New Steel Wheels for Jeeps

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Steve Huffman

Since WWII, the Jeep has been an American off-road icon. In fact, it could possibly be the single most modified vehicle in the United States. Most Jeep owners want to customize their ride to their liking and needs. This almost always includes a new set of wheels. For years we have heard the demand for a basic black steel wheel. We hear you loud and clear and are now proud to offer you several options from Black Rock.

Black Rock wheels, manufactured in California, are specifically engineered for serious off-road and rock climbing applications with fitments available for Jeeps, SUVs and lifted trucks. Both affordable and durable, Black Rock's wheels feature heavy gauge steel rims that won't chip or crack, look great and provide rugged styling for tough off-road conditions. These wheels are made in 15" and 16" diameters with various widths from 7", 8" and 10" wide.

Black Rock 937 Type 8P

Black Rock 941 Dune Steel

Black Rock 950 Lobo Steel

View the complete offering from Black Rock and see if one is right for your application.

Best Winter / Snow Tires for 2013-2014

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Colin .

Now's the time to purchase your winter / snow tires! Winter tires are offered in three performance categories: Performance Winter / Snow, Studless Ice & Snow and Studdable Winter / Snow.

Performance Winter / Snow tires are for drivers who want enhanced dry road handling and are willing to trade some snow and ice traction to get it. Studless Ice & Snow tires are designed for those who want to maximize snow and ice traction without the inconvenience of using winter tire studs. Studdable Winter / Snow tires provide basic snow traction and/or the additional security by adding optional winter tire studs to enhance traction on ice.


The Blizzak WS70 and DM-V1 are ranked highly in the Studless Ice & Snow category and continue to score well in our customer feedback. We've been the largest single source of Blizzak studless winter / snow tires in the United States since their introduction in 1993 and have always been impressed with their traction on ice and in snow.   


Dunlop is replacing their very popular Performance Winter / Snow SP Winter Sport 3D with the SP Winter Sport 4D. The tires were developed for sports cars, coupes and sedans that come from the factory equipped with low profile tires mounted on large diameter alloy wheels. They provide dry, wet and snow-covered road competence by delivering traction throughout winter's cold temperatures. Also, when you purchase a set of four SP Winter Sport 3D or 4D winter tires before the end of the year, you can receive a $60 mail-in rebate. View special offer details here.


In the Studless Ice & Snow category, take a look at Michelin's X-Ice Xi3, and if you own a light truck or SUV, consider their Latitude X-Ice Xi2. Both tires provide good ice and snow traction, along with predictable handling in cold, dry and wintry conditions. The X-Ice Xi2 meets Michelin's Green X standard for low rolling resistance that contributes to reducing vehicle fuel consumption and emissions from CO2 gases.

View all the brands of winter / snow tires we carry and find the one that's right for your vehicle.

Black Rock Steel Wheels Now Available for Trucks

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Marshall Wisler

Looking for more than an aluminum alloy option for your truck? We are pleased to announce the addition of Black Rock wheels to our inventory. With Black Rock now available to customers, there are sixteen new styles to choose from for your Jeep, SUV or lifted truck.  

Steel wheels are a cost effective and popular option for consumers looking for off-road capability or winter use. Black Rock wheels are available in various spoke counts and come with a black painted finish. Options are offered for most 5-, 6- and 8-lug patterns for late-model trucks. Both affordable and durable, Black Rock wheels feature heavy gauge steel rims that won't chip or crack, look great and provide rugged styling for tough off-road conditions.

View all Black Rock wheels available and see if one is right for your application.

Best Nissan Murano Tires for All-Season and Snow Traction.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Gary Stanley

My in-laws recently purchased a 2010 Nissan Murano SL. They were looking for a crossover SUV to use for traveling and daily driving and this vehicle fit the bill perfectly. While the Murano was in excellent condition, the tires were not. The tires' remaining tread depth measured at 4/32" in the rear and closer to 2/32" in the front. With winter fast approaching, this is not an acceptable tread depth for reliable snow traction that we need in this part of the country. We recommend a minimum tread depth of 6/32" to begin a winter season. Below this depth and the tire is reduced to "nibbling" at the snow rather than biting through it to find traction. 

I prefer winter / snow tires for our area, especially due to the heavy lake effect snowstorms that frequent during the winter months. Winter tires, like the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1, have much better winter traction than an all-season option. You can view my experience with this tire on a crossover vehicle by reading "My Story on Winter Tires."

