Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Radial T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73
 
 

1990 GMC Sierra 2wd Pick-up
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Jackson, TN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
March 23, 2013

Bought the BF Goodrich Radial T/A tire for my GMC Sierra 1500 2WD standard cab stepside pickup as a replacement for Goodyear Eagle GT tires that I religiously ran on for many years (only to learn that Goodyear stopped making that tire in a 15" when it came time to replace them.) I wanted the White Letter tire and as many of you are finding out, 15" RWL this is becoming a dying breed.

This was the first set of BF Goodrich's I have ever owned and I was pleasantly surprised how much better and smoother they ride vs the Goodyears. Dry pavement driving is great, and wet pavement is good and acceptable. I typically tone it down in wet weather just because you can't expect a light truck to handle like a car due to the light rear end.

The raised white lettering is not quite as big as what Goodyear does and the BF Goodrich positioning of the letters are closer to the rim, vs Goodyear, which positions the lettering closer towards the treads. Not really a big deal to some, but if you have attention to detail like I do, its worth noting the appearance difference. Also as a notation, the tire shop filled my BF Goodrich tires with Nitrogen instead of air.

After having owned these tires for over 6 months, I wished I had switched to them earlier based on their ride and appearance. Unless something unforeseen happens, I would be likely to repurchase and recommend to a friend

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2004 Acura TL
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Miles driven on tires: 16,000
Location: Brownsboro, AL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 16,000 Miles on Tires
March 30, 2013

I have had my TL for nearly 10 years and 175K miles. During that time, the only real complaint I had was it chew up tires. I generally got 18-20K per set, no matter the brand (Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli, BF Goodrich, Yokahama), but I got 30K out of my first set of these Continentals (50% more miles and much more reasonable cost, with no performance loss at all!). Could not be more pleased.

 

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

Monday, April 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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

2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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Miles driven on tires: 77,000
Location: Fulton, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 77,000 Miles on Tires
March 30, 2013

I have read other reviews that these tires tend to hydroplane, but they have never done so with me. I live in Central NY where we average 150 inches of snow a year and I have never even been close to being stuck and have pulled many others out of ditches. Granted I drive an FJ Cruiser with all the bells and whistles, but the tires get some credit. The noise level is surprisingly low. I don't even notice any noise, but maybe I'm used to it. The best thing about these tires is the wear great. I have over 77K miles on them and will probably get close to 80K by the time a change them out. I will definitely get another set. Before this vehicle I had a Nissan Xtera that also had BF Goodrich tires (not sure of model but were a less aggressive tire) that also got over 70K.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.82
 
 

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche Z71 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Hamburg, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
March 07, 2013

I love this tire my truck had BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A on it when I put these tires on i was amazed with the tire noise was so much better ride was great will buy agian

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.91

1997 Chevrolet S10 Sport 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Hartford, KY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
February 07, 2013

I have used various tires on this vehicle (Eagle GA, Eagle Hp, Bf Goodrich traction TA). For the price this is by far the best tire I have bought. I drive in a spirited manner, and on dry pavement these tires are accomodating. Turn in is responsive and predictable, traction is adequate, and holds well in corners. Wet traction is good when the tires are new, but hydroplaning increases markedly with wear. Winter driving is barely acceptable; I would recommend a dedicated set of winter tires if you experience more than occasional light winter weather with these tires. Additionally, these tires are comparatively quiet and comfortable.

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 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.93
 
 

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Germantown, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 27, 2013

Now, I said probably not but them mainly because I would get the mud terrain brethern bf goodrich mud terrain ko. I think that the tires are amazing. They have wonderful traction in every condition on the road, and I try to drive as "spirited" as possible, giving the road conditions. They do provide a heavy duty resistance, curb hopping,driving through pot holes and poorly paved roads. My tie rods gave out before these tires with no gashes. My jeep has an absurd amount of road noise, but they are not from my tires! I would put these on my truck, and my tahoe, but not for a vehicle that regularly plays in the mud. Mud just gets trapped in the treads and it is like wheeling with slicks. They are all terrains an not mud terrains. for every instance on adn off road with out mud these tires are superb!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin DefenderReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.91

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

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 03, 2013

Here's an update. Purchased these tires in November when there was no snow in MI. Now it is February and it has been snowing for a couple weeks. Tires behave excellent on the snowy roads. I drive 30 mi to and from work and have experience with various vehicles that I drove and tested due to my work. I know my car very well. What can I say? Michelin is the best and that's all. Excellent ride in the snow with the Defenders. I would like to see them on my future personal car. It is absolutely better than BF Goodrich, Bridgestone, Conti or Yokohama that I have had. Absolutely buy!!!

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 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.