Celebrating 1,000 Tire Rack Street Survival Schools

This past weekend, at our headquarters in South Bend, Indiana, we celebrated a milestone that we’re pretty proud of: the 1,000th Tire Rack Street Survival class! Through the efforts of volunteers, members of the BMW Car Club of America, SCCA, the National Corvette Club of America and the Porsche Club of America, this achievement was made possible. While we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

I picked up my BMW 640i Xdrive in January of this year. I ordered it with all season tires so I could drive it until I got snow tires for it. From the first time I drove the car I was a little disappointed in the handling. The steering was not precise like I expected to the point where I was going to ask my dealer to check alignment. Once I put winter tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact SSR

These are my first experience with run flats and I only have them on my car because BMW seems to sell all their cars with run flats. So these tires are accumulating a lot of negatives with me. The are hard/harsh and extremely loud. At times it literally sounds like a helicopter is under my car. In terms of being hard it feels like the car is on plastic...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

It's my first experience with winter tires ever. these sottozero 3 winter tire is simply extraordinary! My bmw is rear wheel drive only. these tires make my car behave like an all-wheel drive car. I went to snowboarding everyweek in last winter. The car has been through light snow, deep snow situation, and even helped me survive through a storm. I changed to...  Read More

Why You Should Choose O.Z. Racing Wheels from Tire Rack

The invention of the wheel is one of the earliest and most useful creations of mankind. Throughout the centuries, the wheel has evolved to become more technologically advanced, lighter and stronger. Since its founding in 1971, O.Z. Racing has continued to push the envelope in wheel technology to new levels while designing and producing some of the best...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I just wanted to give you some update on the Continental Tires I put on my BMW Z4 3.5 SI ( I have the Sport package) The tiers are phenomenal, The first couple of days I found some rubber "dust" on the trunk between the Tail lights. I guess they adjusted to the unique alignment of the wheels. They are way quitter and very comfortable for a car like this.The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus Z214

Having recently graduated to Hoosier R7s from R-Comps (Toyo R888s) on my E36 BMW M3 at the track (and LOVE them) I wanted to up the ante on my hot rod Porsche as well. Not able to fit Hoosiers to my current car set up I looked for something similar which would fit the car and these were the only candidates. The Hankooks are in no way directly comparable to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3

Obviously not many miles yet. Today, I was out and about while a winter storm was beginning. It was cold out, so the snow was light and fluffy, not wet snow. With maybe an inch or two of snow, compacted in some areas, traction from a standing start was OK. Even with throttle modulation, there was some wheel slip invoking the stability/traction control. Even...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

I have a 2013 Infiniti G37 S Sedan, I put on some Nissan GT-R 20 front wheels at all 4 corners. I have owned all sorts of tires in my lifetime, some very good high performance tires. These Michelin Pilot Sport 4S's have to be right up there in easily the top 5, if not indeed the best. I only reserve judgment based on only having these tires about 3 weeks...  Read More

Tire Size 265 70R17 Versus 285 70R17: Can I Use a Larger Size?

Before asking the question, "Can I use a larger tire size?", you should first ask yourself "Should I use a larger tire size?" Why is this important? While going to a larger size may give you that "big tire" look, changing your vehicle's tire size affects more than just cosmetics. Altering your vehicle's tire size can affect speedometer and odometer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This is the tire Ford should put on the Explorer Sport. I don't think the DWS would have been as good on my BMW 535 as I tried the DW and it was too soft a sidewall and too slow a steering response. The DWS, in my opinion, is a perfect match for the amount of horsepower the 3.5 EB puts out. I have had several different brands on this Explorer but this one is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I bought those tires mostly on the basis of other reviews. I didn't want to buy a dedicated snow tire/wheel set for my M5 and wanted something to work in snow and summer.Bottom line, this tire's traction in snow is very decent... On ice, it's not that good as I expected. The ride is soft and cornering isn't that great but again this is an all season tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I have had these tires just over a year now and put about 20,000 miles on them. These are the best tires all-weather tires I have had on my BMW. The only drawback is they are a bit noisy. They handle well in the dry, wet, snow and are really great on the ice. My rear wheel drive BMW with some wight in the trunk, now gets around as good as my front wheel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Because a hip replacement made clutching difficult for my wife, we reluctantly replaced our E36 BMW with a 2015 4 Door Mini Cooper S with 6 sp Autotrans (remarkably good, btw - the first slush box I have not hated). Since she was about to take a month long road rip in Feb 2016 from Portland, Oregon across the Siskiyou Mountains to Cal, I wanted to make sure...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

The Michelin Sport A/S 3+ are super sticky on 328i 2010 Sport suspension. I staggered tires to match sports package, which was not set up prior to used car purchase. The previous owner did the economic non sport setup where all tires were the same size. The new setup increases car performance in ways I love. It has improve my ride comfort (luxury-goes over...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I was absolutely blown away by these tires on my 05 BMW 325i (which is a rear wheel drive car). I drove through snow and spotty ice with complete confidence as I could hear the tires gripping the snow and ice on what would typically be a white knuckle driving trip. The ultimate test was in a dumping of 12 inches which the plows eventually got off the roads...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

Just put these tires on my stock 2014 BMW 328i. It had stock all season tires before and now has these driveguard. I only have 100 miles so will update this review as the miles accumulate, but first impressions are that these tires are very quiet, stable, and smooth-riding. There is a clear but barely perceptible difference in the steering that bodes well...  Read More

BBS Wheels - Quality and Technology Bred from Motorsports

Few companies have achieved more recognition in the automotive aftermarket and OEM industries as BBS. As one of the premier wheel manufacturers in the world, BBS has used decades of motorsports experience to engineer some of the best products available for a variety of vehicles and applications. Since its inception, the good people at BBS have sought to...  Read More

Wheel Spotlight: ALUTEC Pearl

The ALUTEC brand is one of the newer additions to our lineup. They are headquartered in Germany, with manufacturing facilities in several different countries. Coming from their Poland factory, the Pearl is, in my opinion, one of the nicest-looking wheels they offer. It features a seven-spoke design with a light grey painted finish. The edges of the spokes...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Simply outstanding. Put these winter tires on about a month ago and already in the Chicago area we've gotten 7 inches of snow..which I looked forward to in that I wanted to see if these tires were what I expected. They are quiet on dry roads, very pleasant in cold temperatures (10-20 degrees) responsive and so on. In the snow they are very good and you will...  Read More