Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

impressive! here in the northeast we get a lot of snow,but we are on dry roads [with ice left over] more often then not. swore off bridgestones years ago,due to poor dry handling [still good in ice/snow]. moved to conti ewc's which i consider a very well balanced snow,and excellent cornering in snow. conti didn't make a ewc in 245/40-18 [stock:255/35-19],so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I don't go off road, so didn't want all terrain tires. the stock Goodyear SRA's are just junk, very dangerous in rain, so I didn't even wanna see what snow would be like. I have always been a big believer in winter dedicated tires for winter months. Put the proper dedicated tires on for what the environment calls for, you only have 4 small contact patches of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

These tires really performed well for why they were purchased. The RSX type-S is my work car and I commute right at 50 miles a day. I had also began to use the car to run SCCA Solo events. I was looking for a tire that would allow me to feel confident around the cones but provide some mileage. I was not fully hooked on Solo yet when I bought the tires so I...  Read More

Looking for a Quick Boost? Want to Install Bigger Tires? Eibach's All-Terrain Level Kit May Be What You Need!

Are you looking to fit some bigger tires on your truck or Jeep? Do you want that aggressive look without having to spend a fortune rebuilding your suspension? Eibach introduces their All-Terrain Level Kit for just this purpose! It comes with everything you need to eliminate that factory "rake" or the appearance that the front is lower than the rear in many...  Read More

How to Prepare for Your First Track Session in Four Simple Steps

Today is a great day to be an automotive enthusiast. Perhaps more than ever before, road courses across the country are opening their gates to any and all drivers looking to experience the thrill of driving on a track. Combine this level of access with the increased performance of today's vehicles and it's possible to have more fun than ever before for less...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S

The best tire I have ever owned - I'm just sad I didn't find out about them sooner or that Michelin doesn't make them in a size for my current car. For this car, the oem tires lasted 20k miles and these went over 60k and were still OK when I sold the car with 80k miles. They saved me twice when I was going too fast in wet conditions and I thought for sure I...  Read More

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

I bought these tires simply because the Michelin Super Sports were too pricey for me at the time, and this tire came second and was a few bucks cheaper. I'm not regretting these tires at all- however theres certain things about this tire that I wonder if I should have shelled out a couple more bucks for the Super Sports. When I first got these tires put on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar M/T Plus

I have good and bad to say. Traction is good on-road and great off-road. My concern is the mere 2 ply sidewalls for serious off road work. My fear proved true this weekend when an innocent looking stick blew out the sidewall from wheel to tread. Not sure exactly how it even happened. It was on a easy trail and the stick was loose, but somehow got...  Read More

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

Had the previous generation Verde (not Plus) on my previous Mercedes MLs. Moved up a size to the GL, and immediately after purchase took off the factory run-flat tires, replacing them with the Verde Plus. Extremely happy with them. I don't cut corners - the size is a touch too large (285 vs. 275) for the vehicle but that's part of what needs to be done. Ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I live in Los Angeles, CA. I mostly drive my car on LA's finest highways (*sarcasm*: Just imagine the terrible road conditions of the highways on the I-5, I-10, 60W, 60E, etc). Occasionally, I do drive on the streets with very frequent stop-and-go traffic.The weather here is mostly and on the off chance that there is rain, it's never higher than 4 inches at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

I just bought a 2014 Ford F-150 Platinum truck 2 weeks ago, and I am now in the market to replace the OEM Pirelli Scorpion ATR's.Driving in the rain was interesting as the back-end would kick out on me from time to time. The rain was not overly hard, so I was a bit surprised. This should have set off red flags in my head, but I did not think too much about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Coming off a set of Goodyear F1 Asymetical's, this is a night and day comparison....why Ford didn't have these as the OEM tire for the Focus ST is beyond me!!! These things claw at the tarmac and they raise the bar on overall performance for the type of tire it is. I used to be able to break traction to the front wheels easily with the F1's...even when brand...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Got a set of 4, WS80'S and rims off of Tire rack and everything came and fit just right . First snow 5-8 inches and I love the tires they stick to the road great. This is the first set of stud less snow tires I have ever owned and now I see what the fuss is about. The wife's front wheel drive Equinox handles better and gets going as good as my Z71Chevy 1/2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

These tires came on my truck I had purchased. From first glance I didn't give them any credibility and anticipated replacing them soon. After a winter of driving on them I must say these tires exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for an all around tire excluding extreme off roading, these are an excellent chioce.I drove through my snow covered field...  Read More

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac: An All-Around Winner

In the tire business, there are trade-offs for everything! Whether you have to trade performance handling for snow and ice grip, or trade comfort for performance handling, balancing these trade-offs can be tough. The Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac is a tire that balances many of the trade-offs that drivers of four-wheel drive vehicles desire. Most often,...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package vs. Buying Winter Tires Only

You've decided that dedicated winter tires are the right choice for you. After doing your research, you decided to go with either the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 or Michelin X-Ice Xi3 to increase your driving confidence and safety. Next, you must decide if you want to simply purchase tires to mount on your current wheels, or buy a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel...  Read More

Conquer the Snow with Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

About twelve years ago, our SUV-test fleet consisted of 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Since then, we've had sportier SUVs like the Touareg and Cayenne. However, there's a part of me that misses the Grand Cherokee. There is something about sitting in a Jeep that makes you feel like you're unbounded and that you can travel anywhere. And apparently, there are many...  Read More

All-Season Tire Options for 20" Wheels Equipped on BMW X5 / X6

If you own a BMW X5 or X6 with staggered 20" wheels, you know that finding all-season tires can be extremely difficult. While many manufacturers supply us with the front size of 275/40R20, very few manufacturers produce a matching rear fitment in size 315/35R20. Currently, there are no run-flat tire options that allow for all-season driving, as every option...  Read More

Introducing the Eibach All-Terrain Lift Kit for Jeep Wranglers

The new All-Terrain Lift Kit from Eibach offers suspension lift options for two-door and four-door Jeep Wranglers that are looking to improve off-road capability and make room under the Jeep JK for larger tires and wheels. This lift kit will raise the front between 2.5" and 3.5" and raise the rear approximately 2" to 3" so you have room to fit 35" tires on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

So far this new winter tire is performing admirably on our new Rav4. We downsized from the original 18 all-season tire that comes standard on the Rav4 Limited trim to the same 17 tire that comes with the lower trim XLE trim so the overall tire diameter is the same. Having driven on multiple brands/sizes of winter and snow tires over the years, I have no...  Read More