Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

I had a set of Kumhos on my 98 Outback before i got these Hankooks. best tire i have ever used. very good traction even in gravel. packed snow and ice traction is fairly good, if you do not drive too fast and drive easy in the snow and ice you should be good. noise level is pretty good, much quieter that the Kumhos. i do not drive easy and after about 25k...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (W-Speed Rated)

Recently installed a set of Goodyear Eagle A/S on my 2009 Pontiac G8 GT and love them. The previous tires were Michelin Pilot Super Sports, they had good traction on dry, warm, smooth pavement, but rode rough, noisy and had a nasty habit of following every groove and rut in the pavement. Scary as -------- in the wet. Only got 20,000 miles out of them before...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H724

DISCLAIMER: First off, I am not affiliated with TireRack or Hankook Tire Co. I have been a customer of TireRack for over a decade and I've never had 1 single problems. For Hankook tire set, this is my first time experience and I am not writing this review to endorse them either. I am simply giving you my perspective, specifically, the use of Hankook Optimo...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP

This car has the sport suspension upgrade. I love summer tires on a BMW. This is not a sports car, but I love driving it; the steering response is incredible. N/A on the snow performance, as I have snow tires on it three months out of the year. Keep in mind my 7 rating on ride comfort is compared to other run flats and the snow tires. The excellent noise...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Put these inexpensive tires on my 1986 Ferrari because I wore out the Pirrelis in about 7,000 miles. The tires are a delight. It took me awhile to get used to the superb ride but got used to it.Tracking, as you might expect from the tread pattern with three center ribs is about as good as you can get. Corner tracking is also exellent. The tires are not quite...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I bought a set for my 2012 Malibu along with H&R lowering springs and KYB shocks. I love these tires with my suspension set up. I drive my car hard and the S-Drives keep my big car planted when I'm cornering hard (100+kms) Great wet and dry traction. Will definitely be hitting tire rack up again for another set!   Read More

Lower Your Car and Keep a Great Ride with Eibach Lowering Springs

Now that fair weather is just around the corner, many drivers are starting to focus on the performance and handling capability of their sporty cars. After upgrading tires, a vehicle's suspension is the next area of improvement that yields great results for the money. For most, a set of lowering springs from Eibach may be the answer.  Benefits of lowering...  Read More

How to Prepare for Your First Track Session in Four Simple Steps

Today is a great day to be an automotive enthusiast. Perhaps more than ever before, road courses across the country are opening their gates to any and all drivers looking to experience the thrill of driving on a track. Combine this level of access with the increased performance of today's vehicles and it's possible to have more fun than ever before for less...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

30,000 miles on these tires and they are fantastic. They grip well for an all season tire and are very comfortable and have have no excessive road noise. Ive driven these in heavy and light snow and they did great. I ran a set on the front for 2 years and around 25,000 miles without rotating them. I am happy to say that they did not wear unevenly and are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Best set of tires i have owned in several years. I replaced a set of Michelin Primacy and what a difference. I have not had them in the snow yet but wet and dry conditions, the tires performed better than any Michelin, Yokohama, Sumitomo or Kumho tire. Not sure about the in-tread designators - we will see. I wonder what makes a set of tires better for one...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I live in Los Angeles, CA. I mostly drive my car on LA's finest highways (*sarcasm*: Just imagine the terrible road conditions of the highways on the I-5, I-10, 60W, 60E, etc). Occasionally, I do drive on the streets with very frequent stop-and-go traffic.The weather here is mostly and on the off chance that there is rain, it's never higher than 4 inches at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Absolutely the BEST street tire made today! My S4 is set up with full coil-over suspension, swaybars and endlinks, Stoptech big brake kit and very light weight BC Forged 19 wheels, so it is set up for very aggressive driving and these tires handle everything I throw at them...with ease! If you have an aggressive street car (high horsepower and aftermarket...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I would recommend the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S to a friend. I have now tried the Pirelli PZero, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S and the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S on my 2014 Audi A6 with Sport suspension and 20 wheels. Here are the results:Pirelli Pzero: Loud low pitched and high pitched whine at all speeds. Noise gets louder as speed increases. LOUD over 60...  Read More

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

This is just an excellent tire. With these tires on my car, it really feels like the car is just glued to the road. 9 times out of 10 I just don't have to brake for turns in the city, which is an incredibly empowering feeling to get in your car. Knowing that I have the traction to pull off just about any maneuver while driving lends confidence, and therefore...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

Bought these to replace aging and worn set of Continental DWS's that whose life was cut short due to bad alignment and worn suspension. These Pirelli's have a stiffer sidewall and therefore transmit more of the small bumps in the ride, but it pays off with steering feel. I think the tread pattern also is advantageous as it is more traditional, but appears it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Stock tire on my '13 Golf TDI. Can't comment on fuel efficiency since I haven't had any other tires on this car to compare to, but I generally get better than average fuel mileage even with my lead foot. I lose a little bit of traction on wet roads if there's a moderate size puddle, but good otherwise. Tires have just got to the point of needing to be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Within 2000 miles tires began to cup. I had EVERYTHING examined to find the cause and everything was up to spec and it was determined that the tire design was the culprit. I have never had this happen on any other tire and frankly in any car I've ever owned. I thought I had an out of phase drive shaft it was so bad. Loud and you can feel it in the steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Tires are as good as I hoped they would be when installing them 6 months ago. They are super grippy and responsive for an all season tire, but the tread seems to be holding up well and they are SOOO quiet and comfortable, which is great for cars with a stiffer suspension. I try not to drive this car when there is a chance of snow so I cannot comment on snowy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I replaced a set of Kelly Navigator Gold (S rated touring tires) with the LX Platinums and was seeking several improvments:1) The suspension has always been stock, but even replacing the struts all round didn't eliminate the poor rebound control of the car through even minor bumps. Increasing pressure in the old ties was also ineffective in reducing bounce...  Read More

What You Need to Know About Low Profile Tires

"I have 245/45R17 low profile tires on my car, and I want to make sure these new tires I'm looking at are low profile, too. Also, can I replace low profile tires with 'regular' tires?" These two questions are asked often by customers we deal with when discussing tire options. If the tires you're looking at purchasing are the same size, in this example it...  Read More