Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT

I bought these for my winter wheels, because living in Pennsylvania we get enough snow in the winter to merit snow tires. I liked the idea of run-flat tires because of possible punctures from ice in wintry conditions wouldn't have an effect on my mobility. I'd been driving in mostly dry and rainy conditions and liked that they didn't give much more road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

I did not order my Focus RS with the winter wheel and tire package from the factory - it was not an option for my early order. But when I found out that the factory winter wheel and tire package came with this specific tire, I decided to buy a set of 18 wheels with the Alpins mounted from Tire Rack. I could not be happier with my choice - Ford chose these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge Run Flat

I bought these during the first snow and ice in the Portland area in December and was eager to test them. Luckily we got a nice storm the past few days and I am sold on these tires. My girlfriend lives on a nice hill where the UPS truck in chains would spin and my MDX with the other tires would slide. After installation these tires climbed that hill like I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The Michelin X-Ice xi3 is a huge step up in winter driving performance with MSW Wheels compared to the Michelin HydroEdge for Salt Lake City. We've driven them in deep snow, glare ice, and light snow. We've had a number of wet days and dry days. I've been very pleased with the performance in multiple driving conditions. My wife puts a lot of highway miles...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Very quiet and unusually good in up to 6 inches of unplowed snow and great on ice. I have a front wheel drive and so, the tires are very important to winter driving. Not at all disappointed. Dry and wet conditions are no problem at all. Unusually smooth on the highway. I don't experience the apparent drag of the stock tires that came with the jeep. Would...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

I recently purchased this set of tires for a second/winter set of wheels for my MX-5. My MX-5 is my year-round daily driver, so having the second set is a necessity. My summer tires are Bridgestone S-04 Pole Positions that came with the car when I purchased it 2 months ago. It was like driving a block of ice on an ice skating rink. So, I had to make a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I live in Chicago IL where winters can get bad at times and I own a 2015 Buick Verano with OE 18 tires which are horrible in any depth of snow, so I bought and downsized (YES THEY FIT) to 16 Blizzak WS80 tires (215/60R16 95H) and wheels to swap during summer and winter and I must say these Blizzak WS80 tires are amazing. We got 10 inches of snow and my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have always used Bridgestone Blizzak tires for the winter months. This is my first year, first winter in a RWD vehicle. We recently had a nice amount of snow and I have to say. WOW. The Blizzaks deliver the same performance that I have come to expect. Even in a RWD vehicle, I have complete control and traction; even when passing in the not-so-clean lane. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Great snow and ice tires. I purchased 4 of these tires in anticipation of a permanent move to the Adirondack mountains of upstate NY where snow, icy road conditions and subzero winter temperatures are the norm. The tires are very quiet in comparison to the standard cheaper studded snow tires. I have driven my front wheel drive vehicle on ice and in snow 6...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Because a hip replacement made clutching difficult for my wife, we reluctantly replaced our E36 BMW with a 2015 4 Door Mini Cooper S with 6 sp Autotrans (remarkably good, btw - the first slush box I have not hated). Since she was about to take a month long road rip in Feb 2016 from Portland, Oregon across the Siskiyou Mountains to Cal, I wanted to make sure...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

I had the older version of this tire on a Hyundai Azera for 5 winter seasons and was so delighted with it that when I needed a winter tire for my Lincoln, my mind was already made up. Still very new, but right out of the tire store parking lot I was astounded by a noticeably better ride, and the total lack of tire noise in comparison to the Grand Touring all...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I commute 180-190 miles per day mostly on interstate under mix of all seasonal conditions and frequent sudden turns and hard braking to avoid sudden traffic stops. I am very pleased with these tires and their performance. Wear is outstanding. I'm at 65K and can still read the snow S on tread. I've actually been considering running through another winter due...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I bought the Continental WinterContact tires mounted on 17 Axis Modle Five gunmetal wheels from Tire Rack as seasonal replacements that I can swap in my garage. The wheels look better than my stock Audi S3 18 wheels. I mounted them three weeks ago and have already driven in three snow storms in Portland, Oregon and Washington. I'm shocked at how well they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I was originally hesitant about a studies snow tire. I've used studded snow tires where I live in the Adirondacks for 30 years. They have gotten me to and from ski races in snow storms, to the ski area on snow days (I was a school teacher), and up and down a steep and sometimes icy driveway. We bought a small van this fall and I was looking for snow tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

My set of tires are dedicated winter tires mounted on OEM wheels. I currently have approx 1200 miles of driving in my daily commuter - '17 Volt. As a winter tire, the snow and ice traction is way above and beyond compared to the all season LRR tires that came with the vehicle. Just had the first snow storm (didn't drive through it though) recently but did...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I live in central PA and the winters can get alot of snow and ice. I've always bought all season tires but I never felt comfortable driving in the winter with them and I wanted to see what was available when it came to winter tires. I researched various brands of winter tires and based on the information I found I decided to purchase the Michelin X-ice Xi3....  Read More

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

First off, I am no tire expert. Second, I have only driven these tires for 800 miles. Third, I am not a professional driver, I have never tracked a car, and I have never had any track/racing lessons. I live in New York City and do most of my driving on the weekends getting out of the city to either eastern Long Island or upstate New York. I seldom drive...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI

I purchased these tires with wheels for winter driving in North East PA. I live in an area with lots of hills and I see plenty of people slipping and sliding and on rural roads where you don't have a lot of room before you are in the ditch. I really want to stop and turn and I believe winter tires are best for me where I live.I'm very happy with the Tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Since installing my winter tire and steel wheel package we have had 2 major snow events in Rochester. The combination of these tires and i-Active AWD is outstanding. The tires excel in every category beyond my expectations and I could not be more pleased. This even includes dry road ride, handling, and lack of road noise. I drove a Landcruiser for many years...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500

I finally have enough miles to write a review. These tires are overall very good. They are a little stiff when pumped up to 35 PSI. I usually run them 32 to 30 PSI. Being summer tires, they are noticeably stiffer in the winter until they warm up some. My main concern when buying tires is smooth ride and low noise. These tires are smooth enough and pretty...  Read More