Springs Sagging or Worn Out?

I received the following question in one of the forums I help moderate: "I have 137,000 miles on my car.  I've heard that some people experience sagging springs. Under what conditions, if any, do springs wear out and how can I tell other than a lower ride height?" Springs support the weight of a vehicle and over time can certainly sag and result in lowered...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

These General Altimax tires were purchased to replace a set of Goodyear Triple Tread Assurances that had lasted about 45,000 miles. Warranty at the time for the Goodyears was around 80,000 I believe, so I was disappointed in the life of the GoodYear tires, especially relative to their expense. I try not to let more than 9,000 or 10,000 go by before rotating,...  Read More

Improve Handling for Your Late Model Ford Mustang

Would you like to improve the look, handling and cornering capability of your late model Mustang? We have the solutions ranging from a single component (just springs or dampers) up to track ready coil-over systems.   If you're wanting to close up that wheelwell gap, without sacrificing ride quality, a product like the Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set would be a...  Read More

Winter Tire & Wheel Packages for Your BMW X5

No matter what you drive, Tire Rack has done the homework necessary to ensure a proper fit for your vehicle when it comes to our Tire & Wheel Packages. While some vehicles have many aftermarket wheel and tire options, others are a bit more challenging and require the use of specially selected wheels to clear brake calipers, avoid suspension components and...  Read More

Tire Rack Gift Certificates: The Perfect Holiday Gift

If you're shopping for a family member, friend or loved one this holiday season, consider a gift certificate from Tire Rack. With 17 different tire brands, approximately 40 unique wheel manufacturers, brand name suspension components, brake parts and more, we have a little something for everyone.Not sure of a tire size, bolt pattern or desired product? Give...  Read More

Which Shocks Are Right for My Car?

Have you ever felt that your car bounces more after you go over a bump? It just doesn't feel as connected to the road as it did when it was new? Shock absorbers are an expendable item that has a big effect on your ride quality. When it comes time to replace shocks, you're going to have access to your springs. This is a great time to add lowering springs.Not...  Read More

How Do I Change Tire Sizes on My Car Safely?

While the wheels and tires that are equipped on new cars have been designed to compliment the car and provide an acceptable level of comfort and handling, many of our customers feel that they are not necessarily the best "fit" for their individual taste. In most cases, changing the wheels and/or tires is a great way to personalize your vehicle quickly and...  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

Suspension and Your Ride

The last time you drove over railroad tracks, how well did your car respond? If it felt like your dampers were shot, it might be time to have your suspension components switched out. Or maybe your dampers aren't shot, but you'd like to change the way your car rides. Tire Rack offers a competitive selection of suspension components tailored to your vehicle's...  Read More

Looking to Purchase Tires, Wheels Online?

While our name suggests we're an online tire retailer, Tire Rack is also an online wheel store. With over 40 different brands to choose from, choosing rims and tires online at one retailer is simple.And when you choose to shop by vehicle you can be sure you are getting a wheel that is an exact fitment for your car. Through research and testing, our fitment...  Read More

Coil-Over Kits for 2007-2010 BMW M3 Coupe

The late model BMW M3 comes equipped with a sport suspension system optimized for aggressive street driving. For drivers looking for improved track performance and the flexibility to adjust for reasonable street manners, upgrading to a fully adjustable coil-over kit is a great solution.  A coil-over suspension kit incorporates precisely matched coil springsan...  Read More

On the Level

Pickup trucks are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today, but many people don't use their trucks for what they were originally intended... hauling a load.   On many pickups, especially 3/4 and 1 ton applications, using the vehicle as a daily driver with little or no load in the rear creates a rear end high, front end low configuration...  Read More

Matching Lowering Springs to Shocks/Struts

One way to give your vehicle an updated and sportier look is to replace your factory springs with lowering springs. Although you can expect a stiffer ride, lowering a car will improve handing and steering response.                                                                                       What often gets overlooked is the shocks and struts...  Read More

Full Line of Brake Pads Available from Hawk

Every day I receive calls from motorsport enthusiasts keen to get back out on the track this summer season. Although wheels, tires, horsepower and suspension components are very important (and often times more fun), it is important to remember what is stopping your vehicle.Paying close attention to your brakes will not only improve your lap times but more...  Read More

The Necessity of Aftermarket Shocks / Struts

Since their inception into the market, the 2011 Mustang GT and the 5th Generation 2010+ Camaro have attracted much attention, and I must note I too fell prey to their new designs. In February, I took ownership of a 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 6-speed. The only options on my car were the Brembo performance brake and wheel package and the 3.73 rear gears. I wanted the...  Read More

Coil-Over Suspension: Is It Right for Me?

Coil-over suspension kits represent the top end of the suspension market, giving the driver the most flexibility in adjusting both the ride height and "firmness" of the shock absorbers to fine tune the handling of their vehicle. Sounds like a great option to have right? Well, the answer lies in how and where you drive your vehicle.The first thing to...  Read More

Improve Handling for your 2010 and 2011 Camaro

Need to improve the cornering and handling on your Chevy Camaro? Tire Rack has a number of solutions in our performance suspension product lines. Ranging from complete systems (springs, bars and dampers), or single components you can lower and firm up the suspension to dramatically improve cornering and handling while also improving the stance of the car. Tir...  Read More

Better Handling and Looks for the 2008-2010 Dodge Challenger

Need to improve the cornering and handling on your Dodge Challenger? Eibach has the perfect solution in the Eibach Pro-System Plus Kit. This is a total solution that upgrades the dampers, springs and anti-roll bars. You can also do the upgrades in steps if you prefer.With this kit installed, you will lower the vehicle just under an inch and significantly...  Read More

Spring Testing

Looking for new springs that are right for your vehicle and the way you drive it? Tire Rack has performed back-to-back product comparisons to help consumers with their purchasing decisions. Our Suspension Component Research page shows Eibach Springs, H&R Springs and KONI results from our Real World Road Ride route and Performance Test Track course. Our...  Read More

Coil-Overs for the Race track and the Road

The KW Clubsport Coil-Over is for customers who demand a better handling car during track day events, but also want a setup that can be used for every day driving. The set up ensures excellent handling, performance, agility and faster lap times. Key Benefits & Features of the KW Clubsport Coil Over: •    Height adjustable •    Performance setup for the track•...  Read More