However, my in-laws only to want purchase a single set of tires to use year-round, so I needed to find them an all-season tire with especially good snow traction. Affordable tires with great ride quality, treadwear and wet traction were also high on their priority list. Rather than purchase aftermarket rims, these were to be installed on the factory aluminum alloy wheels. Based on their situation, I recommended three tires, the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology, Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia and Firestone Destination LE 2

 CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
 Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia
Bridgestone Dueler H/L
422 Ecopia
 Firestone Destination LE 2
Firestone Destination
LE 2

Which tires did they choose? It would be hard to go wrong with any of these tires as they're all very highly ranked in our customer survey results. After looking over our data, customer reviews and tire tests, they chose the Continental Cross Contact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology for its winter traction and 70,000-mile treadwear warranty.   

To see if your tires are appropriate for winter driving, read "Tread Depth - Why Too Little is Never Enough."

Which Winter / Snow Tire is Best for You?

Friday, August 30, 2013 by Neal O'Neal

As much as we don't like to admit it, summer is ending and snow is just around the corner. When it comes to winter driving, traction is key and it starts with your tires. Even those vehicles with four-wheel drive, ABS or traction control still rely on their tires for maximum traction.

By design, all-season tires trade a little dry and wet road traction in moderate and warm temperatures to provide light snow traction in below freezing temperatures. Winter / snow tires trade a little dry and wet road handling in moderate and warm temperatures to emphasize wet, ice and snow traction in cold to moderate temperatures.

Below are the performance categories of snow tires available for passenger cars, trucks and SUVs.

I would recommend placing an advance order when you are sure of your selection, rather than waiting until you are in the midst of the snow season. This will help assure the product you want will be available for you, and likely get it to you ahead of the snowfall. For items that are not in stock yet, our order process doesn't charge your credit card until the product leaves our distribution center, therefore no advance charges will appear on your monthly statement until your order ships.

Take a look at our Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages to help you get to your destinations smoothly in winter's worst conditions. They are the best way to outfit your vehicle for the winter season. You'll have the best tires for the conditions you're driving in this winter!

Best Tires for the SUV or Crossover That Stays on the Street

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Gary Stanley

Let's be honest. The majority of drivers of SUVs and all-wheel drive crossover vehicles rarely, if ever, take their cars off-road. Most of their driving involves the daily grind of commuting and the everyday errands of life. Many trips involve going to the grocery store and the occasional visit to the home improvement store. 

Street-oriented drivers did not purchase their vehicles to handle off-road conditions such as loose rocks, steep elevations and deep mud. Off-road enthusiasts will focus on aggressive tires found in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain and Off-Road Maximum Traction performance categories. However, most crossover and SUV drivers are looking for tires that can deliver all-season traction, good treadwear, respectable ride quality and long treadlife. Tires that best deliver these results fall into the Highway All-Season and Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season categories.

Highway All-Season

Michelin LTX M/S2
Michelin LTX M/S2
 Firestone Destination LE2
Firestone Destination LE 2

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season

 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
Pirelli Scorpion Verde
All Season
 CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus

All four tires in the photos above are highly rated in our customer survey results. Of these tires, the Firestone Destination LE 2 represents one of the best values for the dollar available today. For more information on this tire, read "Firestone Destination LE Replaced by the New Firestone Destination LE 2."

To view all tires available for your crossover or SUV, shop by vehicle.

Performance Engine Upgrades for Your Car, SUV and Pickup

Friday, August 16, 2013 by Neal O'Neal

Not only do we offer the best performance wheels, tires and suspension selection for your vehicle, but we also offer performance engine upgrades. I receive many calls from enthusiasts who are overall quite happy with their vehicle, however are looking for a little more power. Hypertech Power Programmers and AIRAID air intake systems are a great addition for the individual looking for safe and reliable horsepower gains.

Founded in 1985, Hypertech has been an industry leader in increasing engine efficiency, horsepower and torque for cars and trucks. Their Max Energy Sport Power Programmer is developed specifically for late model imports, while the Max Energy Power Programmer tunes late model cars and trucks. Some of the expected improvements you'll see from using these products, include:

  • RPM “rev” Limiter
  • Top-Speed Limiter
  • 0-60 mph Electronic Throttle Restriction
  • Read and Clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
  • Return to Stock or Change Option Settings
  • Internet Updateable

Founded in 1997, AIRAID started developing and manufacturing air intake systems for light trucks and SUVs utilizing the cotton-gauze filter technology. Since then, AIRAID evolved to the next level with the introduction of SynthaMax filters. These 100% synthetic, non-oiled and washable filters are easy to maintain and can be reused by simply washing the filter with a mild household detergent and rinsing. AIRAID offers a wide selection of cold air intakes and air box/air intake tube combinations for your gas or diesel pickup and Jeep. Their QuickFit line has shown to increase airflow between 20% to 200% with horsepower gains from 6hp to 18hp, depending on vehicle.

