Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender T+H

PHENOMENAL TIRE! PERIOD. I have bought many tires over the last 40 years and these tire are above and beyond anything I have ever had. These tires replaced Michelin Defenders which I thought were good except that they only lasted about 29,000 miles vs their 90,000 mile warranty. These tires are even better in fact far better. Good job Michelin engineers!...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

These Michelin Premier tires are head and shoulders above the Bridgestone Turanza tires that were OE on my ES350. They are much quieter, the ride quality is a significant improvement over the B-stones and the noise level is noticeably lower. My Lexus is a great riding car and the addition of the Michelin Premier's make it ride,corner,brake and steer even...  Read More

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

The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires outperform the Goodyear Eagles they replaced by a wide margin especially in ride quality and noise. The Goodyear's were excessively noisy and they rode like a solid rubber tire. The ride quality of the Michelin's belie the fact that they are run flat tires. If I had to list any area that the Goodyear's might be slightly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Riken Raptor ZR

Can't beat the price and quality these tires have on the street. With just over 100 miles, these tires ride equal to or better than $150.00 tire. I will update my review once I put more miles on them.   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 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ZP (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

This is my second set of Michelin sport all season tires for my 2008 Corvette. The last set lasted five years and I only got rid of them after 15,000 miles because I had picked up nails in both rear tires that could not be patched. If you are going to put all season tires on your Corvette, these are an excellent choice. However, as they get worn down,...  Read More

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

After total dissatisfaction with continental USA I switched brands. I have Pirelli Sotozero III on OZ MSW wheels so the choice was easy. The tires came mounted and balanced in a matter of days ready to mount! Understanding that you will give up 5% of performance from UHP tires but get 100% wet traction is a must for our 1 car family. Road noise is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero (PZ4)

Came from michelin pss. The steering feels a tad bit more responsive that pss. It's certainly a lot more better on the ride quality. Very well isolated on large and lumps. Slightly quieter than pss. Grip levels are pretty similar too. Overall a great tire.   Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Versus the New Pirelli Pzero Nero A/S Plus

Since its launch in early 2016, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ has been a popular choice in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category. Its crisp steering response, generous wet and dry grip and excellent hydroplaning resistance makes it a top choice for drivers wanting sporty handling that bests many summer-only performance tires. During a pre-launch...  Read More

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

2nd set of this tire for my Mustang. Best all around tire for the car for price and quality   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I moved from the factory 205-40/17 tire size Bridgestone RE-050s to the Direzza ZII*-spec in 205-50/15 for both a reduction in unsprung weight and increased sidewall height to help combat the rough roads in Vermont while still maintaining the sharp handling of the Fiesta ST. Sadly I can say, that though the overall grip is quite comparable between the...  Read More

Truck Tires: Off-Road Tires and Mud Tires / Mudding Tires Versus All-Terrain Tires

If you have a truck or rugged SUV that you often drive off of the beaten path, then you should consider using tires that are more aggressive than standard Highway All-Season tires or Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires. How much more aggressive do should you consider? That depends on how much off-road driving you'll be doing and how severe your...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Falken Azenis RT615K+

I've only driven 100 miles so far on these tires. I barely broke-in the tires, then took it out for an autocross the same day.On the autocross, these tires were absolutely phenomenal. After one run, the tires heated up to proper operating temperature. I was able to rotate the car with the throttle and brake with extreme precision. These are things I was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Transforce AT2

So far I have been impressed with this tire. I have purchased Firestone tires for about the past 8 years. These tires are consistent with the quality I have come to expect from this tire company. These tires are used in a mix of highway, rural road and off road environment. The tread is aggressive for mild off road use and does well with handling and noise...  Read More

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

Ride, comfort and noise is excellent. Very quiet tire. Ride quality is on firm side but very acceptable. Remember its a performance tire. Dry traction is good. I haven't had the chance to drive in much rain but grip seems fine with the little exposure I've had. I was a little disappointed in the cornering grip especially with sh-awd. Cornering is good but...  Read More

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

I replaced the factory Continentals the first day. I had a previous Tahoe with the factory equipment and didn't care for the noise and the just-average performance. I chose the Michelin Defender based on the good performance given on my aging Merc E320. Even though an SUV tire is quite different from a passenger car tire, the same qualities remained:...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Still relatively new but noticeable differences in ride quality and steering responsiveness over the OEM summer tires. I used them for their first track day last week in combined wet/dry conditions and they were exceptional even in the standing water in some corners. I did manage to break them loose around a corner but that was more me than the tires.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

I have 235 K miles on my F350 4x4 XLT Crew cab Every mile has been on either All Terrains or last 3 sets KO2s .There is no other tire for me , for safety, comfort, towing and confidence both on and off road . These tires have Performed in every kind of weather . Having confidence in your tires is almost as important as knowing your engine is well maintained...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

Got these tires at the same time I went from 225/40-18 to 225/45-17 on 17x8 lightweight wheels. These tires are light too at 21 lbs ea. Ride quality has greatly improved at the same time wet and dry traction immensely improved! No more wheel spin- these just hook up and go. Most impressive is the wet traction however- been getting a lot of rain here in...  Read More

Why You Should Choose O.Z. Racing Wheels from Tire Rack

The invention of the wheel is one of the earliest and most useful creations of mankind. Throughout the centuries, the wheel has evolved to become more technologically advanced, lighter and stronger. Since its founding in 1971, O.Z. Racing has continued to push the envelope in wheel technology to new levels while designing and producing some of the best...  Read More