Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Far exceeded expectations, especially in snow. After buying a CPO Q5 3.2 late in the winter and experiencing the oem Dunlops, I needed to decide on some a/s tires, and many of the usual go-to tires were sold out.I knew the Conti-General product line is excellent, based on my experience with a few models, so I took a chance on these RT tires. I hoped that 700...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup ZP

My car is actually a 427 convertible, but the 'list' doesn't provide that as an option. Think of it as a steel-framed Z06 convertible, or a Grand Sport with the Z06 driveline, take your pick.I bought these exclusively for autocross. For some reason the 427s came with the ZR1 tire size (285/30-19 front, 335/25-20 rear), which I think is rather insane for a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Bought these tires based on other customers reviews. As of yet these tires have far exceeded the OEM Bridgestone dueler h/t that we're on this vehicle. The ride comfort and decreased noise were noticed on first test drive. I haven't tried these in snow yet so when I do that review will follow. These tires have been great and for the price and rebate a deal....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

I read plenty reviews on this tire and decided to give it a shot. The stock tires for my car were aweful during the winter and so far these tires have been fantastic. They are extremely quiet on the highway and handle very well in the snow. I only have 2000 miles on them so far but they are great. I did a ton of research regarding buying tires and I am...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

Had the previous generation Verde (not Plus) on my previous Mercedes MLs. Moved up a size to the GL, and immediately after purchase took off the factory run-flat tires, replacing them with the Verde Plus. Extremely happy with them. I don't cut corners - the size is a touch too large (285 vs. 275) for the vehicle but that's part of what needs to be done. Ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

This tire had a noticeably softer ride upon installation. Lower noise was also noted. I waited to write his review because I was worried the trade-off would be treadwear or handling. Now I can say that treadwear seems to be fine and handling is very responsive. Traction on dry surface is very good and on wet surfaces better than my previous tires and meets...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Love these tires. I originally wanted to buy Michelins because of the tread ware. My wife pointed out that in five years we'd be past any warranty. She's right. We will put on less than 50K in five years anyway. Otherwise I'd say buy the long wearing tires and save money on R&R costs.I drove to Lake Tahoe from LA on these tires. Up 395 so mostly highway...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I did a lot of research before purchasing these tires. I previously had Blizzaks on my old truck but went with these as I could buy the rims and tires for the price of the Blizzaks. I prefer them, and I never thought I would.I love these tires! It usually only snows a few times a year but when it does we need to be able to get around as they don't plough the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Bought these right before a snow storm in Pittsburgh, PA they were great. I bought these instead of the Dura tracs! And saved 65.00 a tire and besides looking great made a great choice on a street and snow tire. A Great Buy.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I am a longtime Blizzak owner. The first set I owned was in 1998 for my Mazda Protege. It's amazing how Bridgestone continues to improve what I regard as the best winter season tire available. I've used DM1V's on my trucks and WS on my cars and crossovers for nearly two decades. They generally last 3 seasons before the multicell compound is broken down and...  Read More

Is the General AltiMAX Arctic the Best Studdable Winter / Snow Tire?

With recent snow falls still making news, many of us our reminded that we still have many weeks (and months in some areas) of winter driving left this season. To see if February is still a good time to purchase winter tires, take a look at "Is it Too Late to Buy Winter / Snow Tires?"   The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, and Michelin X-Ice Xi3 and Bridgestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I am a tire junkie. I buy all the tires for my company and family. An excellent set of tires is a joy, a safety feature, and a smart investment in my opinion. This is the 4th set of General Altimax Arctic tires that I have purchased. They are an excellent tire, and considering the price, a spectacular tire. I don't like studs, though you can stud these if...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Tires installed in July 2009 and have now reached the end of their useful life here in Toronto, Ontario. I've driven over 60000km on them through all seasons (no winter tire changeover)and they have been GREAT. I have only rotated them once and they still wore very evenly. The only negative I have experienced is slippage when accelerating on wet surfaces and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Excellent snow tire. I drive roughly 100 miles a day for work and school, and this tire performs excellent. I have these on my '14 Accord, I downsized them from 17 to 16 and have them mounted on steelies. With a recent snowfall we just had here these tires performed phenomenally. Almost no intervention from my traction or stability control. They just grip...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

These tires performed well, with most miles spent driving in the city & suburbs of Chicago. Surprisingly good (as you can get without a snow tire) performance in the snow, great wet traction, and excellent tread life. It felt like a good match for the Subaru if you are looking for an all-season, all conditions tire. You will sacrifice some cornering and...  Read More

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

Great buy. These tires are much quieter and smoother (and slightly more expensive) than the Generals they replaced.The test results state these tires could do with an increase in wet traction. I live in officially the rainiest city in Canada, with terrible ruts on the highways and I have hydroplaned all of once. I am impressed with this tire rain or shine. I...  Read More

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

This is a review for both the General Tires and Anzio Wave wheels I purchased together.Chances of me ever walking in to any Tire Service Center and buying tires again are pretty darn slim. Granted, if I were out of town miles away from home and really needed a new tire I guess I would go ahead and get it done. But getting tires and wheels (rims)...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Made a Huge Difference on our Sonic. Tires cut through and grip very well in deep un-plowed snow and handle nicely in light snow and ice conditions. Plan on buying another set for our other vehicle!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

The wet traction is excellent as we put it to the test in driving rain in order to miss a deer that ran in front of us. The tires track very well and seem to require little steering input on good roads. You do tend to feel the impact of section dividers. They are reasonably quiet on good asphalt road but the video test understates the noise on concrete...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I drove on a set of Altimax Arctic in the past four winters. The city we live does not use salt to clear snow, and they do not plow snow in residential areas. It means we have icy intersections, clear main street, packed snowy residential area, and deep snow after a bad weather. Our minivan with Arctic does not have any problems under all these conditions....  Read More