|Enkei Racing Series RPF1 (Black Painted) on 2009 Subaru Imperza WRX - 17x7.5 15.2 lbs.|
|Kosei K1 TS (Silver Painted) on 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata - 17x9 16 lbs.|
As I learned this weekend and as our tire survey results indicate, the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition is a great all-season tire.
From my experience, I would give the tire a higher grade on hydroplaning resistance and a lower mark on ice traction. Driving on dry, wet, slushy and icy conditions, I was able to "Get there" as Goodyear likes to say. Take a look at which Goodyear tires will help you "Get there!"
The large outboard performance zone (towards the outside of the vehicle) features independent shoulder tread blocks that enhance dry road steering response and handling, while intermediate tread blocks increase wet traction.
The inboard all-season zone (towards the middle of the vehicle) features a continuous rib flanked by dual circumferential grooves that help evacuate water and inboard shoulder blocks that blend stability in the dry with traction in wet and wintry weather.
Shop by vehicle to see which tire works best for your vehicle.
Take a look to see which suspension products work best for your vehicle.
2003-2006 Chevy Silverado
2007+ Silverado LED Tail Light Kit
2007-2008 Ram LED Tail Light Kit
2007+ Toyota Tundra
You may only be able to improve your gas mileage by a small margin, but every little bit helps! The Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max is a great low rolling resistance tire option, that is available in 42 sizes from 14" up to 17".
Take a look to see which low rolling resistance tires are available for your vehicle.
With Ferrari equipping the 599 GTO from the factory with Pilot Super Sports, Michelin has a winner on their hands. We are looking forward to evaluating the Michelin Pilot Super Sport this testing season back home in South Bend, Indiana (once all the snow melts, of course). Which is about the time the Pilot Super Sport is estimated to be available in main stream sizing.
Check out video from the hot laps in Dubai.
|Bremmer Kraft BR05||Breyton Race GTS-R||ASA Type 8|
|O.Z. Racing Alleggerita HLT||Elbrus I02||O.Z. Racing Ultraleggera HLT|
|Porsche||BMW and Mercedes-Benz||Porsche|
Use our website to view exact fitment and availability as some wheels may not be compatible with certain makes and models.
Note: Click the "Product Description" tab on the rim summary page to see if the wheel will accept the O.E. center cap. If available for the wheel selected, the O.E. center cap can be purchased from the "Optional Hardware" tab.
|Bremmer Kraft BR05||BE by Breyton GTS-AV||ASA Type 8|
Use our website to match exact fitment, as some wheels may not be compatible with certain Mercedes-Benz models.
Note: Click the "Product Description" tab on the summary page to see if the wheel will accept the O.E. center cap.
Gorilla Extendable Power Wrench
- 1/2" drive
- Compact storage with telescoping handle from 14" - 22" for additional power to remove stubborn lugs
- Great replacement for O.E. lug wrenches
- Hardened steel
- Available as a set (1334) with 3" extension and 19mm & 21mm thin wall sockets. The 3" extension allows for use on deep dish wheels and recessed lug holes
- Available as a set (1721) with two dual drive sockets that fits 17mm, 19mm (3/4"), 21mm (13/16") and 23mm (7/8") bolt heads
- 19mm (3/4")
- 21mm (13/16")
- 23mm (7/8")
- Designed for home use
- 1/2" drive
- Wrench clicks when selected torque is reached up to 150ft./lbs of torque
Take a look at all Gorilla Automotive Products available at Tire Rack.
For consumers who need maximum snow traction, consider tires from the Studless Ice and Snow category. These tires provide supreme snow and ice traction without using winter tire studs.
Are you willing to trade some snow and ice traction to get enhanced dry road handling from your winter tires? Then contemplate options from the Performance Winter / Snow category, as many special offers are now available.
If you desire the traditional security of winter studs view our Studdable Winter tires. Be sure to check with local authorities as studded tires are prohibited in certain areas.
Winter is not over yet; contact a sales specialist or shop by vehicle for more information and to hear about our special offers.
First Up: Crossover/SUV All-Season Tires
These tires combine a sophisticated appearance with all-season traction to upscale crossovers, sport utility vehicles and luxury pickups.
|Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires||MPG|
|Kumho Solus KL21 ||18.3|
|Michelin Latitude Tour HP N1 ||18.3|
|Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season ||18.2|
Next up: Street/Sport Truck All-Season Tires
These tires provide good traction and handling and improve on the look of your vehicle's Original Equipment tires. They offer an ultra low profile wth large rim diameter sizes.
|Street/Sport Truck All-Season ||MPG|
|Firestone Desination ST ||17.8|
|Kumho Ecsta STX KL12 ||17.8|
|Pirelli Scorpion Zero ||18.3|
The fuel economy data was collected from our team of test drivers who completed approximately 500 miles per tire over several days on our 6.6-mile test loop. Using this fuel data as a comparison shows that there is a small difference in mileage and would result in only a few extra fill-ups a year.
MSW Rims are engineered and designed by O.Z. Racing to the top standards of modern production. Their wheels meet official regulations for the U.S. DOT and also the more stringent rules set by Germany's T.U.V (Technical Inspection Association).
