Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Got these tires with a wheel package (18x8 Enkei Performance M52 Hyper black). Awesome combo. The wheels are very high quality and really bump up the appearance of an already great looking vehicle (my opinion of course).The stock Goodyear RS-A's were great tires. I was going to get them again, but upon reviews I splurged for what reviews said were an even...  Read More

A New Look for Your MR2 Spyder

Name a fun, affordable and reliable mid-engine car? Sounds like a trick question, but the 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder hits that rare trifecta. WHEEL DIAMETER As you look at Spyder wheel options, you'll see wheels ranging in diameter from 15"-18". Although the Spyder can run 15", 16", 17" and 18" wheels, staying with a 15" wheel allows for broader tire...  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season

Crow for dinner anyone? Back when I purchased my VW Passat it came with the ContiProContact P7's 235/45 18's and so I knew they were about as Plain-Jane as you could get. They were also noisy and they didn't really blend well with my Sport Package Passat.Onward: I was so annoyed with the loud noise I swapped out the very cool VW 18-inch wheels for the not so...  Read More

New Miata Track Wheels and Fitments

Whether you're a weekend warrior or haul your car to the track occasionally, there are new wheels and great fitments available for the Mazda Miata. Many enthusiasts have been asking for wide wheels with low offsets for their Miata and several manufactures have responded to those requests. Kosei recently released two new wheels, the K5R and K8R. These new...  Read More

Fuel Efficiency and Your Vehicle

As part of the TireWise program, the Department of Transportation will finalize a rule to establish a tire fuel efficiency information program so drivers can identify the most energy-efficient tires. To help you better understand fuel efficiency and how a low rolling resistance tire can help, take a look at "Low Rolling Resistance Tires." A key way to increase...  Read More

Are Sport Edition Wheels Good?

Yes! They may not equal the high style and lightweight of the more expensive wheel lines like BBS, O.Z. Racing and Enkei Racing Series, but for many drivers, the Sport Edition wheels are a great lower cost option. Sport Edition offers aluminum alloy wheels that have durable painted with clearcoat finishes offered in a variety of colors and styles.   One...  Read More

Add Style to Your Toyota Matrix with Enkei Performance Series Falcon Wheels

Do you love your Toyota Matrix for being dependable and reliable? Would you like to give it an upgrade and make it stand out a little more? A new set of wheels will do the trick! Enter our Upgrade Garage to view all options available for your application. Since the vehicle is offered with two different bolt patterns, it's important you correctly enter your...  Read More

Looking for Lightweight Track Wheels at a Great Price? The Enkei Racing Series RPF1 is Your Answer

Autocross and track season are quickly approaching and many racers have already begun to plan for upcoming races and events. As most enthusiasts know, switching out your vehicle's heavy, factory steel or alloy wheels is one of the easiest performance upgrades to your track vehicle. By switching to a lighter weight wheel, your car will instantly feel quicker...  Read More

Changed My Mind and Went With the Enkei Performance Series Falcon

When it came time to purchase wheels for my new vehicle, I thought I had my mind made up. After my research, I was ready to buy the 17x8" 45 ET gunmetal with machined lip Enkei Tuning Series Tenjin. It met all my requirements as far as function, style and finish. However, deep down, I knew my gut was telling me to go with a brighter finish and look for...  Read More

Show Off Your Wheels: Upload Photos to Tire Rack's Photo Gallery

We have recently added a feature to our website that allows our customers to upload photos to show off their upgraded vehicles with Tire Rack products, including wheels. When you're shopping for wheels, you will be able to access any customer photos available of the style that you are viewing. You can also view our master photo gallery of both Tire Rack...  Read More

Best BMW Tires for the Summer? My Top Tire Recommendations

I recently received the following question on a BMW tire and wheel forum that I moderate for members of 2013 BMW 3 Series vehicles: "I was looking at getting a summer 19" set-up, but after some research, it doesn't sound like I'll get much improvement in performance over an 18" set-up with my style of driving. I live in Minnesota, so I will probably only have...  Read More

What Are the Best Wheels for a 2013 Polished Metal Metallic Honda Civic Si Sedan?

Great handling, fast enough to get to work on time, a dipstick, sunroof and the ability to run 225/45R17 tires as a natural size, that's what I wanted in my next car that was replacing my BRZ. I just got back from Cocoa, Florida in my new 2013 polished metal metallic Honda Civic Si Sedan, so everything is good to go with my new Honda, right? Not quite,...  Read More

Enkei Tuning Series Kojin and Tenji: Traditional Style Meets High-Tech Design

The introduction of a new wheel design by Enkei is always an event among car enthusiasts. And, the Kojin and Tenjin are no exception. Enkei Tuning Series wheels are a perennial favorite among those looking to upgrade the performance and look of their vehicle with an option that's lightweight, strong and stylish. Enkei Tuning Series Tenjin(Black w/ Machined...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax RT

Time will tell with the tires. From the other reviews I read before my purchase I'm sure that these will be a good tire for my purpose. I purchased these with new ENKEI M52 hyper black wheels and the combination looks great on my black car. I ordered on a Saturday , received 2 that Tuesday and the other 2 that Wednesday, all in perfect condition.   Read More

Zoom the 2014 Mazda6 Into Your Garage with an Upgraded Look

With the new 2014 Mazda6, Mazda has built the family sedan a mom and dad will want to drive. Have you just brought home or ordered your new Mazda6? If so, you've made an excellent choice! Owners of this vehicle in a fair weather state may be looking to upgrade their Mazda6 with some new wheels. However, if you reside in the northern part of the country, you...  Read More

Looking for Rally Wheels? Look at Enkei Racing Series' RC-G4

The RC-G4 is Enkei Racing Series' design for rally use. It's constructed using Enkei's MAT technology for optimum strength and light weight.  MAT combines Enkei's MAP (Most Advanced Production) and flow-forming forging technology. MAP is a highly automated system. Each process is connected in a single-piece flow system that transports wheels from the melting...  Read More

Lightweight, Strong and Good Looking: Enkei Racing Series PF01

Selecting wheels for a vehicle is subjective based upon one's taste and ultimately up to each individual customer. Here at Tire Rack, we offer many different brands to suit the various tastes of our customers. While I'm frequently asked, "What wheel would look best on my car?", I must admit it's a very difficult question to answer. Even though I've been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I decided to downsize my GTI from its OEM 18 wheels with Pirelli P Zero Nero tires to 17 Enkei Fujins with the Continental DWS from TireRack. The roads in my area are horrible (both local city streets and sections of freeway I drive daily). The 18s with the Pirellis performed well on weekend drives into the hills, but really didn't work for me otherwise.The...  Read More

Enkei Racing Series RPF1 for Subaru, Honda, Mazda and More

If you're an automotive enthusiast, you likely know the name Enkei for their outstanding high quality aluminum alloy wheels. Enkei has been producing lightweight, strong and reliable wheels in Japan since 1950 for everything from Original Equipment options to Formula One and WRC rally racing. The Enkei Racing Series is their highest level of aftermarket...  Read More