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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires Installed on My Car


…fan of this tire. You can see my original blog post about this new Max Performance Summer tire here. In that post, I explained how the new Pilot Super Sport tires compare to the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires. If you have the PS2 tires now, check out that blog post to see what kind of improvements you…
 

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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Winter Truck Tires

Winter Truck Tires


…trucks, SUVs and crossovers. See more details about my experience with this set of Bridgestone winter tires, as well as the Michelin X-Ice Xi2 in my blog post titled "My Story on Winter Tires." For wider, lower profile fitments like the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne I recommend the Pirelli Scorpion Ice…

Related Products: Winter Truck Tires | Bmw X5 Winter Tires | X5 Snow Tires
 
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…

Related Products: Michelin X-ice 2 | Michelin X-ice Xi2 | Xi2
 

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…

Related Products: Honda Odyssey | Minivan
 
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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BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Defeats Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Defeats Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500


Back in April 2011, I wrote a blog post about the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 shortly after it was released. At the time, this tire was at the top of our customer survey results and initial customer feedback was outstanding. I was so impressed with the tire that I bought a set for one of my…

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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…

Related Products: Braking Distance | 20 Inch Truck Tires | Stopping Distance
 
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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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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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…
 
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