Aftermarket Parts That Increase Your Car's Performance

Are you the kind of driver who likes driving your vehicle a little harder than most other people? Perhaps you're a weekend warrior auto cross racer, or a member of your local SCCA chapter. Or, you could just be a driver who wants some extra performance out of your car for no practical reason other than it makes your commute more fun. Regardless of your...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T RH-S

These Bridgestone Dueler AT RH-S tires came stock from the factory (P265/65R18 OWL) on my 2009 Silverado Z71 crew cab. Overall, during 51,000+ miles and 6 years, I would rate them as maybe a little better than average. These tires have never pulled a trailer or hauled a load in the bed, and they've been used 50% city/40% highway/10% gravel. I am a stickler...  Read More

Cheer Up, Atlanta! Tire Rack Adds Another Georgia Location.

I'm sure Atlanta Falcons' fans were sky high when their team was up 28-3 in the third quarter. Tire Rack can't help with the team's success, however our new Doraville, Georgia distribution center will help Atlanta drivers get the items they need for their vehicles quickly, and without any shipping fees. Are you one of the thousands of drivers that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Bought these tires with a Tire Rack wheel package. The stock WRX tires are absolutely pitiful from a trace of snow upward. So, like Murphy's Law, as soon as I got the tires mounted--the snow stopped. It was regularly snowing prior to Xmas but soon therafter it simply died out. BUT, we did have a 10 snowfall and decided to try out the traction on these....  Read More

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

I purchased a set of these for my eleven year old Audi. Over the years I've run a variety of tires from max performance summer to all season ultra high performance, and comfort was usually last on my list. As I've matured with the car, comfort has been a higher priority than flat out performance. When refreshing the car recently I chose these tires matted to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I have roughly 5,000 miles on these tires over the course of 5 months, on all road types (excluding gravel). I love them.I drive extremely aggressively and they are the best tires I've put on my Camaro to date, far better than the factory Pirelli's. More grip both lateral and in a straight line, much better in wet/cold conditions, tough and resistant to road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Road test immediately following installation was a mixture of elation and disappointment. Handling definitely much improved, but with substantially increased harshness in ride comfort, and road noise.Followed break-in recommendations, driving carefully for the next 800+ km. Ride comfort improved somewhat. After 1700 km my assessment is performance-wise...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Right off the bat the two biggest differences between the AS3 and the OEM tires, which wore out in 11K mi, was the handling and wet road performance. The car actually feels lighter on its feet; steering response is much quicker - move the wheel and car responds instantly.I have been able to chirp the tires in a 1st to 2nd gear up shift with traction control...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I bought those tires mostly on the basis of other reviews. I didn't want to buy a dedicated snow tire/wheel set for my M5 and wanted something to work in snow and summer.Bottom line, this tire's traction in snow is very decent... On ice, it's not that good as I expected. The ride is soft and cornering isn't that great but again this is an all season tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

This is the 2nd set of Arctic Altimax tires for me. Two different Volvos.The traction on snowy Maine roads is phenomenal. If driven through 2 inches of fresh powder this season, slushy stuff, you name it and we hit it this year. My plow guy seems to create a skating rink in our driveway, so I've used it to test starting and stopping on ice and I couldn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Okay, I decided to give a shot on this Sumitomo tires after reading reviews and watching TR comparison vid. Prior to these tires, I had Kumho Eczta and Falken Azenis. These were quite similar w/ Falken having a slightly performance edge. These are also about 40% more expensive than the Sumitomo. The bad news first: Although in the video comparison, TR says...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Have had these tires for 20,000 miles, and in my opinion offer some of the best dry and wet traction I've experienced. I feel very confident with these tires. So far, wear has been good with proper rotate and balance, pressure, etc. If all goes well, I see 45,000 on these tires. Will update later. As for snow, these have been more than adequate in hard...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I am very, very pleased with this tire. I transitioned from some Bridgestone Potenza's which were excellent summer tires and the idea was to get a great all-conditions tire. I am a first responder in a city with poor road treatment in the snow. Within two weeks of purchasing this tire I experienced ice and snow conditions which were very uneasy on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

I did not order my Focus RS with the winter wheel and tire package from the factory - it was not an option for my early order. But when I found out that the factory winter wheel and tire package came with this specific tire, I decided to buy a set of 18 wheels with the Alpins mounted from Tire Rack. I could not be happier with my choice - Ford chose these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge Run Flat

I bought these during the first snow and ice in the Portland area in December and was eager to test them. Luckily we got a nice storm the past few days and I am sold on these tires. My girlfriend lives on a nice hill where the UPS truck in chains would spin and my MDX with the other tires would slide. After installation these tires climbed that hill like I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The Michelin X-Ice xi3 is a huge step up in winter driving performance with MSW Wheels compared to the Michelin HydroEdge for Salt Lake City. We've driven them in deep snow, glare ice, and light snow. We've had a number of wet days and dry days. I've been very pleased with the performance in multiple driving conditions. My wife puts a lot of highway miles...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

I purchased these at Costco, well, actually I was able to exchange my previous Michelin Tires which were disappointingly loud and not comfortable. Michelin has a 30 day guarantee.Now, these Premier LTX Tires for my 2013 Toyota Tacoma are wonderful! Quiet Ride, very comfortable. Drove to Steamboat Springs, CO and back from Cheyenne, WY...need I say more?...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have always used Bridgestone Blizzak tires for the winter months. This is my first year, first winter in a RWD vehicle. We recently had a nice amount of snow and I have to say. WOW. The Blizzaks deliver the same performance that I have come to expect. Even in a RWD vehicle, I have complete control and traction; even when passing in the not-so-clean lane. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Because a hip replacement made clutching difficult for my wife, we reluctantly replaced our E36 BMW with a 2015 4 Door Mini Cooper S with 6 sp Autotrans (remarkably good, btw - the first slush box I have not hated). Since she was about to take a month long road rip in Feb 2016 from Portland, Oregon across the Siskiyou Mountains to Cal, I wanted to make sure...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I commute 180-190 miles per day mostly on interstate under mix of all seasonal conditions and frequent sudden turns and hard braking to avoid sudden traffic stops. I am very pleased with these tires and their performance. Wear is outstanding. I'm at 65K and can still read the snow S on tread. I've actually been considering running through another winter due...  Read More