Sumitomo Tires

    With a reputation for quality and leading-edge technology, Sumitomo Tire is a premium tire brand offering a unique mix of quality and value. Sumitomo is the export brand of Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world. Within the tire industry, Sumitomo enjoys a well-earned reputation for innovative design, precision engineering, and superior quality. Sumitomo is backed by the reputation and resources of the Sumitomo Group, one of the most influential business groups in the world.

    Sumitomo's personality, found in the products and the daily operations of Sumitomo Tire, is shaped by a company history extending more than 350 years. The history of Sumitomo dates back to the early 17th century, when Masatomo Sumitomo (1585-1652) opened a book and medicine shop in Kyoto. Later in life, he created his Founder's Precepts, which laid out his business philosophy. The Sumitomo Business Principles, stressing integrity and sound management, were originally based on Masatomo's Precepts and have been a central force shaping the spirit of each Sumitomo company for more than 350 years. Today, Sumitomo is acknowledged as one of Japan's leading business groups. In the U.S., Sumitomo had established a company called Treadways in 1985 to conduct wholesale business of the "SUMITOMO" brand and other private label tires.

    • SUMITOMO® - HTR Z III Tires on Audi TT
    • SUMITOMO® - HTR Z III Tires on Nissan 300ZX
    • SUMITOMO® - HTR Z III Tires on Nissan 350Z
    • SUMITOMO® - HTR Z III Tires on Nissan 300ZX
    • SUMITOMO® - HTR Z III Tires on Nissan 300ZX
    • SUMITOMO® - HTR Z Tires on Pontiac GTO
    • SUMITOMO® - HTR Z III Tires on Ford Mustang
    • SUMITOMO® - HTR Sport H/P Tires on Car
    • SUMITOMO® - Tires
    • SUMITOMO® - HTR Z Tires on Chevy Camaro
    • SUMITOMO® - HTR Z III Tires on Mazda 3
    • SUMITOMO® - HTR Z II Tires on Ford Mustang

    Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA) brings a global perspective to today's business opportunities as the largest subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation (SC), one of Japan's major integrated trading and investment business enterprises. Established in 1952 and headquartered in New York City, SCOA has offices throughout the Americas, and is an investor and business partner in more than 75 subsidiary and affiliate companies. SCOA has grown rapidly through its six business groups and six corporate groups. Sumitomo offers a full range of high quality medium truck tires.

    SCOA is an integrated global trading company with diversified investments in businesses involved in manufacturing and marketing of consumer products, providing financing for customers and suppliers, coordination and operation of urban and industrial infrastructure products, providing transportation and logistics services, developing natural resources, distribution of steel and other products, and developing and managing real estate. SCOA has operations in a wide array of businesses, organized into six industry focused segments, namely Tubular Products, Steel and Non-Ferrous Metals, Machinery and Power, Chemicals and Electronics, Living Related Business, and Mineral Resources and Energy. In 1985, SCOA established Treadways as a business dedicated to importing and selling Sumitomo brand tires. As the business grew, Treadways soon established itself as a specialized tire marketing company.

    Understanding Tires

    There is a lot of information on the sidewall of a tire. Typically, you'll find UTQG ratings for treadwear, traction and temperature, the size of the tire, the load rating index number with a speed rating index, the construction type (bias or radial), the D.O.T. compliance code, and construction details. On some tires used as original equipment, you may also find a marking that indicates its OE status.

    Understanding Tires


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    Sumitomo Tires Reviews
    Average rating:55 - 7 votes
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    HTR Z III is rated #1
    2010 Mercedes C Class
    | Posted by | (Lebanon, MO)

    For me, Sumitomo HTR Z III is rated #1 comparing to ContiSportContact 3, RE050A PP, and ADVAN sport max performance summer tires. I have the HTR Z III on my C350's rear and it matched perfectly, even comparing to the Pzero I have.

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    Price is a factor
    2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
    | Posted by | (Loudonville, OH)

    I recently replaced the OE Michelins on my 07 Grand Prix after 50,000 miles. Went with the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01. Price was a factor. Very quiet ride and no complaints after 2,000 miles.

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    NO problems
    2004 Subaru Baja
    | Posted by | (Daphne, AL)

    I have a set of Sumitomo HTR T4's on my Baja, size 225/60/16 and they are awesome. They wear like iron and grip really well for a "T" rated tire. I had no problems in the snow when they were new, and never hydroplane.

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    Nice
    2006 Chevy Cobalt
    | Posted by | (Barksdale Afb, LA)

    I have the Sumi HTR T4s on my Cobalt, and its ride is okay after having them for over a year and a half with 10k on them. Traction is great, and they are wearing well…

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    Great!
    2008 Honda Civic
    | Posted by | (San Diego, CA)

    Recently installed a set of Sumitomo HTR T4's on my Civic. Originally wanted Bridgestones but Sears was out of stock. These Sumitomos seem decent and handle great.

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    Good wet weather traction.
    2006 BMW 3-Series
    | Posted by | (Red Creek, NY)

    I have found the HTR A/S P01s to be much quieter and smoother than the OE Michelins with straighter tracking over road irregularities. Better wet weather traction.

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    They are pretty quiet
    2012 Mazda 6
    | Posted by | (Los Angeles, CA)

    I just got the Sumo HTR Z III's on my Mazda 6 2 months ago, and so far they seem to be pretty good for a cheap performance tire. For the money, they seem to handle well and are pretty quiet. They are even better than my Mich that originally came on my car.

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