Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

Being from NJ, I drove down the Garden State Pkwy during a torrential rain storm and not once I felt unsecured driving on these tires, I could not believe it would not give me any sign of hydroplaning any speed I pushed on (55m/h+) while ALL the cars on front of me had their flashing light on, I was cruising along with no problem at all, the grip was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I purchased a set of Driveguards from my local Cadillac dealership and they installed them with a road force balance. The car originally had Bridgestone Potenza Run Flats. My car now finally rides like a Cadillac because of these driveguards. They are absolutely better than the Potenzas in every way except for cornering. Don't get me wrong my car still...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Cinturato

I purchased these tires with steel rims for my recently purchased Fiesta ST. Due to purchasing the car in late November, I knew I had limited time with the Summer only tires from the factory. I saw these and thought I would give them a try. My impressions as of late are that these are great winter tires, even for the winter driving enthusiast. On the dry...  Read More

Aftermarket Parts That Increase Your Car's Performance

Are you the kind of driver who likes driving your vehicle a little harder than most other people? Perhaps you're a weekend warrior auto cross racer, or a member of your local SCCA chapter. Or, you could just be a driver who wants some extra performance out of your car for no practical reason other than it makes your commute more fun. Regardless of your...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I have put two sets of these Michelin's on our car and I am about to put on a third. I got 80,000 miles out of the first set, 70,000 out of the second and only replaced because I will be potentially be driving them in snow. My only criticism of the tires is that I have not found the traction to be great in snow and mud the few times I have my Pilot in those...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I now know how the other half live! What an incredible difference. I bought these to replace the OEM equipped Goodyear Eagles, which were acceptable in most driving conditions, but brutal in winter. I started to wonder if it was the car. Nope, definitely the tires! It is not surprising to roll off the driveway and onto a snow covered road in our development...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature HP

These Dunlops are excellent, after reading a few reviews, I was a bit hesitant in getting them, but an incident on the highway quickly changed my mind. I'm glad I went with my gut and got these. They are way quieter than the OEM Michellins that came with the car. With an AWD vehicle like the MDX these tires take to cornering real well, I'm no longer fighting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I love these tires! I replaced the completely adequate Michelin Primacy mxm4 tires which I put nearly 60000 miles on with these Premier AS tires last fall. I plan on using my 06 AWD Magnum RT as primarily a winter car since recently purchasing a 15 Challenger RT. I believe that the improved wet and snow traction is well worth the premium price point. They...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S

Hi to all. these tires came with my suzuki kizashi awd and folks i drive in kansas city mo under snow and ice and i could not have ask for a better tire, in short these are all season all around excellent tires, now if you drive a car with low profile tire these tire are a bit noisy mines are low profile and noisy, if you drive a front wheel drive in ice and...  Read More

Tire Size 265 70R17 Versus 285 70R17: Can I Use a Larger Size?

Before asking the question, "Can I use a larger tire size?", you should first ask yourself "Should I use a larger tire size?" Why is this important? While going to a larger size may give you that "big tire" look, changing your vehicle's tire size affects more than just cosmetics. Altering your vehicle's tire size can affect speedometer and odometer...  Read More

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

I had Cooper touring tires and I wanted more out of my life. My car also wanted more. I decided to get these tires and honestly they're the best tires ive ever driven. They grip good in the dry and pretty good in the wet. This isn't a soccer mom tire. Honestly after putting them on my Nissan Altima 2001 SE Sedan 2.4L 4cyl, my car feels like it's much faster.I...  Read More

New Max Performance Summer Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S and Continental ExtremeContact Sport

Don't blame me if your area gets blasted with cold and snow tomorrow, but many meteorologists are predicting an early spring. Are you ready for spring and wondering what's new in the Max Performance Summer category? Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Continental ExtremeContact Sport If you've got a fun and sporty car, it most likely came equipped with Max Performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Bought these tires with a Tire Rack wheel package. The stock WRX tires are absolutely pitiful from a trace of snow upward. So, like Murphy's Law, as soon as I got the tires mounted--the snow stopped. It was regularly snowing prior to Xmas but soon therafter it simply died out. BUT, we did have a 10 snowfall and decided to try out the traction on these....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

This is my second set of these tires on 2 different cars. The first was an AWD Volvo wagon and they were fantastic in all weather. This is my second set this time on a nearly new Mazda 6. The Mazda 6 comes with hard riding noisy Dunlop tires. At 18000 miles I hit some road debris and damaged 2 beyond repair. I insist on 4 matching tires so my choices were to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

How could I possibly lose with a speed-rated all-season tire? Not. Looking for a less expensive replacement for BFG touring tires, I found these at Tire Rack. Reviews were good and price was perfect. I went for it. Tires look great with a nice sidewall profile and design. Asymmetrical tread design looks advanced but does it work? You betcha it does.They tend...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo Touring LS H

I think these tires are a good value. They ride no different or make more or less noise then the originals set. I have drove my car in light snow, heavy rain and had no problems and one time my driveway had a 1/2 inch of ice on it and had no problems just put it in drive and go but my drive is mostly flat also. I will defiantly use tire rack from now on I...  Read More

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

The tires are good for all seasons. Traction is good, not great. The OEM summer tires (Goodyear Eagle F1s) on my car had superior traction -- especially while cornering. You need to lower your speed 5-10 mph in corners with these tires. The ride is slightly less stiff than the Eagle F1s (which are rather stiff tires). Over the F1s I noticed a slightly less...  Read More

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

Overall, I'm quite happy with this tire. It was a huge improvement in wet and winter conditions over my stock tires that came on my Golf. I bought them right before going on a road trip to Rochester, NY, where I experienced blizzard conditions nearly every single day I was there. I was amazed at how well they performed in the snow! They got pretty good...  Read More

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

I purchased a set of these for my eleven year old Audi. Over the years I've run a variety of tires from max performance summer to all season ultra high performance, and comfort was usually last on my list. As I've matured with the car, comfort has been a higher priority than flat out performance. When refreshing the car recently I chose these tires matted to...  Read More

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

Given the reviews here, I was expecting a major improvement on the stock Dunlop tires for my Mazda. I wasn't disappointed. These should definitely be broken in before you consider doing a lot of hard driving. The tread blocks are pretty deep, so it will feel a little squirmy for a while.These BFGs have very strong dry grip. Sometimes there's a little initial...  Read More