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Old 03-07-2011, 10:13 AM
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Default 2x 275/40ZR17's + 2 315/35ZR17's

i ordered my 315's from am on friday and just received them today (ny). now i can't wait for the snow to leave so i can swap out rims.

i just have to get a hold of someone to put these bad boys on my other rims and i'll be set.

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Old 03-07-2011, 10:16 AM
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******* Sumi-homos.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:55 AM
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^haters in the building.

they're cheap and they get the job done. i'd love to have a fat pair of drag radials on the rears just because the tread looks dope but it's a daily driver.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:58 PM
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g-forces kid! lol nah gotta get what money supports
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:07 PM
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Im getting ready to order a pair of those 315's too. I looked around at other options but it's hard to beat $245 shipped (after MB discount) for 2 315's... They hook good enough for my daily driving.

I wished Sumitomo made their HTR Z III series in a 315/35ZR17 tire. I have the 275 HTR III's on the front, they are great tires.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:53 PM
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I remember when I got my set of 315/275 Sumi's... they look so BA... so damn wide.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:10 PM
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i personally think that the tires remind me of the tires off of a toro z master.

http://www.mascus.com/image/product/...D,2114a70a.jpg

the one my mom's bf has are 12in wide and have a similar stubby (garden friendly) tread pattern.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:03 PM
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Im getting ready to order a pair of those 315's too. I looked around at other options but it's hard to beat $245 shipped (after MB discount) for 2 315's... They hook good enough for my daily driving.

I wished Sumitomo made their HTR Z III series in a 315/35ZR17 tire. I have the 275 HTR III's on the front, they are great tires.
So about this MB discount code? Do I have to request it? or is it something one of you could PM me. I like to save cash. lol
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g-forces kid! lol nah gotta get what money supports
This.

After having my sumi-homos for two months and them turning BROWN, no matter how much I treated them, cleaned them, whatever. I said **** it. Not to mention driving in heavy rain was almost as bad as having a DR with those things. HTR Z IIIs as well.

BFGs or Nittos all the way now. Cheap is not something you use with tires.
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After having my sumi-homos for two months and them turning BROWN, no matter how much I treated them

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I thought I was the only crazy one, when I brought my car it had Sumi's on it and they always turned brown too. Thanks for that info 08 !

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After having my sumi-homos for two months and them turning BROWN, no matter how much I treated them

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I thought I was the only crazy one, when I brought my car it had Sumi's on it and they always turned brown too. Thanks for that info 08 !
Yea, and after talking to a Nitto rep they said that is usually caused by impurities in the manufacturing process. They way he basically said it was that they use these synthetic or impure substances to cut cost. So it's impossible to "fix" it because they just get that way over time.
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I believe they are made in Korea. I would soak mine down with all kinds of tire shines and in just a couple days they would be this dull dark brown. On the flipside though they wore pretty well.
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I remember when I got my set of 315/275 Sumi's... they look so BA... so damn wide.
Even though they are both 315's, I've heard some people say that Nittos look a bit slimmer? I've only used Sumis... and they are pretty damn wide. And worthless as **** in the rain.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:02 AM
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the guy that owned the cobra r rims before me had sumi's on them and they weren't brown. they were almost shot (okay they were slicks) but i rode on them for about a month, washed, tire shined, and i didn't notice any brown or anything less than black. you mean the sidewall or the whole tire?
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Hey man, first of all I'm not dumping on tires I'm happy that you got the set. They will look good on your car. For me its been about four years ago when I the set on my car and the sidewalls would aways turn dull dark brown. I never thought anything elese about it until 08 said something about it and it just brought back that memory.

It was just probably a bad batch or something like that. You'll be fine.
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Hey man, first of all I'm not dumping on tires I'm happy that you got the set. They will look good on your car. For me its been about four years ago when I the set on my car and the sidewalls would aways turn dull dark brown. I never thought anything elese about it until 08 said something about it and it just brought back that memory.

It was just probably a bad batch or something like that. You'll be fine.
Yea these were back in like '09 or earlier. So they could've changed since then, I just don't like their lack of traction at all. Its very hard to tune a car for suspension or power when the slightest bit of traction loss results in a 30 yard burnout.

315s won't help that either. Wider tires = more likely to hydroplane. So be careful with cruise control and heavy rain.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:30 AM
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Yea these were back in like '09 or earlier. So they could've changed since then, I just don't like their lack of traction at all. Its very hard to tune a car for suspension or power when the slightest bit of traction loss results in a 30 yard burnout.

315s won't help that either. Wider tires = more likely to hydroplane. So be careful with cruise control and heavy rain.
i got them mounted and balanced and wanted to toss them on the car but we've been getting a **** ton of rain in ny and the way i drive to college is infamous for flooding when someone pisses on the side of the road.

i bought these rims last summer and i don't believe the sidewalls were brown. i did however notice that whenever i'd wash my drivers side front rim, the rim would retain some water in the hub area and i'd have rusty water drying in my lip. i imagine sand them down and spray them black.

also, my friend has the same set up (rim wise) on his z28 and he's never had a problem with discoloration. maybe they changed up their game.
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