Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZPReviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2008 BMW 328xi Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Denver, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2013

Just got these on my 2008 328xi to replace the stock Continentals. Honestly wish I would have done this sooner. The Conti's are very hard and rough in comparison. Since the car has sport suspension I know I'll still feel every bump in the road, but at least now on the big potholes jar your teeth lose. And as anyone in Denver will attest there are plenty of potholes to test this out on. The ride is also a lot quieter now as well. I'll update again once I get more miles on it, but for now they seem great. Hats off to Southeast Auto for the great install job!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.82
 
 

2000 Chrysler Cirrus
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Miles driven on tires: 55,000
Location: Solon, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 55,000 Miles on Tires
December 26, 2012

By far the Best set of tires I have owned. Both sets of four tires have excellent wear, great handling on dry, wet and snowy roads. I feel completely safe driving in any weather conditions with these tires on my autos

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Latitude TourReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.36

2012 GMC Terrain
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Miles driven on tires: 13,000
Location: Janesville, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 13,000 Miles on Tires
December 27, 2012

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 about this tire thus far: Interstate speed in heavy rain - Rated a 7. Dry Conditions - Rated a 7. Recent 4" snow - Rated a 6. Noise - Rated a 7. Ice Traction - Rated a 3. Everybody knows this is an ALL Season Rated Tire. You want snow traction, buy a set of Blizzak's. In Snow conditions, I suggest 38-40 PSI in the fronts for FWD to get more bite and possibly better wear.

My Mustang, w Auto, has 4 winter Blizzak's and keep 38-40 psi on all 4 with 120 lbs in the trunk, for 6 years. I blow by everybody with such stability.

I plan to report again when I have 30,000 on these OEM Latitudes.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli P Zero Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.75
 
 

2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT
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Miles driven on tires: 39,750
Location: Florence, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 39,750 Miles on Tires
January 13, 2013

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 like to tell you about my Wonderfully easy experience with buying tires from Tirerack.com and having them installed at my local SEARS Auto Center in Burlington New Jersey. Ordered on Thursday night,they got to SEARS Monday morning, I stopped by, they had me bring the car right in. One hour later, BAM, new tires, installed for $14 each. EASY!! That's what I say about Tirerack.com and SEARS!!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3

Monday, January 14, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus R-S3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

1987 BMW M3
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Miles driven on tires: 18,000
Location: Napa, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 18,000 Miles on Tires
January 11, 2013

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 about 70 degrees yet it was like driving on ice. Myself, both drivers in a 240Z, a couple people in EVOs and I think someone in an STi all had the same issue that day finishing well down in our respective classes.

In the rain when the tires were new I couldn't break the back end of the car loose no matter what I did. It wasn't till I was autocrossing in the rain after the tires had 14K miles on them that I managed to spin the car for the first time.

Overall I'm very impressed by these tires and will buy another set.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Solus KR21Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
July 08, 2010

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 handling the big snow storm in Dec '09 that hit the Interstate(s) 64, 81, 66 area in Virginia & West Virginia. Seemed like everyone pulled off the road... we kept going right through it and even crossed WV on US 50. It looked like we were the only 2wd I saw moving all day. But I don't credit just the tires; some was my experience and some credit goes to Hyundai.

At 30k on the KR21s started to get a little vibration above 70mph. Rebalanced on the next rotation and NO MORE vibration! 35K Right now and the KR21s are measuring 50% tread from when my UPS guy dropped them at my door. I [faithfully] rotate every 5k and measure tread deapth across all tread grooves in two (2) places on every tire. I use those masurement results to adjust the air pressure as needed to ensure even wear across the tire. I don't go to tire shops--I mounted them, balanced them and do all my own work since the nearby military base has a fully equipped auto hobby shop that I can use.

I've (wife and I) have worn out lots of tires (all brands) over the last 30+ years and these KR21s are now starting to look better than any we've ever owned. The paperwork that came with them said they were rated at 85K for mileage. I doubt we get that because I don't run tires down to 2/32nds (the wear bars.) I start shopping 'bout 5/32s and buy around 4/32s. I'll get 60K and be a very happy camper!

