What Size Rims or Wheels Fit My Car?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Hunter Leffel

Upgrading the wheels on a car is one of the most popular modifications drivers like to make. It allows you to add a personal touch, while also helping it stand out in a crowd.

What wheels will fit on your car? Simple. Just use our shop by vehicle feature and we'll show options that are guaranteed to fit your vehicle. In some situations, our site will also let you know if a modification to the vehicle is needed for the wheel to fit. This message will appear under the "Important Notes" section. Situations like this are likely to occur with trucks where a lift kit is used. To ensure the wheel is a perfect match for your vehicle, we measure or verify many items, including:

  • Bolt Pattern
  • Centerbore Diameter
  • Hub Diameter
  • Load Capacity
  • Lug Hardware
  • Suspension Components Clearance

Once you have selected your wheel, the next step is choosing a set of tires that's best for how and where you drive. If you select a wheel diameter that's different than the Original Equipment, you may need a new set of tires. You can shop by size to help you find the tires that are right for your application.

For more information on selecting the proper wheel, read "What is Wheel Offset and Backspace?"

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A

Thursday, April 4, 2013 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.

BFGoodrich Radial T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73
 
 

1990 GMC Sierra 2wd Pick-up
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle

 
Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Jackson, TN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
March 23, 2013

Bought the BF Goodrich Radial T/A tire for my GMC Sierra 1500 2WD standard cab stepside pickup as a replacement for Goodyear Eagle GT tires that I religiously ran on for many years (only to learn that Goodyear stopped making that tire in a 15" when it came time to replace them.) I wanted the White Letter tire and as many of you are finding out, 15" RWL this is becoming a dying breed.

This was the first set of BF Goodrich's I have ever owned and I was pleasantly surprised how much better and smoother they ride vs the Goodyears. Dry pavement driving is great, and wet pavement is good and acceptable. I typically tone it down in wet weather just because you can't expect a light truck to handle like a car due to the light rear end.

The raised white lettering is not quite as big as what Goodyear does and the BF Goodrich positioning of the letters are closer to the rim, vs Goodyear, which positions the lettering closer towards the treads. Not really a big deal to some, but if you have attention to detail like I do, its worth noting the appearance difference. Also as a notation, the tire shop filled my BF Goodrich tires with Nitrogen instead of air.

After having owned these tires for over 6 months, I wished I had switched to them earlier based on their ride and appearance. Unless something unforeseen happens, I would be likely to repurchase and recommend to a friend

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Monday, April 1, 2013 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.

Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27
 
 

2007 Dodge Durango SXT 4wd
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle

 
Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
March 30, 2013

I have had these tires on my truck for 2 years and 50,000 miles on them. I still have plenty of tread on them left. I should be able to get 75,000 miles no problem. I think these tires are great. I like how the sidewall sticks out slightly more then the rims to protect them. I would put this tire in the "buy" category

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 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.

General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18
 
 

2012 Mazda Mazda3 5-Door
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle

 
Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Rochester, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
March 11, 2013

This is my second set of these tires. My first set I had on an Acura RSX and they handled amazingly well with that car. So I purchased for my new FWD Mazda 3 Hatchback and mounted them on my stock rims. These tires are amazing in the snow. The car handles like an AWD car now with these tires.

I did some winter camping with friends that had 4WD trucks and to get to the campsite, you had to drive up a pretty steep snow covered dirt road, then drive down a snowmobile trail. The combination of these tires, traction control and manual transmission helped me get up the hill and to the campsite no problem. My friends with the 4WD trucks were making fun of me for wanting to try it, until I got to the top of the hill....they were pretty impressed.

For the price/functionality...buy these tires.

 

Get a Great Tire and Save Money with Closeout Fuzion Tires

Friday, January 18, 2013 by Cy Chowattukunnel

When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, everyone wants to save money without compromising safety. That's why we test tires and currently provide over 2.8 billion miles of customer feedback to help you select the right tire. With many different options to choose from, you're likely to find an option that works for you and your budget.

In addition to these services, we're also fortunate to have strong relationships with the manufacturers so we can offer you some great tires with closeout savings. At this time, take advantage of the the Ultra High Performance Summer Fuzion ZRi and On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Fuzion XTi at amazing pricing.

Mouseover Text Here
Fuzion ZRi
Closeout On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Fuzion XTI*
Fuzion XTi


Take a look at the popular 225/45R17 ZRi that's been marked down to $61*. This tire is a good choice for drivers in rainy climates, such as Florida, because of its wet grip capabilities. Developed to meet the needs of sport compact and sports car driving enthusiasts and tuners, the tire provides crisp and responsive handling in both wet and dry conditions. Fuzion ZRi tires also feature Rim Guard rubber ridges on its lower sidewalls to function as bumpers to help protect wheels from curb damage.

Other closeout ZRi sizes include:

Are you looking for some moderate off-road capability and a more rugged look for your Jeep, 1/2-ton truck or SUV? The Fuzion XTi will do the job without bombarding you with mud tire drone. Blending overall performance with aggressive styling, this tire meets enthusiasts needs without compromising comfort or affordability. Even better, you can purchase this tire at a great price! For example, the 225/70R16 option is priced at only $79*.

