Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

Living in the high sierras, a dedicated winter tire is a must. Normal snowfall is 400 per year although the last two winters have been unfortunately mild.Driving a Q5 S-Line Prestige with a 255/45/20 size, a real winter tire is needed. Previous tires for the Q5 included the Bridgestone LM-60 and the Conti Extreme Contact DWS. The Conti was noisy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Just got a set of 4 new DWS for my Audi A4. Have about 500 miles on them. Drove them in the rain a few times and they had good grip. On dry roads, they were fine. Haven't had the chance to try them on snow yet. It seems like a good all around tire and very comfortable, but the Conti Pro Contacts they replaced were far more engaging in terms of steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (T-Speed Rated)

I have had these tires for about a year now and they have worn wonderfully thus far. The dry performance is fantastic, and wet performance is nearly as good. The only factor playing into the performance of the tire negatively would be the fact that I drive a small car. The Toyota Corolla is very light and easily manipulated by weather factors, however the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A

Ok, this is actually the first time I do an online review, because these tires deserve it. First off, I have a 2011 Nissan versa that came with ContiProContact 185/65 R15 (Horrible tires: very noisy, poor performance, and the rubber started cracking at around 20K miles.I replaced the four tires with the BF 195/65 R15 and I feel the difference right away....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact UHP

This is my third set. I get 30,000 miles per set with semi aggressive driving (hard cornering, high speed highway but conservative city) on a 6,000 pound vehicle. My rating is based on the whole lifecycle of the tire. The first 25,000 miles delivers extraordinary dry and wet traction and comfort with very low road noise. They even perform well in snow as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

It's going to be very, very difficult to beat these tires when one looks at the combination of wet and dry performance along with comfort factors. I have just put over 2,500 miles on these in a bit over a week, including driving through two sets of monsoon conditions with some standing water on the road and a session in the boonies on some twisty roads to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

These tires replaced OEM tires for me. Got them from tirerack.com. I've noticed a huge improvement in smoothness and road noise from mile 1 with them. I have driven about 19,000 miles on them so far. In fact, these are a big step up from the OEM Goodyears in every way except one -- treadwear. That has been surprising given their rating. I got 37,000 miles on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hoosier R7

So R7s are my first step up from R888s, Advans, Pilot Sport Cups and Pirelli Corsa (on newer Porsches) and other like R comps through 10 years of track experience. I replaced worn out R888 245/45/17's at 4 corners of my trusty old track prepared '98 M3 - first thing of note, the tires are substantially wider in sectional width than like sized other brands of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

This is one of the oem tires for this ML63 AMG...I've gone through 3 sets in 47000 kms including 2 winters with winter tires so needless to say very poor durability. I even had a meeting with the local Pirelli rep who acknowledged the tire is designed for performance (which means poor durability) but he wouldn't come out and say.With my asking nicely Pirelli...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

These are the 2nd set of Extreme Continentals I've purchased. This tire is the best buck for your $! The ONLY complaint I have is the treadwear. I'm no speed demon, but my BMW is rear wheel drive and it seems that these tires installed on rear wheel drive cars tend to wear out very fast. Both my rear tires wore down to the bone by 15,000 miles but the 2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

My 2014 Audi S5 came with Pirelli PZero Rosso, 255, 35 YR, 19 tires; great, sticky summer performance tires to be sure. By 10K miles, it was easily time to replace them. They'd become very loud, and the OK wet handling had become squirelly at best. I decided to go with the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 in the same size and speed rating (both are also load rated...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Put on a new set of Michelin Primacy and our Volvo had ride problems with brand new Sachs Super Touring shocks. Tried Altimax RT43 and was better, but still a bit too harsh over RR tracks and potholes. Put on these True Contacts and the car rides well again, tough to do with the stiff V70/Sachs suspension. Traction both wet and dry is what one expects from...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiContact UHP SSR

I am 37 and before I talk about wear/performance, I want to put things in perspective. I ordered my car in Germany and spent my first year of ownership on the autobahn. I consistently drove between 140-160mph on cruise control (it's limited to 160)...and yes, miles per hour. Now that i'm back in the USA, i've had to tone it down a little; I average 85-110mph...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Enhance C/X

I have Sumitomo tires on 2 vehicles, presently--a Porsche 911 and Toyota Highlander. I am purchasing another set for 3 rd vehicle. I am very pleased with the tires--despite some garage mechanics disparaging the brand. The Highlander is used for extended hockey trips and does 10 to 13 hours at sustained high speeds fully loaded--without any glitches. The...  Read More

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

The best all-season, high performance tire I've put on the car. I've had Michelin, Bridgestone and Yokohama, but these Generals have provided the best performance hands down. You can feel how solid and stable the tires are when driving. Even in wet conditions. And definitely the most confidence you can have in light snow conditions. They're outstanding on a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Researched tires for my Infiniti G37 and was going to purchase Bridgestone Drive Guard, which is a touring run flat tire with high mileage rating. After further research I found out about the B F Goodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S. Liked what I read, especially the quicker stopping distance on wet and dry surfaces. Waited seven weeks until tire released in my tire...  Read More

What Tires are Best for Your Audi Q7?

First available for the 2007 model year, the Audi Q7 has been a popular choice in the full-size luxury SUV/CUV market. Drivers love the vehicle's style, comfort and overall luxurious performance. And you can't forget about the quattro all-wheel drive system. When it comes to replacing tires, there are four popular sizes offered by Audi. Below are some of the...  Read More

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 Test Video and Summary

In a recent post, "Continental ExtremeContact DWS Replaced by ExtremeContact DWS 06", we compared and contrasted the older Continental ExtremeContact DWS against the replacement version, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06. To summarize, the new ExtremeContact DWS 06 addressed a common complaint of the older version of the tire feeling slow to respond to...  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

Top All-Season Tires for the Mazda 3 and Honda Civic in 205/55R16 Size

The Mazda 3 and Honda Civic are very popular compact sedans (and coupes in the case of the Honda Civic Coupe) due to their combination of sporty handling, reliability, fuel economy, features and fun-to-drive factor. With such a broad appeal comes a large selection of tires catering to the popular 205/55R16 size that's commonly used on these cars in the most...  Read More