Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.44
 
 

2011 Infiniti EX35 AWD
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
November 08, 2011

This is the second set we have purchased. Loved the first and am sure I will love these on my new Infiniti. The tires arrived unbelievably fast from Nevada to Saskatchewan, Canada. We had our first big snow storm the day the tires arrived. They were installed by my son within the hour. While most drivers were slipping and sliding, I drove with complete ease and confidence. Good job Tire Rack, and great tires, General Tire. We are Canadian fans of the Tire Rack, and purchase all our tires there. By the way my ASA GT1 rims are gorgeous!

 

ASA GT5 20" Wheels on my Infiniti G37

Friday, May 27, 2011 by Gary Stanley
Our photo studio recently asked me if they could use my 2009 Infiniti G37X coupe to feature in our new Inside Track magazine publication. For the cover of the issue, they wanted to take a photo of my vehicle in our in-house photo studio with a set of 20" ASA GT5 Wheels. Needless to say, I said "yes!"
2009 Infiniti G37X Coupe with 20" ASA GT5 Black wheels

 ASA
We have carried the ASA brand of wheels for over a decade now. I've always had good experience and feedback from this brand of wheels, so I expect this wheel to be strong and reliable in addition to being so attractive. The GT5 wheel itself is painted black with a black lip. What makes the wheel unique is that the inner rim barrel portion of the wheel is machined silver instead of the more typical machined lip appearance. Check out a closeup to see what I mean. 

If I ever had doubts about how black wheels looked on red cars, I no longer do! It's too bad I didn't get to keep them. But that's just my opinion. What do you think?

Shop by vehicle to see which wheels are a great fit for your vehicle.

Aftermarket Wheels and O.E. Center Caps

Friday, January 28, 2011 by Chad Hocker
Aftermarket wheels designed to use the Original Equipment center cap are available at Tire Rack. Let the wheels from Bremmer Kraft, Breyton, ASA, Elbrus and O.Z. Racing give your vehicle that custom look while maintaining the factory edge. Take a look at a few options that will set your car apart from the rest:

Bremmer Kraft BR05 Black PaintedBreyton Race GTS-R Matte Grey w/Red StripeASA Type 8 Chrome Plated
Bremmer Kraft BR05Breyton Race GTS-RASA Type 8
Mercedes-BenzBMWMercedes-Benz

O.Z. Racing Alleggerita HLT Blue PaintedElbrus I02 Silver PaintedO.Z. Racing Ultraleggera HLT Bright Silver Paint
O.Z. Racing Alleggerita HLTElbrus I02O.Z. Racing Ultraleggera HLT
PorscheBMW and Mercedes-BenzPorsche


Use our website to view exact fitment and availability as some wheels may not be compatible with certain makes and models.

Note:
Click the "Product Description" tab on the rim summary page to see if the wheel will accept the O.E. center cap. If available for the wheel selected, the O.E. center cap can be purchased from the "Optional Hardware" tab.
BMW Center CapPorsche Center CapMercedes Center Cap

Mercedes-Benz Rims

Friday, January 28, 2011 by Chad Hocker
Aftermarket wheels designed to use the O.E. Mercedes-Benz center cap are available at Tire Rack. We offer Mercedes wheels from Bremmer Kraft, BE by Breyton, and ASA for your model.

Bremmer Kraft BR05 Black PaintedBE By Breyton GTS-AW Hyper SilverASA Type 8 Chrome Plated
Bremmer Kraft BR05BE by Breyton GTS-AVASA Type 8

Use our website to match exact fitment, as some wheels may not be compatible with certain Mercedes-Benz models.

Optional Mercedes Center Cap

Note:
Click the "Product Description" tab on the summary page to see if the wheel will accept the O.E. center cap.

Color Coordinate your BMW!

Friday, December 31, 2010 by Tucker Glenn
BMW M3The ASA AR9 rim comes with colored spoke and carbon fiber inserts. Shown here is a 2009 BMW M3 with the carbon fiber inserts.

These wheels also come with red and chrome inserts, so you can change the look of your car with ease!

Now is a great time to think about upgrading your ride for 2011 with some new rims from Tire Rack!

BMW Snow Tires and Rims Available at Tire Rack

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 by Chad Hocker
Tire Rack has snow tires and rims to fit your BMW. Winter / snow tires from Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli, and others can be mounted on a variety of wheels including moda, RIAL and Sport Edition. All of these rims accept O.E. BMW center caps.

Visit the
Upgrade Garage for fitment and availability as some may not fit your BMW’s year and model. Click the "Product Description" tab on the wheel summary page to see if the selected wheel will accept your O.E. center cap.

Here is an option for a 2006 BMW 325i from ASA.
BMW with ASA AR1 Rims
Let's look at some of the other BMW Rims from Tire Rack that will accept O.E. caps.
Rial SalernoSport Edition A7Moda EB1








Check to see which BMW Rims and BMW Snow Tires will look best on your vehicle.

