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

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  • MPN# 5517734

  • Market Price $116.99
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  • Uncompromising Traction and Handling
  • Excellent Anti-Hydroplaning Characteristics
  • Smooth Ride; Minimal Road Noise
  • Unique Flanged Lip Protects Rims
Sumitomo's HTR Z II series tire is an ultra high performance summer tire. The aggressively designed 245/45ZR17 delivers extraordinary performance in either wet or dry conditions, on and off the track.

Uncompromising traction and handling. The HTR ZII's extra wide, arched tread blocks deliver uncompromising racing slick-like dry traction and handling. Dual steel belts with spirally-wrapped Jointless Nylon Band reinforcements deliver high-speed stamina and predictable handling, while still minimizing weight and right uniformity. Single Strand Beads help improve wheel fit and retain rigidity under high stress cornering.

Excellent anti-hydroplaning characteristics. Multi Directional Water Channels push water to the sides and away from the center providing excellent hydroplaning resistance and road grip in adverse weather conditions.

Smooth ride; minimal road noise. In addition to outstanding performance, the HTR Z II Series Tires deliver a smooth ride with minimal road noise. That way you and your passengers can be treated to the sounds that really count, like the growl of your motor, the whine of your supercharger, or the bass thumping from your Mach 1000 stereo system!

Unique flanged lip protects rims. The HTR Z II Series Tires also feature a unique flanged lip on the lower sidewall that helps protect your expensive rims from curb damage while parallel parking.

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

  • Wide block shoulder stabilizers strengthen shoulders for maximum dry grip and greater, more predictable, steering response for cornering control.
  • Full-width, high density steel belts promote stable, predictable handling, smooth ride, even tread wear, and superb uniformity .
  • PSP Technology optimizes overall casing durability throughout the life of the tire

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.

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
What's in the Box
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Tech Specs
  • Hydroplaning Resistance: 8.0
  • Wet Traction: 8.0
  • Dry Traction: 9.0
  • Snow Traction: N/A
  • Ice Traction: N/A
  • Steering Response: 8.6
  • Cornering Stability: 8.6
  • Ride: 8.2
  • Noise: 8.1
  • Tread Wear: 7.4

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
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • 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

Most Helpful Reviews

Awesome tires!

I bought 2 of these tires and they feel great and gives your mustang an aggresive look!

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These tires are great for daily driving and provide great traction dry and wet. The only bad thing about the is they dont hold up to th abuse of autocross racing. Besides autocross these tires are a great ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars


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I want to put the free nitrogen in my tires ok. When the tires are low on nitigen can I mix that nitrogen with air . Do I have to fill it up with nitrogen again


  • You can refill with air without causing any harm, but it will ultimately defeat the purpose and eliminate the benefits of having the nitrogen fill. I'd check your local area to see if there are any places to fill up with nitrogen. Usually some tire shops and similar places may have it available.


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Will These Work With 17x9's? Bought 4 of these awhile back and they are great! Looking to get new wheels and was trying to reuse these tires. Will they work with 17x9 wheels?


  • Yes they will. Many tire company's will recommend a little bit wider but I've seen plenty of 245/45-17's on a 9" wide rim


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How long should the tires last (in miles)? How long should the tires last (in miles)?


  • These tires should last approximately 20,000-25,000 miles under normal driving conditions.


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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

  • Dry Traction 4.816327 4.8
  • Wet Traction 4.425532 4.4
  • Tread Apperance 4.897959 4.9
  • Ride Quality 4.734694 4.7
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.897959 4.9

  • 5/5

    October 16, 2012

    Awesome tires!

    I bought 2 of these tires and they feel great and gives your mustang an aggresive look!


    Year: 1999 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 Brownsville, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    July 24, 2010


    These tires are great for daily driving and provide great traction dry and wet. The only bad thing about the is they dont hold up to th abuse of autocross racing. Besides autocross these tires are a great buy. 15000 to 25000 miles on them depending on how you drive.


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  • 4/5

    March 23, 2012

    Great tire for the money

    I have these wrapping 17x9 Cobra Rims on the front of my '94 5.0. For the money, you can't get a better tire. I searched online, got quotes from all of the local tire shops, and finally went to the site I should've gone to first... AmericanMuscle!! Good dry traction (it's no Drag Radial, but gets the job done) awesome wet traction and smooth ride. All around great tire.


    Year: 1994 Model: Other Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Texas

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  • 5/5

    December 23, 2010

    Sumioto HTR Z II 96 GT

    I was kinda curious at first because they were so cheap.. but they are amazing compared to the $250 tires I had on my stang before! Super grippy! Amazing traction in dry. Pretty good traction in wet. And for the price I can burn tires all I want! I LOVE the sound they make when I'm burning them down at a stop light!!


    Year: 1996 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    July 12, 2011

    sumitomo htr z II 245/45/17

    awesome awesome awesome tires for the price, you definitely will not be disappointed. keeps its grip on tight turns and they also look awesome. cant find anything i didnt like about them.


    Year: 2002 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    August 03, 2015

    Good tires for the price

    I will be buying two more soon. Seems like a great tire.


    Year: 1998 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver Gridley ca

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  • 4/5

    March 31, 2012

    17x8 17x9 mustang bullet wheels

    I'm very happy with my purchase these wheels look great. They were shipped fast. This is the second time that I have purchased wheels and tires from American Muscle. Both times I have been very happy with my purchase. I would highly recomend them to anyone who is looking to purchase wheels and tires in the future


    Year: 1985 Model: Other Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Tallmadge, OH, USA

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  • 5/5

    February 20, 2011

    Update on my 96 stang

    Just put 10,000 on these tires. Still holding strong with PLENTY of tread left! Best tires I have ever put on my stang! Great dry traction. Great wet traction. And pretty decent snow traction!!!


    Year: 1996 Driving Style: Daily Driver

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  • 5/5

    April 03, 2011

    Nice Rubber

    I have had these tires for a few weeks now and they ride nice and grip very well. The bead on the tire to protect the rim is a nice touch as well. I have to give props to AM for the price and quick delivery.


    Year: 2002 Model: GT

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  • 5/5

    October 14, 2010

    great tire

    a great tire at a fantastic price. gives good road handling

    james armstrong

    Driving Style: Daily Driver

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