Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

I am on my 2nd set of these tires and will be purchasing a 3rd real soon. Tirerack reviews led me to this tire, as well as it's price. I live in South Louisiana, so I see lots of heat, rain, and absolutely zero snow, so summer tires is all I need. The Mazda3 is known to have a harsher ride than most, due to it's performance oriented suspension, so regardless...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP

This car has the sport suspension upgrade. I love summer tires on a BMW. This is not a sports car, but I love driving it; the steering response is incredible. N/A on the snow performance, as I have snow tires on it three months out of the year. Keep in mind my 7 rating on ride comfort is compared to other run flats and the snow tires. The excellent noise...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Put these inexpensive tires on my 1986 Ferrari because I wore out the Pirrelis in about 7,000 miles. The tires are a delight. It took me awhile to get used to the superb ride but got used to it.Tracking, as you might expect from the tread pattern with three center ribs is about as good as you can get. Corner tracking is also exellent. The tires are not quite...  Read More

Introducing the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

BFGoodrich is attempting to do to the Ultra High Performance All-Season market what they did to the Ultra High Performance Summer market with the g-Force Sport COMP-2. They used the same internal casing in the new g-Force COMP-2 A/S as they use in the Sport COMP-2 to make production volume move faster and keep a proven casing as the base for this tire. The...  Read More

Looking for a Quick Boost? Want to Install Bigger Tires? Eibach's All-Terrain Level Kit May Be What You Need!

Are you looking to fit some bigger tires on your truck or Jeep? Do you want that aggressive look without having to spend a fortune rebuilding your suspension? Eibach introduces their All-Terrain Level Kit for just this purpose! It comes with everything you need to eliminate that factory "rake" or the appearance that the front is lower than the rear in many...  Read More

Lower Your Car and Keep a Great Ride with Eibach Lowering Springs

Now that fair weather is just around the corner, many drivers are starting to focus on the performance and handling capability of their sporty cars. After upgrading tires, a vehicle's suspension is the next area of improvement that yields great results for the money. For most, a set of lowering springs from Eibach may be the answer.  Benefits of lowering...  Read More

How to Prepare for Your First Track Session in Four Simple Steps

Today is a great day to be an automotive enthusiast. Perhaps more than ever before, road courses across the country are opening their gates to any and all drivers looking to experience the thrill of driving on a track. Combine this level of access with the increased performance of today's vehicles and it's possible to have more fun than ever before for less...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Best set of tires i have owned in several years. I replaced a set of Michelin Primacy and what a difference. I have not had them in the snow yet but wet and dry conditions, the tires performed better than any Michelin, Yokohama, Sumitomo or Kumho tire. Not sure about the in-tread designators - we will see. I wonder what makes a set of tires better for one...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta XS

I am using these tires in sizes 275/35WR18 in the rear and 245/40WR18 in the front, on the BMW OEM 18-inch rims. They are wider than the stock tires and, in fact, they are the widest tires that will fit on the OEM rims. My M3 has several modifications, including Dinan Stage-III suspensions and "CSL" competition brakes.After 3000 miles the tires are not very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Tires are as good as I hoped they would be when installing them 6 months ago. They are super grippy and responsive for an all season tire, but the tread seems to be holding up well and they are SOOO quiet and comfortable, which is great for cars with a stiffer suspension. I try not to drive this car when there is a chance of snow so I cannot comment on snowy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I'm 7500 miles into this set of tires. In addition to daily driving, I use the Evo to get to and from mountain trailheads in a timely manner. I do not track this car, but race karts frequently. I swapped from 255/40/17 RE-11 on 17x9 wheels to 235/45/17 DW's on 17x8's to reduce operating costs.I've been pleasantly surprised by the performance these...  Read More

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