Outfitting the New Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear Edition

The new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear Edition is the newest special edition Jeep named after the legendary Black Bear Pass in Telluride, Colorado that was cut into the Rocky Mountains back in the late 1800s. It's also one of the more dangerous roads to traverse in the country today.  The Black Bear Wrangler sets itself apart from the Sport model with...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Your Mazda Mazda3

The Mazda3 is Mazda's compact car entry offered in sedan (four doors) and hatchback (five doors) forms on a shared platform with Ford from 2010-2013. It has proven to be a very popular car with a wide array of powertrain ranging from 167 hp up to 267 in the Speed3 model. If you're looking for a quiet and smooth all-season tire that does well in winter in the...  Read More

Best All-Season and Snow Tires for Your 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE

Does your Jaguar F-TYPE lie parked in the garage during the winter months just begging to be driven? Even a weekend spin is not advisable with sticky summer tires during cold, wintry conditions. The Jaguar F-TYPE is too great a car to store away for months at a time! Performance Winter / Snow tires will give your F-TYPE some grip on cold days and snowy...  Read More

Falken Azenis RT615K Offers a Championship Winning Performance

The Falken Azenis RT6715K is the first tire from Falken that Tire Rack has ever offered. We are starting with a big hitter in that it is an Extreme Performance Summer option. It's designed as a street tire that is happy to go to racing. This tire has the new Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R in its sights in our survey results. Exhibiting strong wear potential with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Thanks other reviewers - I bought these tires to replace OEM Bridgestone RFTs based entirely on the many positive reviews by others. Now, this was a bit of a risk because, while enthusiasm for these tires appeared, at the time, to be universal, only a fraction of the reviews seemed to speak to me personally. I live in Southern California where, from time to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

On a previous vehicle I used the older ProContact DWS, but they don't make that tire in this size and this tire has newer technology anyway.Living in Denver, snow traction is extremely important when considering an all season. I had these tires installed in early spring and we've cycled from 80 degree days to two (24 inches of snow) blizzards and these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I sized down from my standard 18 wheels for this winter set and I am so glad I did. Ride comfort was incredibly improved with the 17 inch wheels plus the softer winter compound of this tire. These Michelins are so much quieter then my all season Pirelli P7s that I sort of wish I could drive them year-round. As I've experienced from every winter tire I've...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I had Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 which were an incredibly good tire especially in wet conditions. The only downside was their thread design which made them a little noisy, but also made them extremely good in wet conditions. Since I could not match up my size for replacement, I chose the Pilot Super Sport mainly from other drivers reviews' and Tire Track's...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Bought these because I liked how they looked on the truck and the aggressive tread. These are a couple sizes up from stock and fill the wheel well. I was skeptical that a tire with this much open tread would last or would not be super noisy. No real road noise for the first 40,000 miles. The day I picked them up I noticed the truck was a bit swimmy or...  Read More

What is Rim Width? How Wide or Narrow Should Your New Wheels Be?

Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the wheel choices available for your vehicle? All the listed options are compatible wheels, but there are some nuanced differences in how offset and width affect wheel fitment. What is rim width and how does it affect what tire size(s) can be used? Wheel width is measured from the inside of one wheel flange to another as...  Read More

Michelin Defender LTX or Michelin LTX Premier: Which is Right for You?

Michelin recently introduced two new tire lines, the Premier LTX and Defender LTX M/S. Both tires are available in some of the same sizes, so a common question is, "Which one is the better choice?" For starters, these are both great tires and we expect many years of rave reviews to come. The Premier LTX features Expanding Rain Grooves and Emerging Grooves...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

With 13k on the tires, they're about halfway to the wear bars. Wear is even side to side. Much better wear than some other report. Rears wearing a bit quicker than the fronts, as to be expected on a slot car twitching tail suspension like a well prepared Z3 suspension behaves like.Z3 has -2.5 camber front, Front toe 0.16 total toe. ~8 degree caster. -2.8...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Initial review. I struggled when picking tires for this vehicle. 2007 Grand Prix GXP. The car has a very tight suspension and is a real performer for a 4 door full size sedan. I was looking for the perfect balance between ride comfort, something quiet, but yet would maintain the sporty attitude of the car. I think this tire does the trick. Road noise was cut...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I tried a set of cheaper tires they lasted about a year and were junk so I payed a little more for the DWS's and they have been great, my car is lowered with coil overs and is pretty stiff the DWS tires smooth some of that stiffness out but still handle sharp, they work great in rain and really good in snow during acceleration and cornering, but they don't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

This tire while is fairly ok. The side walls on these tires are a joke! I had to replace to tires hitting potholes the side walls are very weak. A decent size piece tore off one time when i curb rashed the tire. Will not buy again!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I bought these tires based high marks given by a national magazine and they did not let me down. I did drop down a rim size for my winter tire change which I suspect enhanced the ride comfort but most noticeable is how quiet these tires were for a winter snow and ice tread. I drive to snow country every weekend and these tires handled every condition I faced...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I have a lowered C1500 Chevy truck, and I have two different sizes on it. I bought these tires and I am VERY glad I did. I mostly run these tires in dry weather. This truck is not a daily driver. I recommend these tire to anybody.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3

Bought these tires in 2010 and (as of March 2016) still have a significant amount of tread life on them. They are only used during the fall/winter months as alternates to the summer only original equipment tires. They handle very well in both wet and dry conditions. Good in moderate snow but I did get stuck once in high snow fall amount. I'll give them a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I had used studded snows on the wifes Prius, but did not want the extra noise that they made on my car. I use this car 2 to 4 days a week on a nearly 150 mile parts delivery route. I was shocked at how well they do in bad weather. They are NOT as good as studded snows, but better than any snows I have ever had...almost as good as studded, but without the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I purchased these tires because the Hankook RS-3's in my size were on back order. I have used the RE-11's for about 8 autocross events and 5 track days without any miles in rain/wet conditions. These tires grip incredibly well and handle the heat of 30-minute track sessions without any issues. Their break-away characteristics are predictable and...  Read More