Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

S2000 Potenza RE760 Sport Bliss! First drive on the 760's was like driving a different car. I replaced the rear tires on my S2000 equipped with factory Potenza S-02's that were worn down to slicks. S-02's are great tires, but when they get to this point they become bouncy and noisy. Of course wet grip is gone! With the new 760's the road noise is gone, the...  Read More

Enkei Racing Series RPF1 for Subaru, Honda, Mazda and More

If you're an automotive enthusiast, you likely know the name Enkei for their outstanding high quality aluminum alloy wheels. Enkei has been producing lightweight, strong and reliable wheels in Japan since 1950 for everything from Original Equipment options to Formula One and WRC rally racing. The Enkei Racing Series is their highest level of aftermarket...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I bought this tire for my Honda S2000 CR as my everyday tire and had intended to just use it as such. It is a good ride that isn't to noisy and not to stiff with great wet grip. It should be noted that last week when my R compound track tires didn't show up in time I was forced to take these street tires out for a lapping day at the track. I was very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 M

It's funny, when a tire is OEM, it usually rates low, but if we are involved and pick out the tires ourselves, the rating seems to go way up. Just looking at the reviews for this tire, people complain how bad the ride is, yet they bought the new car with them on there, how does that work? How does the Hyundai Genesis get such fantastic reviews in he press...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus AS RH07

Tires performed much better in terms of longevity and cornering stability than the OEM Michelin tires. Note that the replacement wheels are larger than OEM (Acura MDX Sport 18 wheels) which might be why cornering performance improved. Also, note that I drive pretty hard - I tend to drive the van similarly to my other car, an S2000.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Never drove the tires on wet weather except the very day the tires were completely bald, any bald tire has poor hydroplaning resistance.Tire yields instant grip levels, performance is approximately 90% of the Kumho XS tire (dry grip only) 255 width makes plenty of noise, not because of the tire, rather the seating position of the driver relative to the tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Grippy tire, not too expensive, pretty much shot after 20,000 miles on the rear of my S2000 though. Great service from Jim @ Tire Rack. Not many tires available at the size I need and this seems to be the best of the bunch unless you want to for the real expensive brands like Brifgestone or Michelin and I'm not sure they make the size any more   Read More

Is the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position the Right Max Performance Summer Tire for You?

As the flagship offering from Bridgestone, the Potenza S-04 Pole Position is a Max Performance Summer tire for drivers that demand the pinnacle of traction and responsiveness. Replacing the RE050A Pole Position, this new offering delivers more wet and dry traction.Carrying forward with an asymmetric tread pattern, the inside of the tire is tuned for wet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

What a great tire! Great traction wet dry! Good stiff sidewall for ride and steering! Wow is this tire wide, so much more then the stock bridgestone tires. The tire did great in the rain at 70mph. Great tires for grip around the turns! So far the tire is low on noise at any speed! Great tire for ride comfort a little stiff but smooth for the S2000 Honda!...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I bought these tires for a 2007 Honda S2000 as a replacement for the stock Bridgestone Potenza RE-050 non Run-flat. These had worn down to wear indicators by 45K miles and the road noise was now being fully transferred through the chassis and into the cabin where it had become unbearably loud.I was looking for a bit more width and I happened upon these....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

These have actually lasted me a decent amount of time, including a trip to the dragon. They did lose grip over time, they don't have good grip if the ground is cold or rainy, then they are rather useless with a turbocharged s2000, but the have held up. These held up better then the Falken AZENIS RT-615, which didn't finish the trip to the dragon (about 500...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact SSR

Two sets of this same tire in 59,000 miles over 50 months, and both sets had similar results.Ratings are averages for full life of use. When newer --first 10k-- they performed much better in all conditions including wet. But as they wore out they became progressively slicker and apt to hydroplaning in any wet conditions. Tried many different pressure...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Replaced the stock Bridgestone RE-050 tires on my S2000 with Pilot Super Sport tires. I was lured in by all the positive reviews, the low-ish price, low weight, and a recommendation from a friend that has the same tires. I have to admit that I've been pretty disappointed so far. The Michelins excel (in a big way) at providing a soft, quiet ride on cars using...  Read More

Project STR Trophies in the Largest Class at the 2011 Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals

Whew, that was tough. The 2011 Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals, that is, where the STR class was the largest with 64 drivers going head-to-head; and man, oh man, was it a battle.We drove on the faster East course on day one, designed by GRM’s Andy Hollis. His course featuring a mix of transitions and fast sections had us to the rev limiter in three places. The...  Read More

Project STR Faces Some Tough Competition

Our lead project drivers Chris Harvey and John Rogers pointed the red Mazda MX-5 towards Toledo, Ohio for last weekend’s Tire Rack SCCA Northern States Championship. With lots of room, smooth concrete and high grip, this is one of the best venues east of the Mississippi. The two-day combined time event featured 50-second courses that were fast and relatively...  Read More

Project STR Competes in 4 Events in 3 Weeks

It's been a busy few weeks for Project STR as the summer race season has finally made its way to the Midwest with three back-to-back weekends of competition. First up was an outing to the Tri-State Sports Car Club event at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL for a shake down on the installation of our new KW Clubsport suspension. Installation went well,...  Read More

Project STR Roars Back To Life

After a long winter hibernating in Florida at the Grassroots Motorsports headquarters, Project STR finally saw some action this weekend at the Tire Rack SCCA Dixie National Tour in Cecil, Georgia. Tire Rack drivers Chris Harvey and John Rogers packed their bags and headed for Georgia to compete against 27 other drivers in the burgeoning STR class, which was...  Read More

Honda S2000 STR Class Tire & Wheel Package

If you are looking to be competitive in the STR autocross class, here's a very good package of wheels and tires. Take a look at the TRMotorsport C3 and the Bridgestone Potenza RE11.  In 17x9, the wheel works on all four corners and only weighs 19.2 lbs. They are available in three different finishes depending on the look you want.The Bridgestone tire is...  Read More

Honda S2000 in the Snow?

I know a lot of people don't think the S2000 is good in the winter, but with the right tire choice they are a fun car in the snow.  If you live in the snow belt, the correct choice of tire is different than if you live in St. Louis where you can get away with a tire like the Dunlop Winter Sport or the Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3. On the other hand if you are...  Read More

Bridgestone Potenza RE070

The Bridgestone Potenza RE070 continues to be one of the top Extreme Performance Summer tires on the market. It is designed for serious sports car and sports coupe enthusiasts looking for race tire-like traction on the street or for use in autocross, drifting and track events. This tire is a favorite amongst the drivers of cars like the Subaru STi,...  Read More