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Old 07-23-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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Does anybody here run on these? I know they are fairly new, I'm in the market for new tires and was wondering on these.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
I'll be running 235/40/17's on 17x8 Rota Torques....if that matters.
Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:33 PM   #2
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Just put them on my '05 WRX, and I love them already.

1. They're definitely as quiet as everyone on tirerak said they were
2. They make no noise under servere strain
3. Their wet traction is superb (already been 100 mph into standing water)
4. The price is excellent
5. They're a good looking tire

Can't speak for the logevity or snow traction yet.
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Old 07-24-2005, 03:18 PM   #3
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Sweet^^ that's exactly what I was hoping to hear.
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:46 PM   #4
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Here's a pic...

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Old 07-24-2005, 07:53 PM   #5
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Thanks...they look good.
If You don't mind Me asking what size and what did You pay?
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:42 PM   #6
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Does anybody here run on these? I know they are fairly new, I'm in the market for new tires and was wondering on these.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
I'll be running 235/40/17's on 17x8 Rota Torques....if that matters.
Thanks.
Here is the review at TireRack. The BFG appeared to fall behind the Kumho 712 and the new SPT seems to be the new and improved 712 and cost less than the BFG too. You may want to take a look.
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3. Their wet traction is superb (already been 100 mph into standing water)
QUOTE]

on purpose?
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:56 AM   #8
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I actually have the Kumho's on my 'Quest and was not impressed with them, especially the noise, which was one of the big reasons I chose the BFG over the Kumho. Also, as the Kumho wears the noise gets worse, so much so that some have had to replace them with the tread left, just a thought.

02redWRX: Mine are 225/40/18 and I paid $105 each (I work at a dealership).
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3. Their wet traction is superb (already been 100 mph into standing water)
on purpose?
Quite.
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:03 AM   #10
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I actually have the Kumho's on my 'Quest and was not impressed with them, especially the noise, which was one of the big reasons I chose the BFG over the Kumho. Also, as the Kumho wears the noise gets worse, so much so that some have had to replace them with the tread left, just a thought.

02redWRX: Mine are 225/40/18 and I paid $105 each (I work at a dealership).
Which Kumhos, the SPT or the 712?
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Old 07-25-2005, 03:36 PM   #11
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I have posted in the tire review thread as well as on tirerack.com.

Tirerack:

Very similar grip to my previous tires - Yokohama Parada Spec IIs. These tires are very comfortable, even with my sport suspension. So far, they are showing very slow signs of wear. My only complaint is the turn in response. Compared to my previous tires, the turn in is far less responsive and for lack of a better word, sloppy. Basically, the turn in is NOT as crisp as I would have liked, but for the price, you cannot have it all. In terms of bang for the buck, I would love to see a tire that can beat these. -- Review Submitted 2005-06-24


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#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).

-Mike
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Which Kumhos, the SPT or the 712?
Sorry, the 712.
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