Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Ice Zero FR

I'm located in the midwest where winter conditions vary widely from day to day. I've had Michelin xIce xI3, and General Altimax Arctics in the past (on FWD Honda vehicles). I decided to try these Pirelli Ice Zero FR tires on my RWD e320. I have Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires for the other 3 seasons, so I'm comparing these Pirelli's to a very well-rated...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I have driven these tire about 9500 miles. They are wearing very evenly (that means that my truck is in good alignment). Decent dry traction. Very quiet. I am disappointed in the tire wear. With only 9,500 miles on them, they is about 35-40% left. They are disappointing in snow and ice - therefore, I use the 4x4 feature. This helps of course, but even with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I have driven these tire about 9500 miles. They are wearing very evenly (that means that my truck is in good alignment). Decent dry traction. Very quiet. I am disappointed in the tire wear. With only 9,500 miles on them, they is about 35-40% left. They are disappointing in snow and ice - therefore, I use the 4x4 feature. This helps of course, but even with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

My third set of General Altimax RT43's. First set took an ancient Saturn SC2 and made it drive decently with great traction in all weather, good noise, and cornering, and trend lasted very well. Second set were onto Subaru outback that died a week after buying, but tires were an improvement.Third set is now on Mazda 2012 that had Bridgestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

These were the tires that came on my 2015 Taurus. Overall the tire has performed well. Tread wear was a concern reading other reviews but at 11,000 miles they are wearing well. I have not had a chance to see how well the tires perform in winter conditions but here in Arkansas we generally get more ice than snow.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Awesome tire I wouldn't buy anything else   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I installed these tires a few weeks ago. Since that time I experienced heavy rain, dry roads and heavy slushy snow. I like these tires a lot! I was shocked by how good they were in two inches of heavy, sloppy wet snow. These tires handle better than the Continental that came on the vehicle new. The ride is slightly stiffer but its not something the average...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus TA71

My 2013 Dodge Dart came with Kumho KH16 from factory (205/55/16) brand new when I purchased the car in 2014 it had 13,000. 2 years later those tires lasted me to about 56,000 Miles. After doing my own research and chatting with Tire Rack online, I went ahead purchased these Kumho TA71 over the General Altimax RT43 and I believe I made the best decision. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2

OE tires, so expectations have been muted. They've been overall decent tires, fairly quiet on the highway, pretty good dry performance, but not really that good in wet or icy conditions. Compared to other tires I've experienced, they have a tendency to hydroplane. Snow and ice traction is average at best, and I've generally tried to avoid driving this car on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I have had a set of Altimax's on every car I have owned (15 in past 2 years). I drive very fast no matter the road conditions and these tires have never let me down. I once drove my Audi A6 in snow that came over the hood (50' long snow drift), and I was able to drive right through it without a problem. All of my friends now run them and most leave them on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

My Del Sol is basically a good weather car, lowered with low profile tires. It looks nice and gets great gas mileage, but it rides like a skateboard in good weather, and a boogie board in the wet, hydroplaning at the thought of water. Southern California was perfect for this car. Now in Wyoming, not so much.Knowing that the low profile tires were ok for good...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

We had a storm that dropped 24+ inches of heavy slushy smpnow and the tires performed very well. I have had Blizaks previously and had only good to say about them and these are no different. Very confidence inspiring.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Sorry I couldn't give a full review since this is my secretary's Volvo. The C 30 had Hankooks summer tires that were worn when she bought the car. So no fair comparison could be made. After the tires were installed, I took it for an aggressive drive. I was very pleased with very minimal side wall flex. On the highway at 80mph it was very quiet and stable. It...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Great value for the money. Pros: -excellent ride quality -very quiet -good wet traction -outstanding snow traction Cons: -squirmy -almost zero feedback/road feel -slow to respondThese tires have very tall, small tread blocks with deep channels in between. The excellent wet traction, even in deep water, and unbelievably good snow grip (almost on par with...  Read More

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

First off.... if you own a 2008+ Audi TT MK 2 w/ 255/35/19's (2cd generation style) you will have a problem with these on the rear of your car even though you are using the stock sizing.These tires are beefier than the ContiSport summers it came with . Once installed the rear tires will hit the tab that hangs down off the body inside the rear wheelhouse...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Purchased this tire stateside with road hazard as replacement for General Grabber. Initially satisfied with all normal driving conditions, as per Tire Rack's recommendations. MPG increased by .5 over the Grabber, which was already an increase of 1 MPG over the OEM Michelins. Only detractor was road noise increased, but it was minimal and worth the slight...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Installed on a 2007 Edge with AWD later in the 2015 season and had balancing issues. Ran them as I needed to have them on due to a storm. During the 2015 season, about 1,000 miles went on the tires. In the 2016, I took them back to my installer due to the shimmy that was present in the steering wheel. They road force balanced the tires and found road force...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

If you are looking for a smooth, vibration free, ride in an even wearing tire this is NOT the tire for you. It performed well in light/heavy snow and only average on ice. That said, despite perfect alignment, it wore unevenly. If you ran your hand from the back of the tire to the front, it was rough - like saw tooth wear. That translates into loud conditions...  Read More

Best Tires for 2014 Subaru Outback

Out on the road today, it’s hard to drive far without seeing an Outback. In fact, Subaru vehicles in general have become very popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, as well as families. With the generous cargo capacity, all-time AWD and off-road performance, this vehicle is going to be in your garage for several years. But when it’s time to replace the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

The Pilots are vast improvement over the factory Potenza run-flats. I made the switch to conventional tires with some trepidation. I have a compressor and plug kit in the trunk, which hopefully will get me home in a pinch. These tires have transformed the car to much more pleasant ride. Traction is phenomenal, directional stability is improved and general...  Read More