Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.14
 
 

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
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Miles driven on tires: 24,000
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 24,000 Miles on Tires
December 26, 2014

Exceptional all around tire, much better than my previous OEM good year's.
excellent feedback on the wet.
I recommend this tire for mild off roaders.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 2.86
 
 

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 26,000
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 26,000 Miles on Tires
December 25, 2014

With only a minimal amount of miles, these are the worst I've ever owned! I let Tire Rack talk me out of the Michelin ltx2's because they were out of stock. Worst decision I've ever made! These are so noisy that the sound of the diesel is even drowned out! And at 26000, they are over 90 % worn out. Awful for a 50k tire and "conveniently" the LT tire is excluded from warranties...... Buyer beware!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber HTS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.83
 
 

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
December 24, 2014

The Grabber had such a good track test by Tire Rack that I wanted to try them. The stock tires were lower profile which requires a higher tire pressure than the Grabber which makes the ride harder and louder. The Grabber provides much better traction than the stock Pirelli tires in the rain, snow, mud and sand. We have an average annual rainfall of 60", and three to four weeks of light snow and ice. The Grabbers outperformed my expectations. Some tire dealers may be reluctant to install the Grabber because they have a different aspect ratio. They not only fit fine, but they also enhance the looks over the low-profile look. They add less than 1/2" to the vehicle height. Mercedes should consider these tires for stock tires since that they provide a safer ride in bad weather.

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64
 
 

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX 4-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 22,000
Location: Herriman, UT
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 22,000 Miles on Tires
December 28, 2014

I bought these in the summer and use them for all weather. Great for dry weather the response time is incredible. Rain is just like the dry weather with a slight chance to hydro plane, but the tires catch real fast if it does. Snow on the other hand surprised me I thought I was going to get a lot less traction due to it not being a snow tire, but I grab fairly well on ice and snow. The tires really don't do to bad until the thick stuff comes out, and I feel that's where a lot of wear on tread comes from for this tire. Other that this tire helps with stopping power due to the high grip and no slip. I like this tire a lot and would buy another set if possible. I would give this a 9.5/10 tire.

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.75
 
 

2013 Dodge Challenger
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Anderson, SC
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 02, 2015

I've been using the "stock" Goodyear F1 Supercar that came with the car. This is my 4th set of tires in 2 years. While I love the handling of the F1s, getting only 7-10K miles wasn't cutting it. The F1s are amazing super stick tires even when the start getting low, super low tread and their handling is awesome. A couple years ago I switched to Perelli Night Dragons on my FatBoy so when I saw these were warrantied to 70K even though I'd be going from ZR to W, for the price and Perelli's reputation and the great response I've gotten with my bike tires, I thought why not. My drive is smoother; most every bump stuck out with the F1s. The response on curves is slightly less when wet but dry conditions are comparable at speeds up to 20 mph over speed limits. I drive heavy curved road areas and have been really pleased. After 1K miles, the tread looks brand new still. Obviously, I could never claim that with the F1s. I'm positive I wouldn't run this tread down as low as I did the F1s but 10K versus a 70K is a no brainer. I drive very energetically and probably wouldn't run these on the drag track, not because they wouldn't hold up, but because they don't have the solid grip of the F1s. For the road though, so pleased and would recommend them over and over.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.36
 
 

2014 Subaru XV CrossTrek
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Hawley, PA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
December 27, 2014

I have a few thousand miles, and been in heavy downpours, icy roads, light and heavy snow, and some warm days too. These tires surpassed my expectations in the snow. I drove when in a few inches, and also in 8-12 inches of snow. The grip excellent in snow, and even on my driveway after a snow melt and then a quick refreeze created a long thick ice covered driveway. I think these grip better in rain than the stock Yokohama Geolander G95A, and are also a lot quieter too.
I pushed these hard a couple times in the mountains on dry roads, and the grip is good. However, I will likely make all attempts not to put them, as I think they are going to wear quickly. I wish I measured the thread depth when I first got them, and compared them to what they are now after 3K miles. I think they wore a little bit in just 3K miles.
Its a warm week, and another few days of warmer weather before some snow comes again. The warmer weather causes winter tires to wear quicker.
Overall, I really like these tires. They are extremely grippy in the snow, do well in the rain,a are very comfortable tires on dry roads. I downsized and got these in 16" size (215-65-16) along with basic steel wheels from this site. This size on the Crosstrek increases the ride height because of the taller tires, and also makes for a more comfortable drive. Only downside is that hurt my fuel economy, but I did gain about a inch more ride height and a much more comfortable ride.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.78
 
