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Old 04-11-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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BFG G Force KDW 2 or Goodyear F1 Supercar?

Found great prices on the following tires for my 18x10 wheels and my questions are: Anyone have experience with them? Remember Im not looking for something to launch at a strip with or autox with. And do all BFG tires run wide, I know the BFG Sport Comps do just wondering if the G Force does as well, if so I would go with a 275 40 18 as the Sport Comps are as wide as a 295 to a 315 verse some manufacturers. The 2 tires I was shopping are:

BFG G Force KDW 2/ 275 40 18 for $115 per plus shipping.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 285 40 18 for $110 per plus shipping.

Great prices and I think the BFG G Force has been discontinued and some places have some left.

Any suggestions would be great or info anyone has as these 2 particular sizes are much cheaper than the same exact tires but in different sizes.


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I have no experience with either of those tires, and I don't know if the G-force tires run wide or not.

That seems like a great deal for tires to just roll around on though!
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I have no experience with either of those tires, and I don't know if the G-force tires run wide or not.

That seems like a great deal for tires to just roll around on though!
Thats what I thought. I have found a couple older random forums online talking about the KDWs and they said they run larger than most. But nothing concrete. Everyones specs are generic for that size tire from what I have found. I need them to be about 1/4" wider than most 275s and they will work for me. If their slightly stretched it wont bother me, I actually like a little stretch. No ricer stretch, like the sidewall flat or a very slight angle instead of a buldge.

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I think if you go to Tire Rack or the tire manufacturer's web site you can find the actual dimensions of the tires, not just the officially designated sizes which we all know are only nominal targets.

Having said that I ran the KDWs on another car I had, great handling with nice quick positive turn in and they lasted decently long too. The only downside is that, with that aggressive tread pattern, they can get pretty noisy as they wear.
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I have the Goodyears on my 2014 and they do ok with handling the power I am putting down. Which is roughly 285 rwhp. Street wise (dry or wet), they handle exactly how you would expect them to. Of course if you try to hit a corner extra hard in the rain you are gonna slide.

As far as the drag strip, these did their job. Light spinning but then quickly grabbed afterwards.

I say for the price given, you cannot beat that. I will say - GET THE ROAD HAZARD WARRANTY!

Sometimes you won't even use them. But I JUST sliced open a tire on an extremely sharp object on the road and Discount Tire replaced it free of charge. The 255/40/19 Goodyear Supercar tires run roughly $250. So this will definitely let you sleep better at night.

Plus I had 20k miles on that tire so I just got a free replacement. LOL Win win.
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Check the section width on tirerack. It is accurate.

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I think if you go to Tire Rack or the tire manufacturer's web site you can find the actual dimensions of the tires, not just the officially designated sizes which we all know are only nominal targets.

Having said that I ran the KDWs on another car I had, great handling with nice quick positive turn in and they lasted decently long too. The only downside is that, with that aggressive tread pattern, they can get pretty noisy as they wear.
All the manufacturer measurements are generic from what I have seen.

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Tirerack doesnt carry that tire in that size or I would have the info already, lol. Manufacturer and all the websites are generic for the size, and found a couple that conflict like it says the height is 27 when its actuall 26.7. Just hard to find accurate information when sites like tirerack dont have it and you know they are accurate.

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Check the section width on tirerack. It is accurate.

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I probably wont get the road hazard for a 100 tire, and they wont be local so it wouldn't really do me much good since if I was in a bind I would have to wait for a new tire to be shipped or the damaged one inspected. I could do road hazard thru discount tire even if they didnt sell them and just install them though.





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I have the Goodyears on my 2014 and they do ok with handling the power I am putting down. Which is roughly 285 rwhp. Street wise (dry or wet), they handle exactly how you would expect them to. Of course if you try to hit a corner extra hard in the rain you are gonna slide.

As far as the drag strip, these did their job. Light spinning but then quickly grabbed afterwards.

I say for the price given, you cannot beat that. I will say - GET THE ROAD HAZARD WARRANTY!

Sometimes you won't even use them. But I JUST sliced open a tire on an extremely sharp object on the road and Discount Tire replaced it free of charge. The 255/40/19 Goodyear Supercar tires run roughly $250. So this will definitely let you sleep better at night.

Plus I had 20k miles on that tire so I just got a free replacement. LOL Win win.


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The best specs I have found or trust, are on tirsize.com it lists the section width is 10.8 the comp 2s are section width of 10.9, so its fairly close then with .1. Ill probably just go with these.

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Not for me. Measurements on the Comp 2s I had were spot on and not the same as other BFGs I looked at.

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On tire rack they seem accurate, its on other tire sites or even some of the manufacturers sites Ive seen varying things so then you dont know what to believe, lol. BFG doesnt make the KDW anymore so its not listed, or they just dont list it anymore.

