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Old 09-12-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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So I just purchased these today from discount tire for $694. They're 225/45/17 and I'll be having them put on Friday morning, I will be leaving a review after I put a decent amount of miles on them but I was wondering if anyone had these and what they thought about them thank you!
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:40 PM   #3
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Didn't help too much... Lol just alot of complaining and comparing other tires. Thanks though
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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Look forward to your review. I plan on getting these tires soon also. Hopefully I can add my own input.

But I've heard good things about these tires, Post some pics once they're mounted.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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Here is my review:

INITIAL REVIEW OF: BF-Goodrich G-Force Comp2

Tire Details:
- 275/35/18 – 95W – 340 AA A

Price Paid:
- $935 out the door

Manufacturer Claims:
- 30% better wet grip
- 8% better dry grip
- 16’ shorter wet stopping
- 9’ shorter dry stopping
- More control entering corners
- More grip exiting corners

Reason for Purchase:
- Wanted an ultra high performance summer tire that could be a dual-purpose tire for autocross and daily driving until I can obtain a second set of wheels that can be used as a dedicated track set with slicks.

How the tires will be used:
- I only daily drive my car on the weekends and it doesn’t see driving in the rain so wet performance wasn’t a high priority. I mainly use my car for autocross so I wanted to tire to be more designed for that.

Contenders and reason for choice:
- I had narrowed it down to the Hankook R-S3, Dunlap Star Specs, and the BF Goodrich G-Force Comp2. For how expensive the Star Specs were I decided to immediately cut those out of my decision-making. The local tire shop I use highly suggested the new BFG Comp2s, they said for the money you cant beat the performance. I did a lot of research and saw that the R-S3s are better in the dry but worse in the wet compared to the BFG Comp2s. I figured that since slushy season is coming up, the R-S3s would be a bad decision so I decided to get the BFG Comp2s and run with them. Plus no one uses the BFG Comp2s yet so I thought it would be nice to be able to review them for other potentially interested.

Daily Driving Characteristics:
- I haven’t daily driven them too much but I did make a 60 miles trip to the autocross and back on them. The tires are relatively quite and do not wonder when driving on the road. It’s hard to say exactly how loud they are because I had my back seats out so everything was loud but I did hear tire noise coming from them. I figure this is because they are a pretty meaty tire, hence why they are so good in the wet. They carry speed quite well and feel very planted when driving at higher speeds (roughly 90mph thus far). So far I am very happy with how these handle on the road.

Autocross Characteristics:
- I am very new to Autocross so my knowledge is limited on tire characteristics when in relation to racing. The tires seem to take a little longer to heat up then others, this might be due to the different compound then the competition. Once they were warmed up they were awesome, the grip was very good but I feel it was limited in dry due to all the channeling for the wet traction. The side walls do seem extremely strong and I never once had the side wall collapse on me; although I was running about 40psi in the front and 38psi in the rear. I wish they had a little more grip because I felt the fronts plowed a little, but that might be my lack of driving skills and not the tires. After 12 runs the tires are still looking nice and barely broken in. The side knuckles show a little wearing but nothing to worry about. If I had the chance to go back, I would probably still buy these tires I am very happy with them. When under hard corner the tires made noise but nothing that I couldn’t bare with, again I chump this up to the tread design for wet weather driving. I did notice that under hard braking these tires held strong, I never once felt a lack of confidence when under hard braking I knew the tires would hold the car. These things rock!

Wet Daily Driving Characteristics:
- To be continued.

Wet Autocross Characteristics:
- To be continued.

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After first Autocross and about 300 miles:

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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$935 a set

they made of gold???
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:19 PM   #7
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$935 a set

they made of gold???
275s dude, big meat=big bucks

Plus being brand new and all

Looking foward to wet weather updates
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:36 PM   #8
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$935 a set

they made of gold???
Did you take note of the size? That was also with mounting and balancing, which in that case is a pretty good deal. America's Tire (which is usually the cheapest shop around) had them for $896 installed but i prefer the shop i bought them from because they do amazing work and they are the only shop i trust (Tire Pros in Folsom, CA) and it was worth it to spend $39 dollars more.

