BFGoodrich Radial T/A: Classic Look with New Technology

Saturday, November 13, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
BFGoodrich Radial T/AMany muscle car owners know exactly what they are looking for and ask for the BF Goodrich Radial T/A with raised white letters. This tire is designed for muscle cars, street rods and light trucks.

Radial T/A are all season tires that performs well throughout the year, even in light snow. Performance, smooth comfortable ride, and a classic look gives the Radial TA an advantage over the competition.

Check out all of the sizes here and enjoy the ride.

Michelin Latitude Tour for Your Crossover/SUV.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
Michelin Latitude TourAre you looking for a smooth ride and excellent traction for your Crossover/SUV?

The Michelin Latitude Tour would be the tire of choice. It was designed to create an enjoyable ride without giving up the traction necessary to handle the wet and snowy conditions. With a 65,000 mile tread life warranty, the tire is constructed to provide many miles of enjoyment while maintaining excellent traction.


                        

MSW Wheels for Your Winter / Snow Tire and Wheel Package

Thursday, October 28, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
Many customers ask for an economical wheel choice for their Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel package. The MSW wheel line fits the bill. MSW makes a simple alloy wheel that is inexpensive and looks good on your vehicle. Available in a wide variety of sizes that fit many of today's automobiles, you can get the look you want at an attractive price.

Here are two excellent choices. You can see all of the MSW wheels here.
MSW Type 22                  MSW Type 14       
MSW Type 22                                  MSW Type 14

Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2: A Tire You Can Depend On

Friday, October 22, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
Bridgestone Dueler Revo A/T 2Bridgestone's new version of the Dueler A/T Revo On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire is the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2. It is designed for light trucks, crossover and sport utility vehicles. The Dueler Revo 2 has a unique design that provides the ultimate in wet and dry traction along with excellent off-road capabilities. The tire has a symmetrical tread design that will keep the ride quiet and comfortable and is available in several sizes.

General AltiMAX Arctic: Great Winter Traction at an Affordable Price

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
General AltiMAX ArcticWith winter right around the corner, many people are looking for an economical winter / snow tire that will give them the winter traction they desire.

Look no further than the General AltiMAX Arctic. This tire is designed to provide excellent winter traction in extreme weather conditions. It is also a Studdable Winter / Snow tire that will provide the extra traction needed on icy roads or treacherous terrain. Studded or not, this tire performs well in any condition.

See all of the General tires here.

Hankook Ventus V12 EVO: A Solid Tire for the Money

Thursday, October 7, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110The reviews are coming in and it looks like the Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 is a popular tire of choice for the spirited driver. In the Max Performance Summer category it offers excellent driving characteristics at a very competitive price. The tire has a very sporty look along with excellent dry/wet traction and a high level of steering response and comfort

View all Hankook tires here.

                                 

Michelin X-Ice XI2: Winter is Coming !!!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by Clint Crabtree

Michelin X-Ice Xi2With winter on its way, it is time to start thinking about winter / snow tires for your vehicle. Do you get much snow in your area? Are you dealing with more ice than snow? Do you get mostly rain with the occasional snow? The tire to deal with these scenarios may be the Michelin X-Ice Xi2. It meets all of the requirements when dealing with the elements and is a very good snow and ice tire that also provides a comfortable ride. Many of the Xi2 tires are developed using Michelin's Green X technology that provides low rolling resistance and better fuel economy.

Check out all of the Michelin tires here.

Continental ExtremeWinterContact: Closing the Gap

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
The winter season will be here soon and it will be time to look at winter / snow tires.

The Bridgestone Blizzak tires seem to be the benchmark when it comes to winter / snow tires. Just recently we put the tires to the test and found that the Continental ExtremeWinterContact has improved its winter status by giving us a tire that will handle all of the elements. It performs well on the ice and heavy snow and gives you a stable and comfortable ride on the highway.

When thinking of winter tires, make sure you consider the Continentals, too.


                             

Firestone Destination A/T for On-/Off-Road Performance

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
Firestone Destination A/TThe Firestone Destination A/T has moved to the top of the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain category for several reasons. It gives you an aggressive look with excellent traction on and off the road and provides a smooth comfortable ride quality. You won't have to be concerned with wet traction or snow when using this tire, as it handles the elements well.

Firestone has truly developed a tire that will give you many miles of enjoyment.

Elbrus Wheels for Your Winter Package

Thursday, September 9, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
With the winter season soon approaching, it is time to think about a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for your vehicle. Many times the wheel is the most difficult to choose when selecting the package. Take a look at these:

Tire Rack carries a line of Elbrus wheels that give you a sporty look at an affordable price. The wheels come with an I.C.E. coating that helps protect the wheels from the elements and gives the wheel a smooth, elegant look.

