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

Let me start by stating that I have not autocrossed or tracked my car. I use my car purely for spirited canyon driving, but that was not an option to select.My first set was in oem ap2 sizing (215/245) on oem wheels. My previous two sets of tires were re-11a, and every tire before that was the oem re-050. I now have ~110k miles of driving on the car, with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone FR740

This tire was oem 215/45/17 on my new Corolla. I just performed the 5k rotation myself and wish to post my observations. I got this car to supplement a 2004 Corolla with 70 series tires as my comparison. The biggest change I noticed was ride quality . The 45 series is excellent and has no road noise that bothers me. The car is quiet at freeway speeds to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Very happy with these tires. They replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE 70's. The Bridgestones were very noisy, hard riding and wore out in under 20k miles of average driving.Within days of buying the DWS-06's, we drove from Connecticut to Florida and I was very happy I made the change before we left. I went from a car that sounded like it had a bad wheel bearing...  Read More

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

With 13k on the tires, they're about halfway to the wear bars. Wear is even side to side. Much better wear than some other report. Rears wearing a bit quicker than the fronts, as to be expected on a slot car twitching tail suspension like a well prepared Z3 suspension behaves like.Z3 has -2.5 camber front, Front toe 0.16 total toe. ~8 degree caster. -2.8...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Initial review. I struggled when picking tires for this vehicle. 2007 Grand Prix GXP. The car has a very tight suspension and is a real performer for a 4 door full size sedan. I was looking for the perfect balance between ride comfort, something quiet, but yet would maintain the sporty attitude of the car. I think this tire does the trick. Road noise was cut...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Replaced OEM Dunlop at 25K miles with Ecopia due to bad ride comfort and noise level.Switched to H-rated Ecopia and immediately noticed better and softer ride on bumpy road. Road noise has been significantly reduced as I can listen to radio with volume level 2 even at 70 MPH on highway. I dislike Lexus stiff suspension on RX since I bought the car new. The...  Read More

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

I purchased these tires to run on the front of an H-Street class Honda Civic Si. They were used in a final local event (wet) and the state championship (NCAC) in November which I won and was the highest PAXed FWD car. After two events this year they are already corded about 60 runs total. Wear is horrible on this camber limited car, which does have Honda...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I just replaced the original Continental CV95 with these Platinums and the are possibly the best tires I've ever purchased. Important to my driving habits are Road Feel, Cornering, Braking, Acceleration & Wet Traction. Also Treadwear, Durability against NYC potholes and Value are vital. Said and done, this tire exceeds my expectations!This past Summer I had...  Read More

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

I bought my first set of these for my Malone Stage 2.0 tuned Jetta TDI Sportwagen because the price and reviews made it a little more favorable than the Pilot Super Sport. I was very impressed with how much grip these tires have as the TDI is putting out 333tq to the front wheels. This means hook-up is very challenging.I needed new tires for my 911 and I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I changed out the worn out Bridgestone 070Runflats on my GT-R. It's like a different car. Handles better, quieter more comfortable, and supposedly have better tread life. If you set the suspension to Comfort, you hardly have any perception of rough road. My salesman at Tire Rack said the GT-R's with Michelins out handled the stock tires on the One Lap of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

After installing these tires in combination with all new suspension and braking systems, I have not lost traction except under extreme braking situations. Due to my car's weight distribution and lack of ABS, it has always been able to lock the front wheels if you slam on the brakes. If given a short amount of extra time for the weight to transfer to the...  Read More

Affordable Aftermarket Wheels

Whether you're looking to improve performance, update the look of your vehicle, or both, there's no better way to start than to install a set of new wheels. For the everyday commuter, they enhance the overall aesthetics of the car. For the weekend track warrior, the correct wheel may help shave those important milliseconds off your lap times. Choosing the...  Read More

The Revolutionary Bridgestone DriveGuard

 If there is one single thing about tires that seems to unite consumers almost unanimously, is people's dislike of the ride quality of run-flat tires. Surely, the technology has its advantages, like the ability to drive the vehicle to safety up to 50 miles at 55 mph. In addition, some vehicles don't come from factory with a spare tire, which makes a run-flat...  Read More

Making the New 2015 Ice Silver Metallic Subaru BRZ Premium Better

I liked my 2013 Honda Civic Si because it was a fun, quick and capable car with a moonroof. While the Civic Si was nice, it simply did not stir my soul the way my old BRZ did. So I said goodbye to my Civic Si and picked up a 2015 ice silver metallic Subaru BRZ Premium. The changes Subaru made to the BRZ in 2015 are outstanding. A shark fin antenna gives the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I confesses that I seldom write reviews, though I benefit from them, but these tires are so good, I have to do this. If you have read all the other reviews, as I did, you know there is general agreement on certain qualities, but a few complaints. The key fact in this is SOFT SIDEWALLS, which in turn affects all other properties. I plan to briefly confirm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

Great tire! so far wear is great for mainly track miles. With these tires you can drop your track times and drive too and from the track. Very responsive and stable, no tire howl, but does give a low growl that you can hear and feel, even in a noisy car like my Boss 302. Wear is pretty even though neg camber is a must for track. Speeds in mid corner are 8 to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I had to write a review because I read another review that said the tire's sidewall is not still. Sorry, it is. Yes, these are on a legacy 3.6R, but I've had EVO VIII and G35 coupe. I've had Advan's, Michelin Pilot Super Sport, and I've had Bridgestone RE050A.These tires are as stiff as the Bridgestones, they have a wide tread (more square than most), and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Last winter I was using Bridgestone Insignia 200 all-season tires. They were OK with 150# ballast in the trunk but ice was still very difficult to manage.I decided to try the Blazzak this season since the all-seasons were about half worn down. On snow pack roads these tires feel as if I am on a dirt road in summer! On ice, well that's ice but you do have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

These replaced Pilot Sports (not even PS2) and they are absolutely a world apart. These tires clearly match the car's capabilities. In all ways they are better than the previous Pilot Sports: traction (unreal), responsiveness, straight line (very little tramlining), feedback, traction (worth mentioning twice). They are a little quieter and softer feeling...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

I was apprenhensive about these tires when shopping. They have good reviews, but I had doubts. I had less than three years and 30,000 miles on a set of Michelin Latitude Tour HPs, and they were like driving on stones. I thought I had suspension problems, and I had recently refreshed all of the suspension parts. With 86,000 miles on this XC70, these...  Read More