More Grip for Your 2015 Ford Mustang Fastback GT Performance Pack

As we saw for ourselves at Willow Springs, Ford has done an awewsome job with brand new S550 2015 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack! As you can see in the video, the driver had a great lap, but even the best cars can desire more grip. How about swapping on some custom fit closeout matte graphite 20x10 ET40 Hotckis Y-Sports on Extreme Performance Summer...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If you were to check out customer survey results for the top two tires in the Max Performance Summer category, you would find that the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is currently ranked number one. I've used a set on my own vehicle and you can learn about my experience by taking a look at "Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires Installed on My Car." The second...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce LT

I live in Syracuse NY (just like Buffalo) Snow town USA. I purchased a set of 4 studded snow tires, after driving around on all season and I have to tell you the change was outstanding, no more white knuckle driving. These tires recently went through a snow storm, we are talking 6 to 8 drifts with a standard 3 to 4 mealy snow, the complete way to work. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

I live in Chicago. I drive a 6 cylinder front-wheel drive pontiac. I drive the car very hard. I bought these tires after hours of research. I could not decide between a set of winter tires or good soft all season tires. I went with these because they are the highest rated all season tires on this website. I am very happy with them. I cannot say enough about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

I searched for a tire that had better Ride, Noise, & Tread-wear, as rated by the customers. I purchased this set because I needed 20 tires to go with the Helo Chrome wheels. I preferred the OEM Tesla 19 wheel Vs the OEM 21 higher performance/lower profile tire because of the Wear factor and Road Noise. I also do not believe there is any advantage to low...  Read More

Only One Tire Available for My Mazda CX-7?

Many drivers of some Mazda CX-7 models will find that their Original Equipment 215/70R17 tires only have one replacement option when the time comes for a new set -- the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400. When you search by size, you'll also see there's a winter tire option available with Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V1. While these two choices will cover any season...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A

After wearing out my second set of Falken Azenis RT615 on my MR2 I tried this example from the latest batch of uber-tires and I have been blown away. My MR2 SC has Ground Control coilovers with custom spring rates and the ride was tolerable but harsh on fairly smooth california roads. The RE11A trumps the grip of the Azenis by a substantial margin, and at...  Read More

Staggered Tires: Why or Why Not

I had a question from a customer that surprised me the other day. After doing this for as many years as I have, I tend to think that I've heard it all. We were talking about an older BMW, and he asked me if the original tire sizes were staggered. I replied that they were not. His follow-up question was, "Well, why not? It's not like the car is all-wheel...  Read More

Where Do I Get My Tires Installed?

Tire Rack is a mail order company that ships products from their Indiana, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Nevada and Colorado distribution centers. Regardless of where you might be located, standard ground shipping can typically have our products delivered in just 1-2 business days. When purchasing a Tire & Wheel Package, your items will come...  Read More

What You Need to Know About Low Profile Tires

"I have 245/45R17 low profile tires on my car, and I want to make sure these new tires I'm looking at are low profile, too. Also, can I replace low profile tires with 'regular' tires?" These two questions are asked often by customers we deal with when discussing tire options. If the tires you're looking at purchasing are the same size, in this example it...  Read More

Four Common Winter / Snow Tire Myths and Facts

With many drivers looking to purchase their first set of winter / snow tires, we've been receiving many questions about the overall performance of snow tires. To help customers better understand winter tires, take a look at the following myths about these tires. Myth #1: Snow tires are only needed on the drive axle of a vehicle.  Fact: Dedicated winter /...  Read More

Tires and Wheels for Your 2012+ Porsche 911 Carrera S (991 C2S)

There may not be a substitute for a Porsche, but if you're taking your new 911 to track, there's definitely stickier tires that will help you achieve faster lap times. Streetable Track & Competition tires, like the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, let 911 drivers run great times at the track without the hassle of switching tires or towing. The Michelin Pilot...  Read More

Conquer the Snow with Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

About twelve years ago, our SUV-test fleet consisted of 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Since then, we've had sportier SUVs like the Touareg and Cayenne. However, there's a part of me that misses the Grand Cherokee. There is something about sitting in a Jeep that makes you feel like you're unbounded and that you can travel anywhere. And apparently, there are many...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

I spent so much time researching tires that I was exhausted. I live in Maryland with all 4 seasons and fun country mountains that I enjoy getting the most of my vehicles. I got the all wheel drive because I drive everyday and can't risk getting stuck in snow, yet I love the handling for fun, fast tight curves, etc... I was at the point that I thought I...  Read More

Initialize Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Sensors on Your Honda, Hyundai, Subaru or Toyota Yourself

As you're shopping for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, you may have noticed the following warning:  *** New TPMS sensors must be registered to the vehicle at the manufacturer's dealership or a service center with the appropriate tools. Please contact your local dealership or service center for details and rates. *** What exactly does this mean? This...  Read More

How Good are Sumitomo Tires?

Sumitomo is a Japanese manufacturer of many things and tires happen to be one of them.  The reason you don't hear about them much is you will not see "Sumitomo" on the side of a race car or notice them sponsoring a team. They also do not run any television commercials. Are they good tires? They offer many tires that provide a great value for the dollar. Sumitom...  Read More

Tire Offerings for Subaru Vehicles

Subaru vehicles like the Outback, Forester, Crosstrek and Impreza are fantastic. They offer amazing capabilities with their race-inspired Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, while also achieving great fuel economy. These two items are critical when choosing a tire option for your Subaru.  One of the current top tires for the Outback, Forester and Crosstrek is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

This is our 2nd set of hankook optimo. As far as car tires (idk about truck tires) these are the best bang for your buck. Sad day when your wife passes you in her jetta, middle of winter in your 4x4 suv! Our first set was 65k miles old and still had 60% tread left, when we sold it (passat 1.8t) and bought the current tdi. We bought new shoes for the tdi...  Read More

Jeep Wrangler Wheels and Tires

The Jeep Wrangler is a timeless vehicle. Whether it's a 1970's CJ, a 2015 JK or anything in between, they're the most customized vehicles on the market. If you've ever owned one, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Typically after purchasing their Wrangler, many owners begin shopping for new wheels and tires and/or a lift kit. I like to call this "the...  Read More

Is the Best Brake Pad the Hawk High Performance Street 5.0?

Hawk is a top supplier of high performance and heavy-duty brake pads. We've had outstanding experiences and customer feedback on their products since we began selling them over ten years ago.   The Hawk HPS Street Brake Pads offer great braking performance with low noise and low dust, making it a great choice for most enthusiasts' street cars. If you're...  Read More