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

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2005 Honda S2000
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Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2014

My car is set up for the track and these tires are used for HPDE and rain conditions. Wet and dry grip is excellent for this tire class/treadwear, and the car is extremely predictable in corners. The S-04's approach the limit quickly but there is a wide margin of slip angle between driving fast and losing grip. Great tire if you need to drive on them to and from the track or autocross. I'll keep these as a rain backup set, but have moved to slicks for primary use since this is a track-only vehicle.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2005 Honda S2000
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Location: Gainesville, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,500 Miles on Tires
April 20, 2013

Have 215/45/17 Michelin Pilot Super Sports on front of my '05 Honda S2000 and 245/40/17 PSS on the rear with about 3,500 miles on tires since new. Ordinary highway driving yields low noise levels with firm, but not quite punishing, ride in what is a firm riding car.

Tires respond immediately to steering inputs and have very tight "on-center" feel. Wet performance (Florida thunderstorms) is very good and wet and dry braking are among best I've experienced in almost 60 years of driving. Kuhmhos that were on car when I bought it were more comfortable but absolutely not the tire for hard driving in comparison to Michelin PSSs.

Just drove the "Tail OF THE DRAGON" in North Carolina (318 curves in 11 miles!) for 3 days in company of over 100 Honda S2000s during annual meeting of S2000 group S2KI. Very spirited and competitive driving - 20++ MPH over posted speeds in corners posted at 10-20 MPH. PSSs exhibited phenomenal grip on damp surface 1st day and dry the remainder. Early braking for corners followed by strong acceleration produced sensations of rear tires grabbing pavement and powering car out of corner under heavy throttle, closing gap with car ahead. Eyeball-crossing "G" sensations with no howling or indications of being anywhere near limits of this tire at 40 in 20 MPH curves. 50 MPH in 20 MPH curves would produce plenty of warning through slight slip angles with excellent steering control feel and sensations of "hooking up again" part way through corner while applying strong acceleration.

Conclusions: 1)I'll never drive the S2000 as fast as this tire allows, 2) Pilot Super Sports deserve #1 ranking, and, 3) worth the premium price if you drive hard, want a tire with no nasty surprise traits during hard driving, and want better than average tire life (for max performance type tires) nonetheless.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.62
 
 

2008 Honda S2000 SCCA STR Class
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Location: Calgary, AB
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 8,000 Miles on Tires
March 15, 2013

Car: Honda S2000
Soft ride, nice tires, there are worse and better tires. Driver side and Passenger side tires can be switched unlike unidirectional tires. Kumho XS gives better dry traction. However, these tires are a standard extreme performance tire. Not bad for the price, you get what you pay for.

Street driving is comfortable, should be matched with a proper suspension setup to yield optimal results. These tires, like the XS, ADVAN AD08 & RE-11 will need a stiffer suspension to better manage the grip. If your not really into supreme handling then sports tires are a far better choice. Longevity is lost for performance gain; increadible performance gain, however, save the performance potential for the track.

Track:
displays good ultimate grip, should be careful will probably outdrive 90% of most drivers, meaning to fully maximize performance from these tires, they are a perfect blend of street and track use..

Might try a different set of tires, Dunlop should really design something that has a more durable centre section for regular driving and softer outer sections for higher grip.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.38
 
 

2000 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Bessemer, AL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
March 12, 2013

This is an absolutely incredible tire. They were used mostly for autocross, and sometimes to get to work if I forgot to swap them out. When I installed them I went from getting 3rd place in str class to winning 1st almost every event. I was very happy with them and am looking forward to trying out the ZII tires this season.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Monday, February 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.88
 
 

2005 Honda S2000
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Location: Milwaukee, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
February 20, 2013

I crashed my S2000 in the rain due to bad tires, so I bought these for my repaired S2K because I heard that A) they came on a lot of new super cars, B) Michelin makes tires for space shuttles!, and C) the tires are less expensive than the value I put on my life. I no longer drive extremely fast in the rain, so I can't say for sure here. For warm weather, these tires are amazing. Even when it got to 10 degrees F, these tires were very predictable. Obviously, never attempt to use these on snow or ice... that being said, I was able to maneuver my S2000 around my snowy driveway in December going 1.00 MPH, which is better than my last tires. I compared my S2K with a newer Evo (that had nice tires) around corners in the summer; obviously the Evo was faster because I am not a pro driver and didn't have traction control, but the S2K was still respectable. For winter, I use Blizzaks on all my other cars, and my S2K hibernates in the garage. If you like extremely good tires in only hot weather, I highly recommend this tire!

