Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

Friday, April 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Precision Touring Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.56
 
 

2006 Chrysler Town and Country Fwd
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Timonium, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
March 31, 2014

What a refreshing change from our old tires. I never thought I'd buy Firestones after their problems over the years, but these came recommended and... they're an almost unbelievable combination of very quiet, exceptional responsiveness, high corning limits (okay I don't explore the handling limits too much in a Town and Country, but the van definitely handles better than ever), great wet traction (my wife complained a lot about this van in the rain for 8 years, but not now), snow traction (good, for the first time in the eight years we've had this van. I really couldn't be happier. I sure hope these tires last a long time, because driving on them is a pleasure. One thing I have noticed is that the sipes (the very small grooves in the tread) only go about half way down, so I'm wondering how much the snow and wet traction will diminish as the tires wear.
Incidentally, this van came from the factory with Yokohamas, which wore quickly, were awful in the snow and rain, and were kind of mushy handling. I replaced them with BFGoodrich Traction TAs after a good experience with them in an older tread pattern - they were noisy, had bad wet and snow traction, wore pretty quickly and I had a defective one.
I was determined to get a really good tire on my van - I thought I would buy Michelin Defenders, but I think the Firestones are a superior tire.
And no, I don't work for Firestone.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.73
 
 

2009 Dodge Journey
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Lansing, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
March 12, 2014

I purchased these tires at a great price and picked them up Jan 21st 2014. I had them installed in South Bend. It literally drove through a blizzard to get them. Indiana highway made people get off 80/94 that day. Anyway. the way up was slippery, i drove slow. On the way back an Acura MDX spun out in front of me. i stopped in time to avoid the accident. Less than 20 miles in it helped avoid an accident. true story. Any how. I had a new macho confidence with these tires. I tested them like a madman. driving faster than what would be safe for the conditions. But it drove amazingly. Note: i don't condone reckless driving, it was dumb to do and i got lucky. But, it gripped perfectly. I dont have 4WD but it felt like i did. I used to have a set of Nokians on my Lancer years back and these compare about the same. Very quiet so far. absolutely love them. i will update my review when i get more miles. but so far amazing.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A

Monday, March 17, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Radial T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.38
 
 

1996 Ford Ranger 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
March 09, 2014

i had these tires on my ranger and they transformed the truck from a something that i hated driving to something that handled great, rode nice and had almost no tire noise unless i was above 75 mph. they held up to the occasional power braking really well and made the truck fun to drive. there definitely going on my new ranger they were oversize for the truck and soaked up the bumps great. and i even used them to get into a friends camp that was two miles of dirt roads that were unmaintained and even a few small mud holes and i didn't have any problems

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

Monday, March 17, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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

1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Roscommon, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
March 07, 2014

i bought the truck a year ago i love to go trailing and my old goodyears were'nt cutting it....so my dad bought me the bf goodwrench's a man 12,000 miles on them and they are bad a** man i love definitely buy them for every truck i get

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

Monday, March 17, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.17
 
 

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
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Miles driven on tires: 22,000
Location: Hopatcong, NJ
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 22,000 Miles on Tires
March 07, 2014

I plow snow with these tires. Wow is all I can stay from the looks to the performance across the board. 2013-2014 was a bad winter in the northeast, these tires pushed a lot of snow. I have hit Metor size pot holes with these tires and not one bubble. Amazing treadwear for miles on them. I would say atleast 50% or more left. Highly recommended from me.

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

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/AReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.85

2013 Ford Explorer
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Miles driven on tires: 2,500
Location: Ankara, Turkey, TU
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,500 Miles on Tires
February 23, 2014

Bought these for my wife's 2013 Explorer Limited. I had to drop down to the base 17" wheel size due to the lack of available snow tires in her 20" wheel size. I've used BF Goodrich on most of my 4x4 trucks and these are certainly the best road tire I've used! I live overseas where marble is used as an aggregate for the roads and these grip the road like no other tire I've used. It handles snow and ice with ease and even grips well in the mud.

The only down side is the road noise. It's not bad at all but you will hear them. After 2500 miles on them it hasn't changed much. Good trade in my opinion for a tire that you can feel confident driving on in bad weather.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated
 
 

1979 Toyota truck
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Fernley, NV
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
February 21, 2014

i have had the same set of rims and tires on 3 vehicals in 30000 mi -long story but basicly the best nevada tire ever made for off road i do a lot of prospecting/metal detecting . i crossed the humbolt sink in 2wd in my fj60 with these ( i was to scared to stop and lock in hubs once i dropped into deep alkilye mud at least 15 miles with one of my kids with me if we stopped we would have sunk with no cell reception just kept it floored the whole time. these tires clawed through the nastiest bottem of a acient ocean bed youve ever seen they went on my 97 4 runner 4x4 which is a freeway queen daily driver and now on my 79 toyota 4x4 .there is a old saying in nevada that the desert dosent put up with cheap or worn out tires . i work next door to tire rack so picked them up on way home best money for a off road tire i ever paid and still does great on freeway

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

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.42
 
 

2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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Miles driven on tires: 45,000
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 45,000 Miles on Tires
February 21, 2014

all I can say these tires are great, even after 45,000 miles, I will use them for a couple of months more.
The best all terrain Tire ever.

