Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

These tires are simply amazing for a 4 season snow tire.I compared them to some $150 all Season Michelins. These tires were slightly better in the dry and the rain. I had left two of the Michelins on the back, and in the snow the traction differential made the car unsafe to drive. These tires had so much more snow traction that the car was unstable with the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

Just picked these up as a year-round, all-weather tire for our AWD Tiguan. We'll be using this car primarily in the winter, so I was specifically looking for a severe winter service rated all-season alternative to dedicated snows paired with high performance all-seasons on separate wheels. We just aren't going to see enough miles on this car to warrant 2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought a set of these for the 1991 subaru wagon I have owned for the last 15 years. To say I know the cars handling quirks and what to expect is pretty much a no brainer after 100.000 miles with it. I upgraded to 16 wheels at the same time I bought the tires because the tire options in the factory size are few. I wanted something cost effective but with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought a set of these for the 1991 subaru wagon I have owned for the last 15 years. To say I know the cars handling quirks and what to expect is pretty much a no brainer after 100.000 miles with it. I upgraded to 16 wheels at the same time I bought the tires because the tire options in the factory size are few. I wanted something cost effective but with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk AS

I just had four Firestone Firehawk AS tires installed today. 245/45/20 size. Unfortunately, Tire Rack was out of stock, so I had to buy elsewhere. The tires are smooth and drive nice but I am a little disappointed in the noise they put out. They are a little loud. Nowhere near as loud as the Firehawk GT's they replaced, however. Hopefully, the tires will get...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

I bought these tires 5 years ago and I just bought them again. They have been the champions of 4 winters on my 2010 Honda CRV. I have been through lots of light and medium snow and some deep snow. When I'm driving through a few inches of snow with these, it feels like I'm driving on pavement. They handle ice ok but not great. But no tires handle ice great. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Run Flat

Picked these up in a clearance event. Wish I bought 8 tires instead of 4, as these are pricey. Ride comfort is ok. The reviews on here are pretty accurate. Road noise is apparent, and treadwear is below average. My size has a very low profile, so wet roads are to be avoided whenever possible. Standing water over 1/2 will jerk my car unexpectedly. With all...  Read More

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

They've done extremely well in mud & dirt. I've pulled people out of muddy areas with ease. They do an excellent job of self cleaning & maintaining traction. The vehicle easily breaks the 7000 lb mark when loaded with fuel, but you wouldn't know it with these tires. I've crawled out of mud with ease where I'd have been stuck with other ATs. Unless you're in...  Read More

Don't Let Snow Stop Your 2017 Honda Civic Type R

Before my BRZ and MR2 Spyder days, I was a Honda guy. To this day, I still hope Honda will come out with a new Prelude. If not, the Civic Type R sure looks like a vehicle to tempt my interests.  Are you a driver that just picked up a Civic Type R yourself? I'm sure you're loving it, but if you reside in the snowbelt region, you're going to need winter /...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS 60

I've had these tires for only about 500 miles, but they seem to be very good so far. They're a severe over kill size for the truck (275/60R17), but dry traction, especially cornering, is excellent. Quiet on the highway, and look good on the truck.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Original tire size for my car is 235/40-18. Currently run Michelin Primacy MXM4 on 18 factory rims during the winter. Bought a set of summer wheels in 19 and ran 235/35-19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports for 40,000 miles (worn out) until changing them out for Michelin Pilot Sport 4S in same summer 19 size.In short, the new Sport 4S tires in 19 ride as smoothly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

I have been a Michelin PSS fan for some time now. My M2 came with Contis which I replaced with the 4Ss right after the break-in. Given the M2 was a big step up from my 335is in regards to performance, and running wider tire sizes. It is hard to give good feedback comparing them to the PSS. I can at least say I feel this is the best all around street tire you...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Best tires Iv'e ever had and there have been many brands tried over the years on many different vehicles. I wish they made sized for wife's 2009 Camry Hybrid. Her car as typical with a Camry rides very soft and smooth and now like a limo with Pirelli P7's on it but only have so-so wet traction. These Conti True Contacts however, do everything well. It's an...  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

Dinan Performance Parts are Now Available at Tire Rack

Dinan's beginnings as a BMW tuner trace back to when Steve Dinan was a weekend racing enthusiast. His successful modifications to his own cars drew the curiosity of his fellow racers and he soon began selling performance parts out of his garage. His business grew into a full scale design, engineering and manufacturing company with a focus on producing...  Read More

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

I bought a used set of KO's just so I could have a set of offroad tires to run the NC beaches last year. So when they finally wore out I purchased a new set of KO2's in the same size. Handling and traction have been pretty much the same, but the noise levels have been drastically reduced. BFG has designed the new all terrain tire that has set the bar REALLY...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Purchased these tires for autocross and road racing on my Abarth 500. Recommended by the Tirerack associate and many other forums/websites for multiple light sport cars of all kinds of power-trains. Mostly RWD Miatas, BRZs and mid engine Boxsters ,MR2s, FWD Civic SIs ,and tons of German sport cars.I am amazed how well these tires are. I have attended 3...  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 BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S 1.5

I bought these tires to complement a set of 15x9 rims for my Miata. I chose a staggered fitment with 225/45s in front and 245/40s out back. I went staggered because A) 245s would have rubbed in front and B) I wanted a bit extra grip in back to keep the back end from getting squirrely. I was not disappointed; these tires have some serious grip. On mountain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Came from PS2 with 225/40-18 front and 285/30-18 rear to thes Pilot Super Sport with new rear size of 265/35-18. The PS2 were too pricy just for the Porsche N rating so I compromised with the Super Sport and less wide rear tire. Truth is other than looks of the rear tires mainly from a side higher profile I did not compromise. These tires are rock solid,...  Read More