Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Friday, February 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.27
 
 

2006 Audi A3 2.0T
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Miles driven on tires: 42,000
Location: Saint Francis, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 42,000 Miles on Tires
February 14, 2014

After 40,000+ miles, I just ordered my second set of these tires (well, the 970s as the 960s are no longer available). I recall them performing reasonably well in light snow when new, but now that I'm just about down to the wear bars, they are terrible in any amount of snow. I thought I might be able to make it to spring, but recent adventures in Wisconsin winter weather have left me downright embarrassed in traffic. It's definitely time for a new set.

Recent winter driving aside, these tires are spectacular in dry conditions and very good in wet conditions. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great 3 season tire, or in a climate with little to no snow. I will likely break down and get some winter tires next fall.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.09
 
 

2012 Mini Countryman
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Hope, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
February 12, 2014

Was convinced by Preston at the Tire Rack to try these tires. The last 2 winters in Central Indiana have had a lot of snow and I have never had an issue trying to get anywhere in my Mini. There are issues in deep snow, but this is due more to the ride height of the car than the traction of the tires. The Blizzak's have been superb in getting me around in the winter. I put them on the car in early November, and switch to my summer tires around spring break (mid March). I really like having the dedicated snow tires.47246

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4
 
 

2010 Mazda CX-7 i
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Hubertus, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
December 28, 2013

These tires are GREAT! The Mazda only has ONE tire available for it (the OEM Bridgestone Duellers), and there was NO WAY I was going to get another set of those! This meant I had to change tire size, and these were a good choice when compared to the factory 215/70-17 size.

The day they were installed, it was cold and rainy out. The tire rode like they were on rails! Since then, it has snowed, rained, snowed LOTS, freezing rain, and cold, dry days. I cannot believe how well these tires perform! We just drove 3000 miles over Christmas, and the ONLY time I didn't feel very confident was the glare ice conditions (with rain) driving thru MO before Christmas. All other conditions were as if it were a pleasant, sunny day!

For the price of these tires, you CANNOT go wrong. It was even better that the Tire Rack installer I chose even installed them for free! I now recommend both Tire Rack and the general Altimax RT43s to everyone! I hope General doesn't change them before I need another set again!

As an aside, I see these can be had in 13", too. My MG Midget may be getting a set this spring as well!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.9
 
 

2006 Toyota Matrix XR
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 06, 2014

I purchased these tires on the recommendation of my Toyota dealership as an alternative to snow tires for decent traction on Wisconsin winter roads. Just got back from a trip to the north woods for some snowshoeing and couldn't even get up my daughter's driveway which is a very very slight grade, not to mention some of the small hills driving into her property. Driving around the city on dry roads has been fine; definitely quieter and smoother than the snow tires I have been riding on these past few years, but I am going to have to invest in a set of snow tires to replace these brand new Generals for the rest of the winter so I can at least get out of my snow covered alley. These may be great tires for climates with no chance of snow, but I would not recommend them for anyone in a northern climate. Since I have now made the purchase I will probably put them back on in Spring and then get back to the snow tires in December. I have had Bridgestone Blizzaks in the past and will definitely get them again for the rest of the winter. I will have now spent every last cent on tires, but I think it's worth the investment for the confidence and safety in winter driving conditions. . . .

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.38
 
 

2003 Toyota Camry LE
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Hamden, CT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
February 05, 2014

I live in New England and have used all-seasons for decades. I finally decided to get real snow tires...these Blizzaks are amazing. My first drive in snow was today, about 6 inches of thick wet snow. People around me were spinning, stuck, sliding but my Camry felt like a Hummer. These tires chomped through everything flat out astonished me. I had no idea modern snow tires made such a difference, most of the time the road felt like dry pavement, the worst spots felt like I was driving on sand.

I plan on switching back to all-seasons in the spring and keeping these in the garage. BTW, based on today's experiences I just purchased a set of these for my Corolla.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.89
 
 

2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Greenwich, CT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
February 03, 2014

I took delivery of the Sportwagen in October 2010. The OEM tires were new when they faced their first snowy season in Connecticut. I was constantly checking tire pressures because the handling in the lite snow and dry was terrible. I resigned my self thinking, "Be glad with the TDI but the Sportwagen is no handler.

