Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Ice Zero FR

Got these put on in CT in late October and have been running them since. Had a few small snow falls in CT so far this year and they have performed well. Last week we had 3-4 inches of light fluffy snow and they did have a little sliding with turns entered at greater than 30mph. Stopping distance is good in snow, very good in dry and wet. Haven't had that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

These are a great snow tire. Don't let the cheaper price of these tires dissuade your from purchasing them. These tires along with my WRX's AWD system handle snow better than the Jeep that I previously owned. Would definetly recommend these tires to anyone looking for a snow tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Recently finished a ~1000 mile roadtrip through the Sierras during winter. These tires EAT UP snow. With these on my WRX, I lost traction (on accident) all of a couple times over the course of the trip. With basic sense (no HARD acceleration/cornering), you won't have any problems whatsoever.Ice traction isn't the best, but you need studded tires or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Ice Zero FR

I only have about 1500 miles on the tires with my WRX and so far am very satisfied with my purchase. We had an 8 inch snow last week, which made getting around hard, but my WRX just drove as if the roads were dry. Sure, I was careful, but I could stop, start and change direction without any problems. True, they are not the best handling tires on a dry road,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Bought the 17 General Altimax Arctic tire/wheel kit to replace the 18 Summer/Sport stock tires on my WRX. (The stock Subie set were absolutely terrible in snow.) So anyhow, I got these and it made a HUGE difference. No sliding and very good traction. Just don't get too crazy with the power of the WRX and the tires (235/45/17/94Q) grip very well. They have a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I am an aggressive diver and wanted an aggressive snow so based on the reviews I ordered these for my AWD WRX. I was disappointed at the way they looked thinking they did not look aggressive enough. Now that I finally got to drive in some good snow I am impressed. First snowfall I drove through the snow mound left by the plow in my driveway, up my hill,...  Read More

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

So I bought these set of tires for my 2017 WRX (Just got her over the summer). I had to replace the stock summer tires with all seasons because I live in Putnam County, New York and we do get a good amount of snow every year. We had about 8 inches of snow the past weekend and I had to take her out, the tires performed better than ever. I was shredding...  Read More

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

Great all-season tire for the WRX, fantastic in the snow for an ultra high performance tire. It should be adequate for 99% of winter situations, as I live in Colorado and have not been in a situation where this tire failed me in the snow, even in 6+ inches. Turn traction control off and you'll definitely be sliding a lot more though, if you're into that sort...  Read More

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

Im from NJ and just got my tires about 2 weeks ago for a 02 Subaru WRX manual trans AWD and I've been through plenty of tires in the past but next to continental pure contacts witch was the last good tires I had I think these are my best chose. I've been through very rough turns and bends at high rates of speed and never had any tire skip or screeching ....  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Subaru WRX

The Subaru Impreza WRX is the high performance variation of the popular compact entry. In its fourth-generation model year of 2011, this rally cross inspired rocket has garnered quite the reputation from shade tree mechanics up through professional drivers.In stock showroom trim, tire size 235/45R17 is the size seen almost exclusively. There are a plethora...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Since my WRX comes with summer only tires I bought these mounted on rims from Tire Rack. I grew up in Wisconsin but when it snows, Tennessee mountain driving is far more challenging than WI. ever was. Put on 1100 miles last winter and 1900 so far this winter on mostly dry roads - tires have been even better this year due to break in last year. I live on top...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I bought my first set of these for my Malone Stage 2.0 tuned Jetta TDI Sportwagen because the price and reviews made it a little more favorable than the Pilot Super Sport. I was very impressed with how much grip these tires have as the TDI is putting out 333tq to the front wheels. This means hook-up is very challenging.I needed new tires for my 911 and I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

I still cannot believe that after 23,000 miles on these tires, I have 6/32 of tread left. Grip is still unchanged. WRX is a grippy, all wheel drive car, so that probably enhances and biases experience, but I still think these tires are awesome.I cannot believe the treadlife given that these tires max summer tires. I did not take the car to the track, but I...  Read More

Fun in the Snow: Winter / Snow Tire Options for Your 2015+ Subaru WRX

Speed or practicality? With the Subaru WRX you don't have to choose just one, you get both. However, if you live in the snowbelt, you'll need a set of dedicated winter tires to get your WRX ready to handle winter's toughest conditions. Winter / Snow Tire Category As covered in "Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?", tire engineers are challenged...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 01

This tire came stock with my WRX. I've put many highway miles on this tire, they seem to last quite a while as a DD tire. I've noticed that even in cold (dry) conditions the tire has exceptionally more traction than I expected it would. I've ran 3 autocross events with it this year and it does an alright job (5th in class of 12), but it could be better. It...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I've lived in Minnesota and Wisconsin my whole life (and driving for 22 years). These are hands-down the best performing tires in winter conditions that I have experienced. This is the second set of winter-only tires I've owned (other set was Dunlop Wintersport M3 in the same size on the same car). I've also driven this car with the stock Bridgestone Potenza...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Got these for my WRX for winter. When it snows or is icy I use my Baja, so they should last quite a while. They are almost as good as the OEM tires and have a much better wear rating 770 vs 240.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

I drive a heavily modified 342whp/331wtq 03' Subaru Impreza WRX swapped to an Sti and I have a set of these in 235/40/18s mounted to Sparco Assetto Gara wheels. This is my daily driver and also my have a blast on the back roads car. They handle very well and have decent wet traction, but what I love about these tires so far has been how long they last. I...  Read More

Go Play in the Dirt with Method Rally Series Wheels

When I attended the DirtFish rally school, I noticed that the wheels on the school's Subaru WRXs were from Method Racing. We carried Method at that time, but did not have those wheels available. Now, less than a year later, here they are. The Rally Series wheels were developed by Method in partnership with Subaru's rally team, combining wheel industry...  Read More

New Lightweight Track Wheel from MOTEGI RACING

Anyone who has spent a Saturday at an autocross event or a road course knows that lighter is better. Lighter is especially better when referring to unsprung weight. Unsprung weight is anything not supported by the suspension of your vehicle such as wheels, tires and brakes. As one of the best bang-for-your-buck upgrades, a set of dedicated lightweight...  Read More