BF Goodrich tyres

I have no issue with BFG tires, they are on many of the cars in my family. Dad has at least 6 of his cars and me and my brother each have a set on our cars. When it came to the GTD and my brothers Pantera we both bought the Mickey Thompson sportsman s/r a really nice tire with an amazing tread pattern.

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I have been looking at these, as well. Could you let me know the size you are using at the rear and the size at the front?

Thanks!
/s/ Chris Kennedy
 

Chris Kouba

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I have no issue with BFG tires, they are on many of the cars in my family. Dad has at least 6 of his cars and me and my brother each have a set on our cars. When it came to the GTD and my brothers Pantera we both bought the Mickey Thompson sportsman s/r a really nice tire with an amazing tread pattern.

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Regardless of the tread pattern, how well do they work? Do they corner well or do they only work for 1/4 mile at a time? :)

Also, they list only one 24" option which is 5" wide. I would love a 24" OD 8-10" wide option. My 205/60-15 BFG's are 23.75" OD and by the time I get to Avons at 25" OD (labelled as 225/60-15's), they just barely fit. I would be surprised if I could fit their 26" tire- maybe the 8" one for the front?

225 Avon vs 205 BFG:


Closest point of approach for Avons at 25" OD:
 
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Dan Kasten

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I don't have 24", I have 26x12x15 on the rear and 26x8x15 ready to be put on the front. I originally bought 26x10x15 but that is too wide for the front. These sizes I used I compared to what was on the GTD from the build manual. I do not run the car on the track, street only and have to say they stick like glue. No quarter mile for me lol my Cougar is for that.
 

Dave Hood

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The AVONS are good for me since I attend a couple of track days each year here in Charlotte. But for day-to-day road use the speed rating should be a non-issue of course.
 
Once I get my clutch working again I think I will try two BFGs on the front SIMPLY as a brief experiment to see how they feel in normal street driving (I say "brief experiment" to avoid emails about not mixing tires, etc). I have a hunch that the full tread on the BFGs may provide better feel and less twitchiness, even though I would certainly expect the grip to be a lot less than the Avons in cornering----the Avons have very shallow tread even when new, and they may behave at the front like worn tires do (twitchier/more nervous).

/s/ Chris Kennedy
 

Randy V

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Once I get my clutch working again I think I will try two BFGs on the front SIMPLY as a brief experiment to see how they feel in normal street driving (I say "brief experiment" to avoid emails about not mixing tires, etc). I have a hunch that the full tread on the BFGs may provide better feel and less twitchiness, even though I would certainly expect the grip to be a lot less than the Avons in cornering----the Avons have very shallow tread even when new, and they may behave at the front like worn tires do (twitchier/more nervous).

/s/ Chris Kennedy
Do not mix tire compounds front to rear - you will not like the results. I tried this some time back and ended up with a car that was quite literally dangerous as I could not predict controllability. As somewhat of a qualifier, I had more than 30 years (at the time) of competition driving and was a performance driving instructor prior to my retirement 5 years ago.
It was just not a good experience or experiment at all...
 
Do not mix tire compounds front to rear - you will not like the results. I tried this some time back and ended up with a car that was quite literally dangerous as I could not predict controllability. As somewhat of a qualifier, I had more than 30 years (at the time) of competition driving and was a performance driving instructor prior to my retirement 5 years ago.
It was just not a good experience or experiment at all...
Thanks! Yes, I understand. That's why I mentioned that this would only be a brief experiment----just a straight and brief drive down the road to see what the difference in front end feel is. Nothing permanent. With other tires on other cars I have noted that you can feel differences in real world driving almost immediately when you leave the tire installer. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in reminding me about this, however.

Regards,

/s/ Chris Kennedy
 
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