 

Hankook's Ventus R-S3 Brings Competition Tire Grip to the Street

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Doc Horvath

Hankook's Ventus R-S3 provides an affordable street tire that best mimics the grip of a racing slick intended for the track. The R-S3 entered a very competitive group of Extreme Performance Summer tires dominated by the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 and the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec, both of which are considered excellent dual purpose tires for performance street and occasional track / autocross use. We had the opportunity to compare the Hankook against both these tires, as well as the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 and Kumho Ecsta XS on our test track. Results were published in the August 2011 issue of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine. During this test, the R-S3 shaved nearly a full second off the Dunlop's lap time and came in quicker than the Bridgestone, too! Our tester remarked: "The tire inspires confidence from the first turn of the steering wheel, making it easy to attack the course's elements."

Our extensive Tire Survey Results put the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 just slightly ahead of the Hankook in cornering stability and hydroplaning resistance. With that said, customers really like this tire and have spoken with high praise for this Hankook and say they would buy this tire again!

"I love this tire. I bought it mostly for autocross use. However, I have driven quite a few highway miles now and have had no problems. I'd say this is one of the best performance tires you can buy, especially for the price. Needless to say, I'll be buying another set when the time comes." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2002 Honda S2000

"I purchased this tire for mainly track use and it did not disappoint. The traction was great when accelerating, cornering and braking. I have just purchased another set for my TT. Excellent value!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe

Do you want to see if the Hankook Ventus RS-3 is available for sports car, sports coupe or performance sedan? Then shop by vehicle!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.83
 
 

1988 Toyota MR2
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Location: Titusville, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
January 26, 2013

Got same tires on my 04 Honda S2000, great street tire for new SCCA Solo II Road Tire class.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2008 Honda S2000
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Location: Branchburg, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 13, 2013

This is my first experience with a snow tire. I quickly learned that even in dry conditions, the three season tires on my s2000 would not safely carry me through the winter. I did my research and got these Generals. I maintained my staggered setup on the smaller 16" AP1 wheels. 205/60/16 in the front, 225/55/16 in the rear. They don't rub.

SNOW: these tires are fantastic. I couldn't have a car more poorly suited for snow and yet I was able to make a 40 mile trip in changing conditions a couple weeks ago with snow accumulations peaking at 2 inches. It was nerve racking for sure and I was constantly poling the tires to determine their grip level but I didn't have even one moment that worried me. Snow tires + VSA + ABS is a powerful combo.

DRY: these tires provide ample cold traction. The rubber blocks that keep snow from accumulating in between your treads work against you in the dry though. The car starts having the most unpleasant vibration around 80MPH and any fast input you feed the steering wheel will be delayed by these rubber blocks shifting under your cars weight. Feels bad. Take your turns slow. Ripples or bumps in the road while cornering are quite unnerving as the blocks continually shift. Additionally, this action in the tread engages my VSA when applying power mid-low-speed-turn and any time VTEC engages in 1st or 2nd gear.

WET: these tires perform quite well in the wet. It's very unpredictable though. The tire evacuates water well enough through puddles but is sensitive to road surface. You might find yourself very surprised on a water covered roadway that happens to be unusually smooth. The tire has frightened me a couple times with this condition. I'll feel confident with the grip level, then suddenly my front end (on the brakes) or rear end (on the power) is drifting around.

BOTTOM LINE: these tires will get you through the winter safely but you might have to drive a good bit more sensibly, especially if your car is of a sporting nature.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta LE Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2007 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
November 24, 2012

These tires have been a fantastic upgrade from Fuzions I had. My driving is on twisty country roads and I can drive the S a good 5mph faster now, maybe 10mph. Turn-in is smooth and the car simply carves turns now (it was very good before). I don't look at wear as I am thrilled if I can get 3 summers out of a set (about 10,000 miles). I think if you're buying any tire in this class and expect long wear, you'll be disappointed. But, for carving the twisters these tires are great. (Note: these are the tires they use at the Mid-Ohio Performance School)

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2002 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 5
Location: Mansfield, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5 Miles on Tires
September 07, 2012

S2000 Potenza RE760 Sport Bliss! First drive on the 760's was like driving a different car. I replaced the rear tires on my S2000 equipped with factory Potenza S-02’s that were worn down to slicks. S-02’s are great tires, but when they get to this point they become bouncy and noisy. Of course wet grip is gone! With the new 760’s the road noise is gone, the ride comfort is up and the grip is what you would expect of a W-rated tire. A truly great car and great tire combine for a sports car dream drive. I’ll keep you posted as I get some miles on the 760’s.

