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

How to Prepare for Your First Track Session in Four Simple Steps

Today is a great day to be an automotive enthusiast. Perhaps more than ever before, road courses across the country are opening their gates to any and all drivers looking to experience the thrill of driving on a track. Combine this level of access with the increased performance of today's vehicles and it's possible to have more fun than ever before for less...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy HP

Great tire, yes, you can make it cut loose if you don't know how to drive RWD car. I can make mine lose their grip predictably, as well as maintain grip. (it's called driving:-) Yes, the wet driving is not as great as the dry and you need to be cautious, so don't think you're driving a 4 x 4 breadbox, cause it's not or an AWD rally car. Check your skills and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

I put 4 new 265/75/16 load range E tires on my 2002 Ford Excursion 7.3 Diesel in October 2008. These were less expensive than most tires then and still are today. It is now almost 6 years later and these tires have over 67,500 miles on them with a few more thousand left to go on them. The vehicle was used on a 4 week trip to two a travel trailer cross...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

My rating reflects the set that I just replaced after approximately 52,000 miles. I purchased a replacement set of ExtremeContact DSW's yesterday, and drove 400 miles on the interstate. There's a real difference between riding on a 4/32nd tread depth versus a 10/32nd. The worn tires transmitted more road shock than the new tires, which is understandable....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

I am a 4 million mile professional driver and i use this on my vehicle that i earn my living with. I drive aggressively and in all weather. These tires are very good and can be used year round. I have an incline driveway which i drove up with eight inches of snow without any wheel slip at all. No need to change to snows as these perform well on dry or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

After the hard winter last year, my wife was really concerned with sticking with the all season tires she had. So I did my research and the local tire shop recommended these tires and I have to say I am nothing short of impressed. This past winter in Michigan, we had one of the biggest snowfalls in a weekend. My wife's traverse is FWD and with these tires I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

I purchased these tires for my '09 Venza on Black Friday this year. This is my 3rd set of tires on this car and I've never been thrilled with tires till now. I drove about 3K miles before the first snow. Now that it as snowed, I can say they are fantastic! As soon as they were installed, I felt the improved handling and grip to the road. I feel like I have a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Wow! Amazing! These tires make driving in snow FUN! The worse the roads get the more I want to drive. Grip is great. These tires combined with the cars Stabilitrac make it sure footed in slippery conditions. Confidence inspiring. I've tried to find the limits of these tires and so far I've been unsuccessful. They've done everything I've asked for. These...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Live in North Carolina and snow is infrequent but possible (have a 4wd truck for that!). These tires lasted a long time, were inoffensive, quieter than the OEM Continental ProContact (not a great tire). These had a lower speed rating than what the car is rated for, I'd hoped for better handling and better mileage, it was simply a reasonably long lasting tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

These tires are quieter than even my summer tires but no where as good in snow as my Blizzaks were. The Blizzaks were not available for my car when my previous set wore out so I tried these. Wouldn't you know it..now the Blizzaks are back for my car..amazing, one year too late. Nothing compares to Blizzaks in the snow. Maybe a little louder than I would like...  Read More

What You Need to Know About Low Profile Tires

"I have 245/45R17 low profile tires on my car, and I want to make sure these new tires I'm looking at are low profile, too. Also, can I replace low profile tires with 'regular' tires?" These two questions are asked often by customers we deal with when discussing tire options. If the tires you're looking at purchasing are the same size, in this example it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

This is a great tire for a 4runner in the P-metric size.... Ride is great and handles tremendously better! Still rides as smooth as the OEM Dunlop Geolander highway rib tires, but w/much better steering feel & handling. A very minimal increase in noise can be heard when windows are open, but thats to be expected going to an A/T tire. No noticeable increase...  Read More

Michelin Premier A/S vs Michelin Defender: Which is Best?

Often times when tire manufacturers produce several popular models, loyalists of the brand are confused on which to select. On paper, both the Michelin Premier A/S and Michelin Defender do everything extremely well, however they are two completely different tires meant for two different jobs. Both tires work very well as an all-season option, are quiet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek AT20

I don't understand why this tire gets bad reviews. They are standard on my 4Runner, and were on my 2004 4Runner. I was going to switch for the (In my opinion) best SUV tire made, the Goodyear Silent Armour, however after a few miles I decided to wait until a replacement is needed. The recent heavy rain in CA was no problem, I have been to the snow twice, and...  Read More