MSW has added a new wheel to their line this year. The Type 23 is truly a unique design that puts a new spin on the line of wheels from MSW.
Take a look at the Type 23 and other options from MSW.
|Type 23||Type 16||Type 12||Type 15|
See if the Type 23 or any other MSW wheel fits your vehicle.
Highway All-Season Tires:
- Michelin LTX M/S2
- Consumer Buy Again Rating: 8.9 out of 10 said "yes"
- LTX M/S2 is currently the top-ranked Highway All-Season tire
- Goodyear Fortera TripleTred
- Consumer Buy Again Rating: 7 out of 10 said "yes"
- Fortera TripleTred is currently ranked 2nd within the category
- General Grabber HTS
- Consumer Buy Again Rating: 8 out of 10 said "yes"
The main benefit of the run-flat tire is you can drive on them with no air in the tire for 50 miles at 50 MPH. However, they cannot be repaired and need to be replaced within 50 miles of the puncture.
Many times when a vehicle comes with run-flats from the factory a spare tire is not included. If you want to switch to the non-run-flat tires keep this in mind; you may not have a spare tire to switch out. So before making the switch from run-flat tires to non-run-flats, have a plan in place in case of a flat.
Some carry a full-size spare or a space saver spare and tire. Tire Rack has space saver tires. Another option is to carry a fix-a-flat product like the Continental ContiComtforKit, but it will not repair a sidewall puncture or a blow out.
Now that you know what to consider before replacing your run-flat tire, let's take a look at the options for your vehicle.
For example, if the speed shown on your vehicle's speedometer differs from the speed shown on your GPS because you have a larger size tire on your vehicle in place of the smaller O.E. tire size, you can use Hypertech's Max Energy Power Programmer to re-calibrate your factory speedometer.
The Hypertech Max Energy also offers specific features for your make, model and year to personalize your vehicle’s performance to suit specific needs or uses:
- RPM “rev” Limiter
- Top-Speed Limiter
- 0-60 mph Electronic Throttle Restriction
- Read & Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes
- Return to Stock or Change Option Settings
- Speedometer Recalibration for large size tires
- Update by Internet
Available Sizes: 17, 18, 19
Center Cap: Included at No Charge
Finish: Bright Silver or Machined with Anthracite Accent
Check to see if these new BBS wheels will fit your vehicle.
See all BBS wheels.
Take a look at some of the test video footage and read the full data test if you want some more tire information.
It is also important to remember, many of us do not push our modern sport vehicles near their performance limits and do not need a higher priced premium tire.
I would Recommend the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport for the driver that may not be an extremely spirited driver but does drive with some spirit in dry conditions.
- HPS Street Brake Pads
- Designed for high speed driving or repetitive heavy braking, providing advanced braking characteristics to enhance the driving experience.
- A Performance Street brake pad
- HP Plus Race Brake Pads
- Designed for autocross and track days providing racecar-like stopping power.
- Will show more dust, noise and wear to achieve this additional stopping power.
- An Autocross/Track brake pad.
- Performance Ceramic Brake Pads
- Designed for ultra-low dust and noise while providing high friction levels
- A Premium brake pad.
- LTS Truck/SUV Brake Pads
- Designed to provide superior stopping power for full-sized light trucks, SUVs and vans while generating low noise and dust
- A Performance Street brake pad
- HP Super Duty Brake Pads
- Designed for severe duty applications frequently towing max capacity loads, providing maximum stopping power and high heat dissipation.
Hawk brake pads are available for some race applications as well. Check to see which track pads work well on your vehicle.
Also read: All About Performance Brake Pad Categories
The comparisons are between tires tested last season within three of our tire categories
Grand Touring All-Season tires focus on a smooth, comfortable, quiet ride with good handling.
|Grand Touring All-Season Tires||MPG|
|Bridgestone Turanza Serenity ||27.2|
|Continental ContiProContact ||28.3|
|Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring ||28.6|
|Michelin Primacy MXM4||28.3|
The tire with the best fuel economy for the Standard Touring All-Season tires is the General AltiMAX RT at 27.0 mpg in our BMW 3 Series test vehicles.
Standard Touring All-Season tires focus on ride comfort and long treadwear on lower speed rated tires.
|Standard Touring All-Season Tires||MPG|
|BFGoodrich Premier Touring ||26.5|
|Firestone Precision Touring ||26.8|
|General AltiMAX RT ||27.0|
|Yokohama AVID TOURING-S||26.8|
The Goodyear Assurance featuring Fuel Max Technology achieved the best fuel economy for the Passenger All-Season Tires at 28.2 MPG in our BMW E92 328i Coupe.
Passenger All-Season tires focus on long wear, plush ride and predictable handling, at a relatively low cost
|Passenger All-Season Tires||MPG|
|Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology ||28.1|
|Goodyear Assurance featuring Fuel Max Technology ||28.2|
|Kumho eco Solus HM KR22 ||27.8|
|Michelin HydroEdge with Green X||27.8|
Of the touring tires and passenger tires, the Grand Touring All-Season tires had the best fuel economy.
To see which tire will fit your vehicle, shop by vehicle.