Moroso’s DS-2 17-inch front runners cater to late model muscle and performance car owners who need to run a larger size front drag wheel to clear their bigger factory brakes and want a high-tech tire for the track.
by Josh Kirsh on December 4, 2013
by Don Creason on March 29, 2013
Mickey Thompson has a new street tire aimed squarely at the high performance daily driver crowd. See what this tire is all about when we try them out on our project Wild E Coyote.
by Michael Harding on March 25, 2013
How many times have we bought wheels that looked great hanging on a hook, but after a few months of use they have lost their appeal? We talked to three companies who make quality wheels for under $399 each, and we have some tips for how to care for those wheels.
We take an inside look at what exactly goes in to building a set of custom wheels over at Forgeline wheels. Following our Project Blank Slate ’69 Camaro wheels through the Forgeline assembly process we’re able to see exactly how it’s done – from start to finish. Check it out here!
by Paul Huizenga on December 5, 2012
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…
by Andrew Wolf on October 23, 2012
In this tech review, we take a look at a pair of Mickey Thompson’s latest and greatest products on our Project BlownZ Camaro that have made waves in the sport: the one-piece Pro-5 ET Drag Wheel and the record-breaking ET Street Radial Pro tire.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on October 2, 2012
We’re on a mission for traction as we try to feed 1,300 horsepower through a stock type suspension and some skinnny M/T drag radials on Project BlownZ. How do we plan to do that? Easy – with tough parts from Moser, Afco, and Wolfe Racecraft, mixed in with adjustability and endless hours of chassis tuning…
Every garage, engine builder, or race team has a torque wrench, and we all use it a considerable bit! But when was the last time you gave more than a moments glance at your torque wrench?
by Mark Gearhart on June 11, 2012
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.
by Bobby Kimbrough on March 20, 2012
In our quest to bring some props to the oft maligned third-gen F-Body Camaros, we have begun upgrading our project car with an all new set of hoops from Weld Racing. This update includes the RT-S wheels as well as upgrades to the new tires with Toyo.
In this technical piece, we’re going to dive into the world of racing wheels to bring you the 411 on the latest in drag racing wheel technology as we focus not only on the design and construction processes, but what goes into keeping the wheel and tire mated in the most intense of environs.
by Jefferson Bryant on February 20, 2012
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.
by Bobby Kimbrough on August 24, 2011
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?
by Tom Bobolts on March 31, 2011
Selecting the right wheel and tire combo can go well beyond just finding something that bolts on and can fit some more rubber. Ultimately, the wheel and tire combo must fit with the personality of the project to be a true perfect fit.
by Andrew Wolf on February 14, 2011
Our Project “MaxStreet” 1966 Chevy II has been nearly eight months in the making here in the powerTV garage, and to say that we’re itching to get the old girl out and stretch her legs a little would be an understatement. With our suspension modernization project nearly complete, we’re close to taking that step.
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.