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

Sorry I couldn't give a full review since this is my secretary's Volvo. The C 30 had Hankooks summer tires that were worn when she bought the car. So no fair comparison could be made. After the tires were installed, I took it for an aggressive drive. I was very pleased with very minimal side wall flex. On the highway at 80mph it was very quiet and stable. It...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Living in Minnesota winters have a tendency to be really tough. One day we will have -15 degree temps and it will be nothing but sheer ice, the next day it could be 20 degrees with wet heavy snow. So far the tires have been absolutely phenomenal! When I got them installed to replace the OEM all season Nexen tires I was expecting that the road noise would be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These are my second set on a second car. On both cars i averaged about 50,000 miles each. Ive driven in various conditions to a foot of snow, 1/4 of packed ice, heavy rain and easy 120*F roads. Minimal issues in comparison to Hankook and Eagle tires i have also had. These DWS have outlasted all tires i have ever had. I had my car in Germany and ran them up...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

These tires came stock on my new car. I previously had the older P Zeros Pirellis on my 2007 911 and did not really like them. They were fast wearing and did not let you know when you where getting close to losing traction. I replaced them with Michelin Super Sports and truly love these tires. I still have them on my 2007 (now my wife's car). I recently took...  Read More

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

This is an upgrade on a Chevrolet one ton van 8lug wheel. Original tires were Bridgestone and they were the hardest riding tire. Additionally I wanted to add the six spoke Chevrolet aluminum rims which are 17x7.5 vs the stock 16x6.5. I drive this van usually lightly loaded if not empty. Therefore I wanted a tire with a lower aspect ratio for improved...  Read More

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

These tires replaced the original Bridgestone Potenza's (high performance, summer) that came with the G37. They are a noticeable step up in performance, primarily in the wet, compared to the Bridgestones. They are also quieter, though that may not be an accurate comparison as the Bridgestones were at the end of their life compared to the new Michelin's. This...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Sport 3

These replaced the Continentals (lasted 20k mi) that came OE with the Macan. In comparison, the Michelin's have similar traction characteristics but ride much smoother and have lower cabin noise. Have always had good experiences with Michelin's.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

I bought these tires last year from Tire Rack mounted on Sport Edition ST6 bright silver wheels. These wheel look very similar to the stock wheels, but have a bright finish to them that I find very attractive with the Floret Silver paint on my car. You can find Audi center caps on the Internet that will fit, too.I've never been a big fan of Michelin tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus (S- or T-Speed Rated)

this is my first set of Bridgestone's and with a $70 rebate I decided to give them a try. I'm going from a 215/70/16 to a 235/55/18 lower profile tire w/OEM Xtreme wheels. I actually like the ride of the 16" oem set of generals HT's, so in comparison the ride is almost identical, which is imo is what I was hoping for. Handling and cornering are greatly...  Read More

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

It is somewhat difficult to distinguish the performance benefits of these tires from those of permanent AWD. A set of Yokohama ENVigor ultra high performance all-season tires, which preceded the current set of Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires, provides the primary benchmark by which comparison may be drawn.Winter Storm Jonas of 2016 was a challenge for...  Read More

Tires and Wheels for 2017 FIAT 124 Spyder

Start with the ND Miata chassis, sprinkle in some retro Italian style, pop in a 1.4 liter turbocharged Multiair engine and you've got the 2017 FIAT 124 Spyder! With Italian styling and reliability, FIAT has created the perfect summer roadster. Want to add a little more Italian styling to the vehicle? Well, that's easy. Just add a set of wheels from O.Z....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

These tires have been an absolute joy. The OEM Dunlops were garbage in comparison. The Michelins have proven to be decent for tread wear given they are high performance summer tires. On very few occasions I have been able to break traction with them despite my best efforts with a stage 1 STI. The Dunlops would squiggle about all over, coupled with an...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

The area of which we live puts us on several different road surfaces from Dirt, Stone & Tar, Gravel, Broken Pavement, and Highway. These tires have performed exceptionally well in every application through Snow, Rain, Ice, and Dry surface conditions. The tires do not ride a smooth as I would have liked, but do ride smoother than manufacturer original. As...  Read More

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

I kept coming back to this tire for the crazy ratings. I found a set of 225 50 17's instead of the correct 45 ratio. Willing to knock the speedometer off a tad, I had 'em mounted up. The change from Toyo Proxies was remarkable. Maybe the newer Proxies are better then the last generation but the BFG's are amazing in comparison. Well engineered compound that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

We live outside of Boston's 95 circle so we get our share of icy, snowy untreated roads. After taking out a fence, mailbox & fender, my sister in law traded the protégé in for an AWD CR-V. Wife liked it so much she got one exactly like it, & I immediately put DM-V1s on the wife's (my) investment. Sister in law waited awhile till she almost kissed the rear of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I love this tire. I have gone through 5 sets of them (that I can remember) on various cars over the years. Hyrdoplaning resistance and traction in inclement weather is amazing, and dry grip is very good. In comparison to Bridgestone Potenza RE 960 AS tires, I feel that these Continentals have slightly less grip in dry conditions but are much better in rain...  Read More

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

What a difference these tires make over the OEM Yokahama's. Dry traction is similar in hard driving, but initial grip and bite feel better. There is really no comparison in ride comfort or road noise, these are far superior. Wet traction is markedly improved. The Dart GT has very firm suspension and felt almost harsh with the Yokahama tires, now it just...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone FR740

This tire was oem 215/45/17 on my new Corolla. I just performed the 5k rotation myself and wish to post my observations. I got this car to supplement a 2004 Corolla with 70 series tires as my comparison. The biggest change I noticed was ride quality . The 45 series is excellent and has no road noise that bothers me. The car is quiet at freeway speeds to...  Read More

Falken Azenis RT615K Offers a Championship Winning Performance

The Falken Azenis RT6715K is the first tire from Falken that Tire Rack has ever offered. We are starting with a big hitter in that it is an Extreme Performance Summer option. It's designed as a street tire that is happy to go to racing. This tire has the new Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R in its sights in our survey results. Exhibiting strong wear potential with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

Cont'd from March 18, 2016...My subjective opinion is they really don't cause you more money. As a matter of fact, except for the hassle of swapping wheels and tires (in my case), it is a concept of conservation of tread life, like having a second pair of shoes. You get to wear each pair (first and second pairs) for a longer time-wise. In fact, I also feel...  Read More