Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Theses PS2 tires are excellent. They are the Michael Phelps of max performance tires. Great performance in all areas. The first thing I noticed was the extreme ride quality and low road noice like a well rounded quality wine. Balence! My RX-8 handles more precisly.Diver confidence more improved than before. Every tire may perform slightly different on...  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

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

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

THIS IS MY SECOND SET OF KDW's FOR MY 2006 SCION xB ... THE FIRST SET WAS A 215/45-17 BECAUSE I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE RIDE QUALITY AT THE TIME , AS I WAS DOING 90 MILES A DAY ROUND TRIP OF MOSTLY HIWAY DRIVING ... I ROTATED THEM EVERY 5 THOUSAND MILES AND RAN THE PRESSURE AT 40 PSI AND THEY WORE PERFECTLY SMOOTH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO BASICALLY NO TREAD AT...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Second only to the Yokahama S Sports I had in cornering (which was VERY good), but these are MUCH quieter - a HUGE plus in a Scion XB. Very good in what little rain we get around here. Very smooth and tight on highway 33 - the road of multiple turns (lots of fun for a toaster w/ swaybars/ lowered suspension). I was hesitant as Kumho not my first choice, but...  Read More

Wheels and Tires for the Scion iQ

If you visit Europe or Asia, you'll notice a wide assortment of very small microcars you never see in the United States. Conventional wisdom says that since we don't buy these types of vehicles often, many major manufacturers won't sell microcars in the U.S. So why has Toyota, builder of the steady and reliable Camry, Corolla and Sienna launched the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Vehicle: Scion xD, lower springs (about 1.5 in), after market shocks and struts, heavy duty rear torsion bar, under drive pulley, cat back TRD exhaust, 17 aftermarket wheels with 225/45 shoes.These tires started out great. The noise wasn't bad, but the grip both wet and dry was excellent. I felt really good about these tires for about the first 12,000 miles....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Tread bias, pulls to the right. Had same problem of pulling right of same model tires on Scion Tc. Both vehicles on wheel alignment program so it was definitely the tires. Looking forward to replacing these tires. Only if they didn't pull to right and show history of this issue with my other vehicle, I'd buy again. Let go of the wheel, end up against the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

What a difference from what the factory put on this car a 2010 Scion XB. The car has 44,000 miles for the first set which is good. This is checking the air once a month and rotating every, oil change which is 5000 miles. The original set of Dunlop's always felt mushy. Gas mileage was ok with the Dunlop's 27-29. As for the new set of Kumho Ecsta LE Sports...  Read More

Flat Black Platinum Monarch

One trend that we've definitely seen is the increased popularity of black and grey wheels. If you like black multi-spoke rims you may want to consider the black painted Platinum Monarch, which is available in 5-lug and 17"-20" sizing.   You can check availability for your specific vehicle by entering your year, make, model and trim level in our Upgrade...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE92

These are the OEM tires that came on my 05 Scion tC. Living in Southern CA. Treadwear has been excellent so far with 52,000 miles on them and will be replacing them when I hit 55,000 miles. Tranction in rain has not been very good since I passed 45,000 miles.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

These tires were OEM on the Scion tC. Rotated every 5K miles. 47k miles so far, looks like they'll last another 5 or 10k. Tread wear is even across the tread. They've been used for daily transportation, not for high performance driving, and they've been just fine.   Read More

215/45-17 Tires for Your Toyobaru

After what seems like decades on the concept car show circuit, Toyota and Subaru are beginning to release production versions of the Toyobaru. The Subaru BRZ and Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S in North America) are premiering at the Tokyo Auto Show. On paper, the Toyobaru checks all the right boxes with rear-wheel drive for proper handling, proper engine placement...  Read More

Special Deal on Enkei Racing Series 17" NT03-M Bright Silver

Producing racing wheels for Formula One, WRC and Super GT Series, Enkei knows how to engineer wheels. The challenge is to make a wheel that's both light and strong. New wheels need to look good but heavy wheels will hurt braking, acceleration and steering feel. Read "Road Wheel Weights Can Affect Your Vehicle's Show...And Go" to see the role wheel weight...  Read More

A look at the AEM cold air intake system.

With their knack for custom work and proven ability to develop some of the fastest cars on racetracks across the country, it's safe to say that AEM pioneered the cold air intake system in sport compact cars. (In fact, all AEM air intakes exhibit excellent performance.) Specifically, the cold air AEM intakes are dyno-tuned to length and diameter. This forces...  Read More

Three Ride Zones -- Yokohama AVID TRZ

The Yokohama AVID TRZ is a great choice if you're looking for a Standard Touring All-Season tire. The compound is molded into an asymmetric tread design featuring Three Ride Zones (TRZ) where the outside zone is designed with bigger blocks to give good dry handling while the middle zone concentrates on water evacuation with circumferential grooves. The...  Read More

Ready, Set, Go

Do you have more than one set of tires and wheels for your cars? Are you tired of paying your car dealer to register your tire pressure sensor codes every time you rotate tires or swap out extra sets of tires/wheels?If you own one or any of the applicable models from the following manufacturers you can avoid those expensive trips to the dealer and store...  Read More

Need new Scion tires now that winter is over?

The Scion tires we chose for this vehicle are Dunlop Direzza DZ101 tires, which are Ultra High Performance Summer tires. You may want to consider them for your own vehicle."I must have been buying the wrong tires all along, because I think these are really great tires.  I'm a conservative driver day to day, so my stuff tends to last a while. But, when the...  Read More