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

I consider myself more of a reviews reader vs writer, yet recently purchasedCinturato P7 A/S Plus made me to write one. This year record setting arctic blasts with loads of snow, subzero temps and today's short warm up which turned roads into slush rivers presented no challenge whatsoever, these Pirelli's EXCEPTIONALLY grippy making you want to push 'em to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge

I have these on my Camaro Z28...simply amazing. But, be ready to be annoyed when it snows...because people won't get out of the way to let you pass! I pass Jeeps and SUV's on a regular basis, on slush-filled highways and snowy roads. I put the car into nasty fishtails, and Easily recover. If you slide, the tires BITE hard, and traction actually gets better....  Read More

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

I've made a few modifications and upgrades to my G8. The best upgrade for the money has been these tires. We have some challenging roads in western PA and eastern OH and the Comp2's are up to them all. It's possible to get stupid with these tires, but they'll let you know before they break loose. They're great in wet weather, and I got caught in snow once...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Upgraded from stock Michelin Latitude tour on our Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 AWD. We've been getting plenty of snow lately in CT and Latitude would not take me up a hill at times without fishtailing and giving up confidence in the drive. Wrangler SilentArmors seemed like a do it all tire - on/off road and quiet all-season tire. And, best of all, they are...  Read More

Looking for Winter Tires? 2014 Ice Rink Test is Posted.

Our annual test on a local indoor hockey rink gives us an early look at how this year's winter tires will perform on one of the most challenging driving surfaces there is: a sheet of ice. This year, as we commonly do, we focused on the Studless Ice & Snow performance category. This class of tires includes the most innovative winter compound technology and is...  Read More

Stationed Overseas and Need Tires?

#thinkingabouttires, but stationed overseas? We can help! Having been stationed overseas myself, USMC, Okinawa, Japan (2005-2008), I understand the challenges when trying to purchase items from the United States. Here at Tire Rack, we can ship tires, wheels, brakes, suspension and other accessories to our service members and Department of Defense contractors...  Read More

Winter 2014/2015: Detailed Updates for E9X M3

If you are looking for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for your M3 this year, take a look at the latest information on what is available this year: Sport Edition A7 wheels are available in both black and silver. It's still the go-to wheel for a practical winter package. They are a direct fit with no spacer. They will even use the original bolts and can...  Read More

moda MD14 Wheels for Your Dodge Challenger

Mustangs are fun, Camaros are hot, but there is something primal about the Dodge Challenger. Recently, I got to work with a Challenger driver who loves his car, but is less than thrilled with his 18" Original Equipment wheels. When we were discussing new choices for his vehicle, it didn't take long to come across the perfect choice - the moda MD14...  Read More

Which Tires Have the Best Winter Traction?

The easy answer to this question is: winter tires! All specialized snow tires have traction on ice and snow that exceeds the best all-season tires. How do you know which winter tire to choose? Typically, the Bridgestone Blizzaks have been class leaders in ice and snow traction. Since their introduction in 1993, we haven't found an all-season tire that can...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 S8

I am driving a Challenger R/T so you should know this is a 4200 lb vehicle. I think the tires had a lot of work to do keeping it all together. I drove the tire for about 23,000 miles then hit the Georgia mountains and even the Atlanta Motor Speedway! The tires seemed to do well but nothing spectacular as far as dry pavement cornering. Although they are very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

In the context of going from studded Nokian Hakapeliita 5 dedicated winter snow tires (the BEST), changing to new Michelin Premier A/S tires has been remarkable...the tires are quiet, both relative to coming from studded tires which were noisy, but even considering how quiet they are on roads scored by studded tires. In terms of ride comfort, the Forester...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I purchased these tires January 2013 and have put roughly 25k miles on them. They have worn quite well, but I did have a belt blow out of one of them at 23k miles for no obvious reason. It was replaced under the road hazard warranty. The other 3 tires have about 1/2 of their usable tread left, which is about right considering they are at 1/2 of their...  Read More

Big Savings on Closeout 265/75R16 Load Range E 10-Ply Rated Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Are you shopping for Load Range E (10-Ply Rated) tires for your 3/4- or 1-ton truck? Take advantage of the amazing deal on 265/75R16 Pirelli Scorpion ATR tires marked down to $140*! These closeout Scorpion ATR tires are more than just a great deal, they're also a very capable tire. They feature a versatile milder all-terrain tread design capable of light...  Read More

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

The Pirelli Cinturato is by far the best tire I have installed on my Mazda3. I had Michelin's prior to this purchase and they were good, but the Pirelli rides smoother and grips the road better in my opinion. I'm finding that all the positive reviews for this tire are true. I was a little nervous... never bought a Pirelli before, but so far it has lived up...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

In general, these are probably good - perhaps great - tires. However, mounting and balancing to get good ride quality has been challenging (my installer has the most current road force balancing equipment, and has spent a lot of time trying to optimize it, and yes, also checking to ensure the wheels themselves aren't bent). Still, there is far more NVH than...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

I spent about six months researching tires, finally chose the Destination LE2's, and they've been a great choice for the price. They're quiet and responsive on dry, wet, and mildly snowy roads. I didn't have to deal with any deep snow last winter but I don't have any reason to believe they'd be a problem. I haven't experienced any significant change in fuel...  Read More

How to Choose the Correct Track Tires

Are you heading to your first driving school or lapping day? Or are you already a track veteran who's looking to go even faster? Whenever you go to the track, having the right set of tires is essential to going fast, being safe and having fun. What type of tires do you need to bring for a track event? Depends on the type of event, the expected conditions and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500

The Goodyear tires my Challenger came with were loud and didn't handle particularly well. These Firestone Wide Oval Indy 500 tires are great performing tires and are reasonably priced. They look good too. I am on my second set of them. After less than a year on the Goodyears the car came with, the first set of Firestones lasted 2 years and the current set is...  Read More

The 2014 Tire Rack One Lap of America is Underway

Springtime at Tire Rack means it's time for the annual One Lap of America challenge. Inspired by the legendary Cannonball Run, this year marks the 31st running of the event. The 2014 schedule consists of 3,200 miles of driving and 19 timed events over the course of eight days. Besides the page on our site that features details about this year's incarnation...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

I decided to buy winter tires just before the first forecast snow storm in my area. I live in upstate NY. The in-stock selection was low, the service manager suggested I try the Winter Maxx. I've never previously owned a set of Dunlop's, but with the only alternative available to me being the house brand I told the manager I'd take the Dunlops. I have not...  Read More