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

I wanted to write this review as I didn't see any other reviews of this tire with a large wagon like my Volvo V70. I live in an area with lots of sweeping curves and hills, never snows. These P7 all season's are exactly the tire I was hoping for...quiet & smooth while still providing excellent grip in both rain & dry. (I bought the car with Bridgestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

Living in the high sierras, a dedicated winter tire is a must. Normal snowfall is 400 per year although the last two winters have been unfortunately mild.Driving a Q5 S-Line Prestige with a 255/45/20 size, a real winter tire is needed. Previous tires for the Q5 included the Bridgestone LM-60 and the Conti Extreme Contact DWS. The Conti was noisy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I have these tires on three cars, 05 Saab Aero, 97 Saab 900, 03 Mini Cooper JCW. The best all season tires I have ever used. They are very quiet even to the end of there use. The milage you get is not super great, 35 to 40k, however the positives far out weigh the milage. I have had two sets on the 05 aero and I am getting ready to order another. The 900 is...  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 Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

2014 640i Gran Coupe Xdrive. Came with Goodyear LS2 Runflats. The ride was so harsh and tires loud that i took them off the car with 3000 miles and i didn't have the reliability issues others have had with no potholes here in Florida. I can't believe BMW sells an 88K luxury car with these tires. I have decided that after going through Performance tires every...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Great tire for harsh winters. No noticeable difference in noise or fuel economy from all seasons. Provides great confidence in winter driving.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Initially I was dead set on buying some Hankook VENTUS V12 EVO2 for my car to replace the absolutely awful OEM all seasons on my car. But after careful research and the fair coverage done by Tirerack I decided to try these Sumitomos which were a completely unheard of brand prior to my purchase. What an amazing difference. Treadwear is the same if not better...  Read More

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

Bought these to replace the extremely noisy Bridgestone Turanza's that came factory with my 12' mazda3 iGT. I upgraded to 17 matte anthracite MOMO revenge wheels in the process (factory size for Mazda3 sGT) to give a more aggressive look as well as cut down on the sidewall to increase handling. I STRONGLY recommend doing this to anyone with $ to do so. This...  Read More

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

These tires replaced OEM tires for me. Got them from tirerack.com. I've noticed a huge improvement in smoothness and road noise from mile 1 with them. I have driven about 19,000 miles on them so far. In fact, these are a big step up from the OEM Goodyears in every way except one -- treadwear. That has been surprising given their rating. I got 37,000 miles on...  Read More

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

Initial review shortly after purchase. After experiencing the smooth, quiet ride on my wife's new Bridgestone Serenity tires, I decided to retire my previous set of half worn Goodyear Tripletreads due to noise and harsh ride quality. Based on reviews here and my priority for smooth, quiet ride I chose the Pirelli P7 AS plus. My initial impression is that I...  Read More

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

I bought these Pirelli Scorpion Run-Flat tires to replace the original equipment Bridgestone Duelers on my 2009 BMW X5. Early on, I'm extremely satisfied.I never liked the way the Bridgestones held the road and took turns. The Pirelli Scorpions, on the other hand, hold the road like velcro with a slightly softer ride. During a downpour, they performed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Excellent treadlife @ 54k miles I'm just down to the wear bars (I monitor pressure, alignment, rotate and still get road force balancing), brilliant wet performance (dropped away on the final days of the tire), dry is still awesome (since they are turning into slicks haha), some feathering but even wear, and very smooth an relatively quiet though the engine...  Read More

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

Bridgestone Turanza EL 400 came stock on 2015 Lexus GS 350 F Sport. I knew the tire had an unusually stiff sidewall and was prone to flat spots because cars on the dealer's lot had flat spots when I test drove them. I expected to replace the Bridgestones come winter but the ride was just too harsh and I decided not to wait. These Bridestone tires are not...  Read More

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

The best all-season, high performance tire I've put on the car. I've had Michelin, Bridgestone and Yokohama, but these Generals have provided the best performance hands down. You can feel how solid and stable the tires are when driving. Even in wet conditions. And definitely the most confidence you can have in light snow conditions. They're outstanding on a...  Read More

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

Not too many miles yet, but a huge improvement over the stock Continental tires (but those did give good service over 60,000+ miles). Of course comparing these to tires you just wore out is kind of unfair, but they handle, sound, and grip better than I ever remember the stock tires. I like them so much I am getting them for my Baja in the next month or so...  Read More

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

P7 is a very quiet and responsive tire....Was debating between the P7, Continental PureContact or the Premiere A/S. OEM Bridgestone EL 400 - II were terrible and only lasted 19, 200 miles .....fronts were at 3/32nds and rears were at 4/32nds.Live in Cali and havn't seen much rain......never take my car into the snow or slush...and wanted to try something...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32

Cleveland, Ohio.Switched to dedicated snow tires years ago. I have had 3 cars in that time and every single one was fitted with dedicated wheels with Blizzaks on them. I had the WS70's, and the WS80's on my most recent 2013 Honda Accord. It handled better than most 4 wheel drive Jeeps I know. I recently turned in that lease and will be buying WS80's for my...  Read More

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

I did a lot of research before purchasing these tires. And I noticed many of you are upset about the winter traction....seriously, do your homework before making the purchase. AS tires are not build for Winter, when temperature drops below 32F, AS tires would turn rock hard, and not safe to drive. Generally speaking, AS tires dry/wet traction are not as good...  Read More

Winter is Coming: What Winter Tire is Best For You? Part 1

While you're enjoying your time out on the beach, playing golf and taking rides with the top down, this is probably not the best time to remind you that winter really isn't that far away. If you live in an area that gets any real accumulation of snow, a set of dedicated winter/snow tires is highly recommended. Many of us will hope for a reasonably mild...  Read More

Autocross Tire Test Results

Test results are in for some of the top autocross tires for this season. The test featured the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S, Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R, the Hankook Ventus R-S3 Version 2 (some of my early picks for this year's top contenders), as well as the Kumho Ecsta V720, which was a late addition to the field of SCCA eligible competitors.  Some of my...  Read More