Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64
 
 

2013 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Clarence Center, NY
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
November 18, 2014

Made a Huge Difference on our Sonic. Tires cut through and grip very well in deep un-plowed snow and handle nicely in light snow and ice conditions.

Plan on buying another set for our other vehicle!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Winter Maxx Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.67
 
 

2011 Saab 9-5, Turbo 4
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
November 18, 2014

I had Dunlop Gaspic 3,on my last purchase and found them replaced by the Winter Max. This new tire is a remarkable tire for the winter. I picked these up the first of November 2014 and put them on 16 November. Went to South Bend (4 hour drive) to see family and was so glad I had them on. A foot of snow followed by another inch the next day. As expected, nothing could stop me from getting to where I needed to be. My last pair, lasted over 5 years, putting them the 1st of Dec and off the 1st of April. Rotate every 5000 mi. and check for proper inflation. Sold the old pair with the car, when asked for, by the buyer. You want a great snow tire, look no further. I found the tire to be responsive in handling, with a sure grip in the snow and ice. At highway speeds, I found them to be a very quite tire. If you live in an area where you get a mix of winter weather, buy these you won't be sorry!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Winterforce UV Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2
 
 

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Kemptville, ON
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
November 19, 2014

I operate a farm and these tires are on my Chevy Silverado Z71, the 8th Chevy 1500 I have owned and I always drive on Firestones with my trucks as I can get 80,000 + miles on a set of tires. These tires are the best winter tires I have owned in 40 yrs of driving. We get massive amounts of snow and I am often driving up my 400ft country driveway through 2 ft of snow, before I get out with the tractor to plow it. The grip in winter conditions with these tires is amazing....often plowing through the drifts with the snow rising up to the engine hood. Sure they are noisy...they are winter truck tires folks. They are on my truck so I don't get stuck and they deliver. I left them on this summer as it is an older truck and I also use it on farm in the fields and woods. Again, these tires allow me to do jobs in wet conditions on the farm without any worry about getting stuck. When there is a car stuck in the driveway on in the ditch on my road, I use this truck to pull them out and I can do this without any problem with these tires. I am about to purchase a set for my son's truck as a Christmas gift , as I want him to be able to get to work in the winter without any worry. You want confidence in snowy, cold, icy winter driving?...buy these tires folks, you will be very happy with their performance as a dependable, long lasting tire. The price is a bonus...where can you purchase a set of 4 full-size truck tires (installed) for under $400. ?

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Premier A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.44
 
 

2001 Honda Accord Sedan LX 4cyl
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Hamilton, ON
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
November 19, 2014

The Premier was bought to replace a new set of Bridgestone Ecopia EP422,tires which whereon the car for about 30 days. They were a little noisy, and had a vibration that couldn't be corrected.
The Michelins have only been on for about 2 months, so review is not extensive, but it has proved to be about the nicest tire I have ever driven on. It is smooth sure-footed, and quiet. It was a bit more money, but it was money well spent.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID TOURING-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.09
 
 

2005 Honda Odyssey LX
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Rego Park, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
July 22, 2011

Nice price tire, a little bit better than oem. disappointed in the dry traction was good, maybe the honda odyssey is too spirited. controllable tire in bad weather

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.6
 
 

2009 Ford Escape 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Bridgewater, CT
Driving Condition: Easy Going
 

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
November 18, 2014

Upgraded from stock Michelin Latitude tour on our Ford Escape Hybrid 2009 AWD. We've been getting plenty of snow lately in CT and Latitude would not take me up a hill at times without fishtailing and giving up confidence in the drive. Wrangler SilentArmors seemed like a do it all tire - on/off road and quiet all-season tire. And, best of all, they are branded with the mountain snowflake symbol for sever weather performance.

I must say they have met my expectations. Dry and wet handling during regular season is at least as good as the Michelin's, minus a point or two on the turning and steering. Overall, wet traction and breaking is just solid. When snow comes it's a different ball game compared to Michelins. Heavy snow seems to favor these tires the most. Light, slushy snow presented me a challenge only once, when I was stuck on a steep inclined road behind dozens of crawling cars descending the hill. The crown at the center and the grade of the road would cause a lateral slide to the curb when hitting the breaks too hard. Mind you I was crawling at 5mph and the slush had a layer of ice under it. Also, the Escape Hybrid's breaks, when wet, lock up as if stepped on during the last 2mph or so, which seems to be the design flaw of this car and which makes it harder to gradually come to a stop and keep from sliding. All the other times I was in slush I had excellent traction.

