Replace Brake Pads with Hawk

Friday, November 4, 2011 by Doc Horvath
Hawk LTS Truck/SUV PadsI recently upgraded my wife's GMC Envoy to larger 20" tires and wheels (SUVrims). And while everything initially looked great, I found the vehicle was in need of brake pad replacements. Turns out the new wheels I installed were much heavier than the original 17" wheels and the change (along with wider and heavier tires) were too much for the stock brake pads to handle. After some research, I selected the Hawk LTS Truck/SUV Pads and have been very pleased!

These Hawk brake pads incorporate severe-duty friction technology that combines the durability of Hawk's commercial fleet products with the better stopping power of its performance street and motorsports formulations.

Note: Brake pads are wear items and as such, should be inspected regularly and replaced as necessary. It's time for a brake pad replacement when approximately 1/8" of friction material remains on the steel backing plate.

Whether your SUV brakes are nearing their end or you're upgrading to a larger set of wheels and tires, take a look at the the Hawk LTS Truck/SUV Pads.

G2 Brake caliper paint for your brake calipers.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 by Gary Stanley
Are you looking for a simple and inexpensive way to improve the appearance of your car or your SUVRims? Look no further than The G-2 Brake Caliper PaintSystem set

  • G2 Paint

It is more than just a can of spray paint! This kit includes everything you need to add a high-performance look to your brake calipers and rear drums. 

Each kit includes:
  • 1 (14 oz.) aerosol can G2 BRAKE Cleaner Spray
  • 1 (4 oz.) metal can Brake Caliper Paint
  • 1 (1 oz.) glass jar PaintSystem Reactor
  • 1 stir stick
  • 1 application brush
  • 1 color decal
  • Detailed instructions
The G2 Paint Caliper sets are available in nine high-gloss, wear-resistant colors that can be selected to complement or contrast a vehicle's primary and/or accent colors. Available colors include: Red, Yellow, Blue, Silver, Gold, Black, Purple, Green, White, Pink and Orange. You can view the colors and see more information here


You also get the added benefit of corrosion protection and chemical resistance. 

The best part? You can do this job without removing your brakes!

New Truck and SUVRims Available at Tire Rack

Monday, June 14, 2010 by Chad Hocker
One of the largest classes of new Rims has arrived at Tire Rack allowing us to offer over 40 brands and over 500 models of rims -- all searchable by vehicle.

Yes, that's right. Tire Rack has taken the guesswork out of the fitment equation. We know the rim offset and fitment for each truck or SUV. We also offer the tires for you as well. Select a Rim and tire package and Tire Rack will mount and balance them at no charge prior to shipping. 

If you can change a spare tire you have the ability to install your new tires and rims when they arrive saving you even more money on the installation (most installers charge $10-$20 each to install new tires and rims).

Let's take a look at some of the new truck rims for 2010.


Assault Assault
Black w/Mach Lip
Crawl Crawl
Flat Black Painted
Justice Justice
Machined w/Flat Black Accent
DC-2 DC-2
Machined w/Black Accent




Baron Baron
Machined w/Black Accent
Drifter Drifter
Machined w/Black Accent
Gauntlet Gauntlet
Black Painted
Maverick Maverick
Machined w/Black Accent

Looking for SUV rims? Go Platinum.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by Tire Rack Team

We recently added Platinum Wheels to our list of premium aftermarket wheel brands. Produced by Ultra Wheel Company, these car and SUVrims will enhance the style and improve the performance of your vehicle.

Three styles—Apex, Saber and Widow—come in a variety of different finishes. Choose from hyper black with a machined lip, chrome plated or black with a machined lip and more. Take a look:

Apex Hyper Black with Machined Lip

Saber Chrome Plated
Widow Flat Black Painted

See all Platinum Wheels.



Best-Selling Truck Wheels

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
There are a number of performance and aesthetic benefits to installing aftermarket wheels on passenger vehicles—and those same benefits extend to trucks, too. Even SUVs. Aftermarket truck wheels reduce weight, improve acceleration and braking, add rigidity and increase the brake cooling process.

And they look darn cool, too. Check out these best-selling truck rims:

Ultra Rogue Machined w/ Black Accents

Granite Alloy LK1 Bright Silver

Mamba M2 Machined w/ Black Accents

To see more truck and SUVrims, and to see them on your vehicle, enter the Upgrade Garage.