Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Downingtown, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
October 27, 2014

these tires are magic tryed too get it stuck in an unplowed lot 14" deep no luck walked right out, blizzaks will get you home safe no matter what, i have been using these for years i swear by them, they might wear faster but you cant put a price on you're safety

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.12
 
 

2008 Acura TL
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Stafford, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
October 26, 2014

Good tire. Quite noisy but rides well. Cornering is great, breaking and acceleration grip is solid. Major issue is that you should not expect them to last very long. Only 35k on them and they're done for.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64
 
 

1997 Nissan Maxima SE
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Miles driven on tires: 7,500
Location: Aurora, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 7,500 Miles on Tires
October 24, 2014

This has gotten to be my "go to" tires, I have had them on a few different cars. Wanted them for my daughter's car with 14 inch wheels, but no joy. I have found these tires to be some of the best I have used on a front wheel drive car in bad weather, be it rain or snow. Their traction is great and it takes a lot for them to lose grip, mainly in deep snow and ice, but will say they are quite predictable even then which inspires confidence. I would say I have put at least 50K miles on these tires with various vehicles. They wear well and would highly recommend them to anyone that needs a great all season radial tire. Perhaps not the best tire at the limits in any one category, but an overall quite remarkable tire for all around performance!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle LS-2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.73
 
 

2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 75,000
Location: Edison, NJ
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 75,000 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2014

I have 75000 miles on these tires and they are still going. Will not be risking for this winter. But overall I am very satisfied and trying to find the deal on this again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5
 
 

2008 Ford Mustang GT
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Miles driven on tires: 2,600
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 2,600 Miles on Tires
October 28, 2014

I expected a lot from these tires, and so far they are delivering quite well in nearly all respects. Of the 2600 miles so far, approximately 600 are track miles (spread out over 4 track days). The fact that all four tires are evenly worn across the tread and still have between 8/32 and 9/32 tread depth remaining out of the 10/32 that Michelin claims as new is impressive to say the least (I am running quite a bit of negative camber, though). Wet behavior is exceptional, given that they are 285/35-18's - two or three of my track sessions were run in very heavy rain, so that's more than just a street evaluation. I have found that these tires can and will overheat after a few laps during a dry session, which costs a little in terms of response, traction, and understeer on corner exit. But at least the initial performance drop off doesn't seem to get progressively worse, with lap times that continue to climb. In a street driving setting, you'd never, ever run into this, and it's hard to fault a tire with a mileage guarantee for behaving like that. I may pick up another track day about 3 weeks from now and pick up some basis for judging their cool/cold weather behavior.

These tires are nominally my "track tires" and are mounted on 18x11's, but there is every likelihood that I'll be getting the PSS tires for my "3-season" setup, albeit in a slightly narrower size such as 265/40-18 to better suit the 18x9.5 wheels.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.33
 
 

1999 Toyota Tacoma 4wd Xtra Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 42,000
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 42,000 Miles on Tires
October 25, 2014

After 42K miles on this tire i still have enough tread to make it through another winter (still about 35-40% tread left). This tire has been through almost all conditions, from ice and snow to mud and boulders (for crawling). It's not wonderful in the mud and sand, however it excels on the rocks and dirt roads. I've been able to crawl over boulders without bead-locks with them aired down to 15PSI without breaking the bead, and have rallied at 40-50mph over rough dirt roads with hard cornering and braking with no worries. They also work well as a daily driver, however there is a definite noise issue as well as a bit of steering lag at high speeds. I've noticed that at 30-35 and 60-65 is when they are the loudest. For an all around tire they are wonderful, if you're just looking for an "off-road cool appearance" for your daily driver I think there is a better tire out there. If what you want is a true off-road performer that needs to hit the highway, then these are your tire. I have yet to have a flat, even after running through sharp shale slides, and have even removed a roofing nail from the tire without puncture or loss of air. I will definitely be buying another set of these.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.09
 
 

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Chalfont, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
October 28, 2014

This a great wet weather tire. However, for me, I would not purchase again because of the amount of snow I get. If you want a wonderful 3 season tire, with above average tread life and quality, you will be happy. This tire will reward those that keep the tire pressure in the top 25% of its psi range, and punish those that neglect monitoring the pressure.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeWinterContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4
 
 

2010 Nissan Versa Hatchback
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Vails Gate, NY
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
October 22, 2014

Bought a set of these for the 2011/2012 winter season in NY. I am getting ready to purchase another set for this year's winter ('14/'15). I drive over 600 miles a week between Westchester & Rensselear counties, NY. Mostly along routes 9w/9, Taconic and Palisades parkways, roads with a lot of turns and hills. Tires served me well in snowy, rainy and dry conditions. I think they give great all around performance. I even kept them on this spring/summer, to wear them out completely before getting a set of new all season tires too! But they are still going strong and looks like they will get me through to November when I will finally replace them. As for them scoring worse than Blizzak on the TR tests, they came in only .6 of a foot behind in dry conditions and 13.3 feet ahead in wet conditions. I think I'll stick with Continentals.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber AT 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.44
 
 

1999 Ford Ranger Super Cab 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
October 22, 2014

Haven't been able to take this tire off-road as much as I wanted to but this tire has done me well with the highway driving. I have taking it off-road a few times and traction is great. I live in California so I don't get much rain or mud but when I first got the tire it was pouring rain and the roads felt like they were dry with this tire and the mud didn't hold me back at all. Of course that was a brand new tire. But now I am a little over 10,000 miles into them and they look like they still have 75% tread left so they are well worth their money.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.36
 
