Ready for warm weather? Check out our selection of M3 tires and wheels.

Monday, March 22, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
For some of us, the sun has been shining a lot more frequently. For others, temperatures are just about worthy of a top-down drive. That means it's high time you drive away in a new set of M3 tires and wheels.

Tire Rack
has a pretty vast selection to choose from, so we'll start you off with a recommendation: Michelin Pilot tires and Breyton wheels.

The Pilot Sport PS2 is currently our top-seller in the Max Performance Summer category, and though this chart can change with every consumer review we receive, we have a feeling these Michelin performance tires will be up there for a while thanks to world-class traction and handling. (See chart.) When paired with the Breyton Race GTS, you create a Tire & Wheel Package that exudes impressive performance.

Enter our Upgrade Garage to find these and other M3 tires and wheels for your BMW. We'll also show you a number of other aftermarket upgrades, like BMW brake pads and BMW shocks.








HAWK HPS Brake pads

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 by Mac McNabb
Brake LogoAre you looking for more initial bite and grab with your brake pads? Do you always buy the best in tires like Michelin, Bridgestone, or Continental? The Hawk HPS pad is the pad for you! 

From a heavier vehicle to a sporty compact, the Hawk HPS pads are some of the best pads money can buy. Best-in-class stopping power, initial bite, and livable road manners! Low dust, quiet and long lasting. Perfect pairing for your BMW, Miata, 350Z, Mustang or even the family sedan or mini van!

Hawk HP Plus Race brake pads"I wanted something that would perform better than stock and this combo fit the bill." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review

"Stopping distance in my VW Golf has been reduced from 164ft@60mph to 133ft@60mph (G-Tech readings)" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review

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.





Brembo Brake Pads

Monday, January 4, 2010 by Tire Rack Team


In 1961, Brembo took the brake market with their knack for design, development and production. To this day, they lead the industry with racing and aftermarket brake components and systems—which is why Brembo brakes appear as Original Equipment components on some of the world's finest passenger cars from the likes of BMW, Porsche, Ferrari and more.

In addition, Brembo brake pads have helped a variety of racing teams (from Formula 1 to CART, NASCAR, FIA World Rally and Superbike organizations) take home the coveted checkered flag.

This level of performance satisfaction is available to you as well. Whether you want to improve your current braking system, or possibly upgrade to an enhanced aftermarket package, Brembo can help. Just search Tire Rack's inventory of brake components by vehicle to see which Brembo products are right for you.

Ceramic replacement brake pads can help keep your wheels clean.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 by Gary Stanley
Many BMW owners find their wheels covered in brake dust after only a couple hundred miles of driving. Waxing your wheels can help, but a better solution to consider is installing a set of replacement ceramic brake pads, like the Hawk Performance Ceramic pads

While they do not have quite the level of initial 'bite' as the OE pads, they produce noticeably less dust and a lighter colored dust. I use these pads on my 1995 BMW M3 along with Brembo rotors and I love them. 

Key Features & Benefits of Hawk Performance Ceramic Brake Pads

  • Ultra-low dust
  • Improved braking over O.E.
  • Stable friction output
  • Extremely quiet
  • Extended pad life
  • Increased rotor life