Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

On a previous vehicle I used the older ProContact DWS, but they don't make that tire in this size and this tire has newer technology anyway.Living in Denver, snow traction is extremely important when considering an all season. I had these tires installed in early spring and we've cycled from 80 degree days to two (24 inches of snow) blizzards and these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I had a friend who is really into cars help me out. He had great success with these tires on his BMW. Not so much with my Elantra GT. They gave me very little traction for a typical Western NY winter. I ended up getting a set of snow tires for winter, and all seasons for Spring - Fall.   Read More

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

Had the previous version of this tire the A/S 3. Bought it again because I don't think there is a better tire on the market. For all the nay-sayers about the snow traction...c'mon. This is an ultra high performance all season tire......if you're running them n the snow what do you expect?? I had zero issues with the previous version on the days it snowed in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Had 19 inch Bridgestone HL 400 V rated on when purchased. Rode like a steel wheeled wagon with no struts. Very hard noisy ride. Purchased the Continentals and found out I have a new Q5. smooth quiet, tracks perfect, great grip and stopping grip. The roads in Colorado Springs are not so much. Wish I had them on my other car before.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

Excellent winter tire for wet and snowy conditions, such as we have in Oregon. These have served very well on my ski car. No complaints, really. Quite good on dry roads also. I only use these as winter tires, take them off in the Spring.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I purchase these tries back in Dec 2015, and so far to date i've put about 1,500 miles on them. As far as snow and Ice go i have no report because i baby my 2012 Volks CC so she stayed in the garage doing our Southern MD snow storms. The noise level is so much better than the OE Continental that came with the car. The only thing i noticed and I saw this in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

After 45K miles, I decided to take these tires off and use them again next winter. There is still 8/32 of tread left! They are quiet and produce 10% better mpg in summer than my Premier tires. Looks like next spring I will just leave them on until they wear out, if they wear out.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT

I drive a modified Subaru Forester (stage 3) with Tokico d-specs and RC engineering springs (1 drop on an sti, so almost a 4 drop for the Forester). These tires are awesome on dry pavement. I run these tires 7 months out of the year and I am sad when I don't have them on (I run Pirelli P-Zero Nero All seasons during the other 5 months).I am at 30K miles now...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

Hate these tires, give me my Goodyear Eagle LS2's back. These tires are squirrelly at highway speed. They also lighten the steering in my opinion too much. The ride is rough, my mother noticed within 2 miles that I had new tires, and they weren't as smooth as the old ones (Eagle LS2). They have caused more squeaks and rattles in the car. They are no better...  Read More

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

I bought my first set of these for my Malone Stage 2.0 tuned Jetta TDI Sportwagen because the price and reviews made it a little more favorable than the Pilot Super Sport. I was very impressed with how much grip these tires have as the TDI is putting out 333tq to the front wheels. This means hook-up is very challenging.I needed new tires for my 911 and I...  Read More

Having Your Cake and Eating it Too with the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

The age-old problem with all-season tires has been that they tend to be a jack-of-all-trades, but master of none. A few years ago, Michelin sought to address this issue head on when they released the Pilot Sport A/S 3. The A/S 3 was intended to provide the performance of a summer tire but with the winter capabilities of an all-season. I was one of the first...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP

Great tire. Purchased them as the fall/winter/spring tire alternate to the original equipment Michelin summer tire. Great handling in dry and wet weather. Driven at 9/10ths they are very stable and confidence inspiring. While I haven't used them in snow they would appear to be acceptable in light snow/slush conditions. Have driven them up to 100 mph on curvy...  Read More

Introducing the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 has been a top performer in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category for wet and dry traction and handling. However, it fell a bit short on the winter side of the all-season equation. With Continental's new ExtremeContact DWS06 now competing with the Pilot Sport A/S 3 in wet and dry, Michelin needed to re-tune their offering...  Read More

Testing the New Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Not long ago, Michelin introduced the Pilot Sport A/S 3 Ultra High Performance All-Season tire as a direct replacement for the popular Pilot Sport A/S Plus. We wrote about the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus in our post, "Which Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires Should I Buy?" Like its predecessor, the Pilot Sport A/S 3 had a noticeable advantage in...  Read More

Taking the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 and Making It Better

If you're a runner in the Midwest, spring means finally getting off the treadmill and onto the roads. Will your treadmill pace directly carry over? ┬áNo, running on a treadmill and running outside just isn't the same. Tire engineers have to deal with a similar issue as a tire moves from the design phase to real-world use. When a tire engineer works on an...  Read More

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

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