Switching to Non-Run-Flat Tires? Don't Have A Spare? Consider the Continental ContiComfortKit

Due to cost saving and weight saving measures taken by many auto manufacturers, an increasing number of cars today are sold without a compact or full size spare. Rather than be reliant on roadside assistance, many customers call in looking for ways to remedy the problem. While full size spare wheel and tire assemblies can be sold, they likely will not fit in...  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

Go Play in the Dirt with Method Rally Series Wheels

When I attended the DirtFish rally school, I noticed that the wheels on the school's Subaru WRXs were from Method Racing. We carried Method at that time, but did not have those wheels available. Now, less than a year later, here they are. The Rally Series wheels were developed by Method in partnership with Subaru's rally team, combining wheel industry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

I purchased these to replace the factory Continental ContiProContacts. These have a noticeably slower steering response and require more input around an exit ramp but nothing worth giving it a negative remark. I had expected this when reading reviews between this tire and the Primacy MXM4. I decided on these due to a slightly lower price but mostly due to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

I purchased a set of this for my wife's Blazer SUV 4x4 and these are the worst set of tires I have ever owned. The Tiger Paws that was OEM was better-replaced these at 39,000 miles with LTX M/S, those lasted until 96,000 miles (60,000 miles on those). Should have bought another set of LTX 2's. Well Be replacing them this winter will be worn out by then down...  Read More

The All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Tested on Our Track

As a longtime owner of a first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, I have been very excited about the upcoming 2016 model. The new 2016 MX-5 is often referred to by its production code "ND" in the automotive community as opposed to the previous generation 2006-2015 model's production code of "NC". The design of the new generation MX-5 has been impressing drivers...  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

More Grip for Your 2015 Ford Mustang Fastback GT Performance Pack

As we saw for ourselves at Willow Springs, Ford has done an awewsome job with brand new S550 2015 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack! As you can see in the video, the driver had a great lap, but even the best cars can desire more grip. How about swapping on some custom fit closeout matte graphite 20x10 ET40 Hotckis Y-Sports on Extreme Performance Summer...  Read More

Dodge Journey Tire Options for 19" Wheels

First offered in 2008, the Journey comes in multiple trim levels, each with optional wheel and tire sizes. Owners of some SXT and RT models came equipped with 19" wheels shod in 225/55R19 Kumho Solus KH16. Every owner who has had to replace their Original Equipment tires has quickly found that they do not have many options. This is unfortunate as the O.E....  Read More

New Lightweight Track Wheel from MOTEGI RACING

Anyone who has spent a Saturday at an autocross event or a road course knows that lighter is better. Lighter is especially better when referring to unsprung weight. Unsprung weight is anything not supported by the suspension of your vehicle such as wheels, tires and brakes. As one of the best bang-for-your-buck upgrades, a set of dedicated lightweight...  Read More

Lightweight Wheels for Your Nissan GT-R

20" wheels are heavy. As we know, weight is the enemy of performance and it is especially marked in the form of unsprung weight. Unsprung weight is everything not supported by your vehicle's suspension like your wheels, tires and brakes. Decreasing unsprung weight will make your vehicle brake, corner and accelerate more efficiently. Opinions vary, but a...  Read More

The Best All-Season Run-Flat Tire for Your TPMS-Equipped Vehicle

Do you or a spouse travel on business? Maybe you have a child just learning to drive or perhaps leaving for their first year of college. If you do, you certainly want what we all want: for them to be as safe as possible. Bridgestone spent a decade developing a tire for just these types of situations. The DriveGuard is the first run-flat tire designed...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If you were to check out customer survey results for the top two tires in the Max Performance Summer category, you would find that the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is currently ranked number one. I've used a set on my own vehicle and you can learn about my experience by taking a look at "Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires Installed on My Car." The second...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I drove from Durham NH back to central Maine during the snowstorm last wed afternoon and had no problems with loss of traction on either interstate or secondary roads. I purchased the Tirerack recommended tire/wheel package and am completely satisfied. I had to pass many vehicles which came to complete stops on small hills(about 0.5mi long),probably using...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge

I can't contest for the mileage yet as I just purchased these less than 1000 miles ago. As for every other aspect of this tire,,,,,, WOW, I've owned winter specific tires in the past (Bridgestone's WS60, Firestone's and Dunlop's)The Bridgestone's were hands down a superior tire over the Dunlop's and Firestone's. But these Pirelli's have changed my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

This truck came with Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires and they treated me well for 100,000 miles. My driving is 60% highway, 35% back country roads, 5% city. I kept them inflated to 40 PSI & got almost 20 mpg all around, experienced very little hydroplaning issues and thought they did very well in the snow, though I admit my lead-foot days are behind me, and I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Bought the DWS Conti's for my C5 Corvette based on reviews and I've also had a set on a BMW M3 that I drove year round. They are very,very quiet and they ride much nicer than the OEM run flats. The softer sidewall results in steering response that is not as sharp as summer tires, but once you turn in, the tires grip well and are predictable. Traction is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

These tires are awesome! Like having 4 wheel drive. Last two winters were a nightmare with the factory tires. Upgraded to these with a set of rims on recommendation from a friend with a 3 Series, he loves 'em. Have driven in snow and in icy conditions, tried to make them lose traction, had to push it real hard to break them loose. He said they do wear very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

My original tires were OEM Dunlop 245/40/R18 summer tires. The OEM 17 inch size is 235/45/R17, but I bought he slightly wider and tallerF245/45/R17 instead. The diameter and revolutions per mile is closer in the size I bought to the the original tires. From a performance point of view, these tires in 17 inch 45 series provide a softer ride than the 18 inch...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce LT

I live in Syracuse NY (just like Buffalo) Snow town USA. I purchased a set of 4 studded snow tires, after driving around on all season and I have to tell you the change was outstanding, no more white knuckle driving. These tires recently went through a snow storm, we are talking 6 to 8 drifts with a standard 3 to 4 mealy snow, the complete way to work. The...  Read More