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Old 04-03-2005, 11:08 AM   #79
Zeker555
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Member#: 72823
Join Date: Oct 2004
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Chicago, IL
Vehicle:
2008 Saab 9-3 SC 2.0
Nocturne Blue

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#1.) tire?

BF Goodrich G-Force sport, size 205/55ZR-16


#2.) where you at?

St Augustine, Florida


#3.) Race it?

Intend to Auto-X this season, havent yet.


#4.) Highway/biway?

About 50/50, so far have driven it in rural florida on these as well as Miami stop-and-go traffic.


#5.) Personal quotes:

Even though I still intend to go to a 17" wheel and tire combo, I replaced my stock RE92s after a 2nd blowout. Those tires have weak sidewalls apparently, and it showed in all sorts of situations. These BFs handle great. They have a very attractive tread pattern and amazingly look wider than the 205 width would suggest... kindof a broad-shouldered look.

Breakaway is predictable, and 4 wheel drifts on lightly dusty pavement are easily achievable. Understeer is still prevalent however, so an upgraded rear-sway is on the menu to the get the rotation in line. Braking in wet or dry is predictable, but on bumpy roads the wide tread blocks have a habit of invoking ABS. These are as good in the city as they are in the country, and in snow-free florida are an excellent every-day tire.

One thing i Havent tried is bombing around in the sand, the RE92s performed admirably the last time I went through deep sand, causing Jeep owners to give me confused looks. I dont think these BFs are going to be nearly as good however... maybe Ill get a set of rally tires on steelies for that.


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