Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I was only seeking Bridgestone (JP) or Micheline (FR), but as the French competitor was more expensive and were not made in France, I chose BS made in Japan (I grew up in Yokohama, Japan but Yokohama tires didn't seem to match either BS or MI). I rev my 3.2L VTEC motor very often and drive hard.There were two more expensive BS summer tires with not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

Purchased these tires in summer of 2014 and switch them out each winter with my Blizzack's. They are nice in the summer as far as traction, low noise level and comfort. BUT...I am a conservative, easy driver and these tires are worn down to the wear bars already after 21,500 miles. I can't understand how some other reviews claim low wear. Also, they slip...  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 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 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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT

Quite and smooth, Makes a big difference over the OEM Goodyear tires, they just feel good. I'm no expert but I know what works!   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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Sport 3

Bought these tires after trying the comparable Dunlop and Yokohama tires. For the same price range these tires blew the doors off the competition. Awesome cornering and traction in dry conditions. Confident driving in wet conditions and the road noise was better than the others. Just like all the other summer performance tires, once it gets cold they lose...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I moved from the factory 205-40/17 tire size Bridgestone RE-050s to the Direzza ZII*-spec in 205-50/15 for both a reduction in unsprung weight and increased sidewall height to help combat the rough roads in Vermont while still maintaining the sharp handling of the Fiesta ST. Sadly I can say, that though the overall grip is quite comparable between the...  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 Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I been using this tire with a 9.5 wide wheel as the stock 9 wheels have no good tires for an open track day. I only use this tire for HPDE events and getting to the track. I have mixed feeling about it. Its not very high grip tire my mostly stock GT can break them lose with a sharp hit of WOT. If driven with some care it will provide everything Tire Rack...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

These tires, along with a 255/45/17, replaced a set of the same sized TOYO R888 which I just couldn't get to work for me. In spite of putting the fronts at 3.5 degrees of negative camber and playing with the pressures the TOYOs were disappointing. Same alignment and pressures on the Direzzas had me around the track with more fun and faster times, along with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

I use these year round here in Norther Michigan and in Massachusetts. Wish they still hade the run flat version, maybe that was in 3D, not sure why they don't have them. Anyway, this tire is a brilliant and essentially year round friend. Very quiet and smooth all seasons with performance both for higher speeds, snow and ice, wet and dry. Off street as you...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature HP

I bought these tires in December. 2 weeks later I made a drive thru a lake effect snowstorm. 100 miles in 1 to 2 FEET of snow. They got me through it with not much problem. As time goes on and the tires wear I don't expect this level of traction to continue, but I was much impressed.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature HP

Had the OEM Goodyears and put 50,000 on them.they were ok.then got a flat and decided to replace them. Went onto tire rack website and found a great deal on the dunlops..outstanding value cuz they were on a close out special sale.needless to say I got another flat tire on one of the new dunlops and the warranty process was unbelievably easy. Point is I work...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Falken Azenis RT615K+

I have bought 4 sets of Falken [215] and [615] These are fine dry weather traffic tires, and good dry track tires. They lose some traction in the dry if overheated, but rebound adequately when cool again. After 10 - 20? heat cycles the tread gets harder. They are manageable in rain when new, but approach slicks when worn near the tread wear indicators.At...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Falken Azenis RT615K+

I bought these as a track/autocross tire. For me, the deal on these tires was quite a bit chepaer than the Bridgestone RE71R or the Dunlop Star Spec, and being as it's the new version of a tire that Chump and Lemons cars run, I figured I would give up a little bit of grip and competitiveness in autocross/track days in exchange for durability for my budget as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I mean this tire speaks for itself, my car came with Dunlop run-flats which are complete garbage so having had a spare winter wheel/tire set up for the car, I opted to install summer tires for my OEM Rays Eng. performance package wheels. The car feels like a completely different animal, the steering response is great (though I have electronic steering) but...  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 General Altimax Arctic

Hi, These are the BEST set of 4 Snow tires that I have EVER BOUGHT for any of my Ford Mustangs , mostly GT , EVER !!! You can not go wrong here with these General Altimax Arctic !!! The price is INCREDIBLE !!!On my previous Mustang GT 's , for the winter, I ran a full set of 4 Dunlop Graspic. Decent tire / decent price, however they where VERY noisy & QUICK...  Read More