Sticky Tires for Your Fast Car: Tires You Can Drive on the Road and Take to the Track

Are you ready for autocrossing? Looking to do some lapping days at your local track? Participating in the Silver State Classic in September? Maximize your fun by picking the right tire for your car and the events you're going to run. There are essentially four types of sticky tires you should consider for your days at the track:   Extreme Performance Summer Str...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Put this on Labor Day weekend on my 2006 Azera. I've racked up 12,000 miles on them so far. Love these tires. They are incredible in the rain and going through ponding on roadways. I use this car to commute 110 miles a day to work. They have been great at road holding, corning, comfort and grip. This is a large high output V-6 front driver and though you can...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072

I have 4 of these dedicated snow tires on my '08 Subaru Tribeca whenmost of my contemporaries run All Season tires. I have a very short steep driveway and live in the southern Allegheny region of Central Pennsylvania. My driveway also has a northern exposure so it does not melt as quickly as someof my neighbors driveways do. i have great confidence in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105

Can't believe i'm the first to review this awesome tire! I've tried the Continental 5P/Michelin Supersports/and now the V105's. These tires met and exceeded all my expectations. Can't believe they have so much dry traction.. No tire squeeling on high speed corners and it really takes a lot to tax these tires. Although they wear fast that is to be expected...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG20

My second winter season for these tires. Zero problems. A front wheel drive car with real snow tires is by far the most economical car for winter. the price of a dedicated set of snow tires is around $600 dollars . Compared to the cost of collision repairs and possible injury, a no brainer.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072

Put a set on the truck in Jan '13. Use the truck in the winter to get to my cabin in BC from Alberta. Traction & steering has been excellent whether on the highway, secondary or forestry roads. I have as much confidence in these tires as the studded hakka's on my car. There is a bit of a drop in mpg over the summer A/T's but it's worth it when they keep me...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (T-Speed Rated)

UPDATE to my 12/02/14 review. I took my car back to the tire center and they took it for a test ride (which they don't normally do when installing tires only) and found a bad wheel bearing. It cost me more for the bearing job than ALL the tires, but it worked to reduce the loud noise! A little disappointed they didn't find this earlier. But my rating for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID S33D

Avid S33D was OE tire on our Prius. This tire has exceeded all expectations, especially longevity for an OE tire. Still have legal tread depth left and remain perfectly round after over 54,000 miles. Noise is average for a tire while not being uncomfortable, plus they have maintained good performance in rain at the limits of wear. A recent trip in Oct of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

These tires are awesome! I'm driving a 97 4Runner. It had Yokohama Geolanders. Bought the truck used with the Yoko's. I liked those tires and was going to replace with the same until I read the reviews on the LE2.The roads have been awful between Chicago and SW Michigan. Snow, ice, slush, smooth and everything in between. I noticed my old tires were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

These tires grip and grip being my first set of winter tires I am impressed at just how well they drive compared to my all season, their not as quick to respond dry roads but they ride way better the noise level isn't bad these are quieter than my all seasons. Wet driving is awesome with these tires water puddles in the road feel like nothings there wish my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H724

DISCLAIMER: First off, I am not affiliated with TireRack or Hankook Tire Co. I have been a customer of TireRack for over a decade and I've never had 1 single problems. For Hankook tire set, this is my first time experience and I am not writing this review to endorse them either. I am simply giving you my perspective, specifically, the use of Hankook Optimo...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

I have logged 1,400 miles on these, with about 100 miles on off-highway trails. I am running the factory recommended 20 PSI all around. The 100 miles of trail were my first experience of this sort.I went with the stock size because I felt that bigger tires compromised the already low power of the 1.3l Samurai engine. The smaller tires resulted in a 5%...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Needed snows for this extra-snowy upstate NY winter, and chose these because I have been very happy with them on my 2006 Mazda3 hatchback for the past 3 winters. It's difficult to tell the car has snow tires - these are very quiet, don't squirm or lose grip, and take turns almost as well as the OEM all-season Yokohama tires. In snow they have been very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I bought a set for my 2012 Malibu along with H&R lowering springs and KYB shocks. I love these tires with my suspension set up. I drive my car hard and the S-Drives keep my big car planted when I'm cornering hard (100+kms) Great wet and dry traction. Will definitely be hitting tire rack up again for another set!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Having had both the OEM and Yokohama Geolanders for the Pilot - I have nearly 140,000 miles on it and am the original owner - these are by far the best tires I have ever had on this car, or for that matter, any car. Driving in NJ to work 46 miles round trip, combination highway and local roads. Through last winter in particular, the traction especially on...  Read More

A New Look for Your MR2 Spyder

Name a fun, affordable and reliable mid-engine car? Sounds like a trick question, but the 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder hits that rare trifecta. WHEEL DIAMETER As you look at Spyder wheel options, you'll see wheels ranging in diameter from 15"-18". Although the Spyder can run 15", 16", 17" and 18" wheels, staying with a 15" wheel allows for broader tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (W-Speed Rated)

Let me begin by saying that I always read these reviews with an open mind. But I never know how to really take them. So I write this strictly as a comparison between the tire that came on my car and the Goodyear eagle sport. My mazda 3 came with Yokohama avids in 205/50 17. The cars handling made up for what the tires lacked. The Yokohamas didn't do anything...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I got the Yokohama S. Drive in December of 2011. It is now August 2014 and they need to be replaced (which I will be doing in October. These are great if you're on a budget and/ or like to test out different tires. I drive an 04 Mini Cooper S and these tires grip amazingly well when they are warm. Most people don't get this warm concept and usually spin out...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

30,000 miles on these tires and they are fantastic. They grip well for an all season tire and are very comfortable and have have no excessive road noise. Ive driven these in heavy and light snow and they did great. I ran a set on the front for 2 years and around 25,000 miles without rotating them. I am happy to say that they did not wear unevenly and are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

Picked a good week for new tires. I've been thru three rain storms (major soakers) and the new Advan A/S's have performed brilliantly --- even at speeds probably a bit higher than you should be going in heavy rain. Not once has the car felt anything other than planted --- even thru standing water. I'm hopeful that performance in the snow will be similar.I...  Read More