Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Learned a lesson from my previous Mini-S and took my new car directly from the dealer to the installer to dump the Dunlap run flats with Michelin Super Sports. In just those 20-some miles, the improvement between the ride there vs. the ride back was amazing. Much smoother, much quieter, cornered like it was on rails. I wondered how these would wear.Well,...  Read More

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

Completely changed our Mini Cooper S 2012. Ride is much easier, not loud or bone-shattering anymore, and the steering feels way more safe and responsive. Tires are loads better in the rain, not spinning as much as the continental runflats that came with the car. No one who has driven the car has been able to get the tires to chirp. Previously, the tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

What a GREAT tire!! Even for the price, the performance out of these tires do not disappoint!!Owning a Mini Cooper S, I wanted a tire that had exceptional grip, retained as much comfort as possible and didnt break the bank. After much back and forth between BFG's and Firestones and 90% of the Mini owners I talked to trying to sway me towards the BFG's,...  Read More

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

Just hit 10K on these tires and they still look, feel, and perform like new. I do have a staggered setup so I can't comment on further wear; I haven't driven the car in snow either so I can't comment on that either. Steering response is fantastic, as is the fuel economy and quietness of ride.These will be replacing the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Lost a little steering sharpness vs. the factory runflats, but everything else improved. Noise has been a problem for me with many tires, but not these. I will replace them with another set on my BMW next summer (the current set is good for this season, still), and I'll put a set on our Mini in the next few weeks. Great tires!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

Replaced the Michelin OEM tires with these. Didn't really see any change in mpg but they are much quieter and handled great. I'm talking mini van handling not sedan. Only now with 67k on them have they begun to sqeal on corners, but there's only 3/8 tread left. Really loved the comfort level and smoothness over the entire life of tire. Would buy again....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Road test immediately following installation was a mixture of elation and disappointment. Handling definitely much improved, but with substantially increased harshness in ride comfort, and road noise.Followed break-in recommendations, driving carefully for the next 800+ km. Ride comfort improved somewhat. After 1700 km my assessment is performance-wise...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I have had these tires just over a year now and put about 20,000 miles on them. These are the best tires all-weather tires I have had on my BMW. The only drawback is they are a bit noisy. They handle well in the dry, wet, snow and are really great on the ice. My rear wheel drive BMW with some wight in the trunk, now gets around as good as my front wheel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Because a hip replacement made clutching difficult for my wife, we reluctantly replaced our E36 BMW with a 2015 4 Door Mini Cooper S with 6 sp Autotrans (remarkably good, btw - the first slush box I have not hated). Since she was about to take a month long road rip in Feb 2016 from Portland, Oregon across the Siskiyou Mountains to Cal, I wanted to make sure...  Read More

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

...I'll write another review after a few storms. I selected this tire after reading close to all of the 275 available reviews. I grew up in Vermont and moved to Colorado 20+ years ago. I have an '06 Mini Cooper S Convertible, which will serve as a back-up to a leased BMW i3 (which I didn't want to get snow tires for), so in the winter it will be my car to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Cinturato

Got these tires for winter on my MINI. I drive about 75 miles per day to and from work. Half on highway and half on secondary roads. I live in the Snowbelt of western NY (think Lake Effect snow). We have had now accumulations of 4-6 increase and single digit temps in the last wee and all I can say is wow. Slush and slop on highway handled no problem. packed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

These 205-45-17 Conti DW tires replaced the same size o.e. run flat Continental Sport Contact on my MINI S Roadster. I replaced the o.e. tires as I found the run flats too jarring on our Iowa roads. The Conti DW's provide a smoother, less harsh, albeit still firm, ride with acceptable traction, quiteness and responsiveness. Sidewall design, although not a...  Read More

Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Anyone that drives a CR-V knows that it needs quiet tires to be a quiet vehicle. That said, I have tried three different brands on my CR-V over the years and the Michelin Defenders are by far the quietest of all of them. The Goodyear Assurance tires were awful. They rode horribly and had a constant moaning sound that drove me crazy. I then tried Yokohama...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

These tires came with my CPO VW routan 2012. these tires are really good, and it has longer miles down the road. Sidewalls are stiff enough to handle my heavy minivan. I took my van in those mini trips and long driving, including very harsh condition like rainstorms and to the extremely hot desert. These tires handles it very well and i see that it has 30k...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature HP

I wanted the 18 wheels on my Challenger and bought a SXT. Replaced the 235/55/18 with these Dunlop Signature HP 255/55/18. The original were touring tires and had a good ride. These wider ultra high performance Dunlops have turned my Challenger into a Mini Scat -------- Cat. They handle much better and only weigh in at 2 extra pounds. Plus the wider tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Run Flat

Disliking the Continental no-flat all weather tires that came with my Mini I needed a change. These were in special at the time and since I live in Southern California where we receive moderate rain for a couple months I saw no reason for all seasons. I do not baby my car, love mountain drives, and having taken some racing training put tires to their paces....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (H- or V-Speed Rated)

So I replaced my Hankook 16 inch Run Flats that came standard on the car when I bought it in 2014 with these Goodyear All Seasons. What a huge difference these All Seasons are compared to the Run Flats. I will never buy another set of Run Flats again (I guess, other than if they come standard on a new Mini and I have no other option). The Run Flats have a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Run Flat

These OEM tires on my 2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman have the same grip now that they're close to 38K miles as they did when new and they remain as quite and comfortable, too. I've maintained the PSI at 36 on all tires throughout the last two and a half years. Tires are down to 3mm with a bit of life in them still. Now it is time to shop for new tires and I'm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I installed 205/55R16 on my 2009 MINI Cooper Clubman S which is slightly taller and wider than the stock 195/55R16. The tires have a slight bubble tire look to them because of this but I've become used to it and still get compliments on my car. There are absolutely no rubbing issues. The tires do not react as quickly to steering inputs as the OE Continental...  Read More