Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac: An All-Around Winner

In the tire business, there are trade-offs for everything! Whether you have to trade performance handling for snow and ice grip, or trade comfort for performance handling, balancing these trade-offs can be tough. The Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac is a tire that balances many of the trade-offs that drivers of four-wheel drive vehicles desire. Most often,...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package vs. Buying Winter Tires Only

You've decided that dedicated winter tires are the right choice for you. After doing your research, you decided to go with either the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 or Michelin X-Ice Xi3 to increase your driving confidence and safety. Next, you must decide if you want to simply purchase tires to mount on your current wheels, or buy a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel...  Read More

Conquer the Snow with Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

About twelve years ago, our SUV-test fleet consisted of 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Since then, we've had sportier SUVs like the Touareg and Cayenne. However, there's a part of me that misses the Grand Cherokee. There is something about sitting in a Jeep that makes you feel like you're unbounded and that you can travel anywhere. And apparently, there are many...  Read More

All-Season Tire Options for 20" Wheels Equipped on BMW X5 / X6

If you own a BMW X5 or X6 with staggered 20" wheels, you know that finding all-season tires can be extremely difficult. While many manufacturers supply us with the front size of 275/40R20, very few manufacturers produce a matching rear fitment in size 315/35R20. Currently, there are no run-flat tire options that allow for all-season driving, as every option...  Read More

Introducing the Eibach All-Terrain Lift Kit for Jeep Wranglers

The new All-Terrain Lift Kit from Eibach offers suspension lift options for two-door and four-door Jeep Wranglers that are looking to improve off-road capability and make room under the Jeep JK for larger tires and wheels. This lift kit will raise the front between 2.5" and 3.5" and raise the rear approximately 2" to 3" so you have room to fit 35" tires on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

So far this new winter tire is performing admirably on our new Rav4. We downsized from the original 18 all-season tire that comes standard on the Rav4 Limited trim to the same 17 tire that comes with the lower trim XLE trim so the overall tire diameter is the same. Having driven on multiple brands/sizes of winter and snow tires over the years, I have no...  Read More

When to Put on Winter Tires

Winter is coming! You already purchased your Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, put your Accutire Excursion Road Kit in your vehicle and had your vehicle maintenance reviewed by a recommended installer. However, you still want to know when's the perfect time to install your winter tires. Ideally, the best time to put your winter wheels and tires on is when...  Read More

Winter Tires and Wheels for 2015 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Package

When sport cars were considered a dying breed, Ford stayed the course. They stuck to their guns and kept making the Mustang better and better. All their hard work has paid off with the launch the 2015 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Package. Are you a snowbelt driver that just picked up your 2015 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Package? If you want to keep...  Read More

How Tough is the New BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2?

Tough enough to drop from an airplane! To demonstrate the enhanced toughness of their new All-Terrain T/A KO2, BFGoodrich mounted them on wheels and dropped them from the sky. With the majority of all-terrain tires' punctures happening in the sidewall area, BFGoodrich paid special attention to reinforcing the sidewalls with technology from their off-road...  Read More

Introducing the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

BFGoodrich has been a leader in all-terrain technology for many years. When they introduced the All-Terrain T/A KO back in 1997, they upturned the all-terrain category with a tire that provided awesome traction, a clean look, a nice ride and iron-like wear. Sounds tough to beat, right? It was, until BFGoodrich had an ace up their sleeves with the...  Read More

Jeep Wrangler Wheels and Tires

The Jeep Wrangler is a timeless vehicle. Whether it's a 1970's CJ, a 2015 JK or anything in between, they're the most customized vehicles on the market. If you've ever owned one, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Typically after purchasing their Wrangler, many owners begin shopping for new wheels and tires and/or a lift kit. I like to call this "the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I went from buying used Goodyear rsa 205/50/16 and got myself a set of 17vw wheels with these new michelins. Road noise went up slightly but I thinks that's due to the larger tire and smaller sidewalls. The traction is great even in the wet. These tires definitely grip we'll and after only 1,500 miles of driving I see zero signs of wear on the tire edge....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

These are awesome tires. High marks for wet traction and cornering. I've taken sharp corners at higher speeds than one normally should and there's no bending or side flex of the tires, no squealing, etc. Traction in wet is superb but need to remember driving an all wheel drive car so that may be a difference in 2 wheel drive cars. Only issue is the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

These were a huge improvement over the Mich. stock tires. I will buy a new set mainly because of their excellent handling and traction. I was getting cut off on the highway doing 70, and all I did was a slight turn of the wheel; the response was perfect--no swaying and no need for heavy breaking. That was the day I swore I'd buy them again. I still have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

I know I'm comparing apples and oranges having swapped out a set of old Destination A/T all terrain tires that were so old that they were literally rotting apart. The old square edge tire were noisy and not good at all in snow and ice. It was a huge difference putting on these LE all season tires with the weird, squiggly tread pattern. But WOW are they quiet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Believe it or not I drive my 911 year round. The factory Dunlop tires performed well in the dry, decently in the rain, but wear very quickly and were quite noisy. I had the Michelins installed on an aftermarket set of forged wheels lighter than stock. Right away the noise level was drastically reduced. Also, I could get the Dunlop tires to break away if I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

I purchased these for my '05 Grand Marquis which has been tweaked a bit and is a bit of a sleeper. It's not your grandpa's Grand Marquis. I've always owned full sized, rear wheel drive, V8 cars because I drive about 30K-50K a year in S. Florida about 75% of it up and down the turnpike and I-95 usually at 80-90mph and so I favor highway cars. Biggest weather...  Read More

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

First impression? DEEP tread. This wagon has a manual tranny. Automatics will not see the same cornering results. ---0-300 miles: The factory protectant layer lasted for the first 200-300 miles. You can expect reduced handling during this time period. The first thing I did was to drive up Timberline Lodge in dry 55f weather at 6k ft elevation. It cornered...  Read More

Best All-Terrain Tire Choices for 275/55R20 Size

Not too long ago, 20-inch tires were rare, exotic and mostly reserved for high-end European SUVs or show vehicles gracing the cover of automobile magazines. Those that were available were ultra high performance tires, often with little to no all-season traction and wore very quickly. This is not the case today. In fact, 20" tires are an option on many...  Read More

Wheels and Tires Made in the USA!

When choosing the right tire or wheel, a very important part of the selection process for some consumers is finding out where the product is made. The following products are a few of our most popular that are exclusively made in the United States. When looking for tires for your truck, take a look at the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac or Dick Cepek Fun Country....  Read More