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Luke@tirerack


In this blog I will be discussing all things automotive. Yes, I said all things, car, trucks, SUVs, tires, wheels, suspension, brakes even driving schools and the automotive lifestyle and car clubs. It does not matter, if it's an old classic car, a new model sports car, an SUV or a minivan I love them…

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Select Tires with the Mountain/Snowflake Symbol

Select Tires with the Mountain/Snowflake Symbol


The three critical components for snow and ice traction were covered in-depth in one of my previous blog posts. Again, they are: * Tread design * Tread compound * Tread depth Now that you understand the how behind winter traction, what actually determines a tire as being a winter / snow option? It comes…

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Do Low Profile Tires Have a Harsh Ride?

Do Low Profile Tires Have a Harsh Ride?


…tires with a shorter sidewall height in order to keep the same overall diameter. This concept is called Plus Sizing. Take a look at one of my previous blog posts for additional information. The chart below displays the changes in tire profile when moving up to larger diameter wheels : In most cases, the…

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Welcome


Hi, I'm Steve from The Tire Rack and welcome to my blog. The purpose of this blog is to provide you with opinions and insight on tires and other automotive related products like aftermarket wheels, brake pads, rotors, suspension parts and other automotive related products that we offer here at the Tire…
 
Race Tires Versus Extreme Performance Summer Tires

Race Tires Versus Extreme Performance Summer Tires


…delicate on the street as tires like the Hoosier R6 or BFGoodrich g-Force R1. To learn more about Extreme Performance Summer tires, read my previous blog post "What are Extreme Performance Summer Tires?"

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New Michelin X-Ice Xi3 vs. Michelin X-Ice Xi2

New Michelin X-Ice Xi3 vs. Michelin X-Ice Xi2


…winter driving conditions around the world, I liked this tire so much that the Infiniti tires for my 2009 G37x Coupe are X-Ice Xi2s. In a previous blog "My Story on Winter Tires", I explained how the tires felt when they were new and how much better they performed in the snow than the all-season tires…

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A new reason to upgrade your suspension


…perfectly good suspension system and replace it. The old adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it" comes to mind. As you may already know if you read my blog post about the family mini-van and the suspension upgrade I used on it you may have thought "a performance suspension on a minivan doesn't make much…

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How Does TPMS Work?

How Does TPMS Work?


…in the marketplace, there is still a lot of confusion about how the systems work and what needs to be done when buying new sensors. In my previous blog post, "What About TPMS Sensors for My Winter Wheels?", I went over the differences between direct and indirect systems. However, what do you do when…

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Give me a brake ....


Yes, I meant to spell it that way because, today I am blogging about brakes. Everyday I get to field questions from people about all types of performance and aesthetic upgrades but, many times the unintended consequences are not even seen. Brakes are often over looked when upgrading wheels and tires…

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About Ethan


Hello, Welcome to my blog. My name is Ethan Burns. An ASE certified Master Mechanic, I have been with the Tire Rack since 2006. I have been repairing, restoring and customizing cars for over 30 years. Over the years I have owned a multitude of automobiles and used numerous wheels and tires on each.…
 
With Bad Weather on the Horizon, Now's the Time for New Tires

With Bad Weather on the Horizon, Now's the Time for New Tires


…is under 6/32" and should be replaced heading into winter. For more information about checking your tread depth with a penny, check out my previous blog post "What Your Change is Telling You About Your Tread Depth." Tire Rack recently wrapped up an extensive test of the newest all-season tire offerings…

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What Makes a Winter / Snow Tire, a Winter / Snow Tire?

What Makes a Winter / Snow Tire, a Winter / Snow Tire?


In a previous blog post "Winter / Snow Tires - The How and Why," I explained that winter traction involves three main components: tread depth, design and rubber compound. While we know the how and why behind winter traction, how does one identify a dedicated winter / snow tire? In 1999, the U.S. Rubber…

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