Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I had Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 which were an incredibly good tire especially in wet conditions. The only downside was their thread design which made them a little noisy, but also made them extremely good in wet conditions. Since I could not match up my size for replacement, I chose the Pilot Super Sport mainly from other drivers reviews' and Tire Track's...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Bought these because I liked how they looked on the truck and the aggressive tread. These are a couple sizes up from stock and fill the wheel well. I was skeptical that a tire with this much open tread would last or would not be super noisy. No real road noise for the first 40,000 miles. The day I picked them up I noticed the truck was a bit swimmy or...  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

Michelin Defender LTX or Michelin LTX Premier: Which is Right for You?

Michelin recently introduced two new tire lines, the Premier LTX and Defender LTX M/S. Both tires are available in some of the same sizes, so a common question is, "Which one is the better choice?" For starters, these are both great tires and we expect many years of rave reviews to come. The Premier LTX features Expanding Rain Grooves and Emerging Grooves...  Read More

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

With 13k on the tires, they're about halfway to the wear bars. Wear is even side to side. Much better wear than some other report. Rears wearing a bit quicker than the fronts, as to be expected on a slot car twitching tail suspension like a well prepared Z3 suspension behaves like.Z3 has -2.5 camber front, Front toe 0.16 total toe. ~8 degree caster. -2.8...  Read More

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

Initial review. I struggled when picking tires for this vehicle. 2007 Grand Prix GXP. The car has a very tight suspension and is a real performer for a 4 door full size sedan. I was looking for the perfect balance between ride comfort, something quiet, but yet would maintain the sporty attitude of the car. I think this tire does the trick. Road noise was cut...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I tried a set of cheaper tires they lasted about a year and were junk so I payed a little more for the DWS's and they have been great, my car is lowered with coil overs and is pretty stiff the DWS tires smooth some of that stiffness out but still handle sharp, they work great in rain and really good in snow during acceleration and cornering, but they don't...  Read More

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

This tire while is fairly ok. The side walls on these tires are a joke! I had to replace to tires hitting potholes the side walls are very weak. A decent size piece tore off one time when i curb rashed the tire. Will not buy again!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I bought these tires based high marks given by a national magazine and they did not let me down. I did drop down a rim size for my winter tire change which I suspect enhanced the ride comfort but most noticeable is how quiet these tires were for a winter snow and ice tread. I drive to snow country every weekend and these tires handled every condition I faced...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I have a lowered C1500 Chevy truck, and I have two different sizes on it. I bought these tires and I am VERY glad I did. I mostly run these tires in dry weather. This truck is not a daily driver. I recommend these tire to anybody.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3

Bought these tires in 2010 and (as of March 2016) still have a significant amount of tread life on them. They are only used during the fall/winter months as alternates to the summer only original equipment tires. They handle very well in both wet and dry conditions. Good in moderate snow but I did get stuck once in high snow fall amount. I'll give them a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I had used studded snows on the wifes Prius, but did not want the extra noise that they made on my car. I use this car 2 to 4 days a week on a nearly 150 mile parts delivery route. I was shocked at how well they do in bad weather. They are NOT as good as studded snows, but better than any snows I have ever had...almost as good as studded, but without the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I purchased these tires because the Hankook RS-3's in my size were on back order. I have used the RE-11's for about 8 autocross events and 5 track days without any miles in rain/wet conditions. These tires grip incredibly well and handle the heat of 30-minute track sessions without any issues. Their break-away characteristics are predictable and...  Read More

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

Good autocross tires. I'm glad Bridgestone is coming out with 195-50-15 size this season to get data with 15x6 wheel. Bought the set last year and have driven them to and back from events just about under 1000 miles and show about 35% of tread life. The set has about close to a little over 200 autocross runs.   Read More

Best All-Season Ford Focus Tires

The Focus is Ford's compact car entry. Introduced in model year 2000, and selling upwards of 200,000 per year, it can be considered a success. Last re-designed in 2010, you will find the entry-level tire size to be 195/65R15. But Ford offers many variations in trim levels, engine sizes and tire sizes, so always double check the size you have on yours before...  Read More

Say Goodbye to Boring Wheels for Your Truck or SUV

Classic wheel styles are nice but wouldn't it be cool to have something a little different? Here are some brand new 2016 styles that add another dimension of personality to your truck, Jeep or SUV.   Do see a wheel that catches your eye? Click on the above picture and you'll be directed to additional information on the wheel. You'll also see a place to input...  Read More

Best Summer, All-Season and Winter Tires for the Latest-Generation Audi A7

The Audi A7 is an executive level mid-size four-door hatchback, or as Audi prefers "Sportback" car. Starting at just under $70,000, adding this thoroughbred to your stable could be a sign that you have made it. With less than a thousand sold a month, you will likely own the only one in the parking lot at work. Since the 2012 redesign, Audi seems to have used...  Read More

Looking for New Tire and Wheels for Your Sixth-Generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS?

The fifth-generation Chevy Camaro was a smash hit with its combination of style, performance and charisma. What could Chevy do for an encore? They made the sixth-generation even better by tweaking the styling without blurring the Camaro's identity. Even greater strides were made in engineering as Chevy shaved over 200 pounds of weight, stiffened the chassis...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Honda Pilot

The Pilot is Honda's largest SUV. While sharing platforms with the Odyssey minivan, it broadens appeal to the group of families that just don't want a minivan, but still need the room and flexibility. The current model has been on the road since 2009 and is viewed as a success both critically and commercially. The 245/65R17 size in extremely popular, but...  Read More

Best Bang-for-the-Buck All-Terrain Tires

The snow is finally melting, which can only mean one thing - time to go mudding. With the numerous options available, choosing the correct tire for your light truck or SUV can be overwhelming. Should you choose a tire that focuses more on highway driving with some light off-roading, or vice-versa? For starters, what will fit your truck will depend on the...  Read More