Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin DefenderReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.73

2009 Honda Civic Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Troy, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
January 29, 2013

I've had Continental ProContact, BF Goodrich, other, I don't remeber the brands through my long driving history and had never had Michelin tires before.
Purchased these tires to replace Yokohama AVID ENVigor that lasted about 35000-40000 mi until they became bold. A difference in ride became obvious and noticeable right away. The ride became more solid and soft: a softer feel when driving over bumps or rough joints on a freeway, the car became more stable at cornering when making a sharp turn or taking a ramp to exit/enter a freeway. Winter traction and hydroplaning are excellent. Civic is a light car, so of course, it will be sliding from side to side on the snow or side wind when driving on a freeway but with these tires, the car is stable on the snow surface and the same when driving over puddles that gather along dividing wall on freeways. No hydroplaning at all. Yokahama were good tires but the car felt lighter with them and with the Defenders, the car ride has improved significantly. However, fuel economy decreased maybe by 1-2 mpg which is not a big deal. Since this Michelin Defender is made from a different compound than Yokohama, it is probably softer which, in turn, results in a slightly lower fuel economy. I drive 60-70 miles a day. 30 miles to and from work + around the area where I live. I usually put from 1500 to 2000 mi a month. From now on, I will be only opting for Michelin tires. You cannot go wrong with a classic old brand and no more those Kumho, Yokahama and other crappy Chinese or Taiwanese brands. It is like comparing BMW and Honda in a ride quality. Also Michelin claims that they will last for 90k mi here:
which I doubt. I'd like to see it at least how they will be wearing out after 25-30k miles on them if I don't change the car before that. Recommended.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX M/S2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5
 
 

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 90,000
Location: Toronto, ON
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 90,000 Miles on Tires
December 30, 2012

Great tire....replaced a set of BF Goodrich
Long Trail. (Absolute junk) with these. What a difference...great in the snow!!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/T D840

Monday, January 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/T D840 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.6
 
 

2013 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 1,100
Location: Butler, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,100 Miles on Tires
January 24, 2013

I got these tires as original equipment on my 2013 Tacoma limited. I am pleasantly surprised at how well they haber the road. They are also very quiet! I probably would not have thought about buying Bridgestone tires, since I usually buy Goodyear or BfGoodrich,but depending on well they wear, I would have no problem buying them as replacements when many originals wear out. I am very impressed with them!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Radial T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.82
 
 

2006 Scion xB
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Miles driven on tires: 68,000
Location: York, SC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 68,000 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2013

Great Tire tough and classic raised white letters on a scion box gets many compliments. So far 68,000 miles I did not think they would last that long. If tire shimmies check air they are finicky wanting pressure to be even all the way around that always fixed it I had to replace air valve stem one time that was the problem. I rotated every 7,500 miles and had spin balanced and 4 wheel alignment after I year by toyota dealership. Great look and performance and no I do not work for bf goodrich and they track good made car feel more steady then the oem tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy MXM4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38
 
 

1956 Chevrolet Belair wagon
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 07, 2013

Before I start I will say that I have a unique car, 1956 Chevrolet Belair 9-passenger wagon. I have put a great deal of time, attention and money into making this car a aweet daily-driver over the last 3 years, including extensive suspension and brake work/upgrades. When I got the car 3 years ago I put new 17 inch BF Goodrich G-Force Sports and American Racing Torque Thrust II's on all 4 wheels (17x8). Although there was still tread left, after a certain wear level these tires began to drive and handle very badly. The tire needed to go. I did A LOT of research and price comparisions and selected the Michelin Primacy MXM4. I have to say I can not believe the positive difference these tires made in my car...Extraordinary! WAY better handling, and much lower noise level both while going down the road and over bumps with these. Road impacts are almost eliminated and the car is very sure footed. While these are quite wide they do mot tramline or follow irregular road surfaces at all as my previous tires did. (These Michelins are the exact same size as my previous tires) I notice a huge difference the entire time I am driving the car, better and quiter driving, stopping, steering as well as better straight-line stability and cornering on my heavy car. I am SO glad I got these. If you enjoy researching and comparing keep doing it, but If you want to be done making the best decision and start really enjoying your car do yourself a favor. Stop researching and get these tires. (They also look great on my car) Thanks and have a great day.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/A

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.62
 
 

2003 Toyota Tundra 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 99,999
Location: Redlands, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 99,999 Miles on Tires
December 23, 2012

I have 156,000 miles on three of the four tires purchased from in December of 2008. A fourth tire that picked up a spike and blew-out now has 95,000 miles on it. I am not a critical thinker when it comes to tire performance; to me it is how many miles can they go. My tires are not bald by any means, but the time has come to replace them. I will be buying another set of BF Goodrich this week. I commute 95 miles round trip each day with the bulk of the miles being on the freeway.

