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Summary:The BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S has a 35,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
The BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire
models like the g-Force Super Sport A/S are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Dry handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Features & Specs - BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S
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.
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.
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 find the tracking on this Jag to be a problem with the BF Goodrich, but it was much worse with Conti Contacts...maybe Goodyear next time?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
from Miami, Florida
Better than more expensive tires
Excellent Dry Grip
Probably Noisier Than Oem
Lasted more than 30 000 miles and wear was even. I own a 2002 BMW 530 with 52 k miles and thread pattern could be the reason of noise level. although it could be related to car brand and size. CR probably checked decibels and did not find a significant difference with the Continentals that were OEM. I like to enjoy the ride without obstructing traffic flow, but avoid sudden acceleration and stops. But this tires have shown great grip when needed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Tons of grip, mileage is off
These are on a short wheelbase 1600 lb car so ride is allready stiff, but pavement cracks and potholes give quite a bigger thud compared to the Sumitomo HTR 200's I replaced. <br />I really miss the HTR's that where cheaper, lighter and gripped well enough for the price/mpg. Mileage has gone down from mid 40's to upper 30's (spoiled?). <br />Unbelievable grip and turn in/responce on a small lightweight car (+1,lowered 2).<br />Treadwear is good so far at 7.5K.<br />Not noisy for me.<br />Use snow tires in the winter.<br />Unidirectional pattern is pointless.