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

The only tire I will buy for my 2011 F150 Raptor. Looked at other tires but decided to stay with original equipment. These are incredible shoes! I now have nearly 50000 on my second set and still have 5-7k left, not down to the wear bars. In terms of traction...these tires have taken everything I've thrown at them and continue to shine. Sand dune? Yup, just...  Read More

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

My biggest problem with these tires is that over bumpy terrain they are really really bad. When I say bumpy terrain I don't mean rocks and boulders I mean ordinary roads that are not very smooth. On certain highways the car really shudders over the older sections. I think most of the issue is caused by the technology used to make these tires run when flat....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

Nice price, and smooth ride but mushy in the corners. It is a more comfortable ride than my Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus, but much softer sidewalls, and cornering is definitely affected. But with potholes in Kentucky chewing up and spitting out my Michelins, (now out of production), I needed a more economical choice. We'll see how it handles snow this...  Read More

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

I bought these tires for my '13 Wrangler, that I regularly abuse on the trails, in addition to daily driving. On dry streets, they're comfortable and quiet. On the rocks, they have plenty of grip to get me where I need to go. In the mud, they respond better than one could expect from all-terrains. No, they're not mud tires, but they do still have some...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Purchased LTX M/S in 2011 with 75k miles on my 4Runner. I now have 156k miles and the tires still have about 5k miles of threadwear left. I think the key with the longevity of the thread is to always rotate your tires for even wear and rebalance every 30k. I've had three alignments since purchasing the tires and I have to say that I'm very impressed with the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

My overall review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP 2 A/S is that they are ideally suited for the VW GTI.These tires replaced the original Pirelli's at 46000 miles. I normally use dedicated snow tires for nearly half of the year but have driven on the BFG tires since December. My impression are in comparison to the Pirellis on the stock GTI suspension...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

While I have just recently had the tires installed I have found them to be very good and better than the Continentals that came with the car. So far all aspects of the tire have been better that the original tires and I would not hesitate to purchase them again. I did have a minor vibration issue and found that the shop that installed the tires did not...  Read More

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

There is a lot to like about this tire, but unfortunately, that is outweighed by the tires' failures. The Pirellis are VERY LOUD (road noise is about double over the OEM Continentals that came with the car) and they offer a harsh ride. I'm guessing the sidewalls are thicker than the OEM Continental 4X4s. In some aspects, the car responds better during sudden...  Read More

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

There is a lot to like about this tire, but unfortunately, that is outweighed by the tires' failures. The Pirellis are VERY LOUD (road noise is about double over the OEM Continentals that came with the car) and they offer a harsh ride. I'm guessing the sidewalls are thicker than the OEM Continental 4X4s. In some aspects, the car responds better during sudden...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Cinturato

I purchased these tires with steel rims for my recently purchased Fiesta ST. Due to purchasing the car in late November, I knew I had limited time with the Summer only tires from the factory. I saw these and thought I would give them a try. My impressions as of late are that these are great winter tires, even for the winter driving enthusiast. On the dry...  Read More

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

Rubber compound quality is excellent, provides better acceleration and braking distance reduction than its previous generation.... However, these tires have lower side sliding resistance than its previous generation. Tires received harsh wear and were constantly rotated and balanced for testing purposes. Things that stood out: excellent high temperature grip...  Read More

Is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 the Best All-Season or All-Terrain Tire for Snow Traction?

If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be...  Read More

Need More Grip? Check Out the Latest Extreme Performance Summer Challengers to the Bridgestone Potenze RE-71R

Becoming number one is difficult, but staying on top is even harder. Currently, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R has managed to hang on to its Extreme Performance Summer crown, however the competition is getting fierce. BFGoodrich has the new g-Force Rival S 1.5. Falken has come out with the RT615K+. And Hankook has rolled out the Ventus R-S4. BFGoodrich g-...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiSportContact 5P

Tires are garbage, don't waste your money. The centers wear out long before the outer edges. Yes the tires were always inflated properly. 4/32s left after 7k miles. Planned on remounting these on a different set of rims for a little DE track duty but that didn't work out either as one of the tires' sidewalls split while the tire was being dismounted. As I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

How could I possibly lose with a speed-rated all-season tire? Not. Looking for a less expensive replacement for BFG touring tires, I found these at Tire Rack. Reviews were good and price was perfect. I went for it. Tires look great with a nice sidewall profile and design. Asymmetrical tread design looks advanced but does it work? You betcha it does.They tend...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This is the tire Ford should put on the Explorer Sport. I don't think the DWS would have been as good on my BMW 535 as I tried the DW and it was too soft a sidewall and too slow a steering response. The DWS, in my opinion, is a perfect match for the amount of horsepower the 3.5 EB puts out. I have had several different brands on this Explorer but this one is...  Read More

Introducing the General Grabber X3

For those that don't know, I have been running the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires for the last two years. I have only about 35,000 miles on them, and they have approximately 50% tread depth remaining, but they were 315/70R17 (about 35" by 12.5") and I wanted to put larger tires on my Jeep. The General Grabber X3 (with red letters) was my choice in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I've had these tires for about a month. I live in the Pacific Northwest and in the last month, we have had below freezing weather (icy roads), heavy rain, 8 of snow (rare for us), and slush. These Defenders did great in all these conditions - even on hills in the snow. AWD helps but I doubt the stock OEM Goodyear Forteras would have performed the same. I had...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I traded my Conti Extreme Contact AWS tires at 30,000 miles for these. The biggest difference is that the Contis were terrible in any snow or ice, while these BFGs are excellent. Huge difference. And so far, all other categories are the same or better. The sidewalls are stronger than the Contis, but even with 36 psi in them, the ride is very close. (I had...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

With this being a higher mileage summer vehicle I had always purchased the cheapest tires I could get. After the last set wore out I decided to try a good tire and went with the Premier A/S. While I was concerned initially about the lower tread of 8.5/32 I only put 5000 or so miles/year on the car so they will last a while. There was a night and day...  Read More