Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R

Well this is a quick update. I just fitted these tires on a brand new set of 17x9 RPF1 wheels to be used for spirited driving in canyons and on the track. I did a quick Sunday night shakedown of this new package and alignment, and thus far everything is golden. Alignment - Camber - Front -2.8L/-2.7R - Rear -2.4L/-2.2R Toe in +.06 Front / +.01 RearFTG Front -...  Read More

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

The Optima SX is a great car but one of its biggest drawbacks is harsh ride and road noise. Going from the stock Nexen tires to these Comp 2 tires was a surprising improvement on both fronts. Tire noise is close to half of what it was with the stock tires and ride comfort is better. The sidewalls extend just a bit further to protect the wheels from...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Let me start by stating that I have not autocrossed or tracked my car. I use my car purely for spirited canyon driving, but that was not an option to select.My first set was in oem ap2 sizing (215/245) on oem wheels. My previous two sets of tires were re-11a, and every tire before that was the oem re-050. I now have ~110k miles of driving on the car, with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone FR740

This tire was oem 215/45/17 on my new Corolla. I just performed the 5k rotation myself and wish to post my observations. I got this car to supplement a 2004 Corolla with 70 series tires as my comparison. The biggest change I noticed was ride quality . The 45 series is excellent and has no road noise that bothers me. The car is quiet at freeway speeds to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

This tire is a wonderful choice for the Tesla Model S for a high performance summer tire. It appears be built with care as my tire shop only needed to add one or no weights to each tire for balancing. They were amazed at this. Also, the tire has no siping or tread cuts at the outer edge. This means that the tires does not throw as many small pebbles as tires...  Read More

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

I replaced my OEM Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires at 22,000 miles on the Mazda 6 GT with these. I use them for commuting to work and in the winter I plan to run dedicated winter tires. So far this summer these have been a great deal quieter and smoother than the OE tires, and I am very happy with the ride quality. The professional installation at the dealer on a...  Read More

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

I replaced my OEM Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires at 22,000 miles on the Mazda 6 GT with these. I use them for commuting to work and in the winter I plan to run dedicated winter tires. So far this summer these have been a great deal quieter and smoother than the OE tires, and I am very happy with the ride quality. The professional installation at the dealer on a...  Read More

What is Rim Width? How Wide or Narrow Should Your New Wheels Be?

Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the wheel choices available for your vehicle? All the listed options are compatible wheels, but there are some nuanced differences in how offset and width affect wheel fitment. What is rim width and how does it affect what tire size(s) can be used? Wheel width is measured from the inside of one wheel flange to another as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

I purchased these tires to run on the front of an H-Street class Honda Civic Si. They were used in a final local event (wet) and the state championship (NCAC) in November which I won and was the highest PAXed FWD car. After two events this year they are already corded about 60 runs total. Wear is horrible on this camber limited car, which does have Honda...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Fuzion Touring (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Not exactly sure of the mileage I got out of the tires. It's just an estimation, during the winter months I run snow tires on the car. So as to the rating of snow performance. The site doesn't let you skip fields when rating how they perform. Overall I like these tires, they are certainly priced right. The real reason I wanted to write this review is my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

My car came with Continental ContiContactPro SSR Runflats. The ride was so uncomfortable and you could feel every little tiny bump on the road. The worst part is I drove over a pot hole and blew the sidewall out...so much for run-flats because I couldn't go more than 5 miles. Took it to the dealership, luckily I had tire and wheel warranty to cover the...  Read More

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

Great tires, I was concerned that they might be noisy considering the tread pattern, but no problems, the sidewalls are very stiff, and the tread wear has been excellent, first winter in New England was no problem.   Read More

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

Are 2011 Dodge Challanger came with 20 rims and Goodyear original equipment tires. Being low profile the ride was very rough, and my wife looked forward to winter when I changed her rims to an 18 rim and tire with a smoother ride. Since we got the new Pirelli tires. They ride as smooth and comfortable as an 18 tire with more sidewall. Me and my wife love...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 R

Ran about 200 miles at Barber Motorsports park in 30-40 degree temps. Grip was amazing once warmed up but still gripped great right out of the pits. Braking is on par with other tires in the category. Ran pressures around 32/30 psi cold which translated to 36/34 hot. I never could get a good hot reading because it was cooling down a lot by the times I got to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I just replaced the original Continental CV95 with these Platinums and the are possibly the best tires I've ever purchased. Important to my driving habits are Road Feel, Cornering, Braking, Acceleration & Wet Traction. Also Treadwear, Durability against NYC potholes and Value are vital. Said and done, this tire exceeds my expectations!This past Summer I had...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Great tires. Definitely makes the Prius a lot quieter. That alone is a big reason to get these tires because the Prius is not a quiet car. MPGs seem roughly about the same as the tires I had on the car before, Goodyear Eagle Sports. Routine handling is smooth and secure. I like the ride, very Euro and very smooth. There is a bit of tramlining but it's not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Tires have good traction in wet or dry but they are a bit more noisy than the stock pirellis that I replaced. Driving in the rain i have not had any problems with wheel spin at take off or any issues with loss of traction or hydroplaning. Cornering seems pretty stable with no squealing. My fuel mileage didn't really change with these which was a good thing....  Read More

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 - Performance and Versatility, Even in Snow

As you may already know, the Continental ExtremeContact line of Ultra High Performance All-Season tires has been renowned for many years as one of the best options for spirited drivers looking for a versatile drive that provides excellent capabilities in both summer and winter conditions. The Continental ExtremeContact DWS was, for many years, one of...  Read More

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

I replaced Conti Sport 5's that come stock and the difference is huge. The Sport 5's probably have slightly more dry grip, but that comes with the price of lots of noise and rock hard sidewalls. I like stiff sidewalls, but the Sport 5's are stupid stiff. Made the switch to these tires and the braking, handling are 8/10s the Sport 5's but the lack of noise...  Read More

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

This is an update to the original that I gave when purchased. in less than 6 months I have put the 27,000 miles of travel. Drove across country 3 times with exposure to standing water of 2 to 3, no hydroplaning or lane drift...truly amazing . I can't say enough good things about this tire and how it performs with regard to my driving style...I am not your...  Read More