Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

For RWD owner considering getting WS70:The snowstorm came 2 days ago, and I put this sets of wheel and tires on my E46 Coupe RWD. That night, when there is at least 3 inches plus snow outside. I went out to test drive. (I ran the same car last winter with Michelin Super Sports, and I almost died so many times, pure luck.) OH BTW I got Quaife LSD for...  Read More

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

Replaced Eagle GT A/S after 25k miles, shouldn't have waited so long, as these completely transformed the car for the better. In dry performance up there with dedicated Summer tires, wet traction, handling and braking are one of best tires I've ever owned.Recent ice storm here in DFW demo'd winter capabilities. Was able to get around, alebeit cautiously,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force R1

I put 23 heat cycles on these tires, 9 of them at the Circuit of the Americas, the rest at VIR. They stuck like glue at COTA causing me to lift the inside wheel on a number of corners, including sweepers that surprised me. Driving like my hair was on fire did take some life out of the outer sections of the tires but I had them flipped and got 12 more good...  Read More

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

I have bought these tires last year in august. And they are wonderful! I haven't had any slippage from them outside of deep snow and ice. And even in those conditions they perform better than expected. In fact they are scary in snow and ice. Because they grip so well you can be deceived to believe you can drive as if you were on dry ground. But you can drive...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hoosier R7

So R7s are my first step up from R888s, Advans, Pilot Sport Cups and Pirelli Corsa (on newer Porsches) and other like R comps through 10 years of track experience. I replaced worn out R888 245/45/17's at 4 corners of my trusty old track prepared '98 M3 - first thing of note, the tires are substantially wider in sectional width than like sized other brands of...  Read More

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