 

2006 Subaru Outback Sedan 3.0 R
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Miles driven on tires: 56,000
Location: Sun Prairie, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 56,000 Miles on Tires
October 22, 2014

I don't normally write reviews but had to give a shout out for a great product. 50k plus miles on these tires and would go much further in a non snowy environment. car is not aligned properly and I am not the best about keeping correct air pressure. I beat these tires up and they were nothing but great. highly recommend. wont go 70k if you drive in snow but probably would in an easy climate. first 40k miles in snow I was driving circles around people in blizzard conditions.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.82
 
 

2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
October 22, 2014

Good all around SUV tire, no complaints. Not a very sporty tire, but my other car is, and these are a good compromise for this vehicle. The vehicle this replaced had Bridgestone Dueler Alenzas, which I also liked, and which I first considered for this vehicle when replacing tires. The Ecopia offers the same performance as far as I can tell with a nice fuel savings. Better then the Goodyear Fuelmax tires that were on this vehicle when I purchased it. Hopefully I will still be pleased with the wet traction and ice / snow behavior again this winter.

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Portland, OR
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
October 22, 2014

This is an update review. We just took a 1,000 road trip through all kinds of weather including a blinding rain storm. The tires gripped the road perfectly. During rain storms in the mountains I tried to get the tires to break loose, but they stayed the course. We have the 3.5 V6 and it has plenty of power for this car. We did a couple of 100mph passes on country roads and the tires handled incredible. There is very little road noise dry or wet, they are the most quiet and smooth running tires I have ever had in my 50 years of driving. These are one size larger than stock, but fit perfectly. They are a 100% improvement over the Nexen N5000 tires that were on the Sebring when we purchased it. Anybody looking for a great tire should certainly look into these wonderful tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.21
 
 

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 75,000
Location: Duluth, MN
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 75,000 Miles on Tires
October 22, 2014

75,000 miles on the first set of Dura Trac's. Great tread life for an aggressive tread tire. Great in all kinds of weather and driving conditions. Minimal noise for this type of tire. Great buy !!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.27
 
 

2001 BMW 330i Sport Package
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Statesboro, GA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
October 21, 2014

Great tires I will be buying these tires again in a few years

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91
 
 

2007 Ford Fusion SEL
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Miles driven on tires: 43,244
Location: Woodcliff Lakes, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 43,244 Miles on Tires
October 22, 2014

Works very well on Ford Fusion AWD. Much quieter than OEM Michelins with better wear characteristics. Good tire for Fusion.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2014

First let me say that I worked these tires to there limits. These are Summer only tires. Below 40deg you lose traction, but they are not for that. If you want a tire with great grip and handeling this is a great choice. I ran these for two seasons of Autocross. There is virtually no roll in the sidewall. This allowes for great tracrltion. When I say I pushed them I really did. I was first in the Street Touring Xtreem class in my region of SCCA. I did noitce a loss of traction as I got to about 20% tread remaining, but I doubt others would notice. I not only used them on the track but kept them on for daily use. They are fantastic on dry or wet roads. I would recommend these tires without hesitation.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.14
 
 

2014 Mazda Mazda6
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: APO, AE
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2014

Got these because the price was right and I need an all season performance tire due to the driving conditions in Germany. Right off the bat I noticed a big difference from the Dunlops that came with my Mazda. The Advan Sport A/S are whisper quiet and held the road well in some recent heavy rain. I have not been able to get these out on the Autobahn yet to see what they are like under serious speed but they have excellent dry grip around town. I will update when I have more miles and some winter driving on them. So far a fantastic value for the price.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A Tour

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A Tour Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.38
 
 

2007 Chrysler Pacifica
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Miles driven on tires: 70,000
Location: Leeds, AL
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 70,000 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2014

The mileage warranty for these H rated tires is 50,000. I got 70,000 plus. A very good tire for a very good price.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.09
 
 

2011 Toyota Prius
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Miles driven on tires: 46,000
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 46,000 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2014

This is an update on my review from April 2014 with 35k miles on the tires. Since then:
- We drove 6000 miles all over the western USA, including a trip from Colorado to Seattle while pulling a trailer (yes, on a Prius - worked fine!)
- Probably partially due to the above, plus the fact that we drive on dirt/gravel much of the time, the tires did get down to 2/32... time to replace at 46k miles.

All in all, I am happy with the results... happy enough that I just bought four more of the exact same tire.

With these tires, my Prius is the best-handling two-wheel-drive car I've ever owned, particularly in difficult driving conditions. We always feel quite safe, performance is great, and we have fun driving. (How else to explain 76k miles in less than three years :) )

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Direzza DZ102 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.17
 
 

2013 Scion FR-S
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Syracuse, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
October 24, 2014

I went with these tires for my FRS in an attempt to maintain the fun factor. I had gone with the Dunlop Z2's or Hankook RS3's on my more powerful 240sx and loved them. However with only 200hp on tap I wanted a less grippy tire to make sure I could still slide around if I wanted. I put these tires through 3 autocross events and a track day at Watkins Glen and could not be more pleased. At Watkins the tires were a perfect match for the car. The only time I wanted more grip is at an auto-x event that had a long corner at low speed and I could not do it full throttle without over-steering. I usually purchase a new set of tires each season. However the Z102s still have so much tread I am considering running them next season too. They are a great tire for the money and I would buy them again in a heart beat.