Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I've 4800+ miles on these tires, including a road trip from Ohio to Flyin' Miata's Summer Camp in western Colorado & running around the hills of southern Ohio. Great steering response, excellent wet weather performance, good dry weather handling, though my standard here is an STi set up for Solo II on Dunlops. Short of an all-out performance tire, I'm quite...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

We use this tire on a Set Kosei K1 wheels for our stripped out Miata (2000 lbs) that competes in 24 hours of LeMons. The car is a 92 Miata with 99+ bilstiens and NB Slignment settings are best to be said as moderate. We are a 5 driver team, with very similar driver profiles. These tires have held up amazingly well. We run about 32psi front and 31psi rear....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Posts on miata.net suggested this tire was not a 'performance' tire and the Miata might like a more responsive tire. Rudy confirmed this assessment. Since I have moved well into senior citizen territory the quick turn-in, more 'rigid' ride, etc. attributes I wanted in a tire a few years ago are no longer on my tire wish list.So, do I like these tires, yep,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Corsa System

I got these tires on a new Evora, not an S but the drop down doesn't allow for a base Evora. I drive these tires on twisty backroads where they eliminate the need for an S or any other more powerful car. I go through the 45mph rated curves.... well because this is on the internet... I go through them a little faster than that with great ease. The Evora is...  Read More

Taking Your Mazda Miata to the Next Level

The Mazda Miata has long been a crowd favorite with driving enthusiasts. While it's an amazing vehicle, the level of excitement can be taken to the next level with the right equipment.    Tires are a top priority and the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec and Hankook Ventus RS-3 (Version 2) are both favorites. When we tested each last fall, the ZII Star Spec...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I did not drive my Miata in winter until I put these on my car. I do not drive it in heavy snow. I do drive it plowed or light snow covered roads. Very happy   Read More

Stationed Overseas and Need Tires?

#thinkingabouttires, but stationed overseas? We can help! Having been stationed overseas myself, USMC, Okinawa, Japan (2005-2008), I understand the challenges when trying to purchase items from the United States. Here at Tire Rack, we can ship tires, wheels, brakes, suspension and other accessories to our service members and Department of Defense contractors...  Read More

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