Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone FR710

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.


Firestone FR710Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.88

2011 Toyota Sienna FWD
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Lansdale, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
July 11, 2012

I was not happy Toyota went to the 17" rim. It is difficult to find tires. Most in that size are SUV, off road or truck. I have a 2011 Sienna LE FWD. These are OEM tires. After 30,000 miles they are almost down to the treadbar. They now hydroplane badly, but are still ok in dry conditions. Road noise was medium and dependent on material in road (Asphalt quieter, concrete very noisy). I change over to snows in the winter because I don't beleive these are good in snow. Treadwear was average - good. I consider 30,000+ miles pretty good on these vehicles. Lighter vehicles might do much better. I would say they were reasonably comfortable, no vibrations, wobbles, or bumps. Given the few choices of quality tires at a reasonable price, I might buy them again, but they would not be my first choice. Siennas can give a nice sedan type ride, if you can find the right tire.

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25
 
 

2004 Nissan Titan Crew Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Congers, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
April 25, 2012

These tires are excellent. The OEM BF Goodrich were horrible. I then went to a set of Fusion's which looked really great with the flame sidewall and rode and handled ok. These tires are great. The ride is much better, quiter and softer but responsive. They handle well in the rain also. I have them blackwall out since my truck is black and chrome. I also went bigger than the OEM rims. The taller height and width still are handled well witht this tire. I run dedicated snows in the winter on the OEM rims so I have no snow comments. As far as better gas mileage, come on let's be honest. I have a 6000 lb pickup, my mileage is what it is. But these tires are worth the price and you will enjoy them. A definite rebuy.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.


Yokohama Geolandar A/T-SReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.53

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Elgin, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
April 20, 2012

Years ago I had a work truck, Chevy Silverado 2wd that I used in residential construction. I was SO impressed with this tire overall that when my '09 Dodge Ram 4x4 hit 40,000 miles the factory GY Wrangler HP's were toast. It is shamefull that a loaded 4x4 truck came with a glorified passenger tire, but it did and I never liked them. Sure the ride on dry paved road was smooth/quiet but thats it. Every other area of performance was awful. Even after siping it was only marginaly better in the rain. The reason I'm giving a history lesson is b/c if you have a Ram with the 20" rims sooner or later you will be reading reviews and looking for a real truck tire. This tire is it, stop looking and buy these! I'm still in the construction business and this truck is 50-50 work/personal use. It handles all aspects of paved road and is still very quiet rolling, smooth ride etc. At job sites no problem, personal use is frequent long road trips...once again VERY quiet and no MPG loss. I like the squared up shoulder blocks which help traction, add strength and just plain look good. We camp and I have no worries taking this thing off the road and on graded paths at preserves/state parks. With the HP's I was always worried about every small branch/foilage in our path. Although we don't do any "off-roading" you wont have problems with small rocks etc. I am less worried about a puncture now. There are a lot of tires on the market, if you want a solid tire firmly between a passenger/highway only tire and a mongo-mudder this is it. No regrets!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination M/T

Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.


Firestone Destination M/TReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4

1991 Jeep Cherokee
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Miles driven on tires: 60,000
Location: Moore, SC
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 60,000 Miles on Tires
March 29, 2012

I did a lot of research before buying these tires because of the high cost of tires theses days, and I'm glad I did. I'm 42 and have always had mud tires on a truck or 4x4 and I can honestly say that these were SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER Than all the others I've had including Cooper STTs, BFG A/Ts, Super swampers, Dunlops, and whatever else I can't remember.
These tires are tough period.

LONG tread life, Extremely good traction on all but ICE which is true for any mud tire.

I was very impressed with the Beadlock feature that I dont see on a lot of the other tires that keep you from getting debri in between your rim and tire while in a rut or driving through brush. This has happened to me before with other tires. The sidewall is also very tough and thick, I'm missing a few chunks out of the sides of a couple of tires from riding though sharp flint rocks in kentucky.

The other thing that really impresses me was the wet traction! Most mud tire are super slick in wet conditions and will get you Killed! These preformed MUCH better, I guess because of some special compound in the rubber.

