New Kosei K8R Lightweight Wheels

The beginning of spring racing season will be here before you know it! If your wheels are in poor shape, or you're just looking for lighter replacement wheels, be sure to check out the offerings from Kosei. In years past, their popular K1 Racing design has been extremely popular due to its strong, lightweight design and modest price point. While that design...  Read More

Pirelli's Scorpion Winter is a Top Choice for SUV Winter Tires

If you're looking for dedicated winter / snow tires to outfit your light truck, crossover or SUV, be sure to consider the Pirelli Scorpion Winter. Well into its second season, the Pirelli Scorpion Winter has maintained its high ratings in our survey data and we're still receiving very positive customer feedback.  Many drivers may think of Pirelli as a tire...  Read More

Hawk LTS Pads and Centric Rotors are a Great Combination!

Looking for a new set of brakes? If you're looking to replace with OEM quality parts or upgrade your vehicle's brakes, Hawk and Centric are a great combination for most vehicles. I recently helped a friend install a set of Hawk LTS brake pads and Centric Plain 120 Series rotors on a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport with a suspension lift and 35x12.50R17...  Read More

General Grabber HTS Replaced by All-New General Grabber HTS 60

In the post, "Best Tires for a Street Driven SUV", we discussed the outstanding General Grabber HTS and how it's one of the top Highway All-Season tires along with the top-rated Michelin LTS M/S2. The reasons for choosing to mention this tire as a top choice include its great traction in wet and snow, as well as its smooth, quiet ride and reasonable...  Read More

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

Are All Dunlop Direzza Tires Created Equal?

The Dunlop Direzza family of tires is focused on performance and handling. Models have included the Direzza Z1, Direzza ZII, Direzza DZ101 and Direzza DZ102. All of these featured summer compounds and directional tread patterns. Despite these similarities, there are some very distinct differences between them. There are two primary branches of the Direzza...  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 Continental ExtremeContact DW

I drive a 2010 VW CC sport and I've had this tire on my car for 28,000 miles. I bought the VW CC because I wanted a car with a nice balance between sportiness and luxury. I love everything about this tire except for one. This tire feels very precise. The tracking is spot on and there is no wandering. The grip is amazing in both the wet and dry. There is no...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Fuzion UHP Sport A/S

I purchased this tire over a year ago to replace some 970AS Pole Positions. (worst tire in snow ever made even light snow). I am a machinist by trade and have made substantial modifications on the mostly stock EVO (except intake, exhaust, cam and programming). Even though I could burn these tires off in a matter of minutes they have performed well for the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/A

These are the tires that came on the truck when I bought it new, and I will let the mileage say enough about durability. Even after multiple repairs from running over nails, screws, and a chunk of wood, these tires have lasted well. Only recently (past year) have I noticed significant deterioration in performance on wet pavement from when I first drove on...  Read More

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

Just replaced the OEM Firestone FR710 tires after approx 60K miles. The OEM's were downright dangerous in any standing water at any speed > 50mph but they were quiet and provided good gas mileage. In snow, forget it, I just tried to avoid driving. Being an old guy I'm just interested in safety, comfort/quiet and good gas mileage. The only spirited driving I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Only after 1600 miles, I noticed how much quieter these tires were compared to the OEM Pirellis. We just had a light snowfall and these tires performed exactly as I had anticipated. I tried to spin all four tires in the snow, but couldn't. One thing I have not liked about continentals are their softer sidewalls. I am thinking these tires seem to flex more...  Read More

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

Early review at 2000 miles. Replaced OEM Summer Tread Dunlop A01 with this Michelin all season tread. The Michelin is very quiet and smooth riding. It handles just as well as the summer Dunlops. Haven't used them in light snow yet. Will see how they hold up in regards to tread wear and noise after they get miles on them - this is where the Dunlops...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Still breaking in but the ride is definite improved over primacy mxv4w/40k km that it replaced. There has not been much ran so this review is for dry weather over asphalt & concrete city & highway only.Feels Like new suspension even though shocks were replaced about 2yrs ago.compliant with speed bumps yet communicate sufficient about asphalt & concrete...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

This is my second set of these tires on my current car. The first wore out after only 30,000 miles. The dealership from which I bought them replaced them with the same tires based on warranty rates (these have a 60,00 mile tread wear warranty). However, I'm having to replace my current set only after roughly 27,000 miles. The tires drive great, even in light...  Read More

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

I replaced the original Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tires after about 30,000 miles. They were noisy and very easy to turn over off the line. Never had any issues with dry traction or grip in the corners but wet driving FORCED me to slow down. As they accumulated miles they remained predictable and consistent but did get much louder as they got closer to the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

We had 56,000 miles on the OEM Goodyear tires and the Toyota dealer was pushing the same tires as a replacement. I decided to go with Tire Rack and the Continentals and I am really glad I did. These are quite, and really improve the ride and handling of our Prius. The Goodyears were hard, noisy, and not at all as sure-footed as these; wet or dry. We even...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I purchased these tires when my OEM Yokahoma tires were worn out. I was told that these were great tires, as they are OEM for BMW's and other high line cars. I was highly disappointed. Within the first 18 months, one tire began cracking, I guess from the Florida sunshine, had to be replaced. Numerous times after a light rain, I would fine my Mustang...  Read More

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

These were OEM for my 2010 Sequioa Limited. Bridgestones were not my first choice but I ended up replacing the originals with another set of Bridgestones earlier this month (July 2015). I think Bridgestone makes an excellent tire and I got great mileage and service from the originals. But I wanted to replace them with a set of Continentals. I can't complain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Replaced the original Eagle LS-2's in April 2014 after 38,000 miles with H-rated Altimax HP's. Previous experience with them on two other cars left me impressed with their price-to-performance. A few weeks back, someone (not me ;) ) took out the two right side tires. Since the Altimax is now discontinued, they were replaced with these W-rated G-Max' and put...  Read More