Climbing up a snowy hill, slush or deep? No problem with these tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature CS

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Signature CS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.12
 
 

2007 Nissan Murano AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Milford, NH
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
April 23, 2011

These are my spring into fall tires. Very quiet ride compared to the OEM Goodyears. Haven't seen the snow yet with the Dunlops but they handle well in the wet conditions. Overall very satisfied.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Winter Carving Edge Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.9
 
 

2005 Audi A8L
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
December 29, 2013

Tires were put on my audi a8, they feel absolutely amazing on snow and ice at highway speeds. I drive mountian passes daily and have yet to have a feeling other then absolute control. Great tires the only thing I cannot comment on is tire life as this is there first season.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88
 
 

2012 Infiniti M56
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
November 20, 2014

I replaced the stock Bridgestone Potenza 050 A's with the PSS. Night and day difference, even though they had only 10,000 on the Bridgestones. They ride like a dream. They stick like glue. 420 HP will spin with the traction control off, but much stickier than stock. They are noisy, but much less so with the Potenzas. In the rain they handle just like dry. I'm not having any of the tram lining the smaller cars are complaining about. Maybe it's because the M56 is much heavier. I still have 5-6/32. after 12,000 miles. I expect 18,000-25.000 which isn't bad for a grippy tire like this.
Overall, these are fantastic tires. I tend to try top listed tires, so we'll see when the time comes.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.83
 
 

2011 Mazda CX-9
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Miles driven on tires: 63,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 63,000 Miles on Tires
November 20, 2014

These were the OEM on my car. Great tire, quite, excellent on wet roads, good in snow conditions. I still have life left in these tires with over 63,000 on them. Last rain storm I had no problems with them at all. I will be replacing them soon as winter approaches only because of high miles on them. Planning on staying with Bridgestone but will try the Ecopia.

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

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.13
 
 

2014 Ram 1500 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Loganville, GA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
November 16, 2014

WOW! Best AT tires on the market. They look great and handle better than expected off road. I will say you will loose a little MPG switching over from street tires but that is to be expected. Finding a great aggressive tire in an OEM size was tough but these answered with authority. They tow well and travel above average on the highway, but when the pavement ends, that's when they shine! They truly hug the dirt roads and grip so well you can have confidence driving through snow, mud, sand... whatever life throws at you.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeWinterContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.82
 
 

1995 Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon
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Miles driven on tires: 50
Location: Ranier, MN
Driving Condition: Easy Going
 

Initial Review, 50 Miles on Tires
November 15, 2014

This review is skewed by this being my first set of dedicated winter tires. I expected them to be a modest improvement over the all season tires that I've always used But the difference is huge. In accelerating and braking I've been testing them a little and haven't been able to get them to slip. When the lake freezes I'll try some cornering tests. It's the realization a life long dream to have a dedicated set of snow tires on their own set of rims. If I'd known what a difference they make I'd have done it long ago. I'll come back and edit this at the end of a northern Minnesota winter.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Winterforce Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

1995 Ford Mustang
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Miles driven on tires: 55
Location: Cedar Springs, MI
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 55 Miles on Tires
November 20, 2014

THESE TIRES ARE AMAZING! I have a rear-wheel drive '95 Mustang that was terrifying to drive when it started snowing (I live in Michigan). I could NOT get up my driveway and just driving 25mph was dangerous. My boyfriend STRONGLY recommended Winterforce tires so I went ahead and spent the money for them AND I'D DO IT AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT! (ended up getting a slightly larger tire because they were cheaper -- works out great because now I have extra snow clearance!) I cannot believe how well my car handles in the snow; I barely have to accelerate to get up my driveway and I even got up to 50mph on the highway and I felt completely confident and safe. My boyfriend was trying to teach me to back-steer and he could barely get the back-end loose; those tires can grip!! I'm so pleased and am recommending these tires for ANYONE who has to drive in snow. I'm gonna keep switching them out for my all-seasons (the ones that were so scary to drive in the snow) in the summer because I heard driving on the pavement with no snow will ruin them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber HTS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.69
 
 

2002 Nissan Xterra XE 4x4
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Miles driven on tires: 76,000
Location: Andover, KS
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 76,000 Miles on Tires
November 14, 2014

I selected these on a recommendation. These are the best wet weather tire I have ever owned. Highway driving in heavy rain multiple times and have never experienced hydroplaning. Previous set of BF Goodrich's hydroplaned all the time. Not the best on ice, but not the worst either. I currently have 76,000 miles on this set and will be replacing them with the same tire model.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (V-Speed Rated)

