Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP31 A/S

While many of these reviews are negative, this one is my own experiences with this tire and it has not been an overall negative one. I purchased my 2011 Honda Insight EX used at a year old and since that time, I have put just about 30,000 miles on the tires now in th two years I have own it. Living in New England, I experience every realm of weather one can...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Replaced the OEM Continetal Procontacts with these. I live in FL where an Allseason tire makes no sense. The handling, braking, and everything is so much better then even the best allseason tire. On a few corners where the car would whine and dance about doing 35-40mph in dry conditions, can now be taken at 50-55mph with no noise or fuss. Very confidence...  Read More

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

Excellent all around winter tire for areas receiving moderate snow. Majority of my driving in mid west where we experienced significant snow and ice this winter. Tires lean toward cold/dry performance over deep snow performance. Amazing responsiveness for a winter tire. Have had Blizzak on other cars and those are superior in DEEP snow. However Blizzak and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Love! Love! Love! these new Michelin Premier AS tires. I replaced Dunlop Sport tires that came on the car when I purchased the vehicle new. These tires are MUCH quieter and MUCH smoother riding than the Dunlops. I blew a tire at 28k miles and had to replace all 4 because my SUV is AWD. I purchased Michelin for my Corvette and love them on that car so thought...  Read More

March Madness Means Autocross Season is Coming!

Our hometown Notre Dame Fighting Irish are known for their football team, but that may be changing after Notre Dame's amazing comeback victory over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament. What a game! Many of us at Tire Rack can't wait to see how the Irish do this week in the Big Dance. And with March Madness here, you know what that means...autocrossseason is...  Read More

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

Bought these for my daughter's car. When we bought it, it had the original type Dunlops. They were pretty rough and the reviews weren't so hot. Replaced with some Kumho Ecstas. Better than the Dunlops but.... So since the originals had worn poorly, put factory struts all around thinking this will make the ride, handling and NVH better, and it did, but.......  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 M

I've driven the car in every weather condition. I haven't taken it off pavement & won't unless I have to. I've noticed that others complain about noise, but so far it's been a quiet tire. My only complaint, and it's a big one, is that the tire has zero traction in the snow. After our first snow this winter, we barely made it up the slight incline of our...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

I got these because my driving style was burning up the stock LRR tires on my Volt. They exceeded my expectations for the price and I think they are perfectly comparable to the Michelin PSS and are considerably cheaper.I can now take corners at higher speeds in the rain than with the stock tires in the dry. I also autocrossed the car when my STU Corvette was...  Read More

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

I just had my Kumho Ectas replaced with the P7s, and the difference is amazing. The Genesis is a comfortable car but with the P7s is is far better. When I bought the car, the OEM Dunlops had already been replaced, so I don't know how they were but P7s really bring the Genesis back to highway cruiser. They are much quieter, provide a much softer ride and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Best tires I ever owned. The grip, the hydroplaning resistance, the low noise level... simply crazy. The very initial turn in responsiveness is not as chirurgical as the OE Dunlop SP 600, but overall they are waaaaaay better. I was truly shocked to realize these S-04 almost removed the understeer from the car behavior. The front grip is like a train on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

I've used this set on 2 different cars for 3 winters. In the first two with the 335i coupe they were great. Very good in any kind of snow...light, deep,slush, ice. Once I put these tires on my 135is there was a noticeable difference. They have 8/32nds left and they feel like they aren't dealing with the snow well anymore. This could be because of a number of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

This tire is bordering on R-compound-like performance, but in a streetable summer tire. Dry performance is simply astounding, and even in extremely heavy rain, these tires were more composed than anything I've ever driven in - at freeway speeds where other cars had to slow down due to the standing water, these never hydroplaned once.Treadwear does not appear...  Read More

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

We live in a suburb of Seattle, so we do not get much snow ... but we do go up into the mountains in the winter, over two of the higher elevation passes. We have excellent Pirelli all-season tires for 8 months of the year, but wanted 'real' snow tires for the additional safety during December-March. Based on the reviews, we selected the Dunlop, although we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 01 A/S

These tires came with my 2013 VW Golf R. They are the worst tires I have ever owned. In the first six months I had to replace three of them due to side wall bubbles. They are noisy, they are horrible in wet or snow conditions of any kind. They corner poorly and I honestly dont feel safe with them on my car at higher speeds. I replaced them as soon as I...  Read More

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

The tires have been much quieter than the factory Continentals, but then again the Conti's had 28k miles on them. The Saab seems to be an inherently noisy ride, so it needs all the help it can get. Good tires make a lot of difference. Am trying to keep the psi up to 35, to facilitate good economy in mixed driving. Intend to rotate them every 10k, of course....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3

I have the Dunlop Winter Sport M3s on the OEM 18 wheels, in sizes 225/45VR18 in the front and 255/40VR18 in the back. These are truly outstanding snow tires. They are the best - I think - for a car like my E46 M3. We had a snowstorm (around Thanksgiving) and several freezingrainstorms. The tires behaved beautifully. The traction control light never came on...  Read More

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

These are great tires. These tires transformed my car compared to when it had the old Dunlops on it, which were pretty worn down by the time I replaced them (Front: 3/32 Rear: 5/32). I put about 12000mi on the car before replacing the tires. I thought the TL was a quiet ride when I first bought the car, but man was I wrong.The P7s add a whole new dimension...  Read More

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

I was dreading putting snow tires on my car, knowing that it meant swapping my low profile 18s for 16s, but these tires are fantastic. Not only do they handle the Maine winter weather with ease (and this winter thus far has been rough), but they are pleasant to drive on dry pavement. The steering responsiveness is better than any other 16 snow tire that I've...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Have had many AWD cars and numerous snow tires over the last 12 years. Dunlop Wintersports, Blizzak DM-V1's, Dunlop Winter Maxx, Blizzak WS-50, and Hankook I-Pike. I have an AWD G37 and the AWD system is RWD biased and shifts power to front when needed. I had the Ipikes on my G35xS prior (sold for G7xS) so basically same car to evaluate. Normally I wouldn't...  Read More

Tires for Your Eighth-Generation Honda Accord

The second car I ever owned was a 1978 burgundy Honda Accord 5-speed. Ever since owning this vehicle, I've been an Accord fan. Honda has done an awesome job in constantly improving the Accord, and the eighth-generation (2008-2012) model is a car that can do just about anything! If you already own one of these Accords, there's no reason to get a new one. With...  Read More