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 and Bridgestone Invaded the Pepsi Center to Showcase the Blizzak WS80

Tire Rack and Bridgestone teamed up to introduce the Blizzak WS80 to a group of drivers who have never experienced driving on winter tires, as well as a team of car enthusiasts who wanted to view the new tire first-hand. We invited the teams to Denver and set-up the event at the Pepsi Center, home of the N.B.A.’s Denver Nuggets and N.H.L.’s Colorado...  Read More

Winter Wheels for BMW: Sport Edition A7 and Sport Edition A8

Whether you're minus sizing to a smaller diameter wheel for your BMW Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package or just trying to save your expensive BMW wheels from the potholes and salt of winter driving, Sport Edition produces some great winter wheel options.   The Sport Edition A7 is one of the most popular winter wheels for BMWs. It's one of the few aftermarket ...  Read More

Winter 2014/2015: Detailed Updates for E9X M3

If you are looking for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for your M3 this year, take a look at the latest information on what is available this year: Sport Edition A7 wheels are available in both black and silver. It's still the go-to wheel for a practical winter package. They are a direct fit with no spacer. They will even use the original bolts and can...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

First, I have these in 245/40/17 flavor, though for my car 245/45 would be appropriate. I got these from a fellow BMW enthusiast already mounted on wheels, so 'beggars' and all. But I have to say, these are the best performance tires I've ever driven on. I have killed a lot of tires in my time, and these are far and away the most grippy street tires I've...  Read More

Check Out Sumitomo for Affordable Tires

Who is Sumitomo? Headquartered in Kobe, Japan and involved extensively with the tire industry since 1909, Sumitomo has very close relationships with Dunlop and Goodyear. Sumitomo has produced tires in cooperation with Dunlop and Goodyear for many years. In fact, so much engineering, technology and manufacturing is shared between them that I sometimes...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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. Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6     2007 BMW 530i Sedan Sport PackageMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 14,00...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

98 BMW 528i w/factory sport package - 16 wheels, tire: 225/55/16Previously had the earlier version of this BFG tire on my smaller 15 wheels and they proved all-round very good. The Comp 2's are being removed after 2,500 miles. These tires stick like glue and have a very stiff sidewall - from a performance standpoint they're excellent - however, there ride...  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

High Quality and a Value Price with the BBS SR

BBS' name is world renowned for making high-quality wheels. With years of success in motorsports, BBS is dedicated to pursuing the highest level of technology and then applying this experience to the street. BBS SR Anthracite Painted BBS SR Machined with Matte Graphite Accent The SR is one of their newest and most affordable cast aluminum monobloc wheels,...  Read More

Marketer Becomes Tire Tester

After three-and-a-half years on the job, I finally got the call I was waiting for: a chance to be a Tire Rack tire tester! Along with other members of the Tire Rack marketing team, this was OUR opportunity to get behind the wheel of our test BMWs and develop our own opinions on tire performance and truly understand what it takes to get our findings out to...  Read More

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

These tires are amazing, I bought these to replace to stock all season pirelli zero which where pretty bad, before that I had the conti dws on my bmw, and they where very good, but nothing compared to the michelins, I live in vegas so no need to worryabout snow but i wanted something with a very high tread life and good grip, im apr tuned stage 2 and...  Read More

Continental ExtremeContact DW vs. Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Two of the most popular Max Performance Summer tires being discussed on automotive forums lately are the Michelin Pilot Super Sport and Continental ExtremeContact DW. Both options are highly rated and outstanding tires. In our survey results, the Pilot Super Sport is currently ranked first, while the ExtremeContact DW is fourth. How do the two tires compare?...  Read More

OG by Axis Oldskool Wheels for BMW, Honda and VW

Are you the proud owner of a classic BMW 3 Series or Volkswagen Golf from the 1980s or early 1990s? If so, you may have found that some of the modern wheel styles do not look quite "right" on these cars. Available in a 15x8 size with a machined with black accent and gold with machined lip, the Axis OG Oldskool wheel is a great option to give your vehicle...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

You will be amazed by how quiet and steady your Kumho tires will be on your car. I got my first set of Kumho's as a replacement for Continental ContiTacs on my BMW325xi all wheel drive wagon in 2004. The Kumho's gripped better, and they were quieter. I have since used Kumho's as replacement tires on our Mitsubishi, Volkswagen GTI, BMW M3, and our Hyundai...  Read More

Do I have to Put Run-Flat Tires on My BMW?

When it comes to tires for a BMW, many aren't pleased with the harsh ride and short treadlife of the Original Equipment run-flat tires. However, many owners are unsure if they're able to make the switch to a standard tire. The answer is not as difficult as you might think. BMWs can make the switch to non-run-flat tires, the same is true when switching to...  Read More

Best Brake Pads for 2014? It Could Be Brembo's New Offering

All brake pads produce dust as they wear. However, there are some pad materials that create a less noticeable dust and don't make your wheels look like they're covered in tar. A newer form of friction material, called ceramic composite, creates a light-colored dust that's much less noticeable and is less likely to stick to your wheels. Ceramic pads are...  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 Firestone Winterforce

2014 In Northern New Jersey, so far has been bringing a snowstorm almost every week, 2 ice storms too. All my cars are (RWD) rear wheel drive and are very bad in snow driving conditions so i decided to buy the Firestone Winterforce tires with Studs installed on all 4 of them just in time before the major snowstorm we had on 2/13/14. I took my e23 BMW 5pd...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

Like how PA4 communicates to driver in ice or snow conditions. First winter on the PA4 but has proved grippy and secure. Can tell when tire will break away on fresh or packed snow and what it takes to bring it back. More sophisticated than an average snow tire. In times past used Nokian, Blizzack, Dunlop, and many standard or high performance snow tires on...  Read More