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

At long last, I've found my tire: an ultra high performance all-season tire that optimizes the performance of Audi's Quattro AWD on trips to the mountains, without numbing the car's handling and steering response on the dry roads that dominate daily driving here in LA. I've only had the Michelins a couple weeks, but immediately took them on a 1,000 mile road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I work in a location ~160 miles from home during the week. I drive home on the weekends to be with my family. My home is in a place that people from the boonies call the sticks. Anyway, I am in Virginia, and we don't get the same amount of snow as probably many people who buy this tire live, but when we get it, it takes VDOT days to get out here to clear the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I purchased these Bridgestone Blizzak snow tires based on the many positive reviews they received. These snow tires are unbelievable in that they are extremely quiet and the ride and handling are almost as good as the standard Michelin Primacy tires that are on the car during the rest of the year. Their grip in snow is fantastic. I also highly recommend...  Read More

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

I have only driven these on dry days(only time I take my car out). But they are amazing so far. I have a full exhaust on my air cooled 911 so the car is noisy itself. I don't hear any tire noise. I'm coming off Continental sport contact tires and these blow them out of the water in terms of grip. I can't seem to break the rear end loose anymore even pushing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

I have had Blizzaks on multiple cars and have been in some major snow storms and never even come close to being stuck tires go through everything.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

I recently purchased this set of tires for a second/winter set of wheels for my MX-5. My MX-5 is my year-round daily driver, so having the second set is a necessity. My summer tires are Bridgestone S-04 Pole Positions that came with the car when I purchased it 2 months ago. It was like driving a block of ice on an ice skating rink. So, I had to make a...  Read More

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

My third set of General Altimax RT43's. First set took an ancient Saturn SC2 and made it drive decently with great traction in all weather, good noise, and cornering, and trend lasted very well. Second set were onto Subaru outback that died a week after buying, but tires were an improvement.Third set is now on Mazda 2012 that had Bridgestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I live in Chicago IL where winters can get bad at times and I own a 2015 Buick Verano with OE 18 tires which are horrible in any depth of snow, so I bought and downsized (YES THEY FIT) to 16 Blizzak WS80 tires (215/60R16 95H) and wheels to swap during summer and winter and I must say these Blizzak WS80 tires are amazing. We got 10 inches of snow and my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Second season on the WS80. Great tire for my Stage 2 tuned Saab XWD. I can floor the vehicle (with no cars around of course) and they grip without hesitation in snow. Maintains grip when swerving/cutting hard. Quieter than WS70's which I wasn't a fan of. I was debating between Xice Xi3 and this tire. The X ice is quieter and better fuel economy from what I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Second season on the WS80. Great tire for my Stage 2 tuned Saab XWD. I can floor the vehicle (with no cars around of course) and they grip without hesitation in snow. Maintains grip when swerving/cutting hard. Quieter than WS70's which I wasn't a fan of. I was debating between Xice Xi3 and this tire. The X ice is quieter and better fuel economy from what I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I changed out the OEM Goodyear Eagle RFT's that were frankly not acceptable. Blew out 2 Goodyears before replacing all 4 with Driveguard. We have more than 32k on these tires, and all is well, no damage, they run fairly quiet, and have good traction. Mileage seems to be in line with 50 k warrantee, likely to get more than that. I rotate them every 5-7k....  Read More

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

I bought these tires to keep up with my friends focus ST on back roads and mountain roads. The amount of grip versus the tires I had on before is incredible. Road noise is tolirable, not too bad unless I had the back seats out. Really likes to stick to Little Rock's and pebbles and kick them up so you might hear that. It completely enhanced the entire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus TA71

My 2013 Dodge Dart came with Kumho KH16 from factory (205/55/16) brand new when I purchased the car in 2014 it had 13,000. 2 years later those tires lasted me to about 56,000 Miles. After doing my own research and chatting with Tire Rack online, I went ahead purchased these Kumho TA71 over the General Altimax RT43 and I believe I made the best decision. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

I got these tires put on in advance of a snowstorm. The stock tires that came with the car were very mushy in the corners and they had very little rain / snow traction. Even with all wheel drive, I'd routinely lose traction. So, getting the Bridgestones put on was a treat, albeit expensive. >I came here to write this review because after driving in the snow,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport AS

I might pull 60K on these tires. I don't take high speed turns like I used to, and I was OCD on the tire pressure. That nitrogen air is pretty stable with temperature changes. I've never had a set of tires last longer than 50k before, so this is new to me. They handle noise a little better than average, but for 120 a tire, I would expect a little bit more.The...  Read More

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

Mixed feelings about this tire. 1st off I mainly track the car and drive it there with these same tires. Man does this tire grip. It's also very responsive with great feedback. I was able to out corner way better cars than mine because of the tire, complete transformation. The downside is they wear really fast. 3 track days and 3500 miles and they are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

The tires were O.E. on my new 2016 VW Golf Sportwagon. When I purchased the car I immediately got larger wheels and summer performance tires, purchased from Tire Rack, which I installed immediately . I swapped them back to the O.E. all-season Bridgestones in early Nov. with the arrival of colder weather. What a huge change for the worse! After driving about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus (H- or V-Speed Rated)

After 46,320 miles of very aggressive high speed (typically 85 mph) highway and spirited city driving the tire shop says I still have about half the thread left. Tires were worn only on the inside because car was out of allignment. I was going to upgrade to a larger wheel size but with such good thread wear I am buying another set of these OEM tires.   Read More

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

Had Michelin PSS for 18,000 miles. They were down to wear bars. Replaced with Pole Positions. Fabulousvride, low noise considering Max performance summer rubber. Overall handling is 95% as good as PSS. Wet traction is better than PSS, and ride quality is same or better. Car handles and tracks perfectly. Running factory psi specs of 35/36. Wear rate at 1,700...  Read More

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

Tires certainly are a big step over the all seasons. The increase in overall grip is huge, the suspension really has to work to hold on now. My only complaint is a big of mushiness on turn in. That sharp responsiveness to small inputs that first wowed me with this car has been lessened a bit. That being said though, once these tires settle into a corner,...  Read More