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Is Bigger Always Better When It Comes to Wheel and Tire Packages?

Does size matter? We tested nearly identical wheel and tire packages with different aspect ratios to determine if a smaller sidewall made a big difference in lap times.

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Q&A With a Tire Engineer: R-Comp Race Tires vs. 200-Treadwear Extreme Street Tires

What if we could peek inside 200-treadwear tires and R-comp tires to see how the magic happens? We asked someone who could take us there.

Questions for a Tire Engineer: Why Can’t We Have It All?

Why can't we have an R-compound tire that still has daily driving road manners? We asked the director of product strategy for Maxxis USA, John Wu.

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Are Lighter Wheels Really Better?

We always hear that lightweight wheels are better.

200-Treadwear Tire Test | Goodyear F1 Supercar 3 and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 vs. the Outgoing Bridgestone RE-71R

We test some of the latest contenders in the 200tw bracket from Michelin and Goodyear against the Bridgestone Potenza.

How To Optimize an ND-Chassis Mazda MX-5 for Comfort on the Street and Performance on the Track

Can one car make a great daily while also serving as a competitive autocrosser and a fun track car? If the answer is Miata, then likely yes.

200tw Tire Test: Valino and Yokohama Take on Favorites From Hankook, Maxxis, Bridgestone and BFGoodrich

Can newcomers from Valino and Yokohama dethrone the current 200-Treadwear favorites for endurance and autocross?

Track Day Tire Test: Nankang, Goodyear and Pirelli

Not slicks, not R-comps, not 200-treadwear tires, but track tires for track days from Nankang, Goodyear and Pirelli.

Nine Steps to Painting Your Wheels at Home

Tired of the silver wheels that every car seems to come with these days? No problem: You can change their color in just nine steps and a few hours.

Falken Azenis RT-660 Tire Test: Autocross and Track

Will the new Falken Azenis RT-660 measure up in our Miata-based, SCCA-style tire test?

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