Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I have always prefered a Michelin tire, and have had great service from them over the years. The prices are high, and I have wondered if part of that is paying for the name? A few years ago, we purchased a new truck with General tires on it, and the tires performed flawlessly. In fact those 11 year-old Generals were are currently on a farm trailer, and show...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

I just got back today from using these for auto-x on my 93 Corvette with Z07 suspension and aggressive alignment. These tires just plain work, even on a heavy car in cold/wet/dry conditions. It was actually snowing and later got up around 45 or a little less. I kept pace (within a couple tenths or so) with near FTD C5Z06 (Hoosiers, not good at all in those...  Read More

N-Spec Tires for Your Porsche

Porsche vehicles are known throughout the auto industry as one of the most highly engineered driving machines. Their engineers meticulously analyze every aspect of the vehicle's execution from weight savings and balance, all the way down to how the tires perform. Porsche vehicles from 911 Carreras to Cayennes have tires that are specifically engineered for...  Read More

Do You Have the Three Tools Needed to Remove Your Wheels and Tires?

There are many cases where it can be useful to remove your wheels and tires yourself.¬† Installing your new Tire & Wheel Package from Tire Rack Performing your annual change over from your winter wheel/tire set-up to your summer wheel/tire set-up or visa versa Changing brake pads, brake rotors or brake lines Inspecting or maintaining axle hubs Rotating your ti...  Read More

255/45R20 Tires on the Front of a Dodge Challenger SRT8

The Dodge Challenger SRT8 is the epitome of the new age American muscle car. A massive HEMI V8 and performance-tuned suspension make the Challenger a top choice among auto buyers looking for vintage-inspired good looks. There are two versions when it comes to the tire¬†packages offered on the Challenger SRT8.¬†Typically, if you're in a region that sees...  Read More

Anti-Roll Bars for the Street and Track are Available at Tire Rack

The anti-roll bar, also called an anti-sway bar, connects the left and right suspensions together and anchors to the vehicle frame. Typically used at the front and rear of the vehicle, the anti-roll bar is commonly used to adjust the handling balance of the vehicle and limit the amount of sway or body roll during cornering. In essence, an anti-roll bar works...  Read More

Updates To Our Recommended Installer Page Help You Find Your Ideal Installer

Our database of Recommended Installers is always improving. We recently got all of our listed installers signed up for our Price Pledge program, to make sure everyone is able to fairly compare installation costs between different shops. Installers who participate in the Price Pledge program agree to display exact quotes for installation services based on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Switched from a high performance summer tire, to the DWS and almost could not tell the difference in the dry, the grip is that good! So far, they have been through an inch accumulation of snow, and displayed excellent grip in that condition as well. The grip in light snow only broke loose when I intentionally did so to test the limits. You really can not...  Read More

Bling on a Budget: 19x9.5 Chrome Sport Edition ST5 Marked Down to $79 for Your S6

One vehicle that really stood out to me at the Detroit Auto Show was an ibis white Audi with traditional chrome wheels. It's hard to find the right finish for a white car. Silver tends to blend too much with the body color. While a grey or black finish might contrast too much. I tend to believe chrome stands out on a larger white luxury car without...  Read More

BFGoodrich g-Force Rival: First Test and Impressions

Last week, a few fellow Tire Rack sales specialists and I had the opportunity to test the new BFGoodrich g-Force Rival at its official release. The event was held at NOLA Motorsports Park outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. Testing involved low-speed and high-speed autocross, as well as open track testing on a road course. While we haven't received the tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season

I originally tried the P Zero because of a Tire Rack special and a significant price differential to the comparable Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 A/S. These are great tires! Very quiet with a comfortable ride and (in my opinion) better than average dry grip. I even took these to a car control clinic and one auto-cross event and they managed pretty well. These are...  Read More

Keep Your Fusion Moving Even When It's Freezing: Winter / Snow Tires for the New Ford Fusion

Although it's no DB5, the new 2013 Ford Fusion sure has a luxury vibe. Initial reports from the automotive press indicate this vehicle performs as well as it looks. Have you just picked up a 2013 Ford Fusion? In addition to its styling and performance, I'm sure you're impressed with the Fusion's safety features. In a collision, your Fusion protects...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

I installed these tires on my 98 Civic hatchback and having put less than 20 miles on them this is just an initial review. Compared to the no-name off brand tires on the vehicle before, these are a night and day difference. Road noise is greatly reduced and the vehicle is noticeably smoother riding over harsh bumps. One thing that does stand out is how much...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

I purchased these from TR in Dec-2011, replacing the factory tires. These tires now have as much miles on them as the original factory tires that gave out at 27k. I think they are good for another 20k. The only con that I can think of for these tires is lower MPG, a worthwhile trade off for a much better grip on the road. I have also not seen these type of...  Read More

Tire Rack Locations and Recommended Installers

As you may know, Tire Rack is a mail order company, so we don't have traditional local retail locations where you can shop for our products. However, we do have a handful of distribution centers across the country where we ship our products from, and you can also pick up your order in person. Orders can be picked up at the following distribution centers: Windso...  Read More

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

I purchased this set of tires for track/autoX use on my Civic SI, I was attempting to find a well priced tire with a higher tread wear rating but good grip, something that I could get a full season maybe two out of. My first use of these was a 2 day event at Watkins Glen. The day consisted of 4x40min sessions which is longer than the usually HPDE session,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Porsche 993's are notorious for rear tire wear. I have a conservative street alignment, and got 11K miles out of my first set of Hankooks on the rear. These tires replaced a set of Michelin Pilot Sports. A full set of four Hankooks, cost as much as a pair of rear Michelins. For street use, and the occasional auto-x, Hankooks are the best IMHO.Great wet and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

One thing I didn't realize about my 335 was that I'd be changing the rear tires every 15K. Then I was even more scared when I realized that the stock Brigestone Potenza RFT's were 860 bucks for two tires. I started researching and found a bunch of tires that were non run flats that were much cheaper. Great! Then I found some that people love to AutoX with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta XS

I have run these tires fir two seasons now and i have been pleased with their performance. Confidence inspiring through corners when dry and wet. They will hydroplane over standing water but its predictable and managable. I bought them for autoX but was too cheap to buy commuter tires as well so after two summers of 74miles to work and back each day they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season

These tires came stock on my 2011 Mustang GT/CS. TO call my driving style spirited is an understatement. I am an auto-crosser. I have not auto-crossed the Mustang, but I enjoy the car daily on the back roads and highway to work. Handling, acceleration, braking, and overall performance were exceptional. I am down to the wear-bars on all four tires at 18,000...  Read More