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Just a word to wise about the F1 Supercar tires....they work great in weather that is above 65 degrees....in the rain they are terrible and in cold weather they are even worse. If you get 15k miles out of them you will be lucky....I had them on my 14 TrakPak and if I'd have kept the car I would have replaced them....IMHO
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Just a word to wise about the F1 Supercar tires....they work great in weather that is above 65 degrees....in the rain they are terrible and in cold weather they are even worse. If you get 15k miles out of them you will be lucky....I had them on my 14 TrakPak and if I'd have kept the car I would have replaced them....IMHO
How was your driving habits with the tires? I would imagine if there were a lot hard launches on them, it would wear them down a lot quicker due to all the power being put to them. (newer 5.0s)

I am about to change out my set of Goodyear F1s and I have 23,000 miles on them. Tread is at 5/32 still. I have visited the drag strip twice with them as well.

For some reason, I see the newer 5.0s go through tires a lot quicker then say a v6 or older GT with the same exact tires. That is why I am thinking tons of hard launches with all the extra power.
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Just a word to wise about the F1 Supercar tires....they work great in weather that is above 65 degrees....in the rain they are terrible and in cold weather they are even worse. If you get 15k miles out of them you will be lucky....I had them on my 14 TrakPak and if I'd have kept the car I would have replaced them....IMHO
Im leaning towards the BFGs anyway. But I wont be driving in the rain often or the cold. Coldest being a 50 degree day or so. If they lasted me 15k miles that would be approx 3/4 summer seasons for me so treadwear isnt a huge concern at the moment. If it was a DD all year round I definitely wouldnt get them based on your review of them tho

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Why not run Nitto 555r?
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The BFG has been discontinued so I'm not sure why you would want to get setup with a tire you can't replace, HOWEVER in my experience, they run true to size.
I ran those tires for years (Decades really) and liked them, but Personally, since they are discontinued, I would look elsewhere.
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All the manufacturer measurements are generic from what I have seen.

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The BFG has been discontinued so I'm not sure why you would want to get setup with a tire you can't replace, HOWEVER in my experience, they run true to size.
I ran those tires for years (Decades really) and liked them, but Personally, since they are discontinued, I would look elsewhere.
Because of the unbeatable price, thats why. And Im not worried about replacement. In a few years when it needs to be replaced I will go abother route. If it was a DD I may possibly more concerned with replacement.

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Why not run Nitto 555r?
Because an 18" drag radial is stupid expensive. They're kind of unnecessary for a bolt-on car that won't see too much track use.
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Because an 18" drag radial is stupid expensive. They're kind of unnecessary for a bolt-on car that won't see too much track use.
Very much agreed. I wouldnt even be able to brake torque them to spin them, haha. Most of those tires are in the $300+ range. Ive got some other things going on currently but I will order tires soonish and make up my mind.

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Because an 18" drag radial is stupid expensive. They're kind of unnecessary for a bolt-on car that won't see too much track use.
That is true but I have 17's I only use the 555's not the r and I get them almost close to nothing at 97$ mounted for a 315.
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That is true but I have 17's I only use the 555's not the r and I get them almost close to nothing at 97$ mounted for a 315.
17s are a lot cheaper too, but thats extremely cheap. Didnt you say you have a friend that sells tires? I thought it was you that said that.

Also I had to go on a couple Corvette forums and found that the BFG KDWs do run wider like the Sport Comp 2s do. Looks like most of their passenger car, high performamce summer tires do run wider than other manufacturers. That said I will probably be ordering a set of the G Force KDWs in a 275 40 18 for the rear since their nearly as wide as most 295s anyway. For $115 each discointiued or not I will try them out. Only real negative things Ive read on them is some road noise when they are worn down, and some say treadwear is bad some say good, all depends on how the car is used/driven I assume. Ill give them a shot. Now to find some fronts in a 265 40 18, or a 245 45 18 if its one that runs a little wider

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17s are a lot cheaper too, but thats extremely cheap. Didnt you say you have a friend that sells tires? I thought it was you that said that.

Also I had to go on a couple Corvette forums and found that the BFG KDWs do run wider like the Sport Comp 2s do. Looks like most of their passenger car, high performamce summer tires do run wider than other manufacturers. That said I will probably be ordering a set of the G Force KDWs in a 275 40 18 for the rear since their nearly as wide as most 295s anyway. For $115 each discointiued or not I will try them out. Only real negative things Ive read on them is some road noise when they are worn down, and some say treadwear is bad some say good, all depends on how the car is used/driven I assume. Ill give them a shot. Now to find some fronts in a 265 40 18, or a 245 45 18 if its one that runs a little wider

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You're correct but you're out of state D: Extreme Tires & Extreme Mobile Tires is his company.
Do they ship, lol??

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