(39) Customer Reviews
Price Range: USD $72.99 to $169.99
Ultra High Performance
The Akina ST-09 is an all-season tire that incorporates a distinctive 'eye' in the tread, and appeals to buyers looking for a high performance car tire at an affordable price.
Excellent Wet TractionTwo straight wide grooves provide faster water drainageHigh Gripping PowerHigh grip silica cap compound for wet grip and reduced rolling resistanceWider slots at the shoulders enhance gripping and water drainage
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Turn the radio up and there's no problem, they're noisy.
They perform very well in wet conditions but definately shouldn't be called an "all season". No good at all good for Canuck winters.
Handling on dry asphault is very good, no issues with high speed cornering at all. - Impressive -
Looks - Two thumbs up! They're a confident, racey looking boot that will dress to impress.
Treadwear - Not bad, I'm speculating 60 - 70000kms off these puppies, and that's with a fairly aggressive driving appetite. ;)
- Overall -
Good value for the dollar for performance inspired rubber. Would I buy them again? Depends on the car. Mazda 3, probably. Porsche Cayman, doubtful.
Vehicle: 2007 Mazda Mazda3 s (5 Door Hatchback) with 30000 KM of Tire Wear
made this review on 1/7/2012 and is a
Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)
Those tire are good for the price, but don't espect to have anything super sticky on dry. I mean, those are great on most daily driving applications: If you drive carefully on wet surfaces, you won't have any trouble. However, those tires kinda limit the cornering on my car : I have an aftermarket suspension, and I can feel the tires don't have a lot "left" when cornering very hard.
Threadwear seems adequate but noise is an issue. It's almost as noisy as most winter tire... but then again, it's a drawback from it's price.
However, as I said, for the price, those are great "starter" tires or budget sport car tires (but again, don't espect the performance of a more honerous tire).
On snow, I didn't try it, and I hope I wont as those are performance summer tire (should slip like hell, like every other summer performance tire, even with AWD).
made this review on 10/22/2011 and is a
Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)
Excellent on dry. For wet I would have preferred something a little more sticky. Don't use them in snow as they are illegal. Handle well, a little on the noisy side. Treadware is aewsome as they are hard as hell, but with all the mileage I do it's worth it. Also a road hazard warranty that exceeds expectations.
made this review on 8/25/2011 and is a
Confident, Experienced Driver
made this review on 7/19/2011 and is a
Extreme (Racetrack style racing)
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