Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Solus KR21 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18
 
 

2011 Kia Sportage
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: CONWAY, SC
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
December 11, 2014

I'm a 67yo retired COP. Saying this I still drive lika a COP, but I am driving a Kia Sportage. Nice running veh., but not a Corvette. So far I am extremely pleased with these tires. They gave me good handling & traction in snow when living in Maryland. Now in Myrtle Beach, SC I longer think of ice & snow. Wet weather traction is great, as is highway & interstate use at speeds of 70 to 90. So far the tread wear appears great. After 20,000 miles & 2 rotations, they look like new. I believe they will last close to their 70,00 tread wear esstimate.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.57
 
 

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 5 Door
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: ARLINGTON, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
December 07, 2014

My original tires were OEM Dunlop 245/40/R18 summer tires. The OEM 17 inch size is 235/45/R17, but I bought he slightly wider and tallerF245/45/R17 instead. The diameter and revolutions per mile is closer in the size I bought to the the original tires. From a performance point of view, these tires in 17 inch 45 series provide a softer ride than the 18 inch 40 series OEM tires. This results in less hop on sharp, bumpy curves. Also, the wet weather traction on these tires is superior to my original tires -- I have yet to lose traction on hard wet turns that I would be sliding on with my old tires. While the PureContact may be "just" Grand Touring I am getting better all-around performance (and apparently similar dry performance) from them than I did with the OEM extreme performance summer tires. My experience is that the '08 STi performs better on 17 inch wheels than 18 inch, and that with the PureContact tires in this size, the ride is more comfortable and quieter, as well. By sticking with the 245 width, even though I went from summer to all-season tires, I seem to have lost nothing in traction in highway driving, although I have not tracked this car, so have not pushed either the car or the tires to their limits.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta PA31 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.8
 
 

2012 Mazda Mazda3 4-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: ALBANY, NY
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
December 10, 2014

Living in upstate New York I wanted a tire that would be good in the snow. I purchased these tires last Wednesday, they were delivered the next day and I had them mounted on Saturday. Over the last three days I have driven through driving rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow mix, moderately deep snow and slick roads. Under all of these conditions the tires performed great. My car did not slide and I did not lose traction even on hills from a standing start. So far a great tire.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.93
 
 

2012 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: CALGARY, AB
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
December 11, 2014

Great all around performer. Smooth, quiet ride, nice stiff sidewalls makes my truck ride all around much better. Stock Dunlops were a joke in comparison. Great in winter conditions. Snow flake rating and new compound deffinately is no lye. Alberta winter conditions are no problem for this tire so far.
Brand new tire so I can't comment on wear yet. Overall very impressed once again from BFG.
Previously owned BFG tires:
BFG Mud terrain k1 and k2. BFG All Terrain ko1. BFG Winter Slalom. BFG Radial gt.
And yes I have driven others like Kuhmo, Goodyear, Michelin, Dunlop. So I'm not biased only to BFG - they just continue to make quality tires with the latest advancements. (That's why this All terrain K02 was 20+ years in the making-the last generation was so good)
I would reccommend this tire for any weekend warrior type or even light to medium off roader.
Or anyone looking to enhance their OEM tire and handling.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DW Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.75
 
 

2002 Lexus SC430
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
August 11, 2012

Bought in April 2010. Noise picking up around 20k mi as well as tramlining. Now at 25k. Some inner shoulder wear but that is unavoidable in the front of the sc430, even though my alignment is set up for max tread life. Have been rotated regularly. Rolling noise sound was getting bad enough that I began to wonder if the bearings were shot; instead rebalancing 3 of 4 tire a few months ago helped a lot. Shop said it was unusual to have to do any rebalancing, much less three of four tires. I personally would spend a few bucks more to get something a touch softer and quieter. Let's face it, SC430 is not a sports car and probably doesn't perform best with ultra high perf tires. That said I will keep an eye on the reviews for the Conti DWS. Oh, and I would say I have at least 10k more treadwear to go; so in my view 35k mi for perf low profile tires is pretty good and I am more than satisfied with that.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.45
 
 

2009 Honda Accord Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 72,000
Location: MOUNT SHASTA, CA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 72,000 Miles on Tires
December 12, 2014

