Sticky Tires for Your Fast Car: Tires You Can Drive on the Road and Take to the Track

Are you ready for autocrossing? Looking to do some lapping days at your local track? Participating in the Silver State Classic in September? Maximize your fun by picking the right tire for your car and the events you're going to run. There are essentially four types of sticky tires you should consider for your days at the track:   Extreme Performance Summer Str...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I bought these tires for my 2005 Ford Crown Victoria after several winters of getting stuck on a level surface with one inch on snow on it. This car is probably the worst possible vehicle to drive in winter conditions, so I thought it would be a good test vehicle for these tires. So far here in cleveland we have had rain, snow, ice, and slush. These tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

This is my first set of snow tires. I've always used all season tires, but never again. I put them on in November. I was a little worried that they would be rough or loud on dry pavement, but they are nice and quiet. Of course handling isn't as good as normal summer tires on dry pavement, but the compromise is acceptable. Snow is where these tires are worth...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion STR

Best tires ever on my Avalanche's. Very quiet, smooth, so far little wear. I use these mainly in spring to fall in PA, then switch back to OE wheels/tires (Bridgestones)for the bad weather. Just completed a 2500 mile trip and really appreciated the performance of the Pirelli's.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.22     2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDIMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 1,500...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

I needed to buy a set of tires for my mostly stock C5 corvette. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on tires for my weekend ride but I still wanted something with great dry handling. These tires have exceeded my expectations!Dry performance is amazing. These tires grip very well when warmed up for spirited driving. If it drops below 60 degrees, they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I put these tires on both my Colorado and my wife's Patriot. The performance simply cannot be beat. I run these four months out of the year in Ohio, then I switch back to my Revo 2s. The price of the combo comes out to about $100 extra per year over having one set of tires, but that is pocket change compared to an accident.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

Got these tires as the OEM tires from buying the car new. My Jetta Sportwagen TDI has enough torque to break the tires free and activate traction control. This can make it difficult when starting on a hill or on a slick road, since I need to feather the throttle to ensure grip.The tires are a bit noisy on the highway, and tend to transmit even small bumps...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Love it and hate it. I have been using Blizzak tires on my vehicles every winter for the past 20 years and have always been impressed with their performance under adverse conditions. They deliver as promised. However, there is a downside. Two issues in particular. Road noise is quite noticeable even when new, but increases significantly as the tread wears...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Don't get me wrong, I feel totally confident driving in snow and ice conditions with this tire. In a straight line it starts and stops very well with very little slippage. However, cornering grip is less than expected and the Macan tends to drift out during the turn in moderate to heavy snow conditions. I have heard that this is a Macan tendency so I am...  Read More

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

Driving a 300+ Bhp awd sedan as a daily driver and for autocross during the summer, I needed a max performance tire and this was it. After extensive research, the S04 turned out to be a great dry and wet traction tire. The deep circumferential grooves keeps me from hydroplaning and the response and cornering is top notch. The tires are by no means 'noisey'...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I am thoroughly impressed with these tires. Theyou are far better than the older Blizzaks like the ws70. On icy roads, they grip well and provide good traction. I am surprised how well they do in deep snow despite shallower treads. The big test, however, will be how they perform once they have worn down a little. My ws70s started out well but we're useless...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

These tires are designed with practicality in mind. It's quiet, smooth, and lasts a long time. Just don't count it for high performance driving. It still does well in emergency maneuvers for avoiding those drivers not paying attention. I personally prefer to have a bit more grip for higher speed cornering. It could be the car where it just likes to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Continental TrueContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.1     2005 Ford Focus ZX5More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 9,000 Location: Renfrew,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

These tires replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position that replaced the OEM Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 on my Acura TSX. The Michelins had poor dry traction as the tires aged and were just ok in snow. The Bridgestones were excellent in all aspects except the winter season. They were terrible on ice or light/heavy snow, to the point that I needed to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have survived seven PA winters using performance all-season tires but knew it was just a matter of time before my Mustang got stuck and left me out in the cold. I did my research and opted for a set of WS80 Blizzaks for my factory rims and purchased a set of new wheels / tires for the rest of the year.My previous set of tires were Michelin Pilot Sport A/S...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

After driving for 5 years on Yokohama YK580's, I finally looked into a different tire. I did not realize what a difference a tire could make. With the Yokohama's, this vehicle slips and slides, the traction control barely worked. After having these Blizzaks installed, my vehicle was a totally different animal. I am an aggressive driver, and these tires make...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Compared to my previous Michelin Pilots these get 5% better mileage, wear better and are very quiet. They handle fine, but I don't drive aggressively so can't say they'll be appreciated by boy racer types. They're big drawback is snow performance, whether it's just an inch after the road has just been plowed or in deeper stuff. These are only a step above...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

after 26 track days these tires still have tread left on them. They are very predictable while at the limit. I feel they have lasted very well and provided great performance.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This was my first winter tire purchase and I have zero regrets about buying it. I think one of the most important benefits of this tire was the confidence of its performance driving in snow or rainy conditions. It's handling in adverse weather is incredible compared to my previous all-season tires.The tire is a bit noisy as can be expected by the tread...  Read More