Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.57
 
 

2009 Toyota Matrix
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Miles driven on tires: 2,300
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Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 2,300 Miles on Tires
May 08, 2014

My old tires were BF Goodrich "p215/45zr18". They were extremely noisy. I did a little research looking for a nice quiet tire which had some snow capability. I finally decided on this tire. It was taken on a long trip of over 2000 miles and it handled very well...and they are "finally" a quiet tire compared to the BF Goodrich tires I replaced. I hope they remain as quiet as they are now. I can hear the radio.

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.62
 
 

2003 Ford Escape 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 300
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 300 Miles on Tires
May 02, 2014

I can't believe the difference these tires have made in not only noise and ride but handling and steering response. The difference between these and the BF Goodrich tires they replaced is night and day. I used to dread driving on the old tires but now I look forward to experiencing these new ones! We can actually have a conversation in the car.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73
 
 

2006 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Hixton, WI
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
April 20, 2014

I purchased these tires used from a friend who is a very reputable auto mechanic. I didn't know whether they would be very good to run in the winter as the tread was down to only about 25%. However after going through one of the worst winters here in Wisconsin. I was very surprised how well they performed. I would have preferred more tread but they pulled me through all the deep snow and ice covered roads with no problem at all. I am running into a bit of a problem when running in rutted roads during a rain storm. They want to hydroplane some but there almost down to the wear bars so I mostly attribute it to that. I would certainly highly recommend buying a set of these tires. I suspect I should be able to run them a while longer however am looking at buying a new set. The price for a new set really is fairly affordable compared to other tire brands. Before this set I ran a set of Uniroyal Laredo tires which didn't even make it past 35,000 before they needed to be replaced. With the Bf Goodrich tires I haven't run into any problems with irregular wear due to alignment issues which I struggled with on my last set. Overall I am pleased to say that by picking this tire you will make a good choice for your hard earned dollar. For a more aggressive tire you will be pleased with how quiet they are while running down the road.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.62
 
 

2007 Honda Accord Sedan EX 4cyl
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Miles driven on tires: 1,200
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,200 Miles on Tires
July 07, 2014

Purchased these tires approximately 2 weeks ago. Had them installed to replace BF Goodrich tires. I have had Michelen/BF/Goodyear on this car. WOW. I can say I made the right choice. The ride is smoother and road noise is 100% gone%. Steering is very responsive. I had no idea what I had became a custom too. Handling in high speed curves is also awesome. The Accord feels better than new & handles perfectly. To make this even a better story. My gas mileage has improved by 2 MPG. That is with full AC on daily..

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Friday, July 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2001 BMW 525i
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Miles driven on tires: 100
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Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
July 07, 2014

Just purchased these Potenza RE760 Sport tires and had was excited after reading reviews on here about the performance and the ride quality. Being a tire aficionado I was chomping at the bit to get a good run in with these tires. Now that I got to drive these I must say they do not disappoint at all. First run was down the highway with road noise and ride quality significantly better than the BF Goodrich G-force's. It just so happened to be absolutely pouring later on and the road was holding water. Got a top speed of 95 mph and never felt so confident in my 2001 BMW 525i. I had to get a good run in on the most twisty road I know with the slickness from the rain and found traction so good it felt like the car was on rails. With no mileage warranty and some spirited driving it'll be interesting to see how they hold up over miles but I must say that this tire can make your car feel like a new one with a big jump in tire manufacturer, Bridestone versus Goodrich.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2

Monday, June 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.86
 
 

2001 Lexus IS300
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Miles driven on tires: 1,080
Location: Little Neck, NY
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,080 Miles on Tires
June 05, 2014

I was looking for a good set of summer tires. With all the brand names floating around out there, I decided to try the BF Goodrich G-Force KDW2 225/40 ZR18 for the front and 255/35 ZR18 for the rear. Even though the mileage used is only 1080 because the car is only driven in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Love these tires. It is as advertised.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.1
 
 

2000 Volkswagen Golf GL
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Miles driven on tires: 22,000
Location: Chester Springs, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 22,000 Miles on Tires
February 26, 2014

I have over 220,000 miles on my Golf and have had Goodyear Eagle LS, BF Goodrich Traction TA (twice) and a Kuhmo tire (don't remember which one) and this Yokahama is BY FAR the best tire I've ever had on this car!
I cannot believe the traction it has in not only the wet, but the snow is really good. It feels like a full-blown snow tire to me.
Dry traction and handling is much better than any of the other tires I've had on the car. The sidewall doesn't roll-over during hard cornering (sorry, I'm a licensed SCCA driver so all of my cars go around corners quickly LOL).
Noise is hard to say, it's a 2000 VW Golf so it's not the quietest car to start with. Noise from the tires doesn't seem too bad at all.
All I can say is, this tire is night and day different than any of the other tires I've tried. You really should try them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Defender Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64
 
 

2008 Honda Odyssey
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Ben Avon, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 14, 2014

I bought these to replace the BF Goodrich tires that came with the car. Those tires still had plenty of tread, but we could not pull out from a stop sign if the road was a little wet without spinning the tires. Our minivan drives COMPLETELY differently with these tires. These tires grip so much better than our old ones and I am extremely satisfied with them. I feel much safer while driving the car now and I am more relaxed knowing my wife has excellent tires to ferry the kids around with. I have been surprised on more than one occasion when I thought the tires would not have enough traction to make it up a snow covered hill, only to walk right up the hill like it was nothing.

