A New Look for Your MR2 Spyder

Name a fun, affordable and reliable mid-engine car? Sounds like a trick question, but the 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder hits that rare trifecta. WHEEL DIAMETER As you look at Spyder wheel options, you'll see wheels ranging in diameter from 15"-18". Although the Spyder can run 15", 16", 17" and 18" wheels, staying with a 15" wheel allows for broader tire...  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

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

New Miata Track Wheels and Fitments

Whether you're a weekend warrior or haul your car to the track occasionally, there are new wheels and great fitments available for the Mazda Miata. Many enthusiasts have been asking for wide wheels with low offsets for their Miata and several manufactures have responded to those requests. Kosei recently released two new wheels, the K5R and K8R. These new...  Read More

Taking Your Mazda Miata to the Next Level

The Mazda Miata has long been a crowd favorite with driving enthusiasts. While it's an amazing vehicle, the level of excitement can be taken to the next level with the right equipment.    Tires are a top priority and the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec and Hankook Ventus RS-3 (Version 2) are both favorites. When we tested each last fall, the ZII Star Spec...  Read More

Conquer the Snow with Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

About twelve years ago, our SUV-test fleet consisted of 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Since then, we've had sportier SUVs like the Touareg and Cayenne. However, there's a part of me that misses the Grand Cherokee. There is something about sitting in a Jeep that makes you feel like you're unbounded and that you can travel anywhere. And apparently, there are many...  Read More

Winter Tires and Wheels for 2015 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Package

When sport cars were considered a dying breed, Ford stayed the course. They stuck to their guns and kept making the Mustang better and better. All their hard work has paid off with the launch the 2015 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Package. Are you a snowbelt driver that just picked up your 2015 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Package? If you want to keep...  Read More

Winter Wheels for BMW: Sport Edition A7 and Sport Edition A8

Whether you're minus sizing to a smaller diameter wheel for your BMW Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package or just trying to save your expensive BMW wheels from the potholes and salt of winter driving, Sport Edition produces some great winter wheel options.   The Sport Edition A7 is one of the most popular winter wheels for BMWs. It's one of the few aftermarket ...  Read More

Custom Wheel Fitments

Do you have a classic vehicle but don't see any aftermarket wheel fitments for it on our website? Looking for aftermarket rims that you know we carry, but they aren't listed for your vehicle? We get calls all the time from people who are trying to fit a wheel to their vehicle for which we don't have fitment data. However, you're not out of luck! You always...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE

Good wet traction which at the time was a high priority. I have dedicated winter tires, so haven't had the opportunity to evaluate their snow traction. Good treadwear, considering they are used on a pickup which spends a good deal of time towing a fifth wheel trailer which puts a lot of load on the tires. Reasonable price. Probably would not buy these again...  Read More

Add Style to Your Toyota Matrix with Enkei Performance Series Falcon Wheels

Do you love your Toyota Matrix for being dependable and reliable? Would you like to give it an upgrade and make it stand out a little more? A new set of wheels will do the trick! Enter our Upgrade Garage to view all options available for your application. Since the vehicle is offered with two different bolt patterns, it's important you correctly enter your...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

I picked these up from Tirerack knowing I wanted an extreme summer tire. I had them delivered with a set of silver TRM C1M 15x7 30 offset wheels. Both the wheels and tires look fantastic. While I have had limited opportunities to experience the grip, I fully expect them to perform beautifully. A 20 minute track session in the rain was actually enjoyable as I...  Read More

What is Rim Offset and Backspacing? How Do They Affect Fitment?

Have you been told your Honda needs a high offset wheel or that your new Jeep wheels must have the right backspacing? Many drivers are familiar with rim diameter, bolt pattern and centerbore, but not offset and backspacing. Offset is the distance between the mounting pad and rim's midpoint. The diagram to the right shows a wheel with a positive offset. Every...  Read More

OG by Axis Oldskool Wheels for BMW, Honda and VW

Are you the proud owner of a classic BMW 3 Series or Volkswagen Golf from the 1980s or early 1990s? If so, you may have found that some of the modern wheel styles do not look quite "right" on these cars. Available in a 15x8 size with a machined with black accent and gold with machined lip, the Axis OG Oldskool wheel is a great option to give your vehicle...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

The G-MAX was my third set of tires on this car. 35000 miles seems to be about the maximum amount mileage I can get out of a set of tires with this car. I keep it aligned and watch tire pressure closely but, I cannot rotate the tires due to the different size tires and offset of the OEM wheels. For all around performance, the G-MAX was better than the OEM...  Read More

Introducing the New O.Z. Racing Leggera HLT

Spring will be underway shortly and that means many new wheel styles will be available. While there are many fresh designs that have caught my eye, none has impressed me more than the new Leggera HLT from O.Z. Racing. The Leggera HLT, with its split 5-spoke design, is clean, well made and has an excellent bright race grey finish. It's also light, something...  Read More

Tire Advice for My Cousin's Dream 2011-2013 Ford Mustang V6 Manual

My cousin is in the market for a new car. What should he get? He's looking for a muscle car big enough to fit his 6'3" frame and at a price around $17,000. Unfortunately, the 2015 Ford Mustang (pictured below) won't make the cut. Since he needed to move on from this dream car, he started looking at the 2014 model. He checked out a lot of cars at the show, but...  Read More

Tread Design Types and How They Differ

Not every tire is made the same, nor do they look the same. Tread designs help play a key role in traction ability, road noise and treadwear. Take a look at available tread designs and how they compare against one another. Symmetric A symmetric tread design is the most common and features continuous ribs or independent tread blocks across the entire tread face...  Read More

Don't Let a Little Snow Stop Your Ford Fiesta ST

Did you visit your Ford dealer to test drive a Focus ST but end up with a 2014 Fiesta ST instead? You can't go wrong either way, however it's hard not to be swayed by the Fiesta ST's amazing power-to-weight ratio. 197 horsepower moving a mere 2,720 pounds gives you go-kart handling with plenty of power. This is all fun until winter, as the vehicle's low...  Read More