Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Great wet and dry traction, however you get what you pay for with this tire, it is loud and if not balanced perfectly they vibrate like crazy! I had the tires/wheels spin balanced multiple times and had a 4 wheel thrust alignment as my car is AWD and they still vibrate. Save yourself the time, money and aggravation and buy a different tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have had these tires for 34,000 miles on my 2006 Audi A4 Quattro and tomorrow I will be taking my Audi to the local Just Tires store to have another set of the exact same tires put on my car. That is how satisfied I was with it. The tires felt great when cornering, and when driving in the rain. I took a trip to Yosemite National Park in February and they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

This was the OE tire that came on the truck. The ride is smooth and quiet for a 4X4 truck. Wet traction is very good and snow traction is good for a tire that is only rated for light snow. I will admit the the tread life is poor, but the truck can corner at higher speeds than my old 2002 F-150. I noticed the front tires had severe feathering on the outer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Duravis M700

I have a 2009 Silverado 2500 HD VORTEC. I have been very satisfied with these tires and was going to replace them with the same tire. After checking on Tire Rack, I am surprised there is so much negative info about the tire. I do some off road driving with my pickup and have only gotten stuck once - to me the ultimate test. I suspect any vehicle might have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I am ordering a new set of 4 X Ice for my Audi A4 even though I could still get more out of my previous X ices which are entering their third winter season, but when it comes to snow and ice driving I have learned it's best not to extract the last ounce out of a tread. I love these tires! They handle nearly as well as my summer Extreme Contact Continentals,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

During this summer, I bought a set of winter rims and tires through Tire Rack for my 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD. I live in MN and All season tires don't cut it. Furthermore using winter rims really keep your stock rims sharp far longer (sand & salt issues).So in the past I have purchased multiple sets of Blizzaks which have been excellent in all winter conditions....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

I purchased a set of these tires for my '88 Toyota Supra in staggered sizes: 235/45R17 Front, 255/40R17 Rear My car is summer only, and used as a fun car and not a daily driver. I wanted a set of performance tires that weren't so expensive that I would feel bad doing a track day, auto-x, or a smoky burnout. These tires fill that gap quite well.There's no...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Just got a set of 4 new DWS for my Audi A4. Have about 500 miles on them. Drove them in the rain a few times and they had good grip. On dry roads, they were fine. Haven't had the chance to try them on snow yet. It seems like a good all around tire and very comfortable, but the Conti Pro Contacts they replaced were far more engaging in terms of steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Initially I was dead set on buying some Hankook VENTUS V12 EVO2 for my car to replace the absolutely awful OEM all seasons on my car. But after careful research and the fair coverage done by Tirerack I decided to try these Sumitomos which were a completely unheard of brand prior to my purchase. What an amazing difference. Treadwear is the same if not better...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

In a word: planted. That's how you feel when you take a curve at what would have been an unsafe speed when you still had lesser tires. I can't overstate what a great tire this is for the money. For less than $200 a tire, these are a steal. They transformed my Audi A4 quattro from a nice commuter sedan to a cornering beast. Cornering is now considerably...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce LT

I live in Syracuse NY (just like Buffalo) Snow town USA. I purchased a set of 4 studded snow tires, after driving around on all season and I have to tell you the change was outstanding, no more white knuckle driving. These tires recently went through a snow storm, we are talking 6 to 8 drifts with a standard 3 to 4 mealy snow, the complete way to work. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I found the Ventus S1 Noble to be an all-round good tire for the A4. I drive in a fairly spirited fashion on rural roads and find the lateral grip through the curves in dry weather to be excellent. I don't push it in the curves on wet roads, so I don't have much input there. However, I've run them extensively at 80mph (highway) in fairly heavy rain and found...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

AWESOME! No kidding it drives like a 4 wheel drive Prius! Went on roads I would not have dreamed of and could not have gone on otherwise. The tires give great confidence in the control and braking of the car on snow. I was able to follow the 4wheel drives around the city on off beaten paths in two inches of snow today. I have not been able to do that in this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

After 10k miles I can attest that these have been very good tires thus far. I tend not to take this vehicle out in heavy snow as I have a 4x4 pick-up for that so I can't give relevant feedback for heavy snow traction, but in all other areas this tire has been great. Very smooth and quiet on the highway; gas mileage has remained consistent for the life of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

I just finished my first winter on these tires. /they performed better than I expected. I ever had any problem on unplowed roads or highway. During a severe black ice night I slipped and slided but made it home when every other vehicle on the road either crashed or was hopelessly stuck. The only time I had ant difficulty was when I went to drive around an...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

While 95+% of my driving has been done on the highway I can't believe the mileage I have got out of these OEM tires. I'm at over 70K miles with still 4-5/32nds still remaining. I was initially looking to move to Bridgestone Dueler Ecopia 422's, but this mileage is making me think twice.Road noise has obviously increased as the wear is getting down there, but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

After hearing the excellent reputation over the years for this tire and never buying snow tires in over 30, I took the plunge and bought a set. It was like driving a 4wd in the worse February our state has had. I felt secure in going out in any weather assured I would get to my destination on these tires. Plus the wear is miniscue.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

fifth set of Michelin LXT M/S. Previous four sets got over 100000 miles on the three different light Trucks. Yes I moved a set from a Hardbody to a 4Runner. Most recent set improved gas mileage 4 mpg city and 6 mpg highway over stock tires.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Having had both the OEM and Yokohama Geolanders for the Pilot - I have nearly 140,000 miles on it and am the original owner - these are by far the best tires I have ever had on this car, or for that matter, any car. Driving in NJ to work 46 miles round trip, combination highway and local roads. Through last winter in particular, the traction especially on...  Read More

New Method Roost Wheel is a Great Fit for Jeep Wrangler

In a previous post, "Jeep Wrangler Wheels and Tires", we discussed using 17x9" aftermarket wheels with -12mm offset, which is about 4.5" backspacing on a Jeep Wrangler. That sizing, for many people, is the magic combination to fit 33" or 35" tires on the Jeep JK. I was in that same mindset, but when I saw the new Method Roost wheels we're getting in, I knew...  Read More