Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

We just got back from a 2300 mile trip from Nevada to Arizona and into California. This tire brought back smooth riding into the Durango. My previous tire was Dunlop AT20's which left a lot to be desired. This tire has encountered heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, black ice, ice under fresh powder snow and near 0 degree temperatures. Please note this is not a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

(GTI with Performance Pkg-6sp manual) Initial Review 2500mi Tires purchased to replace OEM All Season Hankook H Rated VENTUS S1 NOBLE2. (Planning to purchase Goodyear PSS summer tires in the spring.)This has been a challenging winter in Chicago area with significant snow, ice and very low temperatures. The Pirelli Scotto3 (non-run flat) have performed with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

We are into our third winter with Michelin's on our relatively low mileage Audi S4. The tires have been fine--better than previously owned Dunlops and Continentals (for other cars). My only concern with the Michelins is traction in curves. I've noticed that they are a bit slippery in a snow covered, off- camber turn that we go through frequently. On the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Quiet, comfortable, and capable. My research led me to believe these are best-in-class, and my experience so far supports that conclusion. Sure enough, the tires are a perfect match for the character of the G37xS and my driving style. Excellent grip in both the wet and dry and inspires confidence in corners. I was pleasantly surprised how comfortable they...  Read More

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

I put these on my new 2016 Impreza (16x7 Moda rims) and so far they have been excellent in the couple of storms we've had in Denver. I've driven them out in the Summit county mountains over completely snow covered passes and they performed perfectly without hesitation. I was mainly concerned with noise and comfort and these perform as well if not better in...  Read More

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

Great all-season tire for the WRX, fantastic in the snow for an ultra high performance tire. It should be adequate for 99% of winter situations, as I live in Colorado and have not been in a situation where this tire failed me in the snow, even in 6+ inches. Turn traction control off and you'll definitely be sliding a lot more though, if you're into that sort...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Purchased these tires last year, and have experienced everything from snow/slice/ice to dry pavement in them. They have exceeded my expectations in every possible way, and I consider them to be a major upgrade over the OEM Dunlops my car came with.I was a bit concerned going with an UHP All Season compared to a set of dedicated snow tires, but I wasn't let...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I moved from Texas to New Jersey, bringing my rear wheel drive Infiniti coup with me. With the original Dunlop all season tires, driving in the winter was almost impossible. Since I drive this car only about 8000 miles a year, I chose to go with XIce Xi3, and keep the snow tires on the car year round. So far, it has been a great experience. The tires have a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This is my second set of Contis, although they changed slightly (From DWS to DWS 06). They've been really solid 3/4 season tires, and the wear has been acceptable to me. I don't consider them an ultra-high-performance tire, but the upside is they're much more quiet and comfortable than the original Dunlop 5000's, and the 06 DWS is clearly improved over the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Take this review with a grain of salt as I just had these tires installed. I had quite a few different tires on my 6 years BMW 128i and that car being as tactile as it is, I can immediately feel a the difference from a tire to another with it. I just swapped my summer tires (Continental Extreme Contact DW, which I adore) for these for getting prepared for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

Excellent grip in wet, good traction is deep snow. Predictable handling and traction on ice. A very fun tire to drive on - in the wet, predictable and tons of grip. Hands down a better performance winter tire than the Dunlops that were on before.   Read More

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 Dunlop Grandtrek SJ6

I live in the hills of western MA, where we get quite a bit of snow and ice. So I bought these Dunlop Grandtrek SJ6's in P205/70R16 mounted on plain steel 16 wheels for my Crosstrek for winter. They are just a tad taller and narrower than the stock P225/55R17 Yokohamas. No rubbing issues at all, and in the snow, my crosstrek is unstoppable. They are really...  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 BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I bought these tires in November to replace some worn out goodyear rs-a that came on the car when I bought it. I have owned several different uhpas tires, including Dunlop (can't remember which ones), Falken 912, Falken 512,etc. These are by far the best I've driven. They're quieter than I expected. More comfortable by far than the goodyears. Better at...  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 Dunlop Winter Maxx

BOUGHT THESE LAST YEAR FOR THE NEW YORK WINTERS, GREAT TIRE, UNCANNY IN THE SNOW, HAD NO PROBLEMS WHAT SO EVER DURING THE SNOW FILLED WEEKS. GREAT ON HIGHWAYS, GREAT RESPONSE IN THE SNOW AND ALSO WHEN THE SNOW TURNED TO SLUSH/WATERY CONDITIONS.   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