Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

This is a dream tire from the low rolling resistance which gives good gas mileage to the outstanding wet dry and snow performance. I have yet to encounter conditions where I had anything but the highest reliance on the handling of these tires and they have come through like a champ in all road conditions I have encountered and all weather be it rain turning...  Read More

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

I put the first set of these on my trustee Nissan Maxima which I bought new 17 years ago. It has a few minor suspension add on's and I run a slightly lower profile tire than stock (225 45 17's). Our standard drive is from hwy 1 in Stinson Beach, CA over Panoramic Hwy. to civilization. A beautiful twisty mountain road. My Nissan has seen everything from very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TerrainContact A/T

I want to be prepared to go wherever I need to go. That means winter tires and used to mean highway all season tires the other three seasons. All season tires were marginal on wet grass, mud, no match for ice and snow, and are even threatened by sharp rocks in gravel. I have sacrificed very little to have all terrain capability with the Continental Terrain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

While I have just recently had the tires installed I have found them to be very good and better than the Continentals that came with the car. So far all aspects of the tire have been better that the original tires and I would not hesitate to purchase them again. I did have a minor vibration issue and found that the shop that installed the tires did not...  Read More

Is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 the Best All-Season or All-Terrain Tire for Snow Traction?

If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be...  Read More

Need More Grip? Check Out the Latest Extreme Performance Summer Challengers to the Bridgestone Potenze RE-71R

Becoming number one is difficult, but staying on top is even harder. Currently, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R has managed to hang on to its Extreme Performance Summer crown, however the competition is getting fierce. BFGoodrich has the new g-Force Rival S 1.5. Falken has come out with the RT615K+. And Hankook has rolled out the Ventus R-S4. BFGoodrich g-...  Read More

Tire Size 265 70R17 Versus 285 70R17: Can I Use a Larger Size?

Before asking the question, "Can I use a larger tire size?", you should first ask yourself "Should I use a larger tire size?" Why is this important? While going to a larger size may give you that "big tire" look, changing your vehicle's tire size affects more than just cosmetics. Altering your vehicle's tire size can affect speedometer and odometer...  Read More

New Max Performance Summer Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S and Continental ExtremeContact Sport

Don't blame me if your area gets blasted with cold and snow tomorrow, but many meteorologists are predicting an early spring. Are you ready for spring and wondering what's new in the Max Performance Summer category? Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Continental ExtremeContact Sport If you've got a fun and sporty car, it most likely came equipped with Max Performance...  Read More

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

Overall, I'm quite happy with this tire. It was a huge improvement in wet and winter conditions over my stock tires that came on my Golf. I bought them right before going on a road trip to Rochester, NY, where I experienced blizzard conditions nearly every single day I was there. I was amazed at how well they performed in the snow! They got pretty good...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This is the tire Ford should put on the Explorer Sport. I don't think the DWS would have been as good on my BMW 535 as I tried the DW and it was too soft a sidewall and too slow a steering response. The DWS, in my opinion, is a perfect match for the amount of horsepower the 3.5 EB puts out. I have had several different brands on this Explorer but this one is...  Read More

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

I purchased a set of these for my eleven year old Audi. Over the years I've run a variety of tires from max performance summer to all season ultra high performance, and comfort was usually last on my list. As I've matured with the car, comfort has been a higher priority than flat out performance. When refreshing the car recently I chose these tires matted to...  Read More

Introducing the General Grabber X3

For those that don't know, I have been running the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires for the last two years. I have only about 35,000 miles on them, and they have approximately 50% tread depth remaining, but they were 315/70R17 (about 35" by 12.5") and I wanted to put larger tires on my Jeep. The General Grabber X3 (with red letters) was my choice in...  Read More

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

I love these tires! I put these on a 2013 Impreza sedan, immediately after I drove off the lot at 11,000 miles. It came with OEM Bridgestones that had 1/3 tread wear, and upon using the on-ramp to drive home, almost immediately broke loose on dry pavement. Next stop was to replace the OEMs with these. Immediately, I was driving an entirely different vehicle,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

This is the 2nd set of Arctic Altimax tires for me. Two different Volvos.The traction on snowy Maine roads is phenomenal. If driven through 2 inches of fresh powder this season, slushy stuff, you name it and we hit it this year. My plow guy seems to create a skating rink in our driveway, so I've used it to test starting and stopping on ice and I couldn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Okay, I decided to give a shot on this Sumitomo tires after reading reviews and watching TR comparison vid. Prior to these tires, I had Kumho Eczta and Falken Azenis. These were quite similar w/ Falken having a slightly performance edge. These are also about 40% more expensive than the Sumitomo. The bad news first: Although in the video comparison, TR says...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT

I bought these for my winter wheels, because living in Pennsylvania we get enough snow in the winter to merit snow tires. I liked the idea of run-flat tires because of possible punctures from ice in wintry conditions wouldn't have an effect on my mobility. I'd been driving in mostly dry and rainy conditions and liked that they didn't give much more road...  Read More

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

I have been using these tires on my full size conversion van (E-150 Half Back) for a few months. They have been great in the recent 18 snow storm, including parellel parking while backing up hill into deep city snow - with only a bit of spinning. With my old tires I would have had to find a better parking spot. Seems I don't need my snow tires anymore...In...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This is the fourth vehicle I have put either the DWS06 or its predacessor the DWS on. I have been very pleased in each case. We have the DWS on our BMW Z3 and on our Porsche Boxster and had them on a previous Mazda 3. The new DWS 06 is a bit quieter and has a bit better turn in and retains the excellent ride and grip under all conditions other than snow &...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

This is the perfect tire for the Ford Expedition. I ran these on my last Expedition for 9 years. Just put these on my current Expodition today. Did try Destination LE 2 , bad in snow/slush when cornering...even in 4WD...loss of steering ability..sliding around...5 mph! Replaced with these. REvo 2 has been updated with more seratted edges to grip and bite...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Ice Zero FR

We bought these tires for my wife's Lexus over other available winter tires. I was most impressed with the tread depth these tires have over the competition in the same size. I was able to drive home on completely dry roads with which these tires handled great (no noticeable difference over All Season just removed, the noise was less). Living in Rochester...  Read More