Is the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R the New Extreme Performance Summer Champ?

Do you love to drive? Do you have a fun car that comes out for track and autocross weekends or do you simply relish the curvy roads of your daily commute? You should consider the sticky grip and razor sharp steering response of an Extreme Performance Summer tire. Last year, the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec tested out to be the top performing tire in...  Read More

Sticky Tires for Your Fast Car: Tires You Can Drive on the Road and Take to the Track

Are you ready for autocrossing? Looking to do some lapping days at your local track? Participating in the Silver State Classic in September? Maximize your fun by picking the right tire for your car and the events you're going to run. There are essentially four types of sticky tires you should consider for your days at the track:   Extreme Performance Summer Str...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

My original tires were OEM Dunlop 245/40/R18 summer tires. The OEM 17 inch size is 235/45/R17, but I bought he slightly wider and tallerF245/45/R17 instead. The diameter and revolutions per mile is closer in the size I bought to the the original tires. From a performance point of view, these tires in 17 inch 45 series provide a softer ride than the 18 inch...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (V-Speed Rated)

This is an initial review of these tires, I will be doing a follow up review once I put more miles on them. They replaced the original 16 Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S that came equipped on my Accord sedan. I had them installed and took them on a short road trip the very next day which was perfect for breaking the tires in. I didn't get to test the handling as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

This is the 3rd set of 3D's I've owned. First on my E46 330i and now on my M3. Just swapped out for a new set this season and again, these tires transform my BMW into an actual driveable car in the snow. I cannot state more strongly how solid these tires are, and more importantly, how other BMW drivers must swap out their performance rubber in the winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

First snow of the season today in Chicago 1/4/15 and so I took out the good 'ol Civic for a spin with the new Dunlop Wintermaxx and I have only good things to say about these tires. Everybody else was driving slow or carefully and I was driving like any other day. Lots of traction taking off, cornering and breaking. I even took the car to an empty parking...  Read More

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

First set of Dunlop winter sport 4d. Always had winter sport 3d. Winter sport 4d excellent tire in 2-4 Inches of snow . Very good in slush . Excellent wet weather tire . Keep car in sport mode really helps driving in snow or use tiptronic shift Vetry good winter tire . Thank you Dunlop   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

These are very good tires. They are outstanding in the dry and very good in the wet. Very stable and very good steering response. I track my car with Dunlop Direzza ZII ultra high performance tires I put on for that purpose only, and I can say the Eagle F1's 80-90% of that tire in terms of grip. Which is saying a lot because the Direzzas are almost racing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

2013 was not a good year for me, in terms of getting through the winter. I had to park my 2011 370Z all winter and drive around my 2003 Ford Escape beater. I upgraded to the 2015 WRX STi in 2014 and with the news that 2014 will have bad snow season, I decided to get dedicated snow tires and wheels. I didn't want to break the bank, I decided to go with the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Got caught in a driving snow-storm on I-81. Left the highway and had to make my way up and down hills for about ten miles to get to a hotel to wait out the weather. At that point there was about 4-6 inches of snow and the roads were completely unplowed. It was packed down in most cases but I still had to bull-doze my way through drifts a couple times.I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

This is my 2nd winter on this set and I am very pleased with the confidence the Dunlop Winter Maxx gives me for winter driving in deep snow and icy conditions. I love these tires so much that I bought another set for new car the day after I got it. The Dunlop Winter Maxx makes winter driving easy and fun!   Read More

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

Purchased this tire in pairs, because funds were tight. I was replacing a set of Prime well tires that were on the car when I bought it. I tend to drove very aggressively, fast acceleration and stopping. I live in an area where I have ample opportunity to travel curvy roads and have never lost traction when cornering hard. Even when traction is lost on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

3,500 miles of mixed dry and light snow (<4) and i have to say that i do recommend this tire versus no snow tire at all. They PALE in comparison to my old Blizzak ws-60 (sadly not offered anymore) because the Wintermaxxx's have a more standard tire design for dry comfort and noise, instead of thick chunky tread blocks that are unparalleled on snow and ice. With that more traditional design, the blocks are much closer together, giving slightly less traction on snow and ice than the Blizzaks. As this is a sport coupe, I took my time on heavy snow and anything more than 5 mph would cause the car to slide sideways. The tires did a good job at gripping upon braking however, and I know that my summer tires would simply spin. While not the very best winter tire, Dunlop has made a good overall tire for the 90% of winter in NJ that is dry and salt-covered. Treadwear has been very good with rubber stips still apparent after 3,500 of generally easy miles. Handling is appropriate for a winter tire, which is to say much softer than a standard tire, but that's to be expected. For the price, I'd recommend these to anyone looking to have a safe commute in winter months. Adding some weight to the trunk (RWD) and applying smooth acceleration will give you best feedback with these tires. I know many companies are creating winter tires that mimic summer tires for noise and comfort, but bring back the blocky tread design Dunlop! Overall, well executed tires at a reasonable price. Much cheaper than crashing and dealing with insurance premiums for years!   Read More

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

Purchased these tire along with some 16 wheels as a winter set up for my IS300 and I'm happy with my investment. Is300 is a small RWD car and getting around in the snow on all season tires last year was scarry not to mention potholes ruined two of my low profile 17 tires. Two days after putting these on I had to drive through about 2 of unplowed frozen...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

Did not get a chance to drive on these much before switching to winter tires, which are a MUST in the climate where I live. I actually liked these tires a lot and were a good choice of size and composition for the car. There will probably be other contenders when replacement is necessary, but I will run these until that time comes.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Loved these tires. Second time i have them on 2 different cars. I would get them again, but I have to return my lease with RF tires. The ride and handling are both great, the noise is very controlled, until the end, when all tires get very loud. And they lasted 50% longer than the Dunlop RF's that the car came with.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Bought a new set for my car, they perform great in snow/ice. However two of the tires blew out on a pothole within one week of purchase. Replaced both tires. Within two weeks, another tire had to be replaced because of a small puncture by a tiny pebble in the side wall. So I've purchased seven of these tires within four weeks. The pothole I understand, but...  Read More

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

The M4 and my previous sets of M3's on two Subies are the best tire I've owned, period. One set was wearing down a bit more than I like in late spring, so I decided to take them into summer, couldn't wear them out. Great confidence on dry roads, off road mud, etc. I've been on glare ice where the ABS pumped a whole lot more than I would have liked trying to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

Selected a 18 wheel and tire package from Tire Rack. A must for a high horsepower rear wheel drive car. Had a rough winter in NE Ohio this year and had no issues getting around. Deep Snow and Ice traction was excellent. With the narrow tire profile I never felt the front of the car plow when turning.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

1. Bought these for HPDE events and weekend driving. The car is a heavily modified '07 Mustang GT so handling and power is on par with a Boss 302. 2. Replaced a set of RE-11s that served well on HPDE days over the winter. The car also ran Hankook RS-3 v2 and Dunlop Star Spec I before in similar weather this past weekend (50F87F).3. On a tight fast course...  Read More