Enkei Racing Series RPF1 for Subaru, Honda, Mazda and More

Friday, September 21, 2012 by Gary Stanley
If you're an automotive enthusiast, you likely know the name Enkei for their outstanding high quality aluminum alloy wheels. Enkei has been producing lightweight, strong and reliable wheels in Japan since 1950 for everything from Original Equipment options to Formula One and WRC rally racing. The Enkei Racing Series is their highest level of aftermarket wheels and incorporates their MAT process and extensive testing that exceeds JWL and VIA strength standards.
 
MAT stands for "Most Advanced Technology" and is a process that combines Enkei's MAP (Most Advanced Production) and flow-forming forging technology. The complete MAT process has a drastic impact on the microstructure of aluminum and results in outstanding improvement of the mechanical property of the material. With wheels and tires becoming larger, use of the MAT process to manufacture wheels becomes even more important. In order to reduce weight under a vehicle's suspension, larger wheels must remain light. Enkei Racing Series' newer generation of 10% - 15% lighter weight, forged MAT wheels are stronger and retain optimum anti-flex properties.
 
One of Enkei Racing Series most popular wheels is the RPF1. The RPF1 is available in a variety of bolt patterns in diameters from 14" up to 18" to fit a large number of vehicle applications from a 1990 Mazda Miata to a 2012 Nissan 370Z. Some of the most popular vehicle applications are Mitsubishi Lancer EVO, Subaru Impreza WRX, Mazda MX-5 and Honda S2000 cars. It's also available in many different finishes including black painted and bright silver paint.
 
Check out this photo of a 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX with the Enkei Racing Series RPF1 wheels in a black painted finish.


To check to see if this wheel is available for your vehicle, shop by vehicle. Our site will show you the complete list of wheels that fit your car and let you view them on the vehicle. You can also pair up your wheels with high performance tires to create a Tire & Wheel Package that's ready to install upon arriving to your home or installer. 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88

2008 Honda S2000 CR
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Location: seattle, wa
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 600 Miles on Tires
June 22, 2012

I bought this tire for my Honda S2000 CR as my everyday tire and had intended to just use it as such. It is a good ride that isn't to noisy and not to stiff with great wet grip. It should be noted that last week when my R compound track tires didn't show up in time I was forced to take these street tires out for a lapping day at the track. I was very apprehensive to take them out to the track using Carbotech brake pads due to the brake pads being so aggresive. However I was completley wrong!! These tires blew me away for a street tire in the dry (although I did find their limits)I also have a feeling that if I ever have a rain track day I will just use these. This is the first tire I have ever driven that really can do everything fairly well. Plus if you don't track the tire it comes with a 30,000 mile warranty!! For an every day tire that gives you great grip in just about any condition besides snow I would highly recomend this tire.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 M

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Sport 5000 MReviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Denver, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
August 22, 2012

It's funny, when a tire is OEM, it usually rates low, but if we are involved and pick out the tires ourselves, the rating seems to go way up. Just looking at the reviews for this tire, people complain how bad the ride is, yet they bought the new car with them on there, how does that work? How does the Hyundai Genesis get such fantastic reviews in he press over and over, and it has these tires on the car?
They are good tires, many things like ride comfort, noise level, cornering stability and driving in snow and ice (which I am not sure there are any tires that are great on ice, being a former Hummer owner), have a lot to do with the car, it's suspension, and yes, the driver. Do the authors of the post really know how to drive in the snow and ice? Do they know how to approach a corner and how to leave one (speed levels), do they rotate and keep the tires inflated properly even for tread life. These where on my car when I purchased it, and it sure did not take away the quite and soft ride with little noise and great comfort that comes with a Genesis. That said, I can not give the tire a bad rating on anything. I am moving up to a 19 inch wheel and different brand of tire that is made to give a good comfort ride, with little noise (which is what I want) and will report if there is a big difference. I got a feeling there is not going to be a huge one. I have Honda S2000, that goes through a good set of tires in 12K miles (by design), I don't drive that hard, and I have noticed a better ride with a different brand with that car, so I know I can feel it, but with a real luxury ride with great reviews everywhere with this Dunlop, I didn't see anything bad about it at all. I just wanted the bigger wheels and a tire that compensated with a softer ride on those bigger wheels.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3