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

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.6
 
 

2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
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Miles driven on tires: 53,000
Location: Louisville, KY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 53,000 Miles on Tires
March 01, 2014

I love these tires, they are excellent off road fascinating on road ,very quiet,and very good on the wet.
it has been a decade I am using these all terrains, all I can say this tire is a legend.

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

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2
 
 

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Miles driven on tires: 33,000
Location: Buffalo, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 33,000 Miles on Tires
March 02, 2014

33,000 miles so far ,not even a single complaint.
excellent all weather tire for highway driving with decent off road capacities.
superior on the wet.

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

Friday, February 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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

2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 65,000
Location: Belleville, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 65,000 Miles on Tires
February 25, 2014

I've put over 65000 miles on these tires in all kinds of driving conditions. The only time I've had some concern with these tires is when I'm on ice or deep mud. But this is an All-Terrain tire meaning it's good in all conditions (if you want a tire that specialized in going through mud, get a mud tire! Same goes for driving in winter/ice). I rotate my tires every 5000 miles and after putting 65000 miles on the guy at my tire shop told me I could probably put another 10K-15K on them. As far as reliability goes. I've never had a flat. On numerous occasions when I've brought my truck in for rotations the service people have pulled out nails or bolts from my tires (they're usually stuck in the tread).. again, I've never had a flat tire! These tires are a little more $$$ and they will cut your mpg's down compared to a regular all season or typical OE radial, but this tire CAN do it all and it WILL last!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.12
 
 

2003 Ferrari
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
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Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
February 07, 2014

Very good out perform goodyear, Dunlop etc for this price range

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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

1991 Pontiac Trans Am
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Portland, OR
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 19, 2014

I purchased a set of these tires for my Trans Am to use for regular driving and some autocross. They are a great tire for both wet and dry driving, I am continually surprised by how much traction they have in wet weather. They have worn down more slowly than I initially expected. Plenty of grip for any street driving, although not high enough dry grip levels to be a "true autocross tire." The tires still performed well in competition, although long hot days would cause the tire to get somewhat greasy. (At an autocross)

I have driven on these tires in colder temps, and they still do okay. Being a summer tire, I have not tried them in snow.

These tires feel very confidence inspiring. They let you know when you are approaching the limits of adhesion, and I have gained a great deal of confidence in the handling of my vehicle.

I would definitely buy these tires again.

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.29
 
 

2012 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Valrico, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
January 13, 2014

I just purchased my 2nd consecutive set of these tires in a 275-40/19 for my Brembo package 5.0. My spirited driving consists mostly of lateral acceleration and an occasional downshift around familiar curves. I know for a fact that I'm not pushing the suspension or the tires past their comfort zone, but enough to keep my wallet and I comfortable. Lol

The first time I bought these tires (December '12), I was at 27k miles on factory Pirellis. (Nothing like taking up two lanes with a 3rd gear downshift at 60 on a stock setup.) and immediately felt the difference, even during the break in period. I just purchased my second set (1/8/14 at 56k miles) and it reminded me of how much I love them. Even in Florida's random terrential downpours and nearly bald tires, the car wouldn't act stupid.

Not sure if I got the full experience from the original set either because within 2 weeks of getting them I took a road trip to Maryland/Pennsylvania (Mountains, ice, snow, slush, sleet, salt, the fun stuff. Lol) and they handled suprisingly well. 12/25-12/30 they handled snow suprisingly well. I was very cautious on the mountain (With a line of 4x4s behind me and a little bit of spin going up hills. Lol) Never once lost it or felt as if I would have needed to call the insurance company.

At 420/406 and just an Anti-Roll Bar kit (To take out the wheel hop from having a cheap factory single center mounted UCA.), I pulled a 1.97 60'/12.2 @ 116. Wheel spin expected, but happy for a street tire. Performs just as well on the street with some VHT. They lose their pizzazz after about 15k, but are still reliable for daily commute. From what I've read and experienced with them, they have a decent inner structure that leaves you confident in familiar corners. I say that because you never know what's around the corner and towards the end, my completely worn Brembos could lock them up (Feel the ABS pulse) at 30 mph.

