Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2008 Infiniti G35X Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 2,100
Location: Rockville, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,100 Miles on Tires
December 26, 2013

Wow, these tires rock. I have gone through a bunch of different tires on my car (Kumho Ecsta 4x, Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position, Continental ExtremeContact and Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus to name a few). Since I drive aggressively, I don’t get to many miles from my tires.
I live in the northeast and have already experienced 4+ inches of snow with these tires along with icy/slushy hail, and high 70 degree weather (imagine that in DC area in Winter!). These tires are ultra-quite, have great predictability in steering, and awesome performance in snow/ice/dry weather. Even though there more expensive than other tires, I will be making sure to place these on our other cars when those tires wear out (Mustang and Infiniti FX45).
Hopefully Pirelli doesnt stop selling these tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

1995 Lexus LS400
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Apollo Beach, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
January 23, 2014

I have been riding on Bridgestone tires for years. I wanted a tire rated for a quiet smooth ride for the 1995 land yacht, and I have not been disappointed. Tire wear is non-existent, handling in wet and dry is great. I recently purchased a '10 Infiniti G37 sedan and when the tires on the G need replacing I am going to purchase the Serenity Plus.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73
 
 

2014 Infiniti QX70
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Huntington, CT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 21, 2014

These are truly excellent tires. Given their size, they do an amazing job in the snow. What it more amazing - for as well as they handle icy, winter conditions, they are a delight in the dry. For as aggressive as the tread pattern is with it's deeply grooved configuration, I was expecting quite a bit of sacrifice in dry weather cornering and other characteristics. Quite surprisingly, these tires are not only quiet for snow tires, they are on par in this measure with the Bridgestone all season OE fitment. Sure, they're a bit softer and not as crisp in the corners, but quite smooth just the same. And, for all of that, you could still drive up the side of a building with them- traction is amazing. I've owned just about every other mainstream brand of snow tire, and while there are many good ones out there, for winter performance, nothing beats a Blizak!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax ArcticReviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2001 Infiniti I30
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Miles driven on tires: 15
Location: Hartford, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15 Miles on Tires
December 17, 2011

Just had these installed this morning with a fresh coating of light, slick snow on the roads. My drive to the shop on my old, severely worn Michelens was putrid. The car spun its wheels with the smallest of acceleration, even on just wet roads...the snow was like an ice rink. After getting the General's put on, the difference is unbelievable. Even on steep inclines with slippery hard pack, I didn't loose traction at all even under heavy acceleration. For a car with no traction control, I was in dire need of a good performing snow tire and these have initially proven to exceed my expectation. Compared to the Firestone Winterforce tires I ran the past two winters on my previous vehicle, I can tell already these out-perform them, at least in terms of traction. The Firestones were on a car with T/C and even still had troubles finding grip in slick conditions on accelerating from a dead stop. Still have yet to try the Generals in anything deep, but I have every confidence they will handle it with ease.

The only thing I have noticed thus far that I would take away points for is that the car doesn't track quite as well with these on it. Going on a straight line there is some sway to adjust for, though nothing overly worrisome, and the steering response is a bit loose. However, that said, these are snow tires and my only expectation from them is to handle winters worst, not win races.

Time will tell the ultimate conclusion on these things, but initial impressions indicate that these tires are the real deal...and at a price that you can't complain about. Buy them, you wont regret it!!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.18
 
 

2010 Infiniti FX35 AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Brookfield, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
January 19, 2014

So far the tires are great. They have excellent grip when accelerating in the snow and surprising very good on dry roads. One of the better winter tires I've driven. Stopping power on snow has been excellent and a great improvement over the Bridgestone All Season. Ride comfort is great but I'm coming from 20" all season rims. Road noise I think is normal. I typically have the stero on so I'm never to worried about noise. For those interested these are meant for winter time only. I personally will be switching back to all seasons for the spring. So far so good and Extremely pleased with my purchase. I will buy these again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL42

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza EL42Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.9

2004 Infiniti G35 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 27,000
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 27,000 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2007

This tire has been decent for an OEM. Car started to tire pull/drift to the right recently. Gotten noisier at the same time, too. All tires still wearing evenly. Tread life remaining: 2X the wear bars, but winters coming and the rains making em a bit slippery. What little ice/snow Ive driven on, its not a good feeling (slip-slip-slip)Even though theyre an ok tire, Ive always done better with non-OEMs for performance and price. Ive had great experience with Khumos on other vehicles. Its a great tire even w/o considering its price.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.57
 
 