I've driven these tires though Telico, Uwharrie, the Horse pasture trails at jocassee, multiple trails in Kentucky, deep sand near savannah and across the rocky South Tyger river behind my house throughout the summer(I'm on 100acres and drive a mile long rutted dirt road twice a day at least). Never had a flat, just picked up a couple of nails and repaired. They run very well on low pressure with the beadlock and tough 3ply sidewalls. They cost 30$ more than the cheaper tires, but if you are going anywhere besides the mall BUY THESE TIRES.

BTW this is the first review I've written on anything, cause yall need to know;)

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Yokohama Parada Spec-X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.86
 
 

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
March 26, 2012

When I upgraded my 2012 Chevrolet Equinox for the 17" Goodyear tires and factory rims I want to go big so I went to a 22" set. I researched online every tire that is manufactured in the size P255/35/22. My first set of tires were Toyo Proxes TR-4. These tires were noisy and rough riding. I hated these tires so much I swapped them out only after 100 miles for a set of Yokohama Parada Spec-X. Yes it cost me several hundred dollars but it was worth every penny. These Yokohama tires are wonderful. I finally have a quiet ride and smooth like I'm driving in a luxury vehicle. I was worried that since I had very little rubber between the rim and road I would have a rough ride but not with the Yokohama tires. You would think there was much more tire. Even the wet handling is outstanding I was traveling a little to fast in the rain the other day and had to make a quick right hand turn but didn't slide at all. I would highly recommend this tire to anyone in the market for a large diameter tire for the small SUV or Truck. I only hope that when it comes time to replace these tires in a few years they still manufacture this tire so I can purchase another set. Only time will tell how many miles I will get from this set of tires. I will update to let everyone know how I like them after one year of driving.

 

Dick Cepek Tires and Wheels

Monday, March 26, 2012 by Steve Huffman

Thinking about giving your JEEP or Truck a new look? Dick Cepek has always been a popular choice for off-road enthusiasts. New for 2012, we're proud to offer the Dick Cepek GM7. This seven-spoke, machined with anthracite accent wheel comes in both 17" and 20" options for a JEEP, Ram, F-150 and many other vehicles. Don't forget about the popular Torque and DC-2 wheels, too.
 

Do you need tires to go along with your new rims? Keep that aggressive look and off-road capability going with Dick Cepek tires, including the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Radial F-C II, the super aggressive Crusher or the Off-Road Maximum Traction Mud Country.
 

Dick Cepek GM7
Dick Cepek GM7
Dick Cepek Torque
Dick Cepek Torque
Dick Cepek DC-2
Dick Cepek DC-2

 

Wheel Spotlight: KMC XD Series Rockstar

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by Ben Rooney
KMC XD Series RockstarThe Rockstar has been one of the most popular wheels in the KMC XD Series lineup. Its classic five-spoke design combines with a deeply concave face and unique 'floating' center cap for a look that is both distinctive and aggressive. Having seen these wheels on trucks in our parking lot, I can definitely say they stand out. 

Available to fit a wide variety of trucks and SUVs, the wheel's wide widths and negative offsets are available to accommodate many lifted applications with oversized tires. It is available in diameters up to 24" and widths as wide as 12". Not all widths and diameters will be available for every vehicle application, but there are a broad range of fitments from which to choose. 

The wheel also comes in a version for dually pickups. Read a prior blog post of mine for details on custom wheels for dually trucks, as well as a photo of the Rockstar in the dually version. That version has a somewhat different appearance due to unique fitment requirements. 

Besides the black painted version shown above, the Rockstar is also available in a chrome and machined with black accent finish. As with any of our wheels, you can shop by vehicle to see which truck rims are available to fit your application. 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Monday, January 30, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Pirelli Scorpion ATRReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73

2007 Ford F150 King Ranch Super Crew 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 49000
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 49000 Miles on Tires
January 25, 2012

These tires came standard on my '07 F150 King Ranch with 20" rims. As others have mentioned, around the 4000 mile mark and in January, I noticed a slight vibration during cold days. This lasted considerably longer than a few minutes or a few miles. More like 30 minutes or 30+ miles. I think they develop a flat spot that tends to take a while to work itself out. At 40 degrees and up, they are fine. I also notice that it's difficult to stay in my lane on a highway that has any amount of ruts in it. The truck feels like it's all over the place however that could just be the wider tire.

