Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta ASX

Replaced OEM tires Dunlop Sport 5000 M. Cost of replacement Dunlops, $173ea. Cost of Kuhmo Ecstas $82ea. The Kuhmo's ride is softer, less thud on bumps/tar strips and quieter, less transmitted pavement groove noise and tread noise. The steering is not quite as accurate. Cornering ability is slightly less on dry pavement, noticeably better on wet pavement.Stop...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (W-Speed Rated)

Researched the quietest tire for my 2007 LS 460 here on TR. Then looked for the most aggressive tire from there. I live in Dallas, Tx and we get 4 seasons and all conditions but mostly hot summers but with no extremes other than that. These tires at the time did not have many reviews. I noticed they were quieter than the previous owner's Yokohamas and no...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

These replaced the stock Dunlop Sport Maxx RT's. Instead of putting the new PSS's on the stock wheels, I had TireRack install these PSS's on Enkei TS9's with TPMS. These are now my summer set of wheels and tires. About 800 miles were initially covered for a road trip from Salem, OR to Ontario, OR and back. The roads were dry the entire trip, which meant...  Read More

New MICHELIN and BFGoodrich Promotions Now Available

Summer is here! The dreadful gray skies are gone and it's time to prepare your vehicle for that long-awaited trip or weekend stops at the track. For speed warriors and long distance travelers alike, Tire Rack is your number one source for tires, wheels, brakes and suspension parts. And to help in your tire decision, we are offering two new mail-in rebate...  Read More

Pad Swap: Hawk HPS vs. Hawk LTS

In an earlier post, I discussed how I installed a set of DBA 4x4 Survival Series T3 Rotors and some Hawk LTS rear pads and HPSfront pads (the LTS front pads weren't in stock at the time). I was happy with the increase in brake torque over the stock brakes, but I still felt as though I could get a little more stopping power if I installed LTS pads on the...  Read More

New Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter Gets Tested at Tire Rack!

The spring/summer testing season is underway and the first tests include the new batch of Standard Touring All-Season tires. In this batch of tires, many of us were curious about the new Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter. The tire features a silica-enhanced, Long-Link Carbon all-season tread compound into a symmetric design focused on even wear and easy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

I've owned over 30 sets of tires, and these are the best I've ever bought for my purposes. My daily commute to work is 100 miles, and is 95% highway. I wanted a set of tires that would give good handling, very good gas mileage, and exceptional tread life. The Primacy MXV4 succeeded on all counts.I currently have 101,000 miles on these tires, with decent...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

Great tire so far. Used on 2013 Toyota 4Runner Limited with All Wheel Drive (torsen center differential) and 17 inch SR5 wheels for better off road performance than the stock 20 inch rims. The tires exhibited good hiway performance in wet and dry conditions no hydroplaning at speed limit (70 to 75 mph) in heavy rains on interstates. Predictable response...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Run Flat

The Pirelli's replaced the OE Bridgestones. The differences are enormous. The Pirelli's are an all around better tire. In both wet and dry conditions they significantly outperform the Bridgestones. Since we live in the Colorado mountains a great deal of time is spent in snow and ice. While these tires do not match a set of good snow tires, they perform much...  Read More

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

My 2015 Boxster S came with 20 inch Pirrelli P Zero Max Performance Summer Tires. They provide satisfactory performance when its sunny and hot. When the temps start to drop in the spring and fall they become a poor tire, with increase in road noise and ride discomfort. So after some research I bought a set of Oz Racing Leggera HLT rims with the BF Goodrich...  Read More

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

I bought a 2008 Infiniti G37S a couple moths ago. Love it! It needed new tires to pass MD inspection, so the dealership provided a set of Yok Advan Sport A/S for no additional charge, and they were fine. Unfortunately, with these 19 wheels, the very low aspect ratio looked like trouble in real life situations, since the rims stuck out beyond the sidewall, so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I up grated my wheels from stock 16 wheels to 17 '04 STI BBS wheels. I was driving on Continental DWS. They were great tires and I have bumped them as my reserve winter tire, not much snow in Alabama but just in case. I have yet to test the tires in the wet as it has not rained thus NA atm. Will update when I get the opportunity. I was debating between these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

This is my first experience with these General RT43 tires, but not my first experience with Continental(as the manufacturer)tires because I've owned their DWS series, previous to this vehicle. Dollar for dollar, That may have been one of the best tires I've evr owned, so having driven that tire in a cuple of winters, I also decided to wait a few months to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I changed out the factory run flats on our X6 almost immediately as it came with high performance summer tires (I will never understand that for cars going to snow prone areas). I didn't want to sacrifice performance for winter capability and I didn't want two sets of tires (though I understand the argument). I only had one other experience with Conti's and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Bought these tires as a replacement for the OEM set, and what a difference a good set of tires makes. It feels like I'm driving a different car. I consider myself a very aggressive driver. On dry pavement, these tires are fantastic. They seem to be able to handle any corner at any speed, there's no tire chirp on hard acceleration, and braking is outstanding....  Read More

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