Industry proven safe power gains from two industry pioneers for your vehicle. Which one is right for you?

Looking for the Best Off-Road Wheels for Your Jeep? MAMBA Delivers Exceptional Style with Off-Road Strength

Friday, June 21, 2013 by Zig Ziegler

Mud never looked so good! That's a mantra many Jeep owners can get behind. Jeep owners want wheels that look as good on the road as they do off of it. MAMBA's off-road style wheels offer tough and rugged individualism, incorporate industrial design and advanced engineering. Perfect for standard height or lifted Jeeps, trucks and SUVs, MAMBA sets the mark high with the philosophy: wheels that look tough should BE tough. 

The most iconic and popular wheel offered by MAMBA is the MR1X. It's featured in both a silver and black painted finish. MR1X wheels have a clean, slightly concave, 5-spoke design for that typical off-road "Jeep" look. MAMBA dials the style up a notch with the black painted M13. The M13 adds a more dimensional design to the 5-spoke wheel and also features subtle silver rivet accents.

 Mamba MR1X - Silver Painted
MAMBA MR1X Silver Painted
 Mamba MR1X - Black Painted
MAMBA MR1X Black Painted
 Mamba M13


 Mamba M1X
 Mamba M2X

For any Jeep owner that really wants to make a statement, take a look at the M1X and M2X. The M1X and M2X feature a more radical design with a machined face with black painted accents which really add depth and a more three-dimensional look. These wheels make as much of a statement in the city as they do on the trail. 

When it's time to upgrade the wheels on your Jeep, shop by vehicle and view all MAMBA wheels offered to transform your stock Jeep into a more aggressive looking off-road machine

WORX Wheels Now Available at Tire Rack

Friday, May 3, 2013 by Zig Ziegler

WORX wheels are the newest addition to the Ultra line. Ultra also manufacturers Ultra Muscle, Ultra Motorsports Xtreme and Ultra Motorsports wheels. The WORX line of wheels are designed and manufactured as "Serious Truck Wheels" because all WORX wheels are covered by a lifetime structural warranty.

Located in Fullerton, California, WORX takes pride in its workmanship and offers unique styling with a healthy dose of attitude and attention to detail. Available to fit a broad range of light trucks and SUVs, the wheels are developed to accommodate most tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). WORX wheels are offered in different styles and finishes, such as chrome plated, black painted, black painted with spot milling and bright PVD.

 WORX 801 Triad
WORX 801 Triad
 WORX 802 Havoc
WORX 802 Havoc


 WORX 803 Beast
WORX 803 Beast
 WORX 805 Tyrant
WORX 805 Tyrant 8-Lug

The WORX 801 Triad has an aggressive look and unique three-spoke design. It's offered in 8-lug configurations for both single rear wheel and dually trucks. WORX 802 Havoc and 805 Tyrant wheels have a rugged off-road appearance with a simulated bead-lock look. The WORX 803 Beast has a more classic and clean looking design with six-split spokes.

To see which WORX wheels are available for your vehicle, shop by vehicle and upgrade the look of your truck or SUV today!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Monday, April 29, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.8

2010 Subaru Impreza 5-Door
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Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 8,000 Miles on Tires
April 22, 2013

I live at a ski resort at 8500 feet with an annual snowfall of 500". These tires on a subaru were awesome. I passed other all wheel drives and SUVs that didn't have snow tires and they were sliding off the road. The traction is unbelievable. These tires were cheaper than blizzaks and I knew I would be driving some highway miles as well. Stopping and turning on snow was no problem. Driving up to Alta and Snowbird was a dream! I am not sure about the wear. I drove 2000 dry highway miles and then six months of 50/50 snow and dry driving and the tires look brand new.


Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Integrity

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Integrity Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2008 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD
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Miles driven on tires: 200
Location: South Burlington, VT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
March 11, 2013

My new Honda Pilot SUV came equipped with Goodyear Integrity tires. When it came to time to replace the tires, I decided to replace them with the same exact tire since I was happy with their pass performance. After getting the new Integrity's put on, I noticed a road noise that I never heard before. I gave the tires a week, but the road noise did not go away. I went back to the dealer and they heard the noticed the noise too. The dealer re-balanced the tires, checked my wheel bearings, etc. But that did not help. I called Goodyear to ask for a refund under their 30 day drive policy, they said they do not refund money, they will only put me in another GY tire. GY decided to put another set of Integrity tires on. Well that did not help either. I asked GY for a refund again, they said no. Then GY wanted to put on Dunlop Signature tires. Since the dunlop tire cost sligthly more they gave me a minimal upagrade price I would have to pay. After they put the dunlops on, the price all of a sudden went up substantially. I said I did not what the tires. Then GY said they would refund all my money and take their tires back. At this point I was just feed up, I paid the difference and kept the dunlop tires. I've had the dunlop's for a few weeks and they are fine, I like them and there is no road noise. I think that Goodyear had a bad batch of Integrity tires because both sets had the same problem of noticable road noise.


New from Hotchkis: Performance Wheels

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Ben Rooney

Hotchkis has a long and successful history of offering suspension upgrades for domestic muscle cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, European performance vehicles and Japanese sport compact vehicles. Now they're bringing their expertise in tuning for domestic muscle cars to the wheel market. Launching in 2013, the Hotchkis wheel line-up consists of the H-Sport, Y- Sport and S-Sport. These wheels are designed to fit the current crop of domestic muscle cars: Mustang, Camaro and Challenger.

H-Sport wheels come in a black or silver finish and feature a distinctive 13-spoke design. The Y-Sport is the Hotchkis interpretation of the classic motorsport-style Y-spoke design. Finish options for this wheel include matte graphite silver and machined face with matte graphite accent. Finally, the S-Sport utilizes a sporty and classic split five-spoke design. It comes in a traditional silver finish and a machined with black accent.

As I enjoy playing around and putting wheels on vehicles, I'm especially fond of the Hotchkis S-Sport in machined with black accent on a black Dodge Challenger. View all the new Hotchkis wheels and find the one that you like best for your muscle car!

Give Your Truck Some Attitude with WORX Wheels

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by Ben Rooney

WORX TyrantHavoc. Tyrant. Beast. The names evoke boldness and aggression. New to our lineup for the first quarter of 2013, WORX wheels back up their attention-grabbing names with extroverted styling. 

Headquartered in Fullerton, California, WORX takes pride in its workmanship and offers unique styling with a healthy dose of attitude and attention to detail. Available to fit a broad range of light trucks and SUVs, they are offered in chrome and black finishes.

While the broad strokes will catch your eye first, they also feature subtler touches like surface details on the spokes and milled or machined accents on black-finished wheels. All WORX wheels are covered by a lifetime structural warranty.

A set of WORX wheels with an aggressive tire like the Dick Cepek Crusher would make a Tire & Wheel Package that sets your truck apart from the pack. 

View all available WORX styles and enter your vehicle information to see which one is a match for your truck. 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.11

2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0T Sedan
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Location: Williamsburg, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
January 26, 2013

I live in Tidewater Virginia. We get little snow but when we do it's chaos. No one has winter tires and no one knows how to drive in snow. There are very few plows or salt trucks. People act as if it is the end of the world. When I put Ultra High Performance summer tires on my car, I knew I had to get winter tires for the times it does snow. Last night we got about 3 inches and as usual, people here panic, drive too slow, or drive too fast. Many crashes, one death already. I quirky figured out the limits of these tires with some quick stops, acceleration, and swerving in a parking lot. Then went on my way. I always knew what the tires were going to do. I drove around all wheel drive SUVs on all season tires and never had an issue. I never locked the tires or got into the ABS. I never spun the tires or ended up needing traction control or the stability assistance. Great tires! Well worth the purchase. The are stable on the highway for my commute (50 miles to work) They don't corner badly and are pretty quiet. Well done Michelin!

Designed for Your Light-Duty or Heavy-Duty Truck, WORX Wheels Impress!

Friday, January 25, 2013 by Doc Horvath

Whether you own a standard Ford F-150 for running errands or a Chevy 3500 Dually for heavy hauling, the new line of wheels from WORX has something to offer. With choices available in finishes such as black with spot milling, chrome plated and bright PVD, WORX provides different options for light trucks and SUVs. Guaranteed fitments ranging between 18" and 20" diameters with some models available in 16" and 17" diameters offers drivers multiple sizing options. 