The ONLY downside I have with this tire is the cost. We got them when they were $150 a tire and I personally believe they are worth every penny, but I wouldn't have minded not spending as much on the tires so I could have put it towards an alignment or something else.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.91
 
 

2003 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon
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Miles driven on tires: 5,500
Location: Champlin, MN
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 5,500 Miles on Tires
February 06, 2014

I was torn between these tires and and the Firestone Winterforce. I had the Winterforce tires on another vehicle of mine which was a Buick Lesabre the Winterforce made my Lesabre a tank in the snow I always felt safe and in control in any winter driving condition but the tires had to be switched out after winter. I wanted a winter tire that had some all season characteristics so I took a chance on these Goodyears and was immediately impressed they were quieter than the BF Goodrich tire that I had just taken off the car the sidewall is softer than an all-season tire but that is to be expected. I previously had Michelin's winter ice tires on this car for twice the cost the only thing I can say that was better about the Michelins they had a stiffer sidewall. These Goodyear tires so far have more then met my expectations.We have been hammered with lots of snow and sub zero temps in Minnesota this year and the Goodyears have performed flawlessly. I can't recommend these tires enough!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/AReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.85

2013 Ford Explorer
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Miles driven on tires: 2,500
Location: Ankara, Turkey, TU
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,500 Miles on Tires
February 23, 2014

Bought these for my wife's 2013 Explorer Limited. I had to drop down to the base 17" wheel size due to the lack of available snow tires in her 20" wheel size. I've used BF Goodrich on most of my 4x4 trucks and these are certainly the best road tire I've used! I live overseas where marble is used as an aggregate for the roads and these grip the road like no other tire I've used. It handles snow and ice with ease and even grips well in the mud.

The only down side is the road noise. It's not bad at all but you will hear them. After 2500 miles on them it hasn't changed much. Good trade in my opinion for a tire that you can feel confident driving on in bad weather.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion ATR Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4
 
 

2011 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 Heavy-Duty
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Miles driven on tires: 66,786
Location: Cape May Court House, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 66,786 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2014

I have a 2011 F-150 supercab 4x4 with the 5.0, i have the 275-55-20's. I got over 66,000 miles on these tires. They were awesome until about 45,000 miles then seemed to lose their traction in the rain. they are very quiet and resist punctures. I had them rotated every 5000 miles with my oil changes by the ford dealer. They are way better then the good years which are so loud they will give you a headache. they have outlasted any other tire i have ever owned. They are better then any other tire on dry pavement, but the BF Goodrich all terrain t/a's are much better in the sand and mud if you can take the noise. The only down fall is the price.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber UHP

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber UHP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75
 
 

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 11,000
Location: Melbourne Beach, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 11,000 Miles on Tires
December 23, 2013

In the past I have run Goodyear, BF Goodrich and Michelin Tires on my SUVs. This tire is far superior to the others with respect to wet traction and hydroplaning in standing water, which living in Florida during the rainy season one encounters on sometimes a daily basis. I got approximately 42000 miles off my last set, never rotated them because they all wore perfectly, and they probably had another 5000 miles left on them when I replaced them. This is a reasonably priced tire, and I am very satisfied with its looks and performance. I would definitely buy them again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax RT

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax RT Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.11
 
 

1999 Chevrolet Lumina
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Reading, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
December 06, 2013

I got these tires last March to replace nearly 8 year old BF Goodrich tires( great tires). The price was good for the tires and will probably be the last tires I buy for the car as its now almost 15 years old.
The traction in rain is excellent and the one or two slushy wet snows were good but they haven't really been tested in snow yet. The noise level is good. But the ride over bumps and ruts is pretty harsh. I'd probably buy different tires that road better and handled shocks better but the tires have given good road grip and handling on roads in dry and rain.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/TReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73

2004 Toyota Tacoma 4wd Extra Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 37,000
Location: Hopewell Junction, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 37,000 Miles on Tires
January 17, 2013

