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

This is for my weekend fun car which I drive rather aggressively. It's a great tire for the price - very good dry traction with decent break-away and they're quiet when running hard. For an inexpensive replacement tire for the factory Miata size, it's hard to beat.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Purchased these in 2008 for our summertime-only Miata. Drove mostly on the highways, where they showed excellent adhesion and cornering. Treadwear was not as advertised, with tread bars showing on two of the tires now at 31,000 miles.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I've had a lot of different tires/cars, but this tire is outstanding! I have a lot of curvy 2-lanes to play on and I have a difficult time even breaking the rear end loose intentionally. I had Bridgestone RE 760s on my last Miata and 2008 Mustang Bullitt, but they do not compare in either dry or wet conditions. On freeway cloverleaves, the speed at which the...  Read More

On Our Way to the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships

It’s an annual tradition for a few Tire Rack employees to make the trip to Lincoln, Nebraska to compete in the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships and ProSolo Finale beginning this weekend. Chris "Trent" Harvey, John "Woody" Rogers and William "Bill" Loring each compete in different classes and are seasoned veterans. In fact, Trent has brought a...  Read More

Check Out Sumitomo for Affordable Tires

Who is Sumitomo? Headquartered in Kobe, Japan and involved extensively with the tire industry since 1909, Sumitomo has very close relationships with Dunlop and Goodyear. Sumitomo has produced tires in cooperation with Dunlop and Goodyear for many years. In fact, so much engineering, technology and manufacturing is shared between them that I sometimes...  Read More

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport vs. g-Force Sport COMP-2

Often times when a tire manufacturer replaces a model of tire, the newer model is slightly better than the previous version. Incremental improvements over the previous generation is what we typically see. Once and awhile, a tire company will completely wow us with a dramatically better product than the one it replaces. BFGoodrich really surprised me with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Got these on a set of c1m rims for my miata to replace my toyo all seasons on the stock 16's. Tire is very quiet and traction seems to be fine for daily duty. Sheds water well and seems to resist hydroplaning too. No complaints so far.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

Killer for autocross, immediate improvement in feel, grip and lap times. Also a better street tire than the OEM Bridgestone it replaced on daily-driven 2010 Miata. Mileage too low to yet comment on tread life, but appears to be wearing normally.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

I picked these up from Tirerack knowing I wanted an extreme summer tire. I had them delivered with a set of silver TRM C1M 15x7 30 offset wheels. Both the wheels and tires look fantastic. While I have had limited opportunities to experience the grip, I fully expect them to perform beautifully. A 20 minute track session in the rain was actually enjoyable as I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

I have these on my supercharged and coilover'd '94 Miata that is strictly a nice-weather car, thus why I can't rate wet characteristics. I have had Potenza RE750s and the set before buying the ZIIs were Potenza RE-11s. The RE-11s were way above the RE750s, and I wore the RE-11s clear down to the rears being completely smooth and looking like go-cart tires......  Read More

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

This is my 3rd set of tires on my 2007 Mazda Miata (51,500 miles). My MX-5 feels and responds better than it ever did. Drives better than when it was new. I love these tires. They have made driving hugely fun again. Cornering is great, acceleration is improved, ride comfort is much better (my wife even commented on this) and they are relatively quiet. Highly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I bought these as a replacement for the used 1996 Miata, I bought on ebay in 2008(installed at 122,000 and currently 155,000 [2014] - expecting another 15,000 miles). Very happy, great in the wet and never caught in snow, but I don'yt drive it in snow deeper than 6 inches. I don't race in the rain, but I feel confortable doing 65 on the Turnpike. Going to...  Read More

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

I have these on my 2011 Miata, with a 6-speed manual and LSD. While their dry pavement traction is not quite as good as the Bridgestone summer tires that came with the car, these are probably the best all seasons I've ever had on a Miata (and I've been driving Miatas since 1996). I've previously used Bridgestone, Firestone, and Toyo all-seasons. My Miata is...  Read More

Hoosier Tires Made in Indiana!

If you're looking for race-winning performance in an autocross or road race tire, look no further than Hoosier Racing tires! Not only are Hoosier tires of outstanding quality, they're made right here in Indiana. Hoosier A6 Hoosier R6 Manufactured in Plymouth, Indiana, Hoosier's tires are popular for competition use in: Autocross Road Racing High Performance...  Read More

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

Right now , I only have the rear tires for my car , they've proven to be an excellent choice. I received them 3 weeks before Maryland had it's first snow. I also have a better understanding on why we're not to mix tires,. You see, I still have the OEM Pirelli's on the front and while driving in the snow I was making a left turn at an estimated 5mph , when I...  Read More

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

Needed to get some good all-season tires for my Miata. I was previously on the original tires (2004 LS) which were basically racing slicks. Had zero traction, and was petrified of driving in any snow. I needed something for the brutal Cleveland winters.Once the General AS03's were on my car, my new found fear of driving in the snow was gone. I drive...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

Compared to the other Dunlop, Bridgestone, Hankook and current Continental ExtremeWinterContacts I've used on various RWD sports cars, these are without a doubt the worst winter tire I've purchased in the last 15 years. They're completely adequate in snow and I don't have any complaints. I might go so far as to call them pretty darn good.The problem is that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A

Have used RE11's for the past 4 years and the upgrade to the RE 11A's is amazing.They are a match made in heaven for my Miata and have brought handling and enjoyment to a new level. Single most significant upgrade to the car's performance in the past 21 years.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

I am very pleased with Bridgestone for my Miata. I have the snow tires also.   Read More

All 15 Sizes of BFGoodrich's g-Force Rival Now In Stock

After a strong initial release and promising first test, many of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival sizes seemed difficult to get our hands on. While we were able to receive many of the higher volume sizes quickly, some of the more specialized sizes remained out of stock. We are pleased to report that all sizes of the tire have now been received into stock and are...  Read More