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

I purchased these tires to replace some balding Radar RPX900 tires on my corolla wagon. With the worn tires, there was a humming noise I kept hearing, which lead me to believe that it was the wheel bearings. Also, traction on the old tires were pretty much gone. As soon as I put on these new General AltiMAX RT43 tires on, it was like had been given a new...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Until I purchased the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S I have been driving Bridgestone run flat tires since I purchased my first Z4 3.5 (tuned with Stage 1 Cobb Accessport v3) since 2010. I have driven on OEM, Pole Position and the Drive Guards. Unfortunately, I totaled my 2011 Z4 with 17 inch tires but found a low mileage 2013 Z4 3.5 (also Cobb tuned) with the M...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

So far so good - only 100 miles into my relationship with the Premier LTX but color me impressed thus far.I replaced a horribly worn set of Continentals with these. The Continentals were OK in a lot of categories - I got 50,000 miles out of them, and they provided adequate traction in most all situations; however, the amount of road noise they generated...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Living in western Oregon, the question we ask about winter tires is this: 'What's the best-performing tire for 35 F and pouring rain?' We see ice frequently, but not a lot of snow. The other thing to understand is that our climate is mild, both winter and summer. So our 'summer tire season' (consistently over 45 F in the mornings) is barely 5 months long,...  Read More

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

Got these tires to replace the crappy tires that came with the car at the dealership, Sentry UHP tires. Far and away a huge difference. First thing I noticed was that on a hard launch there was absolutely no tire chirp or loss of traction, even with traction control off. My old tires would slip and chirp even with the traction control on. These tires grip...  Read More

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

I purchased these to replace the Bridgestone Duelers Run Flats that came on the vehicle. These Pirellis are easily better in wet and dry conditions and are quieter, smoother, and handle road irregularities much better than the Duelers. These tires finally provide the ride quality I expect from my SUV.Turn in is sharp, handling is precise, and wet traction is...  Read More

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

Low mileage so far but we had 70 degrees in February, followed by 10 inches of snow and some icy conditions then rain. Theses P7s handled everything very well. In fact In the snow they seemed as good as the Continental Winter Contacts they replaced but with a much quieter well balanced ride. My Jetta Sportwagon has no sport in it's handling demeanor but the...  Read More

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

I looked long and hard about 3-4 years ago for a new set of shoes for my 2010 Infinite M35X, and thought these looked like the best bang for the buck...and I have not been disappointed. They only allowed me to rate myself as spirited, but it was a lot closer to psychotic with delusions of grandeur that he's speed racer in his old man car before I started...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Pilot Sport 4S's are exceptional. Buy them. I replaced the OEM Pirelli P Zeros after 5,500 miles and four years. The Pirelli's had another 1,000 to 1,500 miles remaining on them. However, I wanted the very best rubber on this Gallardo LP 550-2 going into the spring/summer driving season. Normal drives in this Gallardo are spirited 75 to 150 mile treks on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

These tires were installed as a replacement for Pilot Super Sports. They were installed 2 days before a very spirited road rally which was the first real drive I put them through. My first observation is that they seem to ride somewhat softer than the PSS. That could be due to the fact the previous tires were 3 years old and the compound was hardened by heat...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season

These tires are great...except for one very important aspect. They are causing vibrations! Since I've installed these tires on my car, I've had 2 wheel alignments and 3 Road Force balances and the vibration is still there. On the second balancing, I had two of the tires replaced because they were out of round. After 9100 miles, the tires work well but the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

These replaced OE Dunlop SP Sport Maxx A1-A A/S tires. So far, the Pirellis aren't as good to drive. On the plus side, they are a little smoother and better at dealing with road imperfections, and seem to be more solid in the rain. On the other hand, steering response is on the floppy side (there's a lot of dead space before anything happens), overall grip...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

I recently purchased these tires to replace a set of Pirelli Pzero Nero @ 22K miles that came with the car. A big difference in stability (adhesion to surface on bumpy roads and on highway speeds 80+), cornering is more linear with less correction, and the most dramatic reduction in road noise. I live in southern Florida, so no data on how they handle snow,...  Read More

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

These tire made a positive change in all areas the day they were installed. They replaced the factory Bridgetone tire which were very uncomfortable and hard riding.. Would recommend these tires to my friends without question.   Read More

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

Noisiest tire ever!! Louder than the shagged Bridgestone Blizzak's they replaced. I bought these tires because they were inexpensive and have an aggressive tread as a compromise to swapping out dedicated snows every year so I did not expect them to be quiet, but holy cow....my normally quiet sedan now sounds like a turbo prop airplane taxiing down the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Cinturato

I purchased these tires with steel rims for my recently purchased Fiesta ST. Due to purchasing the car in late November, I knew I had limited time with the Summer only tires from the factory. I saw these and thought I would give them a try. My impressions as of late are that these are great winter tires, even for the winter driving enthusiast. On the dry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

my comments may come across as crude 2 the faint of heart. so, i'll just say move on as i truly mean no harm. 4 those that wish 2 glean some useful info on a tire, don't waist your time reading comments on rubber with less than 7k miles - USELESS DRIBBLE! ok, so much 4 commentary how about the 06.i've had legacy dws on my lex gs 400 / 430 and ls 460 - loved...  Read More

Aftermarket Parts That Increase Your Car's Performance

Are you the kind of driver who likes driving your vehicle a little harder than most other people? Perhaps you're a weekend warrior auto cross racer, or a member of your local SCCA chapter. Or, you could just be a driver who wants some extra performance out of your car for no practical reason other than it makes your commute more fun. Regardless of your...  Read More

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

I have put two sets of these Michelin's on our car and I am about to put on a third. I got 80,000 miles out of the first set, 70,000 out of the second and only replaced because I will be potentially be driving them in snow. My only criticism of the tires is that I have not found the traction to be great in snow and mud the few times I have my Pilot in those...  Read More

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

I now know how the other half live! What an incredible difference. I bought these to replace the OEM equipped Goodyear Eagles, which were acceptable in most driving conditions, but brutal in winter. I started to wonder if it was the car. Nope, definitely the tires! It is not surprising to roll off the driveway and onto a snow covered road in our development...  Read More