Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact SSR

These are my first experience with run flats and I only have them on my car because BMW seems to sell all their cars with run flats. So these tires are accumulating a lot of negatives with me. The are hard/harsh and extremely loud. At times it literally sounds like a helicopter is under my car. In terms of being hard it feels like the car is on plastic...  Read More

Aftermarket Parts That Increase Your Car's Performance

Are you the kind of driver who likes driving your vehicle a little harder than most other people? Perhaps you're a weekend warrior auto cross racer, or a member of your local SCCA chapter. Or, you could just be a driver who wants some extra performance out of your car for no practical reason other than it makes your commute more fun. Regardless of your...  Read More

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

I now know how the other half live! What an incredible difference. I bought these to replace the OEM equipped Goodyear Eagles, which were acceptable in most driving conditions, but brutal in winter. I started to wonder if it was the car. Nope, definitely the tires! It is not surprising to roll off the driveway and onto a snow covered road in our development...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I bought the Continental WinterContact tires mounted on 17 Axis Modle Five gunmetal wheels from Tire Rack as seasonal replacements that I can swap in my garage. The wheels look better than my stock Audi S3 18 wheels. I mounted them three weeks ago and have already driven in three snow storms in Portland, Oregon and Washington. I'm shocked at how well they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

Not cheap; but appears to be an excellent value for the money. Ride is quiet and really smooth. Less noise than I experienced on the LTX M/S and LTX M/S2 that I put on my '03 Expedition. These are on my daughter's'06 Pacifica, which is a much lighter vehicle. It's really too early to judge; but treadwear is not noticeable after 5K miles. Wet and Dry Handling...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

The tires were great at first, But after about 15,00 they became unbearably noisy. They were so loud I thought I must have a bad wheel bearing. I just had my car inspected and was shocked to find out that it wouldn't pass because of the tires, The tires only had 18,500 miles on them. They were rotated every 5K and wore evenly, just wore out. These tires were...  Read More

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

I'm impressed with the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 even though I have only driven less than 500 miles. I agonized over the performance/cost trade-off with my previous replacement tire favorite, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. The entire experience with Tire Rack was impressive - the customer service and the efficient transaction handling - plus setup for local...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

The day I replaced the OE Bridgestone H/L's with these tires I was shocked how great the tires are... Ride, noise and handling improved 110%... Great tires.. I expect to get at least 90K out of these based on my previous experience with similar Michelins on a Yukon XL...   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I bought these tires after getting 55K from the OEM Michelin's. I have never had a better set of tires in the rain, it almost seems as if I am driving on dry pavement. It could be light rain, or downpours, I have never slipped at the intersection or hydroplaned on the expressway. I have not had a chance to drive around in snowy conditions, we just haven't...  Read More

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

With oldish Bridgestone Potenza tires, my 1996 Porsche 911 C4 had a severe case of tram-lining, also bucking on every expansion joint, and noisy ride. With plenty of tread left, I thought it was the front end, and replaced shocks, tie rod ends, etc, which helped only slightly. The tires finally wore in back to the point of needing replacement in the fall of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Still breaking in but the ride is definite improved over primacy mxv4w/40k km that it replaced. There has not been much ran so this review is for dry weather over asphalt & concrete city & highway only.Feels Like new suspension even though shocks were replaced about 2yrs ago.compliant with speed bumps yet communicate sufficient about asphalt & concrete...  Read More

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

Just got these on my 128I, the factory tires on the front were worn out and the run flats seemed to give a harsh ride so I jumped on Tirerack for replacements. I come from a background of Jeeps and always favored the Michelin's and BFGs. SInce this is a new tire I wanted to give it a try. These tires are leagues beyond what was originally on my car. The ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

I drive a heavily modified 342whp/331wtq 03' Subaru Impreza WRX swapped to an Sti and I have a set of these in 235/40/18s mounted to Sparco Assetto Gara wheels. This is my daily driver and also my have a blast on the back roads car. They handle very well and have decent wet traction, but what I love about these tires so far has been how long they last. I...  Read More

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

I replaced the original Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tires after about 30,000 miles. They were noisy and very easy to turn over off the line. Never had any issues with dry traction or grip in the corners but wet driving FORCED me to slow down. As they accumulated miles they remained predictable and consistent but did get much louder as they got closer to the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T RH-S

This tire was phenomenal. I'm now replacing them at 94,000 miles, but they still have plenty of wear left on them. I'm wanting to sell the Jeep but I don't want to do so with tires that old and I do need to replace the shocks as well. I did rotate them at least a couple of times.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination M/T

After owning my truck for over 12 years and having to replace tires every year, I had a Firestone shop convince me to install these tires on my truck. I was skeptical when I had first bought them, with Firestone's reputation. I can say that after 2.5 years of running these tires, that they have been great. I do rotate them about every 10,000 miles and have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

Bought these to replace OEM Continentals. Huge, positive difference. Felt like I'd installed a new set of shock absorbers/struts. They smooth out bumps and potholes, sidewall roll on turns is definitely minimized, reducing oversteer. Significant reduction in noise. Deep channeling maintains confidence in the wet, only hydroplaned when going way too fast for...  Read More

New Method Roost Wheel is a Great Fit for Jeep Wrangler

In a previous post, "Jeep Wrangler Wheels and Tires", we discussed using 17x9" aftermarket wheels with -12mm offset, which is about 4.5" backspacing on a Jeep Wrangler. That sizing, for many people, is the magic combination to fit 33" or 35" tires on the Jeep JK. I was in that same mindset, but when I saw the new Method Roost wheels we're getting in, I knew...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I got these tires as warranty replacements for noisy Contiprocontacts that where loosing chunks or rubber on the shoulders at 500 miles. The Contipurecontacts offer great grip on dry surfaces and really grab on to the corners, they are firm, but bumps or potholes are absorbed without much jarring or shock. The one quality of these tires that I find...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

First off the treadwear, because I'd give it a 12 if I could. They have been nothing short of astounding for a tire in this class. A full set of super sports was the first purchase I made when I got my car 3 years ago. Since then, I have taken the car to the track for 7 weekends, twice my girlfriend also went out in the car, totaling approximately...  Read More