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

Currently have 7k miles on my RE-71R's. I haven't done any AutoX or serious racing, mainly highway pulls and some spirited driving. The tyres have been very good and have lasted a while. They look pretty much brand new despite having 7k miles on them. My main fear was treadwear but I can happily confirm that these tyres wil last a while if you don't do...  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

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

I spent a month on the Tire Rack website for my new to me Tahoe. It already had Bridgestone tires on it and I bought this vehicle from a friend. No complaints from him on the last set. Boy did I make a great decision at this point. Even thought they are just slightly noisy, they have performed better than expected. I made it through winter with no issues in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I bought these tires for autocrossing. I knew going in that the Bridgestone 71Rs would be faster by about .5 seconds a run (verified by SCCA testing) but I was willing to give up that time as I am new to the sport and I expected that the Star Specs would last twice as long as the 71Rs. After a year of auto crossing that is exactly what happened. The Star...  Read More

BBS Wheels - Quality and Technology Bred from Motorsports

Few companies have achieved more recognition in the automotive aftermarket and OEM industries as BBS. As one of the premier wheel manufacturers in the world, BBS has used decades of motorsports experience to engineer some of the best products available for a variety of vehicles and applications. Since its inception, the good people at BBS have sought to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler HP

I purchased my Ram with 7000 miles on it. I just replaced them at 48,000. They still had a little life in them but wanted to buy new tires while I could afford to. They would have lasted longer had I rotated them more. I did not purchase a new set of these, despite my high rating. It's hard to justify spending money on something that overall doesn't get a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Nothing brings out the performance of your auto more than a good set of tires. With 45,000 miles on them, the OEM tires were getting noisy and starting to wear unevenly (a given with BMW rear tires). Time to buy tires and get back to Bridgestone.I have tried several other brands over the years but nothing performs like the And just when you think they have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Replaced Eagle GT A/S after 25k miles, shouldn't have waited so long, as these completely transformed the car for the better. In dry performance up there with dedicated Summer tires, wet traction, handling and braking are one of best tires I've ever owned.Recent ice storm here in DFW demo'd winter capabilities. Was able to get around, alebeit cautiously,...  Read More

The All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Tested on Our Track

As a longtime owner of a first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, I have been very excited about the upcoming 2016 model. The new 2016 MX-5 is often referred to by its production code "ND" in the automotive community as opposed to the previous generation 2006-2015 model's production code of "NC". The design of the new generation MX-5 has been impressing drivers...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

I went with these tires for my FRS in an attempt to maintain the fun factor. I had gone with the Dunlop Z2's or Hankook RS3's on my more powerful 240sx and loved them. However with only 200hp on tap I wanted a less grippy tire to make sure I could still slide around if I wanted. I put these tires through 3 autocross events and a track day at Watkins Glen and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I picked up the first set sold by TR. They replaced my Z1 Star Specs that handled a dozen high speed auto-x and 4 DEs, along with 2000 street miles. Loved them and they would still be with me but I managed to cord a shoulder at Heartland Park. Only one auto-x on the new skins and I'm not disappointed. Strong grip and crisp turn-in on my set-up BMW E30 325is....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

BLUF: I think these tires are awesome. The OEM Continental Sport Contact 3s got a flat; and also were wearing a little weird too at around 20k. So I told the wife since I was deployed to get them replaced with these (new for 2013) Michelin Pilot Sport AS/3s. Since I was away from home I had her send me some pics of them mounted and I was happy with how they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

I purchased these tires used from a friend who is a very reputable auto mechanic. I didn't know whether they would be very good to run in the winter as the tread was down to only about 25%. However after going through one of the worst winters here in Wisconsin. I was very surprised how well they performed. I would have preferred more tread but they pulled me...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

My car came oem equipped with 225/50/17 tires. To give my car a better 'stance', I up'd the tires size to a 55 series so the 'fender-to-tire' distance wouldn't be so large. In doing so, the Optimo727 was my pick of choice since it was a well rated cheap tire that had good wear numbers. Boy am I glad I did! The factory Michelin tires couldn't even start to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar

WOW... WOW... 1 more...WOW !!! Just got them yesterday (33/12.5/15's/Kevlar) & they have passed every test w/flying colors... Replaced the Old-Tread w/the new Kevlar & could not be happyer, We could hardly hear them at all @ 75 mph on the Hwy ... Had a Monsoon in the afternoon & went for a Test-Ripp... Great over standing water on road... Than we went to the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Just installed these yesterday so this is an initial review. I'm recently retired from the tire and auto service business so you can bet I'm pretty picky about tires. These Primacy MXM4's replaced a set of HX MXM4's that had given good service. I found a great installer through Tire Rack that had a Hunter road force balancer and a clean, modern shop. The new...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

These tires will make you think you bought a new car! Difficult to compare to other tires...these tires are in a class all by themselves! They are so quiet as to be almost unbelievable! You will hear your cell phone now easily even at highway speeds. It has very good ratings too for dry AND wet traction. No...it is not a serious competitor for auto-cross...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Review is for front (255/45ZR17 Continental ExtremeContact DW) and rear (285/40ZR17 Continental ExtremeContact DW) This is one of those cases where I immediately noticed a huge difference in ride, sound, responsiveness.... everything. Granted, the tires I had on the car before were passed their prime and weren't that great to begin with, but it felt like I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I have always prefered a Michelin tire, and have had great service from them over the years. The prices are high, and I have wondered if part of that is paying for the name? A few years ago, we purchased a new truck with General tires on it, and the tires performed flawlessly. In fact those 11 year-old Generals were are currently on a farm trailer, and show...  Read More

Do You Have the Three Tools Needed to Remove Your Wheels and Tires?

There are many cases where it can be useful to remove your wheels and tires yourself.  Installing your new Tire & Wheel Package from Tire Rack Performing your annual change over from your winter wheel/tire set-up to your summer wheel/tire set-up or visa versa Changing brake pads, brake rotors or brake lines Inspecting or maintaining axle hubs Rotating your ti...  Read More