Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.82
 
 

2012 Honda Odyssey
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Miles driven on tires: 700
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 700 Miles on Tires
February 11, 2014

I bought this tire a month ago to slap on our 12' Odyssey minivan after it was clear this was going to be the winter from "The Day After Tomorrow." A genius move. My minivan is now like a snowcat capable of grooming trails on Mt. Fuji. Over ice the van remains under control. Over packed snow permanently residing over our streets these past several weeks, I can accelerate and pass any car or truck in my way. The tires do not slide away but rather bite and pull with confidence. The rear-end of the long minivan always feels stable. The difference between these dedicated snow ties and our OEM all-seasons is more stark than Madonna's face at the Grammy's. Dry traction is much better than expected considering my past experiences years ago with the WS-50s. An added bonus is how the soft tread blocks soften the impacts with the new potholes created by over-caffinated snow plow operators. Overall, I couldn't be happier after spending money out of budget in January. So far the snow keeps coming and we keep going. I strongly recommend these tires to any wife out there that refuses to listen to her husband's plea for approval to spend money on "snow" tires. Your ignorance will quickly be replaced with enlightenment.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2008 Lexus IS250
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Miles driven on tires: 22,000
Location: Kendall, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 22,000 Miles on Tires
February 13, 2014

I live in Western, NY, and travel for work in WV,OH,PA,VA. These Tires can handle as much snow as my car can push. The Tires Handled perfectly the day after I bought them PA 219 was closed for Trucks, bc of the icy/ heavy snow condition on the Mountains. Most the roads that night I traveled weren't plowed or pre-treated (i.e) Sand, Salt,Brine). There was parts of the road that had up to 18"+ it drifted. The tires are very affective in wet, mudding, ice, light/deep snow and ice. I would keep these tires on all year round on my AWD. I've had them for just about a year now, and they still handle like the day I bought them.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.15
 
 

1998 Chevrolet K1500 Z71 Pick-up
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Miles driven on tires: 27,000
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 27,000 Miles on Tires
February 08, 2014

I liked this tire for the first 15-20K miles. It seemed to do everything pretty well. Rode quiet on road even with the aggressive tread pattern. Had very good traction on all surfaces. I'm OK with under half the tread left at 27K miles but the characteristics of the tire have changed dramatically. It still has good dry and wet road traction but the tread is producing a rumbling vibration at highway speed that seriously vibrates the interior of the vehicle. What hard-packed snow traction the tire had is gone. My truck had a hard time climbing a hill into our campground this winter. Even after I switched to 4WD, It spun significantly before it got rolling again. My sister's Dodge minivan with Bridgestone all-seasons and front wheel drive conquered the hill with far less drama. Maybe I should've got the LT versions instead of the P but in summary.. tire was superior in most regards when new but at 20-25K miles, it lost most of its allure. I will look for something else when I buy later this year.

 

Good Tires From Kumho, Hankook, Sumitomo and General

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Cy Chowattukunnel

In the tire game, Kumho, Hankook, Sumitomo and General may not be common household names to some, but our testing and customer feedback proves they make some great tires. How do they do this? Specialization. 

The vehicle market is so diverse, making it a huge challenge for a single tire manufacturer to engineer the right tire for every car, SUV, crossover and light truck. It's not easy to fine-tune tires appropriate for the Ford F-150, FIAT 500 and the vast spectrum of vehicles in between. The end result is specific tires dominating in specialized areas.

Are you searching for great steering response, good wet grip and value in a sporty size? If so, the Kumho Ecsta 4X needs to be on your list. Do you put heavy emphasis on treadwear and light snow traction? Take a look at the Hankook Optimo H727. When looking for a 315/35R17 tire for the back axle of your muscle car, it's hard to beat the Sumitomo HTR Z's combination of value and performance. Finally, if you're looking for a tire at a reasonable price, with good wet grip and a cool tread design, check out the General G-MAX AS-03.

Ultra High Performance All-Season Kumho Ecsta 4X
Kumho Ecsta 4X
Standard Touring All-Season Hankook Optimo H727
Hankook Optimo H727
Ultra High Performance Summer Sumitomo HTRZ
Sumitomo HTR Z
Ultra High Performance All-Season General G-Max AS-03
General G-MAX AS-03


To learn more about what tire is a good match for your vehicle, read "Selecting the Right Tires."

Is the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology the Best Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tire? Our Customers Think So!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Zig Ziegler

The main concern of many crossover and SUV customers is traction, treadlife and road noise, not always in that order. Continental's CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is a tire that rates highly in all of these key areas.

The CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology, currently ranked first in our survey results, is Continental's ecologically friendly Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire developed to help crossovers, sport utility vehicles and light-duty pickup trucks perform on the highway and in mild off-road conditions. It's designed to enhance driving pleasure, save fuel and maintain grip when braking on wet surfaces, while providing long wear and all-season traction, even in light snow.

