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

I bought a set of these for the 1991 subaru wagon I have owned for the last 15 years. To say I know the cars handling quirks and what to expect is pretty much a no brainer after 100.000 miles with it. I upgraded to 16 wheels at the same time I bought the tires because the tire options in the factory size are few. I wanted something cost effective but with...  Read More

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

I bought a set of these for the 1991 subaru wagon I have owned for the last 15 years. To say I know the cars handling quirks and what to expect is pretty much a no brainer after 100.000 miles with it. I upgraded to 16 wheels at the same time I bought the tires because the tire options in the factory size are few. I wanted something cost effective but with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

These tires are really good tires. Drove through two snow storms already one was pretty icy. Tires performed excellent. They are very quiet and much more responsive then the horrible OEM tires. Most likely will not last crazy long but they are not intended to. I have Michelin Primacy tires that are OEM on my Camry and they are very nice but I will also be...  Read More

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

Bought a set if four about a month ago. After the trip home I noticed what I thought was an out of balance driver 's side front tire. I drive a lot of new , smooth as glass pavement. At 50 mph and above I perceived a small vibration driver's front. Had them all re-balanced at no cost thank goodness. Two were dead on and two needed .25 ounce weight added.The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

For the category it is in, UHP, it is an excellent tire! Steering is crisp and precise. Traction is great at getting the power to the ground having over 200HP in a FWD car. Under hard braking there is little to no tire slip. Mind you this is a fully track setup car that see's daily driving. These tires were my choice in longevity and performance. I would buy...  Read More

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 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Bought these to replace some Bridgestone 960ASs; they were some great tires so I was loath to replace them. At 4/32 I didn't have much choice though. I am happy to report that, thus far, the Michelins are living up to all the hype. I haven't driven through a winter yet so I can't comment on ice or snow. In the wet they are pretty good though I still get some...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Only 250 miles and no wet driving yet. These are the best max performance tire that I have owned. Ride comfort compared to the stock all season RFTs is far superior. Not as responsive, but the grip is amazing and what you give up in responsiveness is paid back 10 fold in ride quality. I took an off ramp at speed today that previously would have caused the...  Read More

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

These tires were already on my car when I purchased my G. I didn¿t notice the noise due to how excited I was and G was louder than i4 accord. But as I¿ve gotten used to my G the tires gotten louder and louder to my ears. Depending on the pavement you are on, noise level is up or down. Ride is rough. These tires are so loud and rough that I thought I had...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Enhance C/X

Tread wear is really good. These tires performed very well for about 7 months and after that I experienced some degradation but I drive hard. Once I toned down my aggressive driving style, I am still able to get good performance out of them even on wet roads. I would rate these tires all around very-good to excellent. Best tires I have had and that includes...  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 Riken Raptor ZR

These tires are a STUPID GOOD DEAL. BUY THEM. I came from a set of Cooper RS3-S tires, which were preceded by some Dunlop A/S, and these are night and day better than the Dunlops and still a big step above the Coopers.I drive the fairly rough streets of Chicago along with occasional interstate trips through the midwest. They tolerate bumps better than the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I use these X-Ice3 tires year around on my Outback. The first set was good for about 40,000 miles, and when it was time to replace them I didn't even think about getting anything else.They perform well on dry roads and in Oregon's winter rains. Traction and stopping performance on wet and dry roads has never been a problem. No complaints about road noise...  Read More

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

I purchased the set in March 2016 and have done 4 autox for a total of about 25 runs. My review is strictly based on autox performance. Prior to this, I ran the BFG Rival (note the old rival) and ran a few events on a set of used Hankook RS3. Not that I need to tell you if you are an autox-er, the RE71-R is head and shoulder above faster than the other two...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

If I had to describe these tires in one word, it would be tenacious. They grip like crazy and have good steering response. Noise varies quite a bit depending on the surface. They've surprisingly quiet on nice smooth asphalt; on rougher road surfaces, they get noisier (but still quite acceptable for a performance tire).Ride comfort is also surprisingly good...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG20

Good value for the price, but I have been a little under-whelmed by the traction on wet and dry roads in the cold without actual snow coverage. On previous cars I have used Michelin X-Ice and Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires, which cost a little more than these Yokos, but do seem to deliver a bit better performance in those conditions.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Appears to be as predicted however not many miles as yet. Snow performance yet to come.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk AS

I have driven approximately 750 miles and have tested them in Oregon back roads, dry and wet surface. So far, I am really impressed with the performance and the price given. Half a price of older piece of junk turanzas but the road noise is significantly lower on Firehawk AS. The tire has a little vibration at first 300 when I bought new, but the vibration...  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