This winter is above average for snowfall in Connecticut and the driving on uncleared roads is mission critical for me; getting my four year-old daughter safely back and forth to school. I decided to get dedicated snows for the winter. I've had Blizzaks, Dunlops even Firestone studded tires on other family cars. I liked what I read about the Michelin X-Ice3's and decided to try them. The Michelin X-Ice3's replaced the OEM all-season Hankooks. What a difference! I keep anticipating a slide or skid, but the X-Ice3's have raised the bar when driving in the snow.

OK, you would expect them to be way better than OEM All-Seasons in snow. But, the real surprise was that the X-Ice3's have better grip than the OEM tires did in both dry and rainy conditions. No more loss of traction when accelerating.
I've changed my mind, the Jetta TDI is a pretty good handling car. I expect the Michelins to wear longer than the Blizzaks I had. Come the spring I intend to treat the Sportwagen to a set of summer-performance tires; probably Michelin's.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.55
 
 

1997 Nissan Maxima SE
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: East Haven, CT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
January 10, 2014

Really incredible snow tire. I ski Vermont every weekend and driving in inches of snow at speed in my front wheel drive car I am completley confident with these tires.
I would buy for every car I get. I have them on steel wheels for easy change out in the spring.
One note do not drive them into the warm weather of the spring it will wear them out prematurley.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax RT

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax RT Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated
 
 

1998 Mercury Sable
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Waterloo, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
December 07, 2013

I have approx. 5,000 miles on the two tires from last spring, and less than 100 miles on the other two. The best tires I have used, and they are less expensive... I started off with two last spring, I bought them simply because they are what the garage had. Now that winter is near, and wanted two new tires, I made sure that Altimax tires were in stock at the dealership I was going to. Now that all four tires are Altimax I'm enjoying how well my 15 year old car drives, including in light snow. I hope to use Altimax tires from now.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Enasave 01 A/S

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Enasave 01 A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.45
 
 

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Monroe Township, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

These tires are the OEM fitment for my car. My first impression of these tires was that they were quiet, had OK grip levels for normal driving and had dull response - to this day, my opinion hasn't changed. I understand Mitsubishi chose an absurd tire size in order to maximize MPG, but having seat time with a car wearing Bridgestone RE92's, the turn in is mushy, even at 40 PSI, and the tires howl a lot before losing traction.

Speaking of traction, there isn't much. Lateral bite is very strong, assuring you they'll deliver in a panic braking situation - longitudinal traction is another story. These tires aren't dangerous by any stretch of the imagination, even in 5 degree freezing cold winter nights, but for someone who has a heartbeat for racing, they'll be disappointed.

My car also has a very conservative suspension tune, designed for countries like Thailand where many roads are poorly paved, or gravel or dirt. I'll be changing my springs and sway bars soon, to see if the soft suspension settings are the bigger culprit to the car's poor quality of handling.

These tires also don't cut through deep snow very well - or my car's 1,950lb weight is to blame. But they'll get you home in one piece. If 165-65R14 is your only choice, stick with the Potenzas. You'll be happier in the long run.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber AT 2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2

1997 Dodge Dakota 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
July 26, 2007

While Maryland isnt exactly the snowbelt, Im actually from NY, and my girlfriend (its her truck) is from Idaho. Were driving out to her hometown this fall and Ill be staying there probably through November, then driving back East. Since I do heavy construction, and construction sites are often muddy and difficult, combined with the snow in upstate NY, we wanted good AT tires on the truck. So far these are performing excellent, with phenomenal dry traction and good mud traction. I drove ambulances for a living, for fourteen years in NYC, so I have a great appreciation for tires that grip the road. These AT2s are doing a great job so far and I expect them to handle the coming Northern Idaho winter travel with ease.



About the only negative Ive found with these tires, so far, is that my gas mileage dropped quite a bit. I had been getting about 18 mpg highway and I now seem to be getting about 15.5, even with inflation pressures on the hard side. Well see if that changes any as the tires get broken in.

