FAQ - Mud-Terrain Tires

What are mud-terrain tires ? Mud-terrain tires feature aggressive, heavy blocked tread patterns designed for off-road use in deep mud, rocks and uneven terrain. These tires are often produced in large sizes with reinforced heavy-duty construction. They fall into the Off-Road Maximum Traction category in our customer survey data.  What kind of drivers use...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Just initial impressions, these tires replaced a set 135,000 mile 2003 model year Michelin X Radial LTs. Dry and wet traction have improved considerably, as expected from a new tire as opposed to 130+K 8 year old tires. Road noise, steering response, and ride comfort are standard LTX M/S fare, which is to say superb. If these LTX M/S2s wear like the X Radial...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

Bought these as replacements to the OEM rugged trails and the rugged terrains are so far, far superior. Wet and dry traction is superb on highway and I use my truck off road in the woods around the house to tow a firewood trailer, cross horse pastures, and travel plenty of dirt/gravel country roads. I would say the truck is actually smoother with these on vs...  Read More

Looking for the Best Tires for Your Ford F-150? We've Got You Covered!

America's best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F-150, deserves Tire Rack's best-selling tires. Many F-150 owners are passionate about their truck and hold on to them for a long period of time. Most owners even go through multiple sets of tires, due to the truck's long-lasting dependability. With that in mind, Ford truck owners want nothing but the best for...  Read More

New Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 vs. Pilot Alpin PA3

The Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 has been a favorite among our customers in the Performance Winter / Snow category since its introduction. It's currently ranked number one in our customer survey results. While it doesn't quite match the snow and ice traction of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60, the Pilot Alpin PA3 is consistently praised for its great...  Read More

Best Tire Options for Tahoes, Yukons and Escalades

General Motors' best-selling full-size SUVs are all based from the same platform. These vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and the Cadillac Escalade. There are many basic similarities between these three vehicles, including tires. The current generation of these three SUVs either came with a 17", 18" or 20" tire. Given the popularity of these...  Read More

Our Customers Have Rated the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 as the Best

Currently, we offer over 30 different Performance Winter / Snow tires, but only one reigns supreme as the highest rated overall by our customers, the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3. The Pilot Alpin PA3 is the flagship performance winter / snow tire offered by Michelin and is designed to meet the needs of drivers who want to retain the precision of their ultra high...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/S

These tires were OEM for my 2010 Ford F150. They were remarkably quiet, smooth and finally were ready for replacement at 74,000 miles. If not for a misalignment, I likely could have gone to 80,000. Unbelievalbe. When it came time to replace the tires last month, I chose BF Goodrich radial long trail T/A's based mainly on price but decent reviews as well. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S

I'm currently at about 23,000 miles after 50-54 months on my set of Pilot Exalto A/S tires. One tire developed 'radial pull' recently so I can't rotate my tires again, since when it's in the front, the car pulls to the side. On the rear, I don't notice it at all, so it has to stay there. I expect to get to just under 30K miles out of this set due to the fact...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

The o.e.m. tires on the car when delivered will probably last 35,000 miles when the wear-indicators are flush with the tread. While I would consider this unacceptable for a general use all-season radial, this is the best tire I've owned for performance driving while still getting around in rain and snow. I was so impressed with it that, now that replacement...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Michelin markets this tire for premium sedans and coupes, but anyone who drives any car with a sport suspension should highly consider this tire.It outperforms performance,high performance,even ultra high performance all-season tires in every category that I have encountered.These Michelins replaced the same size 18 Goodyear RS-A's.The difference in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

OEM tires on my car. They will probably last 40,000 miles, but I want to upgrade wheels/tires before my next trip to Tail of the Dragon. The o.e.m.'s have done two Dragon runs and two HSAX track days. Have been shopping Tire Rack for a grippier 4-season tire based on UTCQ rating (300). Can't find one. This confirms my subjective experience: the best 4-season...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

So I just purchased these tires and immediately these tires had a bit of problems. First it was the radial pull due to the tires being stacked on top of each other at the warehouse. Then it was a balancing and alignment issue. But after it was all taken care of I can say that I am finally able to enjoy the tires and I will be giving another review after the...  Read More

Load Range E 10 Ply Tires for Heavy Duty Use

In a recent blog post titled "Goodyear Marathon Radial vs. Power King Towmax STR Trailer Tires," I covered the difference between two trailer tires we carry. Now, what about the tires used on the trucks to pull those trailers? Many full-sized pickups and cargo vans require load range E tires. If your pickup truck or van is a 2500 or 3500 (commonly called 3/4...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

I'm a 15 year GM world class trained tech and recreational drag/autox gear head. This is my everyday (when it's not snowing) cruiser. It's the factory tire for the car, and I can see why, 255/40ZR19-285/35ZR19. The last performance tire I used on the previous car to this one was was the Nitto INVO and I have zero complaints about it, it was/is an amazing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Steering response, comfort, road noise and stability are far superior compared to kumho KL51 AND michelin radial LT, both of which I've previously had. Dry braking is very impressive but what's even more impressive it the WET braking. Light and deep snow traction is much better than the kumho KL51 and about the same if not a little better as the michelin...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec

Has surpassed my expectations for my Lexus SUV. As quiet and comfortable, smoother, better dry cornering and snow traction, though not as good in the wet cornering and about 3-4% worse in fuel consumption. Wear is much better - didn't see anything noticeable after 4000 miles. This is compared to the twice costly OEM Michelin MXV4 S8 I've replaced. To note:...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

I've had Goodyear, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Kelly, Dunlop, Toyo - on both this vehicle and on a Toyota Sienna. For the money, the best tire on the market today - hands down. Well made, great traction when you need it - a true All Season radial - and I'm putting 4 new ones on my Sienna, because they're also great snow tires.Had Michelin's but they wear out so...  Read More

Keep Your FIAT 500 Moving This Winter

Once upon on a time, the Alfa Romeo 164, FIAT Spider, Peugeot 505 and Renault Fuego roamed the American streets with their French and Italian charms. Then FIAT said "arrivederci" in 1983, Renault bid us "adieu" in 1987, Peugeot was no longer available in America starting in 1991 and Alfa said "ciao" in 1995. Blandness had apparently won.Well, FIAT has brought...  Read More

Off-Road Maximum Traction vs. On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Tires

When searching for an aggressive looking tire for their truck, Jeep or SUV, many customers also want good ride quality and low noise from their set. Off-Road Maximum Traction tires, which are often referred to as "mud-terrain" or "mudders", have very aggressive tread designs and look great on vehicles with an aftermarket lifted suspension. However, tires in...  Read More