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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2
 
 

2012 Dodge Charger RT Road&Track
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Miles driven on tires: 650
Location: Alexandria, VA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 650 Miles on Tires
March 23, 2014

I previously owned two sets of 245/45ZR-20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires on this car so my review will be these 245/45R-20 Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. F1 tires are very responsive and grippy on dry surface, but were very noisy, tread life is only lasts 17K miles, and have zero traction on light snow or ice. i was skeptical of P7s when doing search because they are fairly new and didnt have a lot of long-term reviews. Also, ratings seemed too good to be true, price is fairly high and treadlife was rated high. P7s make the car feel little heavy, little less responsive and not as grippy during dry high speed cornering, but P7s still perform incredibly considering they are all season tires. P7s are super quite and super comfortable for tires of this size. I was fortunate enough to test them in all conditions including deep snow, ice and slushy snow. i'm amazed how well these performed in 6 inches of snow, 4 inches of slushy snow, as well as ice. they did not hesitate when starting or stopping in deep snow and had great stopping power on ice. there are not a lot of great options for all season tires in this size, but these are absolutely the best all season tires i've owned on any car with great handling on dry roads. also, i saw some discussions about MPG ratings for these tires and i can confirm they are almost as good as any summer tires. Highway MPGs are virtually the same as my old F1s. Trips from Alexandria VA to Hartford CT only used 3/4 tank of midgrade gas on F1s depsite my HEMI. i just did the same trip on P7s and still only used 3/4 tank of midgrade gas. however, P7s are little less efficient around town. tank of gas lasted me 6 days on F1s, but only 4-5 days on P7s. overall, highly recommend P7 tires especially if you live in NE and have to do deal with deep snow, but dont want to sacrifice dry traction, MPGs or looks. they are super comfortable, handle well in dry and will out-grip your neighbors SUV in snow & ice.will post later about treadlife

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2011 Dodge Charger
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Miles driven on tires: 50
Location: Pasadena, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 50 Miles on Tires
February 26, 2014

just replaced my old good year F1 super car tires with these and let me tell you it is one -------- of a difference. my F1's didnt even last me more than 6 months but i will have to say i am a agressive driver that might of had something to do with it then ontop the treadwear was 220 so what could had i exxpected. i know its early on but just from riding with the new g maxs i am very happy, the ride is very comfy and smooth and it holds turns very well. now i have a 2011 charger RT Road and track and the F1's made allot of noise as soon as i got them but with the g maz's i cant hear a thing witch i was supprised because of the negative reviews ive seen but for all you charger owners dont be turned away the tires are solid and great looking on a 20 inch rim. i was lucky enough to have 2-3 inches of snow the next morning i had the tires put on and they had no problem at all moving along the traction control light didnt come on once and i didnt feel scared like i did in the F1's.its early on to revoiew and i will post as i go on but these tires are a steal and not to mention that TIRERACK had my tires at my garage at 10 in the morning when i orderd them 6 pm the night before i was shocked to how fast it was. i called around and the cheapest price i could get on this tire even at wholesalers was like 220 a tire compare to tireracks prices its a no brainer plus the added benefit i randomly heard from a friend that Merchant tire had a deal with tire rack to lower the mounting and balancing of the tires get this it was 50 bucks compared to the dealership at 120 or sears at 150 you cant beat that anywhere call arpound because i know i did and this whole set was a steal. Big props to tirerack and general you will continue to have my bussiness for sure and i woul;d recommend them to anyone

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2008 Dodge Charger SRT-8
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Miles driven on tires: 66,500
Location: Glenn Dale, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 66,500 Miles on Tires
February 17, 2014

This is my second review on this tire. The reason why I'm doing another review is to give an update and to hopefully help someone who may be in the market for getting new tires. I've currently put over 65,000 miles on these tires and they're still holding up. I have been very impressed with these tires given the fact that I've put a lot of miles on them and that I drive a Charger SRT8 which has a lot of horsepower and torque. I live in Maryland so I have driven through all four seasons (rain, snow, sleet, dry, ice, etc). They have performed extremely well through all four seasons. I've had these set of tires since December of 2010 and I'm just now about to replace them (bought two new ones yesterday). Don't get me wrong the tires I'm replacing are still drivable it's just that I feel its time to have them replaced. Also, they ride smooth (you have to break them in though). At times I cruise and at times I drive hard, but on average I drive on the highway, through the suburbs, and through the city. These tires have been through it all and I can't emphasize it enough just how well they've held up. These tires are worth every penny and I'll continue to keep buying them. These tires are the best I've ever had. If your in the market to buy tires do yourself a favor and buy these tires (at least one time) and see for yourself just how good these tires are. They won't disappoint.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.29
 
