Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Tire model is an excellent tire for a All Season performance tire. I have purchased numerous sets of this model. Unfortunately the height of this time is not particularly comparable with my vehicle and 19¿ wheels. They seemed too tall and caused some drifting on the road, even when the steering was tight. I have returned the tires under the customer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A

The good points;Very good tires for feel and overall handing. They offer great feedback when near their limits. You'll hear them warning you before they being to break traction in aggressive cornering. They handle heavy Florida down pours very well and have not felt spooky at any time in the wet. They have broke traction a little when accelerating from a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I'm 58 years old. I've always told people 'the best tires in the world have Goodyear written all over them.' I've never bought a non Goodyear set of tires. My fav tires ever were the SilentArmor s. LOVED those tires. I know it's been a few years since they were discontinued, I still lament their demise. It took me about 3 months to cajole myself into jumping...  Read More

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

Now that I've had these tires for nearly a full year, I'm impressed! They're ability to perform at high levels in all kinds of weather, especially wet is amazing. These tires best perform at 34psi on the rear and 36 psi on the front. The grip for launches, steering response cornering haven't changed after 7 autocross events that have 6 runs at each event....  Read More

Don't Let Snow Stop Your 2017 Honda Civic Type R

Before my BRZ and MR2 Spyder days, I was a Honda guy. To this day, I still hope Honda will come out with a new Prelude. If not, the Civic Type R sure looks like a vehicle to tempt my interests.  Are you a driver that just picked up a Civic Type R yourself? I'm sure you're loving it, but if you reside in the snowbelt region, you're going to need winter /...  Read More

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

Tires were installed in November 2014 and a four wheel alignment was performed at the same time. First 25,000 miles were great and the tread wear was on par for the warranty life claimed by the manufacturer. Since then, the tires have become very noisy and the tread wear has increased dramatically. Tread rated at 12/32 when new, The tires now have 5/32 to...  Read More

Celebrating 1,000 Tire Rack Street Survival Schools

This past weekend, at our headquarters in South Bend, Indiana, we celebrated a milestone that we’re pretty proud of: the 1,000th Tire Rack Street Survival class! Through the efforts of volunteers, members of the BMW Car Club of America, SCCA, the National Corvette Club of America and the Porsche Club of America, this achievement was made possible. While we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Original tire size for my car is 235/40-18. Currently run Michelin Primacy MXM4 on 18 factory rims during the winter. Bought a set of summer wheels in 19 and ran 235/35-19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports for 40,000 miles (worn out) until changing them out for Michelin Pilot Sport 4S in same summer 19 size.In short, the new Sport 4S tires in 19 ride as smoothly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/A

These tires proved a lot better than the reviews. With regular rotation they have lasted me 65,800 miles and going. They have gotten me through Kansas City summers/winters with typical city street and highway roads. As well as multiple cross country trips from KC to Boston and back. They have also gotten me through a few ruthless New England winters with 3...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I recently purchased a 2015 Scion tC, certified pre-owned, with 32,950 miles. At 32,917, the dealership installed 4 new tires, which are the Continental PureContacts, as well as a 4 wheel alignment. After purchasing the vehicle in Houston, TX, I proceeded to drive the car home, which is about 4.5 hours. Once I got past the city onto smoother roads, I noticed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Had my last set of DWS for a wonderful 72K miles before I was asked to replace them. Then from TireRack, I saw DWS was no longer No. 1 in the same category (September) but the GoodYear Eagle F1. So I decided to give GoodYear Eagle F1 a try. Bad idea! After 3 weeks and 1200 miles, I called it a quit because the road noise was much higher than DWS and also my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I have these tires on my G8. I am a pretty aggressive driver, and I do take the car to track events. The engine has been modified with a stage 2 cam, long tube headers, intake and custom tuning. I would estimate the car weighs 4100lb without me in it, and probably makes about 400hp at the wheels. I competed in this year's One Lap of America, and had the...  Read More

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

This is compared to Conti Extreme Contact DWS. After just about half treadlife (the S not worn yet) developed two sidewall bulges on both front tires due to crazy potholes here in the NYC tristate area. The contis were getting a bit noisy anyway - but all season traction could not compare. The Audi quattro with contis performed better in snow then wife's LR3...  Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part One)

Over five generations, the Honda CR-V has grown from a boxy, small SUV when first introduced in 1997, to the mature and civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheelsize. 15-inch wheels and tires were used on the first-generation, while new CR-Vs roll off of the assembly line on 17-inch or...  Read More

Why You Should Choose O.Z. Racing Wheels from Tire Rack

The invention of the wheel is one of the earliest and most useful creations of mankind. Throughout the centuries, the wheel has evolved to become more technologically advanced, lighter and stronger. Since its founding in 1971, O.Z. Racing has continued to push the envelope in wheel technology to new levels while designing and producing some of the best...  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 Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I mean this tire speaks for itself, my car came with Dunlop run-flats which are complete garbage so having had a spare winter wheel/tire set up for the car, I opted to install summer tires for my OEM Rays Eng. performance package wheels. The car feels like a completely different animal, the steering response is great (though I have electronic steering) but...  Read More

New Wheels for 2017 Subaru BRZ with Performance Pack Brembo Brakes

I was hoping to convince Tire Rack management to cover the cost swapping my 2015 Subaru BRZ for a 2017 Subaru BRZ with the Performance Pack. This would give us quick access for a car to test fit and I get the newest BRZ. Of course they didn't go for that, but we have updated our website with compatible wheels for the 2017 Subaru BRZ with Performance Pack...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

THESE TIRES ARE USED IN PARK CITY UT IN A SUBDIVISION UP ON A MTN SIDE. OUR ROADS ARE SO STEEP AND SNOWY THAT THE COUNTY SENDS AROUND A FRONT END LOADER WITH CHAINS ON ALL FOUR WHEELS BEFORE THE SNOW PLOW COMES BY! TEN INCHES OF WET, SLICK SNOW, UNPLOWED AND I HAD NO TROUBLE MOVING, STOPPING OR STEERING AT ALL. THE FEDEX DELIVERY SUV WAS STUCK, AS WELL AS...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Replaced the OEM installed Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires with only 13,000 miles on the clock and installed the new Michelin Pilot 4S tires. I've had prior experience with some Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires, as well as two sets of Michelin PSS tires on different cars, and Michelin knocked it out of the park again.Summary = Superb traction and handling...  Read More