Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

The improvement to ride quality and comfort was noticable immediately. The Defenders are also exceptionally quiet as compared to the OEM Bridgestone Duelers. The CRV rides like a different vihicle now, but in a very good way. Although our experience with driving in snow and ice is limited to only one relatively mild storm so far, the Defenders seem to be, at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

This tire was recommended by the Tire Rack and Michelin sites for this vehicle, a 1999 MB CL500 coupe with 110,000 miles in exceptional condition, incl suspension. Tires are 100 H series (135mph max).I have owned many brands (eight by count) and buy Michelin's, due to the consistent performance, durability and quality. Car has the M119 high performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

This tire is a significant upgrade over the Hankook OE tire. The tread wear has been acceptable. The difference in ride quality between this tire and the OE tire is negligible, though hit does seem to have reduced road noise. Driving in snow is acceptable, but that may be due to the AWD in our automobile.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM

This tire is as about as good as it gets for an semi-aggressive mud tire. My only complaint is wet road traction is a bit unnerving. They do well in the snow, at least the 255/75-17 on my Wrangler do extremely well, some of which probably has to do with Jeeps 4x4 system. They also bite decent on hard packed snow/ice compared to other mud tires I've had in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Replaced Eagle GT A/S after 25k miles, shouldn't have waited so long, as these completely transformed the car for the better. In dry performance up there with dedicated Summer tires, wet traction, handling and braking are one of best tires I've ever owned.Recent ice storm here in DFW demo'd winter capabilities. Was able to get around, alebeit cautiously,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Bought these to go on a BJ73 land Cruiser. I was looking for a good compromise between weight, traction, and cost. Weight was critical because the truck has a non-turbo'd 4 cylinder diesel. These tires replaced a set of BFG AT KOs in 235/85R16. The difference is night and day with the GYs winning hands down in all categories. The truck rides and handles much...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (T-Speed Rated)

I have had these tires for about a year now and they have worn wonderfully thus far. The dry performance is fantastic, and wet performance is nearly as good. The only factor playing into the performance of the tire negatively would be the fact that I drive a small car. The Toyota Corolla is very light and easily manipulated by weather factors, however the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

I was stuck in the same rut as other Toyota 4Runner Limited owners with VERY limited replacement options or change tire sizes to 275/55R20 . The OEM Yokohama Geolandars barely made 35K miles and were extremely NOISY by 25k miles- so I knew I didn't want them so I made the switch to these Michelin LTX M/S 2. I am SO glad I switched. The noise, ride and...  Read More

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

Just got these on my 128I, the factory tires on the front were worn out and the run flats seemed to give a harsh ride so I jumped on Tirerack for replacements. I come from a background of Jeeps and always favored the Michelin's and BFGs. SInce this is a new tire I wanted to give it a try. These tires are leagues beyond what was originally on my car. The ride...  Read More

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

This new UHP A/S BF Goodrich tire has surpassed all of my expectations! The wet traction is fantastic, the dry traction is nothing short of amazing. I expected the tire to be noisy with how aggressive the tread pattern is, although it is not loud at all. Quiet, good traction, good ride quality... I really cannot say anything bad about this tire yet. The new...  Read More

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

Initial review shortly after purchase. After experiencing the smooth, quiet ride on my wife's new Bridgestone Serenity tires, I decided to retire my previous set of half worn Goodyear Tripletreads due to noise and harsh ride quality. Based on reviews here and my priority for smooth, quiet ride I chose the Pirelli P7 AS plus. My initial impression is that I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek AT20

I was actually doing some research on other tires based on the looks rather than on the performance when I came to realize how fortunate I was to have had those Dunlops. They came with my 2012 FJ and everyone who had the chance to drive since have commented on the smoothness of the ride. This is partly due to the suspension system but also the tires as I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Overall impression of this set of tires is very good. Steering turn-in is not quite as sharp as with previous tires. I mounted and balanced this set myself on state-of-the-art Hunter equipment. Two things stand out: 1) Very little weight was needed to balance these tires, and in fact, one needed nothing. I have used this rule of thumb as an informal...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

My 2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite came with Michelin Primacy MXV4s. I've been a long time Michelin fan and have had experience with these tires on my old Accord. They are great passenger touring tires, and I can see why Honda would put them on their top of the line van. The MXV4s are very smooth and nice riding touring tires for cars. On a heavy Van/SUV...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

30 days and 1,500 miles in and these tires have already started to exceed expectations. They provide confidence when driving inwet conditions with no hydroplaning at highway speeds, and provide a superior ride quality with low road noise. The ride almost makes me forget I am driving a truck! I am very happy with the performance with these tires and will...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

Wow! It's like driving a different car. Oe Michelins were like driving on a cloud in a bad way - absolutely no connection to the road, floating on straight sections, and huge sway/roll on corners and curves. With Kumho's, I feel connected to the road, lost the role on curves and corners, and humps in the road that used to bottom out the suspension are still...  Read More

The Best Extreme Performance Summer Tires Tested on the Track

Back in 2011, we discussed Extreme Performance Summer tires in "What are Extreme Performance Summer Tires?" Though the category itself is still the same, the players have changed. When it comes to Extreme Performance Summer tires, the tires have the following benefits and compromises: Benefits Very fast steering response with lots of steering wheel feedback Sup...  Read More

What Tires are Best for Your Audi Q7?

First available for the 2007 model year, the Audi Q7 has been a popular choice in the full-size luxury SUV/CUV market. Drivers love the vehicle's style, comfort and overall luxurious performance. And you can't forget about the quattro all-wheel drive system. When it comes to replacing tires, there are four popular sizes offered by Audi. Below are some of the...  Read More

KONI's FSD Damper Set Can Do It All

When customers call in to Tire Rack for advice on parts, we always ask qualifying questions to focus our suggestions on the customer's wants and needs. For example, when selling tires, we will ask the customer what characteristics are most important to them, i.e. ride comfort, steering response, dry traction, longevity, etc. Very often, the initial response...  Read More

Best Tires for the Nissan Altima

If you're the proud owner of a Nissan Altima, you already know that this car has a great combination of sporty handling, interior space and amenities that provide a great value. Whether you have the roomy sedan or the sporty coupe, the type of replacement tires you choose can have a large effect on the handling and ride quality of this car. ¬† Some sporty¬†tires...  Read More