Pad Swap: Hawk HPS vs. Hawk LTS

In an earlier post, I discussed how I installed a set of DBA 4x4 Survival Series T3 Rotors and some Hawk LTS rear pads and HPSfront pads (the LTS front pads weren't in stock at the time). I was happy with the increase in brake torque over the stock brakes, but I still felt as though I could get a little more stopping power if I installed LTS pads on the...  Read More

Best All-Season Audi S4 Tires

The Audi S4 is the high-performance model of the A4 sedan. First seen in 1991 (originally based on the 100), the S4 has matured over the years into a world-class luxury, performance car. The most current model made its debut in 2009 with a face lift as recently as 2012. The Premium Plus trim level sports a tire size of 245/40R18, however you should always...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Have had two sets of Pilot Super Sports on my E90 and have been very pleased. The dry grip is tremendous, the wet grip is very good, and they even perform reasonably well when it gets cold (but no snow). I have a dedicated set of winter tires so these are on the car from April to November. I've gotten three solid summers out of them and they still have a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PS91

Bought this tires cause I wanted a performance tire at low cost because I usually kill my tire pretty fast Daily drive and track during the weekend I did not want to spend to much on track tire since I am just an normal guy going to the track for fun.But wow so far the Tire are amazing for the price I don't think any tire can beat them. I felt limited with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Drive only HPDE Mustang 2011 with a full roll cage. Like to drive in both the rain and dry this is why I bought a extreme performance street tire. This is a fantastic tire for track use, I have driven 14 track days on this same tire with very little wear and it looks like it has a fair amount of life in it yet. Have been to tracks such as Road America,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

These tires perform as week as they did when they were new. I have 8/32s tread depth on all for corners. When they were installed I immediately notice a 10% increase in gas mileage. The ride quality and noise were great and only the ride quality has fallen a little due to the decrease in tread depth. I take this car all over the USA from Wisconsin to South...  Read More

Best Replacement Performance Tires for Your Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang has been an American icon since its introduction over 50 years ago. With the 2011 model year, Ford brought back the legendary 5.0 moniker that was made famous in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The new 5.0 was rated at 412 hp and 390 ft./lbs. of torque. This popular GT model is typically equipped with a tire size of 235/50R18. However, we...  Read More

New Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter Gets Tested at Tire Rack!

The spring/summer testing season is underway and the first tests include the new batch of Standard Touring All-Season tires. In this batch of tires, many of us were curious about the new Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter. The tire features a silica-enhanced, Long-Link Carbon all-season tread compound into a symmetric design focused on even wear and easy...  Read More

Double Your Goodyear Rebate Using Your Goodyear Credit Card

In response to many loyal Goodyear customer requests, we are now accepting the Goodyear Credit Card for Goodyear tires and other items on our website. Don't have a Goodyear Credit Card? Apply for one here. As a Goodyear card holder, you'll be able to double your Dunlop and Goodyear mail-in rebates. Since Goodyear owns the Dunlop brand, many Goodyear...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I bought two sets of these tires to use in Cleveland, Ohio in all types of weather conditions. They perform better than my old Michelin's in snow and rain. For the price they cannot be beat.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Only had them on the truck a short while but within 3-4 days of having them installed, had to drive in a nasty late spring snow. They performed sooooo much better even in 2WD then the previous tires, particularly since it doesn't have a locking differential that it seemed to be a totally different truck. They did seem a little harsher riding but that seems...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

Great tire so far. Used on 2013 Toyota 4Runner Limited with All Wheel Drive (torsen center differential) and 17 inch SR5 wheels for better off road performance than the stock 20 inch rims. The tires exhibited good hiway performance in wet and dry conditions no hydroplaning at speed limit (70 to 75 mph) in heavy rains on interstates. Predictable response...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Run Flat

The Pirelli's replaced the OE Bridgestones. The differences are enormous. The Pirelli's are an all around better tire. In both wet and dry conditions they significantly outperform the Bridgestones. Since we live in the Colorado mountains a great deal of time is spent in snow and ice. While these tires do not match a set of good snow tires, they perform much...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Bought set of Michelin Defender LTX MS this time. Prior tire purchases for our Tahoe include Michelin Latitude Tour, and Goodyear Fortera Silent Armor. Smooth and quiet being most important quality for our cars. I can say that all three of these tire models perform very similar, all very smooth and quiet. I probably would have bought second set of Fortera...  Read More

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

Replaced the Dunlop tires that came on the car. I was quiet surprised by both the comfort and performance of these Pilot A/S 3+ tires. I haven't put many miles on them yet but expect to enjoy these tires for many miles to come. I recommend these tires for anyone looking for performance tires with some snow traction.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400

Typical O.E. tire quality and performance. Standard ride comfort, squeals easily during cornering, limited traction in wet and light snow. Compared this tire on O.E. wheel set and Volk CE28n wheel set, identical sets of 225/55r18 Duelers H/L 400. Both tire sets were O.E. on 2015 Subaru Forester XT Touring models with similar manufacturing dates.Currently...  Read More

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

My 2015 Boxster S came with 20 inch Pirrelli P Zero Max Performance Summer Tires. They provide satisfactory performance when its sunny and hot. When the temps start to drop in the spring and fall they become a poor tire, with increase in road noise and ride discomfort. So after some research I bought a set of Oz Racing Leggera HLT rims with the BF Goodrich...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

We have the 50MPG Cruze diesel and drive about 100 miles min rt to work everyday. I have always done my homework when buying tires so rarely am I surprised at the results I receive and I have been driving for almost 40 years. These are quite possibly the best tires I have ever owned. The car came with Goodyears as OEM and they were good tires. We got 60K...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Chose the ExtremeContact DWS06 as replacement for the O.E. Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 on my Subaru Forester XT Touring. Both the Bridgestone and the Continental are mounted to Volk CE28n wheels.Noticeable upgrade in every performance category. Any additional cost for moving from the Highway All-Season category to the Ultra High Performance All-Season is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I currently run two sets of tires on my Mustang her in New England, 3 seasons of my Original Stock Pirelli P-Nero Zero High Performance Summer Tires and 3 winters of Driving with my Blizzak Performance Winter Snow Tires. It was time to replace the stock summer tires that had worn down to almost nothing with only 35k Miles.First of all the thing I noticed...  Read More