Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I'd like to start this review off by saying I hate when people review a tire when they haven't gone through the months, miles, and seasons first. 10,000 miles or less isn't even note-worthy of a review. stop wasting our time with these lame reviews!Now, back to my review after a current 26,000 miles and 2+ years worth of driving through ALL conditions here...  Read More

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

These Pirelli P-Zeros All Season Plus-revised compund tires replaced Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. They've performed similarly, except that they're a quieter, softer-feeling ride - similar to a Michelin Primacy MXV4, without sacrificing any handling compared to the Pilot Sports. They seem to be wearing like the MXV4s -- that is, a little slower than the Pilot...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

I have never been a fan of Bridgestone tires. They Chop up all the time and never provided the best wear like Michelin, Pirelli and Dunlop. My Brother works for Bridgestone and I decided to try them out on my X5. I immediately noticed how smooth and quiet they are on my BMW X5 3.0l X-drive with adaptive drive, rear damper load level suspension and active...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

I replaced the OEM Pirelli Scorpion ATRs that came on my 2014 Ford F-150 Platinum truck with Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain with Kevlar tires after our first snow storm. A massive improvement in all areas. See my review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR for the fun I had with them.I have driven in a couple snow / ice events since getting these Goodyears. I did not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion STR

245x50R20 -- Superior tread life; at 81k, will go 100k with very even wear. At 81k, tires remain quiet with perfect balance. Steering is tight and ride very smooth. Dry traction is good as new, but snow and wet traction while good has declined some. Tires have greatly exceeded my expectations. Will probably buy again, but will thoroughly analyze competition...  Read More

You Can Run But You Can't Hide From Mother Nature

Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow or your vehicle comes equipped with summer tires from the factory, you should strongly consider installing winter tires. Dedicated snow tires will enhance an all-wheel drive vehicle's winter capability, make an intrinsically "bad-in-snow" car better and...  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 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, "Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 1)", the Honda CR-V has grown from a relatively small SUV when it was first introduced to the civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheel size.  In this follow-up post, I will cover recommended tires for the third-, fourth- and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

Coming from a set of the ExtremeContact Sport DW that had lasted 22,000 miles, I went with these newer editions primarily for comfort and durability. I mostly drive my R8 like an old man and commute around in it, but I do take it once in a few months to the local mountains for fun.The old Sport DW tires were truly outstanding. I have driven the car across...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

It's my first experience with winter tires ever. these sottozero 3 winter tire is simply extraordinary! My bmw is rear wheel drive only. these tires make my car behave like an all-wheel drive car. I went to snowboarding everyweek in last winter. The car has been through light snow, deep snow situation, and even helped me survive through a storm. I changed to...  Read More

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

Best all around tire that I have ever purchased. Great in normal and wet conditions and pretty good with snow. Nothing like snow tires, but comes closer than any other tire I have had. I average about 30k miles per year, so I am buying tires about every 3 years or less. The one thing I did notice is that that they tend to track the grooves in the roads where...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 N-Spec

If you are looking for a performance winter tire. This is it. I've used normal winter tires on a Honda Civic before and i hated the handling and the noise and the grip in the rain and dry wasn't that great. With my performance package Mustang GT, I knew i wanted to maintain the sporty handling that the car had on the factory Pirelli P-Zero Maximum...  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 Scorpion Winter

Travel from Washington to Wisconsin requires good winter tires. I have been very pleased with the Scorpions in any/all conditions encountered. 90% of the time it's dry, so I want to be able to drive like summer tires and also have them quiet. These do both, yet when the wind howls with blowing snow across the Dakotas, they stick and handle very well in that...  Read More

What Tires Are on a Lexus 2017 RX350?

In the luxury midsize SUV market, the Lexus RX350 ranks as one of the best. It’s easy to see why thanks to a great looking interior, spacious room for the driver and passengers, good power and impressive standard features. With a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, the RX350’s tires need to be ready to handle that power and translate it into comfort and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

OE summer tire on my Performance Pkg '15 Mustang GT 6sp. I've tried to find opportunities/conditions to justify Ford's selection of this tire, but after almost a year in a variety of temperatures and weather conditions I'm really looking forward to replacing the tires, even with plenty of tread left. This tire loses grip under too many conditions, even when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

OE summer tire on my Performance Pkg '15 Mustang GT 6sp. I've tried to find opportunities/conditions to justify Ford's selection of this tire, but after almost a year in a variety of temperatures and weather conditions I'm really looking forward to replacing the tires, even with plenty of tread left. This tire loses grip under too many conditions, even when...  Read More

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

These tires have met or exceeded all expectations. I do a lot of highway commuting and these tires are as quiet and comfortable as I could hope for on a small car. Fuel mileage using this tire is slightly better than previous tires, but I don't see any huge savings at the pump. I have between 7 and 8/32nds of tread left, so I expect to get around 75,000...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3

Obviously not many miles yet. Today, I was out and about while a winter storm was beginning. It was cold out, so the snow was light and fluffy, not wet snow. With maybe an inch or two of snow, compacted in some areas, traction from a standing start was OK. Even with throttle modulation, there was some wheel slip invoking the stability/traction control. Even...  Read More

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

My overall review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP 2 A/S is that they are ideally suited for the VW GTI.These tires replaced the original Pirelli's at 46000 miles. I normally use dedicated snow tires for nearly half of the year but have driven on the BFG tires since December. My impression are in comparison to the Pirellis on the stock GTI suspension...  Read More