The wheels are offered in a variety of different colors to help give your vehicle a unique look. This O.Z. wheel also provides a large amount of brake clearance that allows these wheels to work on a variety of applications. If you are looking for a Tire & Wheel Package for the track, just add some Hoosier R6 or BFGoodrich g-Force R1 tires and you will be ready to run with the best of them.
Matte Graphite Silver
They also added a more solid center rib to the tire that will create more stability as well. As for snow and ice traction levels, you can expect typical Bridgestone Blizzak excellence. If you are looking for a tire that will last you six winter seasons, the Bridgestone is not for you. If you want class-leading traction when the roads are at their worst...Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70 it is!
The Bridgestone Potenza RE-11, Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08, Kumho Ecsta XS, and Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec, (shown left to right below) will send you reeling through the turns with extreme grip and performance!
When it comes to a "performing" performance tire, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus should be one at the top of your list!
Can you buy a better tire? Absolutely; but you can't do it for the same value that you get from this tire. If you are looking for a summer performance tire on a budget, the Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110 is for you!
Can you buy a better tire? Absolutely, but you can't do it for the same value that you get from this tire. If you are looking for a summer performance tire on a budget, the Sumitomo HTR Z III is for you!
Most of us don't want to think about it or admit it, but the winter season and all that it brings will soon be upon us. Now is a good time to start looking at winter tires or winter tire and wheel packages. Most of our winter stock should be available within the next month or so, and by acting early you can ensure that you will be able to get the specific winter products you want.
Bridgestone has released the new Blizzak WS70 (shown far left) and Continental has the ExtremeWinterContact, (shown left) which is proving to be a strong winter option.
Don't worry if your vehicle has a TPMS system; Tire Rack has the proper factory sensors for your vehicle in stock. We will mount and balance them in your winter tire and wheel package before we ship.
Goodyear has three different seasonal rubber compounds in this tire to maximize the wet/dry and snow/ice traction of this tire. It carries an 80,000 mile warranty and has been reviewed very highly by Tire Rack customers. While it is not the quietest tire on the market, it performs exactly as it is designed.
If you live in a light snow area, and are looking to increase your traction level in the winter, this would be a great choice for you.
The Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza is not only a great fit for your SUV or crossover vehicle, but also for your half-ton pickup truck and want a quiet and comfortable ride. With a 65k warranty, the Alenza is a great value with good all-season performance. It all depends on what you want, but if you are looking for a quiet and comfortable ride on you next road trip, or daily commute then the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza is the tire for you. It is offered in a wide range of sizes for many different wheel diameters.
Tire Rack offers more than just tires and wheels. We also offer lighting accessories by Hella and PIAA. Looking to brighten up the night and spread the light out just a bit further? Check out a set of driving lights driving lights to add to your vehicle's factory configuration.
If you are not looking to add additional lighting, but just want to sharpen up what you currently see, check out the factory replacement bulbs offered by PIAA, The Intense White Bulbs and Extreme White Bulbs will cause a noticeable change in visibility!
If you have an HID setup and need to make a replacement, these great companies have a product for you.
Whether it is tires, wheels, brakes, suspension or lighting, Tire Rack is your place for high-quality replacement accessories!
My ride started with the Kumho eco Solus HM KR22. The tire was surprisingly quiet and comfortable throughout the entire road ride. It seemed to have better than average steering feel, but did not compromise ride quality. This tire is designed to have a long treadlife, and to be quiet and comfortable. All in all, a very impressive tire.
Next, I tested the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max. This tire was quiet and comfortable, but did not absorb impacts as easily as the Kumho. It had decent steering feel and handling characteristics, but I would say this tire was second to the Kumho. Just off the mark.
The third tire I tested was the Continental ProContact EP. This tire was quiet and comfortable, but did not absorb impacts as easily as the Kumho. It had decent steering feel and handling characteristics, but I would say this tire was second to the Kumho. Just off the mark.
Finally, I drove the Michelin HydroEdge with Green X. I was very disappointed. The tire was extremely noisy and felt very harsh on the impacts. It had good steering responsiveness, but that came at the expense of ride quality. I could not believe the high road noise that the tire created on normal asphalt and on concrete it was horrible. I am surprised by how highly ranked the HydroEdge is in the consumer survey. I was VERY disappointed.
There will be more to come! Stay tuned to Tire Rack for the complete test results.
I started my test with the Firestone Destination ST. The tire was noisy and had a very firm ride. It allowed you to feel every bump and expansion joint that you came across. However, it did have nice steering responsiveness and strong cornering stability. It truly is a performance oriented tire, there is NO focus on ride quality or road manners.
