Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

I bought these for winter driving on my X5 5.0 and could not say more about how many times they have saved me. Pulled out of snow that was so deep it was over the hood. I fired up the car and got out of with out any issue. Also drove for hours on a highway with 4 inches of snow and never lost traction or confidence. They can be a bit noisy but not us much as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

bought these tires for my daughters car and couldn't be happier they are not like the old blizzaks they are very stable no mush and I feel confident that she can get out of just about anything a new York winter can throw at her.   Read More

Best snow tires for winter driving : Bridgestone versus Michelin.

The Winter of 2017/2018 has been one for the record books.  Much of the country has had to deal with severe cold temperatures and record breaking snowfalls.   Some of the sub-zero cold temperatures that much of the country experienced were the coldest recorded in over a decade.  Not long before I wrote this blog, I awoke to a morning of negative 14 degrees...  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

These replaced a set of PS2s on my Cayman R. I mostly use this car for track days but also drive it around town on occasion. Two track days last weekend on the new set. I was more than 3 seconds faster around Palmer Motorsports Park over the PS2s. I've also had the super sports on this track and would say the RE71R was about 2 seconds faster around his...  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 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Excellent winter tires with less noise than the GY F1 A/S that came withe the car.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG20

Good value for the price, but I have been a little under-whelmed by the traction on wet and dry roads in the cold without actual snow coverage. On previous cars I have used Michelin X-Ice and Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires, which cost a little more than these Yokos, but do seem to deliver a bit better performance in those conditions.   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 Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Unbelievable traction and responsiveness. We used this tire for the 2017 One Lap of America, and I've used it for several track days and autocross events plus several thousand miles of street driving. Wet traction is really good as well, but it can hydroplane in deep standing water or downpour conditions. Like all tires in this category, they do not work...  Read More

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

Now that I've had these tires for nearly a full year, I'm impressed! They're ability to perform at high levels in all kinds of weather, especially wet is amazing. These tires best perform at 34psi on the rear and 36 psi on the front. The grip for launches, steering response cornering haven't changed after 7 autocross events that have 6 runs at each event....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2 RunOnFlat

I can only say this: I bought a used BMW 550i x Drive M Sport from Canada recently. I owned it for 2 weeks and had a major blow out on one tire - remarkably - the tires were the OEM! The car is 6 years old and had nearly 50,000 miles and these LS2 tires looked like they had more life in them still - but one got a flat that wasn't reparable, so all had to go....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM001

I drive frequently from the NYC area to northern VT in the winter, often in snowstorms. That sometimes means going 150 miles in the rain, 100 miles on black ice and 100 miles in snow. These tires are great in each condition. I drive a 2011 WRX and with these tires and AWD, I can confidently pass when the left lane is super sketchy, zoom up hills on mountain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

Almost reminded me of growing, up bias ply tires. Have never handled well, to the extent I had the car checked at the cost of over $250, only to find nothing wrong with it. They are wearing out fast, cupped, loud, and are just not a tire to like. Never gone flat! Won't ever get them again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

I have never been a fan of Bridgestone tires. They Chop up all the time and never provided the best wear like Michelin, Pirelli and Dunlop. My Brother works for Bridgestone and I decided to try them out on my X5. I immediately noticed how smooth and quiet they are on my BMW X5 3.0l X-drive with adaptive drive, rear damper load level suspension and active...  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

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

I live in Texas so the Winter Driving portion of this review is irrelevant for me. I will say that I normally drive with Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS tires, so switching to this tire was not a normal thing for me. I will say that my decision to give this tire a chance was well rewarded. The tire performed better than I had expected. While the Potenza tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

This rating is based on my experience on three different Coopers with run flat tires. Of the several sets of tires that have to be replaced and brands, Goodyear, Michelin, Perrelli, Hankook, Bridgestone. The Bridgestone Drive Guard RFT has been the best in ride, the quietest, very responsive, most of all best in mileage. Of the other listed brands, I never...  Read More

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

Purchased these tires for autocross and road racing on my Abarth 500. Recommended by the Tirerack associate and many other forums/websites for multiple light sport cars of all kinds of power-trains. Mostly RWD Miatas, BRZs and mid engine Boxsters ,MR2s, FWD Civic SIs ,and tons of German sport cars.I am amazed how well these tires are. I have attended 3...  Read More