The All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Tested on Our Track

As a longtime owner of a first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, I have been very excited about the upcoming 2016 model. The new 2016 MX-5 is often referred to by its production code "ND" in the automotive community as opposed to the previous generation 2006-2015 model's production code of "NC". The design of the new generation MX-5 has been impressing drivers...  Read More

More Grip for Your 2015 Ford Mustang Fastback GT Performance Pack

As we saw for ourselves at Willow Springs, Ford has done an awewsome job with brand new S550 2015 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack! As you can see in the video, the driver had a great lap, but even the best cars can desire more grip. How about swapping on some custom fit closeout matte graphite 20x10 ET40 Hotckis Y-Sports on Extreme Performance Summer...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If you were to check out customer survey results for the top two tires in the Max Performance Summer category, you would find that the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is currently ranked number one. I've used a set on my own vehicle and you can learn about my experience by taking a look at "Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires Installed on My Car." The second...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I drove from Durham NH back to central Maine during the snowstorm last wed afternoon and had no problems with loss of traction on either interstate or secondary roads. I purchased the Tirerack recommended tire/wheel package and am completely satisfied. I had to pass many vehicles which came to complete stops on small hills(about 0.5mi long),probably using...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Got these tires with a wheel package (18x8 Enkei Performance M52 Hyper black). Awesome combo. The wheels are very high quality and really bump up the appearance of an already great looking vehicle (my opinion of course).The stock Goodyear RS-A's were great tires. I was going to get them again, but upon reviews I splurged for what reviews said were an even...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

Selected a 18 wheel and tire package from Tire Rack. A must for a high horsepower rear wheel drive car. Had a rough winter in NE Ohio this year and had no issues getting around. Deep Snow and Ice traction was excellent. With the narrow tire profile I never felt the front of the car plow when turning.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

GREAT winter tires! I went with the Tire Rack Winter tire and steel wheel package. One thing about going with this package is if you get hubcaps MAKE SURE you zip tie them on or they will be gone within 48 hours as mine were. They barely stayed on the rims but I thought it was good enough. Now on to these great snow tires, my wife drives a RAV all wheel...  Read More

A New Look for Your MR2 Spyder

Name a fun, affordable and reliable mid-engine car? Sounds like a trick question, but the 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder hits that rare trifecta. WHEEL DIAMETER As you look at Spyder wheel options, you'll see wheels ranging in diameter from 15"-18". Although the Spyder can run 15", 16", 17" and 18" wheels, staying with a 15" wheel allows for broader tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture AT KL78

Bought these last year as part of a winter tire/wheel package for my wife's Ford Edge. My wife and I are very pleased with these Kuhmo's. We had no issues whatsoever driving anytime the snow accumulated. In fact I looked forward to driving on the unplowed hilly streets this past winter. These tires are somewhat noisy due to the aggressive tread pattern, but...  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 Firestone Winterforce

I purchased a wheel and snow tire package as i do alot of driving in all weather conditions and feel that my OEM tires are not up to the task of winter driving they are 225/45/18 ( w) rated that's why the winter tire package So far I have been extremely pleased with the tires have driven from Washington DC to Boston through all kinds of conditions and the...  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 Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season

Crow for dinner anyone? Back when I purchased my VW Passat it came with the ContiProContact P7's 235/45 18's and so I knew they were about as Plain-Jane as you could get. They were also noisy and they didn't really blend well with my Sport Package Passat.Onward: I was so annoyed with the loud noise I swapped out the very cool VW 18-inch wheels for the not so...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package vs. Buying Winter Tires Only

You've decided that dedicated winter tires are the right choice for you. After doing your research, you decided to go with either the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 or Michelin X-Ice Xi3 to increase your driving confidence and safety. Next, you must decide if you want to simply purchase tires to mount on your current wheels, or buy a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel...  Read More

Where Do I Get My Tires Installed?

Tire Rack is a mail order company that ships products from their Indiana, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Nevada and Colorado distribution centers. Regardless of where you might be located, standard ground shipping can typically have our products delivered in just 1-2 business days. When purchasing a Tire & Wheel Package, your items will come...  Read More

Meet You at the Starting Line

The Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line school kicked off its 2015 season in Los Angeles, California recently. A partnership between the Sports Car Club of America and Tire Rack, the school allows enthusiasts a professional, all-inclusive entry into the world of performance driving. While at the school, you’ll develop key concepts of all forms of motorsports while...  Read More

Tires and Wheels for Your 2012+ Porsche 911 Carrera S (991 C2S)

There may not be a substitute for a Porsche, but if you're taking your new 911 to track, there's definitely stickier tires that will help you achieve faster lap times. Streetable Track & Competition tires, like the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, let 911 drivers run great times at the track without the hassle of switching tires or towing. The Michelin Pilot...  Read More

All-Season and Winter Tire Options for the Chevy SS Sports Sedan

Chevy's new SS sports sedan is awesome! This machine offers 415 horsepower, Brembo brakes, state-of-the-art suspension, forged wheels and room to haul the family and golf clubs. What more could an SS owner possibly want?  A performance vehicle like the SS sports sedan comes equipped with summer performance tires. Summer tires aren't to be used...  Read More

Conquer the Snow with Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

About twelve years ago, our SUV-test fleet consisted of 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Since then, we've had sportier SUVs like the Touareg and Cayenne. However, there's a part of me that misses the Grand Cherokee. There is something about sitting in a Jeep that makes you feel like you're unbounded and that you can travel anywhere. And apparently, there are many...  Read More

Review of Winter Tires for a Honda Civic

In "Best Winter Tires for Honda Civic" I discussed outfitting my 2014 Honda Civic Si with Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 winter tires and Sparco Terra wheels in preparation for the upcoming winter months. After our initial blast of winter in October and November, I really haven't had a chance to try this tire in a real-world winter environment, outside of our in-...  Read More