Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
July 31, 2013
When I bought this set I knew the Sumitomos were inexpensive tires. But I wanted the black Bullitts and a tire to go with. I mean to keep this set as my summer set and the stock wheels/tires for winter-cold seasons. I didn't have high expectations for the tires themselves.
My goal was to have tire that I don't mind burning a bit of rubber, and won't burn a whole in my pocketbook if I do. What I wanted was a set I could use for autocross as well as driving experience days at the IA Speedway coming up. What I did NOT expect was the dramatic improvement in feel and grip! They seem to stick like glue to the pavement, at least so far. Between stock and this, there is simply no comparison.
Installation was a breeze. Never dealt with TPMS before and it turned out to be no concern whatsoever. Super easy to sync. Don't even think about it -- if your car is equipped with TPMS, get the TPMS package with this set. Your car will like you better for it and you'll have that peace of mind.
I took my car in for a quick oil change at my dealer. I have a good relationship with them as they are priced extremely reasonably. Anyway, they had me grinning ear to ear when, seeing the new wheels and tires on the car for the first time, one of the service techs came out to give me big compliments on how good they looked on my car!