Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Might Be the New King of the Hill

We had the opportunity to take the test BMWs on the track this week to test some of the brake pad offerings from Hawk. There were a few options that offered braking bite and quietness for different applications. But more on that later, because the unintended star of the day may have been the tires that were used for the test. For a stop-and-go performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Thanks other reviewers - I bought these tires to replace OEM Bridgestone RFTs based entirely on the many positive reviews by others. Now, this was a bit of a risk because, while enthusiasm for these tires appeared, at the time, to be universal, only a fraction of the reviews seemed to speak to me personally. I live in Southern California where, from time to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Best tires I've ever owned and I've had a wide variety of performance tires on various cars from Nitto, Conti's, Bridgestone's, Pirelli's, and Dunlop's. These tires replaced the stock Bridgestone tires which were average at best. I put these tires on the 370Z 3 days prior to driving to Tail of the Dragon and other various roads in the Smokey Mountains. I...  Read More

DBA 4x4 Survival Series T3 Brake Rotors and Hawk Pads on Jeep Wrangler

In the past, we've discussed the brakes on a Jeep, but it was a basic Centric rotor with Hawk LTS pads on all four corners. For my own Jeep, I wanted to try out a little higher rated rotor and find out what all the hype about DBA was. DBA stands for Disc Brakes Australia, and they are known for producing high quality performance rotors for many...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Best tires I've ever owned and a great price. Excellent traction in snow and ice. Excellent steering and braking response. They become surprisingly sticky in warmer weather. Weird compound looks more like plastic than synth. rubber. When you apply tire shine it lasts much longer on it also. Quiet ride, just fantastic all around. These tires do flat spot...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

These tires are great!! They clawed their way up a very steep snow and ice covered hill starting half way up it and the truck was still in 2wd. Road noise is VERY quiet and tread wear is well above average. My only gripe is traction when accelerating in wet weather however, braking isn't a problem. I will definitely be buying these tires again!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

The tires are the originals. I rotate them once to twice a year and keep the tire pressure as close to specs as possible. I have over 53 thousand miles on them and will get better than one more year out of them. I don't see why some of the reviews are so negative, other than the individuals like to drive fast and brake hard. I may consider buying them again...  Read More

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

Replaced OEM Dunlop at 25K miles with Ecopia due to bad ride comfort and noise level.Switched to H-rated Ecopia and immediately noticed better and softer ride on bumpy road. Road noise has been significantly reduced as I can listen to radio with volume level 2 even at 70 MPH on highway. I dislike Lexus stiff suspension on RX since I bought the car new. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

I bought these Blizzaks early last winter because the stock BFG MT T/As were greasier than I liked on snow, and I'm glad I did. I just finished my first season with them. They are very good on dry pavement (which we have most of the time even in winter here), and outstanding in snow, ice, or slush. We live on a steep hill and I had no problems coming up in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Winter is over and it is good time to tell now my experience. First of all I'm on Canada, We have a major store here that claims that they winter test most things and in their winter testing Continental Purecontact were not listed. I'm a picky buyer, the guy that do the homework in forums, ratings web page and customer experience.I got them before winter, no...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

Ran a 14 hour enduro on one set of tires at Road America in a Miata. Rules required a treadwear of 200 or greater. Fantastic performance for a 200 treadwear tire and surprisingly long lasting. Tires still had several hours of life left in them and had no loss of performance by the end of the race. (We had Tire Rack heat cycle the tires and that probably...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

The GENERAL G-MAX-AS-03 Is an awesome set of rubber to say the least. Under hard braking condition in wet weather,my vehicle continued to remain straight without hydroplaning which saved me from being sandwiched between a semi and a vehicle merging the interstate..The GENERAL saved the day. I haven't experienced such a good tire since the YOKOHAMA AVS...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3

Bought these tires in 2010 and (as of March 2016) still have a significant amount of tread life on them. They are only used during the fall/winter months as alternates to the summer only original equipment tires. They handle very well in both wet and dry conditions. Good in moderate snow but I did get stuck once in high snow fall amount. I'll give them a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season

Great tires. I am going to replace them with the same ones at 60,000 miles. I am a tire and brake fanatic and I probably could get another 5-10,000 on these but I do not like riding skinny tires and skinny brakes. They are close to the wear bars and it is time to change them. I have never had to replace the front disc pads and I have almost 100,000 miles on...  Read More

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

I live in Central Minnesota and have found this to be an outstanding snow tire. I did not need to put my Tahoe in 4wd this winter in snow depths to 4. (We didn't have anything deeper in this year's mild winter.) The tire performs well while braking on slick and snow packed surfaces. For a snow tire it is very quiet on the highway and, overall, it performs...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

So I took my winter tires, Nokian Hakka's off about 10 days ago then we got dumped on with 6+inches of snow. I drove about 60+ miles yesterday with my Michelin Defender LTX MS in slushy, icy conditions and when I got to the local roads there were some unplowed roads. The tire did well. It's not the performance my winter tire would give as they are designed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 R

Ran about 200 miles at Barber Motorsports park in 30-40 degree temps. Grip was amazing once warmed up but still gripped great right out of the pits. Braking is on par with other tires in the category. Ran pressures around 32/30 psi cold which translated to 36/34 hot. I never could get a good hot reading because it was cooling down a lot by the times I got to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I just replaced the original Continental CV95 with these Platinums and the are possibly the best tires I've ever purchased. Important to my driving habits are Road Feel, Cornering, Braking, Acceleration & Wet Traction. Also Treadwear, Durability against NYC potholes and Value are vital. Said and done, this tire exceeds my expectations!This past Summer I had...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I have roughly 5000-10000 miles on the tires, let me start by saying I have limited experience with good tires. I used to just go off price, these are my first set of really good tires. Well what I've noticed is a huge improvement in dry and wet traction, in fact, these tires have more traction in the wet than my old tires had in the dry. I'm an aggressive...  Read More

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

I bought my first set of these for my Malone Stage 2.0 tuned Jetta TDI Sportwagen because the price and reviews made it a little more favorable than the Pilot Super Sport. I was very impressed with how much grip these tires have as the TDI is putting out 333tq to the front wheels. This means hook-up is very challenging.I needed new tires for my 911 and I...  Read More