New Lightweight Track Wheel from MOTEGI RACING

Anyone who has spent a Saturday at an autocross event or a road course knows that lighter is better. Lighter is especially better when referring to unsprung weight. Unsprung weight is anything not supported by the suspension of your vehicle such as wheels, tires and brakes. As one of the best bang-for-your-buck upgrades, a set of dedicated lightweight...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

Recently, there's been a push for consumers to better understand their vehicles both for safety and efficiency. We now have oil life monitors, tire rotation reminders, monitors that will tell us if we have a light bulb out and since the mandate was introduced in 2007 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tire Pressure Monitor Systems...  Read More

Initialize Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Sensors on Your Honda, Hyundai, Subaru or Toyota Yourself

As you're shopping for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, you may have noticed the following warning:  *** New TPMS sensors must be registered to the vehicle at the manufacturer's dealership or a service center with the appropriate tools. Please contact your local dealership or service center for details and rates. *** What exactly does this mean? This...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I got these tires installed on my 2008 scion tc just a couple days ago so although I cant comment on all performance categories I will do my best now and update in the future. These tires are fantastic so far. Low road noise if any and very smooth ride. Good Handling..Before I had these installed I had yokohama tires on the rear which came with the car when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I had these on my 2013 scion fr-s and liked them so well that I installed them on my 2014 Subaru Legacy. I feel nearly invincible in the snow and ice with these tires on my Subaru. In the recent snow storm they performed very well in in ice, snow and slush. They also drive very well on dry roads. I highly recommend these tires.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

Flew from Dallas to Denver on Sunday to pick this 2013 Scion XB, car was used with only 3400 miles on it. Drove from Denver to OKC Monday afternoon/night, perfect weather and dry roads all the way. About 20 miles east of Denver on I-70 started hearing a strange sound, thought for a minute or so that a wheel bearing was talking to me, after a few miles the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

By far the best winter tire I've ever used. I currently have a set on both our Scion xB and Focus Wagon. Phenomenal traction in all snow and slush conditions. A better value and better tire than the set of Blizzaks we used to run. They were a good tire. These are EXCELLENT tires. Don't let the lower price fool you.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Bought this used Scion and 4 brand new Sumitomos were on it. Nice handling, excellent performance on hot dry South Florida streets and highway. Could improve wet handling but still good. Very satisfied!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

After reading online about another Scion XD owner getting the Pirelli P7 Plus in 215/55/16 I decided to try them out. WOW! What an incredibly smooth, and well handling tire. My little Scion no longer feels bouncy, or harsh over bad roads. I glide down the road with precision steering control. A much appreciated change in my cars handling, and ride comfort....  Read More

Can't Find Tires for Your Scion xD? Expand your Choices with the 205/55R16 Alternative Size

In the Scion family, the FR-S gets the most buzz, the xB evokes the most polarizing opinions, the iQ draws the most attention and the tC typically sells the best. The Scion xD gets overlooked as it provides practicality, dependability and efficiency, while simply getting the job done. If you drive an xD, I'm sure you've been happy with its reliability,...  Read More

Great Scion tC Tires

Toyota has a hit with their Scion brand and the tC is one of their most popular models. What's not to like? This sporty little coupe has got great styling and is a lot of fun to drive for not much money. Many tC owners are pretty particular about their ride and this includes their tires and wheels. The most common sizes for the tC are 215/45R17 and 225/45R18...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A

Great Tire tough and classic raised white letters on a scion box gets many compliments. So far 68,000 miles I did not think they would last that long. If tire shimmies check air they are finicky wanting pressure to be even all the way around that always fixed it I had to replace air valve stem one time that was the problem. I rotated every 7,500 miles and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Scions are loud inside anyway, so if you get a quiet tire, you notice it immediately. These are the best I've used that way...hands down.The cars' not fast, but being lowered, swaybars, etc, it sticks VERY WELL w/ these tires with NO lean. Yokahamas S were slightly better, but NOISY. Treadwear is looking very good thus far. Again...also the best I've seen...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires Are a Must for The New Subaru BRZ

The collaboration between Subaru and Toyota has created a lot of buzz and anticipation for car enthusiasts. Both companies had previous success in the sports car market with the Toyota Supra and Subaru SVX, and drivers have been waiting for a fun sports car from both again. This new rear-wheel drive platform promises to reignite the fan base of both...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A

I had these tires on my 2011 scion xb, they have been on since the day i bought it in 2010. i am still a teenager so I do drive a little faster and more aggressive than most people. I take my turns slightly faster so I do notice these tires performance in the dry isnt really great, I feel these tires slip all the time even when i first bought the car. I lose...  Read More

Best Tires for Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

The new Scion FR-S and its twin the Subaru BRZ have made a big splash in the rear-wheel drive coupe market. These vehicles offer fun at an affordable price to go along with modern styling. Both of these vehicles come equipped with the Grand Touring Summer Michelin Primacy HP. While this tire does great during the warm summer months, it's not designed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KH25

Khumo should pull these tires out of the market. They are damaging their brand name. I've owned Khumos Ecstas and they were great but these Solus have less than 10k miles and I feel like I'm driving a Jeep with large off-road tires because of the noise. And I drive a Scion...I was ready to replace wheel bearings because I never thought the tires would make...  Read More

Have a New FR-S or BRZ? Read This Before the Snow Falls.

Do you have the new Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ? Your summer tires are designed for optimum grip and handling in warm weather. However, they'll be skittish in below freezing temperatures and even slicker in the snow. Summer tires combined with light weight and rear-wheel drive make this is a car that definitely needs winter / snow tires if you live in a climate...  Read More

The New Low Rolling Resistance Bridgestone Ecopia EP422

Designed with fuel economy in mind, the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 reduces the amount of resistance to the road surface for a smooth ride and cost savings at the pump. While I have never been a fan of promising huge mileage bumps, the change of even one mile per gallon can offer a significant savings over the tires' life.  The Ecopia EP422 is developed for the...  Read More

Tires for My New Subaru BRZ

Although I was sad to say goodbye to my Prelude, I'm very happy with my new BRZ. It has all the traits of my ideal car: weighs less than 3,000 lbs., handles great, seats four people if needed and priced around $25,000 (pretty close, I paid $26,680). My final requirement was that it's got to be quick. How fast is fast enough? A six-something 0-60 is all I need....  Read More