Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

my comments may come across as crude 2 the faint of heart. so, i'll just say move on as i truly mean no harm. 4 those that wish 2 glean some useful info on a tire, don't waist your time reading comments on rubber with less than 7k miles - USELESS DRIBBLE! ok, so much 4 commentary how about the 06.i've had legacy dws on my lex gs 400 / 430 and ls 460 - loved...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiSportContact 5P

Tires are garbage, don't waste your money. The centers wear out long before the outer edges. Yes the tires were always inflated properly. 4/32s left after 7k miles. Planned on remounting these on a different set of rims for a little DE track duty but that didn't work out either as one of the tires' sidewalls split while the tire was being dismounted. As I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

I've been pleasantly surprised and very pleased with the performance of these tires. They are quiet, stable, track well and don't seem at all like a winter tire except when dealing with wet roads, snow, and ice. Most winter tires I've had over the years ( including high performance, speed rated winter tires) were pretty obviously winter tires, but these are...  Read More

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

Will not get 45k out of them. Car sees 60 miles round trip daily. Amazing tire, wont knock it at all! The grip was still VERY good at 3-5/32nds. Down very close to wear bars at 37K, ie 3/32 on out side, 2/32 in center. Used to driving Corvettes and exotics.Great tire if you want southern all season performance, or 90-95% of the Pilot Sport cups while getting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

This review is for the MO rated version of this tire which I purchased for my Mercedes Benz E350 4Matic. As you would expect from the MO rating, these tires ride extremely well with low noise and high comfort levels. The car responds very well with these tires with very good steering feel and tracking. I have noticed no change in fuel consumption. There is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber Arctic LT

Great tires! Live in Colorado mountains. Constant changing weather and road conditions. Even in conditions of water on ice, a true test for any tire, no slippage. I drive in both 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive, depending upon time of day, road conditions, and traffic volume. Hunted off road with theses tires on truck in 8 inches of snow for three days. No issues,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I've been looking for a good All Season to replace my stock pirellis on my camaro, and I was mainly looking at the DWS for the snow performance because I like to enjoy my car year round and needed my car to atleast be drivable but these tires blew me away! I first got them a day before a snow storm so I really put them to the test and let met tell you that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I bought a set of General Grabber HTS' about two months ago. They are exactly what I wanted on this vehicle -- a good value, great in rain and snow, and acceptable for dry-weather driving. I've already taken two trips of around 500 miles and each time had opportunities to run them in snow. On an all-wheel-drive SUV I had no problems in up to 6 or 8 inches of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Okay, I decided to give a shot on this Sumitomo tires after reading reviews and watching TR comparison vid. Prior to these tires, I had Kumho Eczta and Falken Azenis. These were quite similar w/ Falken having a slightly performance edge. These are also about 40% more expensive than the Sumitomo. The bad news first: Although in the video comparison, TR says...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Subaru Outback (2017)

Over the past few years,  the best tires for the Subaru Outback have changed. The last time we discussed this topic in 2014, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus was ranked number one in the Grand Touring All-Season category by our customers, and for good reason! With its smooth, quiet ride and long treadwear, the P7 All Season Plus remains an...  Read More

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

I have put 40,000 miles on these tires, and I will be putting on a set of the newer AS3+ this weekend. I have been buying, researching, and driving tires for 2 decades. I am a true car guy, and I love driving, and I really wanted to drive the -------- out of these to see what they could do. First, I know it may sound crazy, but I never once rotated them. Yet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

I have had three high powered Mustangs, including my current Roush 360R Mustang. I have been using Sumitomo HTR Z III for my front and rear tires for a while. They are the best bang for your buck. They might not be the best tires for track or racing, but for every day tires they are best in my opinion. Tire Rack is always providing great customer service and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

I purchased this set for my recent 8,000-mile, clockwise trek around the country. Hitting every possible weather and road condition you can imagine - there was a blizzard in NY all the way to MA; torrential downpours and dirt roads in TN and TX - I was able to maintain all legal speed limits with 100% confidence. Being a seasoned track driver, I rely heavily...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

By far the best tires i have ever owned (and i've owned many) for performance. I've had a set on my BMW M235i (non-awd) and boy do these things grip, very sticky once warm! The car does the advertised 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and you feel the acceleration all because of the tires grip. It's my Daily so its mostly City with some Highway. I have done some light...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Huge improvement over the OE Eagle F1s. Several AXs and two track days, about 1000 miles on the street and no noticeable wear. Two days at Texas World Speedway in the rain - MPSSs provided excellent wet grip, a couple of small slips that were easily corrected. Several other cars (in Novice) spun but I was able to get as much power down as I wanted with no...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

These Conti True Contacts are the 3rd set of tires on this car. First 2 were Goodyear Assurance ComforTred (not Touring) and Hankook Optimo H727. Both were decent. I got cupping on the H727's and it's too early to tell if that will be an issue on the Conti's - but the wear is very slow so far. After only 17k miles, I love the TrueContacts. They are extremely...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This is the fourth vehicle I have put either the DWS06 or its predacessor the DWS on. I have been very pleased in each case. We have the DWS on our BMW Z3 and on our Porsche Boxster and had them on a previous Mazda 3. The new DWS 06 is a bit quieter and has a bit better turn in and retains the excellent ride and grip under all conditions other than snow &...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

with only 2000 miles on these and no snow / ice driving it's hard to rate them in that area but the dry / wet traction is at least as good or better than the Michelins they replaced. the Michelins felt squirmy under cornering conditions and the Contis feel much better connected. they may be a little rougher over some surfaces but it feels like the side walls...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

The tires are OE with the Fusion and have been some of the better tires I've owned . Although my usual style of driving is not spirited ; the car has been driven that way in different road and weather conditions so that I would know what to expect . These tires have performed very well . My limited exposure to freezing rain and light snow ( 1 1/2 ) has been...  Read More

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

The tires were purchased for winter driving. Old tires had 47,000 miles and were low. I have had the opportunity to use the tires in the snow in the last Cleveland snow storm. they meet the expectations of a tire that will keep me safe. I used the tires prior to the snow storm and tested the hydroplaning to a small degree and they worked very well. stopping...  Read More