Tire handled great in summer, spring and fall driving conditions in Northern California. In icey road conditions and light snow the tire was good. Deep snow the tire was ok, but perhaps it was the lightness of the Honda Accord. I definately would have purchased another set but evidently this tire has been recalled for unknown reason and were not available.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone DriveGuard Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91
 
 

2011 BMW 328i Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: CENTERVILLE, OH
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
December 12, 2014

Put these run flats on after I had put about 36000 on my OEM Continental tires that came with the car. Road noise was much better and handling was improved quite a bit. I do like the way my BMW rides on these. I would recommend getting a set!!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeWinterContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6
 
 

2011 Volkswagen gti
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: PORTLAND, OR
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
December 14, 2014

Tire rack timed out my review. Not going to retype the whole thing. These are the best snow tires I've ever had. Best tires I've ever had in snow and rain and I worked at Timberline Lodge for several years in addition to snow sports so I have plenty of experience driving in winter conditions and on many different tires.

Drove 1600 miles and through the rain and wind storm in northern cali on 12-11-14. Look it up. Never hydroplaned once. Rained over 4.29 inches in less than 24 hours. Made it over the Siskiyous when most people wouldn't have driven to the store let alone 600 miles of torrential flooding and mountain passes.

Great in Colorado sub zero temps, ice and snow. 1600 mile trip from Colorado Springs to LA and then to Portland OR. Went through all weather types. Can't say enough good things about these tires. I'm not sure why they received bad reviews. Not sure what that reviewers expected. If you know how to drive these are the tires to get.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental TrueContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.75
 
 

2006 Hyundai Azera Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
December 14, 2014

Put this on Labor Day weekend on my 2006 Azera. I've racked up 12,000 miles on them so far. Love these tires. They are incredible in the rain and going through ponding on roadways. I use this car to commute 110 miles a day to work. They have been great at road holding, corning, comfort and grip. This is a large high output V-6 front driver and though you can still chirp the front tires from a traffic light, they just dig in and get you moving. No snow yet here in Central NJ to advise on that but just put on a set on my Toyota Prius. Only have 2,000 miles on them with only a slight drop of 2 mpg but way better traction and handling than the Yokohamas they replaced.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27
 
 

2008 Toyota Avalon XLS
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Miles driven on tires: 11,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 11,000 Miles on Tires
December 14, 2014

Though I absolutely love these tires on my VW Passat 4Motion wagon, they are completely different story on the Avalon. This is a large front drive high output V-6 sedan with a soft suspension. They handle just like the Michelin MVX4S that came on the car. Couldn't wait to get rid of the Michelins after 40,000 miles. Steering response with the Pure Contact is not crisp, as my Kumho Ecsta LX Platiniums, but traction is always good. Wear has been unnoticeable. The Kumho's made this car a large car with sporty handling. I got 55,000 miles on the Kumhos before they were down to replacement before winter set in last year. The Continentals took the handling back to the soft spongy side due to taller side wall. As for tire pressure, they were kept at 38-40psi per the installer. I should have stayed with the Kumhos.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce LT

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Winterforce LT Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.55
 
 

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: CAZENOVIA, NY
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
December 13, 2014

I live in Syracuse NY (just like Buffalo) Snow town USA. I purchased a set of 4 studded snow tires, after driving around on all season and I have to tell you the change was outstanding, no more white knuckle driving. These tires recently went through a snow storm, we are talking 6 to 8" drifts with a standard 3 to 4" mealy snow, the complete way to work. The tires grabbed and responded excellent in the snow. Great on big hill driving too. I recently was going up a huge hill out of a valley with no cars or trucks in front of me, when 1/4 mile before the crest of the hill, I had to come to a complete stop as a 4 wheel drive truck with worn tires and a car in front of me was sliding side ways trying to make the hill. The true test, at the steepest grade of the hill, from a dead stop in 4" of mealy snow. The truck moved forward, took the hill and got me to work. That evening, I drove up my driveway with Ice and 8" of wet snow. In the recent past I would of not make it up the driveway with 2" on my all seasons. Enough said. I great tire, that is reasonably priced. If your locality can tolerate studs. I would highly advise it. As I was driving over black ice and didn't even know it until a policeman in the road told me the road was closed ahead due to a few tractor trailers and vehicles in the ditch. Firestone did their homework on these tires. One very satisfied customer. Yes they do hum a little, but its a truck tire made for winter snow / and ice. The combination of respecting the weather that you are driving in along with a good snow tire, like this one, should get you to your destination.
I will buy a set again.
 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.29
 
