Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN A13C

Friday, August 3, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN A13CReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.14

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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Miles driven on tires: 13,000
Location: LA, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 13,000 Miles on Tires
July 31, 2012

good steering responsiveness, dry traction, and cornering stability. ok threadwearing, but for the price you can get a lot more.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.38

2006 Infiniti G35 Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Tacoma, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
July 10, 2012

While most of the miles are driving to and from the track and on the track they have been great. Best tire for dry conditions without going to an R compound. Wet traction could be better. This is my second set, I run a 275/305 staggered set up and got 15000 out of the first set that included 5 track days and 32 auto-x events and some other Sunday drive. This car is not my daily driver.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN S.4.Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Wallingford, CT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
July 03, 2012

2003 VW GTI 1.8T
I purchased these 225/45R17 Yokohama ADVAN S.4 tires based on reviews and their look. I also liked it's made in Japan.
I noticed that they are designed for heavier cars, but decided to try them anyway.
The first ride from installer shop was really bumpy and I was frustrated. I thought I made a wrong decision.
Then I checked tire pressure and found that it was 40psi (!). I deflated them to 30psi and it was a BIG difference. Now ride was good, with race car feeling. Over time, after some wear, tires got a bit softer too.
Driving was really nice experience with excellent cornering. Tires have solid grip and no hydroplaning problem, even now, after 35k miles, when I have to replace them.
Snow traction is kind of bad, but it may be because of my really light car and wide tires.
I am replacing them at 35k miles not because of complete wear, even with my aggressive driving, I could've put 5-10k more, but I punched to rear tires and fixed them myself, using rubbery plugs and didn't want to rotate to front after that. So front tires are down to thread limit and I decided to get a new set.
New set is Continental ....
It's softer and I am missing this race car cornering stability feeling, when car stays flat even when you are turning sharp.
Next time I will by Yokohama again.

Wheel and Tire Fitments for Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S Now Available

Friday, June 22, 2012 by Marshall Wisler

Since the release of the Subaru BRZ and its twin the Scion FR-S, we have been able to get both vehicles to Tire Rack's headquarters for measurements. First indication is that these very capable cars have been very "under tired" from the factory. Despite its excellent poise and impressive skidpad numbers, the BR-Z and FR-S are shod with a narrow 215/45-17 all-season tire from the factory. Such a fitment, although good for fuel efficiency and tread life, severely inhibits the cars' true performance. The wheels also seem a bit too narrow and use a very conservative high offset which makes them appear sunken into the fenders.

Based upon our measurements, these two cars are capable of running a 245 width tire on all four corners -- utilizing anywhere between a 17"-19" wheel. If you're wanting to run a staggered set-up, the rear fender arches can accommodate a width up to 265mm with the correct wheel.

Autocross and track driving participants will likely wish to use a square set-up to maintain the car's balance. The hot set-up for these, in my opinion, would be a 17x8 wheel using a 245/40-17 tire at all four corners. This tire size allows for many popular street tires to be installed including the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08, Bridgestone Potenza RE-11, Kumho Ecsta XS, Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec and Hankook Ventus R-S3. Are you looking to utilize a purely competition tire? You may find interest in the Hankook Ventus Z214, BFGoodrich g-Force R1, Hoosier A6 or Hoosier R6

With many tire choices available, as well as a large inventory of wheels from manufacturers like Enkei Racing Series, O.Z. Racing and Sparco, the best way to start looking for your desired set-up is to view our Tire & Wheel Packages.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.4

2003 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 4,800
Location: Sequoia National Park, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,800 Miles on Tires
June 03, 2012

I have the pleasure of driving these tires to work each summer weekday (dry & warm asphalt) up one of the twistiest roads in the west (30 miles of 30-50 MPH back-to-back hairpins, no traffic). Weekends allow more spirited speeds on various trans-Sierra highways.

In all endeavors, these 08s are effortless, noiseless, and predictable past cornering traction limits (slow & easy break, gentile recovery). Truely point & shoot!

The 08s took 800 miles to break-in (felt greasy at first), and rears only last my driving style 5,000 miles till bald (fronts last three rears). Wear is even across the tread, with no cupping. Tires balance inside/outside with minimum weights.

