Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These Continentals are awesome performing rubber. They take all the abuse I can dish, and still perform. They are super grippy. When entering a turn, I don't even brake, I accelerate, especially off interstate clovers. I'm currently running them on 18 OZ racing rims and they are the bomb! I have made numerous performance upgrades to my CC and the...  Read More

Tires and Wheels for Your 2012+ Porsche 911 Carrera S (991 C2S)

There may not be a substitute for a Porsche, but if you're taking your new 911 to track, there's definitely stickier tires that will help you achieve faster lap times. Streetable Track & Competition tires, like the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, let 911 drivers run great times at the track without the hassle of switching tires or towing. The Michelin Pilot...  Read More

Are Sport Edition Wheels Good?

Yes! They may not equal the high style and lightweight of the more expensive wheel lines like BBS, O.Z. Racing and Enkei Racing Series, but for many drivers, the Sport Edition wheels are a great lower cost option. Sport Edition offers aluminum alloy wheels that have durable painted with clearcoat finishes offered in a variety of colors and styles.   One...  Read More

O.Z. Racing Tuner System Wheels

Spring is here and what better time than now to outfit your vehicle with a set of O.Z. Racing Tuner System wheels. In 2006, Tire Rack became the North American distributor for O.Z. Racing wheels. This partnership includes O.Z. Racing's prestigious, custom 3-piece wheel program -- O.Z. Racing Tuner System. This program helps expand fitment limitations...  Read More

Introducing the New O.Z. Racing Leggera HLT

Spring will be underway shortly and that means many new wheel styles will be available. While there are many fresh designs that have caught my eye, none has impressed me more than the new Leggera HLT from O.Z. Racing. The Leggera HLT, with its split 5-spoke design, is clean, well made and has an excellent bright race grey finish. It's also light, something...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

The o.e.m. tires on the car when delivered will probably last 35,000 miles when the wear-indicators are flush with the tread. While I would consider this unacceptable for a general use all-season radial, this is the best tire I've owned for performance driving while still getting around in rain and snow. I was so impressed with it that, now that replacement...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

OEM tires on my car. They will probably last 40,000 miles, but I want to upgrade wheels/tires before my next trip to Tail of the Dragon. The o.e.m.'s have done two Dragon runs and two HSAX track days. Have been shopping Tire Rack for a grippier 4-season tire based on UTCQ rating (300). Can't find one. This confirms my subjective experience: the best 4-season...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2

Great handling in dry and wet. If you want that Go-Kart experience in your ride, look no further, just be warned you WILL be cornering harder and faster just because of the sheer fun of not having one ounce of grip loss. The fact that these tires saved my OZ non-forged aluminum rims from being completely destroyed have earned their weight in gold. I've hit...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

This tire blew me away. AWESOME ride! I noticed the moment I drove from the installers how quiet they were. My rating does not reflect winter driving but I will update that when it gets here. Dry traction is terrific for my spirited heavy foot. Wet traction is great too, but with a 6.0...traction will always be an issue with any tire. I could not have been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus Z214

Been R6 fan but they are very sensitive to alignment (uneven wear). Just came back from VIR event and have all good things to say about this tire (C51). Takes a couple laps to warm up when stone cold but no different than R6's. In terms of grip, unless back to back, wouldn't be able to tell difference between these and Hoosiers. Seems to be more tolerant of...  Read More

OZ Wheels + WRX = Extreme Performance

Featured in a recent issue of the Subaru magazine Drive Performance was Part 4 of Project WRX, (mechanical upgrades). Also included was an all important wheel upgrade for the project car. In a poll of Subaru WRX owners the hands-down winner for the best wheel for the WRX was the O.Z. Racing Alleggerita HLT. "Alleggerita" is Italian for lightened. The O.Z....  Read More

Aftermarket Wheels and O.E. Center Caps

Aftermarket wheels designed to use the Original Equipment center cap are available at Tire Rack. Let the wheels from Bremmer Kraft, Breyton, ASA, Elbrus and O.Z. Racing give your vehicle that custom look while maintaining the factory edge. Take a look at a few options that will set your car apart from the rest: Bremmer Kraft BR05 Breyton Race GTS-R ASA Type 8 Mer...  Read More

MSW Rims

MSW Rims are engineered and designed by O.Z. Racing to the top standards of modern production. Their wheels meet official regulations for the U.S. DOT and also the more stringent rules set by Germany's T.U.V (Technical Inspection Association).MSW has added a new wheel to their line this year. The Type 23 is truly a unique design that puts a new spin on the...  Read More

Ferrari Exclusive OZ Wheel

Looking to customize the look of your Ferrari without changing or compromising factory specifications? The O.Z. Racing Tuner System Mito Rosso III is built exclusively for Ferraris and as a tribute to Ferrari’s factory wheels. It is designed to incorporate the original Ferrari center cap and to bolt on with the original Ferrari lugs. This OZ Rim has the...  Read More

New OZ Wheel For Porsche 993, 996, 997

OZ has just introduced a new wheel exclusive for Porsche 911 models. This new model is called the Turbo III which is a 3 piece wheel that we hand build using OZ Italy specified tools and procedures.The pieces are built by OZ Italy. All 3 pieces, whether it be the wheel center, inner rim section, or the outer rim section, are produced in the same facility...  Read More

C6 Corvette Tires and Wheels (Part 2: Wheels)

Wheels are just another name for Rims. Technically the Rim is just the outside edge section of the wheel that "touches" the tire. Among our most popular "rims" are American Racing Rims, Borbet Rims, OZ, and BBS. For the C6 Corvette, I like the lightest weight forged wheel that we sell in the stock, or Original Equipment 18 and 19 inch sizes. Those are the...  Read More

Put some custom rims on that Porsche of yours.

  Drive a Porsche? Personalize your style with a set of O.Z. Racing Tuner custom rims—like the new Turbo III shown above. Tire Rack can say for certain that these wheels will give you the best fit possible because they're actually made using three individual pieces. And an incredible amount of style, too. O.Z. Racing Tuner wheels can be found on a number...  Read More

Corvette Wheels

 Looking for a new set of rims for your C6 Corvette?  Well then check out our selection of high quality wheels from BBS and OZ! Both of these manufacturers produce wheels that can be used on the street as well as the race track. These two wheel manufacturers have won multiple championships in several levels of motorsports.                                  ...  Read More

OZ Racing Wheels

Have you checked out the OZ Racing rims on the Mazda Mazdaspeed3 in the Continental Tire Challenge? The O.Z. Alleggerita HLT is used on the cars for the road racing series. They are a complete street wheel but they only weigh 15.6 lbs in a 17x8 wheel. Unlike other racing series, these cars are dedicated race cars but they are running street wheels that...  Read More

What is "Plus Sizing" and what are the benefits?

Plus sizing is an option allowing drivers to customize the appearance and performance of their vehicle by mounting lower profile tires on larger diameter wheels. One-inch greater wheel diameter is referred to as plus-one, two inches is plus-two... and so on. Using a lower profile tire with a greater diameter rim allows the overall diameter to remain about...  Read More