We were invited to Miller Motorsports Park to check out Nitto’s latest all season Motivo and their NT90W snow tire. They were pitted against the OEM tire offering on Infinity G37x sedans and put through a myriad of tests. Inside we concentrate our review on Nitto’s Motivo all season tire.
So how do you top off a glass that’s already full to the brim? That’s the problem we faced with our 2011 Z06 Corvette. We had to find a few select upgrades that would boost performance without taking anything away from the car’s near-perfection in stock form…
So you thought that Mickey Thompson Tires was all about cruiser or drag racing tires? Well, guess again. Here is the latest top secret project from M/T, their new Street Comp ultra high performance tire.
There are two kinds of street/strip cars—street cars that occasionally see the dragstrip, and drag cars that get driven to the cruise night every once in a while. Both cars need tires, but can that really be the same tire? We set out to break them down and give you the skinny on fat tires.
Mickey Thompson has been leading that tire category for longer than we can remember, especially when it comes to the street/strip or heads-up drag racing, so we went to them (specifically, M/T’s Carl Robinson) to answer our Top Ten questions concerning drag slicks and radials. Here’s what they had to say.
Today’s question has to do with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System sensors integral to the valve stems on all C5 and C6 Corvettes. These sensors are powered by batteries with very long service lives, but when they die, the usual fix is to simply replace the whole shebang, but there’s another option…
How many times have you been to a car show and seen a beautifully built muscle car with a killer motor, maybe a couple of turbos, flawless paint and absolutely gorgeous in every aspect…until you get to the wheels and realize this brutish car has some really weak knees for wheels?
Since the 1987 model year, Corvettes have come with tire pressure monitoring systems to keep tabs on the air pressure on all four corners. While it’s convenient (and a necessity for Corvettes equipped with run-flat tires but no spare), it’s easy to confuse the system when getting your tires changed.
Let’s face it – everyone digs a good looking set of aftermarket wheels. However, tricking out your ride with a new set of wheels isn’t just a matter of picking out the set that tickles your fancy, swiping your credit card and bolting those bad boys on.