Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The Michelin X-Ice xi3 is a huge step up in winter driving performance with MSW Wheels compared to the Michelin HydroEdge for Salt Lake City. We've driven them in deep snow, glare ice, and light snow. We've had a number of wet days and dry days. I've been very pleased with the performance in multiple driving conditions. My wife puts a lot of highway miles...  Read More

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

My last set of tires were winter tires. I live in Denver and took a risk buying these tires for winter and summer since winter tires noticeably reduce performance. I put these on and for about a month drove on dry pavement and my car seems to accelerate faster and handle way better. I love these tires. We had a dry November but it has snowed a bunch since....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Compared to the Michelin Defenders they replaced these corner better and have at least as good, if not better, traction on snow and ice. I can't report on durability as they are new, but they can't be worse than the Defenders, which only last 40,000 despite their 90,000 rating. Michelin did give me a nice refund for the mileage shortfall though, so props to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

I put these on my new 2016 Impreza (16x7 Moda rims) and so far they have been excellent in the couple of storms we've had in Denver. I've driven them out in the Summit county mountains over completely snow covered passes and they performed perfectly without hesitation. I was mainly concerned with noise and comfort and these perform as well if not better in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The Blizzak WS80's reinstated my confidence in the Blizzak brand. My driving is style is mostly aggressive when the confidence is there, hard accelerations and late braking. These tires provide that excellent level of confidence, they are great in 0°F to -4°F, but they truly shine when it's colder than that! We just had a Colorado low cause a dumping of up...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

My set of tires are dedicated winter tires mounted on OEM wheels. I currently have approx 1200 miles of driving in my daily commuter - '17 Volt. As a winter tire, the snow and ice traction is way above and beyond compared to the all season LRR tires that came with the vehicle. Just had the first snow storm (didn't drive through it though) recently but did...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

These are my first set of winter tires and I can only compare them on the car to the summer performance tires that the car comes with. I've mostly driven AWD cars with all season tires in the past. I live in Buffalo, NY (insert joke about how much it snows here). I work in healthcare and need to be able to get to work everyday at weird hours. I bought these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Granted, I've only been on these for a day now, but it feels like I'm riding on couch cushions versus the bricks that were my all seasons. Unsurprisingly, these tires rated #1 in comfort in its class on TireRack. The softer compound definitely helps with every performance aspect. Road noise is comparably minimal since my ears are accustomed to the louder...  Read More

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

Before I purchase anything I usually do an extensive online research on anything that involves automobiles. After seeing the selection of tires that would suite my needs I decided to go for UHP tires & went on a few sites comparing prices & so on. Decided to purchase the BFGoodrich G-Force Comp 2 A/S due to the fact that the stock tires(Goodyear Eagle RS-A)...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Purchased these tires last year, and have experienced everything from snow/slice/ice to dry pavement in them. They have exceeded my expectations in every possible way, and I consider them to be a major upgrade over the OEM Dunlops my car came with.I was a bit concerned going with an UHP All Season compared to a set of dedicated snow tires, but I wasn't let...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2

OE tires, so expectations have been muted. They've been overall decent tires, fairly quiet on the highway, pretty good dry performance, but not really that good in wet or icy conditions. Compared to other tires I've experienced, they have a tendency to hydroplane. Snow and ice traction is average at best, and I've generally tried to avoid driving this car on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

This is the snow tire to get. I'm on my 3rd set of blizzaks and am very happy with them. They performed well in deep snow in the mountains and also gripped very well in slush / ice conditions. I was surprised with how well they resist hydroplaning considering in Seattle the roads often pool water.The WS80 do have a soft sidewall so cornering isn't great but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

The tires were O.E. on my new 2016 VW Golf Sportwagon. When I purchased the car I immediately got larger wheels and summer performance tires, purchased from Tire Rack, which I installed immediately . I swapped them back to the O.E. all-season Bridgestones in early Nov. with the arrival of colder weather. What a huge change for the worse! After driving about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

Love these tires. What I loved best about these tires were their wet road predictability. Its amazing how far you can push the limits of these tires. These tires will be replaced after this summer and that's where my dilemma comes in. With a number of tires that have been rated better than these do I replace with the same tires, the devil you know, or go...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

These tires replaced the original Bridgestone Potenza's (high performance, summer) that came with the G37. They are a noticeable step up in performance, primarily in the wet, compared to the Bridgestones. They are also quieter, though that may not be an accurate comparison as the Bridgestones were at the end of their life compared to the new Michelin's. This...  Read More

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

Bought a full set to replace my previous Hankook S1 Noble2's that were worn. The Hankooks when new had great grip and soft ride quality at first, but the tire took a turn for the worse after about 20k miles where it lost any advantage over an inferior tire. The GForces are a completely different tire, I'd start by comparing it to a more rigid summer...  Read More

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

I put this set on my 2006 Mazdaspeed 6 right when I purchased the vehicle, so I can't compare it to other tires on this car. But these tires are awesome! They grip in every scenario and perform great in every aspect. My Mazdaspeed 6 is AWD, but when lifting the e-brake up one click (disengages rear wheels), the tires still grab extremely well with 270 crank...  Read More

Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I just purchased these tires last week for use on my moderately modified 2002 Mazda Protege. These tires are incredibly quiet for a snow tire and they roll beautifully. In fact, they feel very similar to the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires that I use on one of my other cars, a Toyota Prius. The X-ice Xi3 is the BEST overall snow tire in the heavy snow/ice...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Purchased these tires because I wanted a great all around tire for the Northwest where we get a lot of rain and a little snow. I wanted a quiet tire that performed well. I previously had the Goodyear Tripletreds and they provided amazing traction but were a pretty noisy. After reading reviews I went with the General Altimax rt43 which was made in America for...  Read More