All-New Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 vs Blizzak DM-V1

Bridgestone winter / snow tires are renowned for their outstanding winter traction. For many years, the Blizzak DM-V1 topped the list of best Studless Ice & Snow tires for light trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles. Its combination of great snow traction, ice traction, wet grip and durability made it the most recommended tire in the category since its...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I bought these tires after getting 55K from the OEM Michelin's. I have never had a better set of tires in the rain, it almost seems as if I am driving on dry pavement. It could be light rain, or downpours, I have never slipped at the intersection or hydroplaned on the expressway. I have not had a chance to drive around in snowy conditions, we just haven't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

Bought these tires as recommended by Tire Rack. Wow, what a difference tires make for steering , braking and noise level. These Kumho Tires replaced the harsher and much louder B. F. Goodrich Tires. The car has actually made the car seem brand new. Anyone who has a mid- size car will seem a different animal if you use these tires. You could pay more for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A

Bought these tires to replace the old, cracked prime wells on my car. An immediate upgrade. They are browning fast, but I'll attribute that to them being a year old when I received them. Very good braking performance. They do react slightly slowly as they are a heavier tire. However, they have tread for days and I anticipate they will react faster once they...  Read More

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

I replaced a full set of Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S's with these vastly superior tires after only 24,000 miles on those tires, when they developed bubbles in the sidewalls. I have nothing detrimental to say regarding the Pilot Sport A/S Pluses. They performed well in dry, wet, tropical downpour and winter Nor'easter conditions. In the very few times I...  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 Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

Excellent Tire! Quiet and smooth, makes your car drive like a luxury machine. I am very impressed with these tires. I get compliments from every passenger when they ride in my car because of these tires. These tires drive so well, I feel like I got a new car when they were installed. Smooth, Quiet, braking is solid. I would refer anyone to purchase these...  Read More

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

All statements are compared to stock tires, in summer driving conditions. The stock tires were pretty worn when they were replaced with these, so this review might be just a tad skewed. That said, these tires are simply amazing! They have SO MUCH MORE GRIP over the stock tires. The miata used to chirp 2nd gear surprisingly easy, and with these tire, I fear...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 3

I have a Focus ST with a full stage 3 engine package, suspension package and upgraded brakes. I belong to the local ST club and we do spirited mountain runs, track days and autocross. Since this car is also my DD I was going to go with the F1's but due to a mistake by my local tire store I ended up with these (long story). I have to say that these tires are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hoosier R7

So R7s are my first step up from R888s, Advans, Pilot Sport Cups and Pirelli Corsa (on newer Porsches) and other like R comps through 10 years of track experience. I replaced worn out R888 245/45/17's at 4 corners of my trusty old track prepared '98 M3 - first thing of note, the tires are substantially wider in sectional width than like sized other brands of...  Read More

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

Replaced Pirelli P7 A/S tires with these and what a difference. We are having the wettest summer on record in the Johnstown Pa area it rains every day and has left deep puddles and rivers running down the streets. These tires handle the wet great. I have run different summer tires on several different sport coupes and I find these B.F. Goodrich tires to...  Read More

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

Once these tires were mounted, I set off on a 3000 mi round trip from Seattle down the west coast and back. From inner city streets to twisted two lanes on the coast, to seemingly endless miles on I-5 it was a great test for new tires.It was immediately apparent that the P7's were quieter than the worn Conti Contacts they replaced (the Conti's got louder as...  Read More

Brake Rotor Differences

With so many different types of brake rotors on the market today, it can be tough to make a decision on what to buy for your vehicle. Below you will find a breakdown of different types to assist you in finding which type is right for your application. Plain, Solid or Vented Rotors Two options worth considering are the Centric Plain 120 Series and Brembo...  Read More

Putco L.E.D. Bulb Replacements

Have you ever looked at your turn signals or brake lights and wished they were brighter? I did recently, and picked up a set of Putco L.E.D. tail lights, front amber turn signals and reverse lights to replace my current bulbs. The difference was really surprising!  In the past, I've tried the 360 style L.E.D. replacement bulbs, and they worked out well....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

I have had these tire a short time, but I am really glad I bought these. I replaced the original Bridgestone Duellers on my 2011 Chevy Silverado because of the tire noise. Also the Deullers were horrible in wet and snow. These Michelins' are great. The tire noise is minimal and they are smooth and quiet. In the rain, I barely have to adjust my driving speed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

will check back after more miles put on these tires-replaced Michelin Latitudes with this tire--Latitudes were good tires and wore well. The Firestone's track well, are quiet, and brake well in wet and dry conditions. If they wear as well as the Michelin's did, I'll be a happy guy. So far so good--nice quiet, stable ride.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I have 2500 miles on tires. They are very quiet, ride very smoothly and soak up bumps well. I encounterd glare ice recently and they gripped and kept me going straight; they even gripped enough to brake without losing traction. I was impressed as considering it was so slippery that other cars were stopped on the shoulder of the road, but I had enought...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

I'm Bummed - bought a set of these 45K miles ago and have enjoyed excellent service from them and now, after picking up some debris and making a slow leak in the shoulder (non-repairable) of one tire, I need a new one and Continental is discontinuing them. These tires are excellent - good responsiveness, great traction, solid braking, quiet, and most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

These tires replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position that replaced the OEM Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 on my Acura TSX. The Michelins had poor dry traction as the tires aged and were just ok in snow. The Bridgestones were excellent in all aspects except the winter season. They were terrible on ice or light/heavy snow, to the point that I needed to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

These tires are awesome! I'm driving a 97 4Runner. It had Yokohama Geolanders. Bought the truck used with the Yoko's. I liked those tires and was going to replace with the same until I read the reviews on the LE2.The roads have been awful between Chicago and SW Michigan. Snow, ice, slush, smooth and everything in between. I noticed my old tires were...  Read More