Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion STR A

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Pirelli Scorpion STR A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73
 
 

2005 Ford F150 XLT Sup Cab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Edison, NJ
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
March 11, 2014

Picked up these tires to supplement the Hankook OE tires. Bought as take-offs from a F-350 with less than 50 miles on them. These are very nice tires that wear extremely well.

These tires are substantially better than the OE tires which are still periodically in service. But then comparing P radials with LT radials isn't fair.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber AT 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.47
 
 

2008 Ford F150 FX4 Super Crew 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 72,000
Location: Maywood, NE
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 72,000 Miles on Tires
February 27, 2014

I just order a new set of General Grabber AT2's for my pickup. The first set now has 72,000 miles on them. Two are still at 5 - 6/32 and two are down to 3 - 4/32. These are a great tire if you live in a snow / ice prone are and they will claw like mad through sand and mud.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion ATR Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4
 
 

2011 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 Heavy-Duty
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Miles driven on tires: 66,786
Location: Cape May Court House, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 66,786 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2014

I have a 2011 F-150 supercab 4x4 with the 5.0, i have the 275-55-20's. I got over 66,000 miles on these tires. They were awesome until about 45,000 miles then seemed to lose their traction in the rain. they are very quiet and resist punctures. I had them rotated every 5000 miles with my oil changes by the ford dealer. They are way better then the good years which are so loud they will give you a headache. they have outlasted any other tire i have ever owned. They are better then any other tire on dry pavement, but the BF Goodrich all terrain t/a's are much better in the sand and mud if you can take the noise. The only down fall is the price.

Good Tires From Kumho, Hankook, Sumitomo and General

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Cy Chowattukunnel

In the tire game, Kumho, Hankook, Sumitomo and General may not be common household names to some, but our testing and customer feedback proves they make some great tires. How do they do this? Specialization. 

The vehicle market is so diverse, making it a huge challenge for a single tire manufacturer to engineer the right tire for every car, SUV, crossover and light truck. It's not easy to fine-tune tires appropriate for the Ford F-150, FIAT 500 and the vast spectrum of vehicles in between. The end result is specific tires dominating in specialized areas.

Are you searching for great steering response, good wet grip and value in a sporty size? If so, the Kumho Ecsta 4X needs to be on your list. Do you put heavy emphasis on treadwear and light snow traction? Take a look at the Hankook Optimo H727. When looking for a 315/35R17 tire for the back axle of your muscle car, it's hard to beat the Sumitomo HTR Z's combination of value and performance. Finally, if you're looking for a tire at a reasonable price, with good wet grip and a cool tread design, check out the General G-MAX AS-03.

Ultra High Performance All-Season Kumho Ecsta 4X
Kumho Ecsta 4X
Standard Touring All-Season Hankook Optimo H727
Hankook Optimo H727
Ultra High Performance Summer Sumitomo HTRZ
Sumitomo HTR Z
Ultra High Performance All-Season General G-Max AS-03
General G-MAX AS-03


To learn more about what tire is a good match for your vehicle, read "Selecting the Right Tires."

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.4
 
 

2010 Ford F150 Lariat 4x4
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
February 09, 2014

The first winter and about 15,000 miles with these tires were actually pretty good. However, the second year and an additional 20,000 miles have proven to be a bit too much for them. The tires are constantly losing traction in all kinds of snow/ice and the snow remains packed into the treads despite efforts to keep them clear. I pretty much have to stay in 4x4 mode all the time in order to maintain proper traction and control. The tires are rotated every 5,000 to 6,000 miles. No complaints during dry conditions. Not sure if they are going to last the warranty miles.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX A/T 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6
 
 

2006 Ford F150 Lariat Super Crew 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Loxahatchee, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
January 05, 2014

Ok, so I'm a woman and not heavy into tire culture and definitely not an expert. I've bought probably about 10 sets of tires in my life and have always driven pickup trucks since I was a teenager. Live in Florida, so I have no snow knowledge. I do drive through a lot of pouring rain & standing water. I don't "off road" in the sense that I make a sport out of it, but I drive through the pastures to do farm chores. Dirt roads are a daily part of life AND I do a lot of 70mph+ highway driving besides. Taking all that into consideration, these are hands down the best tires I've ever owned. The smoothest and the quietest, I give them 10+ for dry traction and handling. I would give them 10 for wet traction, but can't say I've ever given them an excuse to hydroplane. But with normal driving in the heavy rain, yes, they've been great and I feel very safe even at highway speeds. I bought these tires in 2009 for my 4wd F150 and I just repurchased today for the same truck- not just because they are great tires overall, but because the treadlife is amazing. I've got approaching 50K on these and I've still got 1/4" tread all around. I've never had a set of tires wear so SMOOTHLY or EVENLY on all fours. Especially amazing considering it is a full size pickup. I haul heavy loads and tow horse trailers frequently. Hopefully, today's purchased replacements will perform just as well and not disappoint.

