Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature HP

I can't even tell you how great these tires perform, I'm an extremely spirited driver and I have yet to find a corner in my city to make these tires squeal. Lateral stability is worlds above anything I've ever run and they drive silky smooth like a grand touring all season. Put these on my low-profile summer rims and expecting the ride to be stiff as a...  Read More

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

I'm not often compelled to write positive reviews, I tend towards writing negative reviews to assist others from making the same mistakes I have. In this case, this tire is not a mistake. I am coming from OEM Goodyear LS2 ROF (Run on Flat) tires in 245/45 19 size to the AS/3 + in the same size and the difference is nothing short of transformative.Most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Wow! What a significant upgrade over my Mercedes' OE ContiProContact tires. Smoother riding, quieter running, outstanding wet road traction (critical in our frequent Florida summer thunderstorms) and less expensive as well. Other purchasers report excellent snow/ice traction and good tread life as well. The former is irrelevant to me given where I live, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have been nothing short of pleased with this tire. My last set were the run flat variety and were harsh riding and noisy and this tire is amazing. I get the same if not better mileage and also the tire is super in the rain and deep water (as much as a low profile FAT tire can be) and is very good in Northern Illinois/Chicagoland winter snows. Some of my...  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 Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I bought these tires for autocrossing. I knew going in that the Bridgestone 71Rs would be faster by about .5 seconds a run (verified by SCCA testing) but I was willing to give up that time as I am new to the sport and I expected that the Star Specs would last twice as long as the 71Rs. After a year of auto crossing that is exactly what happened. The Star...  Read More

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

Are 2011 Dodge Challanger came with 20 rims and Goodyear original equipment tires. Being low profile the ride was very rough, and my wife looked forward to winter when I changed her rims to an 18 rim and tire with a smoother ride. Since we got the new Pirelli tires. They ride as smooth and comfortable as an 18 tire with more sidewall. Me and my wife love...  Read More

Test Video of the Run-Flat Bridgestone DriveGuard in Sweden

The appeal of run-flat tiresis quite understandable. Getting a flat tire is always inconvenient, but it can be especially distressing in situations with poor weather, when a tire fails on a high traffic highway or in an unsafe area. It's easy to imagine multiple situations where having a tire that can still be driven 50 miles after air pressure loss would be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Overall a decent tire. Dry and wet traction in the on/off ramps and from stop lights/signs was pretty good. Gives a quiet ride with good handling. Feels like the tire rolls slightly when pushed hard. For most drivers this should be a problem and is a pretty good tire but not happy when there is some snow on the ground. Not very good traction for an all wheel...  Read More

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

Not as good as I had hoped. Had Bridgestone on other cars and hoped these would be different because of low profile but no so. Put these on the rear. They were typical of all the others. Very soft so the rear end is mushy in quick, sharp moves in traffic. Feels like the rear follows much later than the front and the Boxster is known for perfect balance in...  Read More

One of These Things is Not Like the Other!

Often times, you'll see two different listings for seemingly identical tires, but they have two different prices. What in the world is going on with that? Tire manufacturers will give different part numbers to the same model of tires if the tires have a different sidewall styling, speed rating, load index or O.E. designation. These differences in the tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Bought in April 2010. Noise picking up around 20k mi as well as tramlining. Now at 25k. Some inner shoulder wear but that is unavoidable in the front of the sc430, even though my alignment is set up for max tread life. Have been rotated regularly. Rolling noise sound was getting bad enough that I began to wonder if the bearings were shot; instead rebalancing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season

Overall I'm impressed with these tires. I was concerned with how they handle in the snow and I was considering snow tires but these tires combined with the Audi Quattro make it impossible to get stuck. I drove through unplowed parking lots with 7 snow with no problem. treadwear is good. I had a couple of problems with blisters from hitting pot holes but that...  Read More

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

I bought a used 2009 Focus that had Hankook tires on it. After driving the first winter on those tires I was certain that this car absolutely rots in any snow driving. It is a light vehicle with low profile tires. Not the best combination. Last summer it was time for new tires. After reading reviews of tires that fit this car, the choice was clear--Pirelli...  Read More

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

I searched for a tire that had better Ride, Noise, & Tread-wear, as rated by the customers. I purchased this set because I needed 20 tires to go with the Helo Chrome wheels. I preferred the OEM Tesla 19 wheel Vs the OEM 21 higher performance/lower profile tire because of the Wear factor and Road Noise. I also do not believe there is any advantage to low...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

Purchased these tire along with some 16 wheels as a winter set up for my IS300 and I'm happy with my investment. Is300 is a small RWD car and getting around in the snow on all season tires last year was scarry not to mention potholes ruined two of my low profile 17 tires. Two days after putting these on I had to drive through about 2 of unplowed frozen...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

IF you drive an Audi, I would highly recommend the Audi R01 Blackwell tires. They perform amazing and are even one of the quietest low profile tires I have ever driven. They perform amazing in dry warm summer conditions and very well in the rain. I will definitely buy again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

Bought these tires from tire rack because of several reasons; First was price, @ $86 dollars a piece how could you go wrong, next was warranty, which comes with a 24 months hazard warranty, plus the tires are 6 years 50,000 miles tires, I didn't have to pay sales tax for the tires being from PA, I did have to pay for shipping, but the tires arrived next day...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3

This was the only size Hankook made to fit my 7x15 rims. They dropped the convertible car 1 in ride height, lowered the rear ratio 10% to 3.60:1 which is excellent in all respects. The improvement in handling is very intertaining in a stock car. Well under 6 seconds 0-60 now and have to feather the gas on launch to keep from smoky burnouts. Once these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

This tire is bordering on R-compound-like performance, but in a streetable summer tire. Dry performance is simply astounding, and even in extremely heavy rain, these tires were more composed than anything I've ever driven in - at freeway speeds where other cars had to slow down due to the standing water, these never hydroplaned once.Treadwear does not appear...  Read More