Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

WOW!!! What a tire! I bought mine four years ago from TireRack already installed on steel wheels...what a great move on my part. I've driven them on my Dodge Grand Caravan (with the big motor...3.8 liters) and have lost traction while accelerating ONE TIME, and that was on glare ice. Packed snow and really cold ice are no challenge for this winter performer....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I have had these tires on my 2004 Dodge SRT-4 for about 3 winters now. They are absolutely stunning, lower sidewall resistance so not a cornering monster but a softer ride. This tread takes me everywhere, the longevity is unknown because I have them on while I go on 3,000+ mile road trips when the roads are dry but need them for snowy passes in the high...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I'm 7500 miles into this set of tires. In addition to daily driving, I use the Evo to get to and from mountain trailheads in a timely manner. I do not track this car, but race karts frequently. I swapped from 255/40/17 RE-11 on 17x9 wheels to 235/45/17 DW's on 17x8's to reduce operating costs.I've been pleasantly surprised by the performance these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

These tires way exceed my expectations on snow and ice. The Dodge is only FWD and it tracks like a Jeep Wrangler now. Very very impressive snow and ice traction. I jabbed the brakes and floored it in a parking lot to test them and was absolutely awestruck. Can't comment on the life expectancy as they are new.   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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

Great tire; another home run from Michelin. Am also running MVX4s on two other vehicles: the wife's Toyota Avalon and my son's Dodge Charger SXT. over 150,000 miles on all three sets of tires without so much as a hiccup !! Although the mileage on my set has surpassed all expectations, including 60K+ of trouble-free wear, in the interest of maintaining the...  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 Continental ContiProContact

I drive a 2013 Dodge Avenger se with the 3.6 engine. These are the oem tires that came with the car. The dry traction grip is ok when accelerating from a dead stop but I have had better response with bridgestone and falcon tires. These tire are not that bad and have done better in wet traction with some of these flash flood rains we have in Florida. I am not...  Read More

Best All-Terrain Tire Choices for 275/55R20 Size

Not too long ago, 20-inch tires were rare, exotic and mostly reserved for high-end European SUVs or show vehicles gracing the cover of automobile magazines. Those that were available were ultra high performance tires, often with little to no all-season traction and wore very quickly. This is not the case today. In fact, 20" tires are an option on many...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Okay, bought thise with a set of Enkie PF-01's in 15 so my wife would be happier with the ride. At first I lost about 7 mpg gas mileage. They take quite a while to break in but mileage has slowly increased back to around 42 on the highway (I got used to the 47mpg with the Continental DWS's at 70mph- calculated, not the computor). The Enkie's are a half inch...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Previously ran Cooper CS4 Touring on my Mazda, these are almost as comfortable and quiet as those tires but with a noticeable upgrade in the handling department, both dry and wet. Have not been able to max out the car/tire combos capabilities, but feel confident to push them hard in daily driving.Compared to OEM Michelin MXM4, sidewall is softer on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID S33B

I got these tires already on my 2014 Dodge Caravan , and they are probably one of they worst sets of tires I have ever had . I was really surprised because , Yokohama's are usually great tires . I have zero traction in the snow , or in the rain . Even sometimes when i am pulling out into traffic the tires spin on dry ground . Then I have people laughing at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Just went through one of the worst winter storms in Minnesota/Wisconsin. Had to drive to the airport in Minnesota. These tires handled the ice on the freeway very well. The Off ramps were not plowed on the way home. The first off ramp to not be plowed was getting off of I-694 to HWY 36 snow was at least a foot deep. Yes I put my trusty Dodge Durango in 4H...  Read More

Hard-to-Find Tires for the Toyota Highlander, GMC Acadia, Dodge Journey and MINI Cooper

Many new SUVs and CUVs are coming equipped with hard-to-find tire sizes. Therefore, when the time comes for replacements, there are often few options to choose from. In almost every case, we work hard to stock these unique Original Equipment sizes (like the 19" and 20" options for the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave). If you're looking for alternative tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

I liked this tire for the first 15-20K miles. It seemed to do everything pretty well. Rode quiet on road even with the aggressive tread pattern. Had very good traction on all surfaces. I'm OK with under half the tread left at 27K miles but the characteristics of the tire have changed dramatically. It still has good dry and wet road traction but the tread is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

These came on our 06 Denali when we bought it used. We have not changed the tires since buying it a year and a half ago for studs, and we have had no problems in the varied Alaska winter driving experience. They have even done better than the Hankooks on my Dodge Megacab. Very nice.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

I gave the tire an 8 for comfort due to flat-spotting on cold mornings. Tire feels like a truck tire for the first few miles in cold weather. Otherwise, absolutely silent on the road and very smooth. Traction in rain and snow is superb. I drive a Dodge Challenger and I come from the 4x4 world. This is my first car in 12 years. So honestly I didn't expect it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

These tires came stock on my 2013 Dodge Ram Express single cab short bed. And as a general rule of thumb, factory tires 9 times out of 10 are not the optimal tire for the vehicle and the GoodYear Wrangler SR-A is no exception. Although the ride is pretty good, but in light snow they get the job done but nothing to write home about, throw a little ice in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

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...  Read More