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 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 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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Symmetrical

The tires are standard on the 2014 Mazda 3 s with the 18 rims. At first the tires were good driving back and forth on newly paved roads. Than I moved and changed jobs where the drive was on old worn out roads and highways paved with concrete and not asphalt and the tires were loud like really loud. That is to be blamed on both the tire and the car because...  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 Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Had this Fit Sport through a full set of OE Dunlops and find this tire to be far superior. As I approach 20K miles, tires still look nearly new. The car holds onto the road better than the car feels like it will and have not had a single slide on slippery when wet SoCal roads. As I have a stick, there is occasionally a bit of tire spin when I let out the...  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

I still cannot believe that after 23,000 miles on these tires, I have 6/32 of tread left. Grip is still unchanged. WRX is a grippy, all wheel drive car, so that probably enhances and biases experience, but I still think these tires are awesome.I cannot believe the treadlife given that these tires max summer tires. I did not take the car to the track, but I...  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

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

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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 M

Don't know why everyone else is complaining about tread wear. Came OEM, 18,500 miles of somewhat aggressive driving and still 8/32's on all 4 tires. Snow grip is awesome (compared to the Michelin Pilot MXM4s on my previous car, 2010 Ford Fusion.) Only flaws are the rough ride and road noise but it doesn't bother me. After all, if you want a quiet luxury car,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx Race

I tried these Sport Maxx Race tires on my Boxster Spyder. I drive to weekend DE events (white run group). I was very satisfied with how well these tires perform. I have driven on many street tires (on the track) and these tires may be the best I have ever used. I'll be buying another set for the next event.   Read More

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

Are you kidding me? These are snow tires? Amazing!! They are much more quiet than the OEM high performance all seasons that came on my car. They grip better in the wet and the dry, they have firmer cornering behavior and oh yea, they are snow tires! Which means great cold weather breaking power too. Stop reading and just buy them already... I will never put...  Read More

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

This tire combined with AWD does very well on my BMW 330Xi during the Northeast winter. I am very impressed with the dry, wet, and snow traction for a high performance snow tire. I really don't think any all-season tire can match this level of traction in both dry AND snow conditions. Noise and wear so far have been very good. No complaints. Honestly, this...  Read More