Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

Came OEM on my car. Great traction in wet and dry. 8 track days and 8600 miles and still plenty of tread. I am impressed by the mileage for a high performance tire. Tons of grip on the track, predictable slip with appropriate level of sound feedback and feel through the steering. I hear how great Michelin's are but I competed at an auto cross against a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Replaced Eagle GT A/S after 25k miles, shouldn't have waited so long, as these completely transformed the car for the better. In dry performance up there with dedicated Summer tires, wet traction, handling and braking are one of best tires I've ever owned.Recent ice storm here in DFW demo'd winter capabilities. Was able to get around, alebeit cautiously,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

These are excellent performance summer tires with emergency all season ability. I would not buy them and plan to drive in snow.I purchased these tires as dedicated summer tires, as I typically run X-Ice on winter wheels. I put them on bright and early in the spring, since they are advertised as all season tires. My initial impressions were great. Dry / wet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I have been running this tire for over a year now with over 8000 miles and 30 track days. The tire has been great AutoX and response and traction is superb way better than the Michelin PS2 or Super Sport. I will be replacing these after 15 months and around 9000 miles as they are at the wear bars now but the car is driven by 2 drivers so there has been alot...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

OEM Tire I feel they tested many tires for this SS and I really like the machine I tell it what to do and it does it. Factory balanced @ 150 MPH they have no vibration! All around a great tire and Auto . Yes do they were fast! but they keep you on the ROAD!Not in the ditch or a tree! Estimate 15,000 miles no way to rotate but have full size spare with wheel!...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

I've used this set on 2 different cars for 3 winters. In the first two with the 335i coupe they were great. Very good in any kind of snow...light, deep,slush, ice. Once I put these tires on my 135is there was a noticeable difference. They have 8/32nds left and they feel like they aren't dealing with the snow well anymore. This could be because of a number of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

These tires replaced the original equipment manufacturer Firestone Affinity tires on this vehicle. The Firestone's had 2 of the rear tires experiencing some belt separation problems, including excessive premature edge wear issues at 20,581 miles for a tire that has a tread wear warranty of 50,000 miles. The original equipment tires were rotated every 5,000...  Read More

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

BLUF: I think these tires are awesome. The OEM Continental Sport Contact 3s got a flat; and also were wearing a little weird too at around 20k. So I told the wife since I was deployed to get them replaced with these (new for 2013) Michelin Pilot Sport AS/3s. Since I was away from home I had her send me some pics of them mounted and I was happy with how they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

My car came oem equipped with 225/50/17 tires. To give my car a better 'stance', I up'd the tires size to a 55 series so the 'fender-to-tire' distance wouldn't be so large. In doing so, the Optimo727 was my pick of choice since it was a well rated cheap tire that had good wear numbers. Boy am I glad I did! The factory Michelin tires couldn't even start to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Car came with Dunlop tires. I cannot believe Lexus put those tires on this car. I got rid of them at 25K. I have a 2000 LX 470 and have always been happy with the LTX M/S. These tires are even better. There is nothing bad about this tire. Bought at Tire Rack. Had dealer mount 'em. Better everything: handling, ride, traction and even gas mileage. I hunt, so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Just installed these yesterday so this is an initial review. I'm recently retired from the tire and auto service business so you can bet I'm pretty picky about tires. These Primacy MXM4's replaced a set of HX MXM4's that had given good service. I found a great installer through Tire Rack that had a Hunter road force balancer and a clean, modern shop. The new...  Read More

Goodyear vs. Michelin: The Grand Touring All-Season Tire Showdown

Many tire buyers know Goodyear and Michelin as two nameplates synonymous with quality, but it can be difficult to compare these premium brands head to head. The Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring and Michelin Primacy MXV4 are one such case as both tires are considered benchmarks of being the smoothest, quietest and longest wearing Grand Touring...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I have always prefered a Michelin tire, and have had great service from them over the years. The prices are high, and I have wondered if part of that is paying for the name? A few years ago, we purchased a new truck with General tires on it, and the tires performed flawlessly. In fact those 11 year-old Generals were are currently on a farm trailer, and show...  Read More

N-Spec Tires for Your Porsche

Porsche vehicles are known throughout the auto industry as one of the most highly engineered driving machines. Their engineers meticulously analyze every aspect of the vehicle's execution from weight savings and balance, all the way down to how the tires perform. Porsche vehicles from 911 Carreras to Cayennes have tires that are specifically engineered for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP

Just got these on my 2008 328xi to replace the stock Continentals. Honestly wish I would have done this sooner. The Conti's are very hard and rough in comparison. Since the car has sport suspension I know I'll still feel every bump in the road, but at least now on the big potholes jar your teeth lose. And as anyone in Denver will attest there are plenty of...  Read More

Bling on a Budget: 19x9.5 Chrome Sport Edition ST5 Marked Down to $79 for Your S6

One vehicle that really stood out to me at the Detroit Auto Show was an ibis white Audi with traditional chrome wheels. It's hard to find the right finish for a white car. Silver tends to blend too much with the body color. While a grey or black finish might contrast too much. I tend to believe chrome stands out on a larger white luxury car without...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season

I originally tried the P Zero because of a Tire Rack special and a significant price differential to the comparable Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 A/S. These are great tires! Very quiet with a comfortable ride and (in my opinion) better than average dry grip. I even took these to a car control clinic and one auto-cross event and they managed pretty well. These are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

First, I keep my tire pressure front at 38-40psi and rear 36-38psi year round and rotate every 10,000 when I make synthetic oil change at dealer. Been that way for years. Also, our Terrain is AWD and recently put in three 50lb salt bags in the rear to weigh it down for our snow season. This is a premature evaluation, but wanted to write what have discovered...  Read More

Keep Your Fusion Moving Even When It's Freezing: Winter / Snow Tires for the New Ford Fusion

Although it's no DB5, the new 2013 Ford Fusion sure has a luxury vibe. Initial reports from the automotive press indicate this vehicle performs as well as it looks. Have you just picked up a 2013 Ford Fusion? In addition to its styling and performance, I'm sure you're impressed with the Fusion's safety features. In a collision, your Fusion protects...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Absolutely stunningly good tire. I have these on two cars and they are excellent, much quieter than competitive tires, exceptional grip in dry and wet. In the auto cross they are progressive and stable, turning in lap times that are ahead of all other street tires. These tires are as good as they come, they are wearing beautifully, on both my STi and S4 they...  Read More