Of all the X-Treme Perf brands I have purchased from Tire Rack, these 08s allow my go-cart to perform better than Honda or Newton ever imagined ;)

FR-S and BRZ Now Available for Wheel Upgrades

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Cy Chowattukunnel

After what seems to be decades of waiting, the first Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are beginning to arrive.

 

Initial vehicle availability will be tight. Here at Tire Rack, we're still waiting to get them in our studio to be photographed. Thanks to the help from our suppliers, we've been able to post a preliminary list of compatible wheels for the FR-S and BRZ (fitment is obviously the same for both). The Original Equipment wheel is 17x7, 5-100 48mm offset. Many drivers will prefer a wider, lightweight wheel with the same offset.

If you prefer a wheel that weighs less than 18 lbs., the list is narrowed down to: the 17x8 45ET Enkei Racing Series RPF1 in black or bright silver, 17x8 48ET O.Z. Racing Alleggerita HLT available in matte graphite silver, white, blackorange, blue, gold and red, the Enkei RP03 in bright silver (the black painted version is estimated to arrive in June) and the Ultraleggera HLT in black, bright silver, matte graphite silver and gold.

 

17x8 5-100 45ET Bright Silver Enkei RPF1 $225**
Bright Silver Enkei Racing Series
RPF1

 
17x8 5-100 48ET Anthracite Painted OZ Allegerita $329*
Anthracite Painted O.Z. Racing
Alleggerita HLT

 
17x8 5-100 48ET Bright Silver Painted Enkei RP03 $275*
Bright Silver Painted
Enkei Racing Series
RP03

 
17x8 5-100 48ET Matte Graphite Silver OZ Ultraleggera $285*
Matte Graphite Silver
O.Z. Racing Ultraleggera HLT

As for tires, I'd go with 225/45-17 sizing to complement the wider wheels. Personally, I prefer the 25" overall diameter better than the slightly larger 25.3" 235/45-17 tires. When making your tire choice, consider the best value Extreme Performance Summer tires discussed in a previous blog post, as well as the Toyo Proxes R1R and Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

Thursday, May 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama S.driveReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.57

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Denver, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
May 14, 2012

This tire is a great tire for an all wheel drive performance street car. I have had plenty of Yokohama/Advan tires on my last few AWD cars, the S-Drives are a lot like an expensive Advan race rack tire for a lot less. Tho the S-Drives are a little harder compound they are a good tire for using your performance AWD cars full potential on the city streets wet or dry. Thanks Yokohama!!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

2008 Mitsubishi Evolution
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Cleveland, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
May 16, 2012

I bought this tire for my Evo based on reviews, quality, and previous impressions with Yokohama street tires. These tires are superior to any tire I have ever owned. During "spirited" driving these tires are unbelievably stable at high speeds (150+) and grab like none other on the Autocross track. The technical demand on an autocross track is no match for these tires. These tires deliver on hairpins and slaloms and also have excellent acceleration and braking grip. Something else I noticed is there is no give on the side walls so even during the hardest of turns, there is no rolling over and the tread is touching the pavement where it should at all times. I havent noticed any tire noise and they are smooth even after a race when the treads are cupped. I plan to get about 10k miles out of them which is expected with any tire like this. Im actually surprised they are lasting as long as they are. If you track your car or even just like taking curves faster than you should be able to, buy these.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.T.

Friday, April 20, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN S.T.Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: BLAINE, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
April 18, 2012

I use this tire albeit no longer available, on my 2003 Tahoe to pull my boat and racecar. I do not have to drive far as you can see by the milage I have submitted. Roger had asked me to purchase a fifth tire just incase something terrible happened to one of my tires, definitely a good idea when you purchase a tire that will and is no longer being made. You may think that I have not tested this tire on the Tahoe without pulling a trailer...wrong. I tested this tire in the dry and with over 500hp (5.3L supercharged and misc.), truly one of Yokohama's best. Can't understand why they stopped making them and the tire that repaled them, although a good seller, is no Advan S.T. I hear no noise from this tire at any speed and I tow very fast. Tread wear is un-noticable. Ride is exceptionally comfortable. It has an awesome tread pattern that is classic high performance Yokie. I love this tire and expect it too be a favorite in my auto stall. The only chance I had to drive this tire in the rain was when towing my boat. No issues and or problems. Traction was great. What tire will I switch to when these wear out or get too old...only time will tell. I expect to use this tire for the next 5-7 years.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

