Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta ASX

Replaced OEM tires Dunlop Sport 5000 M. Cost of replacement Dunlops, $173ea. Cost of Kuhmo Ecstas $82ea. The Kuhmo's ride is softer, less thud on bumps/tar strips and quieter, less transmitted pavement groove noise and tread noise. The steering is not quite as accurate. Cornering ability is slightly less on dry pavement, noticeably better on wet pavement.Stop...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Have had two sets of Pilot Super Sports on my E90 and have been very pleased. The dry grip is tremendous, the wet grip is very good, and they even perform reasonably well when it gets cold (but no snow). I have a dedicated set of winter tires so these are on the car from April to November. I've gotten three solid summers out of them and they still have a...  Read More

Double Your Goodyear Rebate Using Your Goodyear Credit Card

In response to many loyal Goodyear customer requests, we are now accepting the Goodyear Credit Card for Goodyear tires and other items on our website. Don't have a Goodyear Credit Card? Apply for one here. As a Goodyear card holder, you'll be able to double your Dunlop and Goodyear mail-in rebates. Since Goodyear owns the Dunlop brand, many Goodyear...  Read More

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

Replaced the Dunlop tires that came on the car. I was quiet surprised by both the comfort and performance of these Pilot A/S 3+ tires. I haven't put many miles on them yet but expect to enjoy these tires for many miles to come. I recommend these tires for anyone looking for performance tires with some snow traction.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Drove 200 miles each way to NJMP for a 2 day HPDE. Running stock pressure on stock BBS wheels. These tires are a big improvement in terms of overall grip compared to my Michelin Pilot Super Sports that were on the car prior. Performed very similar to the Dunlop Star Spec's but communicates a little less before it lets go (the squealing is a little muted)....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Best tires I've ever owned and I've had a wide variety of performance tires on various cars from Nitto, Conti's, Bridgestone's, Pirelli's, and Dunlop's. These tires replaced the stock Bridgestone tires which were average at best. I put these tires on the 370Z 3 days prior to driving to Tail of the Dragon and other various roads in the Smokey Mountains. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I replaced my OEM Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires at 22,000 miles on the Mazda 6 GT with these. I use them for commuting to work and in the winter I plan to run dedicated winter tires. So far this summer these have been a great deal quieter and smoother than the OE tires, and I am very happy with the ride quality. The professional installation at the dealer on a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I replaced my OEM Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires at 22,000 miles on the Mazda 6 GT with these. I use them for commuting to work and in the winter I plan to run dedicated winter tires. So far this summer these have been a great deal quieter and smoother than the OE tires, and I am very happy with the ride quality. The professional installation at the dealer on a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

Installed these on my new GTI to get the most out of the summer heat with a FWD car, stock tires would slip constantly but these gripped really good, no wheel spin whatsoever in the beginning. Overall it's a good tire, cornering and dry traction is great. Wet weather driving is ok, could be better and I have 20,000 miles on these tires and unfortunately...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S

Nissan Altima OEM tire - when the tire was new the only complaint I had was wet traction. Noise , comfort are excellent for sure and dry traction when new was fine. We rotate tires regularly so wear is even and at 21,500 a still may have 5,000 of wear remaining - but the wet traction and even dry has deteriorated significantly to the point that I can easily...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I bought these tires for autocrossing. I knew going in that the Bridgestone 71Rs would be faster by about .5 seconds a run (verified by SCCA testing) but I was willing to give up that time as I am new to the sport and I expected that the Star Specs would last twice as long as the 71Rs. After a year of auto crossing that is exactly what happened. The Star...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

Ran a 14 hour enduro on one set of tires at Road America in a Miata. Rules required a treadwear of 200 or greater. Fantastic performance for a 200 treadwear tire and surprisingly long lasting. Tires still had several hours of life left in them and had no loss of performance by the end of the race. (We had Tire Rack heat cycle the tires and that probably...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

So far only a few thousand miles on this tire but definitely an improvement over the OEM Dunlops. Very confident in the turns and road noise is acceptable. Considering the wear rating and overall performance over stock, I'm very happy with this purchase. I wanted a summer tire with decent wet traction and so far it is delivering. Very good cost/performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT

I drive a modified Subaru Forester (stage 3) with Tokico d-specs and RC engineering springs (1 drop on an sti, so almost a 4 drop for the Forester). These tires are awesome on dry pavement. I run these tires 7 months out of the year and I am sad when I don't have them on (I run Pirelli P-Zero Nero All seasons during the other 5 months).I am at 30K miles now...  Read More

Winter Tires for Your Fifth-Generation Camaro SS

Has Old Man Winter caught you and your fifth-generation Camaro SS by surprise? No problem! A set of winter / snow tires will get you back in the game. Many Camaro drivers, especially those deep in a snowbelt area have decided to go with the winter set-up discussed in "Don't Hibernate Your Camaro." However, if you reside just outside the snowbelt region,...  Read More

Three Tire Brands You Shouldn't Overlook When Shopping for Affordable Tires

It can be easy for a consumer to be overwhelmed by the dozens of tire brands available on the market. During the shopping process, unfortunately many tire shoppers often overlook unfamiliar brands of tires without actually looking into them first. It's understandable that very few people want to take the time to research all of the lesser-known brands of...  Read More

What are the Best Run-Flat Winter Tires?

Some newer models of luxury and high-performance vehicles like BMW and Mercedes-Benz come equipped from the factory with run-flat tires. Most of these vehicles have no spare tire, so many drivers who use dedicated winter / snow tires choose to stick with a run-flat design. Over three years ago in the article, "Which Run-Flat Winter / Snow Tires Should I...  Read More

Do Snow Tires Make a Difference?

Snow tires make a difference! Not only do they make a difference, they make an enormous difference. In fact, in scenarios where inches can mean the difference between just a close call and a life threatening collision, the difference they make cannot be overstated.   When is comes to snow and ice traction, even the most capable all-season tire will pale in...  Read More

Getting Ready for Winter 2016: Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

Remember last winter? Will this winter be just as bad? Predictions will be made but nobody really knows. The best course of action is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. There is no simple rule of thumb on whether or not to run winter / snow tires. If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should strongly consider...  Read More

Results from New Ultra High Performance All-Season Test

For the best handling, steering response and grip in the warmer months, the best performance tires are typically summer-only tires. For maximum ice and snow traction, and for the best safety for subfreezing conditions, choose a set of dedicated winter / snow tires. However, having two sets of tiresisn't an option or needed for some drivers, so the next...  Read More