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 Sport A/S 3+ (H- or V-Speed Rated)

At long last, I've found my tire: an ultra high performance all-season tire that optimizes the performance of Audi's Quattro AWD on trips to the mountains, without numbing the car's handling and steering response on the dry roads that dominate daily driving here in LA. I've only had the Michelins a couple weeks, but immediately took them on a 1,000 mile road...  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 Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Took these up to the mountain and I have gotta say i'am very impressed in the quality of these tires. I initially went in to get snow tires but i was quickly referenced to these all seasons in terms of versatility and performance. I did replace my OEM run flat tires which some people and the dealership advise against, but as long as you monitor tire pressure...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I live in the midwest in a state that is known for encountering quickly changing weather. I need to be prepared to drive in all types of weather conditions. Hot,cold, below zero temps,dry, wet, ice, light and deep snow, we get it all. I am a have been a huge Yokohama fan and was set to purchase some for my (new to me) '13 Azera. After much consideration,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Replaced OEM Run Flat tires with these new tires. Seems like it is a different car with the road feel and performance. I will never purchase Run Flat tires again after this experience.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

This is my second set of BFG/KO2 tires. The first set I had on my 2008 Toyota Tundra and they worked great, the ride was very smooth and responsive, and extremely quiet. My second set is on my 2014 Ford F250 Crew Cab Super Duty with a plow package. I am by far very pleased with these on my Ford. The Ford requires a rated E type tire. The side walls are...  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 Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I put Continental ExtremeContactDWS06 RS5 275/30/R20 on the rs5. This is the can be the best option on those cars. Especially in winter time. Good traction in -20 degree, and covered road conditions. Is not as well as Winter tires, but it can performed 85% of them. The only disadvantage is that you can not push the car to the limited as summer tires in...  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 Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I had this tired for about 4 months now and all I can say is they perform extremely well in the dry vs my all season stock tires and even perform well in the wet as well. A lot more grip vs my all season tires but rides a little harsher but that a trade off and can also that I have upgrade coil overs as well. So far they are great tires but I do notice maybe...  Read More

Best Tires for Audi Q7 TDI

The 2015 Audi Q7 TDI Premium is loved by its owners for its lush interior and sophisticated driving characteristics. This seven-passenger SUV is also praised for its fuel-efficient TDI diesel engine.  When it comes to the vehicle’s tires, either the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV-4X4 or Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 are Original Equipment. Q7 TDI owners,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I am one of the X-5 owners who suffered through a set of run flats that were on the car when I bought it. A year ago this month I bought a set of the Continental DWS's, but did not have them installed on the car until this past April.What a difference and delighted I bought them. These tires performed extremely well all summer. They are quiet, smooth, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

These tire far exceeded my hopes and expectations! I honestly had no idea that tires could make this much difference and I fully expect I will purchase a new set of these again. Living in Seattle I experience rain on a regular basis and that had a lot to do with why I chose these tires. What really stands out to me about these are their ability to cut...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These are my second set on a second car. On both cars i averaged about 50,000 miles each. Ive driven in various conditions to a foot of snow, 1/4 of packed ice, heavy rain and easy 120*F roads. Minimal issues in comparison to Hankook and Eagle tires i have also had. These DWS have outlasted all tires i have ever had. I had my car in Germany and ran them up...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

after owning 2 previous sets of the conti dws and was pleased with their performance, I once again replaced with with the DWS 06 model. What a mistake. I have put 18k miles on these tires this last year and am thinking that I will need to replace before winter. tread depth measures anywhere between 3/32 and 4/32nds on the tear. they have worn unevenly and...  Read More

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

I put this set on my 2006 Mazdaspeed 6 right when I purchased the vehicle, so I can't compare it to other tires on this car. But these tires are awesome! They grip in every scenario and perform great in every aspect. My Mazdaspeed 6 is AWD, but when lifting the e-brake up one click (disengages rear wheels), the tires still grab extremely well with 270 crank...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus

These tires provide the smoothest ride I've ever experienced in a non luxury car. The most noticeable attribute is the ability to absorb sharp impacts as if they were non-existent. As for small bumps or potholes, I couldn't tell you, I don't know if they exist anymore; with these tires it seems as if they do not! I cannot say much when it comes to handling...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I put a set of these on my '85 Mazda RX7 with a 12a Rotary engine making about 100hp. A 205/50R16 is a big upgrade from the OEM 185/65R13 they mounted on this car in the '80s. Around the same time I also upgraded to Racing Beat springs and larger front and rear sway bars. I'm using the car to commute and attend track nights and it is a blast. Road noise...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Simply the best Autocross tire available with phenomenal dry grip once they are hot. Traction is pretty good in the wet on Autox though it's best to not drive them on the highway in the wet. The rubber is extremely soft - equivalent to a race compound. The added traction can give a good autocross driver a second or two off their times. Wear is high - I...  Read More