Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

General Altimax HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.86
 
 

2004 Chrysler Pacifica
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 02, 2014

Outstanding wear, ride, performance for all the cars--including this Pacifica--I've used this model tire for ( 2001 VW Bug, 2009 Toyota Carolla XSR) As long as General continues to produce this tire, I will continue buying it for all my vehicles. Friends to whom I've recommended it--some with little car enthsusiasm find this tire quiet, smooth and very good in all conditions.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/S

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Michelin LTX A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.73
 
 

2008 Chrysler 300C Executive Series
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Miles driven on tires: 2,500
Location: Salem, OR
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,500 Miles on Tires
February 12, 2014

I replaced a set of Continentals with this top of the line Michelin and I have loved every minute so far of ownership. This tire has out performed the claims made by the company as far as I am concerned. I looked at many other brands, but kept coming back to these. I paid a few extra dollars for these, but so far, they have been worth every penny. We just hit by a weird for here 13 inch snow storm and these tires performed perfectly.

 

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

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

General G-MAX AS-03 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.7
 
 

2000 Chrysler 300M
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Miles driven on tires: 2,840
Location: Medford, NJ
Driving Condition:

Spirited


Initial Review, 2,840 Miles on Tires
December 19, 2013

I purchased Generals for their low price and wet traction. They perform very well in wet, dry and snow - better than the General Altimax HP previously purchased. Hopefully, they last better than the Altimax's which lasted only about 30,000 miles.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.27
 
 

2004 Chrysler Pacifica
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Miles driven on tires: 67,000
Location: Upper Marlboro, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 67,000 Miles on Tires
January 05, 2014

Put these tires on at 44,333. Just sold the car 111,000 and the tread looks like it could go several thousand more miles. Remarkable. I've bought a lot of tires over the years and never got this kind of mileage. Worth the investment.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

1999 Chrysler Town and Country LTD
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
December 08, 2013

I put these on our old minivan and ended up using them year round for over two years. No discernible noise difference. Great wet traction and very good responsiveness in snow. Obviously they wear faster than a typical tire but I was impressed how much use we got out of them. If you're just trying to get another year or two out of your car and want some snow performance on a tire you will use year round this is a good pick.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Firestone Winterforce Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73
 
 

2007 Chrysler Pacifica
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
December 10, 2013

I have this tire on all family vehicles and three vehicles of my adult children on wheels using from December through March in Iowa. Your surveys indicate it is either tied for superior to any and all other winter tires you sell and I would strongly agree with those surveys. I have used this tire for so many years the it used to be named Winterfire. I have referred this tire to many others, to many to cound after allowing them to drive my car when I have them mounted. Every single one of them eventually purchase this tire for their autos. My wife's 1999 Dodge Intrepid FWD has them and it surpasses performance of most 4WD vehoicles under any winter condition it Iowa. Anyone and everyone who lives in a area with winter conditions should consider this tire or at a minimum another winter tire from your seletion.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN A10F

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN A10F Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.62
 
 

2006 Chrysler 300 Touring Rear Wheel Drive
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Pensacola, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
January 13, 2014

This tire has been a good, general purpose tire for use in the Deep South--no snow, but plenty of rain and fog. It has not been put to the high speed test because the car is not a high-speed car!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Continental ExtremeWinterContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2013 Chrysler Town and Country
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: SILVER SPRING, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
January 25, 2014

I live in MD and we don't get much snow around here so a winter tire is overkill, unless like me you go looking for snow to get your skiing fix. Purchased these Conti's two weeks ago and already took a trip up to Vermont over MLK holiday. I'm very impressed by this tire. I read all the reviews about winter tires and road noise in dry conditions but I didn't notice any difference between these and my OEM Yokohama's. It could be the weight of the car that makes things better, noise wise, as compared to what other reviewers noticed. The stability is a bit off but I'm driving a minivan so I was not expecting much. On our recent trip to VT (with a return detour through the Poconos PA) we hit snow, slush, ice and windy roads. The tires performed admirably again and again. Up moderately steep mountain roads covered with 4in of fresh snow and hard packed snow under... no problem (but I had to use the manual shifter to keep it steady traction in 3rd gear and engine brake going down), slush on the highways... no problem, ice on some of the byways... well, abs engaged when stopping a few times but I think that's how it's suppose to work. I was originally worried about the unique pattern of the Conti's and was going to go with the Michelin's (used them and lowed them when I lived in the snowy part of Europe) but the price difference was a big factor for me given that I would be using these tires max 3 mo out of the year. Tirerack delivery was great. Got my tires in two days.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Michelin Defender Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.55
 
 

2009 Chrysler Town and Country
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Luxemburg, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
January 23, 2014

These are the best of the three brands of tires I have had on this van. I drove through Oklahoma on my way to Texas from Wisconsin through the tail end of hurricane Sandy. The rain came down in sheets and some of the road had an inch or two of water on it. We drove through this mess without any difficulty. These tires have gotten me 28 mpg on trips. They ride smoothly and hold the road well. They go through snow and ice well. These are great tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

General Altimax HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2006 Chrysler Pacifica
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Miles driven on tires: 61,008
Location: Tigerton, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 61,008 Miles on Tires
November 17, 2013

I purchased a set of 4 of the Altimax HP 104H. Had 120650 miles on 2006 Pacifica tires are now worn out at 181658 miles (61008 miles on these tires) I have not had any tire related issues with these. We live in central Wi. so we have just about any weather you can think of. I ordered and Tire Rack had them delivered in just 3 days. Very happy with these. would recommend these to anyone

 

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

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

General G-MAX AS-03 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.71
 
 

2002 Chrysler 300M Special Edition
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Miles driven on tires: 500
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Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
November 16, 2013

I've only had them on the car for a short period of time, but like them better than the Pilot Sport A/S tires that were on the car before.

