Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Bought the PS4S to replace the PSS that was being phased out by Michelin. The PSS was already king of dry grip and handling and the PS4S improves marginally on that front. But where the PS4S takes it to the next level is wet grip and treadwear. After about an hour in the wet at national corvette museum motor sports park I could feel a difference. Especially...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Riken Raptor ZR A/S

A fantastic tire for the price, being in Texas they won't see much snow or ice but they stay nice and pliable while temperatures are in the teens. So far they have not let me down in dry traction and seem to have very good grip characteristics. I tend to corner a bit aggressively sometimes and drive faster than i should and these have handled great. Would...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus

If I had written this review at 500 miles, I would have written: I get 4 MPG less than my old set and it was extremely noisy on a certain section of I-81 in PA. This is WHY YOU DO NOT WRITE A REVIEW UNTIL YOU HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE! PLEASE, you cannot rate a tire based on 20, 200 or really even 2000k miles. Wait until you get a good year or at...  Read More

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

Coming from BFG Sport Comp-2's, these are extremely comparable in dry conditions. I have noticed little difference between the 2 in the performance department. Yes the comp-2's gripped better but marginally. Where these begin to shine vs the comp-2's is road noise. They are noticeably more quiet on all kinds of roads. The tread wear on these is improved as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A

these tires came on my 2011 ford f250. They wore really well, and lasted longer than expected, with heavy towing and hauling. They are quiet, and never needed to be rebalanced. They handle excellent on dry pavement, and at high speed, solid feel to them not spongy but you feel the bumps. Snow performance is average. However, in mud they are bad. Most highway...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

I have been quite happy with this tire purchase. These Quatrac 5 were purchaces to replace a set Goodyear Integrity. There isn't much that's going to make it 20-year-old Camry sporty, but these tires have noticeably improved its handling. Overall grip and confidence is up on on both wet and dry roads; response and predictable are very good and in corners...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

These tires are simply amazing for a 4 season snow tire.I compared them to some $150 all Season Michelins. These tires were slightly better in the dry and the rain. I had left two of the Michelins on the back, and in the snow the traction differential made the car unsafe to drive. These tires had so much more snow traction that the car was unstable with the...  Read More

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 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I bought this tire to replace the Continental DWS-06 when I came to the South East, because I didn't expect to encounter any snow. I initially thought about purchasing the Michelin Pilot Super Sports or the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position again, but after driving a friend's M3 equipped with the Firestones, I bought 6 tires (2 front/4 rear) for less...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Very good light snow traction with reasonable ice traction. Deep snow traction is OK for a dedicated snow. This tire really excels in dry and wet handling and braking compared to previous ice and snow tires I've had. Tread wear and tire noise is impressive as well. Compared to other snow and ice tires I've had for a number of vehicles including (Bridgestone,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I went with these tires looking for a sportier all season tire to replace the very old tires that were on my car when I got it, and I've been very satisfied to that end. They feel very precise at all levels of steering input and seem to have quite a bit of traction. I've yet to feel or hear traction breaking even under enthusiastic driving on backroads,...  Read More

Best snow tires for winter driving : Bridgestone versus Michelin.

The Winter of 2017/2018 has been one for the record books.  Much of the country has had to deal with severe cold temperatures and record breaking snowfalls.   Some of the sub-zero cold temperatures that much of the country experienced were the coldest recorded in over a decade.  Not long before I wrote this blog, I awoke to a morning of negative 14 degrees...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

These tires are just amazing for the price. Perform almost as well as the top brands but last significantly longer and for half the price. I've driven about 30,000 miles so far on them and notice no deterioration of the tread. Which sounds impossible. These tires are about 2 lbs heavier each than Pirelli P-Zero, which probably impacts fuel economy minutely.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

Just picked these up as a year-round, all-weather tire for our AWD Tiguan. We'll be using this car primarily in the winter, so I was specifically looking for a severe winter service rated all-season alternative to dedicated snows paired with high performance all-seasons on separate wheels. We just aren't going to see enough miles on this car to warrant 2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

I replaced the OEM tire on my 3.2 Q5 S-Line and couldn't be happier! These tires have exceeded my expectations in every way! I have not driven them in snow as I live in the south and have not had them through a hard winter but they have been great in every other area. Inspiring confidence in all conditions. I have seen some people rate them poorly for rain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

From Spring to Fall, I find the ride quality, handling, and traction to be quite good. The have good cornering grip provide a comfortable highway ride.Unfortunately, there were a few significant drawbacks with these tires that offset their strong performance in the wet/dry. After 42,500 miles, my dealer recommended I replace these tires soon. I was a bit...  Read More

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

As the miles show, I have just purchased these Pirelli P7 A/S plus tires with only 300 miles driven. Certainly not enough to give a thorough review. However, I am not new to Tire Rack, I am a car enthusiast, and will return with a more thorough review in the future. I own a 2001 Lexus LS430 for the last 9 years which is known for is luxury quite ride. Here,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

After researching winter tires for my 2018 Subaru Outback, I decided to select the Yokohama Ice Guard. The past reviews from customers were inspiring. I am not disappointed! These tires perform well in snowy condition; both powder and packed. I have not experienced any issues with traction and performance.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I got these to replace the stock Pirellis on my Mustang GT. After a couple of hundred miles, these tires GRIPPED. Using the on board accelerometer, my old best launch was about 0.76G at the track. With these tires, I was able to pull 0.93G aired down to around 24psi. On the road, grip was fantastic before I started modifying the car. Now, I can't get any...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

Absolutely amazing Tire. It is true tires make ALL the difference with a vehicle. I have never had a tire on this vehicle that has made it feel so stable and secure. My confidence is restored in my car because of these tires. I just drove through a South Western and central Pennsylvania blizzard over the weekend twice. The tires performed flawlessly. I feel...  Read More