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Old 02-13-2004, 12:17 PM   #1
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I need some new shoes on my MY02 WRX Wagon so I'm giving the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW-2 tires a real hard look. The traction performance gets rave reviews, including wet traction, and they have great tread life. I had a set of the Version 1 tires on OEM 16" wheels and a bad alignement after lowering ate the front tires up in just a few thousand miles. I formed an impression of the tires based on driving them with some crazy camber settings that sent me all over the highway if there was any irregularity in the road. Wet traction was just awful! Mustangs used to pass me in the rain!

So, is anyone sporting these tires? I'd like to hear some comment if you're willing to offer it. I checked the reviews at Tire Rack and they are quite positive. The WRX specific comments there are lacking though.

Also, check the price. I think $143 is not so bad compared to say, Bridgestone S-O3 tires which cost an additional $20 each.
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Old 02-13-2004, 01:26 PM   #2
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I am also considering these tires. The price is pretty good, as well as the ratings.

Almost to good to be true?
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Old 02-13-2004, 02:52 PM   #3
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they are great tires. I have talked with both Michelin (BFG) and bridgestone rep, (i do tires) and they both talk about the BFG KDW-2, however the S03 is a step up, little difference in the design, and it is a little better performance, but nothing you will really notice unless you dicide to go crazy or something. I did a bridgestone day at firebird raceway in AZ and we had S03 on BMW M3 and that was Awsome. but a car like that is a little different
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Old 02-13-2004, 03:26 PM   #4
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they have very good grip in dry and wet, and the best thing, and the thing I missed about that tire is the rock solid sidewall. but wet performance dramatically decrease when it's worn down. and even the tread wear is at 300, it seems to wear out more like a 220 tire.
I guess by the testing method, it worns like 300, but it worns out faster than the other 300 rating tires out there if you drive hard.
another big downside is its really noisy.
like it's even noisy at a perfectly new asphalt surface, and believe me, I have high tolerance of noise in my car, but those tires just get crazy loud when it getting worn down.
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Old 02-13-2004, 03:29 PM   #5
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yea, i forgot about those sidewalls!! try putting them on a lexus. they dont bead up till 100 psi, oops, i mean i never go above 40. and as treadwear goes, it does not really mean anything IMO.
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