Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Purchased these as a replacement for the Yokohama Advan A82A's that I had previously. Primary reason was price point and other good reviews. I am very impressed with the ride quality, they ride a teeny bit softer than other HP summer tires - but still offer incredible grip and cornering. Highway noise is not bad considering the tread pattern, and MPG is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

Installed the Ventus on my Mustang GT as a summer performance tire. I garage the car for the winter. Great tire with excellent grip in all conditions except snow. Quiet, stable when cornering, great stopping power and grip at launch. Wearing very evenly with rotation every 7k miles or so. I have about 12k miles on them now and they appear as new with little...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

I can write this review with zero miles on the tires because this is my third set. The Hankook's are a very good value, probably the best value to performance tire I've put on this car. And with 170k miles on my Mustang, I've put a lot of tires on this car. Unfortunately I bought this set a little before I needed them, because they were on close out. Which...  Read More

Check Out Sumitomo for Affordable Tires

Who is Sumitomo? Headquartered in Kobe, Japan and involved extensively with the tire industry since 1909, Sumitomo has very close relationships with Dunlop and Goodyear. Sumitomo has produced tires in cooperation with Dunlop and Goodyear for many years. In fact, so much engineering, technology and manufacturing is shared between them that I sometimes...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

I have to admit that at first I underestimated these tires. I wasn't expecting much from them, but they turned out to be great tires and despite my hungry driving they held very well, even when wires got exposed. Stealership told me it was not safe to drive those tires since wires were exposed and I still went on 2k trip and made it home without any issues....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

OK for all you people who bought this tire for track or autocross, THIS IS NOT A TIRE DESIGNED FOR THAT SO YOUR REVIEW IS MUTE AND POINTLESS! Now on to a real review. This tire at first was noisey, however after about 200 miles its very very quiet. This is the most comfortable tire I have ever owned. Driving a sports car with very aggressive driving I can...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

When first installed were a bit squirrely at Interstate speeds, disappeared in a few hundred miles. In very cold weather and after sitting for days, need a short distance to warm up and smooth out. Very solid ride and stick really well. Difficult to cite any harshness directly attributable to the tires and not characteristic of the car. These are great tires...  Read More

Great Grip Comes with Savings: Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110

Testing tires allows us to accurately tell which tires deliver the right combination of grip, handling and road manners to improve your drive. It also allows us to compare tires and tell drivers what tire we think works best for them. When new products come out, we can tell customers how they compare to other tires, as well as how they are an improvement...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

This is a long lasting tire that performs well in varied conditions. In truth, I probably did not exploit its potential very often except on occasional tight on-ramps where grip and stability matter the most. I did notice that the shoulders wore out first, long before the centre of the tread and I attribute this to driving style. The Hankook Ventus V12 Evo...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

I had this tire's predecessor on my 05' Evo MR and currently on my Eclipse GSX and on those two vehicles, these tires have performed very well! This new iteration performs very well as well on my BMW. They handle so well. But my other two cars are not what I would call quiet riding cars. So tire noise was not very noticeable. But on my BMW 335Xi M-Pkg., the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Yes, yes, yes! Thats all that needs to be said, but I'll explain my love for these tires. I've driven 30,000 miles on the PSS in my 535i and I absolutely love them! I purchased a 2007 335i a few weeks ago and its sitting on Hankook Ventus V12 Evo's, which don't even compare.Due to the sport package on each car the tires can't be rotated. My first set of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

These Hankook Ventus K110 tires are great. In comparison to the ROCK HARD Goodyears that came on my Corvette when new, there is no comparison as the Hankooks are far superior.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Previously ran Cooper CS4 Touring on my Mazda, these are almost as comfortable and quiet as those tires but with a noticeable upgrade in the handling department, both dry and wet. Have not been able to max out the car/tire combos capabilities, but feel confident to push them hard in daily driving.Compared to OEM Michelin MXM4, sidewall is softer on the...  Read More

Hankook's New Ventus V12 evo2 vs Original Ventus V12 evo K110

Hankook has been producing tires since 1941 and is the seventh largest tire company in the world. While many of their tires are made in Asian countries, Hankook announced they're planning to build a plant in the United States. Amongst enthusiasts, they're known to produce some of the best value-oriented performance tires.  While the Max Performance Summer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Excellent summer tire. I bought these tires to replace the runflats that come with the Mini. Excellent tires for summer driving. However, don't try them in the snow - you get virtually no traction.   Read More

Tread Design Types and How They Differ

Not every tire is made the same, nor do they look the same. Tread designs help play a key role in traction ability, road noise and treadwear. Take a look at available tread designs and how they compare against one another. Symmetric A symmetric tread design is the most common and features continuous ribs or independent tread blocks across the entire tread face...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Have 20k on these tires and quite a bit of life remaining. Still very comfortable and handles great. Best tires I have ever had. Beats any performance A/S iv'e had before; P-zero, Exalto, Avid-envigor, which are all great too. Will get these for all my cars to come. Recommended these to my friend with an Evo. He loves them too.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

These replaced the OEM Goodyear runflats, and what an improvement they are. The first thing I noticed was that they definitely have a softer sidewall than the runflats and feel more squishy. These tires give a great ride and are extremely quiet. Dry traction is really good. Wet traction is sufficient too, as my Vette is my dd. You don't have to worry about...  Read More

Hankook Tires - Great Grip. Great Price.

When shopping for tires, value is always a big concern for customers. One of the most common questions I receive is, "Which tire can give me the maximum amount of grip for the best price?" If this sounds like you, Hankook may offer just what you've been shopping for. They offer high quality tires at a great price. Customers are surprised to learn Hankook is...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for the Run-Flats on C6 Corvettes

Many Corvette owners ask about switching to non-run-flat tires for multiple reasons, including cost, selection and ride quality. For standard C6 sizes, there are a number of excellent non-run-flat options to choose from with the 245/40R18 size in the front and 285/35R19 in the rear.   The best performance tires in terms of handling and traction are the Micheli...  Read More