O.Z. Racing Omnia: Familiar High Quality at a Lower Price Point

One of the hottest new wheels for this spring and summer season is the O.Z. Racing Omnia. It has launched in several sizes, bolt patterns, offsets and offers a large range of application coverage, especially amongst European applications. The bright race grey finish looks tasteful, well done and the wheel itself is synonymous with the quality we have come to...  Read More

BBS SR vs. All-New O.Z. Racing Omnia

Not long ago, BBS released a lower priced option with their SR wheel. Rather than lower the quality, BBS kept costs low by offering just a few select sizes and simple finishes. The results were phenomenal for drivers as they got a great deal on a high quality wheel at a low cost compared to similar European-made wheels. If you aren't familiar with the BBS...  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Enhance L/X (T-Speed Rated)

I have only had these tires on for a short time but thusfar all I can say is WOW! These replaced a set of Cooper CS4s which served me well (72,000 miles) but first impressions are great. The tires are very quiet and ride incredible and to be honest I am a bit surprised...I opted for a cheaper tire purely because my car has high miles and I don't know how...  Read More

Fuel Efficiency and Your Vehicle

As part of the TireWise program, the Department of Transportation will finalize a rule to establish a tire fuel efficiency information program so drivers can identify the most energy-efficient tires. To help you better understand fuel efficiency and how a low rolling resistance tire can help, take a look at "Low Rolling Resistance Tires." A key way to increase...  Read More

O.Z. Racing's Newest Wheels

While the calendar may not say it's officially winter, winter conditions have arrived. For many of us, that means one thing: summer is already on our mind! You're probably dreaming about what summer tires and wheels to put on your vehicle. Take a look at the new offerings from O.Z. Racing as they've really set the bar high and will compliment your vehicle...  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

Cost-Effective O.Z. Racing Wheel Options

While O.Z. Racing is most known for its flagship wheels, options such as the Alleggerita HLT and Ultraleggera, the company has recently released several wheels in the past few seasons that command more attention. Also, with a lower price-point, these newer wheels can provide a great style at a good price. Wheels such as the Envy and X2 feature an...  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

O.Z. Racing's Alleggerita HLT Provides Lightweight Performance and Style for the Street and Track

O.Z. Racing's Alleggerita HLT combines the perfect blend of style and functional performance to upgrade your car. The wheel is built using a state-of-the-art one-piece, low-pressure cast which has been shot peened and heat treated for strength and rigidity. It has a real F1 racing pedigree with the HLT manufacturing process. High Light Technology (HLT) is...  Read More

Upgrade Your Brakes with G2's Brake Caliper PaintSystem Set

As your vehicle piles on the miles, normal wear and tear can cause your car to look a little tired. For many, a brand new set of aftermarket wheels is the way to give your car a fresh appearance. However, what if a new set of wheels isn't in your budget? To spruce things up, consider the G2 Brake Caliper PaintSystem Set as an easy weekend project. A fresh...  Read More

O.Z. Racing Superturismo Dakar Wheels Make an Attractive Addition to Your Porsche Cayenne Turbo's Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is for the driver who truly wants it all -- a twin turbo V8, top Speed over 170 mph and the space and comfort of a luxury SUV. All of that power can be rendered useless in the winter without the proper amount of grip for snow and ice. A Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package is the answer to ensure your Cayenne Turbo performs its best...  Read More

Introducing the O.Z. Racing Formula HLT

Have you always admired the look of center lock wheels? The clean design born from racing heritage has only been featured on ultra high-end sports cars. O.Z. Racing now offers the Formula HLT wheel, which provides the center lock look without the need for a center lock equipped vehicle. O.Z. Racing Formula HLT O.Z. Racing Formula HLT Even if the center lock...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

I recently traded a '10 335i xDrive for an '11 328i Touring (M-sport, 6MT), and needed a winter tire/wheel combo. I have the Dunlop Winter Sport 3Ds on a Saab 9-5 Aero wagon and have put 5k miles on them, the 3Ds are a fantastic compromise between dry handling and winter traction. I live in Seattle, where the temperatures at sea level don't really dictate...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

After researching for months and months, I had narrowed my tire choices down to two. The Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor and the BF Goodrich All Terrain K/O. The Goodyear's were a lot better priced than the BFG's and I really liked the sidewall design. However, I had heard from friends/co-workers that the Goodyear's balance out and ride nicely for the first...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position

I purchased a wheel and tire package which included these all season tires in size 245/45/17 because I wanted tires with a wider stance,less noisy, provided a more comfortable ride and all weather functionality. The OEM Summer tires could not provide this. I achieved all with my selection. Oh, by the way the 17in OZ wheels look great and fit perfectly....  Read More

Buying Black Wheels? Complete the Look with Black TPMS Sensor/Valve Parts

If you're someone who notices the details on any vehicle, you can probably recall seeing a nice set of black wheels only to have your eyes wander to the bright silver valve stem. These silver valve parts look out of place on a black aftermarket wheel. Tire Rack offers an optional black TPMS sensor / valve part kit for $2.99 per wheel. Therefore, when you...  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

Attractive, Lightweight, and Now on Sale: O.Z. Racing Ultraleggera

            While wheel choices and tastes are always subjective and allow a purchaser to create a custom look for their vehicle, certain wheel styles can certainly be more popular than others.  One of my favorite lightweight wheels for the past few years has been the O.Z. Racing Ultraleggera. This wheel is available in a variety of fitments, widths, and bolt...  Read More