1981 Porsche 911SC Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
March 15, 2012

This tire has totally changed the enjoyment of my car. The test was right on the money. The car now goes exactly where it's pointed. When our group runs through the twists I have never had the slightest slip. When it's time to stop, it's like an anchor was thrown out. I can't hear any tire noise, but a Porsche 911Sc is not a Lexus. The ride is quite comfortable for a tire in this class. I have 10,000 miles on them, and I haven't hit the wear bars yet. I usually only get 8,000 miles to a rear pair, so I'm happy. As to rain, I can't give a good asesment, as I live in the desert, and don't drive it when the monsoons come. I will definitely be buying another set when these wear out.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Friday, March 2, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Parada Spec-X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.91
 
 

2005 Porsche Cayenne S
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Miles driven on tires: 30000
Location: Islip, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30000 Miles on Tires
February 10, 2012

Third set of tires on this truck. Michelin Diamaris'and Yoko Advan's gave me 20K miles each, these Yoko Parada Spec x have 30K on them and 7/32" tread left - good for another 5k to 10k miles. Very pleased with the dry and wet performance, even light snow. Ice - not so good. Excellent tire in terms of performance, comfort and road-feel. Only recently started to get noisy at highway speeds, but that's to be expected. Actually looking forward to getting a new set when these wear out.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Thursday, March 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.88
 
 

2008 BMW M3 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 3000
Location: Sacramento, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3000 Miles on Tires
February 15, 2012

Although these tires offer a ton of grip, they are somewhat noisy, have a rougher ride (due to tread design, not sidewall stiffness), and tend to flat spot if they sit for a few days. I have had a hard time balancing these tires as well. Overall, I would not recommend them. I should have stuck with Michelin. As quickly as I can wear these tires out, I will be going back to the Michelin's. Most likely I will purchase the Pilot Super Sports. I have heard nothing but favorable reviews about them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.62

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Pasadena, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2012

I run about 12 to 14 track days a year plus lots of canyon drives and generally get 7000 miles out of a set of tires. The AD08's have 6000 miles on them so far and may have two more track days in them before I replace them. The AD08's are very aggressive on the track and have dropped my lap times about 2 seconds from my previous Kuhmo Ectsa LE's. In the dry these tires stick very well with very little slip. They run hotter for longer than the Kuhmo's without getting loose or slippery. On the street they are a little noisy but the aggressive handling and ability to do what you ask of them out weighs the noise at freeway speeds. The tread has a great look to them on the car as well, a very attractive tire. If you autocross or run track days this is the tire hands down. I plan on buying again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN S.4.Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91

2007 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5I
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Miles driven on tires: 18000
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 18000 Miles on Tires
January 21, 2012

These tires continue to be great! I thought they were getting noisy but it was a bad rear wheel bearing in the Subaru. Once the bearing was replaced, peace and quiet again. These tires grip like glue in the wet and dry. Awesome handling, very quiet overall. Keep them rotated and around 39 PSI.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Monday, January 30, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE-11Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

2006 Porsche Cayman S With Standard Brakes
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Miles driven on tires: 400
Location: Porter Ranch, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 400 Miles on Tires
January 21, 2012

First iuse this tire for track days. The car has 19" wheels so all tires are expensive. I run the tires until the bead shows. I have run r compound ties, michielin sport cups (3), Hoosier A6 (1), street compounds Michelin PS2 (4) super sports (4), Yokohama sport vans (6) ADVAN AD08. It is within this experience that I report on the RE11. The number in the parenthesis is the number of track days I got out of each tire. The RE11 lasted 7 track days and stick well, not as good as the R-compound as you might suspect. The ADVANs wore well but did not stick. The RE11 are a good compromise of wear (cost) and grip. Until I win the lottery and can afford to rin the R-compound I'll stick with the RE11s

