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: 9.25
 
 

2002 Toyota Camry LE
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Miles driven on tires: 2,500
Location: Skokie, IL
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 2,500 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2014

Have them for about two months now. I am very pleased with these tires. Driving is fun again, handling and traction is awesome. Looking forward to winter driving.

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 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 Acura RL
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
April 09, 2014

Truly fantastic. Installed Nov 2013 and Toronto Canada had the worst winter in a long time. These A/S 3 performed flawlessly during the winter.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.9
 
 

1999 Honda CR-V
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Spokane, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2014

I'm on my 5th or 6th set of the General Altamax Arctic tires. They are most excellent especially given the attractive price point. They perform and wear very well given the aggressive snow type tire they are. They are relatively quiet as well. I'm all in on this tire. My wife, 2 daughters and I all have them mounted up and love them. I think they compare favorably to tires I have owned costing nearly twice as much!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25
 
 

2013 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Pelham, AL
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

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

I put these tires on after only 12K on the terrible OEM PIRELLI all-weather. Like night and day, not even in the same category. The Bridgestone S-04 are top notch for a Mustang GT. I have the Roush racing suspension, exhaust, and the Ford Racing ProCal tune. These tires keep the rear end firmly planted absolutely no wheel spin or fish tailing when going hard in and out of corners. Driving in rain is no longer a death defying feat as with the OEM. Car is faster has insanely more and better traction when launching from a stand still. Just get a set, best all around high performance for a great price.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KH25

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Solus KH25 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.57
 
 

2014 Dodge Dart
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
October 24, 2014

NO SNOW YET,NO TREAD WEAR YET. CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE "BAD" REVIEWS--NO IT IS NOT THE BEST A/S TIRE BUT I DRIVE TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN ROADS, INTERSTATES, GRAVEL RAODS, ETC. AND NOT GENTLY. I HAVE HAD NO "GREAT PROBLEMS WITH THESE. DART HAS THE "TOURING TYPE SUSP., SWAY BARS, STIFF SHOCKS ETC. NOT A MB RIDE BUT NOT BAD FOR THIS TYPE OF CAR. I HAVE HAD A MUCH WORSE OEM SET OF MITCHLEN TIRES ON A VEHICLE. DONT KNOW ABOUT TREAD WEAR BUT WILL NOT BUY THEM AGAIN AS THERE ARE (ON TIRE RACK, ETC)BETTER ALL AROUND TIRES FOR APPROX THE SAMEMPRICE (NO I DONT HAVE A 200 GAL. TANK)

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Premier A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.86
 
 

2013 Honda Civic Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 140
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 140 Miles on Tires
October 24, 2014

These tires replaced the original equipment manufacturer Firestone Affinity tires on this vehicle. The Firestone's had 2 of the rear tires experiencing some belt separation problems, including excessive premature edge wear issues at 20,581 miles for a tire that has a tread wear warranty of 50,000 miles. The original equipment tires were rotated every 5,000 miles according to the manufacturer's maintenance requirements, and the vehicle had a wheel alignment done 1 year after its purchase in April,2014. After analyzing the tire rack reviews and surveys for the Michelin Premier A/S tires, and my independent auto mechanic's experience with Michelin tires in general not having chronic belt separation problems, this tire was chosen form my 2013 Honda Civic LX sedan. The tires have a smooth, gliding ride. The handling, steering response, and rain traction with them are excellent! I haven't encountered any winter driving conditions with these tires at this time in October, 2014, but a report on their performance in snow and ice will be given sometime in the spring of 2015.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.6
 
 

2011 Nissan Murano AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 0
Location: Washburn, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 0 Miles on Tires
October 26, 2014

I originally purchased the DM-V1 for my 2007 Acura MDX. I recently traded it in for a AWD Murano. These tires were amazing on the Acura. I live in Northern WI and never felt like I could not handle large amounts of snow, sleet, slush, or ice. There was no question when I planned to buy tires for the new Murano that these tires would be my purchase. They are perfect if you live in a place that gets A LOT of snow!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.11
 
 

2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Yardley, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
October 24, 2014

I purchased a set of these tires from Tire Rack about 3 1/2 years ago. Mostly drive in the suburbs of Philadelphia and South Jersey. Just turned 75K on my car (performance tuned Passat) and have 50K on the Contis after driving 25K with the original Goodyear Eagles....could not stand their noise after 25K. Could probably squeeze in another 5K but they have become somewhat noisy and the winter is around the corner. Highly recommend.

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: 9.2
 
 

1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Anacortes, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
October 27, 2014

For an all terrain tire, i would recommend this tire to everybody! Awesome performance in snow, great tread life, Quite on the freeway going 70mph, and it looks like and preforms like an aggressive mud terrain despite being classified as an all terrain. I will be buying Duratracs again for sure if the tread ever wears out!

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2001 BMW 330i
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Coffeyville, KS
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
October 28, 2014

Thanks for the guidance from Chad at car rack I installed a set of these on my 2001 330i BMW and will say they are the best set of tires I have ever put on a car.
I have been driving for a little over 60 years now and have never found a better highway tire on the market then these Pirelli's. Would buy again in a heart beat.
Just sorry Pirelli doesn't make a tire like this for my Chevy S-10.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.38
 
 

2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
October 27, 2014

Love, love, love the handling of this tire. The only downfall is the tire is very noisy, but nothing that turning up the volume of the stereo can't fix. Traction is just awesome in both dry and wet conditions, corners like on rails. Just for reference, my Golf suspension doesn't contain any stock components, so I can't comment on the handling on stock struts, sprints, swaybars and chassis bracing.

