Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

this is very good race/street tire for the money I'm highly impress with them. I drive about 80 miles per week with theses tires highway and city and they have very good performance at high speed and rain. there is no hydro planning even on a rwd bmw that I drive that have a lot of hp.   Read More

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

After 1000 miles, compared to the stock Michelin Primacy HP Tires, these do have more grip (Example: Difficult to make the traction control turn on, quieter, and have better driver confidence. After 1000 miles, I notice that my MPG has dropped by full MPGs. On the Primacy HPs I'd average 25.32 MPG, on these I average 23.12 MPG. 2 MPG Difference for the added...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

This tire is a wonderful choice for the Tesla Model S for a high performance summer tire. It appears be built with care as my tire shop only needed to add one or no weights to each tire for balancing. They were amazed at this. Also, the tire has no siping or tread cuts at the outer edge. This means that the tires does not throw as many small pebbles as tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I drive 160 miles round trip 5 days a week, so around 40,000 per year. My G37 is the sport edition so I cannot rotate tires. I go through a set of rear tires every year (so around 40,000) and a front set every year and a half (60,000). I have ran the rears until it looked like a slick with no issues. These tires perform very well in rain, cornering, high...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

After my OE Pirelli P-Zero's wore out, I decided to try a high-performance all-season. I could not be happier with these Continental Extreme Contacts. On both the highway and in the city, these tires are impressive. I am particularly pleased with their balance between handling and comfort. There is almost no road noise, even at 80+ mph. This is my first set...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I replaced my OEM Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires at 22,000 miles on the Mazda 6 GT with these. I use them for commuting to work and in the winter I plan to run dedicated winter tires. So far this summer these have been a great deal quieter and smoother than the OE tires, and I am very happy with the ride quality. The professional installation at the dealer on a...  Read More

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

Had the previous version of this tire the A/S 3. Bought it again because I don't think there is a better tire on the market. For all the nay-sayers about the snow traction...c'mon. This is an ultra high performance all season tire......if you're running them n the snow what do you expect?? I had zero issues with the previous version on the days it snowed in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I replaced my OEM Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires at 22,000 miles on the Mazda 6 GT with these. I use them for commuting to work and in the winter I plan to run dedicated winter tires. So far this summer these have been a great deal quieter and smoother than the OE tires, and I am very happy with the ride quality. The professional installation at the dealer on a...  Read More

DBA 4x4 Survival Series T3 Brake Rotors and Hawk Pads on Jeep Wrangler

In the past, we've discussed the brakes on a Jeep, but it was a basic Centric rotor with Hawk LTS pads on all four corners. For my own Jeep, I wanted to try out a little higher rated rotor and find out what all the hype about DBA was. DBA stands for Disc Brakes Australia, and they are known for producing high quality performance rotors for many...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

Cont'd from March 18, 2016...My subjective opinion is they really don't cause you more money. As a matter of fact, except for the hassle of swapping wheels and tires (in my case), it is a concept of conservation of tread life, like having a second pair of shoes. You get to wear each pair (first and second pairs) for a longer time-wise. In fact, I also feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I have 16K of mixed summer/winter driving on the Continental True Contacts. Winter handling is great in light, medium, and deep snow. Rarely does Traction Control or ABS activate. These are the best all-season winter handling tires I've ever driven on. My previous tires were Bridgestone RE970 AS Pole Position which were amazing in the summer but virtually...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I have a 2015 Stage 3 Roush modified to 800hp, the stock Cooper tires had zero traction and were best suited for drifting. I have had the 970AS before on my Mustang and loved them so this time I went back to them and love them all over again. Great treadwear but most of all they stick. I always run 36 front and 34 rear to offset engine weight and these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I bought these tires based high marks given by a national magazine and they did not let me down. I did drop down a rim size for my winter tire change which I suspect enhanced the ride comfort but most noticeable is how quiet these tires were for a winter snow and ice tread. I drive to snow country every weekend and these tires handled every condition I faced...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Bought these due to my mileage at the time being a little on the high side. These tires are very good...except for an Evo. I feel I have lost the feel of the car and it's been replaced by 'comfort'. Yuck. I feel like I'm guiding the car rather than driving it. I wouldn't brand the tire as an outright performance tire either...its more suited to a luxury...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

So I took my winter tires, Nokian Hakka's off about 10 days ago then we got dumped on with 6+inches of snow. I drove about 60+ miles yesterday with my Michelin Defender LTX MS in slushy, icy conditions and when I got to the local roads there were some unplowed roads. The tire did well. It's not the performance my winter tire would give as they are designed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

These are very ordinary tires; performance is adequate, cold weather and snow capabilities are at best marginal. Most of my driving is in rural Bucks County Pennsylvania where the roads are ill-maintained and difficult to negotiate. The MKZ Hybrid is perfectly balanced due to the weight of the battery in the trunk, but these tires disappoint under most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I was looking for a replacement for the OEM run-flats on my 2014 corvette. Settled on the Pole Positions and I have been pleasantly surprised with the performance of these tires. They bring out much more of the performance capability of the 'Vette. They are quiet and extremely smooth, and well priced. With the OEM tires, the rear end had a tendency to step...  Read More

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

I have driven on many tire brands, summer and all season. Typically, I prefer the summer/winter tire combination. Given the ever changing weather patterns we are experiencing in northern Indiana, this year I decided to introduce an all season tire option into the mix.From the minute I drove out of the shop with the Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+, I knew I made a...  Read More

BBS Wheels - Quality and Technology Bred from Motorsports

Few companies have achieved more recognition in the automotive aftermarket and OEM industries as BBS. As one of the premier wheel manufacturers in the world, BBS has used decades of motorsports experience to engineer some of the best products available for a variety of vehicles and applications. Since its inception, the good people at BBS have sought to...  Read More

Are Your All-Season Tires Ready to Handle All Seasons?

There‚Äôs no doubt that when it comes to driving in inclement weather during the winter months, nothing beats a set of winter / snow tires. However, if you reside in an area that receives only light snow and an all-season tire is all you need, how that tire performs during the winter months is typically the deciding factor when purchasing your replacement...  Read More