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Tire Talk from the Experts at Discount Tire Company.

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Premier All Season A Smarter Tire For The Ones You Love – Michelin Premier All Season 

One stormy summer night I received a call from a phone number I didn’t recognize.  My heart sank instantly as I knew something was wrong.

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Growler BG2.5 XOR Review

Pit Bull Growler BG2.5 XOR Review

Don McNeilly hits the trails with the all new Pit Bull Growler 2.5 XOR.  After racking up over 800 miles he’s happy to share his review.

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Pit Bull Growler BG2.5 XOR Mud Test

Don knew he would find mud in the Arizona pines during monsoon season but he didn’t know he would find as much as he did.  Ride along with Don as he puts his Pit Bull Growler BG2.5 XOR Tires though some muddy tests.

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Driving With Your Eyes Closed

Would you believe it if I told you I drove over 15 miles between Phoenix and San Diego with my eyes closed?  Its true and I explain it all here.

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Petrol Eyewear Giveaway!

Show us your favorite road, track or trail for your chance to win a pair of Petrol Sunglasses.  Entry is easy so hurry up! Deadline for entries is Wednesday September 18th, 2013.

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FJ SUMMIT 2013 COVERAGE!

Check out our 2013 FJ Summit coverage.  Don McNeilly tells his trail stories and shares his photos from Yankee Boy Basin, Poughkeepsie Gulch, Black Bear Pass and California Pass.

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Video: Rubicon Trail Review by Teraflex

Ride along with Dennis Wood as he reviews one of the most famous 4×4 Trails in the United States, the Rubicon Trail.  Along with some great 4×4 footage, Wood also speaks with trail veteran Mark Smith from the Jeep Jamboree.

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How to make a Tire Swing

How to Make a Tire Swing

(part 3 of 4) Don’s “Tire Sling”, Travis’s “Comfort Lounger” and Matt’s “Tire Fighter” are sure to make your neighbor’s jealous.  Check out these awesome Tire Swing designs and see how each of them was made.

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Interview and Video of Pikes Peak Open Wheel RodneyOmaley_ThumbDriver Rodney O’Maley

Rodney O’Maley is an assistant store manager at Discount Tire by day and a hill climb race car driver by weekend.  Rodney tells us how he started racing and show us some on-car video footage from this years 2013 PPIHC race.

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Photo Gallery: 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill PPIHC Image GalleryClimb Photos

Here’s a sample of the race action that took place during the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.  Drivers from all over the world raced the clock up the 14,000 foot high spectacular Pikes Peak. Check them out!

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IMG_6223_2Pikes Peak Hill Climb Inspires Innovation

Post Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race interview with the innovative unlimited class driver Doug Siddens. “Doug Siddens is no stranger to Pikes Peak.  The 2013 PPIHC race marked his 4th year competing.  With the course completely paved, Doug was determined…”

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Photo CFJ Summitontest: “I SPY” Discount Tire at FJ Summit 2013

If you’re headed to the 2013 FJ Summit like we are, don’t forget to pack your camera!  It could win you a totally awesome Discount Tire backpack.

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(Part 2 of 4) Don, Matt and Travis reveal their unique tire swing design ideas. It will be a battle between Don’s “Tire Sling”, Travis’s “Comfort Lounger” and Matt’s “Tire Fighter”.

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TireSwingChallenge_1Tire Swing Challenge: Building an Awesome Tire Swing

(Part 1 of 4) To be crowned Tire Swing King our editors Matt, Don and Travis are challenged to see who can build the best tire swing for under $40.00.  The challenge, rules and judging criteria have been laid out here here.

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Siddens_2012HeadshotInterview with Pikes Peak Race Driver Doug Siddens

PPIHC driver Doug Siddens talks about his history as a racer, his history at the Pikes Peak race and he gives us some additional information about his new 2013 race car, the RZR-X1.

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Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks 2013 Photo Moab Rim Trail, Moab Rim Z TurnGalleries:

Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks 2013 set new attendance records.  Over 800 people registered for the event.  With a great vendor show, awesome raffles and amazing people, nothing beats hitting the trail.  Click here to see why.

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Ultra4 4WheeUltra4 Glen Helen Discount Tire Off Road Evolution Race Teaml Parts Glen Helen 2013 results:  A “HOT” Experience

We all expect So-Cal to be sunny and warm but it was more than the typical “Hot” experience for one team at the Ultra4 Glen Helen 2013 Gran Prix Race this past weekend…

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Dai Yoshihara Wins the 2013 Formula Drift LongBeach2013DaiSeason Opener

This year marks the 10th year anniversary for Formula Drift, and Daijiro Yoshihara could not have planned for a better start.  Round 1 of the 2013 historic drift season…

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Easter Jeep Safari 2013 Photo Galleries

Discount Tire hit the trails once again at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari.  Check out the photos from 4 of this year’s trail rides.

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2013 Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire Photo Gallery

Now that the dust has settled click here to see photos from the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers.

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Competes in 2013 King of the Hammers

With the toughest off road race for 2013 already in the books many race teams are still, literally, picking up their pieces.  After wading through a sea of competitor’s parts and broken down buggies we were able to meet up with…

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PilotSportAS3_1Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Introduced at NOLA Motorsports Park

“I want great performance in wet and dry conditions.  I want a comfortable, long lasting tire that responds with cat-like reflexes.  I also want to be able to use this tire year round, even in cold winter months.” …

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Trailfinder All Terrain: Low on Cost, High on Fun!

In an economy where every nickel, dime and dollar counts we wanted to see just how far we could stretch our dollar and how much fun we could have with a limited budget. The tire that came to mind was one of our…

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BF Goodrich g-Force Sport Comp-2 Gets a Workout!

I’ve tested a number of tires from a variety of tire manufacturers during product launches. Not once have I  heard a tire manufacturer tell a group of, by no means professional, drivers “Don’t wussy foot it”…

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Yokohama Takes Over Homestead Miami Speedway

After seeing the Yokohama YK580 review by Bob Faieta on YouTube.com, I was extremely pleased to find out I would be going to Miami, Florida to push the YK580 to it’s limits at Homestead Miami Speedway…..

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VIDEO: Level 8 ZX Wheels and Kanati Mug Hogs Crawl Moab

At Easter Jeep Safari 2012 we decided to take advantage of the outstanding 4×4 terrain to capture the new Kanati Mud Hog MT and the Level 8 ZX in action…

 

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Falken Wild Peak A/T:  They get you going!

Discount Tire Reviews the new Falken Wild Peak AT after a week of 4×4 action during the JK-Experience.

…”Many of you have been asking about Falken’s new AT. How good are they? How strong are their sidewalls?”

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TECH ARTICLE: The Skinny on Hub Rings

Hub centric rings, typically made of plastic or metal, are designed and used to fill the gap between the hub pilot of the vehicle and the center bore of the wheel…

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