Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

When looking for tires to replace my stock run flats on my car I wanted to make sure they would handle well in the wet and dry since I would be pushing these tires on mountain roads. I ordered these tires because they were budget friendly and looked like they had great potential. The first time I drove on these tires I took my car out to the local twisty...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

With only having 1200 miles on them the overall wear question is still a unknown. Traction in all conditions has been very good. If pushed in a dry corner at hwy speeds I do experience more understeer/drift then the factory All season tires. Braking on ice/snow is excellent. Noise on grooved pavement can be moderate as is chasing the grooves.The colder the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Very good light snow traction with reasonable ice traction. Deep snow traction is OK for a dedicated snow. This tire really excels in dry and wet handling and braking compared to previous ice and snow tires I've had. Tread wear and tire noise is impressive as well. Compared to other snow and ice tires I've had for a number of vehicles including (Bridgestone,...  Read More

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

I bought a set of these for the 1991 subaru wagon I have owned for the last 15 years. To say I know the cars handling quirks and what to expect is pretty much a no brainer after 100.000 miles with it. I upgraded to 16 wheels at the same time I bought the tires because the tire options in the factory size are few. I wanted something cost effective but with...  Read More

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

I bought a set of these for the 1991 subaru wagon I have owned for the last 15 years. To say I know the cars handling quirks and what to expect is pretty much a no brainer after 100.000 miles with it. I upgraded to 16 wheels at the same time I bought the tires because the tire options in the factory size are few. I wanted something cost effective but with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

For the category it is in, UHP, it is an excellent tire! Steering is crisp and precise. Traction is great at getting the power to the ground having over 200HP in a FWD car. Under hard braking there is little to no tire slip. Mind you this is a fully track setup car that see's daily driving. These tires were my choice in longevity and performance. I would buy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

1k miles and 2 autox so far, coming from 12+ autox on DZii* last season. I'll compare to the DZii* mainly as I try not to daily these. More ultimate grip in the dry. Gets up to temp on a mid 60s day very quickly, maybe I think faster than the DZii*. Autocrossed in 32 deg wet weather and the grip was slightly better than I expected for such conditions, but by...  Read More

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

Bought these to replace some Bridgestone 960ASs; they were some great tires so I was loath to replace them. At 4/32 I didn't have much choice though. I am happy to report that, thus far, the Michelins are living up to all the hype. I haven't driven through a winter yet so I can't comment on ice or snow. In the wet they are pretty good though I still get some...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

These tires were already on my car when I purchased my G. I didn¿t notice the noise due to how excited I was and G was louder than i4 accord. But as I¿ve gotten used to my G the tires gotten louder and louder to my ears. Depending on the pavement you are on, noise level is up or down. Ride is rough. These tires are so loud and rough that I thought I had...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Riken Raptor ZR

These tires are a STUPID GOOD DEAL. BUY THEM. I came from a set of Cooper RS3-S tires, which were preceded by some Dunlop A/S, and these are night and day better than the Dunlops and still a big step above the Coopers.I drive the fairly rough streets of Chicago along with occasional interstate trips through the midwest. They tolerate bumps better than the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

41K and 6 mm of tread left. No problems of any kind except noisy now, but these are on a Prius which are not know for road isolation. The S on the WDS is wearing thin but I'll try another winter. Winters in SW MI have been pretty mild since I got these tires but they have not given me any problems when it was bad out. The Prius braking system on ice is a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

i drive my car everyday to work. about 40 miles each day. works perfect on a dry sunny day. good with the corners. awesome braking when its dry. it works ok in the snow. it does the best it can on a fwd. the noise level on the tires are very loud. and on a rainy day its not good at all. its slips very quick on wet superficies.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 01 A/S

These tires are overpriced garbage. Starting off in the rain is a complete joke. The car relies heavily on the ASR and ESP systems to keep it in check even with normal driving. It causes the car to understeer very easily and braking is abysmal. Do NOT buy these at all. Save your money get some Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 or Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+...  Read More

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

I replaced my worn Michelins with these G-Force Comp-2 A/S SL because of the good reviews I read on Tire Rack and other places. The reviews were enthusiastic and the price was right. What a nice surprise: These tires are much quieter in town and on the highway. They smooth out the firm ride of my 2009 X3. I have more confidence turning and braking with these...  Read More

Celebrating 1,000 Tire Rack Street Survival Schools

This past weekend, at our headquarters in South Bend, Indiana, we celebrated a milestone that we’re pretty proud of: the 1,000th Tire Rack Street Survival class! Through the efforts of volunteers, members of the BMW Car Club of America, SCCA, the National Corvette Club of America and the Porsche Club of America, this achievement was made possible. While we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Overall these are great tires. They do really well in every condition I have driven in. In had one thing I started to hydroplane really bad but I feel like that was due to driving too fast and a poorly dressing road. My only complaint is the weight of the tires compared to others. It definitely takes arrest from the car's acceleration, braking and fuel...  Read More

You Can Run But You Can't Hide From Mother Nature

Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow or your vehicle comes equipped with summer tires from the factory, you should strongly consider installing winter tires. Dedicated snow tires will enhance an all-wheel drive vehicle's winter capability, make an intrinsically "bad-in-snow" car better and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-05

Bought these at the beginning of the summer and we've taken a few family road trips and put 2500 or so miles on the tires. Driving with these for the last few months has been delightful. Cannot believe how quiet and assured the ride is. These take corners without a complaint or squeal. They eat up bumps and twisty highways (think Merritt Parkway) are no...  Read More

Bridgestone Driveguard Run-Flat Tires Installed on My BMW (First Impressions)

Since 2007, most BMW vehicles began rolling off the assembly line without a spare tire and instead came equipped with run-flat tires. What are run-flat tires? Run-flats tires look and function like standard tires, except that they are designed to allow a driver to continue to drive on them even after losing all air pressure. This means that in most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

These tires are excellent in all conditions. They respond well in the dry and are quiet on the freeways. Handling in the wet is excellent. We had 8 inches of snow in Portland last winter and these performed flawlessly. I thought I had snowtires on the car. I even was able to get around in solid ice - 1/5 of an inch thick on the road. I could barely walk on...  Read More