So, yeah, I highly recommend these tires!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Pirelli Scorpion ATR Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2
 
 

2010 Toyota Sequoia
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Franklin, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
February 04, 2014

Interesting how mostly Ford F-150 drivers hate these tires. I happen to buy a brand new set real cheap from a guy who didn't drive his new F-150 off the lot with these tires because of the F-150 forums bashing them so much. So I put them on my 2010 Sequoia and could not be happier. I've been in the sand, grass, a little mud, TONS of snow and wet roads and I tow a 25' travel trailer. I love these tires, but I don't like the new cost, which is a little high. So while I have ZERO COMPLAINTS, I'm not sure I would buy these again unless the cost came down a little.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AmeriTrac TR

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AmeriTrac TR Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.53
 
 

2009 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
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Miles driven on tires: 70,000
Location: Princeville, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 70,000 Miles on Tires
December 14, 2013

First off, they've been an excellent wearing tire, no complaints there. They're a good riding tire especially on bumpy roads. As far as traction goes, they're pretty good. My truck has stability and traction control, plus it's heavy, so it's hard to assess how they are in the real world. My biggest complaint with them is handling. They're kind of mushy and unresponsive. They let the truck sway and fade over way too much for my liking. I can't believe I've driven them this long.

If you have a truck or mid size SUV that needs a decent, long wearing tire, then they are o.k. If you have a heavier vehicle or you tow and haul alot, I wouldn't recommend them.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4
 
 

2013 Ford F150 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 16,700
Location: North Richland Hills, TX
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 16,700 Miles on Tires
January 30, 2014

These tires came stock on my 2013 F150 Supercrew FX2. I cannot be any happier. These are fantastic tires. Usually this comes with a disclaimer "for a factory tire". Not in this case. I will be buying these again. The tread wear is 700!! Usually with a treadwear rating this high, the tire is rock hard, and doesn't grip the road as well. Not this one. It is stellar in every aspect in my opinion. Great dry traction, very good in the wet/pouring down rain. Very quiet, and they have excellent road feel. Im in Texas, so can't speak to ice and snow.

But what else could you ask for? For the cost of this tire, there is just no reason to not re-purchase. No way I would drop $400 more on Michelin MS-2's when the H/L Alenza is this good.......

I have almost 17k on the tires, and there is TONS of tread left. I rotate about every 6k on average. These should easily last 55-60k miles......

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion ATR Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.33
 
 

2006 Land Rover LR3 SE
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Dayton, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
December 29, 2013

This tire works very well on my LR3 - apparently not so on ford F-150ish trucks. They are very quiet. Traction in the wet and light or hard-packed snow is very good. Have not seen any anomalous tread wear or change in road noise. Very happy with this tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2010 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Tallmadge, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
December 15, 2013

This is the 5th set of tires I've had on this truck. It's a company vehicle that I've driven since it was new. I drive in all weather conditons, and all off-road conditions for the work I do. Putting these tires on was like geting beefed-up shocks. It handles and corners like a mid-sized sedan now. The traction is excellent in all conditions. We had a big snow storm with 35deg temps yesterday, which left 3" of icy slush on the roads. No problem. Today, the temp dropped to 22deg, so the now the slush has frozen solid. No problem. Very happy with these tires, just glad I didn't have to pay for them myself:)

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion ATR Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.2
 
 

2010 Ford F150 King Ranch 4x4
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Miles driven on tires: 55,000
Location: Cumberland, IN
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 55,000 Miles on Tires
January 19, 2014

The tires spin if it rains 100 mile away. They spin in the grass. They have no wet surface traction at all. Good looking tire but If they are on my new truck then the first thing I'll do is replace them with something more appropriate for all seasons in Indiana. It's the tread design and not the manufacture.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.9
 
 

2003 Ford F150 SupCab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Dillsburg, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2014

I Just went through first snowstorm with theses tires and these FREAKING TIRES ARE AWESOME!!! I never even had the need to put my F-150 in 4X4. I tried hard acceleration with virtually no spin. Tried several hard brake applications and truck stopped straight and true with no sliding.
Best tire I ever had !!! You won't go wrong with these.

 

Black Rock Steel Wheels are Perfect for Your Truck

Friday, January 17, 2014 by Gary Stanley

We're proud to announce that we carry Black Rock steel wheels. Manufactured in California, these wheels are specifically engineered for serious off-road and rock climbing applications with fitments available for Jeeps, SUVs and lifted trucks.

Black Rock offers heavy gauge steel wheels that are clear coated and painted black with center caps included at no additional charge. The wheels won't chip or crack and provide a rugged style that also looks great. Some of the more popular fitments for these wheels include the newer Ford F-150 trucks, Ford Expeditions, Chevy Silverado trucks and the Dodge Ram. Also, we offer some of their wider, low offset off-road fitments.


