17" Alternate Size for the Dodge Journey

Is your Dodge Journey equipped with 19" tires? Then take a look at alternate sizing options by reading "Tire Alternatives and Options for Your Dodge Journey." Since I wrote that blog post, I have been asked about different tire size options for the 225/65R17-equipped Journey. For this particular model, I would suggest looking at 235/65R17 as an optional size....  Read More

The Difference Between Eibach's Pro-Kit and Sportline Spring Set

For customers looking to upgrade their car with lowering springs, Eibach offers two options that are designed to be street friendly, eliminate fender gap and provide an increase in handling and control. Starting with their most conservative option, the Pro-Kit Spring Set is designed for drivers looking for a moderate reduction in ride height, ride quality...  Read More

KW Variant 3 Coil-Over: Race Technology That's Comfortable on the Street

Having just purchased a 2012 Ford Mustang GT, I felt that many aspects of the vehicle's performance were phenomenal, however the suspension left me wanting more. While the car provides good lateral grip in corners and performs better than any other generation of stock Mustang, the soft spring rates contribute to excessive body roll and front-end pitch under...  Read More

Five Common Myths About Using Lowering Springs to Lower Your Car.

If you've already upgraded to performance tires, the next step to improve the handling of your vehicle is to upgrade to a better suspension set-up. Typically, the most cost-effective way to do this is to replace your vehicle's Original Equipment springs with a set of performance lowering springs. Lowering springs lower your car's center of gravity for better...  Read More

Looking for the Best Coil-Over Kit for the Track or Street? Bilstein is the Answer!

When looking to improve the performance of your vehicle, a coil-over kit can provide the most dramatic effects when it comes to reducing body roll, controlling bounce and adjusting ride height. A coil-over kit is best described as a spring, shock and bump stop incorporated into one assembly with the spring encompassing the shock and bump stop. It often uses...  Read More

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

These came stock on the 19 x 8.5 rims of my 2011 Mustang GT. I drive 6-speed with 3.55 gears, so the rear tires get a bit more shock treatment than that of an automatic.Brand new, the tires are great. You almost can't get them to break traction short of turning the traction control off and dumping the cluth after reving up to red line. But after doing that a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero

I have worn out a number of very high performance tires on this car. All have their quirks. These are still low miles, so I haven't really tested them much, but so far so good. The PZero Nero offer surprisingly civilized ride, fairly low noise, with strong and predictable cornering. My suspension is mostly stock with Koni shocks, and these tires will out...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

I'm comparing these to the 225/45-15 RS3's I normally run. They are a bit sketchy at the limit and required a big setup change to get the balance back on the car, but once we did that the performance was very good. They drive differently than the RS3 so don't be shocked when it feels different. As far as time difference on a 60 sec course they seem to be a...  Read More

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

Good performing tire if you don't mind a ridiculous amount of tire noise. Brand new shocks and springs and a perfect alignment and they still wear unevenly which creates a ton of noise. Snow traction is acceptable but on ice they are terrible.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position

I purchased this tire to replace a pair of worn Blizzaks on my daily driven MR2. The tires were mounted on the stock rims on a car with a refreshed and slightly upgraded suspension setup (stock height), all parts replaced and aligned. Even though the stock tire size is 185/60/14, I went to the 195/60 in hopes of getting a bit more comfort, but still great...  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I've only had this tire on my car for about 1 month/800 miles. I'm exchanging them for a set of Continental DWS instead. The RE970's have great steering response. The DWS have ok steering response, which gets better with higher PSI. Why the switch? The 970's are quiet, quieter than the stock Bridgestone summer performance S001 that came on the car.They are a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Great tire. I have had Toyos, Yokohama, and Generals on this car. (Daily Driven) I have moded this car with suspension change, springs, shocks, sway bar, and alignment. Oh yeah, the power is up another 60+ hpPrevious tires just did not work as well, These Michelin's are wonderful on this car. Grippy, predictable, reasonably quiet, they hold the road. I have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi2

I put these tires on my '99 Mazda Protege which I use to commute back and forth to work and leave the truck parked to save on gas. I purchased these in August when Tire Rack had a closeout on them, and Michelin was offering a $75 rebate, which means I got the tires for around $60/ea! Anyway, we had our first couple storms the other weekend. First was just a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

Great cornering ,Michelin MXM4 , in highway up to 120 mph providing an awesome response for dry traction, breaking and smooth cornering, also, I am shocked to see how well they do after hiting many potholes,no issues at all. treadwear is pretty good for a High performance tire, wil probably get 55 to 60,000 miles out of this set of Michelin tires !   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

These Michelins have given great service. There is plenty of tread left and the overall performance is about what you'd expect from Michelin.I have never been disappointed with this brand. I have used them on three of my wife's cars and all have given good value.On this truck I am primarily looking for good treadwear, low noise and decent wet/snow and dry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These tires are a good match for me. 1) My DWS are not as responsive as the OEM which dulls the Speed3 torque steer and reduces some of the steering corrections (?necessitated by surface bumps?).2) The Speed3 has little sound isolation, and Tire Racks testing demonstrates that the DWS is the quietest tread on concrete highways which are increasingly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I was shocked at how good these tire are. I was expecting a low performing tire for the money but found them comparable to tires costing much more. Granted, last winter in VT was a winter that wasnt but we had plenty of slush and ice. I would not hesitate to buy these tires for any vehicle.   Read More

Seek Out More Curves to Conquer with Bilstein's B12 Pro-Kit

Looking for a complete lowering spring and damper kit that'll add improved handling without a big sacrifice in comfort? Then take a look at the Bilstein B12 Pro-Kit. By combining Eibach's proven Pro-Kit springs with specially tuned Bilstein shocks and struts in one complete package, you can get the best that both companies have to offer for the following...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

On the advice of several friends who run them, I purchased a set of these tires 285-70R-17 for my 2002 Ford 150. The above ratings are based on my experience these tires at 50,000 miles and with a variety of other AT and Mud Tires.Folks these are rocks star mud tires that can handle highway driving without being too obnoxious. They are not formula 1...  Read More