(Running out of space) Great tire. Save yourself $800+ for upgrades.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73
 
 

2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Reg Cab 4wd Dually
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Durham, CT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
January 17, 2014

So far i have 30k on these tires on my 2005 cummins 6 speed. The truck has around 425 hp and I have to try real hard to break these tires loose on pavement.

The fronts have about 3/8" of tread and rears have 1/4" Probably going to get at least another 10-15k

I tow my 20' trailer twice a month, Ive never gotten a nail or flat with these tires. (knock on wood)

In comparison my stock tires were replaced at 25,000 and my firestone all terrains lasted 40k which was great but i needed a mud tire.

I needed something at our muddy property towing trailers in the back. 95% of the time towing a trailer with 8,000 lbs of steel it can pull through 4-6" of mud in 2wd. After seeing that, I was sold on these tires.

I will be buying again!

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.4
 
 

2011 Ram 2500 Laramie 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Ivins, UT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
January 15, 2014

I have owned 2 trucks with this tire, both came as standard equipment. The only time this tire grips well is in the rain. Never had hydro planing, never had the rear tires break loose (have a posi rear end). This is all I can say that's good.

I have had highway radial tires bite into snow better than this tire. The tread refuses to clean out snow, and turns into a big snowball. And mud? Seriously? Same thing. Might as well have completely bald tires. Traction on dry pavement is surprisingly poor. Even with moderate throttle, the Hemi engine will make them both squeal and complain (remember I said both trucks had a limited slip rear end). To call these tires all terrain is a joke. I will say I have never had balance problems or failures of any kind. They are good in the rain, period.

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73
 
 

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4WD
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Seven Fields, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
November 22, 2013

While the Rugged Terrain's aren't "bad," they certainly do not hold a candle to the Michelin AT2's that they replaced. I knew that I would be making a compromise going from an all-terrain to a highway tread, but I truly expected better from a BFG -- especially in the wet. While they're just fine in the dry (really, they're great), it is a rare occasion that I can accelerate from a stop without some wheel slip. This is worsened with any amount of a grade or turn.

The same performance (disappointment?) is also experienced in snow and ice -- they simply don't have the bite that I prefer (in comparison, the Michelin AT2's were better in 2wd than these BFG's are in 4wd). While I'm not a tire engineer, I believe some of this might have been remedied if they had tread siping. Further, in no way does their performance in the rain/snow/ice back up their aggressive look.

As mentioned, they are great in the dry, but not great enough to make up for their shortcomings when the moisture hits the pavement. As such, I will not likely purchase these again (and I'll likely be going back to an all-terrain tread).

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KOReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.25

2001 Mercury Mountaineer 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Schertz, TX
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
April 26, 2010

I put the TA KO on a 01 Mountaineer (5.OL, AWD) after OE tires recalled in 02. These are great off-road tires! I have driven w/ them in all weather extremes, from 115+ degree Mojave desert rock and sand to deep snow and ice in Ohio. When you need a tough tire this is it, BUT it feels like a tough tire on the road with rough ride, noise, and they've been difficult to balance.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S (H- or V-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6

2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8T
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
October 12, 2009

I bought these tires because at the time they were the least expensive option offered by tire rack in this size. I was concerned because the OEM Michelins were load rated at 91 and these were 94. Because of that difference, my local installer promised that they would be much louder than the OEM set. I then read as many internet reviews as I could find on them and didn't find much other than people saying that they don't have a "fast" looking tread pattern, whatever that may be. No matter - they have been just fine over the first 1,000 miles and nobody's looking at the tread anyway. They corner great and have plenty of grip in both wet and dry conditions. Noise? They're definitely quieter than my original (well worn) Michelins and don't have any annoying hum at highway speeds. The price was right and so far they've been a great value for the low price.

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

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.27
 
 

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Moore, OK
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

PROS: Looks good, low noise for an A/T tire, very good treadwear, tough sidewall construction, great for heavy loads
CONS: Terrible wet weather traction (even with 4-wheel drive on), lousy traction in snow/ice, hard as a brick when cold, jittery on the highway (wanders terribly and tracks horribly), way overpriced
CONCLUSION: Had these for 6-months...loved the style and quietness for an A/T tire. Once the cold weather kicked in...couldn't wait to snow test them. The results were unimpressive and quiet disappointing. After 1,000 miles of cross country driving to Michigan, I had to get them off. I replaced them with the Michelin LTX M/S2. These tires are far better then the BFGs. I will keep the BFGs for summer only because I can't replace them. Don't buy these BFG tires unless you really need to do some off-roading or Baja racing...they don't connect with the pavement in poor/cold conditions.