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

These are excellent performance summer tires with emergency all season ability. I would not buy them and plan to drive in snow.I purchased these tires as dedicated summer tires, as I typically run X-Ice on winter wheels. I put them on bright and early in the spring, since they are advertised as all season tires. My initial impressions were great. Dry / wet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

I went with these tires for my FRS in an attempt to maintain the fun factor. I had gone with the Dunlop Z2's or Hankook RS3's on my more powerful 240sx and loved them. However with only 200hp on tap I wanted a less grippy tire to make sure I could still slide around if I wanted. I put these tires through 3 autocross events and a track day at Watkins Glen and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

I purchased these tires used from a friend who is a very reputable auto mechanic. I didn't know whether they would be very good to run in the winter as the tread was down to only about 25%. However after going through one of the worst winters here in Wisconsin. I was very surprised how well they performed. I would have preferred more tread but they pulled me...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar

WOW... WOW... 1 more...WOW !!! Just got them yesterday (33/12.5/15's/Kevlar) & they have passed every test w/flying colors... Replaced the Old-Tread w/the new Kevlar & could not be happyer, We could hardly hear them at all @ 75 mph on the Hwy ... Had a Monsoon in the afternoon & went for a Test-Ripp... Great over standing water on road... Than we went to the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Car came with Dunlop tires. I cannot believe Lexus put those tires on this car. I got rid of them at 25K. I have a 2000 LX 470 and have always been happy with the LTX M/S. These tires are even better. There is nothing bad about this tire. Bought at Tire Rack. Had dealer mount 'em. Better everything: handling, ride, traction and even gas mileage. I hunt, so...  Read More

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

Tires were purchased to maintain the handling potential of the car. The tires are not smooth, that said, the suspension of the car contributes to the roughness of the ride. I am perfectly satisfied with the ride and expect such a ride with the car and the superior handling tires. I purchased the tires after they were discounted after a newer model was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

First, I keep my tire pressure front at 38-40psi and rear 36-38psi year round and rotate every 10,000 when I make synthetic oil change at dealer. Been that way for years. Also, our Terrain is AWD and recently put in three 50lb salt bags in the rear to weigh it down for our snow season. This is a premature evaluation, but wanted to write what have discovered...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

After 39750 miles on the OEM Pirelli P-0 that came on my Camaro when I bought it. My son said,Dad stick with what you know,great tread life,handling,ride. Because after reading reviews of other tires and brands,some newer, some cheaper, Pirelli is what I came back to. Quiet! Most of the reviews of other tires said they were noisey. Not These! I would also...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3

Ive used these tires on my M3 for the past year. Lots of spirited driving, 2 autocross schools, one where it was dual driven (about 100 runs just that day.) 6 autoX events where I won class 3 times.I did have one event that was very odd. Everyone running these tires that day (about 6 of us) all had the same issue with no grip what so ever. It was sunny and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

Had the KR21s on a year. Bought these on price and the treadwear number. The wife put 42K on our new '08 Santa Fe in the first year and the factory Brigestones were junk (little tread remaining, max noise and no traction) by then. The KR 21s were a world apart! Smooth quiet ride, very good wet & dry traction, suprising winter traction too. Had NO PROBLEM...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

I installed these tires on my 98 Civic hatchback and having put less than 20 miles on them this is just an initial review. Compared to the no-name off brand tires on the vehicle before, these are a night and day difference. Road noise is greatly reduced and the vehicle is noticeably smoother riding over harsh bumps. One thing that does stand out is how much...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta XS

I have run these tires fir two seasons now and i have been pleased with their performance. Confidence inspiring through corners when dry and wet. They will hydroplane over standing water but its predictable and managable. I bought them for autoX but was too cheap to buy commuter tires as well so after two summers of 74miles to work and back each day they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

High 5 corvette owners. I own a 2005 c6 z51 corvette with auto transmission A-4. I changed the gear ratio to 3.42, callowway cold intake, 170 degree theromstat and complete 2007 Z06 exhaust from manifolds to npp mufflers. A dyno tune resulted with the injectors being, 95 percent of with 5 percent remainding for upgrades. At the track with factory Goodyear...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

I've been completely blown away by this tire and I rant and rave to friends about it. I'm using the largest size you can buy @ 275/35/18 and the traction.. oh lord the traction. I'm sure it's partly due to my car as well but compared to my stock tires these things are unbelievable. On an auto-x course you can really push the limits and I felt the tires in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I installed a set of these the day before I moved from Miami to Boston (2 years ago). The drive up was spectacular. A 1400 mile road test through varying terrain, weather and pavement conditions. After living in Boston for a year I moved back down to Miami and Drove part of the way back (opting for the AutoTrain for most of the trip). However, I did drive it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric

Driving a 260whp Volvo, and these things stick, period. On dry pavement its difficult to break these lose unless I brake boost (auto tranny). wet pavement the will spin under acceleration but still a great wet tire, how do I know, I live near Seattle so at least 15,000mi were wet miles. They corner like a dream as well, and have pulled my car (3200lbs) with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

I did a lot of research before buying this tire. It turned out to be an excellent choice. On snow and ice I always have the Auto 4 on no matter the tire so never had a slipping problem. The only time the tire was not up to the task was in deep, hard packed, drifted snow, but few tires are. They had 50,000 miles on them when I replaced them with Firestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Living in South Florida we get our fair share of rain and these are the best wet weather tire I have ever owned. The wet handling characteristics are excellent, my traction control system would kick in on spirited starts with the stock tires now with the Continental Extreme Contact DW's the traction control system has not kick in at all. I've used the tires...  Read More

Buy Continental Tires When Looking for a Great All-Season Tire in Light Snow

If you live in an area where all-season tires can handle winter conditions and you don't need strong snow traction tires (dedicated winter / snow tires), take a look the Continental ExtremeContact DWS. Based on our internal tests and customer feedback, owners of performance-oriented coupes and sedans (BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz) love the performance of the...  Read More

Not Enough Space in Your Garage?

After you buy auto tires for the summer and winter driving season, what is the best way to store the extra set that is not in use? Providing a seamless look for tire storage, the Tire Garage keeps tires up to 27" in diameter organized while freeing up extra space in your garage.Keeps tires clean and dry Protects tires from UV degradation Universal fit due to...  Read More