Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

These were installed on a new, stock Corolla LE, on Sport Edition alloys, purchased mounted and balanced from Tire Rack. They were Plus 1 size vs. the OE tires and steel wheels. This size is an option on the Corolla. The difference between these Continentals and the OE Continental all-season touring tires is unbelievable. Yes, they are a bit more harsh, and...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires and Wheels for Your Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is one of the most sophisticated and fun to drive vehicles on the road today. Many passionate drivers can't imagine putting their 911 in the garage for the winter and with the right equipment the thrill of the Porsche 911 doesn't need to end just because winter has arrived. Tire Rack offers a wide array of products tailored to the Porsche...  Read More

Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

In order to purchase the correct winter / snow tire, you should decide which performance category works best for your driving style and the winter weather you experience. The three major categories are: Studless Ice & Snow, Studdable Winter / Snow and Performance Winter / Snow.Studless Ice & Snow tires give you optimum ice and packed snow grip, but are less...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires and Wheels for Your New BMW F30 3 Series

BMW has rolled out its latest F30 3 Series platform and there are many changes from the previous E90 3 Series. The winter / snow tires and wheels from your BMW E90 can't be directly transferred to your new F30. Major items that make the swap incompatible are the much larger diameter tires and different TPMS hardware. Now may be the time to think about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Graspic DS-3

I placed an order on a friday for a set of these tires and a set of sport edition F2 wheels, mounted and balanced. I live in Alaska and shipping usually takes forever, my EST delivery date was 11 days. I got them in 5 days. Great shipping time, great look, and great service. Thank you for a great product and a great service.   Read More

Keep Cruising in Your Toyota FJ Cruiser

Doesn't this FJ Cruiser look like it's ready to go anywhere? Well, with the right winter / snow tires, it can. Your FJ Cruiser will be ready to race anywhere this winter with the proper set-up.Winter / Snow Tire SizeUnless your FJ Cruiser has the unusual 18" or 20" optional wheels, you either have an Original Equipment size of 265/70-17 (31.6" overall...  Read More

Don't Hibernate Your Camaro

The Camaro is definitely one of those cars that everybody seems to love. If you're a Camaro driver who lives up north, you'll need winter / snow tires to keep your vehicle safe. Given the wide variety of Camaro trim levels and drivers' needs, both the Studless Ice and Snow and Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow tire options should be considered.Winter...  Read More

Studless Ice and Snow Tires for Your E90 xDrive 3 Series

Like all 3 Series E90 BMWs, xDrives come with run-flat tires and no spare. It's difficult to engineer a winter tire with good ice grip and the ability to handle the duress of running 50 miles with 0 lbs. of air pressure. Therefore, there are no compatible run-flat winter tires for the xDrive with the ice grip of a Studless Ice and Snow winter / snow tire.Win...  Read More

Winter Wheel Fitment for Brembo-Equipped Ford Mustang GTs and GT500s

Recently, a wheel has been added to our fitment arsenal that allows for additional winter options on Brembo-equipped 2011-12 Ford Mustang GTs and 2007+ GT500s. These cars, equipped with 14" front brakes and four-piston calipers have until now been very difficult to cost-effectively outfit for the winter.Having a design that focuses on spoke clearance as well...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Replaced stock Bridgestone Turanza with 195/60R-15 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 on 15x6.5 Sport Edition F2 Silver wheels for winter. Love the performance in snow/ice/slush in northeast Ohio. Have driven to New York skiing and friends were impressed with the great performance under winter conditions. Tested panic stops and hard turning on ice/snow during daylight...  Read More

BMW Wheels Now Available in Black

Finding 17" wheels that fit the 2007-2012 BMW 335i isn't easy due to the large brakes on the car. While many feel that the Rial Salerno is a perfect balance of cost, appearance and quality for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package setup, others like the Sport Edition A7 as a lower-cost alternative. New for this winter season, the affordable and popular...  Read More

Keep Your FIAT 500 Moving This Winter

Once upon on a time, the Alfa Romeo 164, FIAT Spider, Peugeot 505 and Renault Fuego roamed the American streets with their French and Italian charms. Then FIAT said "arrivederci" in 1983, Renault bid us "adieu" in 1987, Peugeot was no longer available in America starting in 1991 and Alfa said "ciao" in 1995. Blandness had apparently won.Well, FIAT has brought...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires Keep Sienna Drivers Safe

"Are we there yet?" It's a question that many Sienna drivers may tire of hearing. They should take solace in the fact that their precious, albeit sometimes annoying cargo is well protected by a bevy of safety features. The 2011 Sienna has seven airbags, ABS, traction control and other safety features which help keep your family safe.What about safety in snow...  Read More

Winter Tire and Wheel Sets for Porsche Panamera and Cayenne

Winter / snow tires offer dramatic improvement in safety and performance in winter conditions including snow, ice and freezing temperatures. This improvement is especially important for vehicles that include Max Performance Summer tires as Original Equipment.  The Porsche Panamera and new body style Cayenne commonly come with O.E. Max Performance Summer...  Read More

Classic Style, New Look: Sport Edition A7 Now Available in Black.

The Sport Edition A7 has been a popular wheel both for Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages as well as year-round use. It has been around for years in the silver finish, but is now available in black. Most of the sizes available in black are 17", however there are a few 16" and 18" wheels available. Several of the BMW applications accept the original...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for Your 2012 Ford Focus

In launching the new Focus, Ford made huge improvements across the board and gave North American drivers the enjoyment Focus drivers have been enjoying in Europe. Despite many improvements, the Focus still isn't intrinsically good in the snow. The low curb weight that makes the Focus great at the fuel pump, hurts the vehicle's snow performance.Overall...  Read More

Winter Wheels Make Changing Snow Tires Easier!

Personally, I own a vehicle that I equip with a dedicated set of winter wheels and tires, while my other vehicle keeps the same wheels on year-round. Having the same set of wheels on my vehicle throughout the year can be a hassle when it comes time to switch tires. In my experience, it's much more convenient to have a dedicated set of wheels that allows me...  Read More

Make Your 2010+ Outback Even Better in the Snow

Many Subaru Outback drivers chose their vehicle because of its symmetrical all-wheel drive that provides great accelerating and cornering grip in the rain and snow. With all of its advantages, the Outback is still limited by the amount of grip available with each tire. The right snow tire will let you take your vehicle even further.To gain a better...  Read More

Snow Tires for Your 2005-2011 Porsche 911

Would you like to drive your 2005-2011 Porsche 911 (997 Chassis) twelve months a year? Well, why not invest in a set of dedicated snow tires and do it. In order to gain a better understanding of the different types of winter / snow tires, read, "Which Snow Tire: Studless Ice and Snow, Studdable Winter / Snow or Performance Winter / Snow?" You'll find that...  Read More

Winter Wonder Wheel: Sport Edition A7

Many of my customers ask, "Why should I purchase an aluminum alloy wheel for use in the winter?"Pound for pound, aluminum alloy wheels are stronger and lighter than steel in the same size. Any time you can decrease the rolling (unsprung) weight of your vehicle, you potentially increase braking effectiveness and reduce wear and tear on suspension...  Read More