Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I bought this tire to replace the Continental DWS-06 when I came to the South East, because I didn't expect to encounter any snow. I initially thought about purchasing the Michelin Pilot Super Sports or the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position again, but after driving a friend's M3 equipped with the Firestones, I bought 6 tires (2 front/4 rear) for less...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

I replaced the OEM tire on my 3.2 Q5 S-Line and couldn't be happier! These tires have exceeded my expectations in every way! I have not driven them in snow as I live in the south and have not had them through a hard winter but they have been great in every other area. Inspiring confidence in all conditions. I have seen some people rate them poorly for rain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

I bought these tires from the Tire Rack on 10/6/15 with 83,000 miles on my truck.Previously I went through 2 sets of Goodrich RuggedTrail T/As which I liked. I bought these as they were a great price, had good reviews and thought I┬┐d try something different while saving $100s.I am a true car guy and back yard mechanic. I take good care of my vehicles and I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT

Goodyear bills these as AT tires. They are not AT tires. Terrible on muddy and dry double track. Awful in the snow. Came as OEM when the dealer told me I was getting GY Adventurers with my FX4 package. When I asked them to fix both GY and the dealer just shrugged and said They are AT tires... Then why s HT in the name? I will replace with Firestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk AS

I have driven approximately 750 miles and have tested them in Oregon back roads, dry and wet surface. So far, I am really impressed with the performance and the price given. Half a price of older piece of junk turanzas but the road noise is significantly lower on Firehawk AS. The tire has a little vibration at first 300 when I bought new, but the vibration...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

These Pirelli P-Zeros All Season Plus-revised compund tires replaced Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. They've performed similarly, except that they're a quieter, softer-feeling ride - similar to a Michelin Primacy MXV4, without sacrificing any handling compared to the Pilot Sports. They seem to be wearing like the MXV4s -- that is, a little slower than the Pilot...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS 60

I have had these tires on my Silverado for the summer. When I bought them I thought I was getting Altimax tires but was given Grabbers instead. The Altimax tires on my Subaru Forester have been fantastically quiet. These Grabbers scream like a banshee! I am very disappointed! When I compare the tread pattern to the Altimax the only difference I can see is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion STR

245x50R20 -- Superior tread life; at 81k, will go 100k with very even wear. At 81k, tires remain quiet with perfect balance. Steering is tight and ride very smooth. Dry traction is good as new, but snow and wet traction while good has declined some. Tires have greatly exceeded my expectations. Will probably buy again, but will thoroughly analyze competition...  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 Firestone Firehawk AS

I wrote about this set of tires in July, 2016 when new. They now have a little over 15,000 on them. My opinion now is even better, since virtually any tire will be quiet and smooth when brand new. The traction has been outstanding in wet and dry conditions. Used only a little in light snow, but they did quite well then also. I can detect no (zero) wear at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

This tire provides a smooth, quiet ride on my 2005 Pilot, which I appreciate given the Pilot's cabin noise. They had a deep initial tread depth. When these tires were new, I drove 3.5 highway hours to a ski mountain in a snow storm and was very pleased with the sure-footed performance. On the way home two days later, these tires performed equally well on...  Read More

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

Used for a work vehicle. I drive VERY spirited and high speeds at times - sometimes at long distances at VERY high speeds. I feel confident when driving spiritedly, due to the performance of these tires. In addition to the spirited driving and mileage put on these - compared to Firestone W- rated tires that I've had before, no wear has been noticeable on...  Read More

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

This is probably my third Set for this car and the best so far for my type of driving (spirited is an understatement). My daily commute includes a 9 mile section of mountain road that drops (or climbs) 2500' with over 100 turns. I am probably one of the fastest drivers on this stretch of road and I am lucky if any tires last more than 1 year. This is because...  Read More

Truck Tires: Off-Road Tires and Mud Tires / Mudding Tires Versus All-Terrain Tires

If you have a truck or rugged SUV that you often drive off of the beaten path, then you should consider using tires that are more aggressive than standard Highway All-Season tires or Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires. How much more aggressive do should you consider? That depends on how much off-road driving you'll be doing and how severe your...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

I bought these tires when I first moved back to Vermont from Florida. So I don't have much to compare there tires to but I will say my first few winter storms I had my jeep 4x4 every time. But after getting more comfortable driving I started leaving it I rwd and after that I very rarely had to use 4x4 the only time I used 4x4 was when I had to drive up...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

I bought these last year and have over 25,000 on them now. Some minor cupping but that is the trucks fault, the ranger is tough on tires for some reason. (This is my fourth Ranger they were all the same) Fairly quiet for the tread, good tracking, excellent stopping and cornering. In the snow they are also just fine. I will be buying another set when these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

Took off worn-out Firestone HT's. Good work tires but rode terrible. Michelins smoothed out the jarring bumps. Traction is unbelievable! Wet? No problem. Snow (we had some in S.W. TN!)? No problem. I don't get close to deep sand or mud (these are not mud tires, and this heavy truck will sink fast), but navigate light mud and sand with confidence.Whisper...  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 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 Firestone Winterforce

South Western VA Can see some crazy weather..not as bad as other places but these mountains are unpredictable. we honestly Never know what's gonna happen, so that's why I use snow tires..I purchased these tires in 2015. We had regular snows in January, up until Jonas, and another big snow in February. After taking them off for summer, we had a crazy snow...  Read More