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

This is compared to Conti Extreme Contact DWS. After just about half treadlife (the S not worn yet) developed two sidewall bulges on both front tires due to crazy potholes here in the NYC tristate area. The contis were getting a bit noisy anyway - but all season traction could not compare. The Audi quattro with contis performed better in snow then wife's LR3...  Read More

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

Used for a work vehicle. I drive VERY spirited and high speeds at times - sometimes at long distances at VERY high speeds. I feel confident when driving spiritedly, due to the performance of these tires. In addition to the spirited driving and mileage put on these - compared to Firestone W- rated tires that I've had before, no wear has been noticeable on...  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 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

I picked up my BMW 640i Xdrive in January of this year. I ordered it with all season tires so I could drive it until I got snow tires for it. From the first time I drove the car I was a little disappointed in the handling. The steering was not precise like I expected to the point where I was going to ask my dealer to check alignment. Once I put winter tires...  Read More

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

After total dissatisfaction with continental USA I switched brands. I have Pirelli Sotozero III on OZ MSW wheels so the choice was easy. The tires came mounted and balanced in a matter of days ready to mount! Understanding that you will give up 5% of performance from UHP tires but get 100% wet traction is a must for our 1 car family. Road noise is...  Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part One)

Over five generations, the Honda CR-V has grown from a boxy, small SUV when first introduced in 1997, to the mature and civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheelsize. 15-inch wheels and tires were used on the first-generation, while new CR-Vs roll off of the assembly line on 17-inch or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I have only had these tires for about 2 months (~3000 miles), but they are performing well. I purchased them as a set (with Enkei Raijin 19 wheels) and have been very satisfied so far. I am interested to find out how they will perform in the snow (Massachusetts) this coming winter, but I am having fun on them for now.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I have only had these tires for about 2 months (~3000 miles), but they are performing well. I purchased them as a set (with Enkei Raijin 19 wheels) and have been very satisfied so far. I am interested to find out how they will perform in the snow (Massachusetts) this coming winter, but I am having fun on them for now.   Read More

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

This tire does as advertised. Purchased this tire for all 4 wheels back in 9/2016. Excellent grip in both snow and rain. This IS my tire.   Read More

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

I couldn't help but get these tires, as the test results put them at or near the top of each category, and they sure are a big improvement over the near worn Dunlap's that came with the car when I bought it... I've have a good mix of conditions so far and have to say I felt very confident with them from the start, they will almost start to break loose at a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Sprint Classic

This is the second set of Vredestein Sprint Classics on my '64 Jaguar E-Type, and I love these tires. The car is used for autocross (different tires), mountain driving, and long backroads tours. These tires are the best for this car. Trust me, with stock wheels going to wider tires will only hurt performance and handling. Previously I used Michelin XVS which...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I moved from the factory 205-40/17 tire size Bridgestone RE-050s to the Direzza ZII*-spec in 205-50/15 for both a reduction in unsprung weight and increased sidewall height to help combat the rough roads in Vermont while still maintaining the sharp handling of the Fiesta ST. Sadly I can say, that though the overall grip is quite comparable between the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact SSR

These are my first experience with run flats and I only have them on my car because BMW seems to sell all their cars with run flats. So these tires are accumulating a lot of negatives with me. The are hard/harsh and extremely loud. At times it literally sounds like a helicopter is under my car. In terms of being hard it feels like the car is on plastic...  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 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 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I only just mounted the wheels that hold these tire, and have begun to break them in (500 miles is suggested, but I think after 300 I have done the job already). Reason for break-in is to wear away the releasing agent that is used to remove the tire from its mold during manufacturing (Read Tire Rack R&A info...good stuff there).During my break in time I have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

The OEM tires for this car were Yoko AVID S34B which I felt were very good tires,I got 43k out of them and could have possibly made it to 50k had the toe in been properly set at the factory,all the 08 Lancers seem to have been set up with the front wheels toed in a little to much causing faster outside wear on the tires then the rest of the tire. The Yokos...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Falken Azenis RT615K+

I've only driven 100 miles so far on these tires. I barely broke-in the tires, then took it out for an autocross the same day.On the autocross, these tires were absolutely phenomenal. After one run, the tires heated up to proper operating temperature. I was able to rotate the car with the throttle and brake with extreme precision. These are things I was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

Took a chance on these because of the low price, and I am extremely impressed. They outperform the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 that were on it before, and the ride is quieter. The ride is smooth, the bumps are softened a bit more, and the traction wet or dry is excellent. I read and watched a lot of reviews about these before I bought them and I didn't find...  Read More