Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Run Flat

Just had these for about a month and can feel the difference from the oem bridgestone desert duelers. These feel more like passenger car tires. Very smooth and much quieter. Traction seem to be better. I'm very satisfied with them.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

My experience is autoX and road/track events (HPDE, HSAX, etc), as well as extremely spirited around town driving. My S2000 is modified for SCCA's STR class, and has basic bolt-ons, coilovers, front sway bar. Running -2.2* camber.These tires are the fastest, grippiest street tire on the market (Q3-2016). Only way to get more grip or performance is to go to...  Read More

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

It was a big jump getting away from the Conti Run Flats, but the best move I ever made, it's like a totally different car, just amazing. The car now rides and handles as I assume BMW originally intended. My only issue is not having a spare, although I do carry a plug kit, compressor and AAA card, so I am covered. Best move I ever made moving to these...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Late-Model BMW 3 Series

Model year 2012 saw BMW introduce the F30 3 Series. The major change was this was the first time the entire lineup used turbo charged engines. While the array of configurations is expansive, including four door, station wagon, hatchbacks, as well as numerous trim level options (this blog focuses on the standard four-door sedan). This car sports 225/50R17...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Run Flat

Disliking the Continental no-flat all weather tires that came with my Mini I needed a change. These were in special at the time and since I live in Southern California where we receive moderate rain for a couple months I saw no reason for all seasons. I do not baby my car, love mountain drives, and having taken some racing training put tires to their paces....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Making the switch from RFT to conventional tires save me money and I personally didn't like the ride or noise quality of the run flats. I've only had these on for less than 1k miles, but so far, it met my expectations. Steering response is great, superb traction in both dry and wet conditions. The ride is a lot softer and quieter. These tires absorb road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I recently bought a 2013 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe. It only had 8400 miles on it and it also had the original GY run flats. The handling, ride, and road noise were horrible. Today I had a set of Continentals from Tire Rack installed and it is a different car. Tracks straight (ie: no tramlining), smooooth ride, and negligible road noise. It is, in fact,...  Read More

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

This is the 4th set of Duelers I have had. All have been great tires for the money...quiet, easy riding yet reasonably responsive and great wet traction. This set replaced Continental run-flats that were good tires but much harsher in every regard than the Duelers. The improvement in ride quality and noise level of the Duelers made the cost of an emergency...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I had to replace the factor installed Continental ContiProContact SSR earlier than planned due to the excessive noise and rough ride due to the uneven tread ware. I didn't want to drive my car because of the way it drove and definitely didn't want anyone else to ride in it. After reading the reviews on the factory installed tires and saw that most people...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I replaced the original run flats with these Extreme Contact tires and got 57000 miles on them driving on freeways, tarred and gravel roads in all four seasons including snow and ice in MN. Very satisfied. Rotated them regularly. Great tire   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Tires have been on for 12 months, installed July 2015. I have 18 staggered set up on my 2014 BMW F31 (wagon). Tires have been great. I live in central Fl. so these have been tested through lots of rain and standing water on roadways and I-95. No issues at all. Much better than OEM run-flats.The DWS06 were also installed on my wife's Audi Q5 3.0T, with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP

Bought these tires for my Cayman S since it has no spare and I frequently drive far from tire stores (middle of Wyoming). They replaced the stock 19 inch 35 series stock tires, and ride no harsher than the original tires (replaced with 18 inch 40 series run flats). They are not loud, but are noticeable on rougher pavement. On I 25 north of Denver, which is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

These tires are great in rain. Excellent ride quality as well. If you're looking for a run flat, these are a great choice. Can't really give a meaningful review on snow/ice performance, but for wet and dry conditions, these are truly great tires.   Read More

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

I'm not often compelled to write positive reviews, I tend towards writing negative reviews to assist others from making the same mistakes I have. In this case, this tire is not a mistake. I am coming from OEM Goodyear LS2 ROF (Run on Flat) tires in 245/45 19 size to the AS/3 + in the same size and the difference is nothing short of transformative.Most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

By virtue of my car being an AWD slightly-high hatchback, it's tough to critique certain things like the tires' contribution to steering response. Nonetheless, I'm quite happy with these tires. I only needed to replace my rears, but for the cost of just those two tires in the OEM Pirelli run-flat model, I was able to afford a full staggered set of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (H- or V-Speed Rated)

So I replaced my Hankook 16 inch Run Flats that came standard on the car when I bought it in 2014 with these Goodyear All Seasons. What a huge difference these All Seasons are compared to the Run Flats. I will never buy another set of Run Flats again (I guess, other than if they come standard on a new Mini and I have no other option). The Run Flats have a...  Read More

Is Tire Shaving the Right Solution?

You drive an all-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle and a tire goes flat and needs to be replaced. Should you replace the entire set or just the one in need of repair? You may or may not know that your vehicle's transmission and/or differential requires all tires to be the same, or close to the same tread depth in order to operate properly. Running tires with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2 RunOnFlat

These were the OEM tires on my wife's 2015 BMW X3 2.8d. Not very happy with them. They are average at best. They are ok in the dry and rain. Terrible in anything with snow or ice. I would not buy another set.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I wanted to get rid of the run flats that were on my BMW. I researched and came to 3 main tire options for what I needed and wanted. Michelin pilot SS, Bridgestone PP S04, continental dws super. I read how great the Bridgestone ranked and going head to head against the top dog in this category being the Michelin pilot super sport, these tires deserve mention...  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