Other than that, the tires are great. At 49k miles, the tread depth on all four is right at 6/32 of an inch. There is absolutely no dry rot or breaking on the sidewalls as others have mentioned. I do spray them every 1-2 months with some sort of tire shine so maybe that helped to "condition" them. These tires are surprisingly quiet on my truck at least.

During snowy weather in Southern Ohio, I am the guy passing 500-1000 cars @ 30-40 mph who are poking along @ 3-5 mph on the freeway because they are busy slipping and sliding in 4-8" of snow. I don't have that problem in my truck, at least in 4x4 High.

I'm on this site looking for possible replacements since they are about 4.5 years old and I like having more tread. I'm happy with the wear so far though. Pirelli makes some nice tires and I love the tread pattern and raised white lettering (RWL) which makes them stand out. I cannot find any other brand or style in this size with RWL AND that has an effective pattern.

More than likely, I will be purchasing this model of tire again.

Wheel Clearance Event: 18" ATX Series Storm for Dodge Ram 1500

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 by Cy Chowattukunnel
2012 Ram 1500 Black 3 Quarter

Would you like to to improve the appearance of your new Dodge Ram? Well, take a look at the ATX Series Storm that is currently on closeout. As part of our Wheel Clearance Event, this wheel is now available for only $119! Add the overall performance and versatility of the 275/65-18 Firestone Destination A/T and you've got a Tire & Wheel Package for only $1,456.**

18x8.5 5-139 30 mm  offset Black W/Teflon Coating ATX Storm
18x8.5 5-139 30mm offset Black w/Teflon Coating ATX Series Storm
275/65-18 Firestone Destination A/T
275/65-18 Firestone Destination
A/T

2012 Dodge Ram and ATX Storm FAQ:

  1. Is the 30mm offset ATX Series Storm the only compatible wheel for my truck in this particular wheel model? There are actually two compatible versions of the ATX Storm, the 30mm offset and the 18mm offset version.

  2. What's the difference between a 30mm and 18mm offset? Offset is the distance between the mounting pad and the middle centerline of the rim. The higher the offset the more "in," while the lower the offset the more "out" the wheel moves relative to the hub. To gain a better understand of offset, read our tech article titled "Offset."

  3. What effect does this offset difference have on my Ram wheel fitment? Your Original Equipment 17" wheel is either 7" or 8" wide (depending on the exact O.E. wheel you have) with a 25.4 mm offset. You can check your O.E. width by looking for either a 17x7JJ or 17x8JJ stamped on the back of the wheel. Let's consider the O.E. 17x7" wheel. With a 30mm offset, the edge of the wheel will move 4.6 mm in. What about the wheel width difference? Since we're going from a 7" wide wheel to an 8.5" wide wheel, the edge of the wheel will move out by 3/4" (that's 1/2 of the 1.5" wheel width difference).

  4. What would be the net effect for this new set-up? The wheel would move in 4.6 mm because of offset and out 19.05 mm (3/4") with the wheel moving out 14.45 mm (.57 inches) compared to the O.E. 17x7" wheel.

  5. What about the 18mm offset? The wheel would move 7mm out plus another 3/4" out, therefore the edge of the wheel moves out 26.05 mm (1.03"). 
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Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak W965

Thursday, December 8, 2011 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Bridgestone Blizzak W965Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.09

2004 Honda Pilot LX
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Miles driven on tires: 20000
Location: Willington, CT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20000 Miles on Tires
December 07, 2011

I had Bridgestone Blizzak Winter Duelers before the W965's on dedicated winter rims and I was hoping to get a couple more seasons out of them by going with a truck tire. The W965's are a true truck tire - lots of steel belts, a great load rating, heavy, and very deep tread. I think they are better suited for a plowtruck with a sander on the back. They did fine for the first half of their life ('04 Pilot loaded with kids), but now that they're down to the all season tread (50%), the tread is hard and they're just another all season tire on the Pilot. The noticeable weight of these on the Pilot probably hurt the gas mileage more that a regular snow tire would too. I love the Bridgestone Blizzak technology and would definitely purchase a bigger set of W965's if I start plowing with my pickup. I just replaced these with an OEM sized set of Blizzak DMV-1's for the Pilot - bring on the Connecticut ice and slush storms! No need to stay home the next ice storm with these - go get a coffee or go for out for breakfast in confidence. No wait seating. :)

What Truck Tires Are Best in Snow?