 

Expanded Steel Wheel Offerings at Tire Rack

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by Hunter Leffel

One of the most requested items during the colder months is steel wheels for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package. While we attempt to cover as much of the demand as possible, unfortunately as more new vehicles are standard equipped with alloy wheels, the availability of a steel wheel has become difficult over the years. There's some good news as we have been able to add some steelies for vehicles we have previously been unable to accommodate. Also, remember that while steel wheels provide basic styling, you can update the look with a set of wheel covers. Steel wheels are now available for the following vehicles starting in the winter of 2013:

  • 2008 and newer Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 2009 and newer Dodge Journey
  • 2011 and newer Jeep Wrangler

To discover if we have steel wheels for your specific car, start by shopping by vehicle. This process will present tires first, followed by the option to view available wheels, including steel wheels (if applicable), for your application. 

Best Minivan Tires

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by Steve Huffman

In the early 1980s, Chrysler introduced the Dodge Caravan. More than thirty years later, the Caravan and many other minivan models can be found on the road shuffling families from school, to the grocery store and back home again. These vans quickly replaced the station wagon and have never looked back. Today, Chrysler, Honda and Toyota make up a large portion of the minivan market in America. When looking to replace tires on your minivan, consider the following options.

One of the best tires for a minivan is certainly the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring. This is one of our top-ranked Grand Touring All-Season tires. As the name entails, this is a very smooth, quiet and comfortable riding tire. It also has superior all-season traction and has a very long lasting treadlife.

An option to consider from Michelin is their Defender. Currently the highest rated Standard Touring All-Season tire, it provides excellent year-round traction. This tire has also been designated by Michelin as one of their Green X options, which is engineered to provide better fuel economy. It's also one of the longest lasting tires, as it's offered with a 90,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Another great option for minivan drivers is the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia. While Dueler tires are typically meant for light trucks and SUVs, many of the new minivans are using larger 17" and 18" sizes. This tire makes a great option if you fall in this category. Not only does it have great year-round traction, but it's also a low rolling resistance tire that will help improve your MPG.

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Michelin Defender
Michelin
Defender
Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia
Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia


Shop by vehicle to view all options available for your minivan.

Tuning Solution for Your Dodge, Jeep or Chrysler: Hypertech Interceptor

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by Doc Horvath

Enthusiasts are always in search of getting "just a little more" out of their vehicles than the factory intended -- whether it's improving the handling with suspension and tire upgrades or increasing power with powertrain tweaks. Tire Rack is proud to offer Hypertech's Interceptor engine tuning system for select Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler applications.

The Interceptor is a dedicated wired-in system that mounts easily underneath the hood while using factory style wiring harnesses that snap into your existing engine management system with no splicing or cutting of wires. It then continually adjusts the factory’s computer performance calibrations to boost horsepower and torque, provide quicker acceleration and improve MPG (all without voiding your factory warranty). In addition to controlling engine functions such as air/fuel mixture, spark timing and maximum RPM, the Interceptor also regulates transmission shift points and firmness for better driveability.

Expected gains by using the Hypertech Interceptor:

  • Dodge / Ram 5.7 HEMI engines will see an increase between 33 and 40 horsepower
  • Chrysler, Dodge and Jeeps equipped with the 5.7 HEMI will see an improvement between 20 and 22 horsepower
  • Chrysler, Dodge and Jeeps equipped with the 6.4 (SRT) engine will see an improvement between 13 and 18 horsepower
  • The new Jeep JK equipped with the 3.6 engine will see a horsepower gain of about eight.

The Interceptor is street-legal for use in all 50 states (C.A.R.B. E.O. or pending) and features a 30-day, money-back, satisfaction guarantee.

If you have one of the vehicles listed above, view what the Interceptor can do for your car.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk GT

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Firestone Firehawk GT Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated
 
 

2011 Chrysler 300C
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Miles driven on tires: 22,000
Location: Saint Clair Shores, MI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 22,000 Miles on Tires
March 11, 2013

Worst tire I have ever owned. They were totally worn out at 22,000 miles.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2
 
 

2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster
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Miles driven on tires: 16,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 16,000 Miles on Tires
March 24, 2013

Excellent performance tire. But, i also have Conti high perf tires as well, and they are less expensive, and seem to perform just as well.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2005 Chrysler 300C Rear Wheel Drive
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Chatham, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
April 08, 2013

Low road noise, great riding tire, great traction on corning, buying another set for my other car!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.27
 
 

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
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Miles driven on tires: 26,000
Location: Mequon, WI
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 26,000 Miles on Tires
April 01, 2013

These tires wre OEM and get east driving, but their treadware is almost gone at 26,000. I wull replace these tires with anoth mfg. after checking out the reviews on Tire Rack.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

Monday, April 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Precision Touring Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6
 
 

2009 Chrysler Town and Country
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: New Paltz, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
March 24, 2013

With the seats removed and 38 psi rather than recommended 36 psi I get much flatter cornering with less vehicle lean. Vast improvement in handling over original Yokos. I would buy them again. Getting 17.7 in town and 21 on highway.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Optimo H727 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.45
 
 

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon
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Miles driven on tires: 56,000
Location: Vacaville, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 56,000 Miles on Tires
March 16, 2013

I have Optimo H727 on both my PT Cruiser and Explorer. I have 56,000 miles on the PT Cruiser Optimo tires and expect to get at least another 10,000 so I plan to get close to 70,000 on the tires. They are listed at 100,000 but I will not get there with these tires. They are great all season tires for the price. I had Michelin on my Explorer before but they were over $300 more than the Hankook Optimo tires. I am please with the tires and recommend them. Consumer Reports has the Optimo H727 rated as a "Best Buy".