Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

This is simply a great tire! Very low road noise, excellent wet holding and resistance to hydroplaning-this matter greatly during FL thunderstorms while driving 75-80 mph. Solid cornering without drama, very sure-footed braking. I think probably the best tires I've owned, would certainly buy them again and again. No complaints whatsoever, so much better than...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I usually buy Michelin tires, but this is my first set of Continentals. So far I have found these tires meet all of my criteria. Extremely good handling in both wet and dry conditions. They are very quiet. Very good braking performance. Competitively priced. Does it sound I'm happy with this choice - yes I am! I will update the review, including wear factors...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Well I have a lot of miles on the tires now and look to maybe have another 10,000 miles of tread life. Overall very good in lane change handling and high speed off ramps. Starting from a stop the tires always chirp or spin off the line. I have tried all kinds of pressure settings but I always get that little spin before grabbing. Braking is very good and...  Read More

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

I'm impressed with the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 even though I have only driven less than 500 miles. I agonized over the performance/cost trade-off with my previous replacement tire favorite, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. The entire experience with Tire Rack was impressive - the customer service and the efficient transaction handling - plus setup for local...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I do drive city mostly due to my retirement and age--83, but the city street corners are taken well within the handling ability of the R32 and my enjoyment level of owning the best sports car I have ever driven. Local on and off ramps of our interconnecting interstate roads are vigorously attacked and enjoyed with the RE11s-no loss in confidence, whether wet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

I purchased these tires in the spring of 2011. I drove an average of 100 miles per day on them for the first two years. Since then it has been highway and city mileage. These tires are very smooth and quiet. They have great dry and wet traction and I felt very secure at highway speeds. They also brake very well. The wear has been even and consistent over all...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R

Well this is a quick update. I just fitted these tires on a brand new set of 17x9 RPF1 wheels to be used for spirited driving in canyons and on the track. I did a quick Sunday night shakedown of this new package and alignment, and thus far everything is golden. Alignment - Camber - Front -2.8L/-2.7R - Rear -2.4L/-2.2R Toe in +.06 Front / +.01 RearFTG Front -...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Let me start by stating that I have not autocrossed or tracked my car. I use my car purely for spirited canyon driving, but that was not an option to select.My first set was in oem ap2 sizing (215/245) on oem wheels. My previous two sets of tires were re-11a, and every tire before that was the oem re-050. I now have ~110k miles of driving on the car, with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I bought a 4 tire set 215/45/17 true contacts to replace oem Firestone 740 on a 2015 Toyota Corolla S. First impression is wow! Based my decision on tire rack test and reviews posted here. Tire rack test results match my sentiments rather closely. My opinion here is to compare the performance against what came on the car. Not to bash the firestones, but the...  Read More

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