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Old 08-24-2001, 09:23 AM   #1
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Unhappy BFGoodrich Comp T/A VR4

Since I'm on my way to an RS-T, I have to save money where I can. So I bought some of these tires in hopes that they will last longer than my G-Force KDW's did. Also I hoped that they would keep me at lower speeds so I could keep the car in one piece.

With the same size tire, 215/50/16, with the KYB/HR combination, my cars performs radically different than with the KDW's. Small bumps seems to have lessened along with the rattles, a smoother feeling overall. Also, when the tires reach their limits, there is much less noise. That's about all of the good except the 340 tread wear rating.

On the other hand, I had to set the struts to 3 of 4 front, and 4 of 8 in back, with a 20mm sway bar in rear, to keep the car handling anywhere close to the G-Force tires. However there is still oversteer so I need to lessen the rear more. The sidewalls of the VR4's are very spongy. When I turn the car it takes a slight moment for the car to actually pivot(in place) in the desired direction, then the tires catch and the car turns. This is the biggest difference, and I still haven't gotten over it.

All in all, this is what I set out for. So the tires have performed well. I would buy them again, but hopefully I will my turbo before then.

edit: Great in rain, at least with all the tread I have. Also, the GTech-Pro that came with the tires(mail-in form) works great.
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Old 09-04-2001, 10:32 AM   #2
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I have the same and I have to agree. Rain is fair to good. Overall a great tire for a sport drive and all year round.
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Old 09-07-2001, 03:09 PM   #3
Unhappy BFGoodrich Comp T/A VR4

I sure hope that your tires last a little longer than mine did on my Outback Sport. They lasted about 65 000 kilometers and one of the rear tire exploded at 120 Km/hour on a dark and rainy night and scared the hell out of me becasue the rear of the car started to dance around as I was trying to slow down and make it on to the shoulder. I replaced them with cheap tire and they felt a lot better. The tires also felt very soft making response a little delayed and they just never felt precise. They were good as an all around tire but I don't think I would buy a set.
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