Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If you were to check out customer survey results for the top two tires in the Max Performance Summer category, you would find that the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is currently ranked number one. I've used a set on my own vehicle and you can learn about my experience by taking a look at "Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires Installed on My Car." The second...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Bought the DWS Conti's for my C5 Corvette based on reviews and I've also had a set on a BMW M3 that I drove year round. They are very,very quiet and they ride much nicer than the OEM run flats. The softer sidewall results in steering response that is not as sharp as summer tires, but once you turn in, the tires grip well and are predictable. Traction is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10     2007 BMW 650i CoupeMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 50 Location:   Driving...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

These Bridgestones transformed the GTI's abilities from good on the Continental OEM tires to outstanding. It now handles better than BMWs I've owned. Steering response has sharpened and getting in and out of corners defies the physics of a front-wheel drive car. Overall freeway MPG has dropped about 10% from the Continentals, but who cares; you're going to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Purchased the Pilot A/S 3 91V-rated to replace ContiPro Contact SSR 91H run flats. I carry a spare in the trunk.Conti lasted about 25-30k and were gone. Run flats give you piece of mind but they were noisier than Pilot - I noticed it from the beginning I installed these on. Pilots are also provide a softer ride over small bumps and anomalies on a road; Conti...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 ZP

These tires performance are as expected. Great all-season traction on my all-wheel drive BMW 525 IX. Tires are quite and ride comfortable. I like to keep 33-34 psi in all tires. This pressure seems to give the best ride. Michelin's are a little higher priced but have NEVER been disappointed.   Read More

Bridgestone DriveGuard Run-Flat: Not Just for BMW and MINI

Traditionally, run-flat tires have been used mainly for limited vehicle types as specified by certain manufacturers for Original Equipment use. Prime examples of this is are BMW 3 Series vehicles since the mid-2000s, the new MINI Cooper and all fifth-generation and newer Chevrolet Corvettes. These vehicles once represented a small portion of the market that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Yokohama S.drive Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.75     2004 MINI Cooper SMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 20,000 Location: Castro Valley,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 RFT

Other than some extreme snow tires I've had in the past, these Bridgestones are simply the best snow tires I've ever used. My BMW was rear wheel drive and we had some bad winters in the 4 seasons I had these tires. Traction is awesome. Never felt hampered with rear wheel drive. Tread life is excellent. You can get 7 winters on these tires. I love them.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

If you own a BMW 1995 5 series, BUY THESE TIRES!! What a difference from the BF Goodriches they replaced! In the interest of full disclosure, though, I mounted them on 18 inch Verde Kaos rims (also bought here), not the OEM basket mesh rims. This may be an important detail. I've gotten MANY compliments on how sharp and classy this tire/wheel combo looks on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

This tire is simply amazing. This was our first purchase of an Ultra High Performance All Season tire and I believe we made a great choice. We bought the tires as we needed some traction on our 2006 BMW 330i. We did not want to invest in a new four wheel drive or front wheel drive vehicle. Well two snow storms in, these tires have met the challenge. This...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10     2004 BMW M3 CoupeMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 2,000 Location: Los...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.1     2008 Saab 9-5 2.3T SedanMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 1,500 Location: New...  Read More

Staggered Tires: Why or Why Not

I had a question from a customer that surprised me the other day. After doing this for as many years as I have, I tend to think that I've heard it all. We were talking about an older BMW, and he asked me if the original tire sizes were staggered. I replied that they were not. His follow-up question was, "Well, why not? It's not like the car is all-wheel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5     2003 BMW 530i SedanMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 500 Location: New...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.9     2008 Honda Civic SedanMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 1,400 Location: Malver...  Read More

All-Season Tire Options for 20" Wheels Equipped on BMW X5 / X6

If you own a BMW X5 or X6 with staggered 20" wheels, you know that finding all-season tires can be extremely difficult. While many manufacturers supply us with the front size of 275/40R20, very few manufacturers produce a matching rear fitment in size 315/35R20. Currently, there are no run-flat tire options that allow for all-season driving, as every option...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP600

OEM fitment on my 20 inch wheel equipped BMW i3. Ride quality slightly better than I expected for such a short sidewall. Dry traction is extraordinary for a 155/175 section tire, very impressive under braking. can become fairly loud on certain road surfaces.   Read More

Don't Let the Fun Stop: Winter/Snow Tires for 2015 BMW M3 and BMW M4

My brother Tom was pretty happy with his E92 M3 until I went to South Carolina to drive the 2015 M3 and 2015 M4. Once he heard me rave about the F82 M4, he jumped on BMW's website to build his new 2015 M4. He'll soon need snow tires for his new vehicle. Winter / Snow Tire Category As discussed in our snow tire overview, you need to find the optimal snow...  Read More

Is a Staggered or Square Set-Up Best for Winter?

"My BMW is equipped from the factory with wider rear tires. Should I stick with this staggered set-up or switch to a square set-up and use the same size on all four wheel positions?" A staggered set-up simply means that your rear tires are larger than your front tires. A square set-up simply means a vehicle has the same tire size on all four wheels. Advantages...  Read More