Track & Comeptition DOT Tires That Should Only Be Used on the Track

Are you looking for more grip than the sticky tire options covered here? Track & Competition DOT tires give you the highest level of grip, but their lighter carcasses, shallower tread depths and gummy compounds also make them too fragile for street use. Street use will also expose them to more heat cycles eventually causing severe drops in grip level. These...  Read More

Best Performance Summer Tire Values

Many of us are bargain shoppers. We're always on the lookout to get the most for our dollar. This is the case when it comes to shopping for tires. We want the best tire for the best prices. Take a look at the following options when you're shopping for a new set of tires this summer. Extreme Performance Summer Hankook's Ventus R-S3 (Version 2) has proven to be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Replaced my worn-out OEM Hankooks (that had 30k miles on them) with these tires. The car drives completely differently! The OEM tires were horrible. VW should be ashamed of themselves for putting junky tires on a good car. Anyway, my wife and I are totally satisfied after two months and would recommend these to anyone. Well worth the price!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Purchased set of 4 tires and wheels for 2004 COMP GTP. Love the tires. Felt every bit as good as Michelin Pilot Sport tires that I have purchased many times in the past for many of my vehicles. I really saw no difference between the Hancook and the Michelins with possibly the exception of initial cold weather ride when first starting out. There is a very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

In the first 3 months I've driven in dry, wet and winter conditions and the tire has performed well. Comfortable and quiet ride. I replaced bridgestone potenza grid 019 and these are very quiet in comparison. Good tire at a great price, especially when purchase included a $60 rebate. I hope the tread wear proves strong over the next 3-4 years.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H426

These tires came new on my 2014 Ford Explorer Sport. I usually remove non-Michelin tires as part of a purchase deal or shortly thereafter. I was worried about these tires from the get-go especially reading the Tirerack reviews. In this size range there are not a lot of alternatives and I was not impressed by the Michelin Latitude's ratings or price so I...  Read More

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

I put these on my Sonata to replace the stock tires which were the worst winter tires I've ever owned. These made me feel secure well beyond what I had hoped, the traction in snow was worlds better then the Hankook tires on my car at half the price. I'd recommend these to anyone that's having problems with traction in snow.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

I have now bought my 2nd set. First set is on a 2000 Boxster and I liked so much replaced my Mich PS3 on S4 with the Hankooks. Quiet & ride for a summer tire exceeds anything I expected. For the price unbeatable .   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

Bought these to replace OEM Continentals. Huge, positive difference. Felt like I'd installed a new set of shock absorbers/struts. They smooth out bumps and potholes, sidewall roll on turns is definitely minimized, reducing oversteer. Significant reduction in noise. Deep channeling maintains confidence in the wet, only hydroplaned when going way too fast for...  Read More

Best Autocross Tires for 2015

We'll be running tests this summer as usual, but motorsport season is already getting underway. Here's a sneak peak at some of the best options available this year. BFGoodrich is introducing the g-Force Rival S, an autocross optimized version of the Rival. Though this tire is not yet widely available, it looks like a promising addition to the Extreme...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

This is my second experience with summer performance tires. First was Bridgestone 050As. That was a great tire despite what some people would say. The Hankooks have been pretty good. Smooth ride, and responsive. Grip is not bad, but could be a little better. Have not been in hard rain to really judge wet traction or hydroplaning. BTW,I have four wheel steer....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V2 concept2

The installer said I was downgrading from Michelin OEM Pilot HX but I have to disagree with him as far as dry conditions are concerned (Will submit another review in Winter). These tires do feel like balloons but I am glad I switched from Grand Touring tires to High Performance as the car now is much more fun to drive in the city but a little less firm on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Previously had installed Hankook H727 and had big problems with wet and snow traction, although they handled great on dry pavement and were super-quiet. I had never been a fan of Generals before but decided to install them after reading some good reviews and getting a great price. After 10,000 miles I can say I made a great decision. Wet and snow handling...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Good replacement for mustang.Wife is happy about smoother ride and less noise. Wet traction seems good . Have not been in a terential rain to give hydroplane an assesment.Handels well under normal driving. New tire wigglle was minimal. Can take 90 degree corner well. P.S. origanal p zeros went 68k started looking thin but price for new a little high.Happy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V2 concept2

Great tire for the price. Rides And handles well.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500

These tires are wearing tremendously well. Not as quiet a former Hankook's, but the wet and dry traction has gone beyond expectation, even as tread depth has decreased. I am likely to stick with these going forward, particularly for the price.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

Yes, I have over 100,000 miles on this set of tires. They are noisier than the factory tires my car came with, and if you don't rotate them regularly you will get uneven wear, otherwise they're great. I live in the north and have not gotten stuck with these in the snow, as I did with other tires. Have been very pleased with them, and am looking at prices for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Have had many AWD cars and numerous snow tires over the last 12 years. Dunlop Wintersports, Blizzak DM-V1's, Dunlop Winter Maxx, Blizzak WS-50, and Hankook I-Pike. I have an AWD G37 and the AWD system is RWD biased and shifts power to front when needed. I had the Ipikes on my G35xS prior (sold for G7xS) so basically same car to evaluate. Normally I wouldn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I have tried the (oxymoronically named) ultra high performance all season tires from the following major brands: Bridgestone, Michelin, and Pirelli--before trying the Hankooks. The Hankooks are understated in their abilities, but come through when called upon to respond to diverse conditions.Yesterday, when a ladder fell off a truck on the highway in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Purchased these as a replacement for the Yokohama Advan A82A's that I had previously. Primary reason was price point and other good reviews. I am very impressed with the ride quality, they ride a teeny bit softer than other HP summer tires - but still offer incredible grip and cornering. Highway noise is not bad considering the tread pattern, and MPG is...  Read More