Kyle at the Tire Rack

My name is Kyle and I am a retail sales representative at the Tire Rack.  In my position with the Tire Rack, I participate in the many tire tests we perform on our test track using our BMW and Porsche test vehicles.  These tests allow us to experience a tire both on the street and in a performance setting.  In this blog I will try to share some of my experience and thoughts on the many products we offer.    

Looking for Hoosier race or autocross tires?

Thursday, May 20, 2010 by Kyle Schirripa
 A6                                                                                                                 R6
Hoosier A6 Hoosier R6Hoosier currently offers the A6 for autocross and the R6 for road race applications. Tire Rack keeps the A6 and R6 Hoosier tires in stock and ready to ship. Check out available sizes and pricing, customer reviews, and full product descriptions here.

Don't forget to also take a look at our heat cycling service.

Need all-season tires for your Infiniti G37 Sport?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by Kyle Schirripa
Yokohama Avid Envigor Infiniti equips the 19" sport package with Max Performance Summer tires, designed to complement and enhance the sporty handling of the vehicle. These tires are likely the most fun to drive, but not everybody is looking for max performance. I've talked with several drivers looking for a tire acceptable in colder temps and a little light snow. I've had others seeking longer wear and lower noise. The new Yokohama AVID ENvigor Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, should help a bit with all of these requests. If you are looking to improve in these areas, and are willing to give up a little performance focus to get there, the new Yokohama should be added to your list. 

Michelin Primacy MXV4: Top Pick in Grand Touring Tires

Thursday, May 6, 2010 by Kyle Schirripa
Looking for a smooth and quiet riding all-season tire? The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is proving to be a true contender.  I've been pleased with the performance of the tire compared to others within the Grand Touring All-Season category.   See for yourself by taking a look at our latest test reports and customer surveys.


Best winter traction for your passenger vehicle

Thursday, January 14, 2010 by Kyle Schirripa
I recently faced the decision of picking the best winter tire for my driving conditions.   I considered the category of studless ice and snow tires for these offer the best traction in the worst of weather.  I had narrowed my choice to the following three tires: Continental Extreme Winter Contact, Bridgestone Blizzak WS60, and Michelin X-ice Xi2. 

  Continental                        Bridgestone                        Michelin
Continental Extreme Winter Contact                                 
I've had a chance to sample the three tires above and would have been happy with any of the selections.  I decided to try the Bridgestone due to some size and availability issues.  I've been amazed with the overall confidence and winter capability the tire has provided.  I'm also pleased with the overall ride and noise comfort.  Be sure to read our test comparisons and customer feedback  when selecting the tire that is right for you. 

New Bridgestone winter tires for your truck/suv

Friday, September 25, 2009 by Kyle Schirripa
Bridgestone has introduced a new winter option for your SUV or light truck.  The Blizzak DMZ3 tire will be replaced this winter season with the new Bridgestone Blizzak DMV1.  The new tire will offer improved ice braking and cornering in addition to improvements in overall dry handling.  Bridgestone also posts strong improvements in wet traction over the previous

  Blizzak DMV1

model.  Improvements in both compound and tread design should allow the new model to be a strong performer among the SUV/ light truck category of winter tires.   I've been happy with the overall performance of the Blizzak DMZ3 on trucks in the past and look forward to giving the new Bridgestone DMV1 a try.  Be sure to look at all the performance ratings and  winter tire options currently available for your vehicle. 

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 by Kyle Schirripa

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1Looking to increase your confidence when driving in winter? A set of Blizzak DM-V1 tires for your truck or SUV may be the answer. 

I had a chance to drive this tire at the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Springs and can't say enough about the level of traction it provided. The track was a sheet of ice and the Blizzaks helped the Toyota 4Runner brake and corner with ease. Performance in all-wheel drive was great, but I was most impressed with how well the vehicle handled in two-wheel drive. 

Here is more detailed information on the DM-V1.