It's a shame an American company can't produce someting like this--at this price point. Unless they pull a rabbit out of their hat(s)... I'll likely hit-up TR for another set of KR21s next summer... or sooner if the wife doesn't let-up on the mileage.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25
 
 

2005 Mazda Miata Mazdaspeed
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Springdale, AR
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
September 25, 2012

Swapped out BGF's Gforce sports for these. Potenza's MUCH smoother ride. Handles very well. My weekend at the Miatas at the Gap saw some 'spirited' drives on the Gap andsome other roads. No traction issues anywhere. At the auto-X last month, it rained. good lap times in the wet and no cones clipped or excessive slippage & no hydroplaning.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/LReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27

1998 Oldsmobile Bravada
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Miles driven on tires: 14,500
Location: Severn, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 14,500 Miles on Tires
October 03, 2012

Purchased this tire in 2004 and still would have had enough tread on them to make it though another winter had I now had an suspension problem that made the fronts wear quicker than they should have. (Changed auto service shop due to old one closing, and the new one wasn't very good at noting such things. :~( )

Wanted to find. something comparable to replace these with when I get my suspension fixed, but these are no longer available. Only hope the next set of whatever will be half as good as these were.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Optimo H727 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.8
 
 

1998 Honda Civic DX Hatchback
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Miles driven on tires: 15
Location: Miami, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15 Miles on Tires
October 19, 2012

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 the sidewall "squirms" under turning and lane changes. It is very noticeable once you turn the wheel and feel the weight of the vehicle transition.

I do not plan to do any sort of spirited driving or track day/auto crossing so this is not a huge disappointment for me. If you're looking for fast a responsive budget performance tire, this is DEFINITELY not the one to buy.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Monday, November 5, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/TReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38

2007 Honda Pilot EX AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 27,000
Location: Manlapan, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 27,000 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2012

I purchased these from TR in Dec-2011, replacing the factory tires. These tires now have as much miles on them as the original factory tires that gave out at 27k. I think they are good for another 20k. The only con that I can think of for these tires is lower MPG, a worthwhile trade off for a much better grip on the road. I have also not seen these type of AT tires on any other Honda Pilot. I have now noticed that these tires are bumpy when cold, especially when you the SUV has been sitting for a few days. They do warm up fast, but I would hate to have it parked at the airport for a few days in Jan and have to drive back home on the hwy at 2 AM. They have been smooth and quite till recently but are getting a little noisy and bumpy even even on a relatively smooth road. The first winter I had these tires we had a lot of snow and they performed exceptional on snow and ice. The auto 4WD hardly ever came on in deep snow or uphill, or at least not as much as it did with the factory tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2

Monday, November 5, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle LS-2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.56

2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Cambridge, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
November 03, 2012

These tires have excellent dry traction and good wet traction as well. I feel very confident under hard braking from high speeds with these on my truck. Great grip with these, I drive my Suburban like a race car and these handle the abuse and ask for more. I usually hate Goodyear tires but these came factory and are excellent tires. I will replace with same tire when the time comes. These tires are not designed for off-road use nor are they designed for use in snow or ice though they do just fine on this vehicle in snow as long as auto 4wd is used. I don't expect any tire to work miracles in the snow for a beast this size and weight though. If you have problems in snow with these, slow down, you're driving to fast!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, October 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.6
 
 

2010 Dodge Challenger
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Miles driven on tires: 20
Location: St. Louis, MO
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 20 Miles on Tires
October 09, 2012

my car came with 245/45/20 goodyears with about 13,000 on the clock. had been driven--most likely--by auto exec's wife who wasn't too careful about hitting curbs, etc., so they had leakage problems and several applications of "flat fixer." i wanted something wider that wouldn't break the bank, and these really fit the bill. must say i was extremely pleased with Tire Rack's service: tires arrived via ups the day after my order, and when i ordered, a rep called to be sure the size would fit, since they were non-standard.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.00
 
 

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe with 5 Lug Wheels
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
September 22, 2012

For what its worth some thoughts on my 4th set of tires for the Cobalt SS/tc the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All Seasons:

Cornering wet or dry it infinitely better than the Continental Extreme Contact DWS

Similar dry launching compared the immediately outgoing ContiSportContact2 when they were new and slightly better than the Eagle GT memory in this cold of conditions

Much nicer, smoother break of traction taking off wet, shorter loss with similar throttle input vs any of the aforementioned and very sweet resync with the road. Understersteers less with more throttle input or fast through a corner wet or dry very smooth, predictable, and responsive action.

Measured by car accelerometer and on the phone's it's holding similar lateral g level wet and dry through very commonly driven corners for me to the CSC dry and superior to everything else wet.