 Continental Cross Contact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
 Continental Cross Contact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology


Continental uses an all-season tread compound featuring their Tg-F Polymers and +Silane additives to improve treadwear, fuel efficiency and traction on slippery roads. The compound is molded into a symmetric tread design with notched outboard shoulders, independent intermediate tread blocks and continuous center ribs to blend on-road steering response and straight-line stability with reduced noise and enhanced ride comfort. Four circumferential grooves enhance wet traction while Continental’s Traction Grooves (featuring ridges in the outboard grooves) promote three-dimensional snow-to-snow traction.

To view the performance ratings for the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology, take a look at "Testing Eco-Focused Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tire."

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 2
 
 

2013 Honda Accord Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 100
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Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
January 21, 2014

Owned the WS60 on a honda accord 2000 and I felt like I was driving a 4X4. I would drive the accord over the suv I owned. Now I have upgraded to a Honda accord 2013 and the WS70 tire is horrible. One of biggest mistakes I have made. This tire is useless in light snow or snow in general. I am an average driver and care more about getting to my destination safely then speeding and wiping out. However this tire leaves me feeling like my car is ice skating on light snow. Drove it in deep snow and thought I would need a tow truck to get up a small hill. All the great things you have heard about Blizzak have gone out the window with these new tires. DO NOT BUY or even think twice about buying these tires unless you want to total your car. Then by all means buy them and start car shopping. I bought these tires for this season and am ready to throw them out.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.91
 
 

2003 Nissan Murano FWD
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Canfield, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
January 31, 2014

Best SUV/Truck tire I have ever owned! Excellent wet and snow traction. Quiet and comfortable. Smoothe ride yet responsive. I LOVE this tire! You will not be disapointed!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/T Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.18
 
 

2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 6,800
Location: Hackettstown, NJ
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 6,800 Miles on Tires
February 04, 2014

Had these tires installed in early November 2013 and have driven in sufficiently varying conditions to write an initial review. Plain and simple, these are the best d@mn tires I've ever driven on in rain, snow and ice. There is a peace of mind you get with these things that no matter how bad the snow gets, you WILL get home. They laugh at rain. From time to time, they feel a bit "wobbly" in cornering but it's livable. Mileage seems pretty good, but that's relative in a gas-guzzling Ford Exploder. I'll check back in another 5000 miles to comment on treadwear, but so far, so good. Tire Rack pricing and shipping was excellent as usual. Highly recommend the Road Force Balance as it made the truck as smooth as the day I bought it.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6
 
 

2014 Dodge Challenger
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Lawrenceburg, KY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 06, 2014

I gave the tire an 8 for comfort due to "flat-spotting" on cold mornings. Tire feels like a truck tire for the first few miles in cold weather. Otherwise, absolutely silent on the road and very smooth. Traction in rain and snow is superb. I drive a Dodge Challenger and I come from the 4x4 world. This is my first car in 12 years. So honestly I didn't expect it to do well in snow at all being a rear wheel drive car. But these Michelin Pilot tires have really surprised me. We are currently in the middle of one of our worst winters in my lifetime and I haven't been stuck once yet. This morning other front wheel drive cars and two wheel drive trucks couldn't get out of my neighborhood. My rear-drive Challenger made it out. Completely the opposite of what you'd expect. I think these tires are fantastic in snow and ice. They have really made me a believer. They are also very good in the rain. I've never spun the tires or felt the car beginning to hydroplane. Honestly, these tires are really great in all conditions. I'm not a Michelin fan because they are usually overpriced but these things are great. Quiet, fuel efficient, and very good in snow and ice so far. Hopefully they wear well as the years pass.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX M/S2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.82
 
 

2004 Nissan Titan King Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 68,000
Location: Jenks, OK
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 68,000 Miles on Tires
February 03, 2014

This is by far the best tire I have ever owned, and it's not even close.

The ride is smooth and quiet. The traction is amazing, on both dry and wet roads. These tires cut through water and all but eliminate hydroplaning. When I need to use 4WD at job sites to get through mud, I have few problems for a road tire.

In snow and ice, no problem. Winter traction is fantastic. One morning I was the first vehicle on the road with 16" of snow, and with 4WD these tires plowed right through it.

I love these tires. I'm at 68k with rotations every 5-6k miles, and will get 5k more before it's time to replace them. Over 70k miles in a full size truck is great.

