Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Last week I put identical sized tires and rims on my AH3 M sport, and my wife's BMW X1. 225-45-18. Michelin x-ice 3.So far, they are the best handling snow tire I have ever used. Dry pavement handling does not feel like a snow tire, but more like an all season. Stability and traction are superb. There is no floating all over the road like I felt with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

This tire is a significant upgrade over the Hankook OE tire. The tread wear has been acceptable. The difference in ride quality between this tire and the OE tire is negligible, though hit does seem to have reduced road noise. Driving in snow is acceptable, but that may be due to the AWD in our automobile.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H426

Very good tire. I've got almost 40,000 on this set of tires. I think I'll be able to get 60,000. I will buy again and definitely recommend.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Initially I was dead set on buying some Hankook VENTUS V12 EVO2 for my car to replace the absolutely awful OEM all seasons on my car. But after careful research and the fair coverage done by Tirerack I decided to try these Sumitomos which were a completely unheard of brand prior to my purchase. What an amazing difference. Treadwear is the same if not better...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature HP

Just purchased these Dunlops to replace the noisy Hankook Optimo H426's on my Crosstour. So far theses tires have been very nice! Nice looking, quiet, they ride well and are much better in the rain. The Hankooks were horrible in the snow even with 4WD. Anxious to see how theses HP's handle winter driving. Not terribly expensive, would consider purchasing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

The tread life of these tires is phenomenal! We put these on at around 48K and now have 106K on the Patriot and we still haven't made it to the wear bars on any of the tires yet and we have missed a few rotations along the way. I am starting to notice a little dry rot and cracking and the front tires tend to feather at the edges despite an alignment check....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

I mostly drive the Vette on nice weekends and occasionally to work. I drive it hard at times. I bought these tires because they were on the car originally when I bought it used. They grip, they feel more stable over the run flats on cold rainy days and they are much less noisier. They do wear out sooner but at the price I got them for (model close out ) thy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Best upgrade on the car so far (more enjoyable than full coilovers, sway bar, strut bar, big brakes, power mods, etc). These Dunlop DZ102's are mounted to lightweight wheels (15x7 Advanti Storm S1), and their increased grip and responsiveness has transformed the car. Their predictably linear traction and communicative steering feedback tempts you to carry...  Read More

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

So far only 5000 miles but wear is great. Dry traction is awesome, wet traction is fantastic. These are way better than the hankook optimo tires that came from the factory. Would recommend to anyone for a good summer tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105

Better than the Goodyear LS2 by a long shot. Great dry grip and cornering stability. Much quieter than I'm used to. Would buy these again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

Great tires if you don't consider price. When you factor in the price, they are AWESOME tires. I will definitely purchase another set for my M5. Wet performance and hydroplaning resistance is outstanding. Tires are quiet compared to other tires of this size. Tread wear is far better than the Yoko Advan Sports I ran previously. Highly recommended.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

I purchased my vehicle with these tires on them and only got 15k out of them because of bad camber issues, but when driving with these, my car could take corners like no other tire I've had before, and I've had the Hankook Ventus, a set of Pirellis (exact model name escapes me), and various other higher end tires and these I would have to say kept up with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

Have driven 1300 miles so far and I am very impressed. These are the quietest tires I have ever owned and they provide a very smooth ride. The sidewalls are a little soft in hard cornering, (they are not performance tires) but they handle well. Wet traction is very good while driving and cornering, but sometimes has slip in initial acceleration from a stop....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3 (Version 2)

I had a set of these shaved to 6/32. I had a great weekend at Putnam Park in my '06 Cayman S. The weather on two days was pretty hot and I really went at it. The tires were terrific. Wear was pretty good. I didn't rotate mine all weekend. The left front was blistered at the end, but it really took some hard use. I have -2.5 camber on the front. Could have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

Tires were purchased in September. My review is based on my experience in autox environment. My first set of non-runflat tires on the GTR. Pros:Tires have pretty good traction and are able to withstand the beating from a 3500+ lbs car. They wear surprisingly well, especially the shoulder. The tires give a very large margin before they will completely break...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

I'm on my third set of the Hancook Ventus V12 evos. Size 225/45/17 on Enki Racing RP-F1 wheels. Car Fwd Audi TT Mk 1 w/uprated HP.Car came with Nexus all weather tires. Comfortable, quiet, adequate. At change time, went to Pirelli P Zero Rosso hi-perf summer tires. Significant positive difference. Even torque steer went up. So did wear! Didn't make it until...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3 (Version 2)

I swap to these tires mainly for track days and autocross. For autocross, they are extremely grippy in the dry as well as very responsive. Most of the other S2000s at the autocross in my region run these tires and swear by them in dry conditions. However in wet conditions, although they do have very good wet traction, they are probably not as good as the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

I always though Michelin was a hyped up tire, no better or worse than the other top brands like Continental. Well, I've been won over.My car came equipped with Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 tires and I checked the ratings and they were positive. Then, Hyundai sent me a letter offering these Michelin tires at no cost, including Road Force balancing an N2 because...  Read More

Track & Competition 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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12

I just replaced my aging Michelin tires with this set from tire rack. A week after we had our first snowstorm in northern NJ. The tires handled the snow with no issues. I saw a lot of 4x4 SUVs sliding up one hill by us and I had no issues at all. In the dry the tires are very quiet and the steering response is similar to the Michelins, which were a lot more...  Read More