Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I have only had these tires on for a few months... but what a huge difference they have made in my old hot rod truck. The lower rolling resistance has increased the mileage Dramatically, and with a big block with high Horsepower, that is a welcome change.. They are much more responsive, and the ease of turning on a 47 year old truck with no Power steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Smooth, Very Smooth... As a new installation and only about 500 miles, all is Smooth, Quiet, and well balanced - Nice Ride! All is startin out just fine. Will get back at about 20K...   Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, "Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 1)", the Honda CR-V has grown from a relatively small SUV when it was first introduced to the civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheel size.  In this follow-up post, I will cover recommended tires for the third-, fourth- and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

Original set of tires. These are on my daughter's 2015 Chevy Equinox FWD. She does 90% highway driving and have a touch over 72,000 (volleyball) miles on these tires with tread still left. Tire rides good; noise level good; general handling is good. They don't handle the water as well as other tires I have used in the past BUT not bad. We do keep nitro in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender T+H

There are few tire choices available for my old Porsche, but having Michelin support a 14 inch tire size is very welcomed. Ride comfort is great, the noise levels are near non existent and the standard touring category performance of this tire suits the old car well. During more aggressive driving, the standard touring performance level of this tire is...  Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part One)

Over five generations, the Honda CR-V has grown from a boxy, small SUV when first introduced in 1997, to the mature and civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheelsize. 15-inch wheels and tires were used on the first-generation, while new CR-Vs roll off of the assembly line on 17-inch or...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Versus the New Pirelli Pzero Nero A/S Plus

Since its launch in early 2016, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ has been a popular choice in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category. Its crisp steering response, generous wet and dry grip and excellent hydroplaning resistance makes it a top choice for drivers wanting sporty handling that bests many summer-only performance tires. During a pre-launch...  Read More

Newer is Better: Introducing the Ultra High Performance All-Season General G-MAX AS-05

Founded in 1915, General Tire has been making tires for over 100 years. That knowledge base improved even more in 1987 when General was purchased by a leading German-tire manufacturer. This infusion of capital and technology has helped General continue to make great tires at a very reasonable prices.   One such General tire that has tested well and impressed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Mind you, Tirerack did not give me a selection for back, windy roads, with high speeds; so I went with the auto cross driving selection. First impressions:Impressed. My little Corolla has never felt more comfortable and steady before. The handling is noticeably better than it was; therefore, I'm taking turns harder and at higher speeds, with more confidence....  Read More

Where's the Toyo R888? It's Being Replaced by the Toyo R888R in Most Sizes.

Ready for warm weather and track days, but wondering why you can't find the Racetrack & Autocross Only Toyo R888 in your size? Well, you might not be able to get the R888 in your size but you can probably get the newer improved R888R. Racetrack & Autocross Only Toyo R888 Racetrack & Autocross Only Toyo R888R   The R888R uses the same R-compound as the R888...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

I recently received my Mercedes-AMG C43 order and it arrived with Continental ContiSportContact SSR tires. I'd already purchased Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (non-run-flat) for the car and the dealer generously agreed to buy the Continental tires back from me. However, they couldn't get the car in to switch the tires for a couple of days, so I drove the car...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS 60

Initial thoughts after 300 miles.Very little road noise compares to oem contitrac. Good handling and dry traction. Tires were easily balanced at the local tire shop, North Country Tires in Blaine MN. The treads don't look too aggressive and I see a good amount sipes. Haven't tried it in wet condition yet, it's been dry during the last month. So far so...  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 Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

I had no issues with the stock run flat tires (225/45/18 Continental ContiProContact SSR) that came with the car. They were mostly fine. But I knew I could do better. After a ton of research here and on forums, I went with this tire as it seemed to best fit my needs for the car.After reading all of the individual reviews for this tire, I shouldn't have been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Tire size is 215/45-17, the OEM spec'd size. The feedback here is after 52k+ miles on the tires. I've had the tires since Jan-2016 and average 3400 miles/month or 40.8k miles/annum. The review is not as comprehensive as I would like because we had a light snow the past winter. To reflect this, I had to leave the heavy snow and ice ratings as N/A.The feedback...  Read More

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

I bought my car lightly used with 32000 kilometers on it which translates to roughly 20,000 miles. When I got it it had the Pirelli P6 Four Seasons tires which, until I got these installed, I thought were pretty good. With the P6 4S I found turn-in and general cornering stability a little sloppy which I attributed to not having the sports suspension on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS 60

These tires have performed very well for me. I live at Spokane, Washington and travel often to Portland, Oregon and Salt Lake, Utah. The conditions can be wintery or very rainy at where I live or on the highway. The HTS 60s give you great confidence, and handle these conditions very well. I'm also on the back roads in the fall and muddy roads do cause some...  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

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 General Altimax Arctic

My holiday drive proved to be the best test of these tires. Drove from Minnesota to Chicago (at good clip) with no issue. Noise level was tolerable, but depended on the road surface and not so much the tire.While in Chicago, there was a snow sleet mix that dropped 4-6 of the mess. This proved to be the best test of the tires, and passed according to my...  Read More