Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Symmetrical

I've got 28,000 miles on these tires and the tread depth is down to 2/32 so I will be replacing them immediately. I am very disappointed that when you buy a new car they usually put cheap tires on them. Overall everything on these tires was pretty good except the tread wear. I would have expected to get more than 28,000 miles but I guess I can't complain too...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Best upgrade on the car so far (more enjoyable than full coilovers, sway bar, strut bar, big brakes, power mods, etc). These Dunlop DZ102's are mounted to lightweight wheels (15x7 Advanti Storm S1), and their increased grip and responsiveness has transformed the car. Their predictably linear traction and communicative steering feedback tempts you to carry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

STICK BEATS WIDTH! I bought these to replace the Potenza RE760 Sports that were on the car when I got the it used. I had to drop down 10 points in width on the front and 20 points on the back, because nobody makes extreme summer tires in the original spec width for my car's original rims.The difference in width on the rear is visually noticeable. However,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Symmetrical

Good enough tire for summer/non-snowy climates. Currently at 25K miles and no treadwear issues, I Live in WI and these do not handle winter well, cannot get traction in snow, got stuck in my own (flat)driveway when it was snow covered. We routinely have 3+ inches of snow during commutes. Going to get the new Continental DWS, which I used previously on an...  Read More

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

I LOVE to drive. Enthusiastically. Hard. My car is not stock and should be putting out about 358 hp. These tires when new had exceptional grip for both acceleration and braking as well as cornering. I now find rear wheel spin fairly easy to achieve when TC is off. The car came with same size Dunlops that were quieter and had less rolling resistance though...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

These tires are my favorite 200 TW tire yet. I use to love my Potenza RE/11A'S, but then I bought these on sale, and they surprised me. I felt much more confident when autocrossing / tracking my car, and they feel very very precise. They definatly have more traction that any other 200 TW tire I have tested yet, but they do 'Peak' and 'Drop Off' suddenly when...  Read More

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

Researched tires for my Infiniti G37 and was going to purchase Bridgestone Drive Guard, which is a touring run flat tire with high mileage rating. After further research I found out about the B F Goodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S. Liked what I read, especially the quicker stopping distance on wet and dry surfaces. Waited seven weeks until tire released in my tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I was a little skeptical when I first bought this tire. If you live in the PNW and drive on our harsh roads, this is not the quietest tire out there. However get on a smoother road and this tire rides very quiet. The noise factor aside....wow this tire. I had my GTI for 28,000 miles and after putting the PSS on, I feel like I bought a new car. It was getting...  Read More

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

Do you want to go fast in an SCCA Solo class requiring 200TW tires? If you do, then buy this tire if it fits on your car. These are simply the best tires for autocrossing you can buy this year for SCCA CAM, Street or Street Touring classes. I have a set mounted on 10.5 inch rims on my Mustang competing in the CAM-C class. Pretty much everyone driving...  Read More

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