Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP

Great performance tires on all road conditions but I am a little disappointed. At 23,000(rated for 30,000) miles the tread still has more to go but there is excessive tire noise thumping, often called feathering, caused by flat spots on the outside edge of the tire. Four wheel alignment and balance has always been spot on. The noise is forcing me to go...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2

I purchased my AWD Acura TLX in January. I have driven the tires in all conditions including light snow, heavy snow, greasy wet snow, packed snow, dry roads, and wet roads. Based on the reviews I read, I expected the worst. I have been pleasantly surprised by the performance. With that being said, I know Acura's excellent AWD system, the TLX's sound...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I bought these after struggling through my first winter when I bought my vehicle brand new. It had kuhmo tires and they were horrible in the winter. These tires are amazing, making me happy with my vehicle again. Driving with these in the winter in the Midwest has been a joy. We've had several feet of snow and you wouldn't know my vehicle is only front wheel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

I am sure glad I read Tire Racks' guide to choosing winter tires before buying; and ignored some salepersons recommendations. This tire/wheel combo worked very well both in warm Florida weather, the trip there and back, and here in Central New York state in this very bad winter. I will be able to use these for the next several winter seasons. Sven Ratsep   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

This tire is a revelation on my new MK7 Golf R. In simple terms the PSS allows the brilliant all wheel drive R to reach it's higher levels of driver engagement & is a pleasure to behold. I have done one track event using the PSS s well as a great deal of spirited backroads driving & the grip, feedback & confidence inspiring feel is well worth the price. In...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (W-Speed Rated)

Recently installed a set of Goodyear Eagle A/S on my 2009 Pontiac G8 GT and love them. The previous tires were Michelin Pilot Super Sports, they had good traction on dry, warm, smooth pavement, but rode rough, noisy and had a nasty habit of following every groove and rut in the pavement. Scary as -------- in the wet. Only got 20,000 miles out of them before...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

These have been the best tires I have ever purchased! I am a very spirited driver and usually replacing tires around 15k miles. However, these have lasted much longer. So long I just preformed a service an had not noticed that they are worn below the tread indicators! The grip and confidence I had in them when I purchased them remained all the way to the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

This review is less about the tire itself than about the mounting job TireRack did on the wheels I purchased. I know some lubricant is required to mount tires onto wheels, but come on, wipe the lube stains off the brand new tires before you ship them out to me. The lube dried on and left ugly white streaks all over the tire that I have to clean off.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

When I drove my brand new 2011 Outback home from the dealers lot in Chicago to east Central Indiana, I wondered if I had made the worst purchase decision of my life. I had bought the car with plenty of research, and in town test driving, but I had never had it on the interstate, on top of that day 1 was windy. To say I was directionally challenged would be...  Read More

Sport Edition Daisy: Flower Petal Wheels for the New VW Beetle

Designed under our house brand Sport Edition, the Daisy wheel is one of our longest running wheel designs. For years, it has provided a unique look for the owners of the new VW Beetle. Manufactured in a 16" diameter, the Sport Edition Daisy is a perfect fit for new Beetles produced from 1998 until 2010 and is designed to re-use the factory tire size of...  Read More

BFGoodrich Introduces g-Force COMP-2 A/S

In addition to the new g-Force Rival S, BFGoodrich is introducing a new Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, the g-Force COMP-2 A/S. Its directional tread pattern combines form and function, effectively evacuating summer rain and winter slush from the tread area, all while looking sportier than the average all-season tread pattern. The tread blocks wrap...  Read More

A New Look for Your MR2 Spyder

Name a fun, affordable and reliable mid-engine car? Sounds like a trick question, but the 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder hits that rare trifecta. WHEEL DIAMETER As you look at Spyder wheel options, you'll see wheels ranging in diameter from 15"-18". Although the Spyder can run 15", 16", 17" and 18" wheels, staying with a 15" wheel allows for broader tire...  Read More

New Method Roost Wheel is a Great Fit for Jeep Wrangler

In a previous post, "Jeep Wrangler Wheels and Tires", we discussed using 17x9" aftermarket wheels with -12mm offset, which is about 4.5" backspacing on a Jeep Wrangler. That sizing, for many people, is the magic combination to fit 33" or 35" tires on the Jeep JK. I was in that same mindset, but when I saw the new Method Roost wheels we're getting in, I knew...  Read More

Only One Tire Available for My Mazda CX-7?

Many drivers of some Mazda CX-7 models will find that their Original Equipment 215/70R17 tires only have one replacement option when the time comes for a new set -- the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400. When you search by size, you'll also see there's a winter tire option available with Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V1. While these two choices will cover any season...  Read More

Preview: BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S

This spring, BFGoodrich is introducing the new g-Force Rival S. Building on the successful design of the original g-Force Rival, BFGoodrich is expanding the line to include the S version. The primary difference is a softer compound that will come up to operating temperature faster and yield higher maximum grip. This is ideal for autocross competitors, time...  Read More

Bridgestone DriveGuard Run-Flat: Not Just for BMW and MINI

Traditionally, run-flat tires have been used mainly for limited vehicle types as specified by certain manufacturers for Original Equipment use. Prime examples of this is are BMW 3 Series vehicles since the mid-2000s, the new MINI Cooper and all fifth-generation and newer Chevrolet Corvettes. These vehicles once represented a small portion of the market that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I got the Yokohama S. Drive in December of 2011. It is now August 2014 and they need to be replaced (which I will be doing in October. These are great if you're on a budget and/ or like to test out different tires. I drive an 04 Mini Cooper S and these tires grip amazingly well when they are warm. Most people don't get this warm concept and usually spin out...  Read More

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

My stock continental tires were shot at 30,000 miles which had me searching for new ones. To my disappointment there are only 4 or 5 decent tires in this odd size that fit the newer fiat 500 cars.I was very unhappy with the own all season grand touring tires and wanted a all season high performance tire, which left me with a single option. Thankfully these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Bought these for my daughter's car. She has put 20,000+ miles on them without trouble. Unfortunately, she got a flat last week and drove about 1-1/2 miles on it to get home. It was the front passenger tire and it was ruined. To her defense, she was scared, cold and just wanted to get home. The tires had worn even and still had 6/32 of tread left. The tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Many will post reviews after perhaps 3000 miles on a set of tires. With the EXCELLENT longevity of these tires, this is in the interest of public service.My Mustang is a 6-speed manual with 3.73:1 gears with over 435HP - with a tune - so, bear this in mind as you read. I have 3/16 tread left, and perhaps a few thousand miles left on these. ;) I spin them all...  Read More