Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP

Just got these on my 2008 328xi to replace the stock Continentals. Honestly wish I would have done this sooner. The Conti's are very hard and rough in comparison. Since the car has sport suspension I know I'll still feel every bump in the road, but at least now on the big potholes jar your teeth lose. And as anyone in Denver will attest there are plenty of...  Read More

Bling on a Budget: 19x9.5 Chrome Sport Edition ST5 Marked Down to $79 for Your S6

One vehicle that really stood out to me at the Detroit Auto Show was an ibis white Audi with traditional chrome wheels. It's hard to find the right finish for a white car. Silver tends to blend too much with the body color. While a grey or black finish might contrast too much. I tend to believe chrome stands out on a larger white luxury car without...  Read More

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

I originally tried the P Zero because of a Tire Rack special and a significant price differential to the comparable Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 A/S. These are great tires! Very quiet with a comfortable ride and (in my opinion) better than average dry grip. I even took these to a car control clinic and one auto-cross event and they managed pretty well. These are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

First, I keep my tire pressure front at 38-40psi and rear 36-38psi year round and rotate every 10,000 when I make synthetic oil change at dealer. Been that way for years. Also, our Terrain is AWD and recently put in three 50lb salt bags in the rear to weigh it down for our snow season. This is a premature evaluation, but wanted to write what have discovered...  Read More

Keep Your Fusion Moving Even When It's Freezing: Winter / Snow Tires for the New Ford Fusion

Although it's no DB5, the new 2013 Ford Fusion sure has a luxury vibe. Initial reports from the automotive press indicate this vehicle performs as well as it looks. Have you just picked up a 2013 Ford Fusion? In addition to its styling and performance, I'm sure you're impressed with the Fusion's safety features. In a collision, your Fusion protects...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Absolutely stunningly good tire. I have these on two cars and they are excellent, much quieter than competitive tires, exceptional grip in dry and wet. In the auto cross they are progressive and stable, turning in lap times that are ahead of all other street tires. These tires are as good as they come, they are wearing beautifully, on both my STi and S4 they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Porsche 993's are notorious for rear tire wear. I have a conservative street alignment, and got 11K miles out of my first set of Hankooks on the rear. These tires replaced a set of Michelin Pilot Sports. A full set of four Hankooks, cost as much as a pair of rear Michelins. For street use, and the occasional auto-x, Hankooks are the best IMHO.Great wet and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

One thing I didn't realize about my 335 was that I'd be changing the rear tires every 15K. Then I was even more scared when I realized that the stock Brigestone Potenza RFT's were 860 bucks for two tires. I started researching and found a bunch of tires that were non run flats that were much cheaper. Great! Then I found some that people love to AutoX with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup ZP

Significantly better than the OEM Goodyear EMT's, but lack of tread is scary. Ride and noise better than expected, gives the GS the same feel as the Z06 Carbon edition. On the GS, almost impossible to break loose, very stable and predictable. A great autocrosstire, time will tell on tread ware. Certainly, the Goodyears 220 Tread ware rating is a joke, as I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I have less then 100 miles on these tires but so far the ride is better then my OEM Michelin's, I will add to review with more miles under my belt. I want to say that the whole sales process and instalation through a third party worked perfect. I odered my tires on a Friday and the instalation location, a sears auto, recieved them on Tuesday. I am in chicago...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

Negotiated with M-B dealer to substitute these NON runflats for the factory set. I am glad I did.In Colorado my biggest challenges are snowpacked and icy roads more than deep snow, with occasional bouts with the dreaded Black Ice. These tires are exceptional in those conditions, with much better road feel than my General Altimax studded, Michelin x-Ice2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

second set of mich a/s/plus far superior than original rsa more noise but better grip turning/and wet.these tires throw so much water when its raining u cant follow / it crazy water back there// much better- took about 5/6000miles to settle in and became more of a drivers type tire have @ 15/16k with rotation and now I hope to get my moneys worth . Typicaly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

I was reading reviews of different tires trying to find a good one for less money and I can't. The only thing I see is that Honda Accords must eat tires badly. Most of the neg. reviews come from Hondas and volvos. I have between 4/32 and 5/32 left with more than 51k on mine and they ride GREAT! I will find the best price I can and stick with these. I ran a...  Read More

215/45-17 Tires for Your Toyobaru

After what seems like decades on the concept car show circuit, Toyota and Subaru are beginning to release production versions of the Toyobaru. The Subaru BRZ and Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S in North America) are premiering at the Tokyo Auto Show. On paper, the Toyobaru checks all the right boxes with rear-wheel drive for proper handling, proper engine placement...  Read More

When Should I Put on My Winter / Snow Tires?

While winter is not quite here for most, it is coming. Is it too early to install your winter / snow tires? I get this question often and the answer varies depending on a few factors. In my opinion, the most important issues to consider are climate and the type of winter / snow tire that you're using. Climate is arguably the most important factor in deciding...  Read More

Best Tires for Winter Snow and Ice Traction

With the first real snowstorm of the season under our belts in many parts of the country, a few of the best tires to tackle the snow and ice this winter are the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 and the Michelin X-Ice Xi2. For people who are willing to trade some handling on dry roads, a set of these Bridgestone winter tires and a set of these Michelin auto tires...  Read More

Finding the Quietest Tires for Your Vehicle

Do you find yourself increasing the radio volume because your tires are making too much noise? If so, take a look at some of the quietest tires available in ascending order by performance category. The lower down the list you go the more noise you are likely to hear. However, you will notice an increase in traction levels (wet and dry) as well as...  Read More

Michelin LTX Tires

Michelin has established itself as one of the premium brands in the market today by offering long lasting tread life with a smooth comfortable ride -- Michelin Auto Tires. Two of Michelin's top pickup tires and SUV tires include the Michelin LTX A/T 2 and the Michelin LTX M/S 2. Michelin LTX M/S 2  Available in 40 load range, sidewall and size...  Read More

Should I go SLOTTED for my rotors?

So you just purchased a new Mustang or BMW 335...a new sports car. You have upgraded your tires to the best Bridgestone or Michelin, and have your new wheels on order. Next stop...upgrading brakes!Now there are some technical decisions to make. Solid, dripped, slotted, 2-piece, big brake kit...too many options. Let's tackle slotted/drilled versus solid...  Read More

The Power of a Porsche—and Porsche tires.

First, there was the Boxster. Then came the Cayenne. And now, Porsche enters the sedan market with the all-new Panamera. This luxury vehicle has all the bells and whistles, but you'll want to add just one more: aftermarket Porsche tires from Tire Rack. Consider Michelin auto tires. We picked Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires for the Panamera shown here because...  Read More