Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

These tires have never ridden very well. There's a slight shimmy at 70+ MPH. I've had them rebalanced several times, and inspected, they tell me there's nothing wrong with them. I had the GM dealer replace the two front wheel bearings, inspect the suspension, no issues. The truck has only 47,000 miles on it. I won't buy these again, and may replace them...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

I wouldn't normally post a review until I had put more miles on a set of tires, but thought I would in case there's anyone else out there like me not wanting to spend a fortune on tires but still wanting good handling. Frankly, Firestone would have been the last brand I would normally have bought due to my perception that the company has had too many quality...  Read More

With the Holidays Approaching, Try Our Gift Guide

For many people, their car is a reflection of themselves. Whether your loved one has a sports car, pickup truck or SUV, most likely they would appreciate a gift that would improve their vehicle's looks or handling. From Fords to Ferraris, the Tire Rack Gift Guide can recommend the right gift for any budget! By simply entering the year, make and model of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

LOUD NOISE WARNING!I loved these tires when I first got them, in fact I bought another set for our other car. They gave good traction and were quiet, but after 30,000 miles they have become so loud that I can't stand driving my car. I rotate my tires and have no suspension problems. I first thought my wheel bearings were going bad, I had them checked and...  Read More

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

On the advice of several friends who run them, I purchased a set of these tires 285-70R-17 for my 2002 Ford 150. The above ratings are based on my experience these tires at 50,000 miles and with a variety of other AT and Mud Tires.Folks these are rocks star mud tires that can handle highway driving without being too obnoxious. They are not formula 1...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I've had these tires for 2yrs and they are about due for new ones. I personally like the tires, but the ride is not great for my truck. This could be a truck issue. I have not tried other tires to check and see though. Have driven a truck like mine but 4x4 stock, but with bf goodrich tires and the ride is 100xs better than my truck, could be 4x4 suspension...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

2001 Camaro SS Performance Springs, Koni Shocks & Struts, Performance Tubular Lower Control Arms, Performance Tubular Panhard bar, 35mm Front Sway Bars/22mm Rear sway bar, Subframe connectors.My suspension is tuned for corner carving performance and these tires are TERRIBLE! It felt as I was driving an old land boat! My stock truck felt safer than my car....  Read More

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

I replaced a NEW set of Continental DWS tires as I had the feeling that they were just a bit to soft for the suspension set-up on the Mazda3 GT which for anybody out there that dosent know Mazda -this suspension is very very firm .in 2010 it was revised to be more ameniable to regular driving yet still has its roots in a performance setup .Given that the DWS...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

Tire very quiet for off-road tire. Excellent handling tire (Beefed-up suspension on Tundra). Highway and around town handling is great. They got me through the snow/ice in Sequoia, sandy beaches in Mexico and off roads in Arizona, Baja California, Utah and Southern California; I broke tires in for first 500 miles as recommended. Rotated and checked pressure...  Read More

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

These were great overall. My truck only has 15 inch wheels so the profile is a bit tall, despite this the steering on curvy highways felt very sharp and controlled. Off road, they never let me down, even in deep mud or on steep hills. In snow they did well, and I never felt hydroplaning until the tread got pretty low. My only complaint about ride comfort is...  Read More

Replacement Trailer Tires

Recently, we added the Power King Towmax STR to our trailer tire line-up that also includes the Goodyear Marathon Radial. By adding the Towmax STR tire, we now have more sizes and load ratings available for customers looking for Trailer Service tires.   Both tires are similar in their exterior features. A rounded shoulder with an internal polyester cord body...  Read More

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

Unfortunately, the truck these tires were put on was totaled in an accident less than 9 months after getting the tires. But, they performed well in the short time they were in service, excellent snow and wet traction! Low noise for an all terrain tire - major surprise. Bottom line: even though my Ranger was 2wd, it had 4wd suspension and ride height and...  Read More

How to Choose a Suspension Upgrade

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...  Read More

Which Shocks Are Right for My Car?

Have you ever felt that your car bounces more after you go over a bump? It just doesn't feel as connected to the road as it did when it was new? Shock absorbers are an expendable item that has a big effect on your ride quality. When it comes time to replace shocks, you're going to have access to your springs. This is a great time to add lowering springs.Not...  Read More

Off-Road Maximum Traction vs. On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Tires

When searching for an aggressive looking tire for their truck, Jeep or SUV, many customers also want good ride quality and low noise from their set. Off-Road Maximum Traction tires, which are often referred to as "mud-terrain" or "mudders", have very aggressive tread designs and look great on vehicles with an aftermarket lifted suspension. However, tires in...  Read More

Justice for Your Truck, Jeep or SUV: Closeout Pricing on the ATX Justice

Bored with the look of your truck, Jeep or SUV? Well, how about spiffing it up with the Justice wheel from ATX. For example, most 2008 Jeep Wrangler X's come with 29.3" diameter 225/75-16 tires from the factory. The ATX Justice is a lower offset wheel which is ideal for a lifted Wrangler running an over-sized, custom fit tire size.An ideal set up would be...  Read More

How Do I Change Tire Sizes on My Car Safely?

While the wheels and tires that are equipped on new cars have been designed to compliment the car and provide an acceptable level of comfort and handling, many of our customers feel that they are not necessarily the best "fit" for their individual taste. In most cases, changing the wheels and/or tires is a great way to personalize your vehicle quickly and...  Read More

Looking to Purchase Tires, Wheels Online?

While 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...  Read More

On the Level

Pickup trucks are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today, but many people don't use their trucks for what they were originally intended... hauling a load.   On many pickups, especially 3/4 and 1 ton applications, using the vehicle as a daily driver with little or no load in the rear creates a rear end high, front end low configuration...  Read More

Bouncing along? Need new shocks?

Has your chariot lost some of that new car handling and ride? Do you feel like you're on a trampoline after hitting a bump? It might be time to get new shocks and struts (dampers) for your car, truck or SUV.  Tire Rack offers a wide range of options from Original Equipment style replacements to performance upgrades. The KYB GR-2 line will firm up the ride...  Read More