Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Marathon Radial

These Tires are on my 24 ft travel trailer... they have a higher load rating and speed rating than the stock tires... I don't have many miles on them as of yet, but the difference when towing the trailer is drastic... it tracks very straight and true, with no hint what so ever of trailer sway... they also are not nearly as spongy, and seem to handle the...  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Riken Raptor ZR

I bought these tires to use for the summer of my Golf. I have winter tires mounted on a dedicated set of rims so I didn't need all seasons. I drive spirited but don't do track days in this car. So a cheap set of high performance summer tires seemed like a good way to go.I've been very happy with them. No they don't grip quite as well as some Pilot sports....  Read More

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

My scores are based upon track performance and as compared to R compounds.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I bought these Tires for my 97 Corvette fun/track car. So far I've only driven them on the streets, but they are grippy, quiet, and predictable.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP

When this set of original tires were brand new they looked used. Everyone thinks I race the car after looking at the cars after looking at the tires. I would love to have more traction so I may go with the Supper Sport and move away from the Sport Cup since I do not track the car.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Riken Raptor ZR

Another Florida autocrosser here. I purchased these for daily driver use and also for autocross as I build up my skill level. So far I have averaged 21 runs per tire before rotating front to back. Compared to 8 runs on my all season tires. There is still some sidewall tread left, I just wanted to rotate before wearing it out completely. After the second...  Read More

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

I drive an 03 Z06 Vette. It's my track car but it is street legal, I drive it to/from the track. It's modified for the track in terms of suspension, cooling, brakes etc. Drive train is stock. I do about 25-35 track days per season in the instructor groups. Tracks I drive are WGI, NJMP, LR, Pocono, SP, Palmer.A few years ago, I sold my dedicated race car had...  Read More

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

With a combination of highway daily driving and backroad traveling I HIGHLY recommend these tires as a replacement for the Goodyears that came on the car new. I destroyed the first set within the first 7000 miles. No, they do not grip quite as well as the highly focused Goodyears that came on the car, however, the slight amount of grip given up is well worth...  Read More

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

First time on these tires. Wear was even and as expected (should get 8 days). Grip was very good even when cool, as advertised. I vote for works in the wet although others have reported different. Details follow:Two days on these tires at Oregon Raceway Park. Both days the temperature started around 35 and ended around 55. Cold starting pressure was 39...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I been using this tire with a 9.5 wide wheel as the stock 9 wheels have no good tires for an open track day. I only use this tire for HPDE events and getting to the track. I have mixed feeling about it. Its not very high grip tire my mostly stock GT can break them lose with a sharp hit of WOT. If driven with some care it will provide everything Tire Rack...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

These tires, along with a 255/45/17, replaced a set of the same sized TOYO R888 which I just couldn't get to work for me. In spite of putting the fronts at 3.5 degrees of negative camber and playing with the pressures the TOYOs were disappointing. Same alignment and pressures on the Direzzas had me around the track with more fun and faster times, along with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Falken Azenis RT615K+

I daily drive my car but bought these tires mostly for track use. They are very quiet on the freeway and feel as sticky as my old Maxxis RC-1 and Nitto NT01 tires,I actually turned a better lap time with the Falkens at Streets of Willow. and much more traction than Hancook RC3. I have not driven them in the rain yet. Yes I would but them again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Falken Azenis RT615K+

I have bought 4 sets of Falken [215] and [615] These are fine dry weather traffic tires, and good dry track tires. They lose some traction in the dry if overheated, but rebound adequately when cool again. After 10 - 20? heat cycles the tread gets harder. They are manageable in rain when new, but approach slicks when worn near the tread wear indicators.At...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Falken Azenis RT615K+

I come from a set of worn out Bridgestone Potenza RE11's. I bought my Miata to go autocrossing last year. I've done 7 events total now. These tires were the first mod this year. I have 2 autocross events on them currently, and I am VERY impressed. The first event was a novice school, put on by the local club. Being that this was a school, times werent...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Falken Azenis RT615K+

I bought these as a track/autocross tire. For me, the deal on these tires was quite a bit chepaer than the Bridgestone RE71R or the Dunlop Star Spec, and being as it's the new version of a tire that Chump and Lemons cars run, I figured I would give up a little bit of grip and competitiveness in autocross/track days in exchange for durability for my budget as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

Incredible!!! I believe they are underrated and should be Max Performance, but they have the comfort of UHP. Perhaps they did not want to scare people away, who were looking for comfort.I gave them a 10 on Performance categories, because they seem to be right there with the likes of PSS & RE-11 under street conditions on my heavy car. I can't comment on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

I bought these last year and have over 25,000 on them now. Some minor cupping but that is the trucks fault, the ranger is tough on tires for some reason. (This is my fourth Ranger they were all the same) Fairly quiet for the tread, good tracking, excellent stopping and cornering. In the snow they are also just fine. I will be buying another set when these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Still relatively new but noticeable differences in ride quality and steering responsiveness over the OEM summer tires. I used them for their first track day last week in combined wet/dry conditions and they were exceptional even in the standing water in some corners. I did manage to break them loose around a corner but that was more me than the tires.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Great tire and an improvement over the Pilot Super Sports. Same amazing tread life and dry performance, but improved wet characteristics. Previous tire was the Bridgestone RE-71's so the review reflects the performance delta between the two (probably unfair as the RE-71's last <10k). The PS 4s are the best balance between spirited daily driving, longevity,...  Read More