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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty.
The BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A Tour is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire
models like the Long Trail T/A Tour are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
Features & Specs - BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A Tour
Size tested The size of the tested model.
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
I don't like these tires. I've had the balance rechecked but they still viabrate/bounce at highway speeds. My previous Michelins spoiled me. The dealer just tells me that they're firmer but no tire should feel this way.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from North Hampton, nh
A good tire
Have tires on my Nissan Xterra. After 52000 miles tires still have plenty of tread and perform well. Probably have another 10000 miles left.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from El Paso, TX
CR got it right, just an OK tire.
I bought my 04 Nissan Titan used with 35000 miles on it, and it came with these tires. These were the 2nd set of tires for this truck, the OEM's were Goodyear Wrangler SR-A. The tires were recently replaced when I purchased the truck, so I estimate they have less than 40000 miles on them now, as my truck is currently at 71000 miles. <br />Because they are the only set of tires I have driven on this truck, I can't compare the handling and ride comfort, etc... I will say they do not inspire confidence. The tread ware has not been bad (currently at 6/32), so I could probably get another 15000 before I'm at the 3/32 recommended replacement stage. With that said, I'm ready for a new set of tires now, because the tread on the front two are looking chewed up, and the sidewalls on all four are cracking. Although I do regularly check and adjust the tire pressure, I admit, I have not kept up with tire rotations. Regular tire rotations would have probably reduced the chewing of the front tires, but has nothing to do with the cracking sidewalls. I think CR is spot on with there review. These tires are just middle of the road. I will probably replace these with the Hankook Dynapro HT based on CR reviews.