Tire Size 265 70R17 Versus 285 70R17: Can I Use a Larger Size?

Before asking the question, "Can I use a larger tire size?", you should first ask yourself "Should I use a larger tire size?" Why is this important? While going to a larger size may give you that "big tire" look, changing your vehicle's tire size affects more than just cosmetics. Altering your vehicle's tire size can affect speedometer and odometer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This is the tire Ford should put on the Explorer Sport. I don't think the DWS would have been as good on my BMW 535 as I tried the DW and it was too soft a sidewall and too slow a steering response. The DWS, in my opinion, is a perfect match for the amount of horsepower the 3.5 EB puts out. I have had several different brands on this Explorer but this one is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I bought those tires mostly on the basis of other reviews. I didn't want to buy a dedicated snow tire/wheel set for my M5 and wanted something to work in snow and summer.Bottom line, this tire's traction in snow is very decent... On ice, it's not that good as I expected. The ride is soft and cornering isn't that great but again this is an all season tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I have had these tires just over a year now and put about 20,000 miles on them. These are the best tires all-weather tires I have had on my BMW. The only drawback is they are a bit noisy. They handle well in the dry, wet, snow and are really great on the ice. My rear wheel drive BMW with some wight in the trunk, now gets around as good as my front wheel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Because a hip replacement made clutching difficult for my wife, we reluctantly replaced our E36 BMW with a 2015 4 Door Mini Cooper S with 6 sp Autotrans (remarkably good, btw - the first slush box I have not hated). Since she was about to take a month long road rip in Feb 2016 from Portland, Oregon across the Siskiyou Mountains to Cal, I wanted to make sure...  Read More

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

The Michelin Sport A/S 3+ are super sticky on 328i 2010 Sport suspension. I staggered tires to match sports package, which was not set up prior to used car purchase. The previous owner did the economic non sport setup where all tires were the same size. The new setup increases car performance in ways I love. It has improve my ride comfort (luxury-goes over...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I was absolutely blown away by these tires on my 05 BMW 325i (which is a rear wheel drive car). I drove through snow and spotty ice with complete confidence as I could hear the tires gripping the snow and ice on what would typically be a white knuckle driving trip. The ultimate test was in a dumping of 12 inches which the plows eventually got off the roads...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

Just put these tires on my stock 2014 BMW 328i. It had stock all season tires before and now has these driveguard. I only have 100 miles so will update this review as the miles accumulate, but first impressions are that these tires are very quiet, stable, and smooth-riding. There is a clear but barely perceptible difference in the steering that bodes well...  Read More

BBS Wheels - Quality and Technology Bred from Motorsports

Few companies have achieved more recognition in the automotive aftermarket and OEM industries as BBS. As one of the premier wheel manufacturers in the world, BBS has used decades of motorsports experience to engineer some of the best products available for a variety of vehicles and applications. Since its inception, the good people at BBS have sought to...  Read More

Wheel Spotlight: ALUTEC Pearl

The ALUTEC brand is one of the newer additions to our lineup. They are headquartered in Germany, with manufacturing facilities in several different countries. Coming from their Poland factory, the Pearl is, in my opinion, one of the nicest-looking wheels they offer. It features a seven-spoke design with a light grey painted finish. The edges of the spokes...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Simply outstanding. Put these winter tires on about a month ago and already in the Chicago area we've gotten 7 inches of snow..which I looked forward to in that I wanted to see if these tires were what I expected. They are quiet on dry roads, very pleasant in cold temperatures (10-20 degrees) responsive and so on. In the snow they are very good and you will...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Those tires replaced Continental snow tires on my BMW 528 XI. I love them, they are very quite and comfortable. they look very nice on the new M5 wheels as well. I always had Michelin and Continental, but this brand is very good as well. will buy again for my van.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I bought these to replace the original Michelin MXV4 tires because the Michelins were completely worn out at 30K miles. Based on every review and advice I recieved from Tire Rack and other sources the Conti DWS should have been a great tire. I even had them on a previous 2005 Lexus and they were great on that car. They have outstanding handling and steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

These are the 2nd set of Extreme Continentals I've purchased. This tire is the best buck for your $! The ONLY complaint I have is the treadwear. I'm no speed demon, but my BMW is rear wheel drive and it seems that these tires installed on rear wheel drive cars tend to wear out very fast. Both my rear tires wore down to the bone by 15,000 miles but the 2...  Read More

The Best All-Season Run-Flat Tire for Your TPMS-Equipped Vehicle

Do you or a spouse travel on business? Maybe you have a child just learning to drive or perhaps leaving for their first year of college. If you do, you certainly want what we all want: for them to be as safe as possible. Bridgestone spent a decade developing a tire for just these types of situations. The DriveGuard┬áis the first run-flat tire designed...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If you were to check out customer survey results for the top two tires in the Max Performance Summer category, you would find that the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is currently ranked number one. I've used a set on my own vehicle and you can learn about my experience by taking a look at "Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires Installed on My Car." The second...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Bought the DWS Conti's for my C5 Corvette based on reviews and I've also had a set on a BMW M3 that I drove year round. They are very,very quiet and they ride much nicer than the OEM run flats. The softer sidewall results in steering response that is not as sharp as summer tires, but once you turn in, the tires grip well and are predictable. Traction is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If you don't believe the hype with these tires, then you need to try them and boy will you be a believer. After having the front suspension components replaced on my 650i equipped with 19 genuine BMW Style 167(M6) wheels(245/40ZR19 and 275/35ZR19) along with a weighted alignment, it is literally like day and night when it comes to responsiveness and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

These Bridgestones transformed the GTI's abilities from good on the Continental OEM tires to outstanding. It now handles better than BMWs I've owned. Steering response has sharpened and getting in and out of corners defies the physics of a front-wheel drive car. Overall freeway MPG has dropped about 10% from the Continentals, but who cares; you're going to...  Read More

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

Purchased the Pilot A/S 3 91V-rated to replace ContiPro Contact SSR 91H run flats. I carry a spare in the trunk.Conti lasted about 25-30k and were gone. Run flats give you piece of mind but they were noisier than Pilot - I noticed it from the beginning I installed these on. Pilots are also provide a softer ride over small bumps and anomalies on a road; Conti...  Read More