A few models, such as the Havoc, feature an innovative spot milling manufacturing technique that allows the wheel to show small windows or accent areas that are machined to reveal the bright aluminum hidden under the black paint. After the process, the wheel gets a layer of clearcoat paint for protection. 

The most impressive wheel to me in the lineup is the Triad. It's available to fit many popular applications on the road today. There's even a model that's perfectly designed for dually trucks. A unique three-spoke design provides the same load capacity as a conventional wheel, therefore strength will never be a concern. All WORX wheels are covered by a lifetime structural warranty.

It's a safe bet that you won't see wheels similar to these any time soon! Check out the full line of WORX wheels to see which one is the right fit for your vehicle.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWSReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.36

2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 Sedan
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Location: New Windsor, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2013

on the survey reviews for this category Ultra Performance All Season, this ranked #2 with over 2million reviews. Bridgestone was actually higher with 900K reviews. but having had poor experience with Bridgestones on Infiniti SUV & on Pathfinder, based on the excellent customer reviews for the Continentals, decided to give them a try. & it didn't hurt that the cost was much lower than the B's.
Overall, am very very happy & satisfied I had chosen these tires for my wife's car. Have to admit, in a rear wheel drive car this performed excellent in 2 very recent snow storms & 2 very strong rainstorms with driving wind, we felt so safe & confident vs. driving our Pathfinder (even tho I have my favorite General Grabbers AT2's on them, which btw are better performers on my Durango than the PF) - that says a lot about these Continentals! They were purchased with the express purpose of winter driving. I highly recommend these tires for overall top performance, traction & no noise smooth rides.

Get a Great Tire and Save Money with Closeout Fuzion Tires

Friday, January 18, 2013 by Cy Chowattukunnel

When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, everyone wants to save money without compromising safety. That's why we test tires and currently provide over 2.8 billion miles of customer feedback to help you select the right tire. With many different options to choose from, you're likely to find an option that works for you and your budget.

In addition to these services, we're also fortunate to have strong relationships with the manufacturers so we can offer you some great tires with closeout savings. At this time, take advantage of the the Ultra High Performance Summer Fuzion ZRi and On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Fuzion XTi at amazing pricing.

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Fuzion ZRi
Closeout On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Fuzion XTI*
Fuzion XTi

Take a look at the popular 225/45R17 ZRi that's been marked down to $61*. This tire is a good choice for drivers in rainy climates, such as Florida, because of its wet grip capabilities. Developed to meet the needs of sport compact and sports car driving enthusiasts and tuners, the tire provides crisp and responsive handling in both wet and dry conditions. Fuzion ZRi tires also feature Rim Guard rubber ridges on its lower sidewalls to function as bumpers to help protect wheels from curb damage.

Other closeout ZRi sizes include:

Are you looking for some moderate off-road capability and a more rugged look for your Jeep, 1/2-ton truck or SUV? The Fuzion XTi will do the job without bombarding you with mud tire drone. Blending overall performance with aggressive styling, this tire meets enthusiasts needs without compromising comfort or affordability. Even better, you can purchase this tire at a great price! For example, the 225/70R16 option is priced at only $79*.

Other closeout XTi sizes include:

Whether you're ready for cruising the strip or about to hit some trails, take a look at what some customers are saying about their experiences with the tires:

"These tires have proved exceptional. Dry weather cornering is outstanding and very predictable. The main revelation is in the wet where the Fuzion has completely cured the unstable understeer exhibited with my previous tires. The A6 2.7T Quattro is quick, but heavy. It had an unpredictable push on the previous tires, but now it is a joy in both the wet and dry." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2004 Audi A6 2.7T (Fuzion ZRi)

"I really liked the look of this tire for the price. This is the best tire I have ever bought. As an outdoorsman, this tire has been off road for many hunting trips. This tire has outperformed any tire in any condition I have subjected it to. I am on your website today to purchase a new set!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4 Regular Cab Long Box (Fuzion XTi)

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Best On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Tires in Snow

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Gary Stanley

Dedicated winter / snow tires perform better than non-winter tires on snow- and ice-covered roads. The downside is that winter tires aren't designed for year-round use, therefore an additional set of tires is needed.  

In light of this, some light truck and SUV drivers choose to compromise and use one set of tires all 12 months of the year. Many will choose a tire from the Highway All-Season or Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category because of their quiet ride and long wear. 

