Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A

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Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Charger RT
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Location: Post, TX
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
BFGoodrich Radial T/A
Initial Review: 2,000 miles on tires
February 17, 2012

I replaced Goodyear Assurance tires with these BFGoodrich; so my comparison will be between these two tire brands. The Goodyear's had excellent tread wear. I put 90,000 miles on them before I had to replace them; but I hated every other aspect about them. The ride was extremely rough and noisy (they were a higher speed rated tire). They handled ok on dry surfaces, but was not a problem spinning them at take off. Get them even just a little bit wet, and hang on. The wet traction was horrible as was the hydroplaning. From a standstill, say at a red light on a rainy day, or just tires wet from sprinkler runoff, you could not move the car without the tires spinning. I'm not talking about opening up the throttle, just pushing the pedal to move the car, it was awful, like being on ice and was especially gut wrenching if you were in the middle of a turn as well. Was not comfortable with my wife driving the car in wet weather, especially with the kids. I have had the BFGoodrich Radial T/A now for about 2,000 miles. Recently took a road trip to Nebraska and encountered snow and ice. Same trip I encountered rain as well as dry pavement driving. The tires performed amazing. The ride is very smooth (not a very high speed rated tire) and quiet. They handle great on the ice as well as in the light snow. On wet pavement I had no problems with traction or hydroplaning. From a standstill on wet pavement, traction is greatly improved, and spinning occurs only when I open up the throttle a little. With only so few miles, I cannot really give my opinion on the treadwear. In my opinion, for my driving style (80 mile daily commute for work and city driving during day) as a spirited driver, I am absolutely happy with the BFGoodrich tires.

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