 

2014 Mazda Mazda3 5-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 250
Location: Boise, ID
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 250 Miles on Tires
December 27, 2014

These are excellent tires for mixed winter conditions. The road to our local ski area climbs 3000+ feet in 16 miles of 2 lane curvy road from sagebrush desert to the pine forest. In the last two days, the road conditions include dry, wet, ice, wet snow, compacted snow, hard packed snow, and new snow on top of all of the above... Two cars rolled into the ditch yesterday, and I never slipped an inch! The Yokohamas handled everything with ease. The car felt like I was on dry roads the whole time. Even pushing the limits and forcing the car to drift, everything was steady, stable and completely under control. OK, I was having fun and driving a new Mazda3 has a lot to do with that, but the car was nearly undriveable with the OEM tires in our last snowstorm.
I bought these because Tirerack and other reviews online said the iG52c tested very well compared to the top rated snow tires - and they are significantly less expensive. I have done my share of winter driving - 23 years of skiing at Bogus Basin in Boise, Idaho. These are really excellent snow/ice/winter tires! They work well on dry or wet roads and they are pretty quiet. The only negative was getting yanked around a little on wet grooved concrete on the interstate. I have not driven them in deep snow, but the Mazda is pretty low to the ground so I don't need deep snow performance anyway.

If you're trying to decide if you should buy the top rated tires or save a little - I highly recommend the Yokohamas. My set of iG52cs mounted and balanced on alloy wheels arrived 3 days ahead of the estimated date. Thanks, Tirerack, for the excellent product and service! See you on the ski hill...

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Solus KR21 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.09
 
 

1996 Buick Roadmaster Wagon
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Miles driven on tires: 24,000
Location: Concord, GA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 24,000 Miles on Tires
December 29, 2014

Well, I'd have to say these tires mix in with that the reviews say to a point.
They have provided me excellent wet and snow/ice traction. I was able to drive up a snow/ice covered switchback road with little issue. The jeep behind me had to stop and put it in 4wd. Now, being a big wagon and lots over over hang on the rear axle helps.
I have not hydroplaned or come close to being worried about it.
Steering response is mute, but at nearly 5k pounds, big sidewalls, and soft suspension will do that.
Ride has been good, but I've developed a vibration. Tire dealer replaced for pro-rated price as I believe I had one out of round.
I am concerned with tire wear. These are not 85k tires. At 24k miles, I'm at 6/32 tread. New tread is 11/32. So I have about 20k left till I'm in the wear bar. On the plus side, the tire vendor will replace these early wear tired at a decent pro-rated price. But, don't be fooled with the mileage claim. I have the tire balanced and rotated with each oil change. I also have the alignment checked and adjusted if needed at the same time.
These are 50k tires at best. I kept a tire they swapped for my spare, so I have proof of the quick tire wear if anyone is that curious.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.7
 
 

2006 Acura TSX
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
December 26, 2014

Got these due to moving to Denver from Washington DC...all seasons were getting worn, so saving them for spring/summer driving and got these for fall/winter. So glad we did. We live halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs along I-25 and my wife drives to Colorado Springs for work a lot. She has done it a couple of times in snowstorms and on a couple of areas she was the only car making it through. She said this car (FWD) actually drives better in snow with these tires than our AWD SUV with all season tires. Rock solid on ice, snow - but a little noisy and ride quality isn't great when dry...but that is not why you buy these. If you want to turn your car into a snowmobile in the winter, get these. I did not get a separate set of rims, have a mobile tire service come out and swap out at my house for $70.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/T D684 II

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/T D684 II Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75
 
 

2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Dallas, TX
Driving Condition: Easy Going
 

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
November 05, 2010

These are replacement OE tires and after 30,000 miles I am having a completely different experience than I did with the original tires. So far no unusual wear and very good treadwear overall. Initially, I resisted the dealers plan to replace with the same Bridgestone tire, but I was wrong and these tires have been great.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar G91F

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar G91F Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.55
 
 

2014 Subaru Forester
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Miles driven on tires: 14,550
Location: Antioch, IL
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 14,550 Miles on Tires
August 13, 2014

Super bad on ice and snow

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated
 
 

2012 Mini Hardtop
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Miles driven on tires: 300
Location: Chicago, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 300 Miles on Tires
December 16, 2013

Have already driven through 3 snowfalls of >2". I have had cars with true snow tires and cars with all seasons and in 2-3" of snow I'd rate these on par with an average set of performance snow tires. I have no concerns at all driving on them in snowy conditions.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Winterforce Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.91
 
 