2012 Infiniti G37 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
October 02, 2013

I just purchased these tire to replace the OEM Bridgestone RE050 summer performance. I have never purchased Hankook before. The OEM tires were in a different category so I know I can not compare them as it's more apples to oranges. My goal was to achieve all season drivability with minimal loss in performance. The Hankook did not have any reviews when I purchased so I took a chance. I only have 500 miles on the tires but here is what I can tell you. First, the tires are kind of ugly in my opinion, the sidewall is very busy with large lettering, a little NASCAR to me. Tire noise is low, and the tires are light, six pounds lighter than the OEM. The side walls are very soft, almost feel like neoprene, very odd. Tramlining from the OEM tires are gone, they track very straight. The tires do not react very quickly to steering inputs. The turn-in is liner. If you are taking a long turn under acceleration, you can feel the rear end squat and shift reducing driver confidence. I have noticed a significant increase in MPGs in both city and highway driving. Straight line performance is decent, grip fairly well. Decent tire if you are not performance driving, but slightly better than just all season, but not UHP A/S. I will update as the tires break in and/or break down.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2011 Infiniti G37x Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 10
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10 Miles on Tires
December 19, 2013

Although so far I haven't put many miles on these tire, my review is mainly on my experience with TireRack. I've been buying tires from here for about 13-14 years and my experience has always been excellent! The tires almost always arrive early, if not on time and the prices can't be beat. I would, and do, recommended TireRack to everyone.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL42

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza EL42Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.9

2004 Infiniti G35 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 27,000
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 27,000 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2007

This tire has been decent for an OEM. Car started to tire pull/drift to the right recently. Gotten noisier at the same time, too. All tires still wearing evenly. Tread life remaining: 2X the wear bars, but winters coming and the rains making em a bit slippery. What little ice/snow Ive driven on, its not a good feeling (slip-slip-slip)Even though theyre an ok tire, Ive always done better with non-OEMs for performance and price. Ive had great experience with Khumos on other vehicles. Its a great tire even w/o considering its price.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.64
 
 

2013 Infiniti G37x Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 9,000
Location: Wayne, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 9,000 Miles on Tires
November 28, 2013

I personally not just like, I love these tires. These are OEM (SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S) on my G37 and I had ridden them in dry, wet, snow and ice. They grip really well in all conditions, not to say dry and snow traction are the same, of course, can't be. Consider this, one time my wife made it up a hill road covered in snow where 3 other vehicles in front of her couldn't, one of which was a 4x4 SUV spinning front and rear not being able to move forward. These tires are quiet and phenomenal at cornering. Hydroplaned only once at 70mph on a highway going over a strip of running water, but which tire wouldn't in such condition? I do rotate them regularly and check pressure at least once a month, or sooner if outside temperature changes noticeably.

 

Best Winter Tires for Snow for Crossovers and SUVs

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by Gary Stanley

Crossovers and SUVs are a very popular vehicle segment and are available from smaller vehicles like the Ford Escape and Nissan Murano, to larger SUVs such as the Chevy Suburban and Cadillac Escalade. There are even high performance models like the Porsche Cayenne and Infiniti FX that have acceleration rivaling that of sports cars.  

Most owners of these vehicles aren't buying them primarily for their off-road capability or 0-60 times, but instead for their desire of a balance of utility, comfort and performance. They also want good all-season traction, including during the winter months. To get the most winter traction, the best option is to install a set of winter / snow tires because they provide much better snow and ice traction compared to their all-season counterparts.

Which winter tires are the best for snow and ice traction for your crossover, light truck or SUV? 

 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1
 Pirelli Scorpion Winter
Pirelli Scorpion Winter


I would take a look at the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 and Pirelli Scorpion Winter. Between the two, the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 has better snow and ice traction. Pirelli's Scorpion Winter is a slight step down in snow and ice traction compared to the Blizzak, however it does have better dry road traction and quicker steering response for the days when the roads are dry. These tires aren't just available for SUVs and crossovers, but also make great winter truck tires. 

For more information on the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1, read "Winter Truck Tires."

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2011 Infiniti G37 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 70,000
Location: Terrytown, LA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 70,000 Miles on Tires
April 12, 2013

I believe the tire was a great pick and I love tire rack.com

 

Dunlop SP Sport Signature Still a Top Choice in the High Performance All-Season Category

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by Gary Stanley

With tire technology advancing quickly these days, it's rare to find a model of tire that stands the test of time and remains competitive in its category year after year. First introduced over six years ago, the Dunlop SP Sport Signature is one of those tires. Even after this many years, it continues to hold its own against newer tires in the High Performance All-Season category. If you're looking for a great all-season performance tire at a good price, the Dunlop SP Sport Signature is for you!

With over 2.6 million miles reported, the tire is currently ranked third in our survey results. This is a higher ranking than other popular tires including the Yokohama AVID ENVigor, Goodyear Eagle GT and BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S. The SP Sport Signature is often praised for its good road feel, quick steering response and great combination of wet and dry traction. 

Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about their experience with the Dunlop SP Sport Signature:

"These have been such fantastic tires that I am now on my third set. Great dry weather traction and awesome treadwear. I have been very pleased with these tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan

"These tires handle great. I have almost no road noise and they handle great on wet pavement. Even with my aggressive driving habits they wore perfectly. They were a great buy for the money." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2001 Lexus ES300

"The Dunlops have transformed my car. I've gone from such noise to such quiet and smooth riding and handling. For a car with 280,000 miles on it, the difference is astounding. I'm very happy with the purchase of these tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 1998 Honda Accord Coupe EX V6

For more information on this tire, read "The Dunlop SP Sport Signature Continues to Impress." 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91
 
 

2007 Infiniti M35 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 44,300
Location: Tumwater, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 44,300 Miles on Tires
April 21, 2013

I originally put these on my car after driving about 1000 miles on the OEM Goodyear RSA's. The ride change improvement was massive. I live in the Seattle area and drive some pretty rough freeways in lots of heavy rain. I've never felt these tires ever hydroplane, even with wear. They did get a little noisier as the tread wears down, but the noise level is still good. I did notice more wear on the outer edges once they passed about 40000 miles, but they should easily last me through the summer. I've rotated and balance the tires every 6000 miles. I will buy another pair of these.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4
 
 

2006 Infiniti G35X Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 27,000
Location: Danvers, MA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 27,000 Miles on Tires
March 22, 2013

tires performed well for the low price when new and up to 25000 mi. with 27k on them i'm seeing my traction control light come on when pushing the car a little bit on AWD car. wet traction has gone to poor when cornering or accelerating. snow traction has gone to below average. had a little snow/ice mixture and car failed to make a careful turn, had no braking and mowed down a stop sign on the opposite corner at 15-20 mph. had to replace tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza G 019 GridReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.27

2004 Infiniti G35 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
April 04, 2011

I purchased these tires based on their rating for rain and snow, and I was not disappointed. I live in San Francisco, and I am able to ride to Tahoe comfortably on light snow with no chains when most other cars stop.

On the negative side, the ride is a bit harsh and noise level is much higher than on the original tires that come with the car. But it's a trade off that I am happy to make in order to have better safety and handling in rough weather.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S

Monday, March 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.36
 
 

2008 Infiniti EX35
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Sherwood Park, AB
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
April 27, 2011

I'm a Moderator of an Infiniti EX35 Forum... and if you buy an EX35 with 18 inch Wheels, the Factory-installed OEM Tire is the Dunlop Sport 7000 A/S. These Tires are junk. People on our Forum are getting very poor Tread-wear with them. We have multiple Threads discussing the Dunlops... and most of us can't wait to swap them out with Michelins. Avoid these Tires!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2008 Infiniti G37
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Miles driven on tires: 150
Location: Ontario, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 150 Miles on Tires
March 02, 2013

Immediately after putting on these bad boys, my car has a new life!

I made the choice to go from a stock tire size of 225/50/18, to 245/40/18 - and after all the research I did, I knew this was the tire to make that transition work.

Let me tell you..I was scared I would lose a lot of comfort, going to a 40 profile tire, from a 50. I likely would have, had I went with any other tire. This tire is freaking amazing! My G37 Coupe (330HP), feels like it picked up about 20HP, rides smooth as a baby's bottom, quiet, and handles like crazy. After my first nighttime freeway trip from Los Angeles to the Inland Impire (about 50 miles), I hit speeds I dont even wanna repeat, and the car didn't even feel like it was going 60! No joke!

This is THE choice if you are a driving enthusiast. There is a reason this is the best rated summer max performance tire on the market, and all my research has finally come to fruition.

Last week, in Hollywood, I saw some of these babys on a sick Porsche Panamera. Today, I saw some on a C63 AMG. Both cars are well over 100k, If cars like that are running these bad boys, take it to the bank. Well worth the investment. Go get a pair and get it poppin!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.75
 
 

2007 Infiniti G35 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 17,000
Location: Fresno, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 17,000 Miles on Tires
March 09, 2013

Tires are on my wife car and she drive like an old lady. However when I drive it, I put it to the limit and it handles great. Noise level isn't too bad but could be better. My wheels are staggered so I can't rotate them. Plenty of tread left, hopefully it last to 40K miles. I would recommend these tires.

 

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2
 
 

2005 Infiniti FX35
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
February 16, 2013

Great tire! Longest lasting tires ever purchased. Because of the larger rims/sport suspension on my fx, was looking for a very quiet & smooth riding tire. This particular tire delivers and durability was a plus. Did not seriously test in winter conditions though. Will definitely stick with this brand, well worth the premium price.