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.14
 
 

2010 Toyota Corolla
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: North Miami Beach, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 16, 2014

Recently put four of these tires on my 2010 Toyota Corolla S, they were added after several major upgrade to the car, such as: Bilstein B6 HD Shocks, Eibach lowering springs, TRD rear sway bar & Strut strut brace,car definitely rides better, comfort has increased especially with road imperfections when compare with Michelin own MXM4 tires. Not sure if the MXM4 were too soft and the Bilsteins were too stiff but every road imperfection found their way to me while i was driving. wasnt sure if these would help in anyway to smooth out the ride, but thankfully they do.those who are considering lowering springs and stiff shocks, should give these a try for their stiffer side wall which seem to help absorb bumps better than Grand Touring tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination LE 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.45
 
 

2011 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 3,004
Location: Goshen, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,004 Miles on Tires
July 24, 2013

Well I now have a tad over 3000 miles on these and I am still happy with them, traction new has improved slightly compared to when they were new, the noise level is the same but the ride has got a tad harsher. All & all they are still far better then either of the tires prior to these and for that matter I'd say the best I have ever had on a small pickup. I hope the snow and ice rating stays high as I did not get a lot of chance to check that out last spring; I will let you know this winter.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeWinterContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2013 Chrysler Town and Country
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: SILVER SPRING, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
January 25, 2014

I live in MD and we don't get much snow around here so a winter tire is overkill, unless like me you go looking for snow to get your skiing fix. Purchased these Conti's two weeks ago and already took a trip up to Vermont over MLK holiday. I'm very impressed by this tire. I read all the reviews about winter tires and road noise in dry conditions but I didn't notice any difference between these and my OEM Yokohama's. It could be the weight of the car that makes things better, noise wise, as compared to what other reviewers noticed. The stability is a bit off but I'm driving a minivan so I was not expecting much. On our recent trip to VT (with a return detour through the Poconos PA) we hit snow, slush, ice and windy roads. The tires performed admirably again and again. Up moderately steep mountain roads covered with 4in of fresh snow and hard packed snow under... no problem (but I had to use the manual shifter to keep it steady traction in 3rd gear and engine brake going down), slush on the highways... no problem, ice on some of the byways... well, abs engaged when stopping a few times but I think that's how it's suppose to work. I was originally worried about the unique pattern of the Conti's and was going to go with the Michelin's (used them and lowed them when I lived in the snowy part of Europe) but the price difference was a big factor for me given that I would be using these tires max 3 mo out of the year. Tirerack delivery was great. Got my tires in two days.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.18
 
 

2010 Infiniti FX35 AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Brookfield, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
January 19, 2014

So far the tires are great. They have excellent grip when accelerating in the snow and surprising very good on dry roads. One of the better winter tires I've driven. Stopping power on snow has been excellent and a great improvement over the Bridgestone All Season. Ride comfort is great but I'm coming from 20" all season rims. Road noise I think is normal. I typically have the stero on so I'm never to worried about noise. For those interested these are meant for winter time only. I personally will be switching back to all seasons for the spring. So far so good and Extremely pleased with my purchase. I will buy these again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated)

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.6

1996 Acura Integra SE
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Miles driven on tires: 16,000
Location: Spring City, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 16,000 Miles on Tires
April 19, 2011

I purchased these tires looking for a performance all-season upgrade tires that I've had in the past.----The tires I had were (for all-season tires) great in the wet and dry, and acceptable in the snow.----For the Goodyears, in the dry, straight-line grip is as good as I'd need from an all-season tire, and overall cornering GRIP is pretty impressive as well.----In the wet, straight-line grip is good, but cornering grip is seriously lacking.----My older and MUCH cheaper tires cornered harder in the rain than these Eagle GTs do.----Break-away is relatively progressive, with the steering wheel getting lighter as the tires give way, but it just happens too soon.----Snow performance is about what you'd expect from a performance-oriented all-season tire.----It works well if you're careful and gradual with your inputs.----My biggest gripe with these tires, by far, is how they do not feel solid at all.----I don't know if it's soft sidewalls, squirmy tread blocks, or a combination of both, but the car just does not feel right going into corners.----I make the initial turn-in at a corner, then about a second later I feel the whole car roll and settle as I continue through.----This did not happen at all with any of the four other sets of tires I have driven on with this car, and I keep the tires at 40psi, so it's not an issue with the car itself or tire pressure.----In conclusion, they're okay...they work well for commuting and slower-paced, every-day driving, however I would NOT recommend them for anyone wanting a tire that corners nicely.----Tire wear is okay, I like to take corners pretty fast, so at 16,000 miles when these tires are at around 6/32" depth, I don't have much to complain about at all.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Friday, January 10, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91
 
 

2014 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Stockton Springs, ME
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

