Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I recently replaced the stock Good Year Eagle Supercar performance tires. When I changed to the Continentals, I found out that my wheels were stacked backwards! Some idiot had probably rotated the tires without paying attention to the staggered sizes. My front tires were 255/45/20 and rears were 245/45/20! Those tires lasted about 24,000 miles with fairly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Cargo G26

The first set of tires were factory installed on this Sprinter 15 wheels and lasted a little over 100K with no additional balancing or rotation. I finally fixed the front right camber problem and now my mileage and steering is very nice. I expect these new tires to go over 110K; maybe 115K. Keep track of tire pressure for the season, front bearings in good...  Read More

Putting Larger Wheels on Your Vehicle

Plus Sizing, the process of changing wheels and increasing the diameter, is a great way to enhance the look and performance of your vehicle. What is plus sizing and how does it work? This involves changing the tire and/or wheel size from the original size in a controlled manner so as to maintain certain critical dimensions. When creating a Plus Size fitment,...  Read More

Goodyear and Power King Replacement Trailer Tires

Tire Rack offers two lines of trailer tires, the Power King Towmax STR II and Goodyear's Marathon Radial. Both tires are similar in their exterior features. A rounded shoulder with an internal polyester cord body provides a smooth and stable ride. Circumferential grooves provide ample water evacuation. Constant and consistent contact with the road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

In the past I always would purchase the Bridgestone Revo's on one ton trucks vans ETC. This tire has far exceeded my expectations. It is very quiet for a truck of this size, the ride is so much better. Most of the time I have a trailer being pulled behind with another car on it.Very confident handling, I have not tried them in snow yet, but looking at the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I'm not often compelled to write positive reviews, I tend towards writing negative reviews to assist others from making the same mistakes I have. In this case, this tire is not a mistake. I am coming from OEM Goodyear LS2 ROF (Run on Flat) tires in 245/45 19 size to the AS/3 + in the same size and the difference is nothing short of transformative.Most...  Read More

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

Michelin is Excellence!!! There is no better on road tire unless you live in Snow Country the majority of the year!!!Original Equipment was Continentals. They are a B + Tire with 16 +/- MPH on my truck. Then I went for a Larger Tire Size, Toya Open Country (35 Inch Tire) 14 +/- MPH. This Tire is a good off road tire. Highway performance, rain and snow were C...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Best tires I've ever experienced. Excellent in rain/wet weather- never broke traction, even with my aggressive driving. Dry handling is impressive for an all-season tire and gave the car a whole new, sportier feel. Highway ride is super smooth, especially for UHP tire, and noise levels are suppressed. Better in every way than the stock Goodyear Eagle RS-A...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

I installed these on my Jeep Wrangler Sport (model yr 2004) after the Mickey Thompson Bajas wore out in under 10k!. The Scorpions lasted me approximately 25,000 miles until I replaced them for a new set. I used to deflate down to 10-13 psi and do hardcore dune bashing in the desert, and re-inflated back up to 35 psi once all the fun was done with. They...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I have had the same tire on my Corvette previously. It's the only one available in this size, so I really had no choice in what I had to buy. The tires are satisfactory, confident handling, great traction. A little squirmy because they are new, but hoping they will firm up as they were. The last set of these lasted me ten years, they still had plenty of...  Read More

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

Very Impressed with this tire.Looks like a mudder from the side with the tread blocks wrapping around the side of the shoulder, creates a very aggressive and unusual look for a passenger street tire. Despite the size and look of the tread blocks, the tire is extremely quiet on the road. Quieter than the Michelins they replaced and the Pirelli Cinturados I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

On my 2016 Honda CRV, I replaced my OEM Continental tires with these Bridgestone Dueler 422 Ecopia in the same 225/65/17 size. The Ecopia tires are much more compliant (aka softer feeling over bumps) at my preferred 38psi. I can also feel less rolling resistance with these tires. They also have more grip, less sidewall flex and are much quieter than the...  Read More

Fine Tune Your Jeep Cherokee Wheel Choice Based on Vehicle Color, Wheel Style and Overall Look

When Jeep reintroduced the Cherokee in 2014, they didn't go retro. They went bold. The current Cherokee has a pointed hood with sharp, angular body lines that make it nothing like the older XJ model. Polarizing as its design might be, the new Cherokee has been a smash hit. The good folks in Toledo made over 200,000 of them in 2015 alone. Although the design...  Read More

Pad Swap: Hawk HPS vs. Hawk LTS

In an earlier post, I discussed how I installed a set of DBA 4x4 Survival Series T3 Rotors and some Hawk LTS rear pads and HPSfront pads (the LTS front pads weren't in stock at the time). I was happy with the increase in brake torque over the stock brakes, but I still felt as though I could get a little more stopping power if I installed LTS pads on the...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is a compact crossover with a design intended to draw people's emotions to the Kia brand. It has earned a number of awards encompassing design, safety and value. Many Soul drivers request a tire that features good snow traction; and since snow is the most difficult surface to deal with, it only makes sense to prioritize that area.   There are a...  Read More

Best All-Season Audi S4 Tires

The Audi S4 is the high-performance model of the A4 sedan. First seen in 1991 (originally based on the 100), the S4 has matured over the years into a world-class luxury, performance car. The most current model made its debut in 2009 with a face lift as recently as 2012. The Premium Plus trim level sports a tire size of 245/40R18, however you should always...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

We didn't realize the car had 18 wheels at purchase. Not a problem, except we usually run Michelin's, which are pretty expensive in this size. So we checked Tire Rack ratings and found these tires...and we have been pleasantly surprised. The tires 'sing' at highway speed which is a little noticeable, but really not an issue at all. They are a lot quieter...  Read More

Best Replacement Performance Tires for Your Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang has been an American icon since its introduction over 50 years ago. With the 2011 model year, Ford brought back the legendary 5.0 moniker that was made famous in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The new 5.0 was rated at 412 hp and 390 ft./lbs. of torque. This popular GT model is typically equipped with a tire size of 235/50R18. However, we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

We purchased these tires as a replacement to the stock MXV4s that came stock on the Sienna. The MXV4s tire wear was horrid. Uneven tire wear and lasted only 40k miles despite the fact that they were always properly maintained. Regular rotations, maintained tire pressure, all 4 corners properly aligned.The MXV4s on the other hand have been fantastic. The...  Read More

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

I installed a set of these KO2s on my 04 Cayenne Turbo in the largest size the car would fit, 265/65-R18. I absolutely love the way the car looks and feels as a result. I did some off-roading and these tires are great in mud with excellent self-cleaning and great traction across rocks, gravel, and loose earth. I'm very impressed. At the same time I commute...  Read More