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

12/14/13 - I just picked up my car, and with several inches of snow last night and snowing this morning, I was able to test these new tires in wet, slush, light snow, and thick snow on my drive home. These tires are unbelievablely great!!! I tested the tires from 40mph to a stop. In wet and slush conditions, I was not able to activate my ABS no matter how...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

What a significant improvement over ANY all season tires on ice, light and heavy snow!My 3 month old Dunlop SP sport 5000 tires were rated with the best snow and ice traction among all other all season tires in the latest consumers report survey, but the car can't even stop without sliding out of control when I reach intersections on slight icy conditions....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I haven't had the opportunity to try them out in deep snow yet, but its been cold and slushy...nothing to really challenge the winter handling. I did have the misfortune of a near collision on the highway when a car suddenly tapped the guardrail on the left lane and rebounded into my path. In dry cold conditions I had to brake very hard, swerve right,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

For RWD owner considering getting WS70:The snowstorm came 2 days ago, and I put this sets of wheel and tires on my E46 Coupe RWD. That night, when there is at least 3 inches plus snow outside. I went out to test drive. (I ran the same car last winter with Michelin Super Sports, and I almost died so many times, pure luck.) OH BTW I got Quaife LSD for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

During a recent ice storm the tires were remarkable. I safely passed nemerous vehicles stuck, spinning their wheels. Braking, cornering and starting from a stop were no problem. We also had a minor (4 inch) snow fall and the tires worked very well. Everyone should be made aware that all season tires are not adequate for winter driving condions.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX

Compared to the Bridgestone Dueler RF's, I feel like im floating on a cloud. Its almost disturbing. The entire car characteristics changed. significant increase in handling and braking. Haven't tried snow yet. Quiet, and smooth are my thoughts. Looks is decent as well. Thumbs up   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S

Great tire in winter conditions. The day after Christmas we set up, perhaps unwisely given the forecast, for a family vacation week in Maine. As we left Massachusetts the weather was fine, but through New Hampshire and Maine we were met with various combinations of rain, snow, and freezing rain, and roads with various levels of sanding/plowing.I deliberately...  Read More

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

Replaced Eagle GT A/S after 25k miles, shouldn't have waited so long, as these completely transformed the car for the better. In dry performance up there with dedicated Summer tires, wet traction, handling and braking are one of best tires I've ever owned.Recent ice storm here in DFW demo'd winter capabilities. Was able to get around, alebeit cautiously,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

Excellent Tire! Quiet and smooth, makes your car drive like a luxury machine. I am very impressed with these tires. I get compliments from every passenger when they ride in my car because of these tires. These tires drive so well, I feel like I got a new car when they were installed. Smooth, Quiet, braking is solid. I would refer anyone to purchase these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force R1

I put 23 heat cycles on these tires, 9 of them at the Circuit of the Americas, the rest at VIR. They stuck like glue at COTA causing me to lift the inside wheel on a number of corners, including sweepers that surprised me. Driving like my hair was on fire did take some life out of the outer sections of the tires but I had them flipped and got 12 more good...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

All statements are compared to stock tires, in summer driving conditions. The stock tires were pretty worn when they were replaced with these, so this review might be just a tad skewed. That said, these tires are simply amazing! They have SO MUCH MORE GRIP over the stock tires. The miata used to chirp 2nd gear surprisingly easy, and with these tire, I fear...  Read More

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

I have bought these tires last year in august. And they are wonderful! I haven't had any slippage from them outside of deep snow and ice. And even in those conditions they perform better than expected. In fact they are scary in snow and ice. Because they grip so well you can be deceived to believe you can drive as if you were on dry ground. But you can drive...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 3

I have a Focus ST with a full stage 3 engine package, suspension package and upgraded brakes. I belong to the local ST club and we do spirited mountain runs, track days and autocross. Since this car is also my DD I was going to go with the F1's but due to a mistake by my local tire store I ended up with these (long story). I have to say that these tires are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hoosier R7

So R7s are my first step up from R888s, Advans, Pilot Sport Cups and Pirelli Corsa (on newer Porsches) and other like R comps through 10 years of track experience. I replaced worn out R888 245/45/17's at 4 corners of my trusty old track prepared '98 M3 - first thing of note, the tires are substantially wider in sectional width than like sized other brands of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Best upgrade on the car so far (more enjoyable than full coilovers, sway bar, strut bar, big brakes, power mods, etc). These Dunlop DZ102's are mounted to lightweight wheels (15x7 Advanti Storm S1), and their increased grip and responsiveness has transformed the car. Their predictably linear traction and communicative steering feedback tempts you to carry...  Read More

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

I LOVE to drive. Enthusiastically. Hard. My car is not stock and should be putting out about 358 hp. These tires when new had exceptional grip for both acceleration and braking as well as cornering. I now find rear wheel spin fairly easy to achieve when TC is off. The car came with same size Dunlops that were quieter and had less rolling resistance though...  Read More

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

After installing the G-Force Comp 2 A/S back in June, my initial response was overwhelmingly positive. My admiration for this enthusiastic all season performance tread continues to grow even stronger with time. I have now logged trips which include long distance miles to errands around town. The tire proves to be a smart choice in both extremes. Someone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

Replaced Pirelli P7 A/S tires with these and what a difference. We are having the wettest summer on record in the Johnstown Pa area it rains every day and has left deep puddles and rivers running down the streets. These tires handle the wet great. I have run different summer tires on several different sport coupes and I find these B.F. Goodrich tires to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiContact UHP SSR

I am 37 and before I talk about wear/performance, I want to put things in perspective. I ordered my car in Germany and spent my first year of ownership on the autobahn. I consistently drove between 140-160mph on cruise control (it's limited to 160)...and yes, miles per hour. Now that i'm back in the USA, i've had to tone it down a little; I average 85-110mph...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

Have driven 1300 miles so far and I am very impressed. These are the quietest tires I have ever owned and they provide a very smooth ride. The sidewalls are a little soft in hard cornering, (they are not performance tires) but they handle well. Wet traction is very good while driving and cornering, but sometimes has slip in initial acceleration from a stop....  Read More