Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Overall, I have relatively satisfied with the performance of these tires. I got them through a local installer in Nov 2014 and now have 5 track events (~750 miles total on track) plus daily driving (~7000 miles) through the winter and spring. This includes wet track day conditions, torrential rain on the highway several times and a couple icing conditions...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The greatest upgrade for a car in winter, period. For the longest time I swore by ultra high performance all-season tires, and simply accepted the sliding, and fishtailing as part of normal operation in winter. I was convinced I needed an AWD vehicle to brave the heavier snow. Getting these tires however has completely changed my opinion on it however.The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Best tires I've had, Aggressive driving. I wore them out in 8000 miles doing burnouts and autocrossing the truck. I have an LS3 Corvette V8 in my single cab pickup. When the tires were new, they made ZERO road noise and rode smoothly. I took them through 8 of slushy snow and they performed. I took them through severly soft sand in a well traveled river bed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

I use this Mazda CX7 in all weathers around Pittsburgh, with occasional road trips to up-state New York, Canada, and across Ohio. Winters cold, snowy, and icy. Spring fall rainy, Summers can be very warm. Generally pleased with the all round performance and noise levels, which help make this vehicle fun to drive. However, had hoped to get more than 30,000...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

We've had a very prolonged rainy season in Spring these past 2 years, with heavy Summer thundershowers (climate change?). Purchased these tires for their aggressive water-shedding tread and reviews praising them as excellent wet-weather tires. I have not been disappointed. These handle wet roads and standing water like no other tire I've driven on--I feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

I have this tire for only 600 miles. However, I live in Colorado, so we get different weather now in November. When I installed this tire temperature was in 60's. There is no doubt this tire is made for strictly winter conditions. It is soft on dry, steering response is much worse then with all-season tires, not to mention Michelin PSS I put in garage until...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Last winter I was using Bridgestone Insignia 200 all-season tires. They were OK with 150# ballast in the trunk but ice was still very difficult to manage.I decided to try the Blazzak this season since the all-seasons were about half worn down. On snow pack roads these tires feel as if I am on a dirt road in summer! On ice, well that's ice but you do have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

These came standard on my 2010 Outback. They are great tires in the summer, including in the rain, but once a little snow starts to fall or it'd cold enouhg for ice, they're terrible. They are very quick to hydroplane and lose traction, especially in the slush that forms on highways during a storm, even at low to moderate speeds. Braking and steering are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Bought these tires when I had 86,926 miles on my trailblazer and I have almost 175,000 miles on my blazer now. Bought my blazer in Feb. 2006 and they had Goodyears on it when I bought it with 33,113 miles on it. When I bought these Michelins I had almost 87,000. I will definitely buy another set of these tires, in which I am due for now. The tires still have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Love these tires!! I thought that the stock Goodyear tires were great, but these Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires take my car to a whole new level. Absolutely no breaking loose on hard acceleration when they are cold, unlike the stock Goodyear Supercar tires. Quiet and sticky, with great response to driver input, and excellent feedback on road conditions.Thes...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Have not had these on the car for long. Just got a blast of snow, about 8 in total. These tires are the best thing I have purchased in years. Grip the road like there isn't any snow on them! What a difference from UHP all season tires. Never would have guessed that it would make that big of a difference. I HIGHLY recommend these xi3 if you do any snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture APT KL51

I have had these tires on my truck all through the winter of 2014/2015 and run thru snow , ice, mud and have hit some terrible potholes this spring that I thought would have caused a broken cord but these Kumhos took everything in stride.I bought the APT KL51 tires from Tire Rack, last fall, with a factory mail in rebate and was amazed how fast the tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I have had my Trans Am for 8 years and have gone through 3 sets of Good year eagles fi gs ds or whatever they are calling them now. The ones with the aqua v shape tread. I would have purchased again this past August but for some reason good year dropped the ball. No one had them in stock ! Unreal ! I did find a local tire dealer but I wasnt going to pay...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

These Driveguards replaced OE runflat tires on a 21,000-mile car. These ride much better than the OE UHP Summer runflat tires--no surprise considering that the tires are eight years newer, with newer runflat technology. I am pleasantly impressed with both the wet and dry handling of these tires through our somewhat wet spring in the Midwest; they feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I purchased this tire strictly for winter driving in snow/ice. I drive on frozen Minnesota lakes and no maintenance roads. I do take them off in the spring and put on Firestone Destinations for summer and fall use. I can't believe the traction these tires achieve in snow and ice. I drive very few highway miles in the winter. The tires look like the day I...  Read More

SPC Control Arms For Jeep JK: Part Two

Now that the old damaged upper control arms are removed, it's time to set the length, install them, adjust them, put the wheels back on and then tighten them. In part 1, the instructions said to screw in the rod end and adjust the sleeve out to the length of the stock UCAs (upper control arms) as a starting point for installation. My stock UCAs were 17 7/16"...  Read More

The All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Tested on Our Track

As a longtime owner of a first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, I have been very excited about the upcoming 2016 model. The new 2016 MX-5 is often referred to by its production code "ND" in the automotive community as opposed to the previous generation 2006-2015 model's production code of "NC". The design of the new generation MX-5 has been impressing drivers...  Read More

Sumitomo HTR A/S P02: An Improved Low Cost Tire Option

For years we sold Sumitomo's HTR A/S P01 in massive quantities because it was one of the better priced tires and was available in a large number of sizes. While not the highest rated tire in the High Performance All-Season category, the tire performed well enough to satisfy consumers and make it competitive among other tires at a similar price point. This...  Read More

Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set vs. Sportline Spring Set

Heinrich Eibach began producing high quality automotive springs in the German town of Finnetrop about fifty years ago. Along with skilled craftsman who shared his passion for quality, Heinrich helped grow Eibach Springs into a global, highly respected suspension manufacturer with an emphasis on engineering outstanding suspension products.   For drivers...  Read More

Introductory Test Report and Review: BFGoodrich Sport COMP-2 A/S

For the past two years, BFGoodrich has seen tremendous success with their Ultra High Performance Summer tire, the g-Force Sport COMP-2. New for this spring, BFGoodrich has expanded their line-up to include a new Ultra High Performance All-Season tire that they hope will find similar favor with consumers. The BFGoodrich Sport COMP-2 A/S aims to provide...  Read More