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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

When my wheels got stolen I needed a nother set of wheels and tires. So I came here to TireRack and purchased a set of 18 OZ Alleggerita HLT wheels and they recomended these tires. I wanted a fair priced tire that did what I needed it to for daily driving but was more performance orientated. I wasn't disappointed in the least bit. They have fantastic grip...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

I sm about to order another set of tires for my CX-7. I added O-Z wheels last time and so I moved up from the OEM 18 size to 19. These tires performed SO much better than the original Goodyear RSAs. I could go to 40K miles with them, but I am figuring to play it safe and switch them all out at 36K miles (some tread is left but I do not want to go into winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Bought these tires over 2 years ago with new O.Z. wheels. Went from stock 17s to 16s to improve ride quality. Ride quality definitely improved and I lost just a bit on steering response which I attribute mostly to the taller side wall (40 to 45 profile). No degradation in grip. Breakaway is more progressive than what I had. An awesome tire that provides the...  Read More

E46 M3 Track Tires and Wheels

The E46 M3 is great for high-speed cruising and awesome for the track. If you're doing lapping days once a year just make sure your tires and brakes are in good shape. If you're heading to the track every weekend then fix the car's understeer by upgrading your wheels and tires and getting a "track" alignment.   Wheels: Running wider wheels and tires of the...  Read More

Eibach Pro-Kit Springs for the 2013 Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ Now In Stock

Have you been waiting for Eibach to release Pro-Kit Springs for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ? Well, they are now in stock and one of my co-workers has already installed them on his BRZ.        Eibach makes the same Pro-Kit Springs for both the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ. The average lowering is about an inch for both the front and rear. In addition to looking...  Read More

O.Z. Racing Challenge Now Available for Porsche and BMW

Originally an exclusive aftermarket wheel design for the Dodge Viper, O.Z. Racing has expanded the fitment offerings of their Challenge wheel line. Available in black or silver, this wheel is intended to be used in a track environment as it provides extra durability in tough conditions, and is also a great option for the street. The wheel is offered in the...  Read More

Wheel and Tire Fitments for Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S Now Available

Since the release of the Subaru BRZ and its twin the Scion FR-S, we have been able to get both vehicles to Tire Rack's headquarters for measurements. First indication is that these very capable cars have been very "under tired" from the factory. Despite its excellent poise and impressive skidpad numbers, the BR-Z and FR-S are shod with a narrow...  Read More

Scion Tires and Wheels for the tC

Scion has always been proud about their wide choice of accessories and options that let you personalize your vehicle. However, can you really get a one-of-a-kind look with dealer options?If you want to take your Scion down the path less traveled, go beyond the dealer catalog. Focusing on wheel choices for the tC, the vehicle offers a good combination of low...  Read More

FR-S and BRZ Now Available for Wheel Upgrades

After what seems to be decades of waiting, the first Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are beginning to arrive.   Initial vehicle availability will be tight. Here at Tire Rack, we're still waiting to get them in our studio to be photographed. Thanks to the help from our suppliers, we've been able to post a preliminary list of compatible wheels for the FR-S and BRZ...  Read More

O.Z. Racing Custom Colors: White Ultraleggera HLT

Recently, I had a customer who ordered a set of O.Z. Racing Ultraleggera HLT wheels in the white finish and they really enjoy the look on their car. The white is generally available by special order only. A stark white paint job on the clean, purposeful lines of the Ultraleggera really makes this wheel stand out. These wheels are made to order in Italy, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I know that my vehicle is no pocket rocket, and I purchased these tires based on Michelin's reputation and the Tire Rack road test. I had them shipped to me mounted on a set of O.Z. wheels and all I can say is wow! They are far better than the Fuzion's that were on the car when I bought it. Much more quiet, outstanding traction, and better road feel without...  Read More

Corners Like a MINI Cooper S and Stings Like a Scorpion: FIAT's 500 Abarth

When it comes to light, fast, compact European hatchbacks, the MINI Cooper S has been the only game in town. With the release of the FIAT 500 Abarth,  MINI finally has some serious competition. The 500 Abarth adds a whopping 59 hp and 72 ft. lbs. of torque compared to the FIAT 500 Sport.That's a lot of power for a 2,564 lb. car and some serious power for...  Read More

Sparco Assetto Gara Spectrum

Are you looking for a wheel to make your modified vehicle stick out from the ho-hum? Check out the Sparco Assetto Gara aftermarket wheels.    The Assetto Gara has an array of different colors, including matte graphite silver, red, green, gold, white, bright silver, orange, bronze, black and blue.    A few years ago Sparco and O.Z. Racing partnered up and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I added a set of 18 O.Z Alleggerita HLT wheels to my prius with these tires and they are amazing, especially driving in wet conditions. I have recommended these tires to all my friends. Two of which recently purchased a set and they too have nothing but good things to say about these tires!   Read More

Custom Colors Available for Ultraleggera HLT

Thanks to the success of its custom color's program for the Alleggerita, O.Z. Racing is offering the same program for the Ultraleggera HLT. The HLT manufacturing is used to make larger wheel sizes lighter than they would otherwise be. For the Ultraleggera, nearly all 20" and most 19" sizes are produced using the HLT manufacturing process.   O.Z. Racing's...  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

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

New 18" Lightweight Rear Wheels for the C6 Z06

With summer time here, it's time to get your Corvette out and go! Of all the cool sport cars that we get to work with, the Corvette is among my favorites because so many Corvette drivers drive their cars daily. What's the point of having a great car if you're not going to drive it? For C6 Z06 drivers that drive on the street and the track, rear...  Read More