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

Well, I own a CTS-V Coupe (Daily Driver and Track Car) that originally came with Michelin PS2's, which are great tires (OE). I have had my V on the local track on both sets of tires and the Bridgestones are fantastic in their own right, not to mention the price. I have run both tires up to 179 mph without any stability, pressure or temp issues. What I really...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I have tried the (oxymoronically named) ultra high performance all season tires from the following major brands: Bridgestone, Michelin, and Pirelli--before trying the Hankooks. The Hankooks are understated in their abilities, but come through when called upon to respond to diverse conditions.Yesterday, when a ladder fell off a truck on the highway in...  Read More

All-Season and Winter Tire Options for the Chevy SS Sports Sedan

Chevy's new SS sports sedan is awesome! This machine offers 415 horsepower, Brembo brakes, state-of-the-art suspension, forged wheels and room to haul the family and golf clubs. What more could an SS owner possibly want?  A performance vehicle like the SS sports sedan comes equipped with summer performance tires. Summer tires aren't to be used...  Read More

Best Tire Choices for the 1999-2005 Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey is one of the most popular minivans on the road today, while having a reputation for not being easy on its tires. Due to the weight of the vehicle and the way its suspension is set up, many Honda Odyssey owners are disappointed with the wear rate of their factory Original Equipment tires.  When searching for replacement tire options for the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

2005-2009 Mustang V6 owners, UPGRADE TO THIS TIRE FIRST BEFORE ANY OTHER HANDLING UPGRADES. This is the best performance value replacement tire and most profound handling upgrade for your car when upgrading to the 18-inch X 8.5/9 inch wheel.The lower profile and moderately stiff sidewall eliminates the bouncing and bounding of the stock 16-inch tire, and you...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I haven't had a chance to drive in snow yet but I had them on while it was raining and in the dry. The tires look awesome and should perform great in the snow. The wet traction was pretty impressive, a lot better than my wet, cold RS3's haha. The ride comfort is great. Switching from my summers to these is like new suspension. The car is definitely more boat...  Read More

Winter Tires and Wheels for 2015 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Package

When sport cars were considered a dying breed, Ford stayed the course. They stuck to their guns and kept making the Mustang better and better. All their hard work has paid off with the launch the 2015 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Package. Are you a snowbelt driver that just picked up your 2015 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Package? If you want to keep...  Read More

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

I put these tires on after only 12K on the terrible OEM PIRELLI all-weather. Like night and day, not even in the same category. The Bridgestone S-04 are top notch for a Mustang GT. I have the Roush racing suspension, exhaust, and the Ford Racing ProCal tune. These tires keep the rear end firmly planted absolutely no wheel spin or fish tailing when going hard...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Love, love, love the handling of this tire. The only downfall is the tire is very noisy, but nothing that turning up the volume of the stereo can't fix. Traction is just awesome in both dry and wet conditions, corners like on rails. Just for reference, my Golf suspension doesn't contain any stock components, so I can't comment on the handling on stock...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

These tires have been run for nearly a whole season now of monthly and bi-weekly autocross with the only significant highway mileage going to and from the autocrosses. I have several cars to drive so each seems to have it's own purpose. This RX8 is a dedicated autocrosser but not a trailer queen by any means. These tires have been to one national Tour and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Purchased these tires to replace the OE Bridgestone Turanza EL 400-2 marginally worn tires, because of their poor wet handling performance in standing water at highway speeds. In my first 2500 miles with the Continental Pure Contacts, they performed flawlessly in heavy downpours at 70 MPH, and in dry conditions are smoother and quieter-riding than the OE...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

The PSS is a tire well worth the price. I have a modified MINI Cooper S that I took to The Dragon this year, and the tires earned their keep. Super sticky in the corners yet firm enough to prevent any hint of body roll. I was a tad hesitant when purchasing the tires last year because of the price, but they're worth every penny and proved their value on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I bought this tire to replace worn OEM-like Bridgestone's. I could not be happier about how this tire has performed: Quiet ride, premium look, improved steering response, and stable in wet or dry, and better than expected wear. If I don't upgrade the wheels and suspension this time around, then I will be replacing these Kumho's with a new set of Platinum...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

98 BMW 528i w/factory sport package - 16 wheels, tire: 225/55/16Previously had the earlier version of this BFG tire on my smaller 15 wheels and they proved all-round very good. The Comp 2's are being removed after 2,500 miles. These tires stick like glue and have a very stiff sidewall - from a performance standpoint they're excellent - however, there ride...  Read More

Love is...Autocrossing. And Tire Rack.

A happy couple, fun with cars and Tire Rack. A perfect marriage in our book. Angie and Woody Rogers, both Tire Rack employees, placed their first Tire Rack orders back in 1990 before even knowing each other. Later they met and the rest is (autocross) history. Woody, who began autocrossing in 1989, convinced Angie to come to an event for their first date. It...  Read More

How to Choose the Correct Track Tires

Are you heading to your first driving school or lapping day? Or are you already a track veteran who's looking to go even faster? Whenever you go to the track, having the right set of tires is essential to going fast, being safe and having fun. What type of tires do you need to bring for a track event? Depends on the type of event, the expected conditions and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Installed on my 2007 F-150 FX2; very nice tire and best bang for the $ in an area like ours [British Columbia by the coast] where rain and snow or ice and dry weather are all unpredictable and can be encountered all during the same day of driving; even in June! Sometimes they will thump for the 1st km or so but are fine when they warm up.I went over the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

I've had them long enough to have driven in almost every condition on road, including deep snow, ice, heavy rain, dry highway, secondary roads with tight turns, and some highway cruising. I don't have any meaningful off-road experience to report.These tires transformed the ride and tire noise levels to those of near car tires in our 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Took off the nitto v2 and went from 235/40/18 to 245/35/18 car is lowered andhas spacers tires are flush looks pretty sick, but the performance so far is definitely improved and on every level it is amazing response is instant like what your thinking just happens with no effort, acually so fast that I found my self early in the turn at first, handles so well...  Read More

Restore Ride Quality with KYB Shocks and Struts

If you're looking to restore ride comfort and replace your worn-out factory shocks, take a look at the KYB line of suspension products. Their shocks and struts are reasonably priced and feature a lifetime warranty when used with factory springs.  KYB has been recognized around the world as a leader in the design and production of state-of-the-art gas shocks...  Read More