 

2012 Toyota Highlander
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
December 14, 2014

I bought these tires because someone here compared them to Michelins. I'm so glad I did. When I drove on them for the first time I couldn't believe how quiet they are. My radio is still at the same level with no trouble hearing it and my gas mileage is still the same even with the aggressive treads pattern. I wanted to wait to write this review so I could see how they handled in the snow. I'm very satisified. I tell everyone about them. My husband and I couldn't stop commenting on how quiet they are when I first got them. They handle very well on dirt and highway roads. I did notice that they are a little noisier riding on snow but well worth it because of the handling. I will absolutely buy these again. My previous tires were Geolander AT/S which were good but not as quiet as the Goodyear

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta PA31 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.86
 
 

2011 Toyota Avalon
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Miles driven on tires: 4,500
Location: EDGEWATER PARK, NJ
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 4,500 Miles on Tires
October 15, 2014

I had ECSTA 4's on my 09 Avalon they did not slip as much on street paint as the PA31's I just put on my 11 Avalon that why I got rid of my Michelins'with only 15000 miles on them. if I wear these out I will go back to the '4's
otherwise I like these tires

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.93
 
 

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Miles driven on tires: 16,500
Location: BLOOMINGTON, IN
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 16,500 Miles on Tires
December 15, 2014

My first review of a Jeep tire. Wow. Just a great reality tire for off road and on road with no real noise, great wear, and great snow traction. I plan to buy again.

It took about 300 miles to break them in (molding or whatever), but even in the -15F week we had last winter they remained super soft and compliant. Their only possible weakness is I think they are a D sidewall and people might want an E. That being said, I felt that way coming out of some E tires and these give such a plush ride I cannot go back.

Dealer swapped these for my oem muds and he fell in love with the tires - multiple other serious Jeeps in town now use this tire - and he's tried them all.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX A/T 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2
 
 

2007 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 85,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 85,000 Miles on Tires
December 15, 2014

The wear on these tires is incredible! The snow/mud traction not so much. I do 99% of my driving on hard roads, so tread wear is more important than snow/mud worries but, I've got two boys with their own trucks that give me A LOT of grief when they can go places on the farm that I can't do to lack of traction.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2013 Honda Civic Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: HILLSDALE, NY
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
December 17, 2014

over the past 15 yrs have used blizzak's on several honda/subaru/x-3 models...luv the combination of great winter traction without the howl of other makes...live 1/2 mi up a dirt "road" in hill country and commuted 40k mi/yr for yrs...

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-50 RFT

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-50 RFT Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.82
 
 

2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: FAIRLEE, VT
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
December 17, 2014

This is the third set of Blizzak snow tires I have purchased and I love them! Very dependable in bad weather, whether it's rain, snow or ice. Highly recommend them! This year I purchased the run flat version. Love them!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Winter Carving Edge Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: MEQUON, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
January 05, 2015

These snow tires eat up the snow ! I am amazed at how well they perform !

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

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6
 
 

2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed6
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Miles driven on tires: 55,000
Location: YONKERS, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 55,000 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2015





Lasted much longer that I expected, by far! Excellent on snow and in bad weather conditions in general. My car being an all wheel drive may contributed to that.
Very good all around high performance tire. Very satisfied with these tires and Pirelli in general.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.36
 
 

2015 Ford Fiesta ST
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: RIDGE, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2015

This tire provide great dry and wet traction in winter. The dry and wet traction is as good as high performance all season tires. It is quite comfortable and provide good fuel economy. It is a little noisy but not very bad. For slush, ice or light snow covered road it is excellent, provide great grip that you can travel with confidence. When snow is deeper, the traction is still good, but triggers the traction control a lot more.
Overall great winter tire for small performance car!