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275s dude, big meat=big bucks

Plus being brand new and all

Looking foward to wet weather updates
Ahhh smart man. I will actually have an update shortly, have had a chance to DD them more so i will update that portion. Also have another AutoX this weekend so i will have an AutoX update shortly there after. As well we are getting into slushy season so i should have some good wet data coming your way. Ill try and remember to update this post, if not you can always find the info in my build journal.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:02 AM   #9
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ya could get the 595RS-R in 265/35 shipped to houston for less than $650
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:39 PM   #10
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I have about 500 miles on these so far and luckily it rained hard over here in Texas so I got to try them out in the rain for a little. I have to say these tires are sticky sticky, I even had to roll my fenders just from going to 215/45/17 to 225/45/17 and I absolutely love these tires, ride is pretty smooth for being on coilovers, tread looks very deep, looks great on the car and handles very well in the rain and I did some brake testing in the rain as well and stopping distance was pretty good I thought. I only have front end links and rear 24mm sway bar with end links and it feels like I'm on rails.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #11
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Ive had the BF Goodrich Sports for 2 summers now. Not sure what the difference is between these and the Comp 2 is w/ out reading up on them though. From what Ive seen from the sports is that they are a loud tire even w/ the windows up you can hear them. As far as how they preform I have had no complaints. Provide great dry/wet traction. Have not done any autoX w/ them.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:15 PM   #12
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I have about 500 miles on these so far and luckily it rained hard over here in Texas so I got to try them out in the rain for a little. I have to say these tires are sticky sticky, I even had to roll my fenders just from going to 215/45/17 to 225/45/17 and I absolutely love these tires, ride is pretty smooth for being on coilovers, tread looks very deep, looks great on the car and handles very well in the rain and I did some brake testing in the rain as well and stopping distance was pretty good I thought. I only have front end links and rear 24mm sway bar with end links and it feels like I'm on rails.


i wonder what you would think if your car was properly aligned

because it is NOT if you had to roll fenders to make 225/45's fit
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:11 AM   #13
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i wonder what you would think if your car was properly aligned

because it is NOT if you had to roll fenders to make 225/45's fit
I was hoping it was a typo lol. Or a super crazy offset and a hell-of-a-lot of tire stretch.

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Old 09-20-2012, 08:32 PM   #14
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i wonder what you would think if your car was properly aligned

because it is NOT if you had to roll fenders to make 225/45's fit
Well it might have been from my coliover spring rate when it recoils from bumps because it would rub on the rear when I hit a hard bump or something
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:05 PM   #15
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I've had these tires on for the summer. I've put probably 1500 - 2000 kilometres on them, driven them in the wet and dry, as well as an autocross event.

They're pretty grippy, they're quiet on the street, and make minimal noise when you really push them. I'd buy them again for sure.
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Well it might have been from my coliover spring rate when it recoils from bumps because it would rub on the rear when I hit a hard bump or something
this is senseless

and has NOTHING to do with your **** alignment
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Well it might have been from my coliover spring rate when it recoils from bumps because it would rub on the rear when I hit a hard bump or something
Are you running stock wheels?

Even if you are slammed on coilovers with 225s on stock wheels, you wouldnt rub. I am again guessing that you have aftermarket wheels with a wider offset that are dropped on coilovers which cause you to rub. Am i right?
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Are you running stock wheels?