Other closeout XTi sizes include:

Whether you're ready for cruising the strip or about to hit some trails, take a look at what some customers are saying about their experiences with the tires:

"These tires have proved exceptional. Dry weather cornering is outstanding and very predictable. The main revelation is in the wet where the Fuzion has completely cured the unstable understeer exhibited with my previous tires. The A6 2.7T Quattro is quick, but heavy. It had an unpredictable push on the previous tires, but now it is a joy in both the wet and dry." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2004 Audi A6 2.7T (Fuzion ZRi)

"I really liked the look of this tire for the price. This is the best tire I have ever bought. As an outdoorsman, this tire has been off road for many hunting trips. This tire has outperformed any tire in any condition I have subjected it to. I am on your website today to purchase a new set!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4 Regular Cab Long Box (Fuzion XTi)

*Limited stock, prices subject to change

 

Where Do I Find the Load Rating?

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by Hunter Leffel

The load range branded on a tire's sidewall helps identify how much load the tire is designed to carry at its industry specified pressure. A good rule of thumb is that the Load Index of your new tires be equal to or greater than the Load Index of the Original Equipment.

In most cases, passenger vehicles will use one of three different ratings:

  • Standard Load - Either nothing is branded on the tire's sidewall or it may be branded Standard Load and identified by an SL in their description, as in P235/75R-15 SL.
  • Extra Load - P-Metric tires branded Extra Load are identified by an XL in their descriptions, as in P235/75R-15 XL.
  • Light Load - P-Metric tires branded Light Load are identified by an LL in their descriptions, as in P285/35R-19 LL.

Light trucks, such as the Chevy 2500 and Ford F-350, use a different system that utilizes a letter in ascending alphabetic order. The deeper into the alphabet you go, the higher the load rating. The letter replaces the old ply rating system with a load range E being equivalent to a 10 ply. Since light truck tires are often available in multiple load ranges, the appropriate load range is identified immediately following the size's rim diameter in our descriptions.

We recently added a new filter option that allows you to limit the results, when applicable, to a specific rating. When the search results are listed after you shop by vehicle, you can then find the filter section for load rating on the left side of the page. 

To gain a better understanding of load ratings, read "Load Range/Ply Rating Identification."

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Tuesday, November 6, 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.


General Grabber AT 2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2007 GMC Sierra C1500
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle


Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 300
Location: Little Rock, AR
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 300 Miles on Tires
October 20, 2012

I researched several weeks on tire reviews and tests on the A/T class of tires, the General Grabber AT2 were ranked very high....This particular tire had a very good price and great reviews so i thought what the heck I'll try them out.....I would have to say they are way better than i expected! I thought the original tires that came with the truck (Goodyear Wrangler AT) were good until i put these bad boys on....The ride was much smoother, quieter, way better on wet pavement, and way more aggressive looking than the stock goodyear at....I read a couple reviews on here where a couple said they got bead problems but that is not a defect of the tire thats attributed to the installer not using lubricants or forcing the tire on the rim thus damaging the tire...I would recommend doing a little research on tire installers in the area that do good work and not short steps on the installation process.....The local wal-mart in my area did good work on installing so i had them mount,balance, and use new stems on 4 tires with a grand total with tax for $21...which i thought was a great deal!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Friday, September 21, 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-XReviewer's Overall Rating: 7

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LTZ 2wd
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle


Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Newington, CT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
September 07, 2012

I purchased these tires when upgrading my 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer to the 20" rims. I have used Yokohama in the past and am consistently happy with the price/performance factor.

These tires are wearing wonderfully, I do rotate them every 10,000 though. They are quiet, and not harsh riding, the sidewall has some give.

It's an SUV- so as you could expect, I don't corner like a corvette. But on more than one occasion, the grip has surprised me, and the tires don't protest- no squealing through corners.

I rated these low on Hydroplaning and Deep Snow. I believe the cross section has more to do with that than the tire, but on a 5000# truck, I shouldn't have hydroplaning problems, at reasonable speeds. Also I HAVE to use 4WD now in any snow over 3"- once again, I'll attribute this to the width of the tire (mostly).

Overall I'm happy, but when the snow flies, I find myself wishing for some snow tires.....

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Friday, September 7, 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.


General Grabber HTSReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.29

1993 GMC Jimmy 2wd 4dr
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle


Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 600
Location: PALMETTO, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 600 Miles on Tires
August 11, 2010

General Tire has always been a brand I wouldn't even consider. My notion of General was they're cheap-black-and round, they hold air and will probably dry rot off the rims long before the tread wears out.



So far so good, the traction is very good in the dry and excellent in the wet which is probably my biggest concern here in Florida with our summer downpours. The handling is good but I can't be critical about it as the vehicle is an old turd work truck. One thing I did notice is how quiet they are.

So, my opinion of General tires has changed and hopefully they'll last as long and deliver great service as the Yokohama's they replaced. Time will tell.

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
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle


Buy/More Info
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
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle

 
Buy/More Info
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
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle


Buy/More Info
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
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle


Buy/More Info
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
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle

 
Buy/More Info
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
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle


Buy/More Info
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"). 
*Prices subject to change, limited stock
**Prices subject to change, including TPMS Sensors and excluding shipping

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
More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle


Buy/More Info
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. :)

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.