Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Very early initial review: Purchased these tires after being extremely pleased with the set of General Altimax RT's on my wife's vehicle. So far, these tires appear superior to the Continentals they replaced on my Charger in every aspect that can be currently evaluated. If I get better treadwear (it would be impossible not to) and decent traction in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

I have a 2011 Charger R/T with the road and track package and super track package. It came from the factory with Goodyear F1 Supercar tires which I got 22000 miles out of, not bad. I switched to Falken Azenzis, they were absolutely horrible. Squirmy ride, road noise and couldn't balance them or get them to align properly. Probably built on a Monday or Friday...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

These tires replaced OEM Eagle F-1 Goodyear tires. Per reviews on this site and other recommendations, tried these MXV4's. They are a night and day difference from the OEM tires, which became noisy, scalloped on the front, and had constant balance and vibration problems. Plus, they were a summer only tire. These all season Michelin's are completely noise...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

This is my 2nd review. I bought my tires last year late in the season then I had to change to Winter.(Canadian,Montreal bylaw)Now that the tire is broken in and I've had a chance to really drive them hard, my opinon has not changed. This is one of the best tires I have bought in a long time! When the roads are wet, I still have a big problem spinning them,...  Read More

New Dodge Tires: Yokohama Parada Spec-X

As many readers of this blog know, my daily driver is a 2007 Dodge Charger SE 3.5L V6. I bought it off a lot and it came equipped with the 215/65-17 Dunlop Signature. In my opinion, the tire's performance was average. In light snow conditions the tire lacks the grip I was looking for and I tended to notice a little bit of tread noise. Looking to improve my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I finally bit the bullet on purchasing these tires, 245/45/20. They are absolutely what the doctor ordered for these 2 ton plus Chrysler LX/LC platform vehicles. The handling, ride comfort are excellent thus far. There is more sidewall flex than I was expecting, but nothing that presents an issue. I'm experimenting with the air pressure for now, which is now...  Read More

Tire Rack Power Pack Intake/Tuner Combo

Are you looking to increase horsepower and improve your vehicle's fuel economy? This spring, I followed that mod by tuning the engine with the Hypertech Max Energy Power Programmer. This tune really woke up my car. My first impression was a noticeable improvement in torque, throttle response and power. According to Hypertech, it gave me an increase of 7HP. ...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

This is the second set of Assurance Comfortreds I have owned, the first being on an older Mazda 626 that I retired when I purchased this Sonata in 2006. On both cars, these tires seem to pick up some vibration from the 4-cylinder engine, and you definitely feel small imperfections in the road. Larger potholes are smoothed over effectively, so they would make...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

I don't know why some clients put down this tire. On my Dodge 2010 Charger SXT it reacts excellent to every driving condition. Remember there are 2 Triple Tred models. I chose the better one,the A/S. It's like day and night. I know this because I took advantage of the 30 day trial.I put the regular Trip. Tred, not the all season. When I put the all season, I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk GT

Bought the 2011 Charger R/T Max Hemi RWD in Toxic Orange, what a car! One of the first things i look at is the stock rubber that comes on our vehicles...this one was different. I always use TireRack.com to check out where all tires fall on the ratings etc. i found that the Firestone Firehawk's that came with our 20 wheel version Max (245/45/20) was actually...  Read More

Wheel Clearance Event: Chrome Wheels for BMW 7 Series

Do you love your manual transmission but need a bigger car? Today, there aren't many options for you to choose from. Dodge has hinted about rolling out a manual version of the Charger SRT-8 but right now they seem to be stuck in, well, neutral. BMW has confirmed they'll be offering the new M5 with a manual transmission.We would like to thank BMW for offering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Based on the reviews I had heard from other Charger owners, I had decided to try these Blizzaks out as my winter tire. I'm no fan of studded tires as they are worthless in ice once the stud wears out. Old Man Winter has thrown everything he's got this past year on Central Oregon and I have yet to get stuck, loose control, feel in danger, etc. I LOVE THESE...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Note - ratings are in consideration that this is a winter tire (e.g. the expected cornering stability and steering responsiveness is different for a snow tire than for a high performance summer tire).A great winter tire. Had them mounted just before Thanksgiving and it has snowed what feels like every day since. Very happy with the performance and the added...  Read More

Best 20" All-Season Tire for the Chrysler 300

For the past few years, the 300 has been one of Chrysler's best sellers. Since it shares the same platform as the Dodge Challenger and Charger, many of these models like the SRT8 and R/T from Dodge came stock with the 20" Goodyear Eagle RS-A. And for models that weren't equipped with this size, many customers upgrade their wheels and tires to the desirable...  Read More

Best Tires for a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

Back in August we traded my wife's Nissan Murano for a Hyundai Santa Fe. While it isn't necessarily an upgrade, the new vehicle provides an improvement in MPG. The 2011 Santa Fe comes equipped with the Kumho Solus KL21, in the 235/65R-17 size. This Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire is not a bad O.E. selection, however it didn't perform so well during our...  Read More

You Don't Know Jack

Wouldn't you like to be able to change your own tires and wheels for occasional track days, seasonal tire swap or even just regular tire rotations? Tire rotation should be done at regular intervals, to maximize tire life and even out tire wear. Each position on your car will wear tires differently and most tire company's mileage warranties require tire...  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

Dodge Challenger Tires

Dodge had an instant hit when the Challenger returned to the pony car lineup in 2008. Three years later, many owners are looking at replacing their tires. As the proud owner of a Charger, I felt I could help my fellow Mopar drivers out. I would recommend the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring tire for the SE model, with a tire size of 215/65R17. This...  Read More

Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger/Magnum Winter / Snow Tires

I recently picked up a 2007 Charger and added some more horsepower to it, but now I better get a little more practical and get some winter / snow tires on this car since I live in the Midwest.I will install tires in 215/65-17 for the best winter traction. Tire Rack has three winter tires in this size:Michelin X-Ice Xi2 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 (shown here) Fire...  Read More

Dubs on a Dime for Your Mopar-Mercedes

Although the Mercedes-Benz/Chrysler marriage was short and ended quickly, they had some cool kids. Perhaps the coolest was Chrysler 300 and her siblings, Charger and Magnum. The 300 has "big baller,shot caller" looks without the big dollar price. Many of these 300s only came with 17" or 18" wheels.  If these cars could talk, they would say, "I need some...  Read More