Best All-Season Tires for Mazda's Mazda6

The Mazda6 is Mazda's mid-size car entry offered since 2002. The third-generation hit the streets for model year 2014 as a four-door sedan with options of either manual or automatic transmission. Without a six-cylinder engine option, some may suggest it loses appeal to some people. However, fuel economy numbers in the high 30s will grab your attention. The...  Read More

New Ultra Motorsports Xtreme X107 is a Great Fit for Jeep Wranglers!

Introducing the new Xtreme X107, the newest addition from Ultra Motorsports' Xtreme line of wheels. This is a high-quality wheel with aggressive styling and fitments that are generally more aggressive than stock fitments. The Jeep JK (2007-2016) fitments are 17x8.5 with a 0mm offset (4.8" backspacing), which is mild enough to fit on a stock Jeep with the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I use these only during spring through fall, and put on four Blizzaks for the winter. With only 6500 miles so far I'm not sure I can accurately address the durability/tread life of the tires, but generally speaking I'm pleased with them. They seem to have plenty of grip in both wet and dry conditions though I tend to spin one wheel very slightly (I don't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R

Well this is a quick update. I just fitted these tires on a brand new set of 17x9 RPF1 wheels to be used for spirited driving in canyons and on the track. I did a quick Sunday night shakedown of this new package and alignment, and thus far everything is golden. Alignment - Camber - Front -2.8L/-2.7R - Rear -2.4L/-2.2R Toe in +.06 Front / +.01 RearFTG Front -...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Let me start by stating that I have not autocrossed or tracked my car. I use my car purely for spirited canyon driving, but that was not an option to select.My first set was in oem ap2 sizing (215/245) on oem wheels. My previous two sets of tires were re-11a, and every tire before that was the oem re-050. I now have ~110k miles of driving on the car, with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone FR740

This tire was oem 215/45/17 on my new Corolla. I just performed the 5k rotation myself and wish to post my observations. I got this car to supplement a 2004 Corolla with 70 series tires as my comparison. The biggest change I noticed was ride quality . The 45 series is excellent and has no road noise that bothers me. The car is quiet at freeway speeds to...  Read More

Outfitting the New Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear Edition

The new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear Edition is the newest special edition Jeep named after the legendary Black Bear Pass in Telluride, Colorado that was cut into the Rocky Mountains back in the late 1800s. It's also one of the more dangerous roads to traverse in the country today.  The Black Bear Wrangler sets itself apart from the Sport model with...  Read More

Falken Azenis RT615K Offers a Championship Winning Performance

The Falken Azenis RT6715K is the first tire from Falken that Tire Rack has ever offered. We are starting with a big hitter in that it is an Extreme Performance Summer option. It's designed as a street tire that is happy to go to racing. This tire has the new Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R in its sights in our survey results. Exhibiting strong wear potential with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I sized down from my standard 18 wheels for this winter set and I am so glad I did. Ride comfort was incredibly improved with the 17 inch wheels plus the softer winter compound of this tire. These Michelins are so much quieter then my all season Pirelli P7s that I sort of wish I could drive them year-round. As I've experienced from every winter tire I've...  Read More

What is Rim Width? How Wide or Narrow Should Your New Wheels Be?

Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the wheel choices available for your vehicle? All the listed options are compatible wheels, but there are some nuanced differences in how offset and width affect wheel fitment. What is rim width and how does it affect what tire size(s) can be used? Wheel width is measured from the inside of one wheel flange to another as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

Cont'd from March 18, 2016...My subjective opinion is they really don't cause you more money. As a matter of fact, except for the hassle of swapping wheels and tires (in my case), it is a concept of conservation of tread life, like having a second pair of shoes. You get to wear each pair (first and second pairs) for a longer time-wise. In fact, I also feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Swapped these on to my car on Monday 3/14 and drove a little over 1100 miles between then and 3/19. The majority of the distance was highway driving, cruising around 80 mph. Noise level was very tolerable, and . Drove some highway miles in light/medium rain and provided great traction at speed. 150 miles or so on winding two lane roads through central...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

Installed these on my new GTI to get the most out of the summer heat with a FWD car, stock tires would slip constantly but these gripped really good, no wheel spin whatsoever in the beginning. Overall it's a good tire, cornering and dry traction is great. Wet weather driving is ok, could be better and I have 20,000 miles on these tires and unfortunately...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Had 19 inch Bridgestone HL 400 V rated on when purchased. Rode like a steel wheeled wagon with no struts. Very hard noisy ride. Purchased the Continentals and found out I have a new Q5. smooth quiet, tracks perfect, great grip and stopping grip. The roads in Colorado Springs are not so much. Wish I had them on my other car before.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I've had the luck of a weekend of changing weather conditions and about 200 miles to test out these new tires. I wasn't initially giving BFG any consideration, but the testing and ratings of Tire Rack and its customers were enough to finally convince me. Sure enough...I am thoroughly impressed! They are amazingly quiet compared to the Michelin Pilot Sport...  Read More

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

About 3 years ago I ordered new 15 inch wheels and tires here on Tire Rack due to limited stock tire choices. The Michelin Defenders were excellent, but after 70,000 miles, I decided to get new tires for up coming the winter. Since the Fit has a pretty hard ride, I was looking for a comfortable tire with good wear ratings. I love the old Altimax tires on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I bought my first set of these for my Malone Stage 2.0 tuned Jetta TDI Sportwagen because the price and reviews made it a little more favorable than the Pilot Super Sport. I was very impressed with how much grip these tires have as the TDI is putting out 333tq to the front wheels. This means hook-up is very challenging.I needed new tires for my 911 and I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

After installing these tires in combination with all new suspension and braking systems, I have not lost traction except under extreme braking situations. Due to my car's weight distribution and lack of ABS, it has always been able to lock the front wheels if you slam on the brakes. If given a short amount of extra time for the weight to transfer to the...  Read More

BBS Wheels - Quality and Technology Bred from Motorsports

Few companies have achieved more recognition in the automotive aftermarket and OEM industries as BBS. As one of the premier wheel manufacturers in the world, BBS has used decades of motorsports experience to engineer some of the best products available for a variety of vehicles and applications. Since its inception, the good people at BBS have sought to...  Read More

Say Goodbye to Boring Wheels for Your Truck or SUV

Classic wheel styles are nice but wouldn't it be cool to have something a little different? Here are some brand new 2016 styles that add another dimension of personality to your truck, Jeep or SUV.   Do see a wheel that catches your eye? Click on the above picture and you'll be directed to additional information on the wheel. You'll also see a place to input...  Read More