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

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