I'm getting these tires installed on my wife's Jeep Commander tomorrow.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4
 
 

1999 Toyota RAV4 4-door 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 3,900
Location: Bossier City, LA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,900 Miles on Tires
January 15, 2014

My car initially came with Bridgestone Dueler 687's. That's an OK tire. My last set was the Bridgestone Dueler H/T 687 II's. VERY good tire, at least for this car! This tire had an aggressive, yet quiet tread design with a wider than average footprint, which made for good stability when cornering. LOVED this tire, but they have been discontinued in my size. This was very upsetting. After a few weeks of research, the tire of choice kept coming back to the Dueler H/L Ecopia 422's. My initial complaint was the squishy feel on the road and the narrow tread, as compared to the Dueler H/T's they replaced. Once the tires got about 500 miles on them, they became run in and felt much better.

I am now in love with this tire! They are much lighter in weight, very quiet on all road surfaces, and have good wet traction. Snow traction is INCREDIBLE, as is ice traction!! I live in Louisiana and recently drove up to Chicago. Never once did snow, slush, or ice become an issue, even in emergency maneuvers!! Mind you all, this was during the "Polar Vortex" event.. My RAV4 is two wheel drive. I even pushed an AWD Equinox (equipped with Michelin Latitude tires) through an on ramp with 4-5 inches of snow accumulation to get back onto I-55!

I am beyond impressed with the performance of these tires and not only will I probably buy again, but I Highly recommend this tire if you own a Crossover/SUV/Midsize Truck!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.88
 
 

2001 Toyota Tacoma 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 200
Location: Guilford, IN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
January 16, 2014

I have a Toyota Tacoma 2 wheel drive. I put these tires on because the lightness of the rear of the truck made it slip and slide and break loose on corners when the road was slick. that's all gone now. the unique tread design includes little fish hook like cuts which attracted me to the tread design. My choice was justified. Even with light snow on the roads I have a confident feeling of total control. I'm telling everyone who will listen what I think of these tires. I will buy them for my other vehicle when it becomes necessary.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber AT 2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2

1997 Dodge Dakota 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
July 26, 2007

While Maryland isnt exactly the snowbelt, Im actually from NY, and my girlfriend (its her truck) is from Idaho. Were driving out to her hometown this fall and Ill be staying there probably through November, then driving back East. Since I do heavy construction, and construction sites are often muddy and difficult, combined with the snow in upstate NY, we wanted good AT tires on the truck. So far these are performing excellent, with phenomenal dry traction and good mud traction. I drove ambulances for a living, for fourteen years in NYC, so I have a great appreciation for tires that grip the road. These AT2s are doing a great job so far and I expect them to handle the coming Northern Idaho winter travel with ease.



About the only negative Ive found with these tires, so far, is that my gas mileage dropped quite a bit. I had been getting about 18 mpg highway and I now seem to be getting about 15.5, even with inflation pressures on the hard side. Well see if that changes any as the tires get broken in.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/TReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73

2004 Toyota Tacoma 4wd Extra Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 37,000
Location: Hopewell Junction, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 37,000 Miles on Tires
January 17, 2013

This is a really great tire. So good, i just bought a new truck, and immediately had its stock tires swapped out for these Destination A/Ts. I had 37,000 miles on them when I sold the truck, and they still had between 8/32" and 9/32" tread left. That's more than 50%! They would have easily lasted past 55k before i would have wanted to take them off. When they were new, they were excellent in the snow- recent snowfalls I can tell they're slipping a little, but still get the job done safetly. But hey, 37k on them, it's expected. I did a lot of highway driving with these tires, and they are smooth and quite. They did not affect my gas mileage, as some people have claimed. I drive in the sand a lot in the summer, and I've never gotten stuck once, even on a sandy uphill slope, from a dead stop, they pull you forward. I've owned a lot of mud tires in the past, including the Destination M/T. These A/Ts perform surprisingly well in all condition. They're no M/T, but they're pretty close. I recently considered going to the BF Goodrich all-terrain KOs, just to switch it up. I knew what to expect because I've owned them in the past, but I honestly believe that the Destination A/T is an equally effective tire in most normal conditions. I just couldnt bring myself to spend $80 more per tire for the BFs. The value for the Firestone is the best, in my opinion vs virtually every comparable tire out there. $145/ tire is great!!! I'm a tire fanatic, this is my second set of destination A/Ts and my 4th set of firestones. Highly recommended.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact GX

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ProContact GX Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2
 
 

2013 Subaru Outback
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Huntington Woods, MI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
January 10, 2014

These are the OE tires on my Outback, and I already know I will replace them with the same model when it's time. I've had a Subaru before, and several 4WD trucks, but have never had a vehicle track like this one does in the snow. It's like having a 28 MPG tank at my command. We've had a lot of snow in the past couple of weeks and I am astounded at how this vehicle and tire combination shrugs it off. I am not an overly aggressive driver, but I can safely move faster in snow-covered lanes than other vehicles do on the mostly clear ones. I'm (almost) looking forward to more snow so I can these boys out there again, this time looking for especially difficult driving to see how they do. I am also surprised how well this vehicle rides over rutted unpaved roads and potholes, but I'm not sure whether I should credit the tires or the Subaru suspension. I suppose it doesn't matter. The combination makes for the best riding vehicle I've ever had when it comes to really crappy roads.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.4
 
 

2011 Ram 2500 Laramie 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Ivins, UT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
January 15, 2014

I have owned 2 trucks with this tire, both came as standard equipment. The only time this tire grips well is in the rain. Never had hydro planing, never had the rear tires break loose (have a posi rear end). This is all I can say that's good.

