The 2016 Tire Rack One Lap of America is in the Books

2016 marked the 33rd running of the Tire Rack Brock Yates One Lap of America. The charitable, extreme challenge, street-legal road rally race for driving enthusiasts is an event of endurance and vehicle preparation. This year’s event covered 2,827 miles over seven days! As is tradition, the race kicked off and ended at our headquarters here in South Bend,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I do drive city mostly due to my retirement and age--83, but the city street corners are taken well within the handling ability of the R32 and my enjoyment level of owning the best sports car I have ever driven. Local on and off ramps of our interconnecting interstate roads are vigorously attacked and enjoyed with the RE11s-no loss in confidence, whether wet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Just passed 60k. Still have almost half tire life. I was originally concerned about the tire only 8/32 but the tires have held up. These tires do everything well but shine brightest in heavy rain with standing water. Have no complaints. The Premier's replaced Hankook's far superior ride, handling, tracking, cornering and stopping. MPG originally decreased...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R

Well this is a quick update. I just fitted these tires on a brand new set of 17x9 RPF1 wheels to be used for spirited driving in canyons and on the track. I did a quick Sunday night shakedown of this new package and alignment, and thus far everything is golden. Alignment - Camber - Front -2.8L/-2.7R - Rear -2.4L/-2.2R Toe in +.06 Front / +.01 RearFTG Front -...  Read More

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

Let me start by stating that I have not autocrossed or tracked my car. I use my car purely for spirited canyon driving, but that was not an option to select.My first set was in oem ap2 sizing (215/245) on oem wheels. My previous two sets of tires were re-11a, and every tire before that was the oem re-050. I now have ~110k miles of driving on the car, with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone FR740

This tire was oem 215/45/17 on my new Corolla. I just performed the 5k rotation myself and wish to post my observations. I got this car to supplement a 2004 Corolla with 70 series tires as my comparison. The biggest change I noticed was ride quality . The 45 series is excellent and has no road noise that bothers me. The car is quiet at freeway speeds to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I bought a 4 tire set 215/45/17 true contacts to replace oem Firestone 740 on a 2015 Toyota Corolla S. First impression is wow! Based my decision on tire rack test and reviews posted here. Tire rack test results match my sentiments rather closely. My opinion here is to compare the performance against what came on the car. Not to bash the firestones, but the...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Might Be the New King of the Hill

We had the opportunity to take the test BMWs on the track this week to test some of the brake pad offerings from Hawk. There were a few options that offered braking bite and quietness for different applications. But more on that later, because the unintended star of the day may have been the tires that were used for the test. For a stop-and-go performance...  Read More

Falken Azenis RT615K Offers a Championship Winning Performance

The Falken Azenis RT6715K is the first tire from Falken that Tire Rack has ever offered. We are starting with a big hitter in that it is an Extreme Performance Summer option. It's designed as a street tire that is happy to go to racing. This tire has the new Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R in its sights in our survey results. Exhibiting strong wear potential with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiSportContact 5P

I'm currently driving about 30-50 miles per week on the track, and around 150 miles per week on the road (short commute and a local track). So far these tires have lived up to my expectations. I have noticed that if the pressure is even slightly low the outside front has a tendency to roll over a bit, but other than some scuffing it didn't seem to actually...  Read More

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

After 1000 miles, compared to the stock Michelin Primacy HP Tires, these do have more grip (Example: Difficult to make the traction control turn on, quieter, and have better driver confidence. After 1000 miles, I notice that my MPG has dropped by full MPGs. On the Primacy HPs I'd average 25.32 MPG, on these I average 23.12 MPG. 2 MPG Difference for the added...  Read More

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 Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Very happy with these tires. They replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE 70's. The Bridgestones were very noisy, hard riding and wore out in under 20k miles of average driving.Within days of buying the DWS-06's, we drove from Connecticut to Florida and I was very happy I made the change before we left. I went from a car that sounded like it had a bad wheel bearing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce LT

I do over 1,000 mile a week on my 2004 Dodge neon it has just under 600,000 miles it never got stuck in any snow or mud on road or off road, but I do run taller tires for clearance, 195 65 15, These tires are GREAT IN THE MUD AND SNOW!! 100% Also by Sand Lake Mich, very well in the sand too!!! I am never late or missed for weather related things every not...  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 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

They are a nice upgrade over the stock tires, and I've tracked with them for an hour or two total. I can attest to their longevity as they are going bald with over 27k miles on them. I have seen the reviews that they are not as sticky as the new RE-71R, but they cover two different markets, the newer filled a niche for people who like making times and as a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Ordered from Tire Rack and shipped to dealer for install,05 driver family car, removed Hankook Ventus with 20K miles. That was enough for me ,noisy and they liked to break loose in any amount of Chicago snow and would lift up in the rain, this on an AWD vehicle.I bought DWS 06 because of the TIRE RACK review, the Infiniti dealer service managers...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Had 19 inch Bridgestone HL 400 V rated on when purchased. Rode like a steel wheeled wagon with no struts. Very hard noisy ride. Purchased the Continentals and found out I have a new Q5. smooth quiet, tracks perfect, great grip and stopping grip. The roads in Colorado Springs are not so much. Wish I had them on my other car before.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

I have a 94 1.8 na miata. I went from dunlop dz101 to dz102, the most significant thing I found was the improved tread wear. I do lots of highway driving on this little car. Those tires are much more durable than before; However, while these tires are okay for day to day driving, they do not like to be pushed. Those are not meant to be autox or track-use...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

I've been very surprised at how capable these tire are. My car came new with Pirelli Corsa 'steetable track & competition' tires, which are not recommended for near-freezing temps. I wanted to drive the car year-round so I needed some cold-weather tires. In the Tire Rack comparison test it was phrases like very nice balance of on-center precision and...  Read More