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

More Grip for Your 2015 Ford Mustang Fastback GT Performance Pack

As we saw for ourselves at Willow Springs, Ford has done an awewsome job with brand new S550 2015 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack! As you can see in the video, the driver had a great lap, but even the best cars can desire more grip. How about┬áswapping on some┬ácustom fit closeout matte graphite 20x10 ET40 Hotckis Y-Sports on Extreme Performance Summer...  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 Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I have only 8K on the tires but they are def not an all season tire, you will need winters. As for driving in dry conditions i would rate them as average in the way of noise and handling.. i just recently bought the Extreme Continentals DW for my convertible and for the extra few bucks i suggest going with them. Hope this helps.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Initially the tires were very hard, so they were noisy and felt every bump. After about 2-3,000 miles they softened, and now they are super quiet and very smooth. They handle excellent in dry conditions, and don't lose much in wet conditions or in snow. Great tire for sporty cars in northern climates. They also seem to be wearing evenly. You just have to be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 replace OEM ContiSport 5P and I am very happy with the Hankook's performance. Much quieter so far as well. And they will last close to 3X's longer (I hope) than the ContiSport 5P's and cost way less as well. I am willing to give a minor trade off in performance to get what I feel is a much better value tire in the Hankook's. These...  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 Ventus R-S3 (Version 2)

I love the RS3s. They handle so well in the summer, auto cross, and track. I even use them in the winter, they make me look so cool drifting all around town!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I found the Ventus S1 Noble to be an all-round good tire for the A4. I drive in a fairly spirited fashion on rural roads and find the lateral grip through the curves in dry weather to be excellent. I don't push it in the curves on wet roads, so I don't have much input there. However, I've run them extensively at 80mph (highway) in fairly heavy rain and found...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Bought the car with a set of Uniroyals that didn't seem noisy until I put these Hankooks on. Wow! What a difference! They handle great on any condition we have come across so far including ice and light 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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

This review is less about the tire itself than about the mounting job TireRack did on the wheels I purchased. I know some lubricant is required to mount tires onto wheels, but come on, wipe the lube stains off the brand new tires before you ship them out to me. The lube dried on and left ugly white streaks all over the tire that I have to clean off.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Tires perform much better than the O.E. Dunlops. All-wheel drive definitely helps the winter weather driving experience. Would definitely buy these again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V2 concept2

Great all season tires. Slightly dead and numb on center but they turn in and grip well. Nothing you shouldn't expect from a passenger all season tire. I really love these tires, they even held up pretty well on the autocross track. I will likely buy more track oriented tires but these are the tires to get for an everyday daily driver.   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

I really like these tires. Living in Germany I get to test out the Y speed rating, but my little Audi will only go 142mph. Not enough engine to go any faster. At those speeds it handles very nicely and predictable. Wet traction is very good on the curves and hills on my way to work. I only drove in the snow once with these, not a good time, but they were not...  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