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Sumitomo High Performance HTR Z Tire - 245/45-17 (79-04 All)

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  • MPN #5517662
  • Market Price $137.99
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  • Superb Wet Grip & Traction
  • Excellent Anti-hydroplaning
  • Enhanced Steering Response
  • Sidewall Stiffeners
HTR Z Series Performance is Sumitomo's Ultra High Performance summer tire. The aggressively designed 245/45ZR17 tire delivers confident performance in either wet or dry conditions, both on and off the track.

Superb Wet Grip & Traction. Sumitomo HTR Z Performance Tires feature a directional offset V tread pattern that literally plows water out of the way.

Excellent Anti-hydroplaning. Four, deep, wide circumferential tread grooves provide excellent anti-hydroplaning performance.

Enhanced Steering Response. Large angular shoulder blocks provide enhanced steering response and overall dry grip. A solid center rib helps delivers directional stability even in the most heavily grooved highways.

Sidewall Stiffeners. Improved steering response and overall handling without sacrificing ride comfort. In addition to excellent performance, the HTR Z series tires deliver a smooth ride with minimal road noise.

5 Year Warranty. This Sumitomo Tire comes with a 5-year warranty from the date of purchase. Some limitations do apply. Please see the Full Sumitomo Warranty disclosure for details.

Best Fit: 17 x 8 Inch 1979 to 2004 Wheels

  • Excellent handling characteristics at high speeds, and superb wet and dry traction
  • Triple Tread Radius Provides optimum performance footprint for maximum traction
  • Center Rib Enhances straight-line stability

NOTE: These are ultra high performance summer specific compound and tread tires. Use during the summer and warm temperature months will result in superior traction over "all season" tires. Use during the winter months/cold temperatures significantly reduces traction and increases stopping distance as the compound becomes less sticky.

Mustang Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

Free Mounting & Balancing: Professional mounting & balancing is available on all wheels and tires when purchased together on the same order, so you can just swap your wheels in your driveway when they arrive. We even offer Free Nitrogen tire fill (see option above).

  • FREE Mounting and Balancing in 48 hours
  • State of the Art Onsite Tire Facility
  • Scratch-Free process + Hidden Weights
  • TPMS Sensors installed free on 07+ Mustangs (see wheel page for details)
  • Free Shipping on any order to the continental 48 states
  • Please allow an extra 1 to 2 business days on your wheel and tire package for mounting and balancing

Free Nitrogen Fill! AmericanMuscle is proud to bring you the option to fill your tires with pure nitrogen for FREE when we mount & balance your wheel and tire order. Filling your high performance tires with nitrogen has many benefits including:

  • Improves Fuel Economy
  • Cuts down weight
  • Preserves your tires for longer life
  • Tire Pressure is better equalized throughout the year
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Tech Specs
  • Hydroplaning Resistance: 7.3
  • Wet Traction: 7.0
  • Dry Traction: 8.0
  • Snow Traction: N/A
  • Ice Traction: N/A
  • Steering Response: 7.6
  • Cornering Stability: 7.6
  • Ride: 7.2
  • Noise: 7.1
  • Tread Wear: 7.0

KEY: 10-8.6 Oh Yeah!, 8.5-6.6 Above Average, 6.5-4.6 Average, 4.5-2.6 Acceptable, 2.5-0 Unacceptable
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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Overall Rating 4.9/5 Write a Review

I had searched for these tires forever and these were the best deal by far!!! I was afraid the price was just way too cheap and the tires would come and be junk , but they came and they were AWESOME!!.

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I was a little unsure of these tires when I first bought them. However after driving them on one of the curviest roads in my area I am completely satisfied. They hug the road tight and corner better

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58 Customers Recommend this Product

  • Dry Traction: 4.722222 4.7/5
  • Web Traction: 4.333333 4.3/5
  • Tread Apperance: 4.722222 4.7/5
  • Ride Quality: 4.722222 4.7/5
  • Bang For Your Buck: 4.833333 4.8/5
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  • 5/5


    March 15, 2010

    I had searched for these tires forever and these were the best deal by far!!! I was afraid the price was just way too cheap and the tires would come and be junk , but they came and they were AWESOME!!. They handle GREAT in all weather including rain! Dont hesitate to buy wont be dissapointed :)!

    April N.

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  • 5/5

    Good tire, great value.

    April 19, 2010

    I have to say, this is a good tire. and web price is brought into the equation the HTR becomes a GREAT tire. I have these in the rear if my '96 GT vert. Laying down all 342lbs. Of torque is no longer a problem at the lights, rarely do I spin them but when I do they put on a show that's almost unfair, lots of smoke, little wear. They ride smooth and quite, very solid through the turns. Much better than my old coopers that cist 3x as much per tire. As far as rain goes, they're great. I can easily do 75 in heavy rain they do "plow" through the rain. 2months in and haven't hydroplanned yet.

    A. Seda

    Year: 1996 Model: GT

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  • 5/5

    Sumitomo Tires

    May 23, 2009

    I was a little unsure of these tires when I first bought them. However after driving them on one of the curviest roads in my area I am completely satisfied. They hug the road tight and corner better than any tire I have ever driven on. I would highly reccomend then to anyone without hesitation.

    Bill Hunsinger

    Helpful (17) (2)

  • 5/5

    Good Cheap Tire

    October 08, 2007

    Overall, I would not hesitate to order another set when I need tires again. Quality + Price + American Muscle\\\'s free shipping, can not be beat.

    Mike Churchill

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  • 5/5

    Great Tire

    September 24, 2010

    I ordered a tire/wheel package for my '02 and did the installion on Thursday night. Was forced to panic stop for a dear on Friday morning from 55 mph on a wet road. Had no problem stopping; never lost traction, and handling was great. I'm sold.


    Year: 2002 Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    very good affordable tire

    November 28, 2010

    I am very pleased with these tires. My mustang handles great and the price is better than anyone elses. I will buy them again.

    richard james

    Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    HTR Z's

    June 19, 2010

    I like them. This size works best on the 17x8 rims. My suspension is stock and I tried 17x9 on the front with Kumo 245/45-17's and it was a little hard to control the road walk. After bending a left front rim I returned to the 17x8 from AM and this tire. Very pleased with steering control. Seems like nothing was wrong anymore. No Road Walk. Sweet. And the rear has 17x 10.5 HTR Z 315.35-17's . Good combo on my 2000 GT Stang.


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  • 5/5

    Great Tires!

    June 19, 2009

    I have had the Sumitomo HTR-Z 245/45R17\'s on for about 2,000 miles now and I am completely satisfied. They were an upgrade for me from the stock 16\" tires. They hug the road and handling is amazing with these tires, both on dry roads and wet. I highly recommend these tires and I highly recommend American Muscle!

    Pete Parry

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  • 5/5

    Great tire

    March 14, 2012

    I bought these tires for the front of my Mustang. These tires handle the corners and curves great and they are a smooth a quiet riding tire. Overall a great tire for price.

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    Year: 1994 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Lincoln, NE

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  • 5/5

    With Great Speed, Comes Great Grip...

    February 16, 2012

    Alright, so Basically if you are looking for a awesome deal on awesome street tires, here you go! Very affordable, look amazing, and handle as good as they look. They tread water well, and are smooth on normal roads. I live in Ohio, and there is of course, plenty of snow in the winter seasons. These tires actually do very well in the snow too! Even before installing my LSD, I was tearing through snow that I spun out in with Fuzions the year before! You want good tires for cheap? Buy these... no wait, better yet... buy 4 ;D

    Top 100 Contributor


    Year: 1995 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 New Paris, OH

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