The next tire I tested was the Kumho Ecsta STX. This tire was probably the closest to the "middle ground" if there is one. It was quieter, more comfortable, and had a better ride quality than the Firestone, but was not as responsive and lacked the cornering stability. It is a value-priced tire, and is just that. . .a pretty good value.
The third tire I tested was the Pirelli Scorpion Zero. It had a nice ride quality and road manners, but lacked the performance part. It had poor cornering stability and was not very responsive. I felt that on the first off ramp the tire could not settle into the turn; it was all over the place. It did NOT inspire confidence in the turns. On the road it was the best mannered of the three tires in the test.
There will be more to come! Stay tuned to tirerack.com for all the test results.
The Kumho Ecsta SPT has nice on-center steering feel, an acceptable level of dry grip, and good cornering stability. It did not, however, have the most civilized road manners of the group, creating just a bit more noise than the other tires and not absorbing the road impacts as well as the other tires tested.
Driving on the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport, I found myself pleasantly surprised. The tire had nice on-center steering feel, good grip, and predictable cornering stability. One of the quieter tires in the test, it did a very nice job of absorbing the impacts of the road. The tire had a heavy feel to the steering, but it was heavy in a good way, by making you feel connected to the road.
The new Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 is a nice all-around summer performance tire. Firestone did a good job combining a little bit of everything. It is not the quietest, or the most comfortable, but I would call it acceptable from that standpoint when looking at a performance-oriented tire. It has nice steering feel and responsiveness, and gave a nice connected feeling to the road.
The Yokohama s.Drive has it all...but of course, like most of the Yokohama tires, it creates a harmonic that I hear and find a bit offensive. From a ride and performance aspect it does a great job of creating nice road manners and and predictable performance characteristics. As an all-around option, one of the best as long as you can get past the harmonic. It is not "noise" it is a very specific pitch, probably something that not everyone will hear.
There will be more to come! Stay tuned to tirerack.com for all the test results.
I started the test with the Yokohama AVID ENVigor. I must say that I was more than pleasantly surprised with this tire. It was comfortable, quiet, and felt very centered and stable. The steering feel was heavy, but not too heavy, very precise. In the past the Yokohama product has always seemed to create a specific pitch that I found offensive, but the AVID ENVigor did not have this problem at all. As for the overall road manners, I think this might have been the best tire in the test!
Next I went to the Firestone Precision Sport. Not sure what Firestone's goal was when they made this tire, but it was alright. Nothing that I would rant or rave about, nothing really good or bad. If I could make a change to the tire I would make it quieter on the road and give it a heavier feeling to the steering. It would make it feel much more centered on the road. Ranking the tires we tested, I would say that this would finish 3rd in the test, but not far ahead of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01.
The third tire I tested was the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01. Nice tire for the money. Not the quietest or most comfortable, but I would classify this as a nice value tire. It has better steering feel than the Firestone, but creates at least as much noise if not more. It also does not provide the ride quality to absorb bumps and impacts like the other options. But, for the money, this would be a nice all-season performance-oriented tire, with an emphasis on performance.
The final tire in the test for me was the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S. I felt that the Pilot was much more performance-oriented than the Yokohama, and did not do as well at handling and absorbing the bumps and impacts in our Indiana roads. It was very responsive and had nice on-center steering feel, but in the BMWs it was not the most comfortable on the road ride. The Michelin did not create much road noise and was very nice when on very smooth asphalt with minimal expansion joints or impacts. It did, however, make the impacts on the road more noticeable than the Yokohama.
Just my two cents, but I have to say I was very impressed with the Yokohama AVID ENVigor and its daily driving road manners. There will be more to come! Stay tuned to tirerack.com for all the test results.
O.Z Tuner System wheels are true three-piece wheels that are not built until ordered; so each set of wheels is actually custom built for your vehicle. The wheels are assembled to very specific O.Z specs and regulations here at our Indiana distribution center. Each wheel is then inspected for run-out and all of those specs are sent with the wheels.
When you purchase a three-piece wheel, not only do you get great quality, but you also have a wheel with a forged center disc, and inner and outer parts that can be replaced if the wheels get damaged. Not to mention they look amazing!
Like any other wheel purchase, if you want to add tires and or tire pressure monitors to the order, we will include any needed hardware and mount and balance the tires of your choice on the wheels at no extra charge if you prefer. Mounting Tire and Wheel Packages like this on your cars leaves no doubt when you roll into the parking lot that you care about you car, and you like quality! With wheels like these you can't go wrong. Pair these up with a Winter Tire and Wheel Package and you have a winning combination.