2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 24,742
Location: Florida, NY
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 24,742 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2015

Just starting my sixth winter on these tires, mounted on steel rims. They have been great every winter. Light snow I don't even think twice about, they handle it like a champ! I've been in snow upwards of 12 inches and I was very impressed; if my front end was heavier I think they would have done better. They dug right down to pavement. This is my commuter so it's just your basic driving. Never tested hard cornering or excessive speeding.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Optimo H727 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.36
 
 

2007 Toyota Yaris Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: O Fallon, IL
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2015

Very good tire and does everything a tire is supposed to do. Tread wear is very minimal, even with about 15,000 miles, should make it past 60,000 miles or more easily. Would definitely recommend these to anybody. They aren't quite as sporty as some other tires, but they give me confidence, long life, I don't race my car around a track, and I also didn't see any drop in gas mileage after switching to these. Overall, I'm very satisfied with Hankook and will use them again in a heartbeat. You really won't regret it.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.09
 
 

1995 Honda Civic EX Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Palatine Bridge, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
December 31, 2014

Very good tires! I bought a set of these for my daughter's car. It was her first winter driving a daily commute to college. After having driven her car in a heavy central New York snow storm, I hardly worried about her driving in bad weather. They feel solid on ice (studded), and most definitely in snow. If you drive based on the conditions, these tires will get you through pretty much anything. I'm sure you could spend more, but I don't think you'll get anything better. Yes, they are that good. I needed to replace one. My local shop wanted $119.98. Paid $72 (studded). Certainly worth every cent.

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.11
 
 

2009 Lexus IS350
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Miles driven on tires: 51,000
Location: Memphis, TN
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 51,000 Miles on Tires
January 06, 2015

I drive mostly interstate to work. I have 51,000 miles on my P-zeros and they still have a ton of tread left on them(7/32" or more). I can't believe it. They became noisy around 30,000. The front inside toe has worn unevenly creating this loud noise. I will be replacing them with the same tires. They lasted 20K beyond my expectations.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental TrueContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.73
 
 

2011 Honda Odyssey
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
December 31, 2014

Tire does everything claimed and then some ! Traction, quietness, comfort, directional response and enhancement, smoothness, and you name it! I really wonder about the driver and/or the car on those who have a complaint against this tire! This is THE tire for an Odyssey above and beyond Michelin, Fierstone, Goodyear, and Bridgestone! This is the most remarkable tire I have owned! We'll have to see about tread wear as this is a new tire but even if I get low mileage in the future I will still purchase this tire again due to it's exceptional performance. Wet traction is remarkable. Directional response is something better than anything I have ever experienced in a tire! All this and a far less expensive tire than competors!, Can't lose with this one. If you own an Odyssey, look no further!

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.9
 
 

2014 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Sidney, ME
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
December 30, 2014

I was dreading putting snow tires on my car, knowing that it meant swapping my low profile 18s for 16s, but these tires are fantastic. Not only do they handle the Maine winter weather with ease (and this winter thus far has been rough), but they are pleasant to drive on dry pavement. The steering responsiveness is better than any other 16" snow tire that I've ever used, and the noise level and ride comfort surprised me from the start. They are very quiet on the highway (almost shockingly quiet), and corner very well for the amount of sidewall that they have.

I would buy these tires again in a heartbeat.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy MXM4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Newburgh, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 16, 2015

I read and reviewed many tires when it came time to kick the OEM Continental units to the curb on this 2010 VW Jetta Wolfsburg with 6-speed. When reading the reviews, it was apparent who the better companies were. Michelin, consistently lead all reviews for this particular size and application. For me, getting the very best tire for my family was my task as the Continental OEM units were amazing in the sun, but anything else and they were trash. In reading the reviews, I focused on a combined performance rating and for a tire that is made in the USA.

After having these tires on the Jetta for 5000+ miles, I have nothing but great things to say about them. They don't slip in the rain, snow and keep their grip in high wind situations (an area that most folks seem to forget). In the warm months, the tread doesn't evaporate and keeps the car true to the road.

I can honestly say, this is the best road tire I have ever driven and plan to put the same model on my other two cars.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.56
 
 

2014 Honda Accord Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Keene, NH
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
January 18, 2015

Have these tires on my weekend car. So far I'm impressed with their driving abilities on a FWD car with trac control. Total confidence in any weather condition with these, also they are 16 inch so the car is faster than with the stock 18's and handles much better. I now laugh at people with their all season tires skidding and sliding up hill and down. I've had 6 different sets of snow tires on my cars over the years and can say that these are 1 of the best!