I have had highway radial tires bite into snow better than this tire. The tread refuses to clean out snow, and turns into a big snowball. And mud? Seriously? Same thing. Might as well have completely bald tires. Traction on dry pavement is surprisingly poor. Even with moderate throttle, the Hemi engine will make them both squeal and complain (remember I said both trucks had a limited slip rear end). To call these tires all terrain is a joke. I will say I have never had balance problems or failures of any kind. They are good in the rain, period.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.85
 
 

2004 Chevrolet Silverado K1500 Ext
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Hershey, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
January 14, 2014

I bought these before going through a major snow storm in New York and they handled great! Went everywhere in 2wd. The next winter had about 6-7" "which was less in NY storm" of snow and handled great but had to use 4wd, due to the fast tread wear. Did not like the tread wear and cupping on steer tires. Rotate every 5k miles and still got cupping. My alignment is SPOT, SPOT on with in .01 degrees on and all new steering parts before install. I myself am a mechanic for a living and made sure that was all done. Had to adjust rear tire and front tire pressure every rotation to get even wear and try to mitigate the wear issues.

These tires did okay in the mountains and were okay in the mud/wet dirt roads. I do get A LOT A LOT of spinning on wet roads and turns after/during rain conditions. Did not like the longevity of the tires, seemed to be too short for what people were saying they got. Would not recommend these tires for someone looking for a long lasting tire on a truck.

Hope this review helps.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91
 
 

2008 Hyundai Veracruz
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2014

I rarely take the trouble to write positive reviews, but after my experience yesterday I had to give these tires a nod. I drove about 250 miles in a snow storm in temps below 15degF, highway and local driving. Roads were a mix of wet where salt had melted snow, packed snow, slushy snow, probably some ice underneath. Virtually every possible condition. Combined with AWD on my Hyundai, these tires performed flawlessly. Cars were spun out, drivers were crawling along with their hazard lights on. I was able to drive up 55 mph, in the lanes that hadn't been well-plowed, passing trucks and cars, with confidence. Never lost control, car remained stable, tracked steering input very well. I had wondered if it was worth the money for dedicated snow tires...I'm not wondering anymore. These are killer snow tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Winterforce UV Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.6
 
 

2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT Crew Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 34,570
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Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 34,570 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2014

As I stated, I have more than 34K miles on these tires which are just on the rear of my Colorado 2 wheel drive. Tread life has been very good, even on just rain covered roads, but these tires have got me through two very bad snow storms here in Saint Louis. The last one was just about two weeks ago and I was going back home during the early morning hours before the plows had a chance to hit the pavement. These tires just dug into the snow and got me up two of the steepest hills we have in our area that are Interstate roads. Some cars were just stuck half way up the hills, where I was just going right along. I was worried at first, before the storm had hit that I had already worn thru the compound that gives me the traction in the snow, but these tires just kept me going. Firestone has my back with these tires, I just hope they don't discontinue making them and at the price that The Tire Rack sells them for, it is a win, win situation for me. I plan on buying another pair to put on the rear of my truck and move the ones that are on the rear to the front, that is how much tread I have left on these tires!

 

Yokohama's PARADA Spec-X is a Proven All-Season Performer for Your SUV

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by Doc Horvath

Currently sitting at the top of our survey results in the Street/Sport Truck All-Season category, the Yokohama PARADA Spec-X continues to impress SUV and light truck owners with superior wet and dry traction, as well as a quiet ride. Available in sizes ranging from 17" up to 28" wheel diameters, the PARADA Spec-X has built a strong reputation over its life by using a directional tread pattern and wide center grooves to resist hydroplaning and enhance wet traction. Recently, Yokohama added more sizes to provide owners of "modern" muscle cars with confidence in year-round conditions, even light snow. Now, vehicles like the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro can trade their fast wearing Original Equipment tires for extended life and improved comfort.

The range of available sizes means the PARADA Spec-X can be used on a variety of vehicles including:

  • Late-model GM SUVs
  • Cadillac Escalades
  • Chevrolet Suburbans 
  • Acura MDX and RDX
  • Honda Ridgeline
  • Mazda CX-9

For more insight on this tire, read our customer reviews to see what drivers are saying about their experience with the Yokohama PARADA Spec-X,