The All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Tested on Our Track

As a longtime owner of a first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, I have been very excited about the upcoming 2016 model. The new 2016 MX-5 is often referred to by its production code "ND" in the automotive community as opposed to the previous generation 2006-2015 model's production code of "NC". The design of the new generation MX-5 has been impressing drivers...  Read More

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

This tire was phenomenal. I'm now replacing them at 94,000 miles, but they still have plenty of wear left on them. I'm wanting to sell the Jeep but I don't want to do so with tires that old and I do need to replace the shocks as well. I did rotate them at least a couple of times.   Read More

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

Just bought these tires last week and now have 300 miles on them. Wow, why the -------- did I wait so long. Much, much improvement over the run-flats. First, they are quiet and I can finally hear some engine growl... never new it was there over the RFT tire noise. Second, jittery-ness in suspension is now gone. I have the M-sport adaptive suspension and was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination M/T

After owning my truck for over 12 years and having to replace tires every year, I had a Firestone shop convince me to install these tires on my truck. I was skeptical when I had first bought them, with Firestone's reputation. I can say that after 2.5 years of running these tires, that they have been great. I do rotate them about every 10,000 miles and have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

Bought these to replace OEM Continentals. Huge, positive difference. Felt like I'd installed a new set of shock absorbers/struts. They smooth out bumps and potholes, sidewall roll on turns is definitely minimized, reducing oversteer. Significant reduction in noise. Deep channeling maintains confidence in the wet, only hydroplaned when going way too fast for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I bought a set for my 2012 Malibu along with H&R lowering springs and KYB shocks. I love these tires with my suspension set up. I drive my car hard and the S-Drives keep my big car planted when I'm cornering hard (100+kms) Great wet and dry traction. Will definitely be hitting tire rack up again for another set!   Read More

Looking for a Quick Boost? Want to Install Bigger Tires? Eibach's All-Terrain Level Kit May Be What You Need!

Are you looking to fit some bigger tires on your truck or Jeep? Do you want that aggressive look without having to spend a fortune rebuilding your suspension? Eibach introduces their All-Terrain Level Kit for just this purpose! It comes with everything you need to eliminate that factory "rake" or the appearance that the front is lower than the rear in many...  Read More

New Method Roost Wheel is a Great Fit for Jeep Wrangler

In a previous post, "Jeep Wrangler Wheels and Tires", we discussed using 17x9" aftermarket wheels with -12mm offset, which is about 4.5" backspacing on a Jeep Wrangler. That sizing, for many people, is the magic combination to fit 33" or 35" tires on the Jeep JK. I was in that same mindset, but when I saw the new Method Roost wheels we're getting in, I knew...  Read More

Lower Your Car and Keep a Great Ride with Eibach Lowering Springs

Now that fair weather is just around the corner, many drivers are starting to focus on the performance and handling capability of their sporty cars. After upgrading tires, a vehicle's suspension is the next area of improvement that yields great results for the money. For most, a set of lowering springs from Eibach may be the answer.  Benefits of lowering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I got these tires as warranty replacements for noisy Contiprocontacts that where loosing chunks or rubber on the shoulders at 500 miles. The Contipurecontacts offer great grip on dry surfaces and really grab on to the corners, they are firm, but bumps or potholes are absorbed without much jarring or shock. The one quality of these tires that I find...  Read More

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

I've had three GMC SIERRA's since 2000 and I've had these MICHELIN'S on each one. The set on my present truck has almost 70K and I estimate I could get at least another 20K. I live in San Diego Co. snd therefore don't have to deal with snow. Max psi is 80psi and I run them at 55. Which make them run a little easier giving me better mileage. On the other hand...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I purchased these tires for my little beater that I use running errands and little trips. The reviews all looked good so I wasn't shocked by my experience but was pleasantly happy. The ride is excellent, both highway and around town. In lite snow I am very comfortable driving even though the car is pretty small and lite. I keep this car on the road so I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I drive in New England approx 8,000 miles during the winter. I have these tires on all 4 wheels. My car is a Focus wagon with KYB firm shocks on the rear and will go thru anything. We have 2 Focus wagons. One with summer tires and one with 4 snows. My wife insisted that I put all 4 on one car and leave the summer tires on the other and not drive it on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Best tires I ever owned. The grip, the hydroplaning resistance, the low noise level... simply crazy. The very initial turn in responsiveness is not as chirurgical as the OE Dunlop SP 600, but overall they are waaaaaay better. I was truly shocked to realize these S-04 almost removed the understeer from the car behavior. The front grip is like a train on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

First off the treadwear, because I'd give it a 12 if I could. They have been nothing short of astounding for a tire in this class. A full set of super sports was the first purchase I made when I got my car 3 years ago. Since then, I have taken the car to the track for 7 weekends, twice my girlfriend also went out in the car, totaling approximately...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

This tire is awesome, have them on my stage 2 wrx and love them. They are very quiet and comfortable. Dry traction is prime. Wet traction is even better! Never been able to make them slip or skip on pavement and they do pretty decent on other surfaces too especially when absorbing pothole shocks. The only complaint I have is they feel a little sloshy at the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

My rating reflects the set that I just replaced after approximately 52,000 miles. I purchased a replacement set of ExtremeContact DSW's yesterday, and drove 400 miles on the interstate. There's a real difference between riding on a 4/32nd tread depth versus a 10/32nd. The worn tires transmitted more road shock than the new tires, which is understandable....  Read More

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

We bought my wife a Forester in November of 2010. We had a pretty bad winter that year, and she complained that her car wasn't doing well in the snow. I looked up the Yokohama Geolandres that were the OEM tires, and was shocked to see the bad reviews. Picked up a set of these Pirellis from Tire Rack (based on the great reviews). Well. They just transformed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

This is a great tire for Subaru's. I have high expectations and want to go more performance oriented(studded tires). However, I live in Michigan which does not allow studs so I went with Michelin X-ICE xI3. I always push my car hard whether braking hard on snow/ice and it does a pretty good job but I feel like it needs a little improvement on ice and on...  Read More

Taking Your Mazda Miata to the Next Level

The Mazda Miata has long been a crowd favorite with driving enthusiasts. While it's an amazing vehicle, the level of excitement can be taken to the next level with the right equipment.    Tires are a top priority and the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec and Hankook Ventus RS-3 (Version 2) are both favorites. When we tested each last fall, the ZII Star Spec...  Read More