Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I mostly plonk around the local twisties and highway with my 355, but a recent ~90 mile introductory track day at the nearby road course really put these babies front-and-center as incredible performance tires. A two mile ring with 9 total turns, including a sequence of diabolical hairpins, challenged me like I've never been challenged as an amateur sport...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This review is about the DWS 06 but I've also had the earlier DWS on all 3 family cars. I loved the DWS but the DWS 06 does seem to be a worthy upgrade. Live in Massachusetts and drive to the mountains in northern NY (Adirondacks) quite a lot too. Absolutely no problem getting around in wet/dry/mild snow in MA - but I do swap on real snows for the mountains...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

I drive a 96 Sentra 100 miles a day, mostly all highway. Much of this driving is on cruise control at 55-65 mph. This is what I would consider light duty for these tires. I do not challenge these tires much, but I have driven with them in all sorts of weather, including deep show, and they've been flawless. I have never slipped, hydroplaned, skidded, or even...  Read More

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

Driving a hot rod Dodge Challenger with a 5.7L Hemi can go through tires in a hurry!!!haha I went through 2 other types of high performance tires quickly which only lasted around 18,000 miles each set. No I do not punch it, burn rubber or race it. I went through 2 sets just on highway commuting. I purchased Goodyear Eagle Sport A/S 245/45 20 103W. Best...  Read More

The 2016 Tire Rack One Lap of America is in the Books

2016 marked the 33rd running of the Tire Rack Brock Yates One Lap of America. The charitable, extreme challenge, street-legal road rally race for driving enthusiasts is an event of endurance and vehicle preparation. This year’s event covered 2,827 miles over seven days! As is tradition, the race kicked off and ended at our headquarters here in South Bend,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Since my WRX comes with summer only tires I bought these mounted on rims from Tire Rack. I grew up in Wisconsin but when it snows, Tennessee mountain driving is far more challenging than WI. ever was. Put on 1100 miles last winter and 1900 so far this winter on mostly dry roads - tires have been even better this year due to break in last year. I live on top...  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

All-Season Tires for Your Family Vehicle

With record warm temperatures followed by record snowfalls in many parts of the United States, the 2015 - 2016 winter season has been interesting. Such a wide variety of driving conditions can make finding the right tire a challenging task. Fortunately, our data on hundreds of tires and  in-house tire testing helps you narrow down the myriad of choices.   The...  Read More

Looks With Performance to Match

Few names in the tire industry conjure up as many images of high-performance driving like BFGoodrich. With a racing pedigree that reads like the world's coolest resume, there are few companies that understand performance better. With their most recent entry into the Ultra-High Performance All-Season category, the g-Force COMP-2 A/S, BFGoodrich engineers...  Read More

Test Video of the Run-Flat Bridgestone DriveGuard in Sweden

The appeal of run-flat tiresis quite understandable. Getting a flat tire is always inconvenient, but it can be especially distressing in situations with poor weather, when a tire fails on a high traffic highway or in an unsafe area. It's easy to imagine multiple situations where having a tire that can still be driven 50 miles after air pressure loss would be...  Read More

Loving Your New Jeep Renegade? Don't Let a Little Snow Ruin Your Fun!

Love your Jeep Renegade but concerned about how it will do in the snow? No worries, we've got your back with Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages that will keep your Renegade rolling.  Winter / Snow Tire Category Given the Jeep Renegade's emphasis on go-anywhere traction as opposed to go-as-fast-as-you-can on asphalt emphasis, most Renegade drivers would be...  Read More

The New Winter Contender From Continental

This year, Continental brought their "A game" with the new WinterContact SI to challenge the top tires in the Studless Ice & Snow category. The tire features a new directional tread pattern and updated tread compound utilizing their +Silane additives to keep the tread even more pliable when temperatures are below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.  We were surprised to...  Read More

How We Evaluate Tires on the Test Track

If you've ever researched tires online, you've probably come across one of our tests. Have you ever wondered exactly how we do it? What our test course looks like? Here are some of the highlights and a video that show you exactly how a typical test lap goes. A few of the key aspects include:  Identical vehicles Three to four different tires per test Over 800...  Read More

Fun in the Snow: Winter / Snow Tire Options for Your 2015+ Subaru WRX

Speed or practicality? With the Subaru WRX you don't have to choose just one, you get both. However, if you live in the snowbelt, you'll need a set of dedicated winter tires to get your WRX ready to handle winter's toughest conditions. Winter / Snow Tire Category As covered in "Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?", tire engineers are challenged...  Read More

Great Tire Options for Your Dodge Journey

The 225/55R19 equipped Dodge Journey has presented owners with some challenges when it comes time for replacement tires. As mentioned in "Tire Alternatives and Options for Your Dodge Journey", finding a set of new tires can be difficult. However, as of late, a couple manufacturers have stepped up to the plate to fill the void in the original size to provide...  Read More

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

I am writing this review as I'm purchasing my second set of P Neros from Tire Rack. First of all, there should be a category above Spirited for the type of driver I am. To make matters worse for my tires, I live in the Appalachian mountains so curvy roads with inconsistent pavement mean my tires don't last long. The hard cornering & braking that mountain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Never liked Michelins until I bought these tire. Best tires I have ever owned and thats saying a lot. Can't break these tires loose even at insane cornering speeds. Brings out the challenge of the MS3 torque steer. Hang on!!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I haven't had the opportunity to try them out in deep snow yet, but its been cold and slushy...nothing to really challenge the winter handling. I did have the misfortune of a near collision on the highway when a car suddenly tapped the guardrail on the left lane and rebounded into my path. In dry cold conditions I had to brake very hard, swerve right,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I've had these tires about 9 months now. On dry roads, including paved/dirt, handling, grip, and acceleration are excellent. For wet roads handling has been very good, although acceleration w/o slipping is reduced. For snow, tires have not been fully challenged yet; to date in moderate snow control has been good without slipping/loss of control, while...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin XPS Traction

I put 2 of these tires on the rear axle seeing how I only have 2wd. I drive on logging trails out here and these are the first set of tires that have not left me stuck in the clay. First time I have had the confidence to point my tuck in a general direction and drive not matter what was in the way. I also haul more than my truck should and these tires took...  Read More