Having used Blizzak's on my other vehicles (Subaru STi - MB C350) it was a natural choice to try the new DM-V1. Living in Maine with lots and snow and even more ice, these tires are FANTASTIC. With realistic speeds, these tires will get you to where you need to be without the white knuckle ride. I have recommended these tires over and over again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H426

Friday, January 10, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Optimo H426 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.27
 
 

2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Allentown, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2014

Original equipment tire for my car. A great tire spring/summer/fall, but absolutely terrible in any kind of snow or ice. One of the worst tires I have ever used in winter conditions. Very good tire for temperate climates, great handling wet or dry. A bit noisy on dry pavement. If I never had to drive in snow I might buy them again.

 

Goodyear's Wrangler All-Terrian Adventure with Kevlar Does it All

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Zig Ziegler

The Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar is Goodyear's newest On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire slated to replace the highly popular Wrangler SilentArmor. Last year, Goodyear provided us an opportunity to experience this tire in Colorado Springs, Colorado, one of America's top areas for outdoor recreational activities. They offered several on-road and dirt-road experiences behind the wheel of a variety of SUVs and pick-up trucks in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains.

Most notably, our team felt the tire provided a quiet and comfortable ride. Also, the tire's open shoulders and multi-faceted tread blocks delivered predictable steering response and traction on dirt.

 Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar
 Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar


Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar tires are developed for light truck drivers looking to combine on-road competence with off-road versatility. Offered in Standard Load sizes for half-ton vehicles, the tire is also available in Pro-Grade Load Range E sizes for three-quarter and one-ton pick-up trucks, vans and SUVs that regularly haul or tow heavy loads.

This new addition to the Goodyear line-up features a longwearing, specialized rubber tread compound (Pro-Grade tires use an even more chip- and chunk-resistant tread compound that enhances wear in high-torque applications). These compounds are molded into a multi-faceted symmetric tread design that combines rugged looks along with on-road comfort and off-road traction. Open shoulder blocks and traction ridges at the base of the outboard circumferential grooves help clear mud and snow (Pro-Grade tires meet the industry's severe snow service requirements and are branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol).

If you're in the market for an On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire that can deliver superior ride comfort and road noise, while combining off-road versatility then consider the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5
 
 

2008 Mazda MAZDA3 4-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: New Market, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
November 17, 2013


Ive had these tire on for just over 10K miles from spring into fall and they have been great so far. I cant report on their performance in snowy conditions as they have not seen winter yet. Dry traction, handling, and rain have been outstanding. I wasn't sure about the claims of better mileage from "eco plus" type tires but on a recent trip from Maryland to South Carolina the car recorded its best MPG ever--almost 2 mpg better than previous best with similar cargo and destinations. Tread seems to be wearing well and looks like it will perform as advertised--only time and more miles will tell. Previous tires were the original equipment Goodyear Eagle RSA's that went 20K and a set of Michelin Pilot Sports that went just over 30K. I'd take the PureContact EcoPlus over either of the previous tires any day.
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Original equipment tires were Goodyear Eagle RSA and went 20K. Replaced those with Michelin Pilot Sports and they gave

 

H&R Sport Cup Kit and Touring Cup Kit: What's the Difference?

Thursday, December 5, 2013 by Ben Rooney

When lowering your car, tuning the shocks to match the springs is essential to achieving the best possible ride and handling. The H&R Cup Suspension Kit is a popular option for drivers who want to lower their vehicle with a matched set of dampers and springs. Suspension gurus at H&R make your life easy by doing all the trial and error themselves, and providing you with a carefully researched package of lowering springs and custom-valved shocks.

You may notice that for many vehicles there's a "Sport" and "Touring" version of the Cup Suspension Kit. What's the difference?

Briefly, the Touring Cup Suspension Kit usually lowers the vehicle about 1.5" and is intended to preserve a smooth ride while giving sportier handling and a lowered stance. The Sport Cup Suspension Kit will provide more lowering, generally about 2", for a more aggressive stance. This will close even more of the gap between the fender and tire and provide a firmer ride.

If you consider yourself an average or moderately enthusiastic driver looking for a nice upgrade to the look and handling of your car, the Touring version is probably right for you. If you're a more hardcore enthusiast looking for the most aggressive stance, the Sport version is likely to be what you are looking for.

To view all suspension products available for your application, shop by vehicle.