice, especially for the price. Its dry grip, wet traction and handling aren't very far behind the best tires out there and they do have good ride quality and aren't noisy tires. I would have no reason not to recommend them unless you're planning on using them in the snow.

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How do these compare to the Bridgestone RE760? Wear, handling and noise?
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