Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PS31

With a thousand miles I'm still enamored that all tires match. I purchased the car with 17,669 miles on it along with Dunlop's on the fronts and Bridgestone on the rears. Fronts probably original, rears replaced. Had some curb rash repaired, the rims refinished and tires mounted at the same place for under $800.00. So far I've been on the LA frwys on 100...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat

Superb winter tire, simply fantastic. I'm using it on fairly powerful RWD car, tons of snow in the area every year. Never skipped or postponed a trip, zero issues finding grip no matter the conditions or the temperature out there. It's pricey, and it wears somewhat fast, for most people it's probably good for 2, maybe 3 winters.Quiter on dry and wet pavement...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

I love to drive in the snow now. I couldn't wait until the first snow fall in Chicago. They don't plow and salt the side streets right away, so it was a great opportunity to test these tires out. These tires perform very well in snow 3-9 or more inches. I have a low profile front end which catches the snow and slows my momentum. But I had confidence that I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I replaced my well worn OEM Pilot Super Sports on my 2013 BMW M5 after 48,000 miles of average to spirited driving with another set of Pilot Super Sports. This car is mainly my commuter car and 90% of it is on smooth highway roads in NJ. The reason why I was able to extract more miles out of these tires even though they are propelling a 560 + HP and 500 +...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

Have this tire replace the oem P zero nero at 14000 miles, which is very noise! This Kumho is much better on noise level as well as performance compare to these OEM. I go for a plus size 215/40-17 instead of the stock size. On Tire Rack, these tire will not fit the Fiat Abarth or any other 500. But they do fit without rubbing on a stock rim. These tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

I've driven about 3,000 miles on these tires and they grip nicely driving through 1-3 inch puddles during Chicago down pours and flash flooding. I can confidently pass cars at 30-40mph without losing steering response and grip due to hydroplaning. Stopping and acceleration has also improved on wet roads and during rain storms. No significant wear on thread...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I put a set of these on my '85 Mazda RX7 with a 12a Rotary engine making about 100hp. A 205/50R16 is a big upgrade from the OEM 185/65R13 they mounted on this car in the '80s. Around the same time I also upgraded to Racing Beat springs and larger front and rear sway bars. I'm using the car to commute and attend track nights and it is a blast. Road noise...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I purchased these for my 2013 Mercedes S550 sport package with 20 AMG Wheels. So far they appear to have a very quiet, comfortable ride and don't feel as jarring or harsh over NJ road surfaces as my previous Michelin Pilot A/S 3 tire's. They feel good as far as high performance handling goes as I'm a spirited driver who leaves my car in sport mode...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

These tires are hands down the best in all around performance that I have experienced with this vehicle. The ride is smooth, with superior cornering and steering response, and very little cabin noise. The car glides through tight corners with virtually no body roll, excellent acceleration on straight runs, and a great ride response to the pavement. Many...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

My experience is autoX and road/track events (HPDE, HSAX, etc), as well as extremely spirited around town driving. My S2000 is modified for SCCA's STR class, and has basic bolt-ons, coilovers, front sway bar. Running -2.2* camber.These tires are the fastest, grippiest street tire on the market (Q3-2016). Only way to get more grip or performance is to go to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

Recently purchased these tires primarily on Tirerack's test and performance reviews. Previously had Bridgestone S 04's but mileage was abysmal(15,000 miles) and given the cool weather that North Carolina can experience, I was often reluctant to take my Jag out on the road in the winter with maximum performance tires. Still breaking these tires in but am...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus TA71

These tires are fantastic. They replaced the original Michelins that lasted 65,000 miles and could have gone a few thousand more. The Kumho TA-71 seem to handle as well or better, but the big difference is the reduced noise level. The Michelins were good, but being a Honda it does pick up road noise more than a lot of other cars. Problem solved. One small...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

On both of my Evos (2011 and 2015) I replaced the OEM Yokohamas with the Pilot Super Sports. The grip was not *quite* as good as the Yokos (their grip level was astonishing) but it was close, and the tire life was double. I got about 30k on both sets of pilot SS's, compared to less than 15k on the Yokos. Warning in an AWD sports car: ROTATE RELIGIOUSLY AT 5K...  Read More

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

These tires replace the prior generation Michelin A/S 3's that I had on the car. One of the great features is the 45K mile warranty -- which I used to get into these tires. After 21K miles, the prior set was down to 3/32 in front and 4/32 in rear. They had gotten noisy, harsh, and obviously past their expected traction sweet-spot. So these new A/S 3+'s are a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I was absolutely blown away by these tires on my 05 BMW 325i (which is a rear wheel drive car). I drove through snow and spotty ice with complete confidence as I could hear the tires gripping the snow and ice on what would typically be a white knuckle driving trip. The ultimate test was in a dumping of 12 inches which the plows eventually got off the roads...  Read More

A Monday, BFGoodrich Tires and Our Test Track

A cure for the Monday blues? How about an exciting couple hours on the track to ease the transition from weekend to workday? Cue up BFGoodrich, who brought their “Are You Driver Enough” tour to our headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. The manufacturer sent professional drivers to Tire Rack to allow our marketing team (who normally don’t get the opportunity...  Read More

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

An update sooner than intended... '13 Mustang GT Convertible, Brembo package, Bilstein shocks/struts, 40 psi cold front, 38 psi cold... of course when they warm up the pressure increases 2-3 PSI.Took a 50 mile long backroad home today around one of my favorite roads...128 on the south side of Lake Berryessa, then into Fairfield. 55 mph speed limit, 20 mph to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Although the car is a 2015, I just took delivery 2 weeks ago. Got a fantastic deal. These tires are OE. I figured I'd keep track on here from the onset. Since I've never driven on this brand before, I was predicting I might swap them immediately after delivery for the same Yokohama Advan Sport A/S' I put on our other car and LOVE them. So far, they ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Run Flat

Disliking the Continental no-flat all weather tires that came with my Mini I needed a change. These were in special at the time and since I live in Southern California where we receive moderate rain for a couple months I saw no reason for all seasons. I do not baby my car, love mountain drives, and having taken some racing training put tires to their paces....  Read More

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

After reading dozens of reviews of this tire, by far the most accurate was posted on 4/5/2016 from the owner of a Lexus GS 350. That review is exactly the way I feel about my G37x sedan, which is a dynamically similar sports sedan. This tire lives up to the high marks for a smooth, quiet ride and great traction. It's an excellent choice for most cars, but...  Read More