Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

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Vehicle: 2011 MINI Cooper Hardtop
3.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 100
Location: PEARLAND, TX
Driving Condition: Track/Autocross
Driving Style: Spirited
BFGoodrich g-Force Rival
Follow-Up Review: 120 miles on tires
March 20, 2013
Follow up:<br><br>Event # 2 on these...I tried pressures lower than the RS3 and didn't get any better performance. Tried the same 48psi up front hot I ran before and they worked great. Rear pressure was in the 50s to get the car to rotate. It's a matter of taste. low 50s will make it stable and upper 50s will make it a bit twitchy at higher speeds.<br><br>This weekend (3/23-3/24) I'll get to try them in the wet (maybe on Saturday. Watch the STF class on sololive.scca.com car #193 for an update.
Initial Review: 100 miles on tires
March 04, 2013

I'm comparing these to the 225/45-15 RS3's I normally run. They are a bit sketchy at the limit and required a big setup change to get the balance back on the car, but once we did that the performance was very good. They drive differently than the RS3 so don't be shocked when it feels different. As far as time difference on a 60 sec course they seem to be a few tenths faster at most than the RS3...but we'll see in 2 weeks when I get to do a back to back test.

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