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

I'm impressed with the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 even though I have only driven less than 500 miles. I agonized over the performance/cost trade-off with my previous replacement tire favorite, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. The entire experience with Tire Rack was impressive - the customer service and the efficient transaction handling - plus setup for local...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera SL Edition

I have driven 45000 miles on these tires from California to North Carolina and everywhere and every type of road surface. I have a 2010 Silverado that has been modified for aggressive driving, 3 5 inch drop kit, EBC brakes, Airaid Cold Air intake, 6.2L that has been tuned for performance. The truck weights 5300 pounds and these tires have taken everything...  Read More

Performance Engine Upgrades for Your Car, SUV and Pickup

Not only do we offer the best performance wheels, tires and suspension selection for your vehicle, but we also offer performance engine upgrades. I receive many calls from enthusiasts who are overall quite happy with their vehicle, however are looking for a little more power. Hypertech Power Programmers and AIRAID air intake systems are a great addition...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

This is a great tire, I'm on my 2nd set and having historically only run Michelin, I'm totally sold on these DWS. I'm a retired racing driver and drive my 4.8is very hard, regularly in the triple digits and weekly back road poundings. Its on HR sports over Bilstein HD, custom bars, 2.5 deg camber on all 4 corners, stoptech drilled cryo rotors with ebc...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

So far 100 miles on these Michelin Pilot ss barley broken in and they feel like champain quality in every performance area.They are almost too good for my RX-8 like a class up on it. Might be because I have 100,000 miles on it. I put 4 of these tires on with new Mazdaspeed shocks, Mazdaspeed lowering springs and a cold air induction K&N intake system all at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I am resubmitting this review with a more detailed explanation. With my cars as well as my motorcycles, I have always stressed the best quality in high performance tires be used, as your life depends upon them.I bought the 2009 Accord Coupe EX-L V-6 (with Nav and 6 speed manual tranny) with the optional 19 Honda Factory Performance (HFP) wheels shod with...  Read More

AIRAID Cold Air Intake System Coming Soon for FR-S and BRZ

The sporty new Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ have arrived. Equipped with an agile, lightweight chassis, rear-wheel drive and a 200HP boxer engine, these cars are a lot of fun. However, for car enthusiasts, there's always the urge to add a little something extra.  In the case of the FR-S and BRZ, an obvious upgrade is more power. Given their light weight, 200HP is...  Read More

Tire Rack Power Pack Intake/Tuner Combo

Are you looking to increase horsepower and improve your vehicle's fuel economy? Last fall, I installed the AIRAID QuickFit with SynthaMax on my 2007 Dodge Charger 3.5L V6. No, it's not a Hemi, but it did come stock with an engine adequately rated at 250 horsepower. The AIRAID intake immediately gave my vehicle better responsiveness, a deeper sound and a...  Read More

The Upgrade Garage is Not Just a Wheel Simulator

Have you ever wanted to know what a certain wheel looked like on your vehicle before you bought it? Well, check out our Upgrade Garage and view a complete fitment guide for your vehicle, as well as easily switch between product category results with one click.If you follow the link above and enter your vehicle's year, make and model you'll see what wheels...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated)

Just got these in June 2010 to replace the Factory Bridgestone Potenza-which road like rocks- and were terrible in the rain---These Yokohama Tires smooth out the bumps and handle like you are on rails- very responsive on dry and wet conditions. I added a cold air intake and had my ECU calibrated on my TL to crank out over 300HP and these dont turn over that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500

Replaced the factory equipped Pirelli's which I had been really pleased with with these Firestone Wide Oval Indy 500's. Couldn't be happier!!! My Mustang is moderately modified, with a retune to 91 octane, cold air intake, underdrive pulleys, larger throttle body, Steeda Tri Ax shifter, etc. It smoked the Pirelli's NO PROB, but these Indy 500's take a lot...  Read More

Add Horsepower with AIRAID

About three weeks ago, I installed the AIRAID QuickFit with SynthaMax air intake kit onto my 2007 Dodge Charger 3.5L V6. My goal was to get better horsepower, but honestly, I got much more than that.Many people are skeptical about these cold air intakes and whether or not they really help. I can attest that the QuickFit's bolt-on system allowed me to install...  Read More

A Little Twisted: PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer

I have an older Chevy Suburban that I use to haul kids and camping gear and it's often used for towing as well. It has a high mileage 5.7L V8 engine that runs well, as I keep it tuned and well maintained, but carrying heavy loads and towing can put a real strain on any powertrain.Like any other car enthusiast, I'm always looking for a little more power in...  Read More

AEM Air Intake Systems

They say their reputation was built with horsepower, and AEM proves it by taking credit for some of the fastest vehicles found on racetracks across the country. Extensive research and development ventures ultimately lead to high-quality products that enhance performance levels on sport compact cars. But they don't stop there. AEM creates a variety of...  Read More

A look at the AEM cold air intake system.

With their knack for custom work and proven ability to develop some of the fastest cars on racetracks across the country, it's safe to say that AEM pioneered the cold air intake system in sport compact cars. (In fact, all AEM air intakes exhibit excellent performance.) Specifically, the cold air AEM intakes are dyno-tuned to length and diameter. This forces...  Read More

AEM Cold Air Intake Installation

To help our little MX-5 breathe a little easier, we’ve installed an AEM Cold Air Intake.There is some debate about how to legally install an intake, which according to the rules cannot modify the structure of the car to route the intake pipe. Most off-the shelf CAI’s require modifying or removing a splash shield behind the bumper cover to get the “coldest”...  Read More

Project STR Revs up for the SCCA Solo Spring Nationals

Memorial Day weekend 2011 will go down as the first time the SCCA has held a ProSolo and National Tour event over the same holiday weekend. We can’t think of a better place to host the event than the awesome Lincoln Airpark, home of the Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Finale and National Championships. It appears many of our fellow Solo competitors agree, as the...  Read More

AIRAID Now Available at Tire Rack

A cold air intake system can increase your vehicle’s horsepower while improving the engine’s efficiency by relocating the filter to the outside of the engine compartment and delivering cooler air inlet temperatures. Reducing restrictions in the air intake will help create more horsepower and torque.Purchasing an air intake system along with other upgrades...  Read More

Breathe Deep

Ask any professional engine tuner about performance enhancements and they will probably tell you the most effective thing you can do to improve engine performance, for the price, is to improve the breathing capability of the engine.Regardless of whether you have a gas, diesel or rotary engine, your engine is essentially an air pump. Anything you do to...  Read More

What is the Recommended Installer Program at Tire Rack?

A recent customer was asking what the Recommended Installer Program is all about. I believe the Recommended Installer Program can help the newest customer to Tire Rack or one that has been with us from day one over 30 years ago. Tire Rack has a network of over 5,000 local independent Recommended Installers ready to handle your installation needs. The basic...  Read More