Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Replaced the OEM installed Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires with only 13,000 miles on the clock and installed the new Michelin Pilot 4S tires. I've had prior experience with some Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires, as well as two sets of Michelin PSS tires on different cars, and Michelin knocked it out of the park again.Summary = Superb traction and handling...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S

Last season, I was going to buy the Bridgestone Potenza Re71r but they were back ordered for 2 months so I decided to go with a set of the Rival S for autocross. What a great tire! These tires handle great in the dry and handle well in wet conditions. I dont recommened driving in heavy rain, that can be sketchy. But for an extreme performance tire i was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Installing these tires immediately improved everything I liked about my car. Replacing the original equipment Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP runflats with the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 dramatically improved the ride and noise - no more crashing over bumps that jarred me and scared my passengers. Regular road noise went way down and the tramlining went...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

These are the best tires I have owned in 45 years in all categories. My research was primarily on tire racks site. My s2000 handles incredibly now and much much better than the previous set of bf Goodrich tires. The ride is smooth and somewhat luxurious considering my suspension and the known performance capabilities of this sports car. The rubber is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I spend 40-50 days per winter snow skiing so snow tires are a necessity. The Xi3 exceeded all expectations in all conditions. I drove in slush, packed snow, deep, fresh snow, ice, and wet conditions on mountain roads and over highway passes in Western Washington, BC, Oregon, and the Sierras in California and found traction during straight-line driving and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I went back-n-forth for weeks trying to decide about which tire to buy. I finally chose to splurge for the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ over the Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06. Yes, the Michelin tires are a bit pricey, but they are definitely well worth the invest. The ride, performance, and handling are superb. I would absolutely purchase these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Call me crazy, however, these are one of the best performing tires I have ever owned. I run the Michelin pilot sports on both my 2008 VW Jetta Wolfsburg 2.0T FSI, DSG w/K04 S3 Turbocharger upgrade, and supercharged 1994 Classic NA Mazda Miata as summer tires and these on the Jetta for the winter. The Michelin Pilot Super Sports are at the top of their...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Spent a weekend in Sacramento area from SF Bay Area this weekend. Had mix of crazy weather over weekend - sunny & dry, cold and slightly icy, hard pouring rain and a bit of hail. Tires performed extremely well over dry asphalt - quiet, sticky, crisp and responsive. Was expecting it to deteriorate in rain, hail and wet pavement, but didn't skip a beat. Not a...  Read More

Need More Grip? Check Out the Latest Extreme Performance Summer Challengers to the Bridgestone Potenze RE-71R

Becoming number one is difficult, but staying on top is even harder. Currently, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R has managed to hang on to its Extreme Performance Summer crown, however the competition is getting fierce. BFGoodrich has the new g-Force Rival S 1.5. Falken has come out with the RT615K+. And Hankook has rolled out the Ventus R-S4. BFGoodrich g-...  Read More

New Max Performance Summer Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S and Continental ExtremeContact Sport

Don't blame me if your area gets blasted with cold and snow tomorrow, but many meteorologists are predicting an early spring. Are you ready for spring and wondering what's new in the Max Performance Summer category? Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Continental ExtremeContact Sport If you've got a fun and sporty car, it most likely came equipped with Max Performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Bought these tires with a Tire Rack wheel package. The stock WRX tires are absolutely pitiful from a trace of snow upward. So, like Murphy's Law, as soon as I got the tires mounted--the snow stopped. It was regularly snowing prior to Xmas but soon therafter it simply died out. BUT, we did have a 10 snowfall and decided to try out the traction on these....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I have roughly 5,000 miles on these tires over the course of 5 months, on all road types (excluding gravel). I love them.I drive extremely aggressively and they are the best tires I've put on my Camaro to date, far better than the factory Pirelli's. More grip both lateral and in a straight line, much better in wet/cold conditions, tough and resistant to road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Purchased the MXM4 to replace the oem Goodyear LS that came with TLX V6 AWD - the Goodyear is a very poor choice for this car, shame on Acura for this decision. I was looking for luxury level performance, and the MXM4 delivers without question. Quiet, smooth, dampens road jolts and bumps extremely well. Handling is not sport-level, but is a significant...  Read More

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

I traded my Conti Extreme Contact AWS tires at 30,000 miles for these. The biggest difference is that the Contis were terrible in any snow or ice, while these BFGs are excellent. Huge difference. And so far, all other categories are the same or better. The sidewalls are stronger than the Contis, but even with 36 psi in them, the ride is very close. (I had...  Read More

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

After reading reviews, I decided to take the plunge and make my purchase through Tire Rack. When I received them, I was concerned if I would have to contend with road noise with the aggressive thread pattern and to my surprise they are super quiet. Tire Pressure it set to 33.5 cold. These tires are all the rave people have been talking about. The shoulders...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I was eager to get the new Continental Extreme Sport tires installed. It's now been 45 days and over 1,100 miles logged, let's see how they are performing. Recognizing the manufacture's recent successes with other all-season categories, this tire surely had all the makings of being one of the class leaders. Since day one, the Extreme Sport has proven to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

This set of tires were put on in mid September and ran into late November, until temps dipped closer to freezing. I distinctively recall how well they performed in wet / damp / cool weather during the fall. I was very impressed with the wet handling, and braking from this tire. I have not found them to be a noisy tire as well. Looking forward to some...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I'm blown away by the wet traction of the tire. I pushed them hard in the wet and never felt any slippage. I put the tires on in September and we didn't get snow until December so I was able to keep them on longer than expected. Even on cold wet mornings I was very impressed with the grip of the tires. They are smooth and quiet especially for a max...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I had a fever, and the only prescription was the ExtremeContact Sport. After my set of all-season tires wore out, I decided to step back into a set of summer "Max Performance" tires. I was immediately blown away with the new Contis. Their exceptional responsiveness quickly brought life back to this 150k mile Miata. That responsiveness is backed-up with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

This review is for the MO rated version of this tire which I purchased for my Mercedes Benz E350 4Matic. As you would expect from the MO rating, these tires ride extremely well with low noise and high comfort levels. The car responds very well with these tires with very good steering feel and tracking. I have noticed no change in fuel consumption. There is...  Read More