Under the normal driving conditions of Southern California, these tires have performed well and lasted far beyon what I could have ever hoped for. I have never gotten more than 70,000 miles out of any tire and don't expect the same mileage out of the next set. But if someone is looking for a high mileage tire, you can't go wrong with this one.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Friday, January 11, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.75
 
 

2006 Pontiac GTO
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Temple City, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
December 26, 2012

There's not a better tire for money. I've had these tires up yo 155mph and they felt as sticky as they do at 80mph. If you are looking for a change from Goodyear or BF Goodrich I strongly recommend these tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

Monday, December 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.45
 
 

2010 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Bluemont, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
December 20, 2012

Bought these as replacements to the OEM rugged trails and the rugged terrains are so far, far superior. Wet and dry traction is superb on highway and I use my truck off road in the woods around the house to tow a firewood trailer, cross horse pastures, and travel plenty of dirt/gravel country roads. I would say the truck is actually smoother with these on vs the R Trails's and possibly even quieter, but that might be due to the mileage on the R trails which I replaced at 30K. I did not want to venture the winter with the remaining tread on those. We should be getting some light to mod snow around Christmas and am looking forward to seeing how the Rugged Terrains do in the white stuff. And we'll be taking the tacoma down the OBX again this summer and i'll get to test these in the sand. The R Trail's managed OK this past trip to the beach, even allowing us to pull out a stuck Tacoma & a range rover, but I think that was mainly due to the Tacoma's 4 wheel drive systems. But the perfect application should come in September when I need to drive the truck from the east coast to Colorado and then up into the mountains for an Elk hunting trip. BTW, at 70 mph on the interstate, these tires run very smooth and quiet with no vibration or chatter...If your experiencing this I would take them back to the shop for a re-balance and get your shocks and alignment checked, its not the tires, unless in the very rare case you got one with a broken radial, which I have experienced with another Brand, but not with BF Goodrich. I hope Michelin lets BF G continue to put out the quality they have in the past... I used to run BFG AT's on my old truck and never had a problem at all, but since I'm now using this truck as a commuter and weekend off roader, the rugged terrains seems to be the perfect solution so far.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.75
 
 

2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Miles driven on tires: 21,000
Location: Santa Clara, UT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 21,000 Miles on Tires
December 12, 2012

This is my third set of tires since new, and I replaced Hankooks with the BF Goodrich and thinking I was getting a more superior tire. In some respects they are. Handling was better with the Hankooks, especially in the spirited corners. Milage is better with Goodrich's. I have been averaging 22,000mi with the Hankook and Michellins, and I should get 28,000 mi. from the Goodrich's. Even thou the Goodrich tires make better milage, I will probably hit Hankook again for the performance feel.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Cross Terrain SUV

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Cross Terrain SUVReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.93

2010 Honda Pilot
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Hampton, NH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
December 02, 2012

Michelin tires are the best you can put on your vehicle. I own many truck/suvs and always switched to Michelins they are a true round tire that has great road manners. I think other customers that have trouble with these tires probably have mechanicle/alignment problems. Previous Michelin tires I have put 80,000 miles on them,there is no comparison.I also like BF Goodrich and some Goodyears but i havent got as many miles out of those tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.08

2001 Ford F250 4wd Super Duty
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Miles driven on tires: 52,000
Location: Tontitown, AR
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 52,000 Miles on Tires
October 30, 2012

replaced factory firestones for hydroplaning issues, still had good thread, with loaded trailer at 39,000 miles. now have 52,000 on revos . This truck lives it life with trailer attached, cargo trailer up to 8,000 lb camper, bumper hitch.
I don't do much mud, a little back yard farming at best, but for the most part, 90%
highway use. 2 are in better shape than others, wheel spin from take offs sometimes
wet or dry, up hill turning angles with loaded trailer is cause, no fault of the tires. I am getting new set of revo"s tomorrow. I really struggled with my selection this time, few really good looking designs on the market today, the bf goodrich rugged trail was my 2nd choice, but I have never put 52,000 miles on any tire I have ever owned, & when these were new, I said I"D never buy anything but a bridgstone, They made my truck
ride & handle car like,now it is time to keep my word These have been great & you have to remember, any tire will loose its greatness as it gets wore out.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2000 Ford Mustang
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Orland, IN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
November 19, 2012

The Mustang had prior set of BF Goodrich Pro-Series tires. They lasted forever, they held the road well. The previous set of tires were replaced due to weathering cracks. Car is primarily driven in the summer.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/A

Monday, November 19, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/AReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.45

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 99,999
Location: Brick, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 99,999 Miles on Tires
November 18, 2012

I have original tires from Hyundai on my 2002 Santa Fe with 126,000 miles.
I can't conceive of buying any other tire now that I'm replacing them.
BF Goodrich has sold me...