Even if you are slammed on coilovers with 225s on stock wheels, you wouldnt rub. I am again guessing that you have aftermarket wheels with a wider offset that are dropped on coilovers which cause you to rub. Am i right?
I'm not on stock wheels, idk why it rubs or if its my coilovers or not just all I could think of. It's not an alignment I got one right after installing the tires.
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I'm not on stock wheels, idk why it rubs or if its my coilovers or not just all I could think of. It's not an alignment I got one right after installing the tires.
then your offset is way too high

and a 225/45 should NEVER rub on an 06 wrx unless something is way off

and if you are considering rolling the fenders for a 225/45...you FOR SURE HAVE THE WRONG OFFSET WHEELS ON THE CAR
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if you are considering rolling the fenders for a 225/45...you FOR SURE HAVE THE WRONG OFFSET WHEELS ON THE CAR
100% agreed.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:47 PM   #21
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then your offset is way too high

and a 225/45 should NEVER rub on an 06 wrx unless something is way off

and if you are considering rolling the fenders for a 225/45...you FOR SURE HAVE THE WRONG OFFSET WHEELS ON THE CAR
Wrong offset? How would I fix that?
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New wheels with the right offset.
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Wrong offset? How would I fix that?
^What he said.

Unfortunately you cant fix "low offset" or wheels popping out too far. You will have to buy new wheels with the correct offset.
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TO help get back on track....

AUTOCROSS REVIEW UPDATE ONE: BF-Goodrich G-Force Sport Comp2

Tire Details:
- 275/35/18 – 95W – 340 AA A

My Car Details:
- Fortune Auto 500 Coilovers
- F/R Whiteline Sway Bars with Endlinks
- Cobb Stage 2 (stock Cobb tune)
- F/R Camber Plates
- Driver needs improvement LOL

Daily Driving Characteristics:
- So far I am still very happy with these tires daily driving characteristics. They are loud, and I feel as I DD them more and wear them in and probably AutoX on them, they are getting louder. I don’t mind because I love the sound and it makes them sound mean. Despite the noise these tires are very smooth, even with stiff coilovers these tires take up a lot of those small road imperfections. I have yet to get these things to break loose in a DD situation. I am very interested to see how they handle in the wet.

Autocross Characteristics:
- Again I want to reiterate that I am new to AutoX and I no way should my words be taken as fact. These are strictly my opinions based on the limited knowledge I have. As I learn more I will spread it but please know that this is all coming from a fellow AutoXer learning the ropes.

- I finally have my car dialed in where I want it so I was able to really push these tires today. Today was the first day on concrete and let me tell you, these tires really do love concrete. I also noticed that these tires really like air. I run my rears at 40PSI and was having issues with under steer so I filled my fronts to 45PSI and I was on rails again! I went up another 5PSI front and rear and the tires did NOT like it, that was definitely pushing the envelope when the tires warmed up so I dropped back down to 45 and 40. These tires also like to be hot. I ran in high 80s today, 5 runs, with about 10 to 15 minutes between each run. I didn’t wet my tires until about run 4 or 5, if I even did. These tires take a while to heat up and they NEED the heat. Once heated, these things perform WAY better. Unfortunately as their performance and temperature increase, so does there noise. Dang are these things loud and do they squeal. Some of it is probably because I am pushing my car too hard, but isn’t that the point of AutoX? But they are still very loud, they also like to smoke. Below is a video illustrating what I am talking about.

- After today, I am even happier with these tires. They definitely are NOT on par with star specs or RS3s. So if you are planning to stay in street tire categories, DON’T get these. If you are a weekend warrior and DD your car this might be a good alternative. I will say though, this is a good tire to learn to AutoX on because it is NOT forgiving at all. It will let you know every little mistake you make.

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AWESOME Info and Video 1FSTREX



Size:245/40/17
On: Tein SSp Coilovers.

-After reaching this tire for a while I decided to jump on a set. These tire a totally different than the previous G-Force sport series and Ive gotta say BFG did a great job the this tire.

I purchased these tires on onlinetires.com since the allow for local pick up I opted to go to their location.

First Review when mounted, was a solid tire. Comparing them to my previous set Yokohama S.Drive same size, this tire has a better response. As 1FSTREX mentioned this tire is more noisy but the tire provides great drivers feed back. Your able to push the tire and still feel comfortable about the tires limit. Using my S curve freeway on-ramp as test sample, the G-Force Comp-2 Tire provides a upgraded sidewall and awesome street grip. I don't plan to track my car, but I'm very happy with my choice and the price is competitive towards other tires in the price range.
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