Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

I bought these tires last year from Tire Rack mounted on Sport Edition ST6 bright silver wheels. These wheel look very similar to the stock wheels, but have a bright finish to them that I find very attractive with the Floret Silver paint on my car. You can find Audi center caps on the Internet that will fit, too.I've never been a big fan of Michelin tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus (S- or T-Speed Rated)

this is my first set of Bridgestone's and with a $70 rebate I decided to give them a try. I'm going from a 215/70/16 to a 235/55/18 lower profile tire w/OEM Xtreme wheels. I actually like the ride of the 16" oem set of generals HT's, so in comparison the ride is almost identical, which is imo is what I was hoping for. Handling and cornering are greatly...  Read More

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

It is somewhat difficult to distinguish the performance benefits of these tires from those of permanent AWD. A set of Yokohama ENVigor ultra high performance all-season tires, which preceded the current set of Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires, provides the primary benchmark by which comparison may be drawn.Winter Storm Jonas of 2016 was a challenge for...  Read More

Tires and Wheels for 2017 FIAT 124 Spyder

Start with the ND Miata chassis, sprinkle in some retro Italian style, pop in a 1.4 liter turbocharged Multiair engine and you've got the 2017 FIAT 124 Spyder! With Italian styling and reliability, FIAT has created the perfect summer roadster. Want to add a little more Italian styling to the vehicle? Well, that's easy. Just add a set of wheels from O.Z....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

These tires have been an absolute joy. The OEM Dunlops were garbage in comparison. The Michelins have proven to be decent for tread wear given they are high performance summer tires. On very few occasions I have been able to break traction with them despite my best efforts with a stage 1 STI. The Dunlops would squiggle about all over, coupled with an...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

The area of which we live puts us on several different road surfaces from Dirt, Stone & Tar, Gravel, Broken Pavement, and Highway. These tires have performed exceptionally well in every application through Snow, Rain, Ice, and Dry surface conditions. The tires do not ride a smooth as I would have liked, but do ride smoother than manufacturer original. As...  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 Michelin X-Ice Xi3

We live outside of Boston's 95 circle so we get our share of icy, snowy untreated roads. After taking out a fence, mailbox & fender, my sister in law traded the protégé in for an AWD CR-V. Wife liked it so much she got one exactly like it, & I immediately put DM-V1s on the wife's (my) investment. Sister in law waited awhile till she almost kissed the rear of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I love this tire. I have gone through 5 sets of them (that I can remember) on various cars over the years. Hyrdoplaning resistance and traction in inclement weather is amazing, and dry grip is very good. In comparison to Bridgestone Potenza RE 960 AS tires, I feel that these Continentals have slightly less grip in dry conditions but are much better in rain...  Read More

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

What a difference these tires make over the OEM Yokahama's. Dry traction is similar in hard driving, but initial grip and bite feel better. There is really no comparison in ride comfort or road noise, these are far superior. Wet traction is markedly improved. The Dart GT has very firm suspension and felt almost harsh with the Yokahama tires, now it just...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone FR740

This tire was oem 215/45/17 on my new Corolla. I just performed the 5k rotation myself and wish to post my observations. I got this car to supplement a 2004 Corolla with 70 series tires as my comparison. The biggest change I noticed was ride quality . The 45 series is excellent and has no road noise that bothers me. The car is quiet at freeway speeds to...  Read More

Falken Azenis RT615K Offers a Championship Winning Performance

The Falken Azenis RT6715K is the first tire from Falken that Tire Rack has ever offered. We are starting with a big hitter in that it is an Extreme Performance Summer option. It's designed as a street tire that is happy to go to racing. This tire has the new Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R in its sights in our survey results. Exhibiting strong wear potential with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

Cont'd from March 18, 2016...My subjective opinion is they really don't cause you more money. As a matter of fact, except for the hassle of swapping wheels and tires (in my case), it is a concept of conservation of tread life, like having a second pair of shoes. You get to wear each pair (first and second pairs) for a longer time-wise. In fact, I also feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Since my WRX comes with summer only tires I bought these mounted on rims from Tire Rack. I grew up in Wisconsin but when it snows, Tennessee mountain driving is far more challenging than WI. ever was. Put on 1100 miles last winter and 1900 so far this winter on mostly dry roads - tires have been even better this year due to break in last year. I live on top...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

I've been very surprised at how capable these tire are. My car came new with Pirelli Corsa 'steetable track & competition' tires, which are not recommended for near-freezing temps. I wanted to drive the car year-round so I needed some cold-weather tires. In the Tire Rack comparison test it was phrases like very nice balance of on-center precision and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I just replaced the original Continental CV95 with these Platinums and the are possibly the best tires I've ever purchased. Important to my driving habits are Road Feel, Cornering, Braking, Acceleration & Wet Traction. Also Treadwear, Durability against NYC potholes and Value are vital. Said and done, this tire exceeds my expectations!This past Summer I had...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Honda Pilot

The Pilot is Honda's largest SUV. While sharing platforms with the Odyssey minivan, it broadens appeal to the group of families that just don't want a minivan, but still need the room and flexibility. The current model has been on the road since 2009 and is viewed as a success both critically and commercially. The 245/65R17 size in extremely popular, but...  Read More

Savings on the 215/45R17 Michelin Primacy MXM4

When Michelin approached us with an amazing deal on 215/45R17 Grand Touring All-Season Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires, we jumped at the deal.  215/45R17 Michelin Primacy MXM4's are normally on sale for $120.21, but they're now on special for only $77.10*. In our comprehensive comparison, the Michelin Primacy MXM4 demonstrated very good wet grip and good overall...  Read More

Ice Traction Comparisons Between All-Season and Winter Tires

Did you know a set of dedicated winter tires provide better traction on snow-covered roads, hard packed snow and ice compared to all-season tires?     Icy roads are very slick indeed, but there is still some useful traction to be found with the proper tires. Top tires in the Studless Ice & Snow category such as the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 and Michelin X-Ice...  Read More

Do Snow Tires Make a Difference?

Snow tires make a difference! Not only do they make a difference, they make an enormous difference. In fact, in scenarios where inches can mean the difference between just a close call and a life threatening collision, the difference they make cannot be overstated.   When is comes to snow and ice traction, even the most capable all-season tire will pale in...  Read More