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.83

2008 BMW 335i Cabriolet
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: suffolk, va
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
January 20, 2012

I switched to this tire from the OE tire which was a bridgestone run flat. i had horrible experience with them. I installed this tire and it was a world of difference. the car drives better and rides smoother and is quiter. There will have to be a lot of advances in RFT's before i ever purchase another. Their time just has not come. The tire design looks agressive and looks like it would be noisy but that is not the case at all. haven't had them long enough to evaluate treadwear. I am positive it will meet expectation of this type of tire.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN S.4.Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.57

2007 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 1000
Location: ELMWOOD PARK, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1000 Miles on Tires
May 06, 2011

I also have the 255/35WR-19's on the rear due to my car having staggered rim sizes standard.



So far, these tires have surpassed expectations. The current ratings (5/6/11) give the impression that these are substandard tires for the money. They most certainly aren't. My current ratings should show how I feel about them. Before these, I had a set of the much more expensive Michelin Pilot Sport A/S's and they, in my opinion, aren't worth half the money these tires are.



These tires inspire full driving confidence through high-speed, high-g corners. They are also excellent at highway speeds while running through heavy rain/a few inches of water. No hydroplaning to speak of. Responsiveness is excellent for an A/S. Ride comfort and noise levels are, for the most part, comfortable and quiet--comparable to the Michelins.



For now, I do not have a rating for any snow or ice traction as most of it was gone by the time I had these put on. These ratings, along with treadwear, will be updated later when they are applicable.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Friday, January 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25

2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo
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Miles driven on tires: 3589
Location: Indianaplis region, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3589 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2012

Amazing tire....great on track and street. Quiet. Good in rain. Only gotcha is that it gets damaged under 14F. So, it is not worth trying to use it for snow/ice....

Doesn't get greasy too fast on a DE session....Wear is quite good. Price is higher than the lowest, but it is far more able. Able to keep pace with R comps for the most part...perhaps the best standard road tire (non-R) out there. Wider than a typical tire size for size. I'd add 10 to the width (a 295 is like another company's 305 for example).

Best tire I have owned. And I've a a bunch of N rated ones.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07

Thursday, January 5, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

2005 Lotus Elise
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Miles driven on tires: 1000
Location: HOUSTON, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1000 Miles on Tires
December 27, 2011

Since this is the only tire available for the stock Elise front wheels I it makes choosing tires pretty easy. Now on my third set of fronts at 58K miles on the car.

I stay with the AD07's for the front to keep the light feel to the steering and responsive handling. Have tried ADO8s on the rear to see if they would last longer. They were less expensive, but tread life was about the same. Recently installed Michelin Pilot Super Sports on the rear to see if I can get better tread life.

I track the car regularly, but use the AO48's on a separate set of wheels for the track.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88

2009 Pontiac G8 GT
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Miles driven on tires: 31343
Location: Trenton, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 31343 Miles on Tires
December 05, 2011

I own a 09 Pontiac G8 GT with the sport package. I have over 130K miles on my car now because I use it for my business. I do investigations and surveillance and most of the time I drive at high speed. I put approximately 3600 miles a month on it. The Hankooks I purchased were the 2nd set of tires I purchased for my car after the factory set and I must say you couldn't find a better tire for the money. I drive alot of highway and city and my average highway speed is from 80-100mph. I do alot of highspeed manuvering and cornering. These tires hold as well if not better than the original Bridgestone RE050's that were stock for the car. I did get over 55K miles out of the original tires, because I am anal about rotating my tires every 6K miles, but for the differnce in price to the Hankooks there is no contest. The Hankooks performed better in the rain up to 100mph than the Bridgestones and the road noise was minimal. I was able to corner even faster with these tires after they were broken in 1000 miles. I also never change my tires in the winter so I run my summers all year round. If you have light snow their ok at low speed, but of course 2inches and above I drive my truck. I've owned alot of performance vehicles from Evolutions to custom built tuners and the only tire so far that I've had that out performs these are the Yokohama Advans I had on both of my EVO's. If you want to try a superb well priced tire that is good for all around use try them. You'll be impressed.