Low Profile Tires

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
If you drive a sporty coupe or sedan, you'll appreciate the performance benefits of a low profile tire. Thanks to a shorter sidewall, these tires handle curves, corners and turns with tight precision and control. But that same sidewall slightly compromises ride comfort because less rubber means less flexibility. When it's all about performance, though, take a look at the following (available in low profile sizes):

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport (Ultra High Performance Summer)
"These tires are quiet whether you are cruising or really pushing it, almost no noise. They stick like glue to the road wet or dry. I mean really stick. I am now able to corner at faster speeds with confidence and I must say that after 17,000 miles they look much better than any I have ever owned after the beating I put on them." Tire Rack Consumer Review, Nissan Sentra, AZ

Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 (Max Performance Summer)
"The Hankooks have really improved the feel of my car—the ride is smooth while still sporty, and it's so much more quiet. They grip dry roads...and the few times I've had it in the rain, whether a downpour or just a sprinkle, the RX-8 stuck to the road and gave me a lot of confidence." Tire Rack Consumer Review, Mazda RX-8, OH

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Comments on Low Profile Tires

Saturday, August 21, 2010 by Jim:
Is there a winter low profile tire for my Ford Focus SVT?
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Mable Verton:
I need a low profile tire for my 2008 subrau Legacy that is a quiet tire but yet good in snow and ice
Friday, August 24, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Mable, if you want a tire that you can use all year round but that has pretty good ice and snow traction, try the ContiExtreme Contact DWS.

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