Monday, August 13, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus R-S3Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2002 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: RAYMOND, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
August 06, 2012

I love this tire. I bought this along with the TRM C3 wheels (17x9) mostly for autocross use. I have driven quite a few highway miles now on these and have had no real problems. With the lower profile tire the ride does become slightly harsher. But overall I'd say this is one of the best performance tires you can buy, especially for the price. Needless to say i'll be buying another set when the time comes.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus AS RH07

Monday, August 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus AS RH07Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.75

2005 Honda Odyssey
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Wellington, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
July 30, 2012

Tires performed much better in terms of longevity and cornering stability than the OEM Michelin PAX tires. Note that the replacement wheels are larger than OEM (Acura MDX Sport 18" wheels) which might be why cornering performance improved. Also, note that I drive pretty hard - I tend to drive the van similarly to my other car, an S2000.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star SpecReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2000 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 8,000
Location: Calgary, AB
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 8,000 Miles on Tires
July 26, 2012

Never drove the tires on wet weather except the very day the tires were completely bald, any bald tire has poor hydroplaning resistance.

Tire yields instant grip levels, performance is approximately 90% of the Kumho XS tire (dry grip only) 255 width makes plenty of noise, not because of the tire, rather the seating position of the driver relative to the tire (Honda s2000) the tire noise is very noticeable when near the end, again it is the sitting position that makes the sound appear noisy. The tire wear is realized from the suspension tuning problem (toe-in) not the actual tire itself.

Tires do breakaway pretty well, but it depends on the suspension tuning of the vehicle. In an ideal suspension setup (fairly aggressive with camber, roll centre adjustment, sway bars, higher spring rates etc.) the tire can act different; bad or good. In this case, the tire is amazingly excellent for an experienced driver. The tire breakaway characteristic is slightly more forgiving than the Kumho XS. Full suspension crush was realized with the tire grip the Z1ss (457lb/in spring rate) Meaning if a driver is to properly use the tire to the full potential, I would highly recommend higher spring rates or sway bars.

Able to blast through slalom course at 75mph with these tire, with kumho you can achieve 77mph. I wish Dunlop makes a unidirectional tire that has a variable UTQG rating across its tread. Will I buy these again, maybe. I would be interesting if Dunlop made a Z1 Star Spec 2 tire with AA traction.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE-11Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.75

2007 Honda S2000
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
February 10, 2011

As long as one doesn't have an excessive amount of horsepower, the RE-11's from Bridgestone are a perfect match for the car.. And you also cannot drive this kind of vehicle on ice, or snow. Exceptionally dangerous with ANY Manufacturer's tires.

*** I now have a C6-Corvette that's going to need tires soon.. You should convince your contacts at Michelin to MAKE those new Pilot Super Sports in 245/40ZR-18 & 285/35ZR19. Because right now they don't have any intentions of making them available in their latest series.. And there are many C6 Corvettes that could fill the demand in those sizes.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star SpecReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.75

2001 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 18,000
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 18,000 Miles on Tires
July 18, 2012

Grippy tire, not too expensive, pretty much shot after 20,000 miles on the rear of my S2000 though. Great service from Jim @ Tire Rack. Not many tires available at the size I need and this seems to be the best of the bunch unless you want to for the real expensive brands like Brifgestone or Michelin and I'm not sure they make the size any more

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star SpecReviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2005 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: OCEANSIDE, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
June 23, 2012

Primarily Autocross. Great tire, not temperature sensitve, and OK in wet. It is good for about 100 60 sec runs, and then falls off gradually, even though there is still plenty of rubber. Ihave used 4 sets of these tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Monday, June 25, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWReviewer's Overall Rating: 7

2006 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
June 23, 2012

Spirited driving. This is why I picked this description. My car has V.S.A. (Vehicle Stability Assist). Basically you can push your car tires over the edge and maintain control of the vehicle. I've got 225's on the front and 255's on the rear. That's 10mm wider front and rear than stock. Every now and again around 1:00 at night when no ones on the rode I like to take this high speed turn at a 4-way intersection. I've use 3 lanes of the 5 available when exiting the intersection. This is where the tires fail my expectations. All four of the tires give way in this turn all at the same time. The expectations I had from my previous tires is why i'm so upset. On the rear I had some KDW 2's my BFGoodrich which I wouldn't recommend and on the front I don't remember but they did have about 40,000+ miles I put them through. This taught me one good lesson. Never sacrifice traction for a quite, softer ride, hydroplaning resistance, and treadwear rating.