Hub Centric vs. Lug Centric Wheel Fitments

"What are these plastic (or metal) rings that came with my wheels?" "Why didn't my wheels come with hub centric centering rings?" The terms "hub centric" and "lug centric" describe the method used to center a wheel on a vehicle's hub to prevent vibration. Most Original Equipment wheels are built with the same centerbore diameter as the hub diameter on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072

I have driven in terrible winter conditions all across Canada (for 20 plus years) and these tires are by far the best I have ever owned (I am talking SUV driving). From heavy wet snow to hard packed snow in -30 windy conditions, to black ice, to ice....these tires have never let me down. They have been so good, I have rarely had to resort to flipping the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

My SUV came with Michelin Primacy MXM4 and my TL Type S has the same tires so I wanted to stay with Michelin. So far I could not be happier with these tires. I can't wait until we get a big snow storm to try them out in deep snow. One thing I did was buy new wheels so I can change the tires myself when the season's change.   Read More

What Tires are Best for Your Audi Q7?

First available for the 2007 model year, the Audi Q7 has been a popular choice in the full-size luxury SUV/CUV market. Drivers love the vehicle's style, comfort and overall luxurious performance. And you can't forget about the quattro all-wheel drive system. When it comes to replacing tires, there are four popular sizes offered by Audi. Below are some of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

I purchased a set of this for my wife's Blazer SUV 4x4 and these are the worst set of tires I have ever owned. The Tiger Paws that was OEM was better-replaced these at 39,000 miles with LTX M/S, those lasted until 96,000 miles (60,000 miles on those). Should have bought another set of LTX 2's. Well Be replacing them this winter will be worn out by then down...  Read More

Dodge Journey Tire Options for 19" Wheels

First offered in 2008, the Journey comes in multiple trim levels, each with optional wheel and tire sizes. Owners of some SXT and RT models came equipped with 19" wheels shod in 225/55R19 Kumho Solus KH16. Every owner who has had to replace their Original Equipment tires has quickly found that they do not have many options. This is unfortunate as the O.E....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Had BFG AT/KO tires before and although mostly satisfied with all aspects except snow I wanted to try a different tire. I wanted BFG TA KO2 tires, but my size is not available until November. I needed tires now, after comprehensive research which really ends up confusing as there are as many one stars as there are five for most tires. Frankly these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

I replaced a set of Firestone Destination LE (not II) that had lasted about 35,000 mi. In comparison, these tires were orders of magnitude quieter. They are great on dry roads, I have had to make a few emergency stops and have felt quite confident in their performance. Quick starts on wet roadways result in absolutely no wheel slippage (partially attributed...  Read More

Introducing the Tire Rack Rolling Tire Storage Rack

Our wall mounted Tire Storage Rack has been one of our best-selling accessory items for years. While it's still a popular item, we have decided to add to our arsenal of storage solutions and are pleased to offer the Tire Rack Rolling Tire Storage Rack. The Tire Rack Rolling Tire Storage Rack is a well-engineered option that easily stores and moves up to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Far exceeded expectations, especially in snow. After buying a CPO Q5 3.2 late in the winter and experiencing the oem Dunlops, I needed to decide on some a/s tires, and many of the usual go-to tires were sold out.I knew the Conti-General product line is excellent, based on my experience with a few models, so I took a chance on these RT tires. I hoped that 700...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

Had the previous generation Verde (not Plus) on my previous Mercedes MLs. Moved up a size to the GL, and immediately after purchase took off the factory run-flat tires, replacing them with the Verde Plus. Extremely happy with them. I don't cut corners - the size is a touch too large (285 vs. 275) for the vehicle but that's part of what needs to be done. Ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Replaced these for the stock wheels on my used 2009 Saturn Vue initially. Now buying another set for the harsh NY winter. Couldn't believe the traction in snow. My travels to work from home involve uphill at night & downhill in the morning. I'd never buy another tire for my SUV. Great tires for Spring through Fall also.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT SUV

Have had Ultra Grip WRT SUV studded tires for two winters on 4 wheel drive Yukon. My summer tires are the Michelin MS2 which I leave on until the first snow fall. Noticeable difference when I put the snow tires on, especially on ice. The only time I have been caught off guard is when fresh snow is on top of ice, the studs can't reach through when on loose...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

Purchased these tires for my Prius Touring (I liked the regular tire size better than the touring so had them swapped to the 15in rims) while living in the PacNW for harsh winter driving to and from work. Tires were abused on logging roads,(yup went hunting in a prius and got funny looks from lifted truck drivers...) excelled in warm wet environments, and...  Read More

Big Savings on Big Snow Tires

If you have a lifted 4x4 truck, Jeep or SUV with 35" mud tires, you may think you're ready for the worst conditions, but you're not. Four-wheel drive will obviously help you accelerate and ground clearance will help with deeper snow, however your mud tires are holding you back.  In order to have great snow grip, a tire must have the right compound, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

I purchased a 2013 Ford Explorer 4x4 in December 2012. It came with Michelin Latitude Touring tires 245/60R-18. These are probably the worse tires to put on an SUV and after reading a lot of reviews possibly any car. I went through two Cleveland winters with them and refused to take on another. I consider these Michelins to be absolutely treacherous in snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

These tires are great! We have 3 sets. I have 63,000 miles on my SUV with these and my girlfriend has over 40,000 on her 2005 Altima . I see many bad reviews but wonder how many people get a wheel alignment after installing new tires like you should. I also noticed some people had put them on old cars. That makes a difference too. I take very good care of my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The original tires on the Sonata 2.0T were Hankook's and were touted as all season tires able to handle light snow. Well those tires were downright treacherous in the ice/snow, even in light snow. I decided after driving in last year's Baltimore winter which was quite snowy and cold, I would opt to buy a set of winter tires as part of a Tire Rack wheel/tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I was driving last Saturday in snow that was coming down heavily.My car is rear wheel drive.I live on a lake where the hills are 45 degrees.SUV's & front wheel drive vehicles were having a rough go at it.My car had not lost traction at all with these four X-ice on all wheels.In Maryland no one uses winter tires that I have come across in 20 years living here...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Wow! Amazing! These tires make driving in snow FUN! The worse the roads get the more I want to drive. Grip is great. These tires combined with the cars Stabilitrac make it sure footed in slippery conditions. Confidence inspiring. I've tried to find the limits of these tires and so far I've been unsuccessful. They've done everything I've asked for. These...  Read More