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Old 03-02-2010, 02:16 PM   #1
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BFG g-Force Super Sport A/S

I want some good all-season tires. But i dont want to spend much more than $400. What do you guys think about these ones? Anybody here ever used them? How did you like 'em?



well the pic is smaller than i wanted, but here's the specs from Tire Rack..

205/50ZR15
Serv Desc: 89W
Load Range: XL
UTQG: 400 AA A

^now i dont know what the hell any of that means lol, other than the size. let me know what you guys think.


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Old 03-02-2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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ur UTQG rating is the treadware rate, traction and temperature rating.

you don't wanna spend more than 400 before or after mounting and what not?
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A 400 treadwear rated tire wears at half the rate of a 200 rating under average driving conditions. It's all linear, so 400 is pretty good. For example, my Falken Azenis are 140 cause they're soft and heat-sensitive so they wear quickly. The traction rating is only for straight line wet surfaces. It just represents the tire's traction ability in a skid should you be braking. It has nothing to do with dry acceleration, braking, or cornering. The temp rating is the tire's ability to dissipate and manage heat at a high rate of speed, so as not to encounter a failure.
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BFG's are loud in my experience. You should look for Hancooks. Very nice tires even their all seasons. My dad put a set of Hancook all season H rated tires on my mnom's old Saturn, they were smooth, quiet, and pretty grippy! And best of all, they're also cheap to buy
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ur UTQG rating is the treadware rate, traction and temperature rating.

you don't wanna spend more than 400 before or after mounting and what not?
$400 on the tires themselves. i have a buddy who works in the tire center @ Wally World and he said its only like $30 to mount the tires on the rims.

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A 400 treadwear rated tire wears at half the rate of a 200 rating under average driving conditions. It's all linear, so 400 is pretty good. For example, my Falken Azenis are 140 cause they're soft and heat-sensitive so they wear quickly. The traction rating is only for straight line wet surfaces. It just represents the tire's traction ability in a skid should you be braking. It has nothing to do with dry acceleration, braking, or cornering. The temp rating is the tire's ability to dissipate and manage heat at a high rate of speed, so as not to encounter a failure.


ohhh ok, now i get it. that makes sense. gracias, senior.

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BFG's are loud in my experience. You should look for Hancooks. Very nice tires even their all seasons. My dad put a set of Hancook all season H rated tires on my mnom's old Saturn, they were smooth, quiet, and pretty grippy! And best of all, they're also cheap to buy
for sure. i'll look into those.

anybody else got some advice?
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I had these tires in the size 215/45/17.

They were alright at most things but not great at any one thing. Dry traction was fine but wet traction was dismal. Snow traction, dont even bother... I had to dig my car outta the snow every time I wanted to go somewhere with these tires. Worthless in the snow.

On the upside they provided good turn response and held a turn ok. They were also very good at high speeds in the rain; never really hydroplaned.

I wouldn't buy em again.
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BFG g-Force Super Sport A/S

I want some good all-season tires. But i dont want to spend much more than $400. What do you guys think about these ones? Anybody here ever used them? How did you like 'em?



well the pic is smaller than i wanted, but here's the specs from Tire Rack..

205/50ZR15
Serv Desc: 89W
Load Range: XL
UTQG: 400 AA A

^now i dont know what the hell any of that means lol, other than the size. let me know what you guys think.

Could I ask why your interested in 205/50-15's? That's short of a unusual size to be using. It's about one inch smaller in diameter than stock (24.1 to 24.2 is the approximate tire design diameter for the car). Being close to that optimum tire diameter is the goal regardless of wheel size, width, etc.
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^the tires that are already on the car are 205/50/R15...which were on when i bought it. so i was just basing off that.

also my car is lowered. dunno if that makes a difference. im a car n00b. lol.
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If you have stock rims then you should run the factory size. If you have 15" rims then your size would be 195/50 if you have 16 then you're looking at the right size
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The Kumho ASX is also a respectible option. I Like the BFG name, but the ASX does perform pretty well as not to be overlooked in that particular size if you stick with it!
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