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 Blizzak DM-V2

Without these tires, my SRT8 Grand Cherokee would be nearly worthless to drive in the winter here near Reno, where I live in the mountains between Reno and Lake Tahoe. We have lots of ice and heavy wet snow at 6000' of elevation, which makes for interesting driving conditions at times. These tires really work with 90% horsepower to the rear tires...  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 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

a little more road noise than summer but not that bad handles well   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 Potenza RE-71R

I've had hundreds of autocross runs on these tires (multiple sets) over the last three years and love them. Very predictable, excellent grip. I love the smell of burnt rubber drifting through a sweeper in the morning! They are susceptible to heat but cooling them with water after second runs works well. I had the luck to run a Focus ST this year with 255's...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The pros : great for traction in deep snow, light snow, slushy roads The Cons : Lacks traction when turning corners, Traction on icy roads was just ok, Tread wears down faster then competitor winter tires, Price is highThe Outcome : Overall its a great winter tire. It has pros and con just like all tires. I have used the Toyo GSi 5 , Continental extreme...  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 Turanza Serenity Plus

These are very comfortable with minimum noise compared to the Potenza I had before. These are better than the original tires too. At about 10000 miles, they are not showing much sign of wear.   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.┬áDedicated 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 Blizzak WS60

I had high hopes and I'm very disappointed.They are pretty good in light snow, I have not had the occasion to try on deep snow or ice. They are ok on dry road but they are DANGEROUS on wet road. I have had several close calls on wet roads because they won't break, lock and slide (I don't have ABS). I drive with Goodyear GT Eagle the rest of the year which...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

These are summer tires, replacing original Conti ProContact (42K mi). At half the price of Conti/Michelin, etc etc, I must say I am extremely pleased with their performance. I had also considered the BFG g-Force A/S but after talking to Bart at TireRack, he said that he felt the non-directional tread pattern enabled diagonal rotation, whereas the BFG would...  Read More

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

Currently have 7k miles on my RE-71R's. I haven't done any AutoX or serious racing, mainly highway pulls and some spirited driving. The tyres have been very good and have lasted a while. They look pretty much brand new despite having 7k miles on them. My main fear was treadwear but I can happily confirm that these tyres wil last a while if you don't do...  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