Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More

What are the Differences in Winter / Snow Tire Categories

As you begin to shop for winter / snow tires this year, you may discover there are different classifications of winter tires available. So the question is: "Which one works best for me?" General AltiMAX Arctic Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Studdable Winter / Snow Offering a traditional winter compound and tread design, these tires meet severe...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Just returned from an S2000 event at The Tail of the Dragon . These tires are fantastic! Supremely confidence building. Completely predictable and superbly responsive. These replaced Coopers, which were awful and Dunlop Star Specs before that which were fantastic from a performance standpoint but noisy and hard riding. We drive about 16 hours each way to get...  Read More

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

Superb winter tire, simply fantastic. I'm using it on fairly powerful RWD car, tons of snow in the area every year. Never skipped or postponed a trip, zero issues finding grip no matter the conditions or the temperature out there. It's pricey, and it wears somewhat fast, for most people it's probably good for 2, maybe 3 winters.Quiter on dry and wet pavement...  Read More

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

Great all around tire. There are certainly better tires for each season, but for snow and ice they are leaps and bounds better than the stock Dunlop Sport Maxx tires . If you live with snow on the ground for the majority of the winter, I'd go with a dedicated winter/snow tire, but if you only get 1-3 inches at a time then these do just fine.You will always...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

These tires have been an absolute joy. The OEM Dunlops were garbage in comparison. The Michelins have proven to be decent for tread wear given they are high performance summer tires. On very few occasions I have been able to break traction with them despite my best efforts with a stage 1 STI. The Dunlops would squiggle about all over, coupled with an...  Read More

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

Long time listener, first time caller. I've used tire rack to support my tire purchasing decisions and as a way to promote vehicle safety to family and colleagues for years.When it came time to replace the OE tires (Dunlop Sport SP 01 A/S) on my daily driver, I did a considerable amount of research including talking with the experts here at TR. I enjoy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Haven't driven in any snow yet, but dry and wet traction are awesome with this tire. Wet traction it feels like I'm driving on dry pavement still. I can't comment on wear yet either as these tires are pretty new. They are also much quieter than my old tires (Dunlop SP Sport Signature) and the ride is very comfortable. Overall these tires are pretty awesome....  Read More

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

These replaced the stock Dunlop Sport Maxx RT's. Instead of putting the new PSS's on the stock wheels, I had TireRack install these PSS's on Enkei TS9's with TPMS. These are now my summer set of wheels and tires. About 800 miles were initially covered for a road trip from Salem, OR to Ontario, OR and back. The roads were dry the entire trip, which meant...  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

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 Continental ExtremeContact DWS

This is basically the only tire that should be put on a high horsepower, rear wheel drive sports car that needs to be driven in the winter and especially in the snow. For 20 years I purchased nothing but Pirelli P-Zero tires and I always wondered why my rear wheel drive cars ----ed in the snow. The reason why is that those are summer only tires. They also...  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 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 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 Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

This set lasted 15,000 miles of tire screeching, canyon crushing fury. There's no option for aggressive driving but that's what I do. I recently switched to dunlop dz102's and miss these. I should have stuck with potenza's, totally worth the 10$ difference per tire.They're also great for daily use and harsh weather. Definitely going back to these next time I...  Read More