 

2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Belcamp, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
December 17, 2013

Right now , I only have the rear tires for my car , they've proven to be an excellent choice. I received them 3 weeks before Maryland had it's first snow. I also have a better understanding on why we're not to mix tires,. You see, I still have the OEM Pirelli's on the front and while driving in the snow I was making a left turn at an estimated 5mph , when I found myself sliding toward a foot high curb.
I was about 2ft from hitting it, before I was able to make corrective action (while praying). While continuing my remaining 15
MIle journey home, I saw several other camaros, chargers and even a Miata that wasn't able to move on on some of the flat surfaces on route 40 east let alone the steep hill in Joppa, md. I also saw a 2013 camaro on a rollback with no notable damage. I just figured he still had the factor OEM's. All in all a good tire (AS-03's). So are the Pirelli's for the summer.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, July 5, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.55
 
 

2009 Dodge Charger
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Miles driven on tires: 29,000
Location: Newport, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 29,000 Miles on Tires
April 16, 2013

Awesome Tires, replaced the OEM Goodyear RSA's worst tires for Charges, worn out at 29000, replaced with DWS, night and day difference, great all around tire, great in the snow and ice in a Michigan winter, car felt glued to the road, I put 30,000 them when I traded the car in and could have easily gotten another 25,000 more from them. If you have a Charger, Challenger, 300, Camaro or Mustang and you live in a four season state you need to consider these tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Monday, April 29, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.57
 
 

2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8
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Miles driven on tires: 1,050
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,050 Miles on Tires
April 18, 2013

Excellent tire! Very much better than the replacement Firestone 500 Police, Kumho's, and particularly, the Goodyear Eagles Z-rated that came on the car. I had a tread separation on one of these at 24,000 miles - inexcusable on a Z rated tire at highway speeds. The Kumho's handled excellently, and probably gave slightly superior dry traction vs. the new Pilots, but were toast in 16M miles, which is ridiculous. Love all aspects of the Pilots to date. Well worth the very premium price.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated
 
 

2011 Dodge Charger
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Miles driven on tires: 22,000
Location: College Park, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 22,000 Miles on Tires
March 31, 2013

bought my car two weeks ago and hit my first pot hole and the tire blew. totally dissatisfied.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2012 Dodge Charger RWD
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Miles driven on tires: 8,000
Location: Calgary, AB
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 8,000 Miles on Tires
March 12, 2013

Great preformance summer tire. Much better than the Stock Goodyear F1 Suupercar tire.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A2

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle RS-A2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2007 Dodge Charger Daytona RT
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
February 25, 2013

I bought my car with some Hankooks on it, they were very nice. But these RS-A 2's are much better. I love taking tight on-ramps at "spirited" speeds, and these tires grip for days. And what a low price for ZR20's! I feel like I can get another 12-20,000 exciting, comfortable miles out of these.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2006 Dodge Charger RT
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Post, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
January 27, 2013

Had these tires for one year. Put a little over 30, 000 miles on them in that time. The ride is (compared to the Goodyear Assurance tires that were previously on the car) very smooth and quiet. Wet traction is 100 times better than the Goodyears. No more sliding around in the rain. The tires are also a vast improvement in the snow and ice. Hands down these tires blow away Goodyear. The only negative I see is the low speed rating for these tires; but you just can't beat the price. Will definitely buy these tires again from Tire Rack.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber UHP

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber UHP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.57
 
 

2006 Dodge Magnum RT Rear Wheel Drive
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
January 10, 2013

These tires ar an excellent choice for any LX/LH Mopar (Charger, Challenger,Magnum,300)and are a remarkable good value for the money. They have nice beefy chunky look and are about the biggest you can fit on the OEM 18x7.5 wheels. Ride is quite good and steering response is above average. There is some tread pattern noise but it is mostly low-pitched and not objectionable. My 3" MBRP exhaust pretty much masks it with Hemi motor music. Wheelspin on hard launches is still an issue (nothing short of race tire compounds would stand up to full bore launches in this tread width) and they squeel pretty loudly when pushed really hard. But traction recovery is very good and predictable. Really an outstanding value and a really good choice for this family of vehicles. I'll be getting some wider rims and some drag radials for occasional strip use; otherwise I'll have the rear pair toasted by 10K. Honestly, as cheap as these tires are treadwear is pretty irrelevant...