This is a performance tire and I am probably not going to get to the 30,000 mile warranty mark, probably closer to 25k, but with my driving style that is ok. Driving the car with these tires puts a smile on your face everytime you see corners.

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.18
 
 

2004 Volvo XC70
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Miles driven on tires: 22,000
Location: Ballwin, MO
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

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

Great tire, good grab sadly don't last with my heavy car they were done in at 24K bought them twice

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Sense

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Sense Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38
 
 

2011 Toyota Camry
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Kings Park, NY
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
October 28, 2014

Great tire. Travel a lot! Would recommend this tire for its responsiveness and value!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38
 
 

2012 Kia Optima
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Miles driven on tires: 29,500
Location: Marietta, GA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 29,500 Miles on Tires
October 28, 2014

By far the best tire I have had. Great traction wet or dry. Cant really speak for snow as I live in Georgia BUT these got me home securely 15 mile away in the infamous snow storm that crippled Atlanta. I am curious to see how much treadwear I have remaining. The sides are approaching the tread marker but the centers look new.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3 (Version 2)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus R-S3 (Version 2) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.75
 
 

2001 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 1,600
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,600 Miles on Tires
October 28, 2014

I have used the RS3 at 8 track events @ 2.5 hours per, for a total of 20 hours of track time. They have held up very well. I appear that I have at least 2 more track days before the tread pattern is gone. Several people have told m that the tires get even better once they are slick. At that point I should have at least another 2 track days on the tires for a total of 14 track days totaling about 30-35 hours of usage time. Tires love the heat. i have found a hot psi of 39-40 allow the tire to work the best. The RS3's offer a great stearing feel and grip. The tire is very controllable during a slide and it doesn't brake loose without a little warning. For the price I would definitely purchase them again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.6
 
 

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
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Miles driven on tires: 6,500
Location: Palmer, AK
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 6,500 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2014

I did not select this tire on purpose, it was a throw in when I bought the truck. It needed new tires, and they would not put on the cooper at3 or bfg a/t that I requested, so we compromised on this.

I have been wary since the start and am likely to replace them this coming summer after a year of use. Being in Alaska, I worry about ice snow traction in particular. While I don't do any real off-roading, I do a fair bit of gravel road and donkey trail driving for fishing and hunting access.

The good:
The siping has made these tires better than I expected on ice in a steady temp. I have been pleasantly surprised in this aspect. The treadwear has been great. They basically still look like new tires after roughly 1/10 of the expected treadlife. Noise is a non-issue. I'm sure these tires are not negatively affecting my already dismal fuel economy. They were fine for highway driving in the summer.

The bad:
While the tires cut through light snow, they fill the lugs quickly and then lose traction regularly. Deep snow only makes this worse. There is a very similar result for summer driving with any kind of wet conditions that are off of the pavement. Lugs fill quickly and thus, you lose traction and spin the tires. Variance in the temp on ice, ice with snow on top, wet ice, wet gravel, etc result in poor traction and slipping unless being VERY gentle with the throttle.

I'm sure they would be fine if I was just commuting in the Spring/Summer/Fall on pavement, but I drive on more varied terrain than this, and the need for traction is important.

I won't buy again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 45,000
Location: Forestville, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 45,000 Miles on Tires
October 28, 2014

with proper rotation I will be able to get every penny of the extra money i spent to have these installed back. fantastic all around traction if your looking to drive both on road and off, but mostly on road, these tires will be just what your looking for. record snowfall last year was not a problem, the tires made it feel like it had not snowed at all even with 6-8 inches onthe road. Slight growl on the roadI have a 06 Aniversary Edition Grand Cherokee, with a 2in body lift.(not required for the tire size i chose)

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: 8.53
 
 

2004 Nissan Titan Crew Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 49,000
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 49,000 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2014

to confirm, these are light truck tires and deserve a review based on the application. I find these tires to be very capable in almost any situation. They are perfect for light trucks such as my half ton pickup. I have never rotated the tires since installation, which was 49,000 miles ago. The tread wear has been perfectly even from front to back. I have a 7 inch lift in the front, & a 5 inch lift in the back. I'm amazed that the tread wear is so even! within the last few thousand miles, I have noticed some slippage upon accelerating from a stop. This of course is attributable 2 the rear end being so lite, as all pickups are. traction is amazing off road. My truck has a fairly steep approach angle stock, but with the 7 inch lift in the front it's even more severe. I can Klein at an angle that is actually a little scary! Not something I typically do, but it's nice to know that it's an option. I consider myself a somewhat aggressive driver, but know the difference between a pickup and a sports car. For the application, these tires are awesome.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Latitude Tour Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.71
 
 

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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Miles driven on tires: 8,000
Location: Hampton, NH
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 8,000 Miles on Tires
October 27, 2014

This is my 2nd set of Latitude Tour tires. The 1st set were OE on new vehicle. Great tire! Put 74,000 miles on 1st set. Very happy with ride, handling, & wet grip. I only use in summer months, so can't rate on winter driving.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.12
 
 

2006 Porsche Cayman S With Standard Brakes
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Hingham, MA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
October 28, 2014

This is my 2nd set of RE-11's on my Cayman S. The first set lasted about 14,000 miles with 13 HPDE track days. Very pleased with how they held up although I could notice a drop off in performance toward the end. This set has already seen 7 days on the track. Good turn-in, excellent braking, and very predictable at the limit. Very good in the dry, OK in the wet. I am usually able to hang with comparable cars on R-compound tires, but can't hold their lines at the same speeds. Reasonably comfortable as a daily driver tire without too much noise.