Thursday, December 1, 2011 by Alex Mouroulis
Many SUV and truck owners need excellent snow and ice traction. In some cases, it's not practical to have a dedicated set of winter / snow tires, therefore I'd like to showcase a few tires that perform well during all seasons while maintaining great snow traction. Each snow tire, as well as the following all weather options from BFGoodrich, General and Goodyear are marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol. To learn more about the mountain/snowflake symbol, read "How to Confirm a Winter Performer."

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
BFGoodrich All-Terrain
T/A KO
General Grabber AT 2
General Grabber
AT 2
Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor
Goodyear Wrangler
SilentArmor

Take a look at what customers are saying about their experience with these On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires:

"I have put 80,000+ on this set of BFGs and they are still going strong. I had a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee before and I put 93,000 on those. I live in Michigan and I hardly use my four-wheel drive in the winter. I tow a 16 foot enclosed trailer, my friends 21 foot boat sometimes. Deep snow, slush, mud and sand are not a problem. These tires respond very well to the load and handle them with ease. The rim protector is great for protecting your rims from curbs. The trick to getting the mileage out of theses tires is to rotate them every 5,000-6,000 miles. I do plan on buying another set here once mine wear out. As the saying goes 'Why mess with something that works?' These tires have been proven through the years on-road and off-road.
" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2003 Dodge Durango 4WD (BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO)
How to Confirm a Winter Performer
"I originally bought these when I had a selectable 4WD Explorer and never had to use 4WD during the winter and always had excellent traction. Now I have them on an AWD Explorer and they make the AWD traction, in any weather, insanely good. There is some tire noise which is expected and personally doesn't bother me at all. Advice on these tires, have them rotated and balanced every 5,000 miles to keep the treadwear even and these tires will last a long time. The tires also made my SUV look more aggressive compared to the previous tires that were on it, and have had a few people comment on them." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2000 Ford Explorer (General Grabber AT 2)

"I had a set of these on my 2004 2500 Silverado. They were the best tires I've ever had. I literally got 65,000 miles out of them and NEVER had a flat. Mine are 10 plys but I drive in absolutely miserable conditions. Frequently on scrap steel sites which destroyed other tires. Frequently towing heavy loads. Frequently overloaded. Driving on mountain roads. These are more expensive than other 10 plys out there in the same size range but I will stick with the Wrangler SA. They are worth it." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado C2500HD Crew (Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor)

If you decide to buy BF Goodrich tires, Goodyears or Generals this winter, be sure to look for that mountain/snowflake symbol!

How to Choose a Suspension Upgrade

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by Logan Woodworth

Coil-Over Kits The most popular upgrade for cars and trucks is new custom wheels and tires. After that, suspension upgrades are very common on both late model and older vehicles. Typically, drivers will want to simply raise or lower their car or truck for aesthetic reasons, but there are often performance reasons for suspension upgrades, as well.

Raising, often referred to as lifting, is most common on trucks and jeeps. In addition to creating a taller ride height, this is regularly done for performance reasons such as allowing for larger wheels and tires than what the factory (O.E.) suspension will allow.

There are two primary ways for lowering a vehicle: lowering springs or an adjustable coil-over suspension kit. Both of these options will give the car a lower center of gravity and stiffen the car's chassis, which will allow for less body roll in corners and improved handling and cornering. Coil-overs give the added advantage of ride-height adjustability and with certain models, dampening adjustability for fine tuning the balance of ride quality and handling.
Coil-Over Kits
Whether you're looking for performance shocks, gas shocks or other products to upgrade your suspension, it's important to consult with an expert. Changing a car's suspension will require alignment adjustments and may create fitment challenges with your custom rims (wheels) and tires.

