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Old 05-25-2015, 11:47 PM   #5
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I had the Sumitomo HTR ZIII and they were pretty good in the dry, but bad in the wet. I just instructed in an E36 M3 during a driving school that had the Hankook tires, and these seemed to be quite good in both dry and damp conditions. Generally, the newer design in a particular tire category is better, since each manufacturer tries to beat their competitors. The Sumitomo had been around a LONG time without any changes; I think the updated Hankooks would beat them on almost every measure.
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