What Does 'XL' Stand For?

Customers are often curious about the 'XL' designation that they see next to the size of certain tires. Because XL is commonly used as an abbreviation for extra large, many of them think that the XL tire will be a different size. When talking about tires, XL really means extra load. These tires can use higher air pressure to support more weight than a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

My original tires were OEM Dunlop 245/40/R18 summer tires. The OEM 17 inch size is 235/45/R17, but I bought he slightly wider and tallerF245/45/R17 instead. The diameter and revolutions per mile is closer in the size I bought to the the original tires. From a performance point of view, these tires in 17 inch 45 series provide a softer ride than the 18 inch...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

This is my first set of snow tires. I've always used all season tires, but never again. I put them on in November. I was a little worried that they would be rough or loud on dry pavement, but they are nice and quiet. Of course handling isn't as good as normal summer tires on dry pavement, but the compromise is acceptable. Snow is where these tires are worth...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

First thing first, I,,replaced the O.E.tires(Bridgestone Dueler),that came with my vehicle when I purchased it. Those tires were not going to survive winter driving conditions.Regardless of your all-wheel-drive system, the most important factor in poor driving conditions, is tire traction.I, previously had excellent experience with Continental A/S DWS, but...  Read More

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

I bought these tires in December 2009 just before the Christmas Blizzard that swept across the Midwest (Iowa in particular, three days with 45 mph winds and 30 of snow) I had these tires in deep snow out on the country roads, climbing steep hills in town and never had a problem with traction or getting stuck, they just kept digging through the snow. They...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Phenomenal tires, and that's a good thing because Bridgestone is about the only manufacturer left making street tires in the sizes I need. Unlike most old 911s mine is my daily driver. Hot, cold, raining buckets; this is the car I drive and the RE-11s let me do that. Nice stiff sidewalls mean I don't have to raise pressures to get the responsiveness I want....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have been completely satified with these tires!!! My Lincoln LS V8 is rear wheel drive, which proves it's own challenges in winter driving. I live in NW Ohio, and suffered a very hard winter last year. I was commuting 130 miles/day for work,,, sometimes through 6 inches of snow... and a couple times on ice!!! With those conditions I never felt as though...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

Living in lake Tahoe basin for 7 years gave me a chance to try most of the winter tires on the market-General,Firestone,Bridgestone,Goodyear,Continental and many many others.I'm a big fan of classic winter tires with studs,gives you the great feel of being safe in any kind of winter conditions.We bought MB ML350 this year and due to the big rim size (20 or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

I did a lot of research seeking tires for my Jeep as I didn't want to get a non-standard size and/or put a lift kit on the vehicle. The original tires only lasted about 38K miles, so I didn't want to get them again. I also didn't want a car-looking tire. I decided on these and I am so happy I did. They are surprisingly quiet for the type of tire it is. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

This is my 2nd set for the Latitude Tour HP. I upgraded the size, and have never looked back. They have been super on 3 of ice snow combo popular in the Mid Atalntic area. Wet traction has been superior. Dry braking is excellent, Road noise is so far reduced from the OF tire that I thought they were underinflated.Life has been 50K+ with a combo of Hwy and...  Read More

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

I had initially reviewed this tire just after they were installed. I wanted to post an update now that I'm at 5000 miles. This tire gets better with some miles on them. With my vehicle, 39 psi is just right. I haven't seen a decrease in mileage overall, in fact, I might be seeing 1-2 mpg better than the OEM Continentals. The ride is still fantastic and the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Had BFG AT/KO tires before and although mostly satisfied with all aspects except snow I wanted to try a different tire. I wanted BFG TA KO2 tires, but my size is not available until November. I needed tires now, after comprehensive research which really ends up confusing as there are as many one stars as there are five for most tires. Frankly these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

For having a RWD car as my daily driver and considering the Miata's small size, people said I was going to have a tough time travelling during the winter. My buddy reccomended these tires for winter since he had a set that worked really well. I have not had any issues driving in snow, sleet and freezing rain as they kept traction at all times. These tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

There is not a single street car that cannot be made better by putting these tires on. The hype is real. I use these exclusively for summer tires and have a second set of winter wheels & tires. Even though the winter tires are excellent at their intended job I always can't wait for spring to put these tires back on. The ride does firm up a bit because of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

I have owned these tires for less than a year and have definitely pushed above the limit of what I can do as a driver on the autocross in these tires. These tires also have performed very well on the mountain roads providing extra stability and predictability. Just like with the stock Michelin Primacy tires on the tires these tire provide good audible...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

I live in central NY where we average 120 inches of snow/year. Further, I live up on a hill whwre the climb is 350 feet in about 1/2 mile. In the past, I have always run Blizzaks which were excellent. But after some research, I decided to try the Ice Guard iG52c, and I am very impressed. These tires are very popular in Canada, and it seems that was their...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Hard to understand the wide divergence in people's evaluation of these tires. I've read the poor performance ones, mostly from the Ford F150s, and then the great ones. Having driven on every surface in my life, some of them racing, and most of them with these tires now, what I believe is that people need a proper wheel, WIDE enough for the tire and proper...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Replaced my Bridgestone Potenza RE 50's ( they were 10 years old) with approximately 8500 miles on them. 285 30 18 rear, 235 40 18 front. These were really good tires but the road noise and ride was a little harsh. I think age and size played a role.I purchased the Michelin Pilot Super Sports based on reviews on line and from speaking with other owners, (...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Dynapro HP2

Just put these on the 2011 Chevy Traverse and the are much quieter/firmer/more responsive than the Goodyear Fortera HL OEM tires. Not alot of tires for this size, but this is an excellent choice. I have Hankook on my 2007 Pontiac Torrent (Dynapro AS) and will continue to buy this brand.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H426

These tires came new on my 2014 Ford Explorer Sport. I usually remove non-Michelin tires as part of a purchase deal or shortly thereafter. I was worried about these tires from the get-go especially reading the Tirerack reviews. In this size range there are not a lot of alternatives and I was not impressed by the Michelin Latitude's ratings or price so I...  Read More