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

Taking Your Mazda Miata to the Next Level

The Mazda Miata has long been a crowd favorite with driving enthusiasts. While it's an amazing vehicle, the level of excitement can be taken to the next level with the right equipment.    Tires are a top priority and the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec and Hankook Ventus RS-3 (Version 2) are both favorites. When we tested each last fall, the ZII Star Spec...  Read More

New from Hotchkis: Performance Wheels

Hotchkis has a long and successful history of offering suspension upgrades for domestic muscle cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, European performance vehicles and Japanese sport compact vehicles. Now they're bringing their expertise in tuning for domestic muscle cars to the wheel market. Launching in 2013, the Hotchkis wheel line-up consists of the H-Sport, Y-...  Read More

Anti-Roll Bars for the Street and Track are Available at Tire Rack

The anti-roll bar, also called an anti-sway bar, connects the left and right suspensions together and anchors to the vehicle frame. Typically used at the front and rear of the vehicle, the anti-roll bar is commonly used to adjust the handling balance of the vehicle and limit the amount of sway or body roll during cornering. In essence, an anti-roll bar works...  Read More

Hotchkis Introduces New Line of Wheels for Modern Muscle Cars

Hotchkis has been well known as a manufacturer of performance-oriented suspension products for a variety of vehicles for many years. Building on their knowledge and quality reputation, Hotchkis is proud to offer a new line of performance wheels available in 20" sizes to fit modern Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers and more. The H-Sport model features a unique...  Read More

Sway Bars: A Cost-Effective Suspension Upgrade

One of the most simple, yet beneficial upgrades you can make to your suspension set-up is an improved sway bar. Available in front and rear matched kits, or as stand alone front or rear units, sway bars are a great way to reduce unwanted body roll under cornering loads. If your car is well balanced from the factory, a full sway bar kit is likely the way to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hoosier Radial Wet H2O

My 2006 Mazda MX-5 (3rd generation Miata) is prepped for C Street Prepared class autocross competition, where I compete against the smaller & much lighter 1st and 2nd gen Miatas. My drivetrain/suspension mods include AST 5220 coilovers, Hyperco springs, Hotchkis RX-8 front swaybar (no rear bar), full polyurethane bushings, and Mazdaspeed LSD. The engine is...  Read More

Project STR Revs up for the SCCA Solo Spring Nationals

Memorial Day weekend 2011 will go down as the first time the SCCA has held a ProSolo and National Tour event over the same holiday weekend. We can’t think of a better place to host the event than the awesome Lincoln Airpark, home of the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Finale and National Championships. It appears many of our fellow Solo competitors agree, as the...  Read More

Project STR launches into the 2011 Pro Solo season

Tire Rack driver Chris Harvey pointed the Project STR Mazda MX5 550 miles south to Blytheville, Arkansas for our first SCCA ProSolo event of 2011. Co-driver John Rogers was tending to One Lap of America event duties so Chris was on his own to dial in the car and take on the solid, 12 car STR class field.The Friday test and tune course was put to good use as...  Read More

Hotchkis Competition Anti-Roll Bars

Looking to take your performance vehicle to the next level on the track or at the next autocross event? Designed with the enthusiast in mind, Hotchkis Sport Suspension Competition Anti-Roll Bars improve handling and reduce body roll via a more aggressive rear bar set.One advantage of running a thicker rear bar vs. stock is added over-steer, which maximizes...  Read More

Project STR Captures THREE Divisional Championships

It’s been a busy two weeks for Project STR.Our first outing took us to Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI for the CENDIV Divisional Championship. This area has been a hotbed for street tire competition with plenty of fast drivers to help us gauge our performance. GRM/Tire Rack drivers Chris Harvey and John Rogers traded fast times both days. Chris pulled out the...  Read More

Looking to lower your vehicle?

Tire Rack offers a number of high-quality suspension products that can take your vehicle down a notch, but first, make note that you shouldn't go any lower than 1.5 inches below stock settings. We'd hate for you to negatively affect ride and drive performance. That said, we're big fans of H&R Springs. They're made in Germany and precision-wound with the...  Read More

Hotchkis Anti-Roll Bar Upgrade

Since the beginning we have noticed significant lateral body roll in the Project STR MX-5. Installing the KW Variant 3 Coil-Overs with the stiffer spring rates improved it marginally, but we feel it still needs to be reduced further. Past test experience has shown us that tuning the anti-roll bars can have a significant positive impact on responsiveness...  Read More

Do you have Hotchkis suspension products on your MINI Cooper?

If not, you should! Many Hotchkis suspension products are made specifically for MINI Cooper suspension systems. The H-Sport Stage 1 TVS system is an ideal upgrade for anyone who drives their MINI Cooper on a regular basis. It features sway bars and lowering springs, both of which improve ride and drive quality. And as an important bonus, it's fairly easy...  Read More

Upgrade your MINI Cooper suspension system.

If you seek better handling on and off the track, then your MINI Cooper will benefit from the Hotchkis Sport Suspension Stage 1 TVS kit. With just two parts—sport springs, an anti-roll bar kit—and detailed instructions, installation is easy for anyone who has ever worked on their brakes or suspension system. (Hotchkis has even provided a few hints and...  Read More

Hotchkis Suspension Products

The market is full of high quality suspension products, but every once in a while a brand distances themselves from the masses with an excellent product for a particular niche of vehicles. Enter Hotchkis Sport Suspension—exceptional products for muscle cars, European performance vehicles and Japanese sport compact vehicles. Even domestic trucks and SUVs.While...  Read More

You CAN find shock absorbers online!

At Tire Rack, we'll do our best to end your exhaustive search for shock absorbers online. We've developed our inventory by compiling some of the industry's best suspension products. Search our stock by vehicle. It's easy! We'll generate a list of suitable suspension products, like shock absorbers, springs and strut boots—all of which are ready to ship from...  Read More