Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Last week I put identical sized tires and rims on my AH3 M sport, and my wife's BMW X1. 225-45-18. Michelin x-ice 3.So far, they are the best handling snow tire I have ever used. Dry pavement handling does not feel like a snow tire, but more like an all season. Stability and traction are superb. There is no floating all over the road like I felt with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

If you own a BMW 1995 5 series, BUY THESE TIRES!! What a difference from the BF Goodriches they replaced! In the interest of full disclosure, though, I mounted them on 18 inch Verde Kaos rims (also bought here), not the OEM basket mesh rims. This may be an important detail. I've gotten MANY compliments on how sharp and classy this tire/wheel combo looks on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta XS

I am using these tires in sizes 275/35WR18 in the rear and 245/40WR18 in the front, on the BMW OEM 18-inch rims. They are wider than the stock tires and, in fact, they are the widest tires that will fit on the OEM rims. My M3 has several modifications, including Dinan Stage-III suspensions and "CSL" competition brakes.After 3000 miles the tires are not very...  Read More

Are Sport Edition Wheels Good?

Yes! They may not equal the high style and lightweight of the more expensive wheel lines like BBS, O.Z. Racing and Enkei Racing Series, but for many drivers, the Sport Edition wheels are a great lower cost option. Sport Edition offers aluminum alloy wheels that have durable painted with clearcoat finishes offered in a variety of colors and styles.   One...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Purchased these tires to replace the OE Bridgestone Turanza EL 400-2 marginally worn tires, because of their poor wet handling performance in standing water at highway speeds. In my first 2500 miles with the Continental Pure Contacts, they performed flawlessly in heavy downpours at 70 MPH, and in dry conditions are smoother and quieter-riding than the OE...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I replaced the OEM tires with these DWS Extreme. First week, I hated it. The ride and handling doesn't seem right. It turns out I need to have qualified tire center to mount and balance. A co-worked told me to go to a performance shop to have it remount and balance with a Hunter road force balance machine. The ride and handling is much better (almost like a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

Have these on my 2003 BMW 330i with 18's (staggered 225/255) great ride. plenty of traction in the dry and even better in the rain. very quiet and smooth on the highway. a little noisey on cold days but once they warm up they are quiet. i feel confident in corners with these tires even more when its wet out. rivals pilot super sports imoprice is great for...  Read More

Looking for Lightweight Track Wheels at a Great Price? The Enkei Racing Series RPF1 is Your Answer

Autocross and track season are quickly approaching and many racers have already begun to plan for upcoming races and events. As most enthusiasts know, switching out your vehicle's heavy, factory steel or alloy wheels is one of the easiest performance upgrades to your track vehicle. By switching to a lighter weight wheel, your car will instantly feel quicker...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Early review, but as usual Blizzak's always deliver!! Always had them on my BMW's, first time putting snow tires on an SUV. What a difference especially with 19 inch rims. Drove comfortably as I need to be at the hospital everyday. I was rolling through the fast lane with Rovers trying to follow and they eventually bailed when the roads became unplowed....  Read More

Introducing the New Cost-Effective BBS SR!

BBS is considered one of the leaders in wheel manufacturing and engineering technology. They are dedicated to pursuing the highest level of technology possible and then applying this experience to the street.With the release of their new SR, BBS is creating quite a buzz with this new wheel. Featuring an anthracite painted finish, the wheel looks great and is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

We bought 4 215X45X17 XL Conti Extreme Contact DWS and had them mounted in October 2010 at Martin Tire in Worcester Ma, a Tire Rack recommended service center. They did an excellent job, inflating to 40 psi, did not scratch the allow rims, and it has never been necessary to return for rebalancing. We went through the 2010-2011 winter with record snowfalls...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

I watch the video on the driver testing this tire and I agree on their opinion 100%. I am well please with Tire Rack even my dealership is satified with them Casey BMW in VA. I also have purchased two sets of chrome rims and I'm again 100% happy. Please!!!! keep up the great work Tire Rack. Just another happy customer, Mike.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I used to run Yokohama tires on all my BMWs. This was my first General tire based upon tirerack reviews and surveys. Highly recommended! They handle great, ride quiet and affordably priced. With only 5,000 miles to date, I can not comment on tread wear. I have Hankook winter tires on separate rims, so no info on snow or ice performance.   Read More

Axis Brings Back a Classic Design

Axis now offers the Klassic wheel in a mesh style for the following vehicles: VW Golf VW Scirocco BMW E36 (3 Series) BMW E32 (5 Series) Available in a 17" rim diameter with a polished lip in either black, gold or silver centers, the Klassic wheel uses the tightly spaced spoke design and a solid lug cover to replicate the look of the old 14" and 15" wheels from the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Graspic DS-3

OK, it is my first tire review so bear with me. We have four cars and live in NE Ohio. I have a very steep driveway and during the winter always found myself parking at the bottom of the driveway and walking up. I used all season perfromance tires and winter driving was fair, but I was always sliding and white knuckling it. I did not know any better. Then I...  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

Wheel Clearance Event: Bright PVD Bremmer Kraft BR05

Have you been checking out our Wheel Clearance Event? One unique finish that may have caught your eye is the bright PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finish on the Bremmer Kraft BR05. Physical Vapor Deposition is when the manufacturer electrostatically applies an ionized vapor to the alloy surface in a closed chamber. The process creates a finish that's bright...  Read More

Studless Ice and Snow Tires for Your E90 xDrive 3 Series

Like all 3 Series E90 BMWs, xDrives come with run-flat tires and no spare. It's difficult to engineer a winter tire with good ice grip and the ability to handle the duress of running 50 miles with 0 lbs. of air pressure. Therefore, there are no compatible run-flat winter tires for the xDrive with the ice grip of a Studless Ice and Snow winter / snow tire.Win...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

I used these on both a BMW 545i and an Acura RL awd. They ran great on the both platforms. I put about 20K on them in 2 seasons and yet they are still holding up this winter. I did mount them on Rial Rims as a second set so they were not on the factory rims. Both cars handled well on dry pavement and in snow. Ice was a little squirrley - but they were not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

I don't drive the Firebird much in the winter .... maybe 1000 miles maximum .... so I usually just leave the summer tires on year 'round. This year, however, has been HORRIBLE from a weather perspective, making the roads a real bear with the summer tires still installed. I finally broke down after failing three times straight to make it up the hill to the...  Read More