Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I was only seeking Bridgestone (JP) or Micheline (FR), but as the French competitor was more expensive and were not made in France, I chose BS made in Japan (I grew up in Yokohama, Japan but Yokohama tires didn't seem to match either BS or MI). I rev my 3.2L VTEC motor very often and drive hard.There were two more expensive BS summer tires with not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX Sport

These are OEM tires on my ML350 BlueTec with 20in AMG rims. After 24,000 miles they are completely worthless in even and inch of snow/slush. Up to 10,000 miles they performed reasonably well in the snow with dramatic reduction in traction as the miles added up. I'm going to buy another set of rims and dedicated winter tires, I might get one more summer out...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Rosso

Love the system tires. Had the originals on a previous Boxtster. My S was ordered with 18 rims and came from the factory with ContiContactSports. I think the Rossos are an extreme upgrade to the performance, steering and road feel, as well as noise and ride comfort. I'm extremely happy. It's nice to get back on a set of P Zeros.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80

These Blizzaks are the third set I have owned for my SUV┬┐s. I like driving on the spirited side since I like buying sporty vehicles. My first set was for my 2010 Acura MDX. The traction on ice and snow was amazing. I ran these for 4 years without an issue. Lots of tread left when I sold them. Currently I am impressed with the performance of these tires on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

What a supple tire! Everyone complements this tire on it's performance capabilities(which are spot-on imo) but what a smooth riding tire! The F type is known for it's stiff suspension, but this tire really smoothes things out...no impact harshness...better than the P-Zeros. If you have a F Type with 20 rims this is the only tire for you...you won't regret...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Riken Raptor ZR

I bought these tires to use for the summer of my Golf. I have winter tires mounted on a dedicated set of rims so I didn't need all seasons. I drive spirited but don't do track days in this car. So a cheap set of high performance summer tires seemed like a good way to go.I've been very happy with them. No they don't grip quite as well as some Pilot sports....  Read More

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

Previously had Michelin Pilot Exalto tires on the car and like them a lot for handling, steering response and turn-in. Exaltos were 9 years old and had started to be very noisy in the last year. ( Have another vehicle that I use and also use winter tires mounted on separate rims on the 04 TL, thus the reason that I had kept the Exaltos for 9 years.) The new...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Downsized from stock Conti 5P in 235/35/19 to these 4S in 245/40/18. Wanted to add some sidewall for additional rim protection. Wasn't prepared for how quiet and smooth the ride became. Took the new shoes to Deals Gap and Tail of the Dragon where they performed way too well in 40 degree wet weather for a summer tire. Once the weather got to more appropriate...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

I bought my car lightly used with 32000 kilometers on it which translates to roughly 20,000 miles. When I got it it had the Pirelli P6 Four Seasons tires which, until I got these installed, I thought were pretty good. With the P6 4S I found turn-in and general cornering stability a little sloppy which I attributed to not having the sports suspension on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Cinturato

I purchased these tires with steel rims for my recently purchased Fiesta ST. Due to purchasing the car in late November, I knew I had limited time with the Summer only tires from the factory. I saw these and thought I would give them a try. My impressions as of late are that these are great winter tires, even for the winter driving enthusiast. On the dry...  Read More

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

Let me start off by saying these are performance tires so expect a slight trade off in ride comfort/noise over a touring tire. With that said, these tires grip like crazy! I usually only buy two tires at a time so I am still running the stock Michelin Primacy tires in the rear. The car is so much more playful than before and reacts so quickly to steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

When the long term winter forecast for Western Washington called for a severe winter by our standards I decided to spring for a dedicated set of winter tires due to my 37 mile one way daily commute. Based on the recommendation of TIRERACK ,I chose a narrower tire with taller sidewall than the stock 205/55 R16. The choice to purchase 195/65 R15 Michellin...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

These tire have noticeably softer side walls than any performance tires I've used in the past 30+ years. Definitely soften the ride. Turn-in is not as sharp as most Ultra High performance tires, but in this case it was what I was looking for, it reduced some of the twitchiness in the Fit's electrically assisted steering. Braking is strong wet or dry. Handing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

After a trip down a snowy Vermont mountain, we realized our ageing all-season tires were not a safe option for the upcoming winter. I bought a set of the Michelin X Ice tires mounted on simple steel rims, with TMP sensors in place. They have performed great in the wet, slush, snow and ice. I knew the handling would not be as tight as the stock Pirelli's, but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

(GTI with Performance Pkg-6sp manual) Initial Review 2500mi Tires purchased to replace OEM All Season Hankook H Rated VENTUS S1 NOBLE2. (Planning to purchase Goodyear PSS summer tires in the spring.)This has been a challenging winter in Chicago area with significant snow, ice and very low temperatures. The Pirelli Scotto3 (non-run flat) have performed with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

I put these on my new 2016 Impreza (16x7 Moda rims) and so far they have been excellent in the couple of storms we've had in Denver. I've driven them out in the Summit county mountains over completely snow covered passes and they performed perfectly without hesitation. I was mainly concerned with noise and comfort and these perform as well if not better in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I commute 180-190 miles per day mostly on interstate under mix of all seasonal conditions and frequent sudden turns and hard braking to avoid sudden traffic stops. I am very pleased with these tires and their performance. Wear is outstanding. I'm at 65K and can still read the snow S on tread. I've actually been considering running through another winter due...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

Just returned from 800-mile round trip from Virginia to Rochester, mostly on highways. Michelin Latitude X-Ice 2 provided smooth, quiet ride at high speeds. Vehicle felt very connected to the road on winding highways. Tire Rack did a perfect balancing job on my winter wheel/tire package! Good feel of the road. Handling seems a bit rubbery, but these are...  Read More

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

This is an upgrade on a Chevrolet one ton van 8lug wheel. Original tires were Bridgestone and they were the hardest riding tire. Additionally I wanted to add the six spoke Chevrolet aluminum rims which are 17x7.5 vs the stock 16x6.5. I drive this van usually lightly loaded if not empty. Therefore I wanted a tire with a lower aspect ratio for improved...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PS31

With a thousand miles I'm still enamored that all tires match. I purchased the car with 17,669 miles on it along with Dunlop's on the fronts and Bridgestone on the rears. Fronts probably original, rears replaced. Had some curb rash repaired, the rims refinished and tires mounted at the same place for under $800.00. So far I've been on the LA frwys on 100...  Read More