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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

These Michelin Premier tires are head and shoulders above the Bridgestone Turanza tires that were OE on my ES350. They are much quieter, the ride quality is a significant improvement over the B-stones and the noise level is noticeably lower. My Lexus is a great riding car and the addition of the Michelin Premier's make it ride,corner,brake and steer even...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I'm driving a Miata with the factory R package and don't notice any more noise or a rougher ride from these tires than any other tires I've had on this car in the past 19 years. They have superior grip and much sharper turn in response than my previous tires, Toyo T1R (a very disappointing tire) and have better overall grip than my previous favorite tires on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP600

I'm sorry there is only one tire alternative for the i3. I have had road hazard problems on both rear tires, however, (I know I'm in the minority) my front tires have turned over 35,000 and are at the 3/32 buy new tires point. I have read many comments of people wearing out tires very early on. I don't understand. But I do drive the vehicle non-aggressively....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Falken Azenis RT615K+

I come from a set of worn out Bridgestone Potenza RE11's. I bought my Miata to go autocrossing last year. I've done 7 events total now. These tires were the first mod this year. I have 2 autocross events on them currently, and I am VERY impressed. The first event was a novice school, put on by the local club. Being that this was a school, times werent...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk AS

These replaced the Bridgestone Ecopia tires I had on my Mazda 3. Overall this was a massive improvement. These tires are very quiet by comparison, and maybe the most quiet tires I've ever used. They really perform predictably on the road and provide excellent handling. The grip around corners is superior and I can make many turns now that would cause my...  Read More

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

First of all, the tread life of these tires is not very good. If you are buying these to drive on daily, you (other than just wasting them) are more or less wasting your money, they aren't really meant for that. I'm roughly 40% through the life of the tire after 3500 miles of combined city/highway, three track days and one autocross event. These are...  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 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 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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

THESE TIRES ARE USED IN PARK CITY UT IN A SUBDIVISION UP ON A MTN SIDE. OUR ROADS ARE SO STEEP AND SNOWY THAT THE COUNTY SENDS AROUND A FRONT END LOADER WITH CHAINS ON ALL FOUR WHEELS BEFORE THE SNOW PLOW COMES BY! TEN INCHES OF WET, SLICK SNOW, UNPLOWED AND I HAD NO TROUBLE MOVING, STOPPING OR STEERING AT ALL. THE FEDEX DELIVERY SUV WAS STUCK, AS WELL AS...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S

Last season, I was going to buy the Bridgestone Potenza Re71r but they were back ordered for 2 months so I decided to go with a set of the Rival S for autocross. What a great tire! These tires handle great in the dry and handle well in wet conditions. I dont recommened driving in heavy rain, that can be sketchy. But for an extreme performance tire i was...  Read More

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

Noisiest tire ever!! Louder than the shagged Bridgestone Blizzak's they replaced. I bought these tires because they were inexpensive and have an aggressive tread as a compromise to swapping out dedicated snows every year so I did not expect them to be quiet, but holy cow....my normally quiet sedan now sounds like a turbo prop airplane taxiing down the...  Read More

Is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 the Best All-Season or All-Terrain Tire for Snow Traction?

If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Nice, quiet tire. It drives well in wet/dry conditions. It's not the best all-season tire I've used in snow. I had General summer tires on a '00 Nissan Maxima that handled snow better than this tire.We bought these from Firestone with the Lifetime Balance/Rotation as well as Lifetime Alignment. After about three years of city, highway, and yearly trips from...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

This is the first tire review I have ever left on any product. When purchaing tires I always weight heavily on the reviews. The only concern I had was the cost as they are a littel pricey. The Michellin Premier A/S have been the best set of tires I have ever owned. Traction and cornering is better then I ever expected. Wet traction is phenominal. I really...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I had a set of Nokian WR G3 SUV tires on my previous Subaru and while they gave me great winter performance they were very loud and pretty rough. When I bought the Outback I knew I wanted to replace the factory Bridgestones with something better and I debated about going with a dedicated winter tire but I just didn't want to mess with having to swap tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I drive a 2012 Audi S4 and the tires given to me from the dealership I originally bought the car from were Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position All Seasons. Those tires were very noisy while driving had decent grip in dry and wet conditions but were AWFUL in the snow. I repeat AWFUL in the snow one slight tap on the brakes in light snow and you were skidding...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

The first set on another vehicle sold this set. I usually don't buy less than 70,000 mile warranty tires, but the previous set's comfort made me select these for the new daily driver. The wear on these is about 16,000 at the current mileage, so almost doubling the mileage warranty. Still has that quiet ride it had from day one. The initial 100 miles was a...  Read More

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

I am very, very pleased with this tire. I transitioned from some Bridgestone Potenza's which were excellent summer tires and the idea was to get a great all-conditions tire. I am a first responder in a city with poor road treatment in the snow. Within two weeks of purchasing this tire I experienced ice and snow conditions which were very uneasy on the...  Read More