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Traction T/A Spec

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Traction T/A SpecReviewer's Overall Rating: 5.09

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Willowbrook, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
November 03, 2012

My tires are almost 6 years old and after 35K miles the tread is not officially worn out (<2/32) but I have not been able to get very good traction for the last 10K miles. I easily spin the wheels even on dry pavement and with winter approaching i think i have to replace them to be safe. I am very disappointed since the product features sounded execellent and my tire shop highly recommended them. After reading the warranty info i do not see any way that BF Goodrich will stand by the tires. There is no warranty claim for unsafe tires due to lack of traction. For tread warranty claims who keeps the documentation that proves the tires have been inspected and rotated every 6-8K miles? All 4 tires have even wear and have been rotated and the wheels have been kept in alignment.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/S

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX A/SReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

2010 Ford F150 XLT 4x2
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Miles driven on tires: 74,000
Location: Brandon, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 74,000 Miles on Tires
October 14, 2012

These tires were OEM for my 2010 Ford F150. They were remarkably quiet, smooth and finally were ready for replacement at 74,000 miles. If not for a misalignment, I likely could have gone to 80,000. Unbelievalbe. When it came time to replace the tires last month, I chose BF Goodrich radial long trail T/A's based mainly on price but decent reviews as well. I am pleased with the ride quality, noise, and other dynamics of the BF Goodrich tires, noticing very little difference between them and the Michelin's. However, the money I saved on the purchase of the BF Goodrich's over the Michelin's will be negated by additional fuel costs; With the Michelin's, I consistently recorded an average 18.8 mpg on my F150 based on the computer read-out on the dash. After installing the BF Goodrich radial long-trail T/A's, I immediately began averaging 17.6 mpg with no other changes to the vehicle or driving conditions. Perhaps greater rolling resistance? Initially the 1.2 mpg drop appeared insignificant, but after doing some math, I was shocked. I average around 30,000 miles a year and at the current pump rate of $3.65 per gallon, I will spend over $400.00 a year more in fuel with the BF Goodrich tires. So much for saving a couple hundred bucks on the purchase. I'm sure the potential of higher fuel economy had something to do with Ford supplying the Michelin's as OEM tires. Next time I'll buy the Michelin's.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

Friday, October 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KOReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.38

2009 Ford Ranger FX4
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Hartville, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
October 12, 2012

After researching for months and months, I had narrowed my tire choices down to two. The Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor and the BF Goodrich All Terrain K/O. The Goodyear's were a lot better priced than the BFG's and I really liked the sidewall design. However, I had heard from friends/co-workers that the Goodyear's balance out and ride nicely for the first 5,000 miles or so and then become very shaky and noisy from there on out. Although I know not to expect a perfectly quiet ride from aggressive treaded tires, I have a hard time tolerating excessive road noise and imbalance from a set of very, very expensive tires. So, I started looking into the BFG's more closely. I LOVE the fat, white letter walls...always have. I had a set of these on my '95 Cherokee and really enjoyed them. Although at the time, the Goodyear's were $150 cheaper, I decided to go with the BFG's. Boy am I glad about my decision! My 2009 Ford Ranger FX4 originally came with P255/70/R16 tires, but I wanted to upgrade to a larger tire to fill the wheel wells. I decided to go with a LT 265/75/R16. I mounted and balanced them at the car dealership where I work. They all balanced out with less than 2.00 oz of weight. After putting them on the truck for the first time, I couldn't help but grin. They look absolutely stunning. The truck sits higher, and has a very aggressive stance. Even though it's a LT tire, the truck rides only a slight bit rougher, but still very tolerable. The road noise is nearly non-existent, only a slight (almost peaceful haha) hum from the fresh rubber. I am very satisfied with my purchase and plan to keep writing reviews throughout the life of the tire. I hope to get many miles out of these tires! I hope this helps any of you who are thinking about getting a set of these....Do it!!!