Top Winter Performance Tires
Studless Ice and Snow Tires
Studdable Winter Tires

BMW Rims to Accept O.E. Center Caps

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Chad Hocker
Searching for the perfect look that still maintains the factory appearance? We have ASA Rims, Bremmer Kraft Rims, Rial Rims, and Sport Edition Rims that can be used and accept the O.E. center cap from your BMW.  Use our website tool for fitment and availability of each rim as some will not work depending on the year make and model BMW you have. Click the "Products" tab on the wheel summary page to see if the wheel will accept the OE center cap.

Here is an option for your 06 BMW 325i from ASA.
BMW with ASA AR1 Rims

Let's look at some of the other BMW Rims from Tire Rack that will accept the O.E. caps. 
Bremmer Kraft BR05Rial SalernoSport Edition A7ASA AR1
Check to see which BMW Rims will look the best on your vehicle.
We can even mount and balance a set of BMW Tires on them if you would like.

Custom Mercedes Rims Available at Tire Rack

Saturday, May 22, 2010 by Chad Hocker
Ever wanted to use your original Mercedes center cap on your new custom wheels? We have ASA Rims, Bremmer Kraft Rims, Rial Rims, Sport Edition Rims and moda Rims that can be used and accept the O.E. center cap of your Mercedes. Use our website tool to see exact fitment and availability of each rim as some may not work depending on the exact model Mercedes-Benz. Click the "Products" tab on the rim summary page to see if the wheel will accept the O.E. center cap.

Check out some of the other Rims from Tire Rack that will accept an original center cap. 
Bremmer Kraft BR02ASA Type 8Moda EB1Rial DF
See which Mercedes Rims will look the best on your car, we can even show you some Mercedes tires to go with your new rims!

What is "Plus Sizing" and what are the benefits?

Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Mason Rush
Plus sizing is an option allowing drivers to customize the appearance and performance of their vehicle by mounting lower profile tires on larger diameter wheels. One-inch greater wheel diameter is referred to as plus-one, two inches is plus-two... and so on. Using a lower profile tire with a greater diameter rim allows the overall diameter to remain about the same, giving your vehicle a unique look with a new wheel and tire package.  You can find a complete lists all the wheels available for your vehicle at: Wheel Brands. Enter your vehicles make, model, and year in the field on the left and we will show you all the wheels our engineers have found to fit your vehicle. We will also give you the option to find tires in the correct size for your car or truck.  Here you will find new releases from OZ, BBS, Breyton, ASA and others. Find something your like ..... call me at 800-428-8355 x:692. Mason



Consider ASA rims when outfitting your 2010 Audi S4.

Thursday, April 8, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
The Audi S4 is pretty easy on the eyes, but if you upgrade to aftermarket wheels, it can be even more impressive—and who doesn't like to turn a few heads driving down the road?! We chose a set of ASA wheels for the 2010 above. ASA GT1 wheels, to be specific. At Tire Rack, we work with a lot of wheel manufacturers and ASA always comes through with high quality wheels. They're exotic, elegant and exciting. Much like the Audi itself.

Use our Upgrade Garage to see a visual representation of these wheels on your vehicle. You can also choose from other ASA wheels, too. And if you're really feeling the aftermarket itch, you can check out Audi tires from some of our reputable tire manufacturers, too.




BMW Wheels and More

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
Pretty cars need pretty wheels. Or, to take it from another perspective—high performance vehicles benefit from aftermarket wheels to enhance tire performance and handling. But still, they do make a car look really good. The 2009 135i Coupe below features 18" O.Z. Racing Allegerita HLT wheels in an anthracite finish. The following BMW wheels will look just as good:

ASA GT1 (Bright Silver Paint)
Breyton Race GTS-R (Black with Red Stripe)
moda MD7 (Machined with Anthracite Accent)

Now, search by vehicle in our Upgrade Garage to get a visual representation of what different BMW rims might look like on your vehicle. You'll also get the opportunity to see matching BMW tires.

And you might not want to stop there. The Upgrade Garage helps you search our entire inventory of suitable products, like BMW brake pads and BMW suspension upgrades. Are your BMW shock absorbers absorbing enough bounce? Feeling every bump in the road? New BMW shocks might be just what the doctor...or, mechanic...ordered.





ASA Wheels

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 by Tire Rack Team

  
For the past 15 years, ASA Wheels have continually proven themselves to be aftermarket wheels of choice. Produced in Asia using the latest manufacturing processes, the ASA name stands for Artisan Spirited Alloy. And that's obviously a reflection of their exotic, elegant and exciting wheel designs. Tire Rack is fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with ASA, and it accumulates within the products ASA has created for us.

Here are a few best-sellers:

 GT1 AR6 AR9

See all ASA rims.