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

I went back-n-forth for weeks trying to decide about which tire to buy. I finally chose to splurge for the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ over the Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06. Yes, the Michelin tires are a bit pricey, but they are definitely well worth the invest. The ride, performance, and handling are superb. I would absolutely purchase these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Call me crazy, however, these are one of the best performing tires I have ever owned. I run the Michelin pilot sports on both my 2008 VW Jetta Wolfsburg 2.0T FSI, DSG w/K04 S3 Turbocharger upgrade, and supercharged 1994 Classic NA Mazda Miata as summer tires and these on the Jetta for the winter. The Michelin Pilot Super Sports are at the top of their...  Read More

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

Spent a weekend in Sacramento area from SF Bay Area this weekend. Had mix of crazy weather over weekend - sunny & dry, cold and slightly icy, hard pouring rain and a bit of hail. Tires performed extremely well over dry asphalt - quiet, sticky, crisp and responsive. Was expecting it to deteriorate in rain, hail and wet pavement, but didn't skip a beat. Not a...  Read More

Need More Grip? Check Out the Latest Extreme Performance Summer Challengers to the Bridgestone Potenze RE-71R

Becoming number one is difficult, but staying on top is even harder. Currently, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R has managed to hang on to its Extreme Performance Summer crown, however the competition is getting fierce. BFGoodrich has the new g-Force Rival S 1.5. Falken has come out with the RT615K+. And Hankook has rolled out the Ventus R-S4. BFGoodrich g-...  Read More

New Max Performance Summer Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S and Continental ExtremeContact Sport

Don't blame me if your area gets blasted with cold and snow tomorrow, but many meteorologists are predicting an early spring. Are you ready for spring and wondering what's new in the Max Performance Summer category? Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Continental ExtremeContact Sport If you've got a fun and sporty car, it most likely came equipped with Max Performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Bought these tires with a Tire Rack wheel package. The stock WRX tires are absolutely pitiful from a trace of snow upward. So, like Murphy's Law, as soon as I got the tires mounted--the snow stopped. It was regularly snowing prior to Xmas but soon therafter it simply died out. BUT, we did have a 10 snowfall and decided to try out the traction on these....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I have roughly 5,000 miles on these tires over the course of 5 months, on all road types (excluding gravel). I love them.I drive extremely aggressively and they are the best tires I've put on my Camaro to date, far better than the factory Pirelli's. More grip both lateral and in a straight line, much better in wet/cold conditions, tough and resistant to road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Purchased the MXM4 to replace the oem Goodyear LS that came with TLX V6 AWD - the Goodyear is a very poor choice for this car, shame on Acura for this decision. I was looking for luxury level performance, and the MXM4 delivers without question. Quiet, smooth, dampens road jolts and bumps extremely well. Handling is not sport-level, but is a significant...  Read More

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

I traded my Conti Extreme Contact AWS tires at 30,000 miles for these. The biggest difference is that the Contis were terrible in any snow or ice, while these BFGs are excellent. Huge difference. And so far, all other categories are the same or better. The sidewalls are stronger than the Contis, but even with 36 psi in them, the ride is very close. (I had...  Read More

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

After reading reviews, I decided to take the plunge and make my purchase through Tire Rack. When I received them, I was concerned if I would have to contend with road noise with the aggressive thread pattern and to my surprise they are super quiet. Tire Pressure it set to 33.5 cold. These tires are all the rave people have been talking about. The shoulders...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I was eager to get the new Continental Extreme Sport tires installed. It's now been 45 days and over 1,100 miles logged, let's see how they are performing. Recognizing the manufacture's recent successes with other all-season categories, this tire surely had all the makings of being one of the class leaders. Since day one, the Extreme Sport has proven to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

This set of tires were put on in mid September and ran into late November, until temps dipped closer to freezing. I distinctively recall how well they performed in wet / damp / cool weather during the fall. I was very impressed with the wet handling, and braking from this tire. I have not found them to be a noisy tire as well. Looking forward to some...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I'm blown away by the wet traction of the tire. I pushed them hard in the wet and never felt any slippage. I put the tires on in September and we didn't get snow until December so I was able to keep them on longer than expected. Even on cold wet mornings I was very impressed with the grip of the tires. They are smooth and quiet especially for a max...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I had a fever, and the only prescription was the ExtremeContact Sport. After my set of all-season tires wore out, I decided to step back into a set of summer "Max Performance" tires. I was immediately blown away with the new Contis. Their exceptional responsiveness quickly brought life back to this 150k mile Miata. That responsiveness is backed-up with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

This review is for the MO rated version of this tire which I purchased for my Mercedes Benz E350 4Matic. As you would expect from the MO rating, these tires ride extremely well with low noise and high comfort levels. The car responds very well with these tires with very good steering feel and tracking. I have noticed no change in fuel consumption. There is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I bought those tires mostly on the basis of other reviews. I didn't want to buy a dedicated snow tire/wheel set for my M5 and wanted something to work in snow and summer.Bottom line, this tire's traction in snow is very decent... On ice, it's not that good as I expected. The ride is soft and cornering isn't that great but again this is an all season tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I waited several months to post this review because I wanted to see how these tires handled my New England winter. I was looking for that utopia of both great summer and winter performance - at speed - and would last a while. I was replacing some very expensive Michelin's which were 90% of the way to that goal - but wore out quickly (which I accept for what...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I've been looking for a good All Season to replace my stock pirellis on my camaro, and I was mainly looking at the DWS for the snow performance because I like to enjoy my car year round and needed my car to atleast be drivable but these tires blew me away! I first got them a day before a snow storm so I really put them to the test and let met tell you that...  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 Continental ExtremeContact DWS

This was a very disappointing tire. Performance-wise it was swell. No complaints. Tire wear wise. Possibly the worst I have ever had/seen. And this isn't my first few sets of tires. Bought and used dozens at my age... One year. $900 worth of tire and they made it thru one winter.   Read More