Cadillac Tires

One of the most challenging vehicles to order tires for is the Cadillac SRX. It has either a 17- or 18-inch staggered tire size, meaning a different size front-to-rear. Many opt for a value-oriented Kumho tire. In the 17-inch sizes, the Kumho Solus KH16 is popular and in the 18-inch size it's the Kumho Ecsta STX KL12. Both tires are highly rated relative to...  Read More

Winter Tires and Wheels

This is the season when most of us in the midwestern and northern states need to start thinking about winter tires and wheels for our cars. On my Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, I use the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60. This tire falls in the Studless Ice and Snow category -- the category that generally contains tires with the best snow and ice traction but the worst...  Read More

Load Rating and Load Capacity

A tire's primary job is to safely carry the weight of the vehicle and passengers. It does many other great things, but this is its most important and most basic role. Recently, a customer asked for a specific load capacity for the tires on his 2007 Audi S4. He was changing the wheels and rightly noticed that his Original Equipment (O.E.) Continental ContiSpor...  Read More

Comparing Test Results

Here at Tire Rack we have the opportunity as sales specialists to test most of the tires that we sell. We have over the years used a wide variety of vehicles: BMW 328i, BMW 330i, Lexus IS300, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Porsche Cayenne. And we have used several different configurations of our test track, even testing tires on an ice rink.However, tests aren't meant...  Read More

How to improve your ride quality. Lexus IS250 and OE tires.

Tires are designed for different uses and with different features and benefits. Occasionally, I will talk to a customer with a brand new vehicle, who after driving it for a while realizes he/she isn't thrilled with the ride quality of the O.E. tires. Usually the complaint is that the ride is too harsh, especially when going over bumps.There is a post right...  Read More

Suspension Upgrade 101

When upgrading your car's suspension, it is important to remember that you're going to be the person doing the driving and will have to deal with the ride quality on a daily basis. Whether it is MINI Cooper Suspension, Corvette Suspension, Mustang Suspension or WRX Suspension there is usually a trade-off in ride quality for performance.Personally when I...  Read More

BMW M Roadster Suspension Upgrade

Take a look at the BMW Shock Absorber and overall suspension upgrade I did on my 1999 BMW M Roadster before I traded it a couple years back. I do miss it, and was verry happy with the suspension upgrade I did on the car. First I installed the KONI Sport Shocks. They offered great performance and rebound adjustability so the ride didn't suffer any more then...  Read More

C6 Corvette Tires and Wheels (Part 2: Wheels)

Wheels are just another name for Rims. Technically the Rim is just the outside edge section of the wheel that "touches" the tire. Among our most popular "rims" are American Racing Rims, Borbet Rims, OZ, and BBS. For the C6 Corvette, I like the lightest weight forged wheel that we sell in the stock, or Original Equipment 18 and 19 inch sizes. Those are the...  Read More

C6 Corvette Tires and Wheels (Part 1: Tires)

I was talking to one of my Corvette customers the other day and he told me that in his Corvette club most members buy their Corvette Rims and New Automobile Tires from Tire Rack. By far the most popular tires I sell for this car personally are the Firestone Auto Tires, we are also one of the largest Goodyear Tire Dealers and I often sell the Original...  Read More

Performance Wheels & Tires for 2010 Camaro

The best way to shop for Performance Wheels & Tires for 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is to go to our web site,, and enter the year, make, and model of your vehicle. In this wheel and tire package example I used the SS version of the car with the RS package : Wheels for 2010 Chevy Camaro SS RS Package Once you pick the wheels and add them to the cart...  Read More

Win with the right tire on the track or on the street.

Whether you are searching for the best performance car tire for the street or the fastest Hoosier Tires for your track car, my experience driving on the street and on the track will help you make the best decision.One of the most important questions you have to ask yourself when buying performance tires is, "Exactly what will I be using them for and what...  Read More