This is a really great tire. So good, i just bought a new truck, and immediately had its stock tires swapped out for these Destination A/Ts. I had 37,000 miles on them when I sold the truck, and they still had between 8/32" and 9/32" tread left. That's more than 50%! They would have easily lasted past 55k before i would have wanted to take them off. When they were new, they were excellent in the snow- recent snowfalls I can tell they're slipping a little, but still get the job done safetly. But hey, 37k on them, it's expected. I did a lot of highway driving with these tires, and they are smooth and quite. They did not affect my gas mileage, as some people have claimed. I drive in the sand a lot in the summer, and I've never gotten stuck once, even on a sandy uphill slope, from a dead stop, they pull you forward. I've owned a lot of mud tires in the past, including the Destination M/T. These A/Ts perform surprisingly well in all condition. They're no M/T, but they're pretty close. I recently considered going to the BF Goodrich all-terrain KOs, just to switch it up. I knew what to expect because I've owned them in the past, but I honestly believe that the Destination A/T is an equally effective tire in most normal conditions. I just couldnt bring myself to spend $80 more per tire for the BFs. The value for the Firestone is the best, in my opinion vs virtually every comparable tire out there. $145/ tire is great!!! I'm a tire fanatic, this is my second set of destination A/Ts and my 4th set of firestones. Highly recommended.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.1
 
 

2003 Volvo S60 2.4
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Hampstead, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
January 24, 2014

I've owned a lot of cars and a lot of different tires: Michelin, Dunlop, Continental, Pirelli, Semperit, Bridgestone, Falken, Goodyear, BF Goodrich, Firestone, Uniroyal. The only tires I've ever owned that were a close match to these were a set of Semperit M-401's I owned back in the late 70's. I put these tires on my front drive Volvo S60. I drive fairly hard and I have yet to get a squeal out of these on a curve on dry pavement. The car is like it's on rails. Very solid on wet roads where they feel almost as secure as on dry pavement. I've experienced no indication of hydroplaning. They will lose traction a bit when starting up quickly on wet pavement, but squeal almost like they would on dry pavement when doing so. We've been having a bit of a wild winter here in the mid-atlantic and I've gotten caught out in some fairly substantial snow several times over the past few weeks. A couple of times I've had to stop on steep hills behind other cars that have gotten stuck. In every case I've been able to wait for traffic to clear and drive right around the stuck car(s) with little effort, at times having to use the uncleared shoulder to get through. They aren't snow tires, but they're darned close. These replaced a set of Michelins and I've seen no noticeable change in fuel economy, but the car noticeably rides and handles better. Compared to the Michelins they replaced these tires seem to ride more smoothly over small imperfections, but slighty more harshly over large bumps and potholes. They are very quiet. I'm not able to rate tread life as I've only had them for a couple of thousand miles, but I am so impressed that I wanted to get this review out on the web for the benefit of others. Highly recommended.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.45
 
 

2006 Hummer H3 Base Model
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
April 12, 2013

I live in Philadelphia where we get the full affect of all four seasons. I use these tires from early November till late February depending on the weather. I had these tires on during the blizzard of 2011. Where we got the most snow ever recorded! Over 3 feet. Needless to say I'm extremely happy with the performance of these tires. I also had these tires on during Hurricane Sandy. I was driving through water for a solid month with these tires from 3 feet deep in some areas i was driving through, it handled great. Never hydroplaned or flattened out. I've taken these tires to places i should've never gone, places where i could've been stuck in the snow for days and i returned. That says a whole lot. On dry land they're incredibly quiet, although i gave the cornering rating a 5 it really isn't so bad. The only problem is if your cornering and hit a bump in the road the soft tread waves the truck a little bit. It will regain traction but it does slightly wave to the side. If changing lanes at a higher speed and hit a bump it will slightly wave then regain traction. If you take it easy and drive normal i guarantee you'll love these tires. The rest of the year I use the BF Goodrich T/A KO black sidewall tires. Those are great also.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A Tour

Monday, April 29, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A Tour Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.25
 
 

2006 Nissan Titan Crew Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 41,000
Location: Davenport, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 41,000 Miles on Tires
March 31, 2013

Very DISSAPOINTED ! I purchased these BF Goodrichs expecting to at least get close to their warranty of 65,000 miles , WRONG ! I now have just over 40k on them and they need to be replaced ! I started noticing the wear when my truck would break loose with a little rain shower (around 30k miles) have religiously had the rotated balanced and alignment every other year. Also this is the only tire I have ever been able to see the bulging where the two molds form the tire distinctively ! BF Goodrich has a quality control issue and doesn't deserve my hard earned money for the garbage they manufacture !!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Radial Mud Rover

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Radial Mud Rover Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5
 
 

1985 Toyota Pick-up 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Sylacauga, AL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
April 03, 2013

Great tires so far. Best off road traction tire I have used and my last 2 mud tires were BF goodrich M/t and Maxxis mudders. The difference is very pronounced and the tires are also very affordable. I can go up a pretty steep, rocky, rutted wet hill in 2wd (rear locker) that it took 4x4 with the Maxxis. Only about 5,000 miles but I rated them a 10 on wear cause they still look new. Maybe there are better off road tires made. I haven't found any, but for 99% of folks out there the combination of performance and price can't be beat. I'm 100% satisfied with the tires and Tire Rack.