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

Well, I own a CTS-V Coupe (Daily Driver and Track Car) that originally came with Michelin PS2's, which are great tires (OE). I have had my V on the local track on both sets of tires and the Bridgestones are fantastic in their own right, not to mention the price. I have run both tires up to 179 mph without any stability, pressure or temp issues. What I really...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

I just got back today from using these for auto-x on my 93 Corvette with Z07 suspension and aggressive alignment. These tires just plain work, even on a heavy car in cold/wet/dry conditions. It was actually snowing and later got up around 45 or a little less. I kept pace (within a couple tenths or so) with near FTD C5Z06 (Hoosiers, not good at all in those...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Bought a complete set of these for my 98 C5 Corvette, manual 6spd. & Z51 Suspension.What a diffence these tires made in the ease of steering at slow speeds when navigating parking lots. Put a little over a thousand miles on these during our trip up to Lake Tahoe. These tires are by far quieter than any other tire I've had on this car since I bought it new....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Bought a complete set of these for my 98 C5 Corvette, manual 6spd. & Z51 Suspension.What a diffence these tires made in the ease of steering at slow speeds when navigating parking lots. Put a little over a thousand miles on these during our trip up to Lake Tahoe. These tires are by far quieter than any other tire I've had on this car since I bought it new....  Read More

New 18" Lightweight Rear Wheels for the C6 Z06

With summer time here, it's time to get your Corvette out and go! Of all the cool sport cars that we get to work with, the Corvette is among my favorites because so many Corvette drivers drive their cars daily. What's the point of having a great car if you're not going to drive it? For C6 Z06 drivers that drive on the street and the track, rear...  Read More

Autocrossing with Bridgestone, Dunlop and Hoosier!

Here in the Midwest, the temps are rising, the sun is out and drivers are bringing out the toys. Lets go racing! Tires are what makes it all happen. All the power and suspension in the world is for naught if the tires don't deliver the goods. Tire Rack has test results and reviews on Extreme Performance and R-compound tires.Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Dunlop...  Read More

Self-Adjusting Suspension: the Best of Both Worlds

Want a sportier ride from your car's suspension system without giving up ride comfort? Or better handling to go along with your new custom wheels and tires? KONI offers a unique and affordable solution. The KONI FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) is available for many Euorpean, domestic, and Asian vehicles such as Volkswagen, BMW, Mini, Audi, Mazda,...  Read More

Coil-Over Kit Basics

Coil-Over: an automotive suspension device which refers to a spring or "coil" mounted over the damper (shock or strut).There are advantages to the coil-over versus a conventional spring and damper system that include ease of installation and simplified height and stiffness adjustment. Many coil-overs offer easy fine-tuning that's not available from...  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

Increase your Corvette's performance with a few aftermarket products.

The Corvette is a powerful vehicle, made even more so with a few aftermarket upgrades. And at Tire Rack, we're in the game of knowing exactly what those upgrades should be—starting with Corvette suspension products. The Eibach Multi-Pro R2 Coil-Over Kit shown at right facilitates precise tuning for optimum handling balance. You can also adjust dampening for...  Read More

Mac at the Rack!

I love to drive! Fast, off-road, track.....back roads, you name it. Soon after getting my license I realized that gasoline flowed through my veins and driving would always be a priority in my life. I have owned Camaros, Mustangs, 04 Mazda RX-8, 1969 Ford Galaxie Convertible, Hondas of all varieties, lifted 1985 Toyota off road truck; you name it. All of...  Read More

Michelin pulls off a historic upset

Can you really use the term historic when talking about a tire? Some say "yes" some say "no".      If you look at the way in which a tire achieves such status you can make a valid argument for either answer. I think the issue is not, if a tire is 'historic' but, the circumstances which lead a given tire to be placed in a historic position.    Goodyear is...  Read More