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

With oldish Bridgestone Potenza tires, my 1996 Porsche 911 C4 had a severe case of tram-lining, also bucking on every expansion joint, and noisy ride. With plenty of tread left, I thought it was the front end, and replaced shocks, tie rod ends, etc, which helped only slightly. The tires finally wore in back to the point of needing replacement in the fall of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

My wife has Alenza Plus tires on her 4RUNNER and when my Michelin LTX M/S2s wore to 4/32nds at 42,000 miles I decided to try the 80k Alenza Plus tires on my Tundra. I simultaneously installed Bilstein 5100 shocks (124k miles on truck/stock suspension) and had it aligned, even though it was already close to spec. OH MY GOSH WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT, now, the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek AT20

I don't understand why this tire gets bad reviews. They are standard on my 4Runner, and were on my 2004 4Runner. I was going to switch for the (In my opinion) best SUV tire made, the Goodyear Silent Armour, however after a few miles I decided to wait until a replacement is needed. The recent heavy rain in CA was no problem, I have been to the snow twice, and...  Read More

Free Shipping on Coil-Overs, Pads, Rotors, Springs, Shocks and More When You Spend Over $50

Most drivers know us for our tires and wheels, comprehensive tire testing and billions of miles of review feedback. However, we offer more than tires and wheels. We've got coil-overs, pads, rotors, springs, shocks and a myriad of other items that are now eligible for free shipping. All it takes is $50 of qualifying products and the shipping's on us. For...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Usually I would have written a review sooner, but I wanted to have a season behind me with these tires. Started the end of March, 2013, and went until the beginning of November.Except for the OEM Bridgestone RF's, these were the first Summer tires I have had on this car. I had been using Michelin AS Pluses and they were terrible. My fault and another review...  Read More

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

Recently put four of these tires on my 2010 Toyota Corolla S, they were added after several major upgrade to the car, such as: Bilstein B6 HD Shocks, Eibach lowering springs, TRD rear sway bar & Strut strut brace,car definitely rides better, comfort has increased especially with road imperfections when compare with Michelin own MXM4 tires. Not sure if the...  Read More

The Difference Between Eibach's Pro-Kit and Sportline Spring Set

For customers looking to upgrade their car with lowering springs, Eibach offers two options that are designed to be street friendly, eliminate fender gap and provide an increase in handling and control. Starting with their most conservative option, the Pro-Kit Spring Set is designed for drivers looking for a moderate reduction in ride height, ride quality...  Read More

Looking for the Best Coil-Over Kit for the Track or Street? Bilstein is the Answer!

When looking to improve the performance of your vehicle, a coil-over kit can provide the most dramatic effects when it comes to reducing body roll, controlling bounce and adjusting ride height. A coil-over kit is best described as a spring, shock and bump stop incorporated into one assembly with the spring encompassing the shock and bump stop. It often uses...  Read More

Anti-Roll Bars for the Street and Track are Available at Tire Rack

The anti-roll bar, also called an anti-sway bar, connects the left and right suspensions together and anchors to the vehicle frame. Typically used at the front and rear of the vehicle, the anti-roll bar is commonly used to adjust the handling balance of the vehicle and limit the amount of sway or body roll during cornering. In essence, an anti-roll bar works...  Read More

Seek Out More Curves to Conquer with Bilstein's B12 Pro-Kit

Looking for a complete lowering spring and damper kit that'll add improved handling without a big sacrifice in comfort? Then take a look at the Bilstein B12 Pro-Kit. By combining Eibach's proven Pro-Kit springs with specially tuned Bilstein shocks and struts in one complete package, you can get the best that both companies have to offer for the following...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Prior to this tire, I had Continental ContisportContacts. Those tires were getting to the wear indicators but I didn't notice any drop in performance. I had excellent, very crisp feel with those tires. I have Bilstein Sport shocks & struts and H&R Sport springs. The ContisportContacts are a very good tire for on Bilstein Sports.Moving to the V12 K110's, it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

The car, a 95 BMW 540. It's a 4 liter V-8. Southern California, no snow, but can be plenty of rain. The tire, Kumho Exta Platinum. Shock: Bilstein. This is now my 3rd set of Kumho's. Last two sets were on an Audi. These Platinums are nice! I don't race, but am spirited. They corner, they absorb shock, are not noisy.First time I had to do an emergency...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Best tires available, period. Expensive, but the smoothest riding tire out there by far. 2nd set of Michelins (got 75,000) from the same first set) and can't believe the increase in ride comfort, quietness and overall handling improvement. I drive both city and highway, and frequently tow a 2500lb work trailer with an 85,000 mile Toyota Tacoma double cab....  Read More

Which Bilstein Replacement Shock or Strut is Best for Your Vehicle?

Has your vehicle become bouncy and uncomfortable? Or have you recently lifted or lowered your vehicle? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then chances are it's time to upgrade your shock or struts. Depending on your desired result, Bilstein offers a wide assortment of shocks and struts that could be a match for your application.   Bilstein HD...  Read More

Factory Style Shock at a Reasonable Price: KYB GR-2/Excel-G

Not everyone is looking for or needs a stiffly valved adjustable race shock. For those looking for comfort and a return of factory ride quality, an Original Equipment style replacement shock will do just fine. These shocks and struts feature a lower price tag due to a lack of adjustability and features, but aim to stop the bouncing associated with old,...  Read More

Bilstein versus KONI Shocks

As many sports cars have been coming out of storage and back into their summer wheel and tire set-ups, I've been getting a lot of inquiries about replacement performance shocks. Shocks play a vital role in a vehicle's handling characteristics. Replacing worn shocks with a new set of performance shocks not only will increase handling, but also improve the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Exclaim UHP

My car is a 1999 Porsche Boxster that has been lowered via H&R progressive springs, Bilstein shocks and some minor suspension tweaks. I live in Central Florida so I don't encounter snow or ice conditions.These General high performance tires were a very pleasant surprise. Don't let the moderate pricing on these tires fool you; they are comparable to tires...  Read More

Coil-Over Suspension: Look Good and Stay in Control on the Street and Track

Looking for a coil-over system for your daily driver, but also want it to perform at the track? One of the most attractive features of the following options is their ride height adjustability. They feature an adjustable spring perch and a threaded shock body. You can thread the perch up and down, allowing you to customize how much lowering you prefer for...  Read More

Suspension Shopping for my BMW 740i Part II

Having already chosen the Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set for my 1997 740i, it's time to turn my attention to the the shocks and struts, known collectively as dampers. The available options include the Bilstein Touring Class, Bilstein Sport and KYB GR-2.    The Touring Class and GR-2 are similar to one another in that they're both premium quality replacements for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

The General Grabber HTS was mounted on the front axle of my 2001 Durango 2WD, a set of Michelin LTX M/S2 were mounted on the rear axle. After 5000 miles, tires were rotated. 10,000 miles on both sets of tires now. Both tires started with 12/32 of tread per their Specs. Grabber HTS has about 7/32 left, M/S2 has about 9/32 left. Most of the driving is in the...  Read More