Winter is Coming Part 2: Performance Winter / Snow Tires

Performance Winter / Snow tire consumers generally live in areas that receive little or no snow accumulation, but experience freezing or near-freezing temperatures. The benefits using these tires are twofold. First, drivers get an increase in snow and ice traction, but unlike a Studless Ice & Snow tire, where you are keenly aware you are driving on a winter...  Read More

Best Tires for the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 and CX-5 are Mazda's mid-sized and full-sized crossover SUVs for the North American market. Despite their roomy interiors, these stylish crossovers have surprisingly nimble handling which makes them fun to drive. When the time comes to choose replacement all-season tires, consider the top tires from the Grand Touring All-Season and Crossover/SU...  Read More

Best Tire Recommendations for the Toyota Camry

In the early 1980s, the Camry was introduced into the North American market as Toyota's mid-sized sedan. Many iterations of the car have been produced, including coupes, wagons and convertible versions of the car. While body styles have come and gone, the Toyota Camry has always been known as a reliable vehicle with very broad appeal. It's often one of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

The old tires were Continental CrossContact LX, they were good for the price I paid. I ran over 40K miles on that set, compared with the OEM Dunlop 5000 that I could manage 20K miles at max. This Bridgestone set is good in general, it did something better than Continental such ride, and wet traction, but it is not that good in cornering in the curve like...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I bought my 350z and the tires that came with it weren't that great. I purchased the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS for my car and the tires were amazing on dry, and good on wet. The camber on my rear tires, and different size fronts and backs make my rears wear out very quickly on the inner edges. I went through two sets of 960s, and purchased the 970s last...  Read More

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

I just recently installed the BFG KO2's on my 2011 Ford F-150 5.0. So far I pretty much have nothing but good things to say about this tire. I'm pretty easy-going in my driving, so I haven't really push these tires to their limits on or off R so I haven't really push these tires to their limits on or off road. The three immediate differences that I noticed...  Read More

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

My C63 AMG has a tune that boosts it from 450HP to around 525HP at the flywheel. I came from Michelin Pilot Super Sports, which are fantastic tires, but there's just no comparison... the Michelins aren't even close. This particular car is quite under-tired in the rear, which makes it very tail happy. Even though I'm running the same factory-specified tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred

I replaced the OEM Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max with these tires. I know it's a small sample size as far as miles goes, and I have not driven with them in the Winter, but so far they have been an extremely nice tire. It's kind of hard to compare a new set of tires to a set that had over 55,000 miles because almost any tire you put on will handle better, ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

Bought these tires as recommended by Tire Rack. Wow, what a difference tires make for steering , braking and noise level. These Kumho Tires replaced the harsher and much louder B. F. Goodrich Tires. The car has actually made the car seem brand new. Anyone who has a mid- size car will seem a different animal if you use these tires. You could pay more for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

This review is for a person that has a vehicle like mine (2013 Porsche Cayenne S) with 21 inch wheels & summer/performance tires and needs all-season or winter tires for some winter driving. There are no all-season tires available in 295/35/21 size. I just had the Tire Rack Perelli Scorpion Winter tires installed and from a driveability and noise standpoint...  Read More

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

I had to write a review because I read another review that said the tire's sidewall is not still. Sorry, it is. Yes, these are on a legacy 3.6R, but I've had EVO VIII and G35 coupe. I've had Advan's, Michelin Pilot Super Sport, and I've had Bridgestone RE050A.These tires are as stiff as the Bridgestones, they have a wide tread (more square than most), and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

This tire came as a winter wheel/tire pkg i purchased from TireRack. We in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada have recently experience a strange start to the winter. with temperatures ranging from +15c to -25c, rain, snow, hail. These tires have performed great. Being a high powered RWD car, i haven't had any issues getting moving safely through light and deep snow....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

Purchased specifically for the track. broke them in on the road. took 200 miles to get the tires to grip consistently. On the track and the road they provide incredible turn in, traction, and are predictable at cornering limits... love them they have changed the car in a very positive way. Size is a bit of overkill maybe should have stayed with 225s but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Affinity Touring

I put these on our minivan last fall before driving up to Sandusky from Pittsburgh. They ride nice and seem to handle well..On dry ground. We get snow and the van is parked. If the street is so much as white our van doesn't move. It's really quite pathetic.I just ordered a set of Firestone Winterforce's for my Forester, I don't really need them but they are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

During this summer, I bought a set of winter rims and tires through Tire Rack for my 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD. I live in MN and All season tires don't cut it. Furthermore using winter rims really keep your stock rims sharp far longer (sand & salt issues).So in the past I have purchased multiple sets of Blizzaks which have been excellent in all winter conditions....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

These replaced Pilot Sports (not even PS2) and they are absolutely a world apart. These tires clearly match the car's capabilities. In all ways they are better than the previous Pilot Sports: traction (unreal), responsiveness, straight line (very little tramlining), feedback, traction (worth mentioning twice). They are a little quieter and softer feeling...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

I purchased a set of these tires for my '88 Toyota Supra in staggered sizes: 235/45R17 Front, 255/40R17 Rear My car is summer only, and used as a fun car and not a daily driver. I wanted a set of performance tires that weren't so expensive that I would feel bad doing a track day, auto-x, or a smoky burnout. These tires fill that gap quite well.There's no...  Read More

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

Great tires! My high performance Camaro came with Pirelli P Zero from the factory, excellent tires, but don't last very long. After doing the research, I decided to get the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. After driving on them for 10,000 miles, I do not notice any decrease in traction, steering response, and cornering. The tires ride with comfort, low...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

I use these tires mostly on the track, with a little street driving shuttling back and forth between track and hotel and running errands. I only run them when it is dry, I use different tires in the wet. My car is set up with coilovers, camber plates, and a proper alignment. I think these tires work great. Once they have a little heat in them they are very...  Read More

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

We installed a set of these tires before taking a long trip (4000 miles) mostly highway. We replace a set of Fierce Instinct VRs that cupped badly but lasted 40k miles. Compared to those tires, these have a very high level of grip in dry and wet conditions. The ride feels like we just took 40k miles off the car. Noise levels are higher than what I suspect...  Read More