Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Best upgrade on the car so far (more enjoyable than full coilovers, sway bar, strut bar, big brakes, power mods, etc). These Dunlop DZ102's are mounted to lightweight wheels (15x7 Advanti Storm S1), and their increased grip and responsiveness has transformed the car. Their predictably linear traction and communicative steering feedback tempts you to carry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

After installing the G-Force Comp 2 A/S back in June, my initial response was overwhelmingly positive. My admiration for this enthusiastic all season performance tread continues to grow even stronger with time. I have now logged trips which include long distance miles to errands around town. The tire proves to be a smart choice in both extremes. Someone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiContact UHP SSR

I am 37 and before I talk about wear/performance, I want to put things in perspective. I ordered my car in Germany and spent my first year of ownership on the autobahn. I consistently drove between 140-160mph on cruise control (it's limited to 160)...and yes, miles per hour. Now that i'm back in the USA, i've had to tone it down a little; I average 85-110mph...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

Have driven 1300 miles so far and I am very impressed. These are the quietest tires I have ever owned and they provide a very smooth ride. The sidewalls are a little soft in hard cornering, (they are not performance tires) but they handle well. Wet traction is very good while driving and cornering, but sometimes has slip in initial acceleration from a stop....  Read More

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

Once these tires were mounted, I set off on a 3000 mi round trip from Seattle down the west coast and back. From inner city streets to twisted two lanes on the coast, to seemingly endless miles on I-5 it was a great test for new tires.It was immediately apparent that the P7's were quieter than the worn Conti Contacts they replaced (the Conti's got louder as...  Read More

Winter is Coming: What Winter Tire is Best For You? Part 1

While you're enjoying your time out on the beach, playing golf and taking rides with the top down, this is probably not the best time to remind you that winter really isn't that far away. If you live in an area that gets any real accumulation of snow, a set of dedicated winter/snow tires is highly recommended. Many of us will hope for a reasonably mild...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

I am no expert nor do I work for any tire manufacturer or designer firm; however I do diligent research before spending large amounts of my money. I am also a tire and brake OCD person. By this I mean, if I'm going to carry something special like my family in my car then I am certainly not going to get a cheaper tire for the sake of saving a whole $80-100....  Read More

Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set vs. Sportline Spring Set

Heinrich Eibach began producing high quality automotive springs in the German town of Finnetrop about fifty years ago. Along with skilled craftsman who shared his passion for quality, Heinrich helped grow Eibach Springs into a global, highly respected suspension manufacturer with an emphasis on engineering outstanding suspension products.   For drivers...  Read More

More Grip for Your 2015 Ford Mustang Fastback GT Performance Pack

As we saw for ourselves at Willow Springs, Ford has done an awewsome job with brand new S550 2015 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack! As you can see in the video, the driver had a great lap, but even the best cars can desire more grip. How about swapping on some custom fit closeout matte graphite 20x10 ET40 Hotckis Y-Sports on Extreme Performance Summer...  Read More

Lightweight Wheels for Your Nissan GT-R

20" wheels are heavy. As we know, weight is the enemy of performance and it is especially marked in the form of unsprung weight. Unsprung weight is everything not supported by your vehicle's suspension like your wheels, tires and brakes. Decreasing unsprung weight will make your vehicle brake, corner and accelerate more efficiently. Opinions vary, but a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I bought these tires for my 2005 Ford Crown Victoria after several winters of getting stuck on a level surface with one inch on snow on it. This car is probably the worst possible vehicle to drive in winter conditions, so I thought it would be a good test vehicle for these tires. So far here in cleveland we have had rain, snow, ice, and slush. These tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

This is my first set of snow tires. I've always used all season tires, but never again. I put them on in November. I was a little worried that they would be rough or loud on dry pavement, but they are nice and quiet. Of course handling isn't as good as normal summer tires on dry pavement, but the compromise is acceptable. Snow is where these tires are worth...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

These are absolutely excellent tires for the price, and I'd recommend them for nearly any normal vehicle. I've had several sets of different Yokohama tires, and have enjoyed every single one of them (including AS530, various AVID and Geolander truck tires). These AVID Touring-S tires have been perfect for 60,544 trouble free miles so far as of today. I'm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Sense

I have driven on this tire in dry, wet, and snowy conditions with both empty and fully loaded vehicle conditions. This tire has exceeded my expectations for performance in all areas. I push my Neon fairly hard everywhere that I drive it and these tires have been great at inspiring confidence in turns, acceleration, and hard braking.The Kumho Sense is a great...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

Fun Tires!! I was able to drive in 4- 5 inches of snow and the traction is just amazing. It's hard to brake the tires loose. I had to find a empty parking lot and turn off traction control. The tires also feel great on the dry or wet roads. If your looking for a great high performance snow winter tire I would strongly recommend. Let it snow!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Very impressive. I've had these, Firestone Winterforce, and Blizzak WS-80's. The overriding plus is great slush and ice traction, coupled with a quiet highway road. It's hard to rate absolute performance vs. the WS-80's, since these are on the FWD Focus while my WS-80's are on the beastly (in the snow) AWD Subaru. But in braking and cornering, and general...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

This is an excellent all-around tire for winter driving conditions in the Twin Cities. The tires perform equally well on wet freeways and on snow packed neighborhood streets. Braking action is excellent.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

I am simply amazed by the abilities of an old, light, rear wheel drive car (without a limited slip differential!) when paired with these tires. Not only is starting traction no longer an issue, the braking and skid resistance abilities of this tire seem to defy physics. I was able to *back up* a driveway steep enough that it was difficult to walk up without...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

These tires replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position that replaced the OEM Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 on my Acura TSX. The Michelins had poor dry traction as the tires aged and were just ok in snow. The Bridgestones were excellent in all aspects except the winter season. They were terrible on ice or light/heavy snow, to the point that I needed to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

After driving for 5 years on Yokohama YK580's, I finally looked into a different tire. I did not realize what a difference a tire could make. With the Yokohama's, this vehicle slips and slides, the traction control barely worked. After having these Blizzaks installed, my vehicle was a totally different animal. I am an aggressive driver, and these tires make...  Read More