Andy

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta LX PlatinumReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5

2008 Chevrolet Impala SS
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Miles driven on tires: 16,000
Location: Petaluma, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 16,000 Miles on Tires
October 10, 2012

Super tires. After 16,000 miles they show little if any wear. Sonoma County in CA has some pretty bad roads so tires can take a beating, no problems with this tire. Traction on wicked mountain curves is great. By far a better tire than the B.F Goodrich that were on vehicle prior to Kumhos. Highly recommend this performance tire.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2001 Audi A6 4.2
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Miles driven on tires: 9,000
Location: Osceola , IN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 9,000 Miles on Tires
October 04, 2012

As the summer is coming to an end, it gives me a chance to reflect back on the days spent with the BF Goodrich G-Force Sport C2's. I had plenty of dry weather during my introduction to a tire which excelled in the heat of summer. Acceleration, cornering, and braking were all strengthened with the installation of the C2. This tire has excellent turn-in response which brought a great deal of agility back to an aging car. The aggressive handling by no means detracts from the ride comfort of the tire. One will find themselves quite relaxed on a long stretch of highway, but as soon as the tight turns of your favorite back road hits the front bumper ... that merciless grin on your face soon appears while the tread becomes alive with excitement and eager for the challenges ahead.

Bring on the rain! Finally, a chance to drive this BFG C2 on wet pavement to see if the tire is just as appealing as the dry evaluation. This tire had more fun in the rain than my 4 year old in a water balloon fight. The C2's powered through the heaviest of rains with no hint of hydroplaning. The tire was confident in standing water offering a sense of protection for myself and the family. It also provided a great deal of corner stability on the wet pavement even in rapid transitions with no detection of understeer.

The best attribute is still be be reported. Treadwear: Being boastful about treadwear in a summer performance tire is the equivalent to bragging about photos you have taken of Bigfoot! Nobody in there right mind is going to believe you. However, I am quite impressed by the durability of the C2's tread compound. After a entire summer of spirited driving, there is consistent tread wear even at the outer shoulder. I am very confident that more summers (yes - that's plural) are yet to come with this tire, and will certainly look forward to every mile.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Monday, October 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX M/S2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2008 Toyota 4Runner 4wd SR5
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Miles driven on tires: 400
Location: Tacoma, WA
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 400 Miles on Tires
September 30, 2012

We really haven't got enough mileage on these tires to make a definitive call on it yet. Our previous tires were BF Goodrich Long Trail Tours. OEMs were Dunlop AT-20s.

Let me say the Dunlops were horrible. The 4Runner weaved all over the road. It really felt unstable at highway speeds. In the rain, it had fair traction. It was miserable in the snow. I have to say that I really felt they were unsafe and had them replaced at 13K miles.

The next set of tires were the Long Trail Tours. They had excellent traction on dry roads, wet roads, snow, and sand. We never felt like we were not in control. But at about 15K, one of the tires developed a pull to the left. Not sure why. But when rotated to the rear, steering was fine. Up front, it pulled. It also got a bit noisy at 20K but it wasn't bad...especially after the Dunlops.

We replaced them with these Michelins. Let me say that we are completely stunned at how much better these tires are. The 4Runner is extremely quiet now and tracks like it never has before. The ride is much smoother too. The wife asked me why we didn't get these tires right off the bat. I told her quite honestly that it was the price. I didn't think they were worth it at the time but I do now.

Now we haven't taken them thru snow yet but fall is here and I'll update later. But for now, we are very impressed!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

Monday, October 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.6

1965 Ford Mustang 5-Lug
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Miles driven on tires: 200
Location: Newton, NC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
September 30, 2012

I installed these tires on my 1965 289 Mustang along with a new set of American Racing Torq Thrust chrome wheels. I have 225 45 ZR 17s on the front on 17x7 wheels and 235 45 ZR 17s on the rear on 17x8 wheels. What a huge difference over the 15x7 wheels and off-brand tires on the car before! The biggest difference I see is in the turn-in rate. These tires really turn quickly. The car also stops more quickly. And the ride is fantastic for a 17" tire. They are not harsh at all over bumps and on a recent 100-mile round trip where we drove on a 4-lane US highway, they rode so smoothly.
In addition to all of that, the price on these tires is very appealing. They also have a great sidewall appearance and tread appearance. And this may or may not matter to some of you but these tires take Armor All (and other such products) very well. They are as shiny as any tires I have ever seen. That is of great importance to me.
I have had BF Goodrich tires for many years and believe their quality is unbeatable for the price. They are especially well known for their high-performance image and that is a big reason I chose this tire for my Mustang. I like Michelin tires a lot and have them on my Cadillac and my wife's Kia but Michelin does not seem to fit the high-performance mold I desire in a tire for the Mustang.
So I would highly recommend these tires. I have a 2004 Corvette which still has its original tires but when and if I do have to replace them, I will DEFINITELY install the BF Goodrich g-Force Sport Comp 2 tires. You can't beat them on a high-performance car.
Thank you for reading this review.