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

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford F150 SupCab 2wd
Miles Driven on Tires: 12,000
Location: Greensboro, NC
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A Tour
Initial Review: 12,000 miles on tires
February 17, 2013

I replaced a set of Michelins with these. I expected to lose overall performance, but boy! was I surprised! For one thing, the speedometer is more accurate - I don't know why. Handling is excellent, ride is very acceptable, and the Goodyears are quieter than the Michelins were. Dry traction is excellent, and wet traction is amazingly good. I have yet to have them hydroplane on me. I live in North Carolina, so winters are relatively mild, but we do get some snow and ice. So far, I have been very happy with their performance under these conditions. No, they won't perform with dedicated snow tires, but they are immeasurably better in all other respects!
Tread wear seems to be quite good. The tires have about 12,000 miles on them, and a little over 1/32 wear so far. They have stayed balanced and smooth rolling, and they run quite cool: I check their temperature occasionally with an infrared thermometer. They seldom run above 180°, where the Michelins often hit 190° or higher. (Surface temperature, of course: I don't try to read in the bottom of the tread.)
Would I recommend these tires? --------, I already have - several times! Friends of mine who bought them based on my recommendation have agreed with me - these are excellent tires.

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