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 Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

Admittedly this is the first sports car I've owned so I can't compare to other tires. Bought my car two months ago and immediately put these on for the NY winter. Combined with all wheel drive the traction overall is amazing.I went with these performance winter tires vice the regular ones because although there is plenty of snow here, the majority of...  Read More

What You Need to Know About Low Profile Tires

"I have 245/45R17 low profile tires on my car, and I want to make sure these new tires I'm looking at are low profile, too. Also, can I replace low profile tires with 'regular' tires?" These two questions are asked often by customers we deal with when discussing tire options. If the tires you're looking at purchasing are the same size, in this example it...  Read More

Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set vs Sportline Spring Set: Which to Choose?

Eibach springs are one of our most popular suspension products. For most applications, Eibach offers both Pro-Kit and Sportline springs. Which one is best? The answer, as always, depends on what you are looking for. The Pro-Kit is an excellent blend of ride and handling. Moderate lowering, usually an inch to an inch and a half, gives a sportier appearance...  Read More

Introducing the Eibach All-Terrain Lift Kit for Jeep Wranglers

The new All-Terrain Lift Kit from Eibach offers suspension lift options for two-door and four-door Jeep Wranglers that are looking to improve off-road capability and make room under the Jeep JK for larger tires and wheels. This lift kit will raise the front between 2.5" and 3.5" and raise the rear approximately 2" to 3" so you have room to fit 35" tires on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Got these tires 225/50R17 for '98 Accord V6 LX sedan (291K miles) on an exchange as recommendation . The Primacy MXV4 had a left radial pull and needed front axle balancing about once a week. After Dealer did aligned the vehicle 8 times and balanced the tires 11 times, replaced every worn out front-end suspension part. I have tried every major tire on this...  Read More

How Does Ordering Tires Online Work? Find. Deliver. Install.

Here at Tire Rack, we're always thinking about tires! We make it easy to find what's right for your vehicle, get it delivered fast and we'll also help you choose an installer. Find Our test track is truth serum for tires and allows us to provide reliable data, test results and reviews. In addition to tire tests, we have maintained an independent consumer...  Read More

Love is...Autocrossing. And Tire Rack.

A happy couple, fun with cars and Tire Rack. A perfect marriage in our book. Angie and Woody Rogers, both Tire Rack employees, placed their first Tire Rack orders back in 1990 before even knowing each other. Later they met and the rest is (autocross) history. Woody, who began autocrossing in 1989, convinced Angie to come to an event for their first date. It...  Read More

Best Brake Pads for 2014? It Could Be Brembo's New Offering

All brake pads produce dust as they wear. However, there are some pad materials that create a less noticeable dust and don't make your wheels look like they're covered in tar. A newer form of friction material, called ceramic composite, creates a light-colored dust that's much less noticeable and is less likely to stick to your wheels. Ceramic pads are...  Read More

Free Shipping at Tire Rack on Parts and Accessories Orders Over $50

Starting this week, we've made some changes in regards to the way we handle our shipping charges. Free shipping is now offered on all products in the parts and accessories categories (shown below). Eligible products purchased must total $50 or more (not including taxes) to qualify for free shipping. Accessory items that qualify for free shipping include: Brakes...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

So great, I'd just bought my second set. After spending several hours searching reviews for a better set, I decided to go back with the tires I was 100% satisfied with. Very responsive to braking and accelerating. Okay for side stability/cornering... in part due to worn suspension (shocks, bushings and sway bar links) and the high center of gravity for Honda...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Overall, this a very good tire. I am driving a Eurospec VW Touran 1.9TDI in Germany and with it being a Highline, I have the factory sport suspension. Overall, I am impressed with how they handle. Coming from ExtremeContact DWS, it is a slight downgrade, and different class of tire, but a predictable tire. I drive spiritedly some days and easy others. Snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I have always prefered a Michelin tire, and have had great service from them over the years. The prices are high, and I have wondered if part of that is paying for the name? A few years ago, we purchased a new truck with General tires on it, and the tires performed flawlessly. In fact those 11 year-old Generals were are currently on a farm trailer, and show...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

I bought these BFGoodrich Rival tires for use as Autocross only on an NB miata using 8 wheels. The 205/50R15 size has a slight stretch on this size wheel, making for a stiffer sidewall at lower pressures for better turn in response. I have a limited number of miles on the Rival since it is not driven at all on the street, but have competed in 6 full...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position

I purchased this tire to replace a pair of worn Blizzaks on my daily driven MR2. The tires were mounted on the stock rims on a car with a refreshed and slightly upgraded suspension setup (stock height), all parts replaced and aligned. Even though the stock tire size is 185/60/14, I went to the 195/60 in hopes of getting a bit more comfort, but still great...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

This is a very good tire I must say. I have used Kumho before on track cars, and I have to say for a street tire this is a very descend and affordable tire. They seem to be wearing very even and fair (with a good alignment of course). I admit, the tire is slightly noisier, but you can't really tell. I do appreciate the cornering characteristics on the car,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

I wouldn't normally post a review until I had put more miles on a set of tires, but thought I would in case there's anyone else out there like me not wanting to spend a fortune on tires but still wanting good handling. Frankly, Firestone would have been the last brand I would normally have bought due to my perception that the company has had too many quality...  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 Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Not many miles driven on these yet, but so far, very impressed. Handling, wet traction, stability have significantly improved from the OEM tries (Bridgestone Trunza). Can't comment yet on tread wear or hydroplane resistance. For the most part, these new tires have made the handling of this Accord effortless (this is the sport version with the V-Tech engine...  Read More