Fuzion Tires: A Quick Review

"The partnership between the 215/55VR-17 Fuzion VRi and my Infiniti G35X was an instant success. Be it on the highway or treading through winter snow, the performance was better than I had expected. In my opinion, the best cost-performance tire I have ever owned." -Tire Rack Consumer ReviewConsumer reviews can be very helpful when buying tires...  Read More

Speaking comparatively, it's all about Bridgestone performance tires.

If you're looking for a way to compare Bridgestone tires, Tire Rack is your one-stop spot for all the right information. We've been strong supporters of the brand for years, which is why we carry a full line of Bridgestone passenger and light truck tires. Even Blizzak snow tires for those colder, ice-filled months.Almost every tire on our site features a...  Read More

BMW Driving School: what a blast!

Just got back from a great day in South Carolina at the BMW Performance Driving center. I have to say that after getting behind the wheel of the 135i, 335i and amazing M3, I am impressed beyond belief! The driving school featured the (relatively) new Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec, and even the instructors were impressed by the amount of grip they provided...  Read More

New LM60 Bridgestone Blizzak Snow tires

Don't let this happen to you :Avoid this situation by using Bridgestone Winter tires.  Whats new? The popular Bridgestone Blizzak LM25 is being replaced with the new Blizzak LM60 .    What has changed?  While the old Blizzak LM25 was a great snow tire, the the redesigned LM60 is moving the balance closer to the snow traction side of the equation by using...  Read More

Let's Review: Shock Absorbers, Tires and More

At Tire Rack—we love a good review. Even if it's bad. Our consumer survey results give you great product information. From shock absorber reviews to snow tire ratings, every comment our previous customers provide helps you, in turn, make an educated purchase. And it also helps us determine which products are right for you, too.Search by vehicle. We'll...  Read More

So smooth, it's shocking.

At Tire Rack, we make it really easy to buy shocks online. Search by vehicle, and we'll recommend the best suspension options for your car, light truck or suv. We've done the research, comparisons and testing. From Bilstein to KYB, KONI and more— every brand we offer is an industry leader that meets our strictest standards. Shocks are an integral part of...  Read More

I Leased my Car Should I buy Snow Tires or Snow Tires and Wheels?

I answer this question often and see clients struggling on what to do with the snow package.  "Should I use a winter tire and wheel package or use my stock wheels and remount my summer and winter tires each season?" This is the conversion summary on a winter package I helped a client with this week.  He had leased a 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX for three years. ...  Read More

Michelin LTX M/S, Mud and Snow Something I Know...

What does the M/S really stand for on the Michelin LTX M/S.  Technically it's a rating a tire can achieve by meeting certain criteria.  Putting words together in elementary grammar was not my favorite subject and they do say a picture is worth a thousand words....  THE MUD The Michelin LTX M/S is considered a Highway All-Season tire.  Which is where I spent...  Read More

Blizzak LM-25's Make Winter Driving Enjoyable!

When you purchase a great product you always want to tell someoneabout it.  Like wise when you purchase a not so good product you also tell others about it.  I would like to highlight some feedback from a few of the 339 other consumers to-date with 9 out of 10 saying "Yes" they would purchase again.  This tire also ranks in the top 97% compared to the best...  Read More

Blizzak Snow Tires Brought Me Through Again

As the Tire Rack is currently conducting road rides and also testing winter tires at a local ice ring.  I remember a trip into work last December on my snow tires the Bridgestone Blizzak WS 60.  The weather had been cold with lots of snow, then turned warm with lots of freezing rain and black ice.  Of course any time the weather gets really bad it seems to...  Read More

Shock Absorbers: Buying Made Easy

It's true, some find it hard. And that's understandable, given the amount of suspension products on the market. If one isn't familiar with suspension systems, and shocks are a pretty valuable part of them, it could complicate the decision-making process.At Tire Rack, we appreciate the learning curve. We do our homework, testing products and compiling...  Read More

Highest Rated 350Z tires

Now that there are some real options in the right sizes for the 350Z, it is interesting to see which 350Z tires get the highest ratings from our consumer Tire Reviews. In the 225/45-18 and 245/45-18 size combination, the top non-winter tires (a couple winter tires actually achieve the highest ratings) are the Bridgestone RE960AS Pole Position and the Micheli...  Read More

Testing Winters Tires in the Summer?!

I recently tested the following winter tires:   Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 Continental ExtremeWinterContact Dunlop Graspic DS-3   The fact we were testing snows at this time of year seemed odd at first considering it was sunny and warm.  I know that people often do drive their snow tires when it is dry and warm as well as when it is...  Read More

350Z Tire Options

The Nissan 350Z came in quite a few configurations:  Base, Enthusiast, Gran Touring, NISMO, Touring and Track (not to mention Coupe or Convertible in several of these configurations. The Base, Enthusiast, and Touring models came with a 225/45-18 Front tire and 245/45-18 rear tire.  In 2003, these were quite unique sizes and there weren't many tire options...  Read More

The Star Spec's Made by Dunlop Shine Brightly!

One day was really not long enough to drive at the BMW Performance Center in Greer, SC.  I am definitely wanting more time on the Dunlop extreme performance tires on the BMW 1 series and 3 series Sedans I was driving.  Going into the event I knew the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec was a very good tire from previous tire testing the Tire Rack...  Read More

New Bridgsestone Blizzak Winter / Snow Tires

Bridgestone has been building some of the best winter tires in the world for many years.  In 2008 and 2009 Bridgestone has introduced several new models of the classic Blizzak. Through the use of new advances in tread compound and design they've improved the winter performance of their line-up. Here's a breakdown of the new additions to the Blizzak lineup. B...  Read More

Choosing a winter / snow tire

Like any significant purchase decision, having the right information is the key to choosing the right winter tire or snow tire. The first question often asked is "Do I need dedicated winter/snow tires?"  Here are a couple of tire tests that can help you answer that question:Testing on Ice:  Winter/Snow tires vs. All-season tires vs. Summer tiresAll-season...  Read More

Dunlop SP Sport Signature, High Performance All Season Tires

The Dunlop SP Sport Signature is a great tire for the consumer who is looking for a performance tire at a great price.  Many times I get the question "What are other people buying?"  This is one tire I have seen become more popular as of late. More consumers are going with this Dunlop SP Sport Signature tire providing the following features. 60,000 Mile...  Read More

Win with the right tire on the track or on the street.

Whether you are searching for the best performance car tire for the street or the fastest Hoosier Tires for your track car, my experience driving on the street and on the track will help you make the best decision.One of the most important questions you have to ask yourself when buying performance tires is, "Exactly what will I be using them for and what...  Read More

STOP : in the name of satisfaction.

What are you looking for from your brakes? Less dust, more stopping power, longer wear? The answer I commonly get is "YES" Like most things in life, brakes come with trade-offs. There really isn't one perfect combination that suits all applications, but our performance categories and the characteristics associated with each can help you make your choice.Are...  Read More