Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Bought these tires with a Tire Rack wheel package. The stock WRX tires are absolutely pitiful from a trace of snow upward. So, like Murphy's Law, as soon as I got the tires mounted--the snow stopped. It was regularly snowing prior to Xmas but soon therafter it simply died out. BUT, we did have a 10 snowfall and decided to try out the traction on these....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I had a set of Nokian WR G3 SUV tires on my previous Subaru and while they gave me great winter performance they were very loud and pretty rough. When I bought the Outback I knew I wanted to replace the factory Bridgestones with something better and I debated about going with a dedicated winter tire but I just didn't want to mess with having to swap tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

A winter/snow/ice tire is not the general purchase of a south Texas driver but after rolling my previous vehicle 2 years ago in an ice event in Colorado my wife insisted that I purchase some dedicated winter tires if we drove out to Colorado again. All I can say is thanks for the missus being so insistent. I purchased a set of these tires for our 2015 Subaru...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Subaru Outback (2017)

Over the past few years,  the best tires for the Subaru Outback have changed. The last time we discussed this topic in 2014, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus was ranked number one in the Grand Touring All-Season category by our customers, and for good reason! With its smooth, quiet ride and long treadwear, the P7 All Season Plus remains an...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I am an aggressive diver and wanted an aggressive snow so based on the reviews I ordered these for my AWD WRX. I was disappointed at the way they looked thinking they did not look aggressive enough. Now that I finally got to drive in some good snow I am impressed. First snowfall I drove through the snow mound left by the plow in my driveway, up my hill,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I work in a location ~160 miles from home during the week. I drive home on the weekends to be with my family. My home is in a place that people from the boonies call the sticks. Anyway, I am in Virginia, and we don't get the same amount of snow as probably many people who buy this tire live, but when we get it, it takes VDOT days to get out here to clear the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

I put these on my new 2016 Impreza (16x7 Moda rims) and so far they have been excellent in the couple of storms we've had in Denver. I've driven them out in the Summit county mountains over completely snow covered passes and they performed perfectly without hesitation. I was mainly concerned with noise and comfort and these perform as well if not better in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

My third set of General Altimax RT43's. First set took an ancient Saturn SC2 and made it drive decently with great traction in all weather, good noise, and cornering, and trend lasted very well. Second set were onto Subaru outback that died a week after buying, but tires were an improvement.Third set is now on Mazda 2012 that had Bridgestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM

These are the Jeep OEM tires for my 2009 Wrangler Rubicon. They are the best tires for the money if you want to do off-road. They will claw up steep dirt trails, skip over boulder and grip like lizards. I've driven in deep snow and icy roads and my Jeep will go faster than all Subaru, or Toyota 4x4 shod with inferior tires. They are just like the Wrangler...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Grew up in Michigan. Have driven in severe and white out road conditions. Now live in Reno, adjacent to the Sierra and its passes. I have FWD on the Escape, but with the Blizzak tires I can perform as well or better than AWD/4wd vehicles. I took it up Donner pass yesterday, two lane road where they were screening for AWD/4WD or chains. I got the guy to let...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I bought these tires for my 2014 Subaru Forester last winter, and just had them installed for winter #2 last week. Thus, they are starting on their second winter season, and just in time! Today we had our first major snowstorm in S.E. Michigan and we're at about 8 snow and it's still coming down. I went out to run errands, and drove confidently on all of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport AS

The tires were OEM with my Subaru OB. With proper care, as a few people have noted, I've gotten 43K on them, with a 60/40 highway to city driving mix. They are rated to 40k. They are not off-road, or snow tires. They have been for me, a good quality tire and it does what it claims. I'm buying another set to replace them next week. How you drive also, effects...  Read More

Best Tires for 2014 Subaru Outback

Out on the road today, it’s hard to drive far without seeing an Outback. In fact, Subaru vehicles in general have become very popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, as well as families. With the generous cargo capacity, all-time AWD and off-road performance, this vehicle is going to be in your garage for several years. But when it’s time to replace the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

I had high expectations for this tire, but they let me down - especially as it relates to the longevity of the tread wear. I drive a Subaru Cross-Trek XV Hybrid. I got my new tires almost a year ago today. They have 32,400 miles on them and I just failed my car inspection because the tires are now at 2/32. I do mostly highway driving. I did rotate them very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Im from NJ and just got my tires about 2 weeks ago for a 02 Subaru WRX manual trans AWD and I've been through plenty of tires in the past but next to continental pure contacts witch was the last good tires I had I think these are my best chose. I've been through very rough turns and bends at high rates of speed and never had any tire skip or screeching ....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400

Typical O.E. tire quality and performance. Standard ride comfort, squeals easily during cornering, limited traction in wet and light snow. Compared this tire on O.E. wheel set and Volk CE28n wheel set, identical sets of 225/55r18 Duelers H/L 400. Both tire sets were O.E. on 2015 Subaru Forester XT Touring models with similar manufacturing dates.Currently...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Chose the ExtremeContact DWS06 as replacement for the O.E. Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 on my Subaru Forester XT Touring. Both the Bridgestone and the Continental are mounted to Volk CE28n wheels.Noticeable upgrade in every performance category. Any additional cost for moving from the Highway All-Season category to the Ultra High Performance All-Season is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

I bought these for $288 for 4 shipped to my door. These are great winter tires, the tires on my wife's 13 CRV were getting a little slick(less than 20k OEM tires, go figure). I am glad that I bought these tires as we have seen over 80 at my house this winter. My favorite thing about these winter tires is that I forget that they are winter tires. That is...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Subaru WRX

The Subaru Impreza WRX is the high performance variation of the popular compact entry. In its fourth-generation model year of 2011, this rally cross inspired rocket has garnered quite the reputation from shade tree mechanics up through professional drivers.In stock showroom trim, tire size 235/45R17 is the size seen almost exclusively. There are a plethora...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

These are the OEM tires on my Subaru Outback. At 25,000 miles the tread is worn to the state of being pretty useless for hydroplaning prevention. I use snow tires for the winter so I expected them to last for a few more years. Will be shopping for something with a more aggressive tread pattern and better wear rating. If the Subaru wasn't so good with...  Read More