Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

When the long term winter forecast for Western Washington called for a severe winter by our standards I decided to spring for a dedicated set of winter tires due to my 37 mile one way daily commute. Based on the recommendation of TIRERACK ,I chose a narrower tire with taller sidewall than the stock 205/55 R16. The choice to purchase 195/65 R15 Michellin...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I bought my 2006 Acura RL in Dallas and brought it home to Denver. The car had Michlin Pilot Performance tires.They said M&S and I couldn't wait until the first snow to see how the SH-AWD did in the snow. Our first snow was a good one and the streets in my neighborhood were snow packed and slick. The first turn the car would not even turn. I gave it some gas...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I live in the midwest in a state that is known for encountering quickly changing weather. I need to be prepared to drive in all types of weather conditions. Hot,cold, below zero temps,dry, wet, ice, light and deep snow, we get it all. I am a have been a huge Yokohama fan and was set to purchase some for my (new to me) '13 Azera. After much consideration,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

This is the perfect tire for the Ford Expedition. I ran these on my last Expedition for 9 years. Just put these on my current Expodition today. Did try Destination LE 2 , bad in snow/slush when cornering...even in 4WD...loss of steering ability..sliding around...5 mph! Replaced with these. REvo 2 has been updated with more seratted edges to grip and bite...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

My Del Sol is basically a good weather car, lowered with low profile tires. It looks nice and gets great gas mileage, but it rides like a skateboard in good weather, and a boogie board in the wet, hydroplaning at the thought of water. Southern California was perfect for this car. Now in Wyoming, not so much.Knowing that the low profile tires were ok for good...  Read More

What are the Differences in Winter / Snow Tire Categories

As you begin to shop for winter / snow tires this year, you may discover there are different classifications of winter tires available. So the question is: "Which one works best for me?" General AltiMAX Arctic Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Studdable Winter / Snow Offering a traditional winter compound and tread design, these tires meet severe...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PS31

With a thousand miles I'm still enamored that all tires match. I purchased the car with 17,669 miles on it along with Dunlop's on the fronts and Bridgestone on the rears. Fronts probably original, rears replaced. Had some curb rash repaired, the rims refinished and tires mounted at the same place for under $800.00. So far I've been on the LA frwys on 100...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

I love to drive in the snow now. I couldn't wait until the first snow fall in Chicago. They don't plow and salt the side streets right away, so it was a great opportunity to test these tires out. These tires perform very well in snow 3-9 or more inches. I have a low profile front end which catches the snow and slows my momentum. But I had confidence that I...  Read More

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

These tires replace the prior generation Michelin A/S 3's that I had on the car. One of the great features is the 45K mile warranty -- which I used to get into these tires. After 21K miles, the prior set was down to 3/32 in front and 4/32 in rear. They had gotten noisy, harsh, and obviously past their expected traction sweet-spot. So these new A/S 3+'s are a...  Read More

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