Wheels for Dually Pickups

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by Ben Rooney
Tire Rack has recently partnered with wheel brands Ultra and KMC XD Series to offer custom wheel styles for dually trucks. Below is a sample of the wheels currently available, with the Ultra Goliath Dually and KMC XD Series Rockstar Dually also available in a chrome finish:

Ultra Goliath Dually
Ultra Goliath Dually
Ultra Type 2 Dually
Ultra Type 2 Dually
KMC XD Series Rockstar Dually
KMC XD Series Rockstar Dually
These wheels are sold in sets of four, with different front and rear part numbers to accommodate the unique offset requirements of dually trucks. The inner rear wheel is retained on both rear corners to complete the set. They meet all required load ratings for their specified applications.  

Each wheel is available in 16" and 17" rim diameters.

Shop by vehicle to find the wheels that are a match for your vehicle.

Looking to Purchase Tires, Wheels Online?

Monday, August 15, 2011 by Tire Rack Team
Wheels by BrandWhile our name suggests we're an online tire retailer, Tire Rack is also an online wheel store. With over 40 different brands to choose from, choosing rims and tires online at one retailer is simple.

And when you choose to shop by vehicle you can be sure you are getting a wheel that is an exact fitment for your car. Through research and testing, our fitment engineers match wheels to particular applications. Items we measure or verify include:
  • Bolt pattern
  • Centerbore diameter
  • Hub diameter
  • Load capacity
  • Lug hardware
  • Suspension components clearance
Read "How We Know What Fits" for detailed information on what we measure. And when you're finished, shop by vehicle to see all the wheels that will fit your car, light truck or SUV.

Defies Description

Thursday, July 14, 2011 by Jonas Paeplow
At Tire Rack we Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61work hard to properly classify the tires we sell by performance category. This helps us to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about the type of tire you need for your driving style and the conditions you regularly experience.

Once in a while we encounter tires that seem to defy description, tires that don't quite seem to fit in any one performance category. Two tires that come to mind are the Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61 and the new BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A.

If you drive your light truck or SUV on paved roads most of the time but need a tire that will really come through for you when you need it to in difficult weather conditions or on unpaved roads, you should look closely at these two tires.

The Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61 (SAT for Stylish All-Terrain) is a unique light truck and SUV tire that combines exceptional all-season traction with highway tire ride comfort. The SAT is the perfect replacement for your vehicle’s Original Equipment. Ideal for a person that drives mostly on highways and city streets, but still needs off-road capability. The SAT also earns the Severe Snow Rating, certifying snow traction performance equivalent to a “dedicated” snow traction tire. Kumho's casing construction technology ensures a uniform contact patch with the road surface. The internal structure includes twin high-tensile steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon that blends handling with durability. Polyester cord reinforced sidewalls molded into a computer-optimized contour reduce internal tire stresses to increase ride comfort along with tire durability, while rim flange protectors help shield wheels from off-road debris and accidental curb damage. The tread compound offers the wide operating temperature range you need for all-around performance and outstanding winter traction. A straight, center rib block improves steering response and stability, and helps maintain low noise operation and 3-D tread block edge prevents snow build-up, and contributes to longer, more even tread wear.

The Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61 comes in 25 popular light truck sizes and carries an exceptional 6-year, 60,000 mile tread wear warranty.


The Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61 is currently rated #1 in our customer survey of 21 On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires. It has received superior marks in 10 out of 12 categories.

BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/AUnlike the Kumho, the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A is classified as a Highway All-Season light truck tire. The Rugged Terrain T/A was developed to fill a perceived gap between conventionally treaded Highway All-Season tires and the more aggressively treaded All-Terrain tire. If you drive a Jeep, light truck or SUV and you are looking for a more versatile tire that can work during the week and be ready for a little adventure on the weekends, the Rugged Terrain T/A combines a bold off-road appearance along with on-road appeal. This new tire blends aggressive looks with pleasant ride qualities, low noise and year-round traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions. With two large circumferential grooves that evacuate water while you drive, wet traction and hydroplaning resistance are excellent. The tire's internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced by BFGoodrich's Equal TEnsion Containment (ETEC) System that spirally wraps nylon above the steel belts for extra toughness in all terrains. To ensure a smooth ride, a two-ply polyester carcass is used. The Rugged Terrain T/A has been introduced in 36 sizes and is backed by a 6 year 50,000 mile Manufacturer's Limited Treadlife Warranty.

While the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A is too new for any accumulated survey results, the individual reviews on this tire have been excellent.