However, for drivers who are willing to deal with more road road noise and slightly reduced road handling, On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires are worth considering for their better snow traction. On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires (commonly referred to as A/T tires) typically have snow and ice traction that's better than street all-season tires but fall short of the winter performance of a dedicated winter / snow tire. 

Which of the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires have the best snow traction? The following are my top three choices:

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
BFGoodrich All-Terrain
General Grabber AT2
General Grabber
AT 2
Goodyear Wranger SilentArmor
Goodyear Wrangler

As you can see, all three tires have a fairly aggressive tread pattern with many small tread blocks and multiple sipes for better snow, ice and off-road traction. Based on our extensive customer survey data, the General Grabber AT 2 has higher ratings for deep snow traction, light snow traction and ice traction, while being a bit louder and slightly stiffer riding than the other two options. However, these differences were separated by very few points, so it's hard to go wrong with any one of these tires. 

Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about their experiences with the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO, General Grabber AT 2 and Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor:

"I bought these to replace my Original Equipment which honestly were horrible in snow. I slid everywhere, even in the rain. Bought these (BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO) and it is like a whole different truck. I love these tires and will buy them for every truck I ever own as long as they stay this good. Have had them on for about 10,000 miles and they still look new, and I am what they call an aggressive driver. I really love these tires. If they made them to fit all my vehicles, I would buy them for all of them. Best tires I have come across for my truck hands down! Buy them, you won't be disappointed." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2008 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4wd (BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO)

"These tires are amazing! i just put a new set on my truck because I was so happy with the performance of the last set. I live in rural North Dakota, so they get plenty of time to play in the mud, gravel and snow. My tire size is mountain/snowflake rated and I see why. They go through deep snow. When it starts snowing in town and you see all the other cars unable to get traction, I can keep it in two-wheel drive and go like it's dry pavement. Even blizzards can't slow them down!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 1999 Nissan Frontier XE 4wd (General Grabber AT 2)

"Best tires I have ever bought! Awesome traction in any condition: wet, dry, snow and even ice. Goodyear hit a home run with this design. 5 stars. I can't say enough good about this tire." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review (Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor)

Shop by vehicle today and upgrade your vehicle's snow and ice traction!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2002 Volkswagen Eurovan MV
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Location: Medford, OR
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 14, 2013

You ever want to taunt people in their fancy, 4-Wheel drive cars, or their giganto SUV's as they drive like idiots in the snow? Well, try passing all of these folks, some even with chains on, going up 6000 feet of vertical on a twisty road, covered in ice and hard-pack snow in a VW Eurovan....

Recently put these tires on my Eurovan, and it is BULLETPROOF in the snow/ice. Haven't done deep snow yet, but done quite a bit on ice and hard-pack, and they blow my Nokian Hakka R's out of the water. I'm not joking when I say that my vehicle is performing better than a Subaru (without snows) in these conditions.

These tires are quieter than my summer tires....uber quiet on the highway, very plush ride, and overall, I'm amazed. Best studless snow on the market...period. This, coming from a lifelong driver in harsh conditions.


O.Z. Racing Superturismo Dakar Wheels Make an Attractive Addition to Your Porsche Cayenne Turbo's Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by Zig Ziegler

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is for the driver who truly wants it all -- a twin turbo V8, top Speed over 170 mph and the space and comfort of a luxury SUV. All of that power can be rendered useless in the winter without the proper amount of grip for snow and ice. A Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package is the answer to ensure your Cayenne Turbo performs its best this winter!

Because the Porsche Cayenne Turbo is not the average SUV, many drivers don't want to put an average aftermarket wheel on their high performance SUV for winter driving. The best complement to Porsche's high style is to add an equally impressive wheel to your winter package. O.Z. Racing's Superturismo Dakar is an Italian made masterpiece that will rival your German masterpiece.

 O.Z. Racing Superturismo Dakar - Bright Silver
O.Z. Racing Superturismo Dakar - Bright
Silver Paint
 O.Z. Racing Superturismo Dakar - Matte Graphite Silver
O.Z. Racing Superturismo Dakar - Matte
Graphite Silver

The wheel features a clean 15-spoke design in both a matte graphite silver and bright silver paint finish. Since both wheels boast a fully painted finish, they will easily withstand whatever winter conditions are thrown at them. Road salt and grime can be rinsed right off during a typical car wash. Each wheel is a one-piece, low pressure cast that's offered with a two-year finish and two-year structural warranty.

Shop by vehicle to see if the O.Z. Racing Superturismo Dakar is offered for you Porsche Cayenne Turbo. If so, build a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package today!