Hub Centric vs. Lug Centric Wheel Fitments

"What are these plastic (or metal) rings that came with my wheels?" "Why didn't my wheels come with hub centric centering rings?" The terms "hub centric" and "lug centric" describe the method used to center a wheel on a vehicle's hub to prevent vibration. Most Original Equipment wheels are built with the same centerbore┬ádiameter as the hub diameter on the...  Read More

Winter is Coming Part 2: Performance Winter / Snow Tires

Performance Winter / Snow tire consumers generally live in areas that receive little or no snow accumulation, but experience freezing or near-freezing temperatures. The benefits using these tires are twofold. First, drivers get an increase in snow and ice traction, but unlike a Studless Ice & Snow tire, where you are keenly aware you are driving on a winter...  Read More

Introducing Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V2: The Tire to Beat for Winter 2015?

For the past several years the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 has been our highest consumer rated tire among a strong field of competitors in the Studless Ice & Snow (Light Truck) market. While it seems illogical to discontinue such a well liked product, history has proved that the Blizzak line of tires seem to evolve and rarely, if ever, take a step back....  Read More

Best Tire Recommendations for the Toyota Camry

In the early 1980s, the Camry was introduced into the North American market as Toyota's mid-sized sedan. Many iterations of the car have been produced, including coupes, wagons and convertible versions of the car. While body styles have come and gone, the Toyota Camry has always been known as a reliable vehicle with very broad appeal. It's often one of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I confesses that I seldom write reviews, though I benefit from them, but these tires are so good, I have to do this. If you have read all the other reviews, as I did, you know there is general agreement on certain qualities, but a few complaints. The key fact in this is SOFT SIDEWALLS, which in turn affects all other properties. I plan to briefly confirm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

The old tires were Continental CrossContact LX, they were good for the price I paid. I ran over 40K miles on that set, compared with the OEM Dunlop 5000 that I could manage 20K miles at max. This Bridgestone set is good in general, it did something better than Continental such ride, and wet traction, but it is not that good in cornering in the curve like...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

The tread wear is terrible. I'll be lucky to get 20K out of these tires. All other aspect of the tire are great, but looking at the initial reviews 2yrs ago, (new tire at the time) and tread wear ratings, I expected 2x this life for the $. The initial reviews were misleading! Sorry, tire rack.I'm going to Generals since these are wearing fantastic on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Sidewall gives a little while cornering or higher g-load off ramp speeds, but overall I am very pleased with this set of tires. Far superior in all weather conditions to date compared to my last set of Goodyear.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

I just recently installed the BFG KO2's on my 2011 Ford F-150 5.0. So far I pretty much have nothing but good things to say about this tire. I'm pretty easy-going in my driving, so I haven't really push these tires to their limits on or off R so I haven't really push these tires to their limits on or off road. The three immediate differences that I noticed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

I have a 2005 SLK 350 that had the Bridgestone Potenza's on it since it was new, while these are great tires they also cost. I myself read reviews on the G-Max tires and liked what people had to say, so I took a chance and bought them, I am so happy with these tires in all aspects, handling, road noise, the general look of them, and the fact that I was able...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Best tires I've had, Aggressive driving. I wore them out in 8000 miles doing burnouts and autocrossing the truck. I have an LS3 Corvette V8 in my single cab pickup. When the tires were new, they made ZERO road noise and rode smoothly. I took them through 8 of slushy snow and they performed. I took them through severly soft sand in a well traveled river bed...  Read More

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

The tire looks great and gets great reviews from a insurers and manufacturers. I am not a tire aficionado but it seems to ride fine. My issue is that the right front tire blew out on the road at the start of a 300 MI trip. We had it replaced but now the same wheel with the replaced altimax has a puncture. Could be dumb luck but in the 20 years I have been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Great looking tire, great handling tire, great wearing tire, great priced tire... only drawback is that these tires have gotten EXTREMELY LOUD as they get older. Funny - because they are wearing very evenly, but the wa-wa-wa noise like an off road tire has really spoiled an otherwise favorable review. Doubt that I would buy these again - too bad, I like...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

I use this Mazda CX7 in all weathers around Pittsburgh, with occasional road trips to up-state New York, Canada, and across Ohio. Winters cold, snowy, and icy. Spring fall rainy, Summers can be very warm. Generally pleased with the all round performance and noise levels, which help make this vehicle fun to drive. However, had hoped to get more than 30,000...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

These tires are an excellent combination in dry or wet weather. Haven't driven in snow yet. They are quiet, very comfortable and still have excellent road feel and steering responsiveness. I really enjoy driving my car now, and they were reasonably priced.Bought them mounted on Sport Tuning wheels right from Tire rack. My car looks and rides better than I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

When I went looking for a set of tires, my first-ever snowy winter was fast approaching me. I had spent my entire life up until that point living in the hot deserts of southern California, but was attending college in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I had no idea how to drive in snow, and I couldn't have two sets of tires - one summer and one winter - because I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

We've had a very prolonged rainy season in Spring these past 2 years, with heavy Summer thundershowers (climate change?). Purchased these tires for their aggressive water-shedding tread and reviews praising them as excellent wet-weather tires. I have not been disappointed. These handle wet roads and standing water like no other tire I've driven on--I feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I've had these tires on this car for almost 50K and have had great success with them. In fact I'm going to buy another set before the winter. They drive nicely, I don't notice any noise, and they have gotten through a bunch of Northeast winters without problems.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

This tire came as a winter wheel/tire pkg i purchased from TireRack. We in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada have recently experience a strange start to the winter. with temperatures ranging from +15c to -25c, rain, snow, hail. These tires have performed great. Being a high powered RWD car, i haven't had any issues getting moving safely through light and deep snow....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I've been running these on most of my cars for the last four or five years. Snow traction is as good as anything I've seen. Ice traction is a tiny bit less than the pure ice tires, but close enough. They seem to wear well and handle quite decently. They are a bit noisy. This is a clone of the Gislaved Nordfrost 5.   Read More