Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Second set of Wrangler S-A tires on a Tacoma. 1st set (P265/70/R16) on '03 Tacoma DblCab 4x4 OffRoad lasted 90,000 miles (six years). No leaks/flats/problems or complaints. When replaced, still had 1/8 inch tread left but started to show dry rot/UV cracks, were hard as rock). Replaced them with Firestone Destination A/T. Firestones were quiet, soft-riding,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

I will review again after winter but wanted to submit my initial impressions. Wow! If you have the F250 or F350 diesel you need this tire. It blows the OEM tire out of the water. I changed the OEM to a Cooper AT at less than 20K because it was worthless in the snow and ice. The cooper was somewhat better if I kept enough weight in the bed but it wore out...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I am on my 15th track day on this set of RE-11s and they are still going strong! I can't believe the durability, especially when you consider how much I have been purposely sliding the car around to learn its limits. The grip level has finally started to degrade, but as opposed to other tires which have a very sharp/sudden dropoffearly on, the RE-11 stuck...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Came with the van and I got over 70,000 miles on the set before picking up a metal shard. I pull a 2400 pound trailer with the van and the tires have not shown and extra wear pattern. I rotate them every 10,000 miles. I keep the pressure at 34PSI in all tires. I have no complaints with these tires. If I was not pulling a trailer all over the Midwest I would...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

These tires replaced my Goodyear LS2 which were the worst tire I ever used. They came on the car when I bought it. These new Pirelli tires are the best replacement for my 19in rims. They are very quiet and smooth ride. They handle heavy rain at interstate speeds with ease. Other cars slowed down I just kept on going with confidence. I haven't had a chance to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I purchased these tires in October 2015. I had narrowed my options down to these and the Blizzaks. I had 3 factors to consider: performance in snow since I drive on country roads in Upstate New York, noise, and performance on wet (not snowy) roads. After reading the reviews for the Blizzaks I was worried about performance on wet roads and the noise level. I...  Read More

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

Best tire I have ever owned! I am a freak about reading reviews and shopping before I buy. I would have bought the Continentals instead had I not seen a few new reviews right before I purchased. Those pearls of wisdom led me to the right tire for my car. I know this may sound like an infommercial but I swear these have been the quietest, smoothest, best...  Read More

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

Bought a brand new 2004 Sentra SE-R Spec V in '03 and stuck with the stock Continental tires until I replaced them with these Potenza tires. OMG what a difference! Traction was amazing and these tires felt beyond great! They handled so well! I used to live near a larger angled intersection and by the time I was through with a sharp left turn, I could easily...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

These replaced the stock Dunlop Sport Maxx RT's. Instead of putting the new PSS's on the stock wheels, I had TireRack install these PSS's on Enkei TS9's with TPMS. These are now my summer set of wheels and tires. About 800 miles were initially covered for a road trip from Salem, OR to Ontario, OR and back. The roads were dry the entire trip, which meant...  Read More

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

So I replaced my Hankook 16 inch Run Flats that came standard on the car when I bought it in 2014 with these Goodyear All Seasons. What a huge difference these All Seasons are compared to the Run Flats. I will never buy another set of Run Flats again (I guess, other than if they come standard on a new Mini and I have no other option). The Run Flats have a...  Read More

Are My Tires Too Old?

How old is too old is an oft-asked question. While the industry guidelines say six years in use or 10 years from build, your experience can vary. The life span you see from any tire can vary greatly depending on how it is used. For example, counter to common belief, an infrequently used tire actually lives a harder life than one that is exercised on a...  Read More

New MICHELIN and BFGoodrich Promotions Now Available

Summer is here! The dreadful gray skies are gone and it's time to prepare your vehicle for that long-awaited trip or weekend stops at the track. For speed warriors and long distance travelers alike, Tire Rack is your number one source for tires, wheels, brakes and suspension parts. And to help in your tire decision, we are offering two new mail-in rebate...  Read More

Fine Tune Your Jeep Cherokee Wheel Choice Based on Vehicle Color, Wheel Style and Overall Look

When Jeep reintroduced the Cherokee in 2014, they didn't go retro. They went bold. The current Cherokee has a pointed hood with sharp, angular body lines that make it nothing like the older XJ model. Polarizing as its design might be, the new Cherokee has been a smash hit. The good folks in Toledo made over 200,000 of them in 2015 alone. Although the design...  Read More

Expanded Customer Pick-Up with More Tire Rack Distribution Centers

With eight strategically located distribution centers across the country, Tire Rack is able to offer fast shipping service options to our customers. In fact, most customers are within one to two business days of our Indiana, Nevada, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, Louisiana or Georgia distribution centers. With our expanding number of centers,...  Read More

Pad Swap: Hawk HPS vs. Hawk LTS

In an earlier post, I discussed how I installed a set of DBA 4x4 Survival Series T3 Rotors and some Hawk LTS rear pads and HPSfront pads (the LTS front pads weren't in stock at the time). I was happy with the increase in brake torque over the stock brakes, but I still felt as though I could get a little more stopping power if I installed LTS pads on the...  Read More

Best All-Season Audi S4 Tires

The Audi S4 is the high-performance model of the A4 sedan. First seen in 1991 (originally based on the 100), the S4 has matured over the years into a world-class luxury, performance car. The most current model made its debut in 2009 with a face lift as recently as 2012. The Premium Plus trim level sports a tire size of 245/40R18, however you should always...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus TA11

Bought the Kuhmos to replace worn Bridgestones. Much quieter, although they are still new-ish. That said, I am very pleased with the tires, particularly when you factor in the cost. Have not driven in snow, but in wet/storm conditions I have not experienced any hydroplaning or loss of traction. Not particularly sporty, but neither is a CR-V!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

My car came with new Michelin Tires from the factory. They were HORRIBLE during the winter. Replaced with Goodyear Eagle GT Tires, and experienced much improvement. Tried Pirreli Winter Sotto Zero 3 Tires, and never knew tires could have that much of a dramatic, positive affect. The Pirelli Tires provided a dramatic improvement in all areas, in all seasons....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This review is about the DWS 06 but I've also had the earlier DWS on all 3 family cars. I loved the DWS but the DWS 06 does seem to be a worthy upgrade. Live in Massachusetts and drive to the mountains in northern NY (Adirondacks) quite a lot too. Absolutely no problem getting around in wet/dry/mild snow in MA - but I do swap on real snows for the mountains...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PS91

Bought this tires cause I wanted a performance tire at low cost because I usually kill my tire pretty fast Daily drive and track during the weekend I did not want to spend to much on track tire since I am just an normal guy going to the track for fun.But wow so far the Tire are amazing for the price I don't think any tire can beat them. I felt limited with...  Read More