Very relaxed feel in comparison to the Eagle GT and CSC2 at low speed, similar to the ExtremeCOntactDWS but with much better precision at low speed, at higher speeds (60+ and only took it to 90 twice today) this tire retains the granularity of steering input control of the CSC2 at every point of its life (one of many reasons why I love it and recommend it to anyone not regularly autoXing or "tracking" it) with the relaxed personality of the DWS. The Eagle GT falls somewhere in the middle in this regard

does not bump steer nearly as bad as the conti's and superior to the Eagle GT. Best tires I have had yet on this car in that sense.

That sums up what I gathered in 50 miles. Haven't even worn off the mold break compound.... I think I am gonna love the next 45K all season miles

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.88

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
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Miles driven on tires: 11,000
Location: SOUTH HAVEN, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 11,000 Miles on Tires
September 11, 2012

Absolutely stunningly good tire. I have these on two cars and they are excellent, much quieter than competitive tires, exceptional grip in dry and wet. In the auto cross they are progressive and stable, turning in lap times that are ahead of all other street tires. These tires are as good as they come, they are wearing beautifully, on both my STi and S4 they are ideal tires for summer. Cornering speeds on these tires are higher than any other street tire I've used.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2

Friday, September 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.8

2009 Honda Civic Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Providence, RI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
September 06, 2012

I purchased this set of tires for track/autoX use on my Civic SI, I was attempting to find a well priced tire with a higher tread wear rating but good grip, something that I could get a full season maybe two out of. My first use of these was a 2 day event at Watkins Glen. The day consisted of 4x40min sessions which is longer than the usually HPDE session, and for the amount of abuse I put through these they held up very well, by the end of the day the only issue was a combination of my lack of camber up front as well as soft sidewall caused the tire to roll over farther than it should have an I got some pretty serious chunking along the outer edge of the tread. A camber kit and slightly higher pressures should fix this.

The grip level for these tires is pretty impressive, I have driven on PS2's and Star Specs and I'd say the grip level is just slightly below the star specs, the tires never really felt greasy during my 40min sessions so for the price I really do like them, I wish the sidewall was a bit stiffer, it was softened due to noise complaints I believe.

As far as comfort, ride and noise go, they ride fairly well for a performance tire, they are noisy so if you're looking for a DD tire this is probably not right for you its meant to perform. They are pretty comfortable on the road I drove 6 hours on my way back from Watkins Glen on these and really couldn't complain, I am on stock suspension but will update this soon now that I have HFP suspension on the Honda.

Over all for the budget HPDE / Track / AutoX driver I can highly recommend these as they are both budget friendly as well as a pretty impressive performer.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 S
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Miles driven on tires: 8,000
Location: ONEIDA, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 8,000 Miles on Tires
August 15, 2012

Porsche 993's are notorious for rear tire wear. I have a conservative street alignment, and got 11K miles out of my first set of Hankooks on the rear. These tires replaced a set of Michelin Pilot Sports. A full set of four Hankooks, cost as much as a pair of rear Michelins. For street use, and the occasional auto-x, Hankooks are the best IMHO.

Great wet and dry weather performance, very low road noise, and the car rides smooth. Ride quality is certainly a very subjective thing naturally, afterall...my 993 is lowered, and has adjustable sways and a strut brace. That being said, it rides better than my wife's 2012 Mini Countryman S ALL4..thos e---- runflats you know.

Highly reccomend these tires, great value, long wear, and very predictable road characteristics.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.38

2006 Infiniti G35 Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Tacoma, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
July 10, 2012

While most of the miles are driving to and from the track and on the track they have been great. Best tire for dry conditions without going to an R compound. Wet traction could be better. This is my second set, I run a 275/305 staggered set up and got 15000 out of the first set that included 5 track days and 32 auto-x events and some other Sunday drive. This car is not my daily driver.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Parada Spec-X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.43
 
 

2010 Lexus RX 450h
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Houston, TX
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
July 10, 2012

My auto came with Bridgestone's. They were terrible, bounced and made lots of noise. I was not happy with them. They wore down like a pencil eraser. I love my yoko's!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE-11Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2004 Nissan 350Z Touring 6-Speed
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Dallas, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
February 14, 2011

I use this tire on the front for drift events! Has been an amazing improvement for directional stability and pointing the car where you want it! The stiff sidewall and very good grip really really helps! The tread doesnt chunk or peal and the wear is smooth and consistent. I have used these tires on four full day drift events and really think i can use them at least a few more events still!!!



great tire for street for sure, great tire for autoX as well......

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta XS

Monday, July 16, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta XS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.62
 
 

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 5-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Manchester, NH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
July 06, 2012

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 have worn down and make alot of noise. This wasn't unexpected with 180 tread wear but its not a bad idea to run two sets if you have a long commute.