Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I did quite a bit of research on the available tires for my TT Roadster before I purchased. I have had some good success with sets of Conti's in previous years. However, when the tires wear down they are very noisy. This is what I was trying to avoid. So other than performance I wanted quiet I swore in the past that I would never buy Firestone's from...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I bought these tires at the end of the Winter in April of 2016. We ended up having a snowstorm which put about 3 inches of snow on the roads and I had just switched from my Michelin X-ice Xi3's to these tires. I was really impressed with how well they handled the snow. Granted, they were brand new, and they were still no match for my Xi3's, but they did...  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 Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 RFT

My biggest problem with these tires is that over bumpy terrain they are really really bad. When I say bumpy terrain I don't mean rocks and boulders I mean ordinary roads that are not very smooth. On certain highways the car really shudders over the older sections. I think most of the issue is caused by the technology used to make these tires run when flat....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I've done a lot of work on my car - engine now produces 380 hp, performance suspension, Brembo brakes, sport wheels, so I needed high performance tires to go with it. At the same time, I didn't want tires that would wear too fast, so ultra performance and race tires were out. The Pilot Sports seem to fit the bill.Cornering is excellent and very easily...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Living in New York and daily driving a Mustang in the winter can be stressful, but these tires made all the difference. I was able to drive through several light snow storms without any problems, and these tires got me through some heavier snow fall as well, though I tried to stay off the roads when they were too bad. Overall, these tires gave me the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I live near Buffalo NY. We get a few snow storms each year, and the roads get extremely slippery and icy. Its only a few days each year, but you don't want to get in to an accident on one of those days.My wife bought a set of these True Contact tires a year and a half ago and as we approach the end of the second winter with them I am absolutely amazed at how...  Read More

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

Got these tires to replace the crappy tires that came with the car at the dealership, Sentry UHP tires. Far and away a huge difference. First thing I noticed was that on a hard launch there was absolutely no tire chirp or loss of traction, even with traction control off. My old tires would slip and chirp even with the traction control on. These tires grip...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture AT51

This was my first set. I lifted my Cherokee and added fender flares. I have missed one rotation and still have gotten 60,000 miles + out of them. I got my Wrangler so this became my Mrs. vehicle now and I feel she is safe! So does she! Living in the Eastern Sierras, they are well responsive in snow, ice, and both un-plowed & plowed roads. Rock climbing is a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Pilot Sport 4S's are exceptional. Buy them. I replaced the OEM Pirelli P Zeros after 5,500 miles and four years. The Pirelli's had another 1,000 to 1,500 miles remaining on them. However, I wanted the very best rubber on this Gallardo LP 550-2 going into the spring/summer driving season. Normal drives in this Gallardo are spirited 75 to 150 mile treks on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

There is a lot to like about this tire, but unfortunately, that is outweighed by the tires' failures. The Pirellis are VERY LOUD (road noise is about double over the OEM Continentals that came with the car) and they offer a harsh ride. I'm guessing the sidewalls are thicker than the OEM Continental 4X4s. In some aspects, the car responds better during sudden...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

There is a lot to like about this tire, but unfortunately, that is outweighed by the tires' failures. The Pirellis are VERY LOUD (road noise is about double over the OEM Continentals that came with the car) and they offer a harsh ride. I'm guessing the sidewalls are thicker than the OEM Continental 4X4s. In some aspects, the car responds better during sudden...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

Our Pacifica had Yokohama Geolandar A/Ts on it when we bought it, and we needed to go off-road to visit family, so that was all we ever knew in 8 years of ownership. That family has now moved back to the city, so I was looking for a standard tread this time.Based on stellar reviews here, I decided to try the Premier LTX. I noticed a difference even in the...  Read More

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

Noisiest tire ever!! Louder than the shagged Bridgestone Blizzak's they replaced. I bought these tires because they were inexpensive and have an aggressive tread as a compromise to swapping out dedicated snows every year so I did not expect them to be quiet, but holy cow....my normally quiet sedan now sounds like a turbo prop airplane taxiing down the...  Read More

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

I now know how the other half live! What an incredible difference. I bought these to replace the OEM equipped Goodyear Eagles, which were acceptable in most driving conditions, but brutal in winter. I started to wonder if it was the car. Nope, definitely the tires! It is not surprising to roll off the driveway and onto a snow covered road in our development...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

I drive mostly highway (averaging 100 miles a day) commuting from home to work. I reached the 12000 mile mark since buying them about 5 months ago, and noticed the road noise becoming more and more unbearable. I have the radio on between 15 and 20 (max is 40) and the tires still drown out the music. When first mounted, the tires were quiet and very...  Read More

Is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 the Best All-Season or All-Terrain Tire for Snow Traction?

If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be...  Read More

Tire Size 265 70R17 Versus 285 70R17: Can I Use a Larger Size?

Before asking the question, "Can I use a larger tire size?", you should first ask yourself "Should I use a larger tire size?" Why is this important? While going to a larger size may give you that "big tire" look, changing your vehicle's tire size affects more than just cosmetics. Altering your vehicle's tire size can affect speedometer and odometer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture AT51

Have had these tires for a few months and so far I'm very happy. I like the look of these tires and they have provided perfect traction in multiple on/off road conditions. I can't comment on tread wear as I have only put around 5,000 miles on them, but they are shaping up to be a great value! Would definitely buy again.   Read More

Introducing the General Grabber X3

For those that don't know, I have been running the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires for the last two years. I have only about 35,000 miles on them, and they have approximately 50% tread depth remaining, but they were 315/70R17 (about 35" by 12.5") and I wanted to put larger tires on my Jeep. The General Grabber X3 (with red letters) was my choice in...  Read More