Different Sizes Within a Size?

Did you know that some tires can vary in dimensions slightly, even if they have the same nominal size? 99.9% of the time, the differences won't cause any problems (assuming you're buying a set of four tires), but it is good to know that these differences exist in some rare situations. Take, for example, the following three tires in the size 285/75R16: Dick...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

Have this tire replace the oem P zero nero at 14000 miles, which is very noise! This Kumho is much better on noise level as well as performance compare to these OEM. I go for a plus size 215/40-17 instead of the stock size. On Tire Rack, these tire will not fit the Fiat Abarth or any other 500. But they do fit without rubbing on a stock rim. These tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Wow! After reading all of the reviews and spending hours researching, I went with these Continentals. After 8 years in my Crossfire and only 20,000 miles on the odometer, you could say she was kind of a garage queen. Why? Because the ride was so rough and jittery, my wife never wanted to go more than 10 miles away from the house in that thing. After putting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

UPDATE to April 2010 rating from Colorado Springs, CO. These tires have been great. Now that I have some miles on them have noticed the following observations. Increased mileage and quiter ride over the Yokohamas. Looking forward to see how they wear and live up to their 80K treadware warranty. I would purchase them again and will put them on my other...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

I have a fairly modified grand cherokee including axle swap from olen diff laredo to elsd converted to locker axles out of a limited hemi. Its lifted 4 and i admin an offroad group. We wheel frequently and hard. Ive chopped them up a bit from tucking them into a body pinch weld and chunked a little from slicing them and on sharp rocks. They hold up to both...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

I have a fairly modified grand cherokee including axle swap from olen diff laredo to elsd converted to locker axles out of a limited hemi. Its lifted 4 and i admin an offroad group. We wheel frequently and hard. Ive chopped them up a bit from tucking them into a body pinch weld and chunked a little from slicing them and on sharp rocks. They hold up to both...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

I purchased Goodyear Wrangle Fortitude H/t 265-70-16. I had these tires balanced twice with in a 2 day period and on the 4 day return them for a refund what a terrible ride. The $60.00 rebate is a selling point to ignore. less than 100 miles on them. Now I'm enjoying a smooth ride with the Bridgestone tires what differ-ants. Its a lot of work returning...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

An update sooner than intended... '13 Mustang GT Convertible, Brembo package, Bilstein shocks/struts, 40 psi cold front, 38 psi cold... of course when they warm up the pressure increases 2-3 PSI.Took a 50 mile long backroad home today around one of my favorite roads...128 on the south side of Lake Berryessa, then into Fairfield. 55 mph speed limit, 20 mph to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

I purchased this tire in a larger size to help with the stability of the car tracking. The original tires were a lot to handle crossing metal bridge grating which I do quite often. It has been a chore getting the new ones balanced and aligned properly - many trips to the shop. I will update later on how they are holding up.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

This is my second set of Continental Tires and this set is better than the OEM Continental Tires. In between I had a set of Michelin Primacy tires which I replaced unnecessarily as it turned out for another reason. I consider these to be nearly equal to the Primacys with the Primacy's having the edge in ride and tracking, almost like riding on rails.But here...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I recently replaced the stock Good Year Eagle Supercar performance tires. When I changed to the Continentals, I found out that my wheels were stacked backwards! Some idiot had probably rotated the tires without paying attention to the staggered sizes. My front tires were 255/45/20 and rears were 245/45/20! Those tires lasted about 24,000 miles with fairly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Cargo G26

The first set of tires were factory installed on this Sprinter 15 wheels and lasted a little over 100K with no additional balancing or rotation. I finally fixed the front right camber problem and now my mileage and steering is very nice. I expect these new tires to go over 110K; maybe 115K. Keep track of tire pressure for the season, front bearings in good...  Read More

Putting Larger Wheels on Your Vehicle

Plus Sizing, the process of changing wheels and increasing the diameter, is a great way to enhance the look and performance of your vehicle. What is plus sizing and how does it work? This involves changing the tire and/or wheel size from the original size in a controlled manner so as to maintain certain critical dimensions. When creating a Plus Size fitment,...  Read More

Goodyear and Power King Replacement Trailer Tires

Tire Rack offers two lines of trailer tires, the Power King Towmax STR II and Goodyear's Marathon Radial. Both tires are similar in their exterior features. A rounded shoulder with an internal polyester cord body provides a smooth and stable ride. Circumferential grooves provide ample water evacuation. Constant and consistent contact with the road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

In the past I always would purchase the Bridgestone Revo's on one ton trucks vans ETC. This tire has far exceeded my expectations. It is very quiet for a truck of this size, the ride is so much better. Most of the time I have a trailer being pulled behind with another car on it.Very confident handling, I have not tried them in snow yet, but looking at the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I'm not often compelled to write positive reviews, I tend towards writing negative reviews to assist others from making the same mistakes I have. In this case, this tire is not a mistake. I am coming from OEM Goodyear LS2 ROF (Run on Flat) tires in 245/45 19 size to the AS/3 + in the same size and the difference is nothing short of transformative.Most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Michelin is Excellence!!! There is no better on road tire unless you live in Snow Country the majority of the year!!!Original Equipment was Continentals. They are a B + Tire with 16 +/- MPH on my truck. Then I went for a Larger Tire Size, Toya Open Country (35 Inch Tire) 14 +/- MPH. This Tire is a good off road tire. Highway performance, rain and snow were C...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Best tires I've ever experienced. Excellent in rain/wet weather- never broke traction, even with my aggressive driving. Dry handling is impressive for an all-season tire and gave the car a whole new, sportier feel. Highway ride is super smooth, especially for UHP tire, and noise levels are suppressed. Better in every way than the stock Goodyear Eagle RS-A...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

I installed these on my Jeep Wrangler Sport (model yr 2004) after the Mickey Thompson Bajas wore out in under 10k!. The Scorpions lasted me approximately 25,000 miles until I replaced them for a new set. I used to deflate down to 10-13 psi and do hardcore dune bashing in the desert, and re-inflated back up to 35 psi once all the fun was done with. They...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I have had the same tire on my Corvette previously. It's the only one available in this size, so I really had no choice in what I had to buy. The tires are satisfactory, confident handling, great traction. A little squirmy because they are new, but hoping they will firm up as they were. The last set of these lasted me ten years, they still had plenty of...  Read More