Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I obviously haven't had these on the car very long, but so far I am VERY pleased/impressed. Coming from cheap/crappy Sumitomos, these are a marked improvement. Handling is superb, rides very nice/quiet, haven't had a chance to really push them in the wet yet, but dry traction/handling is really quite good. I'll never drive the C43 like a race car, or my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I own a 2013 Mustang V-6 I opted to get a larger set of tires as to get better traction in the snow and rain in Philadelphia, Pa. I was hesitant to get these tires as I'm a very aggressive driver and pull very sharp turns. I relied on the Pirelli P Zero Nero Tires which were great but the ride was harsh in the many potholes in Philadelphia. I drive 37600...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Great wet and dry traction, however you get what you pay for with this tire, it is loud and if not balanced perfectly they vibrate like crazy! I had the tires/wheels spin balanced multiple times and had a 4 wheel thrust alignment as my car is AWD and they still vibrate. Save yourself the time, money and aggravation and buy a different tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Great performance and even tire wear. I got over 40,000 on this tire. Better than Goodyear (OEM), Bridgestone, Dunlop costing more. For the dollar, this Hankook is the best overall value   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

After 14k miles with lots of spirited driving and about 80 1/4 mile passes at the drag strip I am now having to replace the rears. The fronts are still around 6-7 32nds. These tires have been amazing - driving through all but the heaviest downpours with no issues, cutting 1.8x 60' times at the track on stock suspension, and giving a very comfortable ride for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I have never written a review on tires before but felt that these certainly deserve it! My Goodyear RS-A's were down to the wear bars at 30k miles, I wanted something that would give me slightly better ride and since I live in the Midwest some traction in snow. I loved the performance of the RS-A's but truth be told the ride of the Infiniti leaves a little...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I needed a set of tires in a pinch and ended up going with these. I had no prior experience with Hankook, so I had no idea what to expect. I need a good all season tire that can get me through a couple inches of snow, as well as summertime rain storms, and I wanted something that will wear well. We've had two snow storms since the tires were mounted and I've...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

This is the best tire I've ever used. I have switch to this tires from Hankook ventus cause I've skidded twice on a wet road. After that I've never experience any kind od skid. Truly the traction and responsiveness in wet and dry road is excellent. I already have 50.000 miles on this tire for 5 years and still got 20% on my tire. Definitely I'll stick to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

I purchased a set of these tires for my '88 Toyota Supra in staggered sizes: 235/45R17 Front, 255/40R17 Rear My car is summer only, and used as a fun car and not a daily driver. I wanted a set of performance tires that weren't so expensive that I would feel bad doing a track day, auto-x, or a smoky burnout. These tires fill that gap quite well.There's no...  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 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 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 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 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

The Extreme Performance Summer Category Has Gotten More. . .Extreme!

With August upon on us, it won't be too long before the 2015 Tire Rack Solo National Championships arrive. If you're heading to Lincoln in September then you've most likely already made your tire choice. Wondering whether you picked the right tire? Want to know what else is out there? We've recently posted the official results of our latest Extreme...  Read More

Track and Autocross Tire Choices for Your Lotus Elise

Quite a few years ago, a friend of mine used to store his red Lotus Elan in our family's pole barn. He didn't drive it as much as he wanted, but when he did, it put a huge grin on his face. Lotus Elans are a rare sight these days, however many of us were fortunate when a Lotus Elise visited Tire Rack for an autocross event. Just like my friend's ride, this...  Read More