The All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Tested on Our Track

As a longtime owner of a first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, I have been very excited about the upcoming 2016 model. The new 2016 MX-5 is often referred to by its production code "ND" in the automotive community as opposed to the previous generation 2006-2015 model's production code of "NC". The design of the new generation MX-5 has been impressing drivers...  Read More

O.Z. Racing Tuner System Wheels

Spring is here and what better time than now to outfit your vehicle with a set of O.Z. Racing Tuner System wheels. In 2006, Tire Rack became the North American distributor for O.Z. Racing wheels. This partnership includes O.Z. Racing's prestigious, custom 3-piece wheel program -- O.Z. Racing Tuner System. This program helps expand fitment limitations...  Read More

New Muscle Car Wheels from Hurst and Hotchkis

Is it time for some new wheels for your Mustang, Camaro or Challenger? New for 2013, Tire Rack offers a great selection of Hurst and Hotchkis wheels for your American classic. In addition to these brands, we still offer American Racing wheels, which has always been a popular choice. Hotchkis' Y-Sport is offered in a 20" rim diameter with two finish options, m...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Before I start I will say that I have a unique car, 1956 Chevrolet Belair 9-passenger wagon. I have put a great deal of time, attention and money into making this car a aweet daily-driver over the last 3 years, including extensive suspension and brake work/upgrades. When I got the car 3 years ago I put new 17 inch BF Goodrich G-Force Sports and American...  Read More

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

I installed these tires on my 1965 289 Mustang along with a new set of American Racing Torq Thrust chrome wheels. I have 225 45 ZR 17s on the front on 17x7 wheels and 235 45 ZR 17s on the rear on 17x8 wheels. What a huge difference over the 15x7 wheels and off-brand tires on the car before! The biggest difference I see is in the turn-in rate. These tires...  Read More

American Racing Torq-Thrust Wheels Offer Many Options

Are you wanting to restore an old muscle car or just give it a new look? Look no further than an American icon, the American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels. These wheels are part of the company's Authentic Hot Rod Wheel Collection. In the late fifties, American Racing introduced the original magnesium five-spoke Torq Thrust. With its unique, tapered parabolic...  Read More

What Really is "One Lap of America?"

When I agreed to co-drive with Tire Rack sales specialist Joe Woodward in the 2012 Tire Rack One Lap of America, I had at least a basic understanding of what I was getting into. I knew that it was NOT what you think of when recalling Burt Reynolds and Farrah Fawcett in the famous “Cannonball Run” movie. While that movie was a hilarious retelling of some of...  Read More

Weds Sport Wheels at Tire Rack

Weds Sport designs race inspired, super light alloy wheels. With a rich motorsport history that has proven to be highly successful in the JGTC (Japanese Grand Touring Car Championship) series, these ultra-light street wheels contribute a race look while improving the performance of your sport import car. All the rims are engineered, developed and...  Read More

Boss 302S Wheels Available for Your 2005+ Ford Mustang

If you're looking to spice up your Mustang with a little bit of factory induced flair, take a look at the new Boss 302S wheel from Ford Racing.The new Boss 302 has been heralded by many as the baddest Mustang ever built. With 444 horsepower on tap, a track-tuned suspension, aggressive Mustang rims (wheels) and tires and monstrous brakes, it's hard to find...  Read More

Michelin's Mr. Bib Visits Road Atlanta

Recently, I was lucky enough to travel south from our Indiana headquarters to the famed Petit LeMans race held this year at Road Atlanta. For those of you that have never been to an American LeMans Series race, I highly recommend that you take a look at the 2012 events calender and plan accordingly. It's not often one gets to experience so closely the...  Read More

American Racing Authentic Hot Rod Torq-Thrust 2.1

If you are looking for a wheel for your older hot rod or muscle car, then the American Racing Authentic Hot Rod Torq-Thrust 2.1 is definitely one to consider. Whereas most wheels that are being made today come in the higher offsets used by modern vehicles, the Torq-Thrust is available in the lower offsets needed by classic cars.  The Torq-Thrust 2.1 comes in...  Read More

HRE Wheels: Now Available at Tire Rack

Spring is a great time for wheels. People are taking their fun cars out of storage, and taking the winter wheel and tire packages off of their daily drivers. Many wheel manufacturers introduce new designs, and Tire Rack often adds new brands to our line around this time of year. The most exciting addition to our lineup this year is HRE. Long considered a...  Read More

American Racing Authentic Hot Rod MC5

American Racing Authentic Hot Rod MC5 wheels are exclusively available for many Corvette and Camaro models. American Racing Authentic Hot Rod MC5 Available Sizes: 17", 18", 19" and 20" Finish: Chrome Plated See if the MC5 or any other American Racing Authentic Hot Rod wheel fits your vehicle.   Read More

American Racing Wheels

Tire Rack is excited to announce new wheel options from American Racing. With a brand that has been producing high quality products for over 50 years, trust American Racing to add some attitude to your car. With wheel diameters ranging from 16" to 22" and a wide range of bolt patterns, American Racing has many options available for your vehicle.Dagger...  Read More

New Wheels

Winter is half over. Tax returns will be on their way, and some will have a little bonus in the mail from Uncle Sam. What to do with that little extra green? How about a new set of wheels from Tire Rack? Springtime is the right time to put new wheels on your vehicle and give your car a fresh new look.  Take a look at our new wheels from American RacingEnkei...  Read More

How do I know which wheel has the best strength?

Wheel manufacturing methods take you into metallurgy and methods of casting and forging. This information can be very helpful in selecting the right wheels for their intended purpose.Steel Wheel Method: Stamped sheet steel Purpose: Simple winter and year-round driving in a touring driving style without aggressive drivingLimitations: Will not mount race tires...  Read More

Villian Wheels from American Racing

American Racing wheels were made for modern muscle cars, especially the Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe. It's a sleek, yet nostalgic vehicle that calls for an equally sleek wheel. One that looks modern, but fits its old-school attitude. In fact, American Racing defines today's muscle cars as "modern performance cars with attitude." And they create wheels based on...  Read More

Villian and Santa Cruz: Two New American Racing Rims

If you're looking for Mustang rims, or rims for any modern muscle car, you just might be interested in two of Tire Rack's newest American Racing rims: Villain (left) and Santa Cruz (right, also available with Chrome finish) wheels embody the aggressive, impressive and high-performance attitude found in every other American Racing wheel. The brand...  Read More

C6 Corvette Tires and Wheels (Part 2: Wheels)

Wheels are just another name for Rims. Technically the Rim is just the outside edge section of the wheel that "touches" the tire. Among our most popular "rims" are American Racing Rims, Borbet Rims, OZ, and BBS. For the C6 Corvette, I like the lightest weight forged wheel that we sell in the stock, or Original Equipment 18 and 19 inch sizes. Those are the...  Read More