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

This first review is for TireRack. I ordered the tires by phone on Friday at about 11 am, Pacific Time. I was away from my house most of Saturday, the NEXT DAY, and when I returned, the tires were in my garage! Had them mounted and balanced this morning and drove to work..I was changing from the OE Goodyear F1 SuperCar tires. They had 40,000 miles (I avoid...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I bought my 350z and the tires that came with it weren't that great. I purchased the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS for my car and the tires were amazing on dry, and good on wet. The camber on my rear tires, and different size fronts and backs make my rears wear out very quickly on the inner edges. I went through two sets of 960s, and purchased the 970s last...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I had these tires on my 350z for the entire 28,000 miles I owned the car, with exception to winter driving. For that I had separate studded tires.Overall, I loved them. Could be a bit noisy at times, but the tradeoff I got for traction, tread wear & cornering stability was acceptable. You definitely didn't want to be speeding to much in a down pour and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

I've had Bridgestone, Kumho, Avon, and Sumitomo tires on my 350Z. Compared to the others, the Sumitomo tires wear better with no feathering (so far), they are definitely quieter, and they handle just fine.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Best tire for the price hands down! I have a set of these on an 08' 350z modded with 450+ hp size 255/40R18 and 295/35R18. They are super grippy and handle amazing. In the rain however they are pretty good, but not amazing, but then again it's not easy to drive a 450 hp rear wheel drive so it could just be my car. Ive only had these 6k miles but i still have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Preface: I upsized from the stock 245.40.18F/265.35.19R to 265.35.18F/295.30.19R so any performance improvements that follow may be partly due to the higher tread contact. Moved from stock Bridgestone RE050A to Michelin PSS and it's like going from JV to varsity:-The PSS is noticeably gripper than the RE050A; I haven't tracked it yet but I have explored the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Handles well. Very responsive. The price was very reasonable and they look absolutely awesome on my 350z!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

This is a great set of tires but probably not the best one for a nissan 350z, I think this is the most comfortable tires I have ever tried on my Z but with the same token you lose a little bit of sportiness and I have tried MANY brands and models. My z now just turned 100,000k miles and I got her brand new in 2006. I dont mind since I dont drive my Z liked I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Very few tires manufacturer carry choices for Honda Fit OEM tires sizes so the best I could get is this Yoko Avid tires. I'd chosen Kumho or Hankook and even General tires if they have OEM size.The rubber on these tires are very hard which make it handles very firm, almost similar to my low profile tires on my 350Z. That said, the ride is harsh when contact...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle GT (W-Speed Rated)

Great tire, great upgrade. My complaints are more about my car at not so much the tire. I drove a 350z and the car is simply terrible in the snow and not really great in the rain. I didn't get to drive on the tires for an extended period as I sold my Z, but I was much happier with them over the OEM tires. My only legit complaint is that they were noisier...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I use these tires in a staggered set up on my Nissan 350Z that I use as my daily driver. Even though it's my daily driver I still drive rather 'spirited'. I overtake regularly and drive back-roads on the weekends as if they're my personal track.I basically have nothing but praise for these tires. In my neck of the woods it rains. A lot. Summer tires are...  Read More

Nissan 350Z Tires to Handle Snow

The 350Z is an awesome car for precise street driving and on the track, but not very good in the snow. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of snow tire options to greatly improve the vehicle's winter driving performance. Visit the winter section of our Upgrade Garage and easily switch between product categories to see a complete fitment guide for...  Read More

Firestone Wins the 100th Indy 500!

It's Indy 500 time! The pole and bump days were perhaps the most exciting in years. And then the drama really started. If you haven't been following the Foyt, Andretti, Hunter-Reay, Junqueira events, do a Google search for the latest. Regardless of who is in or out, bubbled, or booted, one thing is certain...just like the first Indy 500, the 2011 winner will...  Read More

How Low Do They Go? Eibach Pro-Kit Springs.

Want to get rid of the extra room between your fender and your tire? Eibach Pro-Kit Springs can help give your car a more aggressive street look. Lowering springs will also help to reduce body roll under cornering and heavy braking/acceleration, offering the driver the best handling and aggressive, good looks without sacrificing ride quality.Popular...  Read More

BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW-2

The BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW-2 continues to be one of the top Ultra High Performance Summer tires on the market. It is designed for serious sports car and sports coupe enthusiasts looking for race tire-like traction on the street or for use in autocross, aggressive street driving and track events. This tire is a favorite amongst the drivers of cars like...  Read More

Enkei Racing Series RPF1 Wheels

Looking for a lightweight wheel or everyday use wheel? Odds are the Enkei Racing Series RPF1 wheel will fit your vehicle. These track wheels are available in over 70 different configurations in Black, Bright Silver, and Gold Painted finishes. The Enkei Racing Series RPF1 comes in sizes ranging from 14-inch for the Mazda Miata to 19-inch for a VW Jetta....  Read More

Enkei Racing Series RFP1 Rims at Tire Rack

Looking for a combination of the perfect look and lightweight rim for track or every day use. Chances are the Enke Racing Series RPF1 will fit your car. These track rims are available in over 70 different variations in Bright Silver, Gold, and Black Painted finishes. The Enkei Racing Series RPF1 comes in sizes ranging from 14 inch-for the Mazda Miata to...  Read More

The Devil is in the Details

Did you decide to get a new set of wheels for your toy? You know to dress her up a little. Well, it doesn't matter if you went with a big name like BBS or OZ Racing or went with something more budget friendly like an ASA or Verde style I know you want to get the most 'pop' out of your  purchase. So, here's a couple of easy tips to help you get the most...  Read More

General Exclaim UHP Ultra High Performance Summer tire

General Exclaim UHP is the tire you want if you are looking for an Ultra High Performance Summer tire at a great price. I am using this tire now on my Nissan 350Z and I have been very happy with the performance. The two benefits that caught my attention are its wet traction performance and price. The General Exclaim UHP is designed to provide high levels...  Read More

My experience with the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

I recently bought a new Pontiac G8 GT that was fitted with the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A summer tires. The car is a decently sized four-door sedan with the 19" wheels and tire option, but I must admit that the Bridgestones make the car handle like it weighs half as much! Road noise is acceptable (at least so far), and wet traction is very good. I have a...  Read More