Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Riken Raptor ZR

I haven't driven much on this tire (1 month) to be hit up for a review but so far--no disappointments. Raptors are reasonably quiet and have done well in all conditions--no drama even on cold bare roads after a minor wet snowfall. Seeing as how these are made by Michelin, I was not surprised at how well these performed--especially for a tire costing less...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

With only a few thousand highway and city miles on these tires, i don't have a huge long term opinion on these tires. From what I've experienced so far, I'm not all that wowed. The tires don't have many drawbacks, if any, but surely don't exude any flavorful characteristics either.With regards to comfort, these tires are fairly quiet in almost...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Downsized from stock Conti 5P in 235/35/19 to these 4S in 245/40/18. Wanted to add some sidewall for additional rim protection. Wasn't prepared for how quiet and smooth the ride became. Took the new shoes to Deals Gap and Tail of the Dragon where they performed way too well in 40 degree wet weather for a summer tire. Once the weather got to more appropriate...  Read More

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

Having had G-Force T/A KDW P255 as my summer tire for 9 years, I was used to the tire rumble, hydroplaning in heavy rain over 50MPH, absolute terror driving in snow or ice, and the very sporty look of the flame tread. The only thing I miss is the very sporty look of the tread. The pronounced all season tread on the sidewalls wasn't expected, and takes some...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Riken Raptor ZR

I just purchased these for the summer for my e39 540i. They are staggered fitment. These cars are notorious for eating rear tires so I'll be anxious to see how that goes.These tires are absolutely silent compared to the Pirelli P6's that were on it before, dry grip is great, and there's surprisingly very little sidewall flex and tread squirm for being brand...  Read More

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