SPC Control Arms For Jeep JK: Part Two

Now that the old damaged upper control arms are removed, it's time to set the length, install them, adjust them, put the wheels back on and then tighten them. In part 1, the instructions said to screw in the rod end and adjust the sleeve out to the length of the stock UCAs (upper control arms) as a starting point for installation. My stock UCAs were 17 7/16"...  Read More

SPC Control Arms for Jeep JK: Part One

I made the mistake of off-roading and not checking the torque on my suspension components afterward, which over time wallowed out the threads on my adjustable rear upper control arms and caused a host of issues with my Jeep. With a lifted Jeep you have to make sure to check the torque on everything after abusing it. Under heavy acceleration, the passenger...  Read More

KONI's FSD Damper Set Can Do It All

When customers call in to Tire Rack for advice on parts, we always ask qualifying questions to focus our suggestions on the customer's wants and needs. For example, when selling tires, we will ask the customer what characteristics are most important to them, i.e. ride comfort, steering response, dry traction, longevity, etc. Very often, the initial response...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If you don't believe the hype with these tires, then you need to try them and boy will you be a believer. After having the front suspension components replaced on my 650i equipped with 19 genuine BMW Style 167(M6) wheels(245/40ZR19 and 275/35ZR19) along with a weighted alignment, it is literally like day and night when it comes to responsiveness and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Love, love, love the handling of this tire. The only downfall is the tire is very noisy, but nothing that turning up the volume of the stereo can't fix. Traction is just awesome in both dry and wet conditions, corners like on rails. Just for reference, my Golf suspension doesn't contain any stock components, so I can't comment on the handling on stock...  Read More

Install Two New Tires in the Rear or the Front?

In an ideal situation, all four of your tires would wear out at the same time. However, if you have forgotten to rotate your tires, your vehicle is out of alignment or you have worn suspension components, you may end up with a situation where only two tires need replacing. For information on properly checking your tires' tread depth, check out, "What Honest...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Took off the nitto v2 and went from 235/40/18 to 245/35/18 car is lowered andhas spacers tires are flush looks pretty sick, but the performance so far is definitely improved and on every level it is amazing response is instant like what your thinking just happens with no effort, acually so fast that I found my self early in the turn at first, handles so well...  Read More

Looking for the Best Coil-Over Kit for the Track or Street? Bilstein is the Answer!

When looking to improve the performance of your vehicle, a coil-over kit can provide the most dramatic effects when it comes to reducing body roll, controlling bounce and adjusting ride height. A coil-over kit is best described as a spring, shock and bump stop incorporated into one assembly with the spring encompassing the shock and bump stop. It often uses...  Read More

What Size Rims or Wheels Fit My Car?

Upgrading the wheels on a car is one of the most popular modifications drivers like to make. It allows you to add a personal touch, while also helping it stand out in a crowd. What wheels will fit on your car? Simple. Just use our shop by vehicle feature and we'll show options that are guaranteed to fit your vehicle. In some situations, our site will also let...  Read More

Wheel Sizes That Fit Your Car

When looking for wheel sizes that fit a vehicle, many people often start by searching on Google. With our extensive fitment database, all you need to do is search by vehicle on our site and view the options that are a match for what you drive. Our engineering department measures the vehicle's components and evaluates which wheels will fit correctly. Items we...  Read More

Do You Love the Folks at Tire Rack? Why Not Dress Like Them?

With over thirty years in the business, Tire Rack has been the best source for tires, suspension and brake components for everything from track cars to daily drivers. Along the way, we've made a lot of friends and gained some fans like those that follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. If you're looking to show your support at an entire differeny...  Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Changing Wheel Size

Often times I receive calls from customers who are curious about changing the wheel size on their vehicle. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about the difference in wheel sizes: Can I use a different wheel size than what came on my car? Yes. There are often sizes that'll work very well on a vehicle even though they were not originally...  Read More

How Can I Tell if a Smaller Wheel Will Fit My Car?

For Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages, it's often beneficial to use a smaller diameter wheel (combined with a taller profile tire) compared to your stock wheels. In many cases, an expensive, low profile tire size and wheel combination can be substituted with a more cost-effective tire and wheel set that'll also afford added sidewall height to minimize...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61

The first thing I should mention is that about 99% of my driving is on highways, and about 1% occasionally off-road. I really wanted to like this tire. However it has sorely disappointed me.There must be horrible quality control and consistency with the manufacture of this tire because some reviewers are reporting good wear, but I have been closely...  Read More

Seek Out More Curves to Conquer with Bilstein's B12 Pro-Kit

Looking for a complete lowering spring and damper kit that'll add improved handling without a big sacrifice in comfort? Then take a look at the Bilstein B12 Pro-Kit. By combining Eibach's proven Pro-Kit springs with specially tuned Bilstein shocks and struts in one complete package, you can get the best that both companies have to offer for the following...  Read More

Wider Tires on Your BMW 3 Series

While moderating the BMW forums, one of the most common questions I answer is in regards to upgrading tires to a larger size. Using a wider size on the same wheel while maintaining the same overall diameter is known in the tire industry as "plus zero" sizing. This is typically done to get a larger contact patch and for an improved cosmetic appearance. Here is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

This is my second set on my second Jag Convertible. I didn't care for the OEM Dunlop Sport Maxx's as they have absolutely no winter traction. So I have my dealer swap them off for these at delivery. With My Pilot A/S's, I feel like I'm in a little 4X4 come winter, though this last winter was only fair as the very few snows we had were wet snows and the tires...  Read More

Coil-Over Suspension: Look Good and Stay in Control on the Street and Track

Looking for a coil-over system for your daily driver, but also want it to perform at the track? One of the most attractive features of the following options is their ride height adjustability. They feature an adjustable spring perch and a threaded shock body. You can thread the perch up and down, allowing you to customize how much lowering you prefer for...  Read More

Suspension Shopping for my BMW 740i Part II

Having already chosen the Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set for my 1997 740i, it's time to turn my attention to the the shocks and struts, known collectively as dampers. The available options include the Bilstein Touring Class, Bilstein Sport and KYB GR-2.    The Touring Class and GR-2 are similar to one another in that they're both premium quality replacements for...  Read More

Suspension Shopping for my BMW 740i

My 1997 BMW 740 is likely overdue for a suspension overhaul. The potholed and broken pavement that is typical of this time of year has highlighted that fact. With over 180,000 miles on the vehicle (only about 20,000 are from my driving), I have not replaced the BMW shocks or springs and do not know whether the original owner did either. The...  Read More