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

More Grip for Your 2015 Ford Mustang Fastback GT Performance Pack

As we saw for ourselves at Willow Springs, Ford has done an awewsome job with brand new S550 2015 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack! As you can see in the video, the driver had a great lap, but even the best cars can desire more grip. How about swapping on some custom fit closeout matte graphite 20x10 ET40 Hotckis Y-Sports on Extreme Performance Summer...  Read More

O.Z. Racing Omnia: Familiar High Quality at a Lower Price Point

One of the hottest new wheels for this spring and summer season is the O.Z. Racing Omnia. It has launched in several sizes, bolt patterns, offsets and offers a large range of application coverage, especially amongst European applications. The bright race grey finish looks tasteful, well done and the wheel itself is synonymous with the quality we have come to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Still running the AT2's I bought in early 2010 for my Honda Pilot. Though nearing the end of their useful life and likely to be replaced this upcoming spring, they still have tread and have never left me disappointed. Road noise has been a bit much on the highway, but never excessive. Deep snow traction has been phenomenal, and I've pulled numerous cars and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Best snow you will ever buy, period! Everyone who complains about how bad their car is in the winter, I tell them about this tire. Every single person has come back amazed. They can't believe it's the same car. People who think their all season tires are good, haven't tried a true snow tire. Not even close, these tires will walk circles around them. My dad...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Tire handled great in summer, spring and fall driving conditions in Northern California. In icey road conditions and light snow the tire was good. Deep snow the tire was ok, but perhaps it was the lightness of the Honda Accord. I definately would have purchased another set but evidently this tire has been recalled for unknown reason and were not available.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

Tire rack timed out my review. Not going to retype the whole thing. These are the best snow tires I've ever had. Best tires I've ever had in snow and rain and I worked at Timberline Lodge for several years in addition to snow sports so I have plenty of experience driving in winter conditions and on many different tires.Drove 1600 miles and through the rain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion STR

Best tires ever on my Avalanche's. Very quiet, smooth, so far little wear. I use these mainly in spring to fall in PA, then switch back to OE wheels/tires (Bridgestones)for the bad weather. Just completed a 2500 mile trip and really appreciated the performance of the Pirelli's.   Read More

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

Purchased the Pilot A/S 3 91V-rated to replace ContiPro Contact SSR 91H run flats. I carry a spare in the trunk.Conti lasted about 25-30k and were gone. Run flats give you piece of mind but they were noisier than Pilot - I noticed it from the beginning I installed these on. Pilots are also provide a softer ride over small bumps and anomalies on a road; Conti...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

Put these on my wife's car because Blizzaks were sold out and cheaper than Michelins. Nokians weren't available at the time, so I figured I was settling with this tire. I've been pretty surprised. These are on my wife's Volvo, which is FWD until it needs all wheels, with very nanny-ish traction and stability control. The car is completely stable with these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

This is a follow-up to my initial review of the Envigor when we first had them mounted in Summer of 2010 with 36,000 miles on our Camry. After more than 60,000 miles, my impression of these tires has not changed: they are great value for the money and performance over their life only deteriorated toward the end when tread depth reached about 4/32nds. At that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

I just mounted these tires before the big New England blizzard, as my OEM All seasons were seeing their second winter, and starting to lose some performance, as expected. The Pirellis did a great job in the sloppy roads, with an excellent bite, good comfort level, and pretty low noise level. I didn't rate them in the dry, because I haven't driven them under...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Replaced the original Michelins that came with my 2011 Civic Si, the Continentals turned out to be way better in every aspect. I noticed better traction during acceleration, will test out 60ft and 1/4 mile during Spring and Summer, then update my review then. Michelins could only best a 2.5 60ft (horrible 60ft vs a 2.2 average for all season tires) and a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

There is not a single street car that cannot be made better by putting these tires on. The hype is real. I use these exclusively for summer tires and have a second set of winter wheels & tires. Even though the winter tires are excellent at their intended job I always can't wait for spring to put these tires back on. The ride does firm up a bit because of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Feels very similar to the WS 70, if not slightly lower in performance? Have been running WS 70 for last 5 winters. The WS 80 feels like it has less grip at the limit (same with RE 11A for summer). Could be the set I have. Average 5000km per performance tire (20000km/set) winter or summer. If my next set of WS 80's are still feeling worse than WS 70's, I will...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

I have the 31x10.5x15 on my stock 2004 Jeep Wrangler 4.0. They replaced the stock Goodyear wrangler SR-A tires. These were put on right before a snowstorm that dumped 10 of snow and they handled it perfectly. I had it in two wheel drive to test how they handled and in normal driving w/ about 3 of unplowed snow on the roads I had to really push it to get the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I bought these after struggling through my first winter when I bought my vehicle brand new. It had kuhmo tires and they were horrible in the winter. These tires are amazing, making me happy with my vehicle again. Driving with these in the winter in the Midwest has been a joy. We've had several feet of snow and you wouldn't know my vehicle is only front wheel...  Read More