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Old 06-29-2005, 08:36 PM   #99
Makoto
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Member#: 36604
Join Date: May 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Los Angeles
Vehicle:
2003 WRX Sedan
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please answer these questions

#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)

BF G-Force Sport 225/45/17

#2.) what is your geographic location

Southern California

#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)

Everyday spirited driving

#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving

50/50

#5.) your review and personal comments

This is my third set of tires to be used on my '03 WRX sedan. I started with RE-92's and then upgraded my wheels and got 215/40/17 (yes I know these are not optimal) Yoko Parada Spec II's. These tires have great dry grip and are predictable at the limit. I have very limited seat time in wet conditions, and I never push my car in wet conditions. My criteria for new tires was (in order of importance) road noise, dry grip, price, sidewall stiffness/responsiveness and every day driveability overall. In terms of road noise, I have approximately 10k miles on them and they are plenty quiet. Dry grip is above. The price was great...I think I drove off for under $450. The sidewall stiffness is the weakest aspect of these tires. My first impression was that they were much more sloppy than my Yoko Parada Spec II's. This has not improved, however I have grown used to this downside as a tire at this price cannot do it all. Everyday driveability has been great. So far, they have minimal tramlining, but I would suspect that as they wear with the solid line of tread up the middle this will change as well as the sound characteristics. One more potential downside is that they are directional; therefore, will probably wear faster on the drivers side.

Overall, I would recommend this tire in a heartbeat to anyone who is looking for a performance oriented tire at a discount price. The tire wear appears to be great thus far, so you bang for buck is further supported. Also, the aesthetics are really good. They have a wide shoulder that makes the tires looked nice and squared off (not stretched).
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