Is Tire Shaving the Right Solution?

You drive an all-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle and a tire goes flat and needs to be replaced. Should you replace the entire set or just the one in need of repair? You may or may not know that your vehicle's transmission and/or differential requires all tires to be the same, or close to the same tread depth in order to operate properly. Running tires with...  Read More

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

This is an excellent tire for the money. I got the 285/35-20 and traction is great in wet or dry conditions. TheyI have not seen snow or ice yet, but noise levels are very reasonable. I was concerned that going with a much larger wheel and tire than the stock 235/50-18 there would be some tram lining. But these are as good or better than the stock set up. At...  Read More

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

I kept coming back to this tire for the crazy ratings. I found a set of 225 50 17's instead of the correct 45 ratio. Willing to knock the speedometer off a tad, I had 'em mounted up. The change from Toyo Proxies was remarkable. Maybe the newer Proxies are better then the last generation but the BFG's are amazing in comparison. Well engineered compound that...  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

I currently run two sets of tires on my Mustang her in New England, 3 seasons of my Original Stock Pirelli P-Nero Zero High Performance Summer Tires and 3 winters of Driving with my Blizzak Performance Winter Snow Tires. It was time to replace the stock summer tires that had worn down to almost nothing with only 35k Miles.First of all the thing I noticed...  Read More

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

I bought a 2008 Infiniti G37S a couple moths ago. Love it! It needed new tires to pass MD inspection, so the dealership provided a set of Yok Advan Sport A/S for no additional charge, and they were fine. Unfortunately, with these 19 wheels, the very low aspect ratio looked like trouble in real life situations, since the rims stuck out beyond the sidewall, so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiSportContact 5P

I live in Colorado and have driven these tires in most every condition except heavy snow. Most recently I did an SCCA Track Night with them starting at normal street pressures. These tires are amazing and probably the best I have owned, especially on the track. I've had many other performance all-seasons and these are the best. After a single track session I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Best tire I have ever had on this car. I am in a car club here in Va. We go on long rides through the mountains , high speed curves , never had any corning problems . These tires are maid for performance cars not front wheel drive granny cars. Getting ready to buy another set. Great tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I up grated my wheels from stock 16 wheels to 17 '04 STI BBS wheels. I was driving on Continental DWS. They were great tires and I have bumped them as my reserve winter tire, not much snow in Alabama but just in case. I have yet to test the tires in the wet as it has not rained thus NA atm. Will update when I get the opportunity. I was debating between these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

First off let me say that I got these tires used for the back of my 2 wheel drive work truck. They were about 75% gone when I got them. However they have been the most fantastic tires I have ever had on this truck. I plan on replacing all 4 with that tire. The side lugs Aid in the off-road capabilities amazingly, my truck is only two will drive but when I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar H/T G95A

The Geolander H/T G95A has performed much better than I'd expected from a set of OE tires. I live in the DC Metro area and since I've owned the Forester dealt with a few major (for this region) and a number of moderate snow events, as well as significant rainy spells. When I was faced with Snowmageddon in Feb. 2010, I found that once I cleared a bit of space...  Read More

Minnesota Gets a Tire Rack!

Autonomous cars may be the way of the future but for now Tire Rack is happy to serve the thousands of customers who like to drive. It's because of drivers like you that we keep growing. And this growth continued with the opening of our newest distribution center in Roseville, Minnesota. We'll add a formal picture once that Tire Rack sign goes up, but for now...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I use these only during spring through fall, and put on four Blizzaks for the winter. With only 6500 miles so far I'm not sure I can accurately address the durability/tread life of the tires, but generally speaking I'm pleased with them. They seem to have plenty of grip in both wet and dry conditions though I tend to spin one wheel very slightly (I don't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I wanted a reliable set of winter tires, as soon as I had bought my rear wheel drive MB. I drive a lot, mostly highway, on I94 and I90 between Ontario and Minnesota, crossing Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. I have to admit, these tires have performed beyond my expectations for winter tire experience on other brands in my prior cars. I have been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus

I have worn out two sets of these tires in 5 years, my 300 has 200,000 miles on it. I ran them thru all seasons in Wyoming, with a rear wheel drive sedan. 115 miles + per day 5 days a week, rain, sun, and snow. Good mileage impressive handling and ride, survived countless road objects and potholes at 80mph. yes I swear by them. only in last year when the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R

Well this is a quick update. I just fitted these tires on a brand new set of 17x9 RPF1 wheels to be used for spirited driving in canyons and on the track. I did a quick Sunday night shakedown of this new package and alignment, and thus far everything is golden. Alignment - Camber - Front -2.8L/-2.7R - Rear -2.4L/-2.2R Toe in +.06 Front / +.01 RearFTG Front -...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S

We use these tires for autocross only with only a few commuter miles. We co-drive a 1999 Mazda Miata modified for prepared for competition with 225/45/15 Rival S tires mounted on 15 x 9 wheels. We have 111 competition runs on these tires now, with very little tread remaining on the inside and outside shoulders of the tires. We run a lot of negative camber...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Let me start by stating that I have not autocrossed or tracked my car. I use my car purely for spirited canyon driving, but that was not an option to select.My first set was in oem ap2 sizing (215/245) on oem wheels. My previous two sets of tires were re-11a, and every tire before that was the oem re-050. I now have ~110k miles of driving on the car, with...  Read More

Outfitting the New Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear Edition

The new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear Edition is the newest special edition Jeep named after the legendary Black Bear Pass in Telluride, Colorado that was cut into the Rocky Mountains back in the late 1800s. It's also one of the more dangerous roads to traverse in the country today.  The Black Bear Wrangler sets itself apart from the Sport model with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I sized down from my standard 18 wheels for this winter set and I am so glad I did. Ride comfort was incredibly improved with the 17 inch wheels plus the softer winter compound of this tire. These Michelins are so much quieter then my all season Pirelli P7s that I sort of wish I could drive them year-round. As I've experienced from every winter tire I've...  Read More