Elbrus I02    Elbrus I02                            Elbrus I05 Elbrus I05

Bridgestone Blizzak WS70: The Next Generation

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 by Clint Crabtree

It is Bridgestone Blizzak WS70not too soon to be thinking of the winter season and winter / snow tires. Bridgestone has come out with its next generation of winter / snow tires called the Blizzak WS70. The WS70 has  all of the positive features of the WS60 and improves upon overall traction. The tire still uses Bridgestone's Multicell compound but features an enhanced tire design.

We recently took the tires for a spin on the local ice rink and found that the tire had excellent ice traction and very good handling characteristics while being considerably quiet for a winter / snow tire.
          


Pirelli P Zero All Season Tops the List

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
Pirelli PZero Nero All SeasonRecent tests (results online soon) of tires in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category revealed that the Pirelli P Zero All Season tire was tops in its class. It was compared to the Dunlop SP Sport Signature, Sumitomo HTR A/S PO1 and the Yokohama AVID ENVigor.

The Pirelli was the quietest, most comfortable tire to handle the wet and dry track conditions (similar to the various weather conditions experienced throughout the country). I believe that PIrelli accomplished its design goals with the P Zero All Season and has created a solid all-around tire.

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 still makes the grade.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
I was fortunate to attend the Porsche Driving School in Birmingham, Alabama last week.

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2We were driving the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the 911 Turbo at very high speeds with plenty of braking and cornering. What impressed me was the way the cars handled on the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires. I was very confident behind the wheel when reaching speeds of over 100mph. I was even more impressed with the braking and turning into the corners. When driving a high performance vehicle you want to be confident behind the wheel. The PS2's give you that confidence. 
                                              
Check out all of the Michelin tires here.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS: Popular and a Good Price

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
LooContinental ExtremeContact DWSking for a tire that has excellent traction and response along with a smooth, comfortable ride? Check out the Continental ExtremeContact DWS. This tire — currently #1 in Ultra High Performance All-Season — has been very popular, is priced competitively and has a proven track record in winter conditions. this tire has moved to the top of the charts.

See all Continental tires here.

Sport Edition Wheels for your Car

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
Would you like a new look for your vehicle without breaking the bank? Take a look at the Sport Edition wheels at Tire Rack. Sport Editon gives you a wide variety of wheels to choose from for that special look for your vehicle. Aluminum alloy wheels with exceptional construction, Sport Edition wheels keep your vehicle looking good.

Sport Edition CE (Bright Satin w/Machined Lip)  Sport Edition D5 (Silver Painted)
            Sport Edition CE                        Sport Edition D5

See All Sport Edition Wheels

Enjoy your new look!      

Hawk Brake Pads: The Best for Your SUV

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
What brake pads would be the best for my SUV?

Hawk HP SuperDuty brake padsIf the application permits, I always suggest the Hawk HP SuperDuty Brake Pads or the Hawk LTS Brake Pads. With a vehicle this size, you want extra stopping power. The Hawk HP SuperDuty Brake Pads are designed to give you excellent stopping power especially when you are towing a heavy payload.

Hawk LTS Truck/SUV PadsThe Hawk LTS Brake Pads are designed to give you excellent stopping power along with low noise and low dust. These vehicles are heavy and require brake pads that will perform in extreme conditions. The Hawk pads will handle your braking needs.



Find the Hawk pads that are right for your vehicle here.

                               

Bridgestone RE760 Sport: Top rated for a reason!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 SportAre you looking for an Ultra High Performance Summer tire that will give you longer tread life? Look no further than the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport. This tire is designed to provide excellent performance and longer tread wear. The benefits of the RE760 include excellent dry and wet traction along with a smooth, comfortable ride that will give you plenty of smiles and additional miles.

You can read reviews online.


The Yokohama S.drive steps up to the plate.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
Yokohama S.driveOur current test of Ultra High Performance tires proved the Yokohama S.drive is a very capable tire. The tire was tested against the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport, Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval and the Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31. These tires were evaluated during a Real World Road Ride and during drives in wet and dry conditions on our test track.

After putting the tires through their paces, I found that the Yokohama S.drive had  crisp steering response with excellent dry and wet traction. The S.Drive can run with the best.

A full test report will be online soon.

KMC X-D Series Wheels: Your truck never looked better.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
Diesel Chrome PlatedRockstar Black PaintedTire Rack has just added a new line of wheels for the off-road truck enthusiast. They are called the KMC XD Series.The new wheels ranges in sizes from 16" to 24" depending on your vehicle. They are designed to handle extreme off-road conditions and to give a new, exciting look to your truck. The XD Series also carries wheels for your dually.

From the XD Series Diesel to the XD Series Rockstar you can make your truck the talk of the neighborhood.

Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H&V) is a proven winner

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by Clint Crabtree
Yokohama AVID ENVigor  (H&V)A week of tire testing at Tire Rack proved that the new Yokohama AVID ENvigor (H&V) is one of the top High Performance All-Season tires. It was compared against the Firestone Precision Sport, Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S, and the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H&V).

All of the tires were comparable in ride quality and dry traction, but the Yokohama separated itself from the field with its excellent wet traction and road manners. When looking for a good all-around tire, consider the Yokohama AVID ENvigor.