Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I upgraded the wheels and tires on my Focus to 17 Ford wheels and the Michelin PSS. They are a very nice combination, they ride must more comfortably than the old 15 wheels with the stock Hankooks. I don't regret this one bit. It really livens up the car.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Just had them installed last week, and it has been RAINING all day every day, ever since! I absolutely LOVE these tires, the road feel is just awesome, solidly 4 feet on the ground..No floatiness. Utterly AMAZING in RAIN..truly awesome..these tires cut along wet pavement as though you were on dry ground, no matter the speed nor amount of standing water,...  Read More

New Wheels and Tires For Your New Ford Focus RS

Did you just get a Focus RS or have one on the way? Depending on how you've configured your RS, you probably have 19x8 ET 50 dark grey cast alloy wheels on 235/35R19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports. For many RS drivers there is no need to upgrade. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is a great match for those looking for a balanced tire. It's got a crisp steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

I had BFG G-Force Rivals now on my cars since they first came out in 2013. I originally had them on a 2007 Ford Focus that was my daily driver and weekend autoX car. They made such a huge difference in the cars handling both at autoX event and in everyday driving as well lasting for two years (used in months of Apr-Oct) that I opted to get a set for my 2010...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I spent several weeks researching tires. This 9-3 came with ContiSportContacts which were also the OE tire. I wanted to upgrade to an Ultra High Performance All Season from those Grand Touring OE boots.Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 were my first choice due to their reviews/reputation. However, Michelin was the only tire company without a rebate right now....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

This is my first experience running a dedicated snow tire read all the reviews plus affordability this tire performance was awesome .. I ran it on a Ford Focus front wheel drive and yes I bought 4 not just the front. All I can say is I will be a repeat customer for these tires👍   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Been riding these on my focus for about 6 months. Treadwear had been unbelievable for an aggressive summer tire such as this. These are superior to the stock eagle f1 tires in almost every way..almost. We get a lot of flash flooding and torrential rain here in Texas, and these pilot ss' tend to hydroplane on the highway pretty severely, my eagle f1s were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

These tires allowed me to get around in Northern Wisconsin winter without an issue. There were multiple times where I nearly felt overconfident due to the traction these tires provided. I'm sure the guys in the big 4x4 trucks felt awkward when a Ford Focus ST was passing them :) Overall these tires both met and exceeded expectations, I am a now a firm...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Might Be the New King of the Hill

We had the opportunity to take the test BMWs on the track this week to test some of the brake pad offerings from Hawk. There were a few options that offered braking bite and quietness for different applications. But more on that later, because the unintended star of the day may have been the tires that were used for the test. For a stop-and-go performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

The tires that came on my 2012 Ford Focus were so bad in snow, that my wife was afraid to drive car. We live in Michigan's UP, and my wife drove 45 miles to work all year round. She though the car was the problem. I had a hard time making it out of over drive way when it was snow covered. I switched to Michelin Premier A/S tires, it was almost like putting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

Great tires and like you reading the reviews I was worried - they are inexpensive and it is not that I am cheap I just want good tires and not spend $500 a corner. Well these tires are great - stable at speed in the wet and very very quiet. I have a very heavy car - V12 4,828 lbs long wheelbase Mercedes and there are no issues with flat spots in the morning....  Read More

Best All-Season Ford Focus Tires

The Focus is Ford's compact car entry. Introduced in model year 2000, and selling upwards of 200,000 per year, it can be considered a success. Last re-designed in 2010, you will find the entry-level tire size to be 195/65R15. But Ford offers many variations in trim levels, engine sizes and tire sizes, so always double check the size you have on yours before...  Read More

T.E.E.N.S. Behind the Wheel

October 18 – 24, 2015 is National Teen Driver Safety Week and serves as a good reminder to parents and teens that safety behind the wheel is a top priority throughout the year. As motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14 -18-year-olds in this country, and a 16-year-old is 20 percent more likely to be killed in a crash than an adult, it’s...  Read More

Do I Need Studless Ice & Snow or Performance Winter / Snow Tires?

When it comes to choosing your next set of winter / snow tires for a passenger vehicle, there are two main winter tire performance categories for you to consider, Studless Ice & Snow and Performance Winter / Snow. Studless Ice & Snow tires deliver the best ice and snow grip in the industry. Intended to be a friendlier alternative to studded solutions, we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I confesses that I seldom write reviews, though I benefit from them, but these tires are so good, I have to do this. If you have read all the other reviews, as I did, you know there is general agreement on certain qualities, but a few complaints. The key fact in this is SOFT SIDEWALLS, which in turn affects all other properties. I plan to briefly confirm...  Read More

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

Had summer performance Goodyears on my Focus ST - purchased car in February, 2013. Hardly any snow last winter, but when the temp was under 35 degrees, they would SLIDE. Put these on in ealr November, and what a difference. In cold weather these things STICK, and in light snow they are really amazing. A little road noise, but not a whole lot worse than the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 3

I have a Focus ST with a full stage 3 engine package, suspension package and upgraded brakes. I belong to the local ST club and we do spirited mountain runs, track days and autocross. Since this car is also my DD I was going to go with the F1's but due to a mistake by my local tire store I ended up with these (long story). I have to say that these tires are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hoosier A7

I have run many track tires and by far these hoosier A7s are the stickiest most predictable compound ever. I run the 275/35/15 on a 2200lb, 215 front wheel horsepower supercharged Focus (yes,a Ford Focus) on all 4 corners and first time out set the Super Unlimited track record (1:48.7 seconds) at a 14 turn,2.3 mile road course (Whiskey Hill Raceway in...  Read More

KONI's FSD Damper Set Can Do It All

When customers call in to Tire Rack for advice on parts, we always ask qualifying questions to focus our suggestions on the customer's wants and needs. For example, when selling tires, we will ask the customer what characteristics are most important to them, i.e. ride comfort, steering response, dry traction, longevity, etc. Very often, the initial response...  Read More

What to Buy When the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is Backordered

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is an outstanding tire. It combines top-tier wet and dry traction with responsive handling, making it a benchmark in the Max Performance Summer category. Unfortunately, it has been out of stock in many sizes this summer. So what do you do if the Super Sport has an indefinite backorder in your size? It depends on why you wanted...  Read More