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

Autocross Tire Test Results

Test results are in for some of the top autocross tires for this season. The test featured the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S, Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R, the Hankook Ventus R-S3 Version 2 (some of my early picks for this year's top contenders), as well as the Kumho Ecsta V720, which was a late addition to the field of SCCA eligible competitors.  Some of my...  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

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 swapping on some custom 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