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

I purchased the set in March 2016 and have done 4 autox for a total of about 25 runs. My review is strictly based on autox performance. Prior to this, I ran the BFG Rival (note the old rival) and ran a few events on a set of used Hankook RS3. Not that I need to tell you if you are an autox-er, the RE71-R is head and shoulder above faster than the other two...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender T+H

Purchased the Defenders after 9,000 miles on the Hankook tires that came as the original tires on the CRV (235_60_18). The Hankook tires, while decent, became unacceptably noisy at about 8,000 miles. Alignment on the CRV is spot on. Hankook are just noisy. The Defenders are unbelievably quiet! Ride is better. Handling seems to be more crisp and precise....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Kinergy GT

For an OEM tire I am impressed with the ride, quietness, and handling in dry conditions. In the wet the tires seem to perform well but this could be all the electronic goodies taking over. Same for the snow and ice. Tires work well but again all the traction and safety stuff on the CRV may be making up for the tire. Regardless this is a pretty decent tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP

Purchased Aug 2017. PSS ZP 285/35ZR-19, tire build dates 2617, 1217. PSS ZP 245/40ZR-18, tire build dates 3415, 2316. Did not expect Tire Rack to send out 2 year old tire. These replaced a front set of Hankooks Ventus (build 0116) and rear set of Goodyear Supercars (build 1216), all non-runflats. These tires were on the car when I purchased it Dec 2016.The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

This rating is based on my experience on three different Coopers with run flat tires. Of the several sets of tires that have to be replaced and brands, Goodyear, Michelin, Perrelli, Hankook, Bridgestone. The Bridgestone Drive Guard RFT has been the best in ride, the quietest, very responsive, most of all best in mileage. Of the other listed brands, I never...  Read More

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

I¿ve never been a fan of BFG tires, but these had really good reviews so I decided to give them a spin. They¿re not only surefooted in wet and dry weather, but also provide a level of stability and control I¿ve only had with Michelins. Ex: I can now zip around a particular interstate onramp at 60 mph with confidence, whereas the original tires would¿ve been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H426

I don't understand all the negative reviews about these tires. I purchased a pair of these for my 2003 Mercedes e320 and so far they have been very good tires. The ride is smooth and quiet, traction seems great and cornering is very responsive. I would consider these tires again in the future.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H426

I don't understand all the negative reviews about these tires. I purchased a pair of these for my 2003 Mercedes e320 and so far they have been very good tires. The ride is smooth and quiet, traction seems great and cornering is very responsive. I would consider these tires again in the future.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H426

I don't understand all the negative reviews about these tires. I purchased a pair of these for my 2003 Mercedes e320 and so far they have been very good tires. The ride is smooth and quiet, traction seems great and cornering is very responsive. I would consider these tires again in the future.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Falken Azenis RT615K+

I've only driven 100 miles so far on these tires. I barely broke-in the tires, then took it out for an autocross the same day.On the autocross, these tires were absolutely phenomenal. After one run, the tires heated up to proper operating temperature. I was able to rotate the car with the throttle and brake with extreme precision. These are things I was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

We replaced the 20 wheels and tires and installed these 22 tires with new wheels. I drove a new Expedition Platinum with factory 22s and Pirelli tires, tire noise was pretty evident. After replacing the Hankook 20s with these 22s I couldn't believe the smooth ride and 0 tire noise! I was apprehensive about replacing 20s with 22s for ride quality and tire...  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 Hankook Ventus Z214

Having recently graduated to Hoosier R7s from R-Comps (Toyo R888s) on my E36 BMW M3 at the track (and LOVE them) I wanted to up the ante on my hot rod Porsche as well. Not able to fit Hoosiers to my current car set up I looked for something similar which would fit the car and these were the only candidates. The Hankooks are in no way directly comparable to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

These tires are on our 07 MB GL450. I was torn between another value tire and a good deal on the Continentals OEM. The Conti's wore out like in 15000 miles. I decided not to go with a value tire as they have not performed well, nor lasted well, nor have any decent ride quality in this vehicle. (Last value tire was a set of Hankooks) These have an 80k mileage...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I bought these tires to replace the original equipment ones at 35,000 miles. What an improvement! Over the past 40 years I've changed tires many, many times and the step improvement with these tires is unprecedented. Minor bumps have disappeared, the ride is quiet, and handling is secure. ....haven't tried them in snow yet.   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 General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Just got a set of these to replace the stock Hankook H428 tires. This car now handles like a fun small hatchback should. The traction in snow is orders of magnitude better then stock tires. I am no longer afraid to drive in an inch of snow. The ride is much smoother and I no longer get jolted over every small bump. The cornering is much more responsive and I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

(GTI with Performance Pkg-6sp manual) Initial Review 2500mi Tires purchased to replace OEM All Season Hankook H Rated VENTUS S1 NOBLE2. (Planning to purchase Goodyear PSS summer tires in the spring.)This has been a challenging winter in Chicago area with significant snow, ice and very low temperatures. The Pirelli Scotto3 (non-run flat) have performed with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

These Conti True Contacts are the 3rd set of tires on this car. First 2 were Goodyear Assurance ComforTred (not Touring) and Hankook Optimo H727. Both were decent. I got cupping on the H727's and it's too early to tell if that will be an issue on the Conti's - but the wear is very slow so far. After only 17k miles, I love the TrueContacts. They are extremely...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I live in the midwest in a state that is known for encountering quickly changing weather. I need to be prepared to drive in all types of weather conditions. Hot,cold, below zero temps,dry, wet, ice, light and deep snow, we get it all. I am a have been a huge Yokohama fan and was set to purchase some for my (new to me) '13 Azera. After much consideration,...  Read More