Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

For the price you really can't get a better set of tires. Two full winters on these and I am impressed to say the least. We get a fair bit of snow here in Calgary, nothing like the east coast, but enough that I can comfortably say these are great snow tires. When the city is socked it with snow, I have no problem getting to work. They work great on ice too,...  Read More

Complete Your Corolla with the Right Set of Winter / Snow Tires

Although Prius and Camry sales continue to climb, Toyota may still be best known for its reliable, economical and affordable Corolla. Not only did the Corolla put Toyota on the map, it still reigns as one the world's best-selling cars. Have you joined the many with a new Corolla in your garage? Your Corolla has been engineered for durability and...  Read More

Get a Great Tire and Save Money with Closeout Fuzion Tires

When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, everyone wants to save money without compromising safety. That's why we test tires and currently provide over 2.8 billion miles of customer feedback to help you select the right tire. With many different options to choose from, you're likely to find an option that works for you and your budget. In addition to these...  Read More

How Can I Tell if a Smaller Wheel Will Fit My Car?

For Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages, it's often beneficial to use a smaller diameter wheel (combined with a taller profile tire) compared to your stock wheels. In many cases, an expensive, low profile tire size and wheel combination can be substituted with a more cost-effective tire and wheel set that'll also afford added sidewall height to minimize...  Read More

General AltiMAX Arctic: A Cost-Effective and Capable Winter / Snow Tire

Having a lower price point than many winter / snow tires, some customers question the effectiveness of the General AltiMAX Arctic. This tire is perhaps not as soft as certain Studless Ice & Snow tires like the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 or Michelin X-Ice Xi3, and it may give up a small amount of ice traction. However, this Studdable Winter / Snow tire has...  Read More

Wheels for Winter: MSW Type 14

When putting together a Tire & Wheel Package for winter, the MSW Type 14 is often one of the most affordably priced alloy wheel options. Current pricing ranges from $78-$133*, with common 16" applications priced at $89* per wheel. The wheel is available in a wide variety of bolt patterns and offsets to fit popular vehicles. Alloy wheels tend to cost a little...  Read More

Tire Rack Locations and Recommended Installers

As you may know, Tire Rack is a mail order company, so we don't have traditional local retail locations where you can shop for our products. However, we do have a handful of distribution centers across the country where we ship our products from, and you can also pick up your order in person. Orders can be picked up at the following distribution centers: Windso...  Read More

Best Tires for Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

The new Scion FR-S and its twin the Subaru BRZ have made a big splash in the rear-wheel drive coupe market. These vehicles offer fun at an affordable price to go along with modern styling. Both of these vehicles come equipped with the Grand Touring Summer Michelin Primacy HP. While this tire does great during the warm summer months, it's not designed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

After reading a lot of reviews I picked these tires for a couple of reasons, but being honest, one of the biggest was price. Here's a description of my driving: while I'm a fairly aggressive driver, the reality is that I live in San Francisco so going flat out just isn't possible. As a result, I wanted a tire that was grippy and could put the power down,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A Tour

I have just over 51,000 miles on the BFG Long Trail Tour tires at this point. I can certainly get another 10-15k miles out of them before they hit the wear bars, but will replace them before winter as the tread depth is getting to low for snow. Compared to the OEM Continental ContiTrac SUV they are amazing, but the BFG's are a touch louder. The Conti's were...  Read More

235/55R19 on a Dodge Journey

Do you own a Dodge Journey R/T or Crew with the factory 19" wheels and 225/55R19 tires? If you have had to replace tires on this vehicle you know the choices in the Original Equipment size are pretty slim. The 225/55R19 is used on a very limited amount of vehicles, which means many manufacturers do not make a tire in this size. Therefore, due to the...  Read More

Looking for the Best Lightweight Track Wheels at a Value Price?

Switching out your vehicle's heavy, factory steel or alloy wheels is one of the easiest bolt-on performance upgrades for your track vehicle. Just by switching to a lighter weight wheel, your car will instantly feel quicker and respond better compared to your stock wheels. The rotational force to get a lighter weight wheel to move and stop is less, therefore...  Read More

Where is the Best Place to Get Tires Installed?

Tire Rack is truly your one-stop shop for your vehicle's tires and wheels. With a wide selection to choose from, our website is tailored to help you make the best choice to fit your specific needs, however the service doesn't stop there. At Tire Rack, we know that a reasonably priced, quality installation is needed to make your tire buying experience...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta AST

These tires were on my car and slightly used when I purchased it a year ago. About 12,000+ miles I've added. Dry traction is very good. My 95M Miata handles extremely well with these. Dry traction is very good. These tires loosen up quite a bit when wet. Actually just loose enough to make wet road driving alot of fun at about the speed limit on spirited...  Read More

Kosei K1 Racing Wheels for Mazda Miata

Since the warm weather has come upon most of the country earlier than normal this year, I've recently been receiving many inquiries for new performance tires and alloy wheels. While much of your wheel choice comes down to your own cosmetic taste and price, wheel weight and quality are also important factors to consider.    Lighter wheels can make a noticeable...  Read More

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

Vehicle: Scion xD, lower springs (about 1.5 in), after market shocks and struts, heavy duty rear torsion bar, under drive pulley, cat back TRD exhaust, 17 aftermarket wheels with 225/45 shoes.These tires started out great. The noise wasn't bad, but the grip both wet and dry was excellent. I felt really good about these tires for about the first 12,000 miles....  Read More

Klassic Wheels by Axis

Axis is no stranger to the sport compact tuning market. Since 1997, this California-based company has been building specialty wheels for many different import applications.    Their latest design for 2012 is the Klassic. This wheel may end your search if you're looking for an affordable wheel with a European mesh style. The Klassic is a one-piece, low-pressure...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

I originally bought a used set of slightly undersized Star Specs for my tC because they were convenient. I was a Bridgestone RE-11 fan. Going from 15 wheels on my old car to 17's on the tC was a shocker-RE-11's were around $50 more a tire! With a minimal modifications, the car was competitive. When the car was replated with another tC, I bought a new set.The...  Read More

Sparco Assetto Gara Spectrum

Are you looking for a wheel to make your modified vehicle stick out from the ho-hum? Check out the Sparco Assetto Gara aftermarket wheels.    The Assetto Gara has an array of different colors, including matte graphite silver, red, green, gold, white, bright silver, orange, bronze, black and blue.    A few years ago Sparco and O.Z. Racing partnered up and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Radial Rover RVXT

Excellent tire for the price, a great value buy. I bought these new to replace the horrid Goodyear Wrangler RT/S tires that I was rolling on at the time and got the LT version.I was looking for a year-round AT/M+S tire with some street composure, good winter performance and decent looks at an affordable price. The Rovers seemed to fit the bill with...  Read More