[s-cars] What tires R U running ???

Jason Mawhinney jmawhinney at skybest.com
Sat Feb 18 16:55:32 EST 2006

I'm another one who is a recent convert to BF Goodrich.  I got the cheapass 
Gforce Sports and they have turned out to be quite a surprise as far as 
performance.  For starters, they were $65/tire in 225-50-16 from Tire Rack 
when I got them and the reviews were outstanding and my review is the same. 
They're damn nice summer street tires for a great price.  I can't attest to 
how long they'll last since I've only got about 4k miles on them and they're 
off the car now for the winter.  BTW, I wouldn't even try these in the snow. 
They are definitely worth a look if you're looking for summers.
Jason Mawhinney
'95.5 S6 avant
'87 5ktq

> i'm running BF goodrich g-force T/A KDWS 225/50ZR16 on stock 16x8 wheels.
> i used to have dunlop SP8000 225/50ZR16, and the BFGs compare very well
> in terms of dry handling.  the BFGs have noticeably sharper steering
> response, because they inherit their carcass from the g-force KD max
> performance dry-only tire.  the BFGs also have much better traction in
> the snow, as i found out during a trip to lake tahoe in a big snowstorm
> with a foot of snow on the ground.  the real test was when we got to
> the cabin, requiring us to drive up a steep unplowed grade with snow up
> to the bumper.  the car made it to the top with the rear differential
> locked.
> i had driven my brother's saab 9-2x aero with blizzak LM10s in a snowstorm
> in NH, and my car felt every bit as secure, if not more so, than his car
> did.
> the day after i returned from a trip to tahoe, i buzzed a tight freeway
> ramp at 70 mph, exiting at full throttle in 3rd gear.  i can't ask for
> more from a set of all-season tires.  they were $125 each from costco,
> mounted, balanced, with a road hazard warranty and free lifetime 
> rebalancing.
> i liked the SP8000s, but the BFGs have sharper steering response without
> any apparently penalty in ride comfort.  it's not a fair comparison - the
> BFG benefits from nearly a decade of technological advancement in tire 
> design.
> the biturbo S4 avant wears contisportcontact tires, and i don't like them
> very much.  even at 38 psi, they are vague in their steering response and
> mushy when pushed to their limits.  they'll get replaced with BFG KDWS
> tires eventually.
> -teddy
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