What is Rim Width? How Wide or Narrow Should Your New Wheels Be?

Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the wheel choices available for your vehicle? All the listed options are compatible wheels, but there are some nuanced differences in how offset and width affect wheel fitment. What is rim width and how does it affect what tire size(s) can be used? Wheel width is measured from the inside of one wheel flange to another as...  Read More

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

Initial review. I struggled when picking tires for this vehicle. 2007 Grand Prix GXP. The car has a very tight suspension and is a real performer for a 4 door full size sedan. I was looking for the perfect balance between ride comfort, something quiet, but yet would maintain the sporty attitude of the car. I think this tire does the trick. Road noise was cut...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

Cont'd from March 18, 2016...My subjective opinion is they really don't cause you more money. As a matter of fact, except for the hassle of swapping wheels and tires (in my case), it is a concept of conservation of tread life, like having a second pair of shoes. You get to wear each pair (first and second pairs) for a longer time-wise. In fact, I also feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Ordered from Tire Rack and shipped to dealer for install,05 driver family car, removed Hankook Ventus with 20K miles. That was enough for me ,noisy and they liked to break loose in any amount of Chicago snow and would lift up in the rain, this on an AWD vehicle.I bought DWS 06 because of the TIRE RACK review, the Infiniti dealer service managers...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Short version: 95% of the performance of a summer tire, 95% of the quiet and comfort of a grand touring tire, 90% of the performance of a winter tire. The best all around tire I've found. I have these tires on all my cars, a Chevy Volt, Mercedes SL550, Mercedes E550, and had them on my Mercedes GLK350.In Colorado, conditions can go from dry and warm to snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I have 16K of mixed summer/winter driving on the Continental True Contacts. Winter handling is great in light, medium, and deep snow. Rarely does Traction Control or ABS activate. These are the best all-season winter handling tires I've ever driven on. My previous tires were Bridgestone RE970 AS Pole Position which were amazing in the summer but virtually...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

Installed these on my new GTI to get the most out of the summer heat with a FWD car, stock tires would slip constantly but these gripped really good, no wheel spin whatsoever in the beginning. Overall it's a good tire, cornering and dry traction is great. Wet weather driving is ok, could be better and I have 20,000 miles on these tires and unfortunately...  Read More

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

I purchased these tires to run on the front of an H-Street class Honda Civic Si. They were used in a final local event (wet) and the state championship (NCAC) in November which I won and was the highest PAXed FWD car. After two events this year they are already corded about 60 runs total. Wear is horrible on this camber limited car, which does have Honda...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I bought these tires for autocrossing. I knew going in that the Bridgestone 71Rs would be faster by about .5 seconds a run (verified by SCCA testing) but I was willing to give up that time as I am new to the sport and I expected that the Star Specs would last twice as long as the 71Rs. After a year of auto crossing that is exactly what happened. The Star...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

So far only a few thousand miles on this tire but definitely an improvement over the OEM Dunlops. Very confident in the turns and road noise is acceptable. Considering the wear rating and overall performance over stock, I'm very happy with this purchase. I wanted a summer tire with decent wet traction and so far it is delivering. Very good cost/performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Fuzion Touring (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Not exactly sure of the mileage I got out of the tires. It's just an estimation, during the winter months I run snow tires on the car. So as to the rating of snow performance. The site doesn't let you skip fields when rating how they perform. Overall I like these tires, they are certainly priced right. The real reason I wanted to write this review is my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

These tires are excellent. I generally run Blizzaks, but we were not planning to keep this car so I wanted something cheaper to get through the winter. These tires were about $150 less for the set 16 car tires, which is a pretty substantial discount. I can say after a season of good snowfall that these tires perform as well as Blizzaks and I will purchase...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

OEM Tires for my car were the Asymetric Summer tires so when it came time to replace them at 30K Miles I opted for the All Season version. I'm not disappointed at all. Living in SE PA we see all types of weather and temperature. I managed on my Summers through two winters and clearly my cars performance was reduced at temperatures below 45 degrees. The A1...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 RunOnFlat

The numbers that I have entered are from my experience so far driving the car with these tires. I must disclose that you have to get the tires warmed up in order to have them perform greatly as for the ride roughness, I have the MRC so it will be much smoother than a non MRC model. Everyone complained that these tires are horrible but they really are not. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

I use my 2006 Porsche Cayman S as a commuter car so I opted to go with an all-weather tire instead of the standard performance tires. I've been very pleased with the Goodyear Eagle F1 All-Seasons. Very confident traction in rain and wet conditions, there's slightly less grip in dry conditions compared to the performance tires but nothing that would make you...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

These tires perform so well. This is our family car and it goes on alot of grocery trips, taking the kids to school, ect. When my wife goes out, I don't need to worry. Snow, rain or whatever, there's no problem. I recommend these tires.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Bought these due to my mileage at the time being a little on the high side. These tires are very good...except for an Evo. I feel I have lost the feel of the car and it's been replaced by 'comfort'. Yuck. I feel like I'm guiding the car rather than driving it. I wouldn't brand the tire as an outright performance tire either...its more suited to a luxury...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus XC

This tire was standard on my 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0 T. After 2000 miles I am extremely satisfied with the performance on both dry and wet roads. The ride is quiet and smooth, and works well on the car. I would definitely recommend it.   Read More

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

I've been very surprised at how capable these tire are. My car came new with Pirelli Corsa 'steetable track & competition' tires, which are not recommended for near-freezing temps. I wanted to drive the car year-round so I needed some cold-weather tires. In the Tire Rack comparison test it was phrases like very nice balance of on-center precision and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

These tires are an excellent choice for a heavy SUV. They are quieter than most car tires and have no vibration. Tracking qualities are excellent, and they perform very well in a New England type of climate. Value for money, this is a wonderful option.   Read More