The Sumi will last longer, but according to [email protected], the S03's are off a "different class"... It's not that much more, and next time around u can only get the rear ones... I love mine, and u'll like them too, i'm sure!
Emission said:I had the Sumitomo's on my 330i, and I have S-O2's on my 911.
The S-O2's (previous generation) are pretty sticky, even more so than the Sumitomo tires were. Since I am going to replace the tires soon, I will go with the S-O3's on the Porsche because wear is not a concern of mine.
I bet the Sumitomo's will last about 30% longer than the S-O3's, but they are less grippy. They are also only about 65% the cost.
If you track your car, or autocross, and ultimate grip is essential, get the SO-3's.
If you drive hard, fast, and enjoy taking corners on the street (no track use), I would get the Sumitomo's in a second. They are an excellent tire with few rivals. I never reached the limit of my Sumitomo's on the street (you shouldn't be doing that anyway).
Personally, I think the S-O3's are overkill for the street.
Mine will probably last me well past 15K miles...That may all change once I start going on the track. But for mostly highway driving, so far after ~8,000 miles there's sh*t load of tread left.JST said:Trying to decide between the ($$) S-03s and the ($) HTRZ-IIs for new tires. Given the rave reviews I've read of the S-03s, I'm inclined to spend the extra cash, but I am curious about wear. I know max performance tires wear quickly, but I'm wondering if the S-03s are likely to last longer than the Pilot Sports I have now (which probably lasted about 15K miles).
They do not let Cabs in our BMWCCA schools here, but they do let him autox with it. JST is pretty darn fast already, prolly even faster than some instructors.Emission said:
Attending an autocross or driving school is the best thing you can do as a driver.