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g-Force Rival
 
3.3

(based on 6 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Wear-Life:
          • Excellent (3)
          • Handling:
          • Excellent (3)
          • Braking:
          • Excellent (4)

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        3.0

        trhtr

        By trhthr

        from USA

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              thrtr

              • Wear-Life:
              • Below Average
              • Fuel Efficiency:
              • Below Average
              • Handling:
              • Below Average
              • Braking:
              • Below Average
              • Comfort:
              • Below Average

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              1.0

              Fantastic Tires, Perfect Handling BUT...

              By taco_taco

              from USA

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                    Comments about g-Force Rival:

                    I bought these tires early this year from a major online tire retailer and they were considered a brand new tire at that time. I loved how crazy good they handled and braking force was amazing. Steering, throttle response and hard cornering all felt well balanced and effortless. They are pretty loud in hard cornering though with very audible whining and hoo'ing especially when warmed up on fresh pavement. I never tracked them as my car is not a track-ready type and I definitely never took it to autocross or anything severe so I cannot speak for their performance in that circumstance.

                    I ran the 225/45 size on my 17x7.5 stock size wheels on a 2003 Subaru WRX. I ran this stock fitment with corner balanced Tein Coilover suspension (1.5"r/2"f drop) with matching sway bars to the spring rate of the suspension with all stock settings for camber, caster etc. It is a very tight handling car with power reading in at 265hp/266tq at the wheels on a heart breaker dyno. This kind of power keeps your suspension honest and even more so with great tires. I was enthusiastic to find such a high performance tire at such an affordable cost that looks fantastic, no less.

                    Here's for the BUT...
                    I logged about 6000 miles on these tires over about 6-7 months. Some spirited driving in the hills on cool evenings when traffic is low but mostly highway on-ramp pulls and the rest was just townie daily driving. I NEVER ever hooned them as you cannot anyway with AWD without sacrificing the drivetrain.

                    The tires went up to Redding and back from Berkeley, CA and after a few weeks of driving after that trip which consisted of nothing but boring highway miles I saw *severe* cracks developing along the shoulder of the tread where the tread meets the sidewall at the final edge. These were not your typical vertical cracks you will often see from temperature changes over time but horizontal cracks that dug deep into the shoulder of the tread that you would stick a fingernail in further in that you could see. These cracks ran the entire circumference of all of the tires on both the inner and outer shoulders.

                    I took them to a BF Goodrich retailer and the tech manager who happened to be working the front desk at the time gladly came out to see what I was talking about. His face went white. He kept his calm and explained to me "don't drive these much longer at all, take the car home, take them off and NEVER go on the freeway unless you have to and stay well within the speed limit." This was irking, to say the least. He measured the tread depth for me and it measured a healthy perfectly even 5.5 on his tire gauge. He said the pressure was well within spec and also perfect for that car.

                    I called the retailer they were purchased at and sent photos. A day passed and they instructed me to warranty the tires immediately. I was already going to go to Reno that week and the distributor warehouse is right in Reno so I organized to do a personal exchange so they could see in person what was wrong. I hopped in my Girlfriends car, threw the wheels with the tires still mounted inside and drove up to Reno to partake in Hot August Nights and to deal with the warranty.

                    When I brought the tires in to warranty them in the front office, a crowd gathered around them, everyone was silent and some taking pictures. I asked, so do you think they can be warrantied? They all simultaneously laughed out loud and one older man, a sales rep and former warranty tech chimed in and said "Absolutely! There is NO QUESTION that ALL of these tires are a manufacturer defect" He showed me a stamp on the tires and said two were from the same batch and the other two were from another, different batches and all four with the same scary cracking pattern. He said if I hadn't seen it sooner, as it looks like it had started to crack very early in the game, they very well have tried to de-tread themselves clean-off "like a cheap re-tread you see blow off semi-truck trailers" he said.

                    Lovely. Tires I didn't get any kind of deal on (although still affordable for me) gave up the ghost with all possible healthy characteristics within 6000 miles. I only wish I had looked at them sooner. God knows when they really started to do that. I always check my tread depth to make sure there is no camber or misalignment wear but have never before thought to look at the sidewall, much less the shoulder of the tread. I only HAPPENED to notice a "new feature" of the tread shoulder I hadn't remembered being there when I got them which urged me to take a closer look.

                    Heavily disappointed. Of course this could be the fluke of a lifetime that my car somehow caused a freak show on two separate batches of the same tires or these tires simply put- are not tried and trued quite yet. Take your chances. I will not buy again (or any "new" tires that are not fully tested by the public). Too bad, because they really are (were), great tires! Until they could've killed me, or my car at the very least. Bummer.

                    • Wear-Life:
                    • Below Average
                    • Fuel Efficiency:
                    • Average
                    • Handling:
                    • Very Good
                    • Braking:
                    • Excellent
                    • Comfort:
                    • Average

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                    1.0

                    BFG RIVAL VIPER REAR TIRE

                    By GARY

                    from USA

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                          Comments about g-Force Rival:

                          THE TIRES ARE REALLY GOOD, HOWEVER ONE OF MINE FAILED IN APRIL 2014 AND IT IS NOW MID JULY 2014 AND BFG CANNOT PRODUCE A TIRE TO REPLACE IT

                          • Wear-Life:
                          • Very Good
                          • Fuel Efficiency:
                          • N/A
                          • Handling:
                          • Very Good
                          • Braking:
                          • Very Good
                          • Comfort:
                          • Very Good

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                          08521225/50ZR16 92 W$171
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                          Tread FeatureSidewallUTQG Treadwear, UTQG Traction, UTQG TempRim Width Range (Min/Max)Section Width on Measuring Rim WidthOverall Diameterrevs/miTread Depth (in 32nds)Max Load, Single
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                          3-ribBSW200 AA A6" - 8"9.2" on 7"24.88367.21389@5123.1
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