Introducing the New KMC XD Series XD827Rockstar III

In the world of aftermarket wheels, custom is king. KMC is at the leading edge of wheel design and they have just expanded their popular Rockstar lineup to include a highly customizable new option with some great color combinations that will really set your vehicle apart from the pack! The new KMC XD Series XD827 Rockstar III comes stock in two different...  Read More

BBS Wheels - Quality and Technology Bred from Motorsports

Few companies have achieved more recognition in the automotive aftermarket and OEM industries as BBS. As one of the premier wheel manufacturers in the world, BBS has used decades of motorsports experience to engineer some of the best products available for a variety of vehicles and applications. Since its inception, the good people at BBS have sought to...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for 20" Equipped Suburbans and Escalades

The Chevrolet Suburban and Cadillac Escalade EXT define the large SUV category. Power, room and luxury are found in varying degrees across the various trim levels of this half-ton chassis. An early adopter of large wheels on an SUV, the aftermarket tire manufacturers have brought their A-list tires to the popular 275/55R20 found on many these SUVs. Bridgeston...  Read More

Affordable Aftermarket Wheels

Whether you're looking to improve performance, update the look of your vehicle, or both, there's no better way to start than to install a set of new wheels. For the everyday commuter, they enhance the overall aesthetics of the car. For the weekend track warrior, the correct wheel may help shave those important milliseconds off your lap times. Choosing the...  Read More

Looking for Bigger Tires?

Are trying to get a tire with a taller sidewall on your current wheels for better ride quality? Or are wanting a bigger tire to give your truck or SUV a more aggressive look? Whatever your reasoning is, you want to make sure the bigger tires you want will fit on your vehicle without causing any problems. We may not be able to guarantee the fitment on a...  Read More

If You Struggle With Winter, Consider a Tire & Wheel Package

Folks in the northern part of the United States can attest to the headache of driving during the winter months. As treacherous as driving in those conditions can be, kids still have to go to school, errands have to be run and jobs tended to. Driving in winter conditions is all about confidence. Recent advancements in vehicle stability technology have allowed...  Read More

Flower Wheels for Your Volkswagen Beetle

By a show of hands, okay, maybe comments, who hasn't seen the Daisy wheel? It's a pretty good bet that most of us have seen this particular aftermarket wheel at one time or another, and with very good reason. Designed to fit the 1998-2010 "new" Volkswagen Beetle (among some other VW models), the Sport Edition Daisy has easily become one of our most popular...  Read More

Eibach Pro-Steering Damper is a Great Upgrade for Jeep Wrangler

Once you've upgraded your wheels and tires on your Jeep, you may find that the stock steering stabilizer doesn't quite cut it anymore. That means it's time for an upgrade!  That's where Eibach comes in. You may already know they make the All-Terrain Lift Kit for Wranglers, but did you know they also make a great aftermarket steering damper? It will fit...  Read More

Are Your PT Cruiser Wheels Rusted or Corroded?

When first launched in 2001, the PT Cruiser was in extremely high demand, commanding a hefty premium over invoice price. Partly due to its throwback looks, the PT Cruiser was able to develop an extremely loyal cult following. Though the demand waned over the years, the PT Cruiser helped to launch the retro styling trend followed by many manufacturers today.  ...  Read More

Hub Centric vs. Lug Centric Wheel Fitments

"What are these plastic (or metal) rings that came with my wheels?" "Why didn't my wheels come with hub centric centering rings?" The terms "hub centric" and "lug centric" describe the method used to center a wheel on a vehicle's hub to prevent vibration. Most Original Equipment wheels are built with the same centerbore diameter as the hub diameter on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I drive a Mazdaspeed3 on H&R coilovers and an aftermarket rear swaybar to lessen understeer. Treadwear is average for a performance tire. I'm on track to hit the wear bars at 15k. Dry traction is great and the sidewalls are stiff enough that you can throw the car into a turn hard and not roll the sidewalls. Lane changes are a just a flick of the steering...  Read More

My #FirstCarMoment

Michelin's new campaign has us going down memory lane to the time we got our first car. Whether it was handed down to you by your parents, or you worked a few jobs to earn it, none of us will forget the feeling of owning our first car. I got my first Jeep as a Christmas present back when I was in college and home visiting my parents. It was Christmas morning...  Read More

Set Your Tesla Apart with 21" BBS Wheels

I spend much of my time pining for the launch of the Model 3 and being supremely jealous of Model S owners. A technological marvel that is sophisticated and stylish, the Model S is difficult to improve upon. Difficult, but not impossible. Aftermarket wheels are a great way to set your Tesla apart from the others without ruining its understated good looks....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (V-Speed Rated)

This is an initial review of these tires, I will be doing a follow up review once I put more miles on them. They replaced the original 16 Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S that came equipped on my Accord sedan. I had them installed and took them on a short road trip the very next day which was perfect for breaking the tires in. I didn't get to test the handling as...  Read More

New Method Roost Wheel is a Great Fit for Jeep Wrangler

In a previous post, "Jeep Wrangler Wheels and Tires", we discussed using 17x9" aftermarket wheels with -12mm offset, which is about 4.5" backspacing on a Jeep Wrangler. That sizing, for many people, is the magic combination to fit 33" or 35" tires on the Jeep JK. I was in that same mindset, but when I saw the new Method Roost wheels we're getting in, I knew...  Read More

How to Prepare for Your First Track Session in Four Simple Steps

Today is a great day to be an automotive enthusiast. Perhaps more than ever before, road courses across the country are opening their gates to any and all drivers looking to experience the thrill of driving on a track. Combine this level of access with the increased performance of today's vehicles and it's possible to have more fun than ever before for less...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Absolutely the BEST street tire made today! My S4 is set up with full coil-over suspension, swaybars and endlinks, Stoptech big brake kit and very light weight BC Forged 19 wheels, so it is set up for very aggressive driving and these tires handle everything I throw at them...with ease! If you have an aggressive street car (high horsepower and aftermarket...  Read More

Measuring Backspacing

When you're shopping for aftermarket wheels, you'll see a range of backspacing, offset and width measurements available for your vehicle. When looking at wheels, sometimes we'll have the measurements from your stock wheels, but sometimes we do not. This may lead you to wonder, "How are these measurements going to change the stance of my car?" While all of...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package vs. Buying Winter Tires Only

You've decided that dedicated winter tires are the right choice for you. After doing your research, you decided to go with either the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 or Michelin X-Ice Xi3 to increase your driving confidence and safety. Next, you must decide if you want to simply purchase tires to mount on your current wheels, or buy a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Have these on my Model S with aftermarket 20 wheels in order to control costs but not have the stock 19's that leave too much wheel well exposed. So far so good in the pacific NW, with lots of rain and occasional ice/snow. Road noise is a little high but I don't really have a benchmark since this is my first set on the car and the roads are course from...  Read More