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

2011 Honda Accord Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 5,500
Location: Shelbyville, KY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 5,500 Miles on Tires
November 16, 2014

First off these are no assurance model tires, but pretty ---- close for the accord coupe on 18 size. But compared to the Pilot HX MXM4 by Michillien, the goodyear eagle sports let you realize how amazing your car really is. After putting some miles on my car with these tires I can honestly say the tires provide solid grip on any kind of road conditions that you throw at it. can say anything about snow and ice, but with experience probably be a little above average. Now for the magic number for the tires on the accord coupe v6 I found 34 psi seems to offer a good summer feel and still maintain good fuel economy and handling. I am sold on these tires and believe they are the best decision i made for my car so far.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta PA31 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38
 
 

2004 Mazda MAZDA3 s 5-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Commerce, GA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
November 15, 2014

I had a set of Pirelli tires on my 04 Mazda3 s5door. Once they warmed up, I had traction through almost any corner I found on the roads. But the cons of the tire made me look elsewhere. 1st, they had an enormous amount of road noise. Not quite as bad as being back in my old Jeep, but you still had to raise your voice to carry on a conversation, or turn the radio up to drowned out the road noise. 2nd, the life of the tires was maxed out at 35,000mi. When I say maxed out, the tires were starting to shred, and there was no tread left on them. Now yes, I drive aggressively, but when I bought my car new back in 2003, the OEM tires lasted longer than these did. I chose the Kumho tires for a couple of reasons. They've received great reviews, when installed correctly (they have a directional tread pattern, and some people were saying the tires weren't installed correctly), so it was obvious that if there were this many people that have had good reviews for them, they were worth checking into. I didn't want a low profile tire that I would only use in the spring and summer time, and then swap them out for a winter tire. I live in GA, it doesn't get that bad here (although the native people would say otherwise lol). I opted for an all-season tire that offered great handling, wouldn't murder my ears on the highway, and hopefully wouldn't need replacing after just 35K miles. The day they were installed, I double checked the tread on all four were facing the right direction (if you're looking at your car from the front, the tread pattern should look like this "\/"), and I immediately took the car to the interstate. Holy crap, what a difference!!! The ride was quiet AND smooth! The car felt more willing to do what I wanted it to do more so than when the Pirelli tires were first put on. As far as tread life, I can't really say. The tires have about 1000mi on them, but they're hard miles, and haven't noticed any wear so far. BUY THESE TIRES! Definitely worth the investment!

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

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.6
 
 

2015 Volkswagen GTI
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Ottawa, ON
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
November 19, 2014

These came stock on my 2015 GTI. They perform quite well in dry conditions. Their weak spot is rain and wet roads, they lose grip pretty easily. But for winter conditions (up here in Canada), I've been really impressed with these tires. Consider that I have always used studless winter tires for the past decade, this was the first time in a long time that I've used all seasons in the winter and I've been very impressed by their winter traction and performance on slush, snow, and ice!

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

Friday, November 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.62
 
 

2000 BMW 528i Sport Package
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Rochester, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
October 20, 2014

Just hit the 3000 mile mark on these tires. I rotated tires front to back and tread now measures 10/32" & 9/32". As temperatures are starting to fall here in the mid-west, so is some of the lateral grip, especially on hard sweeping turns. This is somewhat expected from the All-Season compounds. These tires continue to be extremely comfortable and quiet. I'm looking forward to see how these will perform in the snow.

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

Monday, November 17, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.71
 
 

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Ruther Glen, VA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
November 06, 2014

I had these tires mounted and immediately embarked on a 1,000+ mile round trip from VA to MA. Right off the bat, I could tell these tires were quieter than the OEM tires - which is exactly what I was after. This car is a daily driver, not a hobby car, to ultimate performance was not high on my priority list. I just wanted a good, quiet tire which handled well in most conditions. I believe I got it. Very happy.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Monday, November 17, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.14
 
 

2015 Subaru WRX
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Miles driven on tires: 1,200
Location: Merrimack, NH
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,200 Miles on Tires
October 31, 2014

Have enjoyed the tires so far. Increased noise level from my summer tires, but still breaking them in. Only a slight perceived downgrade in handling/steering feedback from my summer tires, but I'm nitpicking. Wet traction and handling are excellent. Exactly as advertised in reviews. No winter weather to review snow capabilities.

I couldn't be happier with my selection. I spent a long time researching all-season and snow tires before landing on the Conti's. Based on my initial impressions, they live up to the hype.