Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Riken Raptor VR

I bought these tires for the Spring/Summer months and instantly got 2-4 mpg back from my winter tires. The day I put these on my car I drove over a 1000 miles on a trip and half of it was in the rain. I had absolutely no issue at all with drifting lane to lane or even cornering hard.I tried a couple times to lose traction on quick turns and they stayed put....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

I replaced my Bridgestone S04 tires with the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S and the 1st thing I noticed was the softer ride quality. The S04 was a good tire and I was happy with the traction but the Michelin is simply a better riding tire. The steering response does not seem quote as responsive as the S04 but the dry traction is incredible for a street tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 N-Spec

If you are looking for a performance winter tire. This is it. I've used normal winter tires on a Honda Civic before and i hated the handling and the noise and the grip in the rain and dry wasn't that great. With my performance package Mustang GT, I knew i wanted to maintain the sporty handling that the car had on the factory Pirelli P-Zero Maximum...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

Bought these tires to replace the OE Bridgestone tires on my '13 Highlander after 50K of city/hwy combined driving. OE Bridgestone tires were okay, but I was looking for a better all season tire for all types of driving here in eastern PA.Reviewed all of the TR testing and reviews and decided to go with these Michelins. After 7,500 miles of fall, winter, and...  Read More

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

I have been a Michelin tire advocate in the past and these are the first OE Bridgestones I have kept on a vehicle. I have been extremely pleased with them. Over all performance catagories the tires, for the replacement cost, are better than Michelin tires. As a retired police officer I can attest to the Bridgestone tires performance in aggressive driving,...  Read More

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

I bought these tires for autocross and they work great. I just autocrosssed in the rain and they help grip surprisingly well. I drive on them to/from the events (100-150 miles round trip) and they seem to handle the normal road conditions well. At this rate I will easily get 7,500-10,000 miles of autocross driving and driving to/from the events out of them.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

BEST SUMMER TIRES EVER. Save yourself the time and just buy them. I've had Kumho, Sumitomo, Goodyear, Pirelli, Bridgestone and a lot of the Michelin's before the PS4. The PS4's are light years ahead. Unbelievable traction in all conditions, even at the limits. Yet somehow they are super quiet and the ride quality is amazing. Soft, supple even. I have them on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Symmetrical

New car OE on 2017 Mazda6 Touring. I see there is a specific tread design for the Mazda6 according to TR. My first impression of the Mazda6--I've been car shopping for many months, have driven numerous others including Optima, Sonata, Elantra, Mazda3, etc., was, this Mazda6 is CONNECTED! Is it the tires or the tire size? The setup? I can't say.I can say that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S4

Second year in auto-x. Bought these tires because re-71's were not available. My first impression is that this is a superior tire for autocross. I was somewhat concerned because I had read a review that said they squeal (I came from a Bridgestone Potenza 760, which does squeals a lot and not the best tire for autocross). I can report In 20 runs with these...  Read More

New Wheels for 2017 Subaru BRZ with Performance Pack Brembo Brakes

I was hoping to convince Tire Rack management to cover the cost swapping my 2015 Subaru BRZ for a 2017 Subaru BRZ with the Performance Pack. This would give us quick access for a car to test fit and I get the newest BRZ. Of course they didn't go for that, but we have updated our website with compatible wheels for the 2017 Subaru BRZ with Performance Pack...  Read More

Best Tires for 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE

The 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE is a perfect vehicle for a larger family. Well built to provide a comfortable ride with a smooth and powerful engine, the Sienna XLE AWD version comes with second-row lounge seats that feature pop-up footrests. With such a comfortable interior, you don’t want to ruin it by riding on the wrong tires. Equipped with 235/55R18 Bridgeston...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

2nd season on these tires, from approx. 5k to 11,400 miles. a little more wear on the front this year due to a fairly dry winter.front center tread @8/32's, shoulders @ 7/32's...rear center is 9/32's, outside shoulders 9/32's and inside @ 8/32's...1st season had a lot of snow and wear front and rear was very even and ended with 10/32's for all four..not used...  Read More

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

I bought these to run F Street SCCA Solo hoping to be competitive and they have not disappointed. The grip is immense, the tire response is razor sharp and they have great grip from the first run. On the stock Pirelli P-Zero's out of three events I managed 13th, 5th and 16th in Pax overall out of 55 to 77 drivers depending on the event. Now, four events in...  Read More

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

Previous tires were the OEM Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS - they were done at 20K. Decided to try the BFG tires. So far, so good. They ride a little bit softer, but corner much better, with excellent grip in the rain. Have not had a significant snowfall yet here in Pittsburgh, so I can't report on that yet. As far as noise, they seem ok to me, even with the...  Read More

What Tires Are on a Lexus 2017 RX350?

In the luxury midsize SUV market, the Lexus RX350 ranks as one of the best. It’s easy to see why thanks to a great looking interior, spacious room for the driver and passengers, good power and impressive standard features. With a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, the RX350’s tires need to be ready to handle that power and translate it into comfort and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Changed two seasons ago from Blizzaks. The Michs are a superior tire in all respects. They are quiet, particularly on a Mazda. The ice traction is excellent and wet traction is superior to the Bridgestones.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1


Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I purchased these tires because of experience with the last generation of them. These are just as great in any weather, but road noise is a lot. By the way great in rain.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I have about 22-23k on this DriveGuard tires, and I can honestly say they are THE BEST tires I've ever owned. This car came with Continental tires from the factory, and they worked, but didn't do anything specially great. I would consider them a middle of the road tire. Since then I had a set of Goodyear's which had a good price, but were really sub standard...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 RFT

My biggest problem with these tires is that over bumpy terrain they are really really bad. When I say bumpy terrain I don't mean rocks and boulders I mean ordinary roads that are not very smooth. On certain highways the car really shudders over the older sections. I think most of the issue is caused by the technology used to make these tires run when flat....  Read More