 

Hurst Gives Your New Mustang or Camaro That Old School Look with the Shaker

Friday, December 28, 2012 by Doc Horvath

Ever since Detroit restarted the muscle car war with the new Camaro and Mustang, many people have looked to give these vehicles a retro look with classic five-spoke wheels. In an effort to mix old school looks with modern finishes, Hurst has introduced the Shaker in 20" staggered width fitments for both vehicles. The wheel is also a fit for the following applications:

  • Pontiac G8
  • Chrysler 300
  • Dodge Charger
  • Dodge Magnum
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Shaker wheels retain the classic five-spoke design with an innovative design that allows the owner to use either black or gold inserts in the center of the spokes to personalize the application. The inner barrel and sides of the spokes are painted black and clearcoated to hide brake dust, while the edges of the spokes are machined to expose brushed aluminum underneath for contrast. Available in both 20x8.5 and 20x10 sizes, the Shaker wheel is perfect for either a square set-up with the 8.5" wide wheel on all four corners or a mix of the two widths to put the wider tires and wheels on the back axle only. 

To see if the Shaker is a fit your vehicle, visit our Upgrade Garage.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax HPReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38

2006 Dodge Charger SXT
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Miles driven on tires: 325
Location: Roscoe, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 325 Miles on Tires
December 17, 2012

This is the second set of Altimax HPs on my Charger as the first set went for 47,000 miles and still wasn't completely worn out. I was so pleased in every aspect with the first set, I never seriously considered any other tire except the Michelin MXV4. The Michelins, however, cost 30% more and are rated higher by only the slightest margin. Since I've had great experiences with General Altimaxs (4th set on 3 different cars) it was really a no-brainer. This past weekend I put about 200 highway miles on the tires in nonstop rain and they handled wonderfully just as they always have. Best tire for the money!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2

2008 Dodge Charger RT
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Newport, WA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
November 20, 2012

Driven 4 winters and year round its last year. Great winter tire! Had local record snow levels 3 of last 4 years and the tires performed great! Great traction, handling and braking in snow. Very good on ice. A little road noise than I would have liked, but you gotta have aggressive tread pattern to perform. Have ordered another set of Blizzaks, only the WS70's this time.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Friday, November 9, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Parada Spec-XReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.09

2006 Dodge Charger Daytona RT
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Miles driven on tires: 24,000
Location: MORAINE, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 24,000 Miles on Tires
November 07, 2012

Pleased with the even wear of this tire on a heavy car driven in a spirited fashion. A little noisy but that is expected on an open tread like this tire has. Typically drive 2,400 miles per month on two lane, interstate and city environments in my outside sales job.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Signature (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Sport Signature (H- or V-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.12

2008 Dodge Charger RT
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Miles driven on tires: 300
Location: Amherst, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 300 Miles on Tires
October 19, 2012

Very nimble feeling and very good wet traction, but on dry roads still roll out when hard accelerating. Hope they will run well in my RWD charger in snow days.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone WinterforceReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.25

2011 Dodge Charger
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Miles driven on tires: 600
Location: Wheaton, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 600 Miles on Tires
October 08, 2012

I purchased these a set of winter wheels. I have just installed them and we have yet to have snow, but they have added a level of stability in wet conditions. The ride noise was better than I expected as there is only a slight difference between these and the Eagle GTs that I run in the summertime. TireRack was a pleasure to deal with and the shipping was superior.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3

2006 Dodge Charger SE
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: POULSBO, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
October 10, 2012

Very good on snow, ice and the wet roads here in Washington. My Charger is rear wheel drive and I had no problems driving on snowy/icy roads. The size listed is for my Wife.s Acura (I bought hers after I liked mine so much), I rated my car because I have more mileage and I drive more aggressively. The tire wear is more than all season tires because of the softer rubber, but worth it if you drive in snow on hills in an area that can't seem to plow the roads. :)

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Monday, September 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax HPReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.1

2006 Dodge Charger SXT
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Miles driven on tires: 350
Location: Rockford/ Chicago area, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 350 Miles on Tires
August 17, 2008

Very early initial review: Purchased these tires after being extremely pleased with the set of General Altimax RT's on my wife's vehicle. So far, these tires appear superior to the Continentals they replaced on my Charger in every aspect that can be currently evaluated. If I get better treadwear (it would be impossible not to) and decent traction in the snow, they are superior in everyway to the Continentals.

I don't understand why there is such a huge disparity in quality between the two brands considering Continental owns General. I'm not going to complain though seeing as how these Generals are around 40% cheaper than comparable tires. I've said it before, but these tires are easily the best tire for the money.

I will write another review after winter to report on the snow traction/handling.