Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I put these tires on a C6 Corvette and could not be happier. They have the appropriate speed rating for a 'vette and perform beyond my expectations. The OEM run flats sounded like snow tires. Was difficult to hear the radio at freeway speeds. To compensate for the tire not being a run flat, I bought a tire pump from Groits Garage and a plug kit for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

I was looking for a tire with a good mix of performance and quietness. The snow and wet performance of this tire is very good. they are pretty squishy if it gets to be over 50 degrees though. They feel slightly lethargic on initial turn in but are stable and predictable in corners. Under moderate acceleration in warmer conditions you can hear the siping slap...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Just got a set of 4 new DWS for my Audi A4. Have about 500 miles on them. Drove them in the rain a few times and they had good grip. On dry roads, they were fine. Haven't had the chance to try them on snow yet. It seems like a good all around tire and very comfortable, but the Conti Pro Contacts they replaced were far more engaging in terms of steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

I was stuck in the same rut as other Toyota 4Runner Limited owners with VERY limited replacement options or change tire sizes to 275/55R20 . The OEM Yokohama Geolandars barely made 35K miles and were extremely NOISY by 25k miles- so I knew I didn't want them so I made the switch to these Michelin LTX M/S 2. I am SO glad I switched. The noise, ride and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I bought these as a replacement to the runflat tires that were on my car at time of purchase. My driving is mostly highway with a few trips to the mountains a year for spirited driving. So far these tires have exceeded my expectations! Dry roads, they're great! Always very predicable, even close to their limits! Rain performance has been phenomenal, better...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

In a word: planted. That's how you feel when you take a curve at what would have been an unsafe speed when you still had lesser tires. I can't overstate what a great tire this is for the money. For less than $200 a tire, these are a steal. They transformed my Audi A4 quattro from a nice commuter sedan to a cornering beast. Cornering is now considerably...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature HP

I have never been a huge fan of dunlop tires, I have always found them to be mediocre at best. However I decided to give these a go for my new car which just so happens to be a front wheel drive v8 monster. I questioned my decision to use an all season tire on this car and not dedicated summer and winter tires, but given the expense of running 255's in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 R

These will be the 4th set of AD08s I have had over the years. I have tried many of the other Extreme Performance Summer' tires including RE-11s (1 set), Star Specs (1 set), and R-S3s (2 sets). (I have not tried the BFG g-Force Rivals because they don't come in the size I need.) These however are still my favorite street tires and I will continue going back...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Run Flat

I bought these Pirelli Scorpion Run-Flat tires to replace the original equipment Bridgestone Duelers on my 2009 BMW X5. Early on, I'm extremely satisfied.I never liked the way the Bridgestones held the road and took turns. The Pirelli Scorpions, on the other hand, hold the road like velcro with a slightly softer ride. During a downpour, they performed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Awesome in the wet, much better hydroplane resistant than Pirelli P-Zeros that were 20 mm skinnier. Ultimate grip is about the same as P-Zeros. Go up a performance category or to Pilot Super Sports if you want more grip. Treadwear on the highway seems to be pretty good. At current wear rate, I am expecting to get 40,000 out of them with no track use and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

These are the 2nd set of Extreme Continentals I've purchased. This tire is the best buck for your $! The ONLY complaint I have is the treadwear. I'm no speed demon, but my BMW is rear wheel drive and it seems that these tires installed on rear wheel drive cars tend to wear out very fast. Both my rear tires wore down to the bone by 15,000 miles but the 2...  Read More

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

After installing the G-Force Comp 2 A/S back in June, my initial response was overwhelmingly positive. My admiration for this enthusiastic all season performance tread continues to grow even stronger with time. I have now logged trips which include long distance miles to errands around town. The tire proves to be a smart choice in both extremes. Someone...  Read More

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

My car is a daily driver that has been modified to resemble a MX-5 Cup car in handling and performance. I am an HPDE instructor, and my car is on the track about one weekend a month, ususally at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, Texas or Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas. I replaced a worn out set of Rivals with the RE-71Rs two days before a private...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Excellent treadlife @ 54k miles I'm just down to the wear bars (I monitor pressure, alignment, rotate and still get road force balancing), brilliant wet performance (dropped away on the final days of the tire), dry is still awesome (since they are turning into slicks haha), some feathering but even wear, and very smooth an relatively quiet though the engine...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These tires were the 6th set and the longest lasting ones that I have had on my 2006 Honda Civic EX...they lasted 42,800 miles. The front tires could last me until winter, but I am going to go ahead and replace all four now since there is a $70 rebate. Previous tires have lasted 24,000-32,000. Civics are notorious for chewing up the rear tires due to issues...  Read More

The Extreme Performance Summer Category Has Gotten More. . .Extreme!

With August upon on us, it won't be too long before the 2015 Tire Rack Solo National Championships arrive. If you're heading to Lincoln in September then you've most likely already made your tire choice. Wondering whether you picked the right tire? Want to know what else is out there? We've recently posted the official results of our latest Extreme...  Read More

The Best Extreme Performance Summer Tires Tested on the Track

Back in 2011, we discussed Extreme Performance Summer tires in "What are Extreme Performance Summer Tires?" Though the category itself is still the same, the players have changed. When it comes to Extreme Performance Summer tires, the tires have the following benefits and compromises: Benefits Very fast steering response with lots of steering wheel feedback Sup...  Read More

What Tires are Best for Your Audi Q7?

First available for the 2007 model year, the Audi Q7 has been a popular choice in the full-size luxury SUV/CUV market. Drivers love the vehicle's style, comfort and overall luxurious performance. And you can't forget about the quattro all-wheel drive system. When it comes to replacing tires, there are four popular sizes offered by Audi. Below are some of the...  Read More

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 Test Video and Summary

In a recent post, "Continental ExtremeContact DWS Replaced by ExtremeContact DWS 06", we compared and contrasted the older Continental ExtremeContact DWS against the replacement version, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06. To summarize, the new ExtremeContact DWS 06 addressed a common complaint of the older version of the tire feeling slow to respond to...  Read More

Autocross Tire Test Results

Test results are in for some of the top autocross tires for this season. The test featured the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S, Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R, the Hankook Ventus R-S3 Version 2 (some of my early picks for this year's top contenders), as well as the Kumho Ecsta V720, which was a late addition to the field of SCCA eligible competitors.  Some of my...  Read More