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    Quote Originally Posted by *thad* View Post
    They dont send Mich direct you have to go through a freight forwarding company (well they wouldnt for me) as stated about it was just over $900 del for my super sports.
    Fuk that's cheap I just rang jax about these in 235/35/19 and they said $618

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    Which forwarding company thad?

    I just got quoted $355 shipping for the Sumitomo's

    4 24YR8HTRZ3XL 90 225/40R18 SU HTR Z 3 XL 131.00

    Mds Total. 524.00

    Ship Total 355.00

    Total Due. 879.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz View Post
    Which forwarding company thad?

    I just got quoted $355 shipping for the Sumitomo's
    buying tyres fr tirerack / performancealloys uk / demontweak uk:

    for low end budget tyres, the saving is only marginal compared to buying local because of the UPS / Fedex shipping costs + bank fees + local fitting balance.

    it's the high end tyres that u can save a lot ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz View Post
    I have emailed Tirerack but they didn't get back to me so I sent it again asking about Sumitomo HTR Z III's
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....2&autoModClar=

    $524 + shipping (what is the shipping cost BTW?) + $120 fitted and balanced
    I just asked in a local tyre dealer and they quoted me $1180 fitted and balanced, woah!

    Has anyone had them before? I also saw they have Mich Pilot Sports, $900 delivered is still brilliant for that tyre... might consider those if the Sumitomo's are not recommended
    I had the sumitimo htr z IIIs on my wrx and I was very happy with them. Will definitely consider them for the Golf R when the dunlops are finished. They had good dry and wet grip, plus lasted about 45k klms


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave86 View Post
    I had the sumitimo htr z IIIs on my wrx and I was very happy with them. Will definitely consider them for the Golf R when the dunlops are finished. They had good dry and wet grip, plus lasted about 45k klms
    Good to hear, I just sold my unlicensed Escort yesterday (guy is picking it up tonight) so now I can afford some new rub for the dub

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    Yokohama R1

    Tyre: Yokohama R1
    Size: 225 40 18

    Had these fitted around a week ago and my initial impressions are that they are a very decent value tyre. Grip seems good and I no longer get any wheelspin in first and second on hard starts. Nice and quiet for a directional tyre, but this may change as they wear. In terms of cornering they are reasonable, but comparing them to my very worn Potenzas I'd say they are a good deal poorer than Bridgestones/Michelin/ Contis in this department. They seem good in the wet and my girlfriend even noticed they seemed "grippy". In summation I'm happy with these as an entry level performance tyre in the sub $300 category, but they aren't going to se the world alight!

    Price: $285 per tyre bought locally as I believe in supporting business here if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz View Post
    Which forwarding company thad?

    I just got quoted $355 shipping for the Sumitomo's
    Sorry just saw this.
    Ship it to was the one i used (mates account) very good people to deal with. I'd recommend going something that is shipped direct to save even more money, like one of the conti's. Around 350-400 for shipping is normal.
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    Tyre: Bridgestone Potenza RE002
    Size: 225/40/18

    Fitted today. Initial feel is very good grip but with some road noise, although not as bad as my Pilot Sport Cups. Expecting rain during the week so will see how they go in the wet. Only issue is they are W rated instead of Y.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brick View Post
    Tyre: Bridgestone Potenza RE002
    Size: 225/40/18

    Fitted today. Initial feel is very good grip but with some road noise, although not as bad as my Pilot Sport Cups. Expecting rain during the week so will see how they go in the wet. Only issue is they are W rated instead of Y.

    Paid $439 per tyre at a local Bridgestone tyre centre including F&B.
    Hey Cam, I'm running the Potenza RE050A (same size), do you know what the difference between them is? Softer compound?
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    Golda,

    The RE002 is a more aggressive tyre. I would suspect it may have a shorter life than the RE050. The Bridgestone site doesn't show their wear rating.
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