Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Only had them on the truck a short while but within 3-4 days of having them installed, had to drive in a nasty late spring snow. They performed sooooo much better even in 2WD then the previous tires, particularly since it doesn't have a locking differential that it seemed to be a totally different truck. They did seem a little harsher riding but that seems...  Read More

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

Replaced the Dunlop tires that came on the car. I was quiet surprised by both the comfort and performance of these Pilot A/S 3+ tires. I haven't put many miles on them yet but expect to enjoy these tires for many miles to come. I recommend these tires for anyone looking for performance tires with some snow traction.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

My truck is back.... The old factory Oem Goodyear wrangler sa's were not all that bad. But after 40k miles they were loud, wearing out, and made my expedition ride extremely rough. These tires are not cheap. But if you are reading this you know enough to understand that you are looking into a premium tire for your truck. These michelins are worth the price...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I up grated my wheels from stock 16 wheels to 17 '04 STI BBS wheels. I was driving on Continental DWS. They were great tires and I have bumped them as my reserve winter tire, not much snow in Alabama but just in case. I have yet to test the tires in the wet as it has not rained thus NA atm. Will update when I get the opportunity. I was debating between these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I bought this tire to replace the OE Michelin Latitude tires that came on my JGC. After 42,000 miles on the Latitudes they had become unusually loud at highway speed and they had worn faster than I expected. I was reluctant to purchase a replacement set of Michelins because I have been a Goodyear guy for my last three Jeep Grand Cherokees, going back to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX Winter

I live in southern Oregon. Not a lot of snow, maybe three storms of 5-8 inches a year. But we live on the northern exposure of a deeply forested hill that keeps snow for a week or two, often getting rained on. The last 300 feet of drive way is at least 12% grade. I found that these tires would often climb the road in 2wd, when even walking on the road is...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Mazda's Mazda6

The Mazda6 is Mazda's mid-size car entry offered since 2002. The third-generation hit the streets for model year 2014 as a four-door sedan with options of either manual or automatic transmission. Without a six-cylinder engine option, some may suggest it loses appeal to some people. However, fuel economy numbers in the high 30s will grab your attention. The...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Subaru WRX

The Subaru Impreza WRX is the high performance variation of the popular compact entry. In its fourth-generation model year of 2011, this rally cross inspired rocket has garnered quite the reputation from shade tree mechanics up through professional drivers.In stock showroom trim, tire size 235/45R17 is the size seen almost exclusively. There are a plethora...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I love these tire but I have a cupping issue on the rears only. I have different sizes front and back so rotating is not an option. That being said the car is not drive a lot during the summer and almost never in the winter ( I have snow tires for winter driving). The alignment is almost perfect so I am not yet convinced about wear.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture APT KL51

This is my second set. I was very pleased with its overall performance. Quiet and smooth on dry roads. It was ok in the snow and icey conditions. Better than my old Michelin ltx. My only complaint was after 5 years, one of the tire steel belt broke causing the tread to Mohawk. There was still plenty of tread left. Warranty was expired. I'm thinking it's an...  Read More

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

A great Tire! These replaced the OEM Potenza RE050A which were summer only tires and useless in the winter. I went with these so I could drive on them year round and they were exactly what I hoped they would be. 90% of the traction as the summer only, good enough to get around in light snow, quiet and decent wear. I high recommend them as a high performance...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Your Mazda Mazda3

The Mazda3 is Mazda's compact car entry offered in sedan (four doors) and hatchback (five doors) forms on a shared platform with Ford from 2010-2013. It has proven to be a very popular car with a wide array of powertrain ranging from 167 hp up to 267 in the Speed3 model. If you're looking for a quiet and smooth all-season tire that does well in winter in the...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Might Be the New King of the Hill

We had the opportunity to take the test BMWs on the track this week to test some of the brake pad offerings from Hawk. There were a few options that offered braking bite and quietness for different applications. But more on that later, because the unintended star of the day may have been the tires that were used for the test. For a stop-and-go performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

This is the 2nd set that I have purchased for my truck. I have to say that these have been the best set of tires I have ever had on any car or truck I have owned. The tread life is incredible, I rarely need to use 4WD when we get snow, when I go camping in the mountains we simply load up everything and head on up without any worries, and I have even taken it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

The OEM Tires that came with the car only lasted about 38,000 miles (we use snow tires in the past two winters) Used to buy Mich. tires but found them to be too expensive. I have been with the same tire dealer for 20 years and he strongly reccomended them, I talked to his wife and she has these on her Lexis and loves them. I took a chance as they were out of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I just finished my first season on the Michelin X-ICE3's, in West Michigan, and was very pleased. 2015/16 was a mild winter for us, but still plenty of opportunities to try out the grip of these tires in snow, slush, and ice. I drive my manual-transmission rear-wheel-drive Chevy SS sedan in a spirited manner from time to time when conditions allow, but I...  Read More

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

Had the previous version of this tire the A/S 3. Bought it again because I don't think there is a better tire on the market. For all the nay-sayers about the snow traction...c'mon. This is an ultra high performance all season tire......if you're running them n the snow what do you expect?? I had zero issues with the previous version on the days it snowed in...  Read More

Michelin Defender LTX or Michelin LTX Premier: Which is Right for You?

Michelin recently introduced two new tire lines, the Premier LTX and Defender LTX M/S. Both tires are available in some of the same sizes, so a common question is, "Which one is the better choice?" For starters, these are both great tires and we expect many years of rave reviews to come. The Premier LTX features Expanding Rain Grooves and Emerging Grooves...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

After coming off the stock Michelins that were factory installed, I wish I had made the change to these BF Goodrich tires sooner. They are a much better riding tire, minimally noisier, and light snow and rain traction is great. I've driven in heavy rain at 80 plus and an inch of snow that was a bit icy underneath and the tires kept traction at all times. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

I have never used a dedicated snow tire until now. I was actually looking forward to a year of heavy snow in northern Wisconsin to really test these tires, but unfortunately el nino made for only a couple decent snowfalls. I am overall very impressed by these tires. The price was outstanding compared to other snow tires and they delivered great traction. I...  Read More