SPC Control Arms for Jeep JK: Part One

I made the mistake of off-roading and not checking the torque on my suspension components afterward, which over time wallowed out the threads on my adjustable rear upper control arms and caused a host of issues with my Jeep. With a lifted Jeep you have to make sure to check the torque on everything after abusing it. With the adjustment threads all wallowed...  Read More

What Does "ZR" Mean?

Tire sizes have letters in them, but they don't always have the same letters. You're probably familiar with the "P" or the "LT" that sometimes shows up at the beginning of the size, and the "R" right before the wheel size, for example P245/40R18 or LT315/70R17. But what does it mean when the tire says "P245/40ZR18"? For that, you need to know a little bit...  Read More

Brake Rotor Differences

With so many different types of brake rotors on the market today, it can be tough to make a decision on what to buy for your vehicle. Below you will find a breakdown of different types to assist you in finding which type is right for your application. Plain, Solid or Vented Rotors Two options worth considering are the Centric Plain 120 Series and Brembo...  Read More

Rebates for Summer 2015

Looking for a good deal on new tires this summer? Kumho and Firestone have you covered! When you buy a set of four of the following Kumho tires between now and August 31st, you'll get up to $120 back on your purchase in the form of a mail-in rebate*. Kumho's new Road Venture AT51 is available for a $120 rebate! This new addition to the Kumho family is an...  Read More

My #FirstCarMoment

Michelin's new campaign has us going down memory lane to the time we got our first car. Whether it was handed down to you by your parents, or you worked a few jobs to earn it, none of us will forget the feeling of owning our first car. I got my first Jeep as a Christmas present back when I was in college and home visiting my parents. It was Christmas morning...  Read More

One of These Things is Not Like the Other!

Often times, you'll see two different listings for seemingly identical tires, but they have two different prices. What in the world is going on with that? Tire manufacturers will give different part numbers to the same model of tires if the tires have a different sidewall styling, speed rating, load index or O.E. designation. These differences in the tires...  Read More

Putco L.E.D. Bulb Replacements

Have you ever looked at your turn signals or brake lights and wished they were brighter? I did recently, and picked up a set of Putco L.E.D. tail lights, front amber turn signals and reverse lights to replace my current bulbs. The difference was really surprising!  In the past, I've tried the 360 style L.E.D. replacement bulbs, and they worked out well....  Read More

Best Tires for Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue has been a very popular vehicle since its debut in 2007 with the 2008 model year. This crossover SUV earned Consumers Digest Best Buy award in 2010, as well as NHTSA's highest side-impact rating (5 stars) the same year, propelling them to the forefront of the XUV market. With so many options out there, what tires should you buy to replace...  Read More

Introducing the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Continental continues to produce many of the Original Equipment tires for a large amount of vehicles in production today. However, they do much more than manufacture the ContiProContact that may have come equipped on your vehicle from the factory. They have several lines of performance and touring tires for cars, trucks and SUVs that are at a reasonable...  Read More

Introducing the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

BFGoodrich is attempting to do to the Ultra High Performance All-Season market what they did to the Ultra High Performance Summer market with the g-Force Sport COMP-2. They used the same internal casing in the new g-Force COMP-2 A/S as they use in the Sport COMP-2 to make production volume move faster and keep a proven casing as the base for this tire. The...  Read More

Looking for a Quick Boost? Want to Install Bigger Tires? Eibach's All-Terrain Level Kit May Be What You Need!

Are you looking to fit some bigger tires on your truck or Jeep? Do you want that aggressive look without having to spend a fortune rebuilding your suspension? Eibach introduces their All-Terrain Level Kit for just this purpose! It comes with everything you need to eliminate that factory "rake" or the appearance that the front is lower than the rear in many...  Read More

New Method Roost Wheel is a Great Fit for Jeep Wrangler

In a previous post, "Jeep Wrangler Wheels and Tires", we discussed using 17x9" aftermarket wheels with -12mm offset, which is about 4.5" backspacing on a Jeep Wrangler. That sizing, for many people, is the magic combination to fit 33" or 35" tires on the Jeep JK. I was in that same mindset, but when I saw the new Method Roost wheels we're getting in, I knew...  Read More

Only One Tire Available for My Mazda CX-7?

Many drivers of some Mazda CX-7 models will find that their Original Equipment 215/70R17 tires only have one replacement option when the time comes for a new set -- the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400. When you search by size, you'll also see there's a winter tire option available with Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V1. While these two choices will cover any season...  Read More

Buying Tires for Your Mazda 3? View All Options Here!

The Mazda 3 is a fantastic little car with a great power-to-weight ratio and good gas mileage. It's no wonder that it is so popular with sports car enthusiasts and average daily drivers alike. Below are some top picks for tires in the various sizes that the Mazda 3 has had over the years. If you see a tire listed below for a size that is different than the...  Read More

Measuring Backspacing

When you're shopping for aftermarket wheels, you'll see a range of backspacing, offset and width measurements available for your vehicle. When looking at wheels, sometimes we'll have the measurements from your stock wheels, but sometimes we do not. This may lead you to wonder, "How are these measurements going to change the stance of my car?" While all of...  Read More

Introducing Bridgestone's Newest Extreme Performance Summer Tire

Bridgestone has a new DOT-legal street radial on the prowl, the Potenza RE-71R is here! Developed for serious sport car, sports coupe and performance sedan driving enthusiasts, the Potenza RE-71R is fine-tuned to maximize performance, traction, handling and control. Available in many popular sizes, this latest Bridgestone option is the most exciting tire to...  Read More

Michelin Premier A/S vs. Defender: Choose Your Destiny

With Michelin being the producer of some of the world's best tires, it's no wonder they have become a household name. Most people have heard of Michelin's Pilot and Primacy families of tires, but now that they've started getting rid of the Primacy tires and bringing out new lines, people are wondering what to choose. The two most recent additions to...  Read More

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac: An All-Around Winner

In the tire business, there are trade-offs for everything! Whether you have to trade performance handling for snow and ice grip, or trade comfort for performance handling, balancing these trade-offs can be tough. The Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac is a tire that balances many of the trade-offs that drivers of four-wheel drive vehicles desire. Most often,...  Read More

What You Need to Know About Low Profile Tires

"I have 245/45R17 low profile tires on my car, and I want to make sure these new tires I'm looking at are low profile, too. Also, can I replace low profile tires with 'regular' tires?" These two questions are asked often by customers we deal with when discussing tire options. If the tires you're looking at purchasing are the same size, in this example it...  Read More

What's the Best All-Season Tire for Ice and Snow?

All-season tires are a great option for many drivers. They are suitable for drivers who live in an area that receives occasional light snow, and/or freezing temperatures a few times throughout the year. Some all-season tires, such as the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, even provide above average snow capabilities that are a benefit in winter months. However,...  Read More