Black Rock 937 Type 8P Steel

Black Rock 942 Type D Steel 17x8


For more steel wheel options for your vehicle, take a look at "Steel Wheels Available at Tire Rack."

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Friday, January 10, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion ATR Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.18
 
 

2003 Ford F150 SupCrew 2wd Lar
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Wallis, TX
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
December 28, 2013

I purchased these tires to replace the Bridgestones on the truck when I bought it. It got to be a real pain blowing out the thin sidewalls on the Bridgestones every time they rubbed up against an exposed root or rock on some of the country roads I frequent. The ride quality got a little rougher from moving up to the load range d tires, but stability has greatly improved. I do a fair amount of driving through soft ground ( yup, in a 2WD truck ) and have thus far motored right on through up to 8" deep mud with nary a slip or slide. We don't see much snow and ice this far south and I have no intention on driving north far enough to just to try them out, but a trip to the beach is in the near future. I'll be going along with a 4X4 just in case, but the way these tires handle in the mud, it will interesting to see if the do as well in loose sand. I'd have gone with a set of Dunlop RVXT, but they're no longer available in any size I can use. A great big "SCREW YOU" to Goodyear for that. I'm thinking I'll put a lift on my Expedition now and put a set of these Pirelli's on it too. Tread wear has been pretty dadgum good too. I'm running 45 psi on a 5600 lb truck and have lost just about 1/32" tread in the 15K miles I've put on them. Dealing with Tire Rack is always a pleasure. Thanks for a great deal on a great set of tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2006 Ford F150 Lariat Super Crew 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 12,500
Location: Smyrna, DE
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 12,500 Miles on Tires
January 07, 2014

Wow, with 215,000 miles on the truck I have bought my fair share of tire, but these take the cake. In the summers I surf fish and find these tires (although not rated) as superior in sand. In the winters we routinely travel to upstate NY and VT and while we have only been once this year and only had them in deep snow and ice 3 or 4 times this year, WOW they are great!! Traction is awesome, hardly need 4wd but when enabled I don't think anything can get these tires spinning. NO complaints, perfect tires, I have owned the factory Pirelli's and Bridgestone Duelers they cant compare to the performance of these tires. If you are on the fence, BUY them. About ready to purchase same set, different size, for my 08 Outback.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination LE 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2006 Ford F150 FX4 Super Crew 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Michigan City, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

Five days after I purchased these tires upon Tire Racks recommendation. My family drove from Indiana to Virginia in the pouring rain for 2 days through the mountains with no problems. We drove back in rain and in a snow storm. This experience gives me extreme confidence in these tires. I would recommend them to anyone as an all weather tire. Thanks Tire Rack for the recommendation!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2011 Ford F150 FX4 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Terrace Bay, ON
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
November 18, 2013

2nd winter that I have used these tires and I am very impressed with their performance.
Very seldom use my 4 wheel drive as traction is exceptional on ice and snow

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A Tour

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A Tour Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.18
 
 

1999 Ford F150 Lariat 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 33,000
Location: Janesville, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 33,000 Miles on Tires
November 13, 2013

WHAT GOOD IS A WARRANTY 60000 MILES WHIN I NEED NEW TIRES AT 33000 MILES

 

Best Price on Michelin Tires for Toyota, Honda, Nissan and More!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Gary Stanley

When asked about which brand of tires are associated with quality, many think of Michelin. Their reputation is well deserved. For decades, Michelin has been an industry leader in tire technology, making some of the best tires that money can buy. While they make outstanding performance tires, like the Pilot Super Sport, Michelin may be best known for producing some of the smoothest and quietest riding all-season tires on the market.

Not everyone is looking for the best handling and steering response, instead many drivers simply want a tire that's quiet, safe and will last for a long time. For those who are looking for the best price on Michelin tires, check out a couple of the lowest priced options in two popular sizes.

205/65R15

This is a commonly used tire size for a mid-size sedan such as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, Ford Taurus and Chevy Malibu. The best priced Michelin tire in this size is the Defender. Michelin's Defender is an outstanding Standard Touring All-Season tire with long wear, great traction and a quiet ride. For more information on this tire, read "Michelin Defender Review and Test."

235/70R16 

Many SUVs, trucks and crossover vehicles use this common 16" tire size, including the Ford F-150, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe and various Jeep models. In this size, the lowest priced Michelin tire is the Latitude Tour. This tire, back in early 2012, was one of my top choices for vehicles being driven on the street only. It's still a top contender for those who don't take their vehicles off-road. 

 Michelin Defender
Michelin Defender
 Michelin Latitude Tour
Michelin Latitude Tour


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