If you are looking for the rugged good looks of an All-Terrain tire with the smoother ride comfort and longer tread life of a Highway All-Season, perhaps you need to try the tires that defy description.

Looking for Black 4X4 Wheels

Thursday, April 14, 2011 by Chad Hocker
Searching for black wheels for your off-road vehicle? Tire Rack has many options from ATX designed to fit your Jeep, SUV or pickup truck. Some ATX black rims come with aggressive offset to accommodate bigger tires and may need a lift kit for proper fitment.

ATX Wheels feature a Teflon coating, which is more durable and creates a long lasting, all-terrain finish. The permanent Teflon finish is baked on to the wheel and improves the durability of the finish in extreme on-and off-road situations. 

Artillery Black w/Teflon Coating Chamber Black w/Teflon Coating Ledge Black w/Teflon Coating
Artillery Black w/Teflon Coating Chamber Black w/Teflon Coating Ledge Black w/Teflon Coating
Mojave Black w/Teflon Coating Storm Black w/Teflon Coating
Mojave Black w/Teflon Coating Storm Black w/Teflon Coating

ATX wheels are also the official wheel of Kawasaki Team Green and SCORE International race series. Shop by vehicle to see which wheels work best for your Jeep, SUV or pickup truck.

Chrome Rims

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 by Chad Hocker

Looking to add a little shine and bling to your vehicle? Then take a look at the newest line of chrome wheels from the industry's top manufacturers:


Helo HE834 Chrome Plated

ATX Ledge Chrome Plated
Helo HE834 Chrome Plated ATX Ledge Chrome Plated
Available in 18", 20" and 22" Available in 17"
Designed for cars Designed for trucks and SUVs

Helo HE791 8-Lug Chrome Plated
 
Helo HE791 8-Lug Chrome Plated  
Available in 16" and 17"  
Designed for trucks  


To see which wheel will fit your vehicle, shop by vehicle.
 

Pick Up New Truck Rims at Tire Rack

Thursday, February 17, 2011 by Chad Hocker
Looking for new wheels for your pickup truck? Below are a few of the newest wheel options available at Tire Rack:


ATX Ledge Black w/Teflon CoatingGranite Alloy GA14 Machined w/Black Accent
ATX Ledge Black w/Teflon CoatingGranite Alloy GA14 Machined w/Black Accent
KMC XD Series Rockstar Machined w/Black AccentUltra Wheels Predator 6 Chrome Plated
KMC XD Series Rockstar Machined w/ Black AccentUltra Wheels Predator 6 Chrome Plated

Shop by vehicle and input your vehicle's year, make and model to find the best wheels for your pickup truck.

New Wheels from Helo

Thursday, February 3, 2011 by Logan Woodworth
Helo Wheels Tire Rack is excited to announce new wheel options from Helo.

Helo wheels are available in unique styles that define the look of stock, lowered or lifted trucks and most passenger cars.

Helo is a car and light truck custom wheel (rim) line offered in 20 different styles with sizes ranging between 16"-24". Some popular applications include: Cadillac Escalade, Dodge Ram, Volkswagen CC and Nissan Altima.

Shop by vehicle or contact one of our sales specialists for fitment options and pricing.

Best Fuel Economy for SUV Tires Tested

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Chad Hocker
With data collected from last season's test results let's look at fuel economy information from our SUV test vehicles.

First Up: Crossover/SUV All-Season Tires
These tires combine a sophisticated appearance with all-season traction to upscale crossovers, sport utility vehicles and luxury pickups.

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires MPG
Kumho Solus KL21
18.3
Michelin Latitude Tour HP N1
18.3
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
18.2

Next up: Street/Sport Truck All-Season Tires
These tires provide good traction and handling and improve on the look of your vehicle's Original Equipment tires. They offer an ultra low profile wth large rim diameter sizes.

Street/Sport Truck All-Season
MPG
Firestone Desination ST
17.8
Kumho Ecsta STX KL12
17.8
Pirelli Scorpion Zero
18.3

The fuel economy data was collected from our team of test drivers who completed approximately 500 miles per tire over several days on our 6.6-mile test loop. Using this fuel data as a comparison shows that there is a small difference in mileage and would result in only a few extra fill-ups a year.