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BFG traction T/A's..

what do you guys think... im in dire need of new tires and these are the best all weather tires and most expensive tires i can afford right now at 92.99 a piece..

also what size should i get? i was looking at the 215-55-15's they had on display but i was thinking maybe.. 225-235x55-60x15.. what do you think? ill try n find a pic of them..
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Zack I am very well pleased with my T/As. Nice price as well. www.Tirerack.com had a good deal on them . Just my 2 cents

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I like the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500's in a 235/60/15 that's what I had on my car before I switched to the 18" rims. You should be able to find those for about the same price. I think mine were about $390 or $400 for the set out the door.

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i dislike them in the snow, but other than that i have nothing bad to say about them.

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Zack I am very well pleased with my T/As. Nice price as well. www.Tirerack.com had a good deal on them . Just my 2 cents
thanks for the quick reply darren but do you have the radial T/a's or just the regular T/A's? (different tread pattern)

these are the ones im looking at.. and im geting them from work (tire kingdom..) so i dont think they'd appreciate me saying "yea i got these babies off tirerack.com!"

lookie lookie!
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Yep Bud they are Radial Ts Nice looking tires there on the link you have

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I have the traction T/As, and I love 'em.

It looks like I'm going to get about 36k miles out of them; not bad for AA traction.



I've got the 235/60VR15s on the stock 21 spoke rims.

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I have the traction T/As, and I love 'em.

It looks like I'm going to get about 36k miles out of them; not bad for AA traction.



I've got the 235/60VR15s on the stock 21 spoke rims.
how decent are they in the rain?.. i paid close to 1K for the "high performance" tires i have now and they dont do **** for rain..
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Dude, those are great tires! Classic muscle car rubber. I was going to get a set but opted to get Dunlop Qualifier GT's instead since the Radial TA's weren't in stock in the size I wanted. I've had great luck with the Dunlops; good in all weather!

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 12:02 AM
 
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Ive had t/a's for the past two years, looking to order my second set next week. They handle great, tread water great, and even had great luck with them in the snow.
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I just bought a set of BFG Traction ta's for my bird. I went with the 235/60/16 size for my 3.8L 1989, but the guy doing my tires had his '92 5.0L there getting 235/60/15's Radial ta's on his stock rims. Both are good sizes. I like the Tractions for their stealth factor. The white lettered Radials scream "race me!" everywhere you go. It's been a dry summer so far, so I can't tell you about the rain, but I like these tires a lot.

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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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I just had a set of BFG Radial T/A's 235/60-15's put on my factory BBS wheels and they look and ride great.
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 09:07 PM
 
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My buddy uses them on his 350hp Trans Am, they are ok.....although he over powers them in the rear.
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I had BFG Traction T/A in the stock 225/60R16 size on my TBird. My biggest beef with them was no mileage with them. They had maybe 30,000 miles on them. They were not a bad tire( traction wise ) when my TBird had the 4.6L in it but the 5.0L over powered them easily. I currently run Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position tires. I hate to say it but these Bridgestones are the best tire I have ever owned. These tires out grip the BFG Traction T/As easily, they are a quiet tire compared to the BFG and so far appear to have a better tread life. The downside, they are quite pricey.

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I had BFG Traction T/A in the stock 225/60R16 size on my TBird. My biggest beef with them was no mileage with them. They had maybe 30,000 miles on them. They were not a bad tire( traction wise ) when my TBird had the 4.6L in it but the 5.0L over powered them easily. I currently run Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position tires. I hate to say it but these Bridgestones are the best tire I have ever owned. These tires out grip the BFG Traction T/As easily, they are a quiet tire compared to the BFG and so far appear to have a better tread life. The downside, they are quite pricey.
how much did you pay for them? i work at tire kingdom so i get a discount.. amybe i can get them cheaper if i dont have to special order them... =/
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how much did you pay for them? i work at tire kingdom so i get a discount.. amybe i can get them cheaper if i dont have to special order them... =/
The size I went with( 225/55R16-Front $133.00 each @ TireRack and 245/50R16-Rear $154.00 each @ Tire rack ). Stock 225/60/16 $124.00 @ Tirerack, 215/60R15 is $87.00 @ Tirerack. That is the closest size this tire is made in that is around what you are looking for. The BFG Traction T/A in that size is $76.00.

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Save your money for now & just get round, black and holds air-style tires....Especially with some of the earlier posts you had made...Just lookin' out for 'ya Bro....

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aye well now that i have a job its a little easier to afford to take care of this money-pit.. and my right rear... the belt is showing... i think i need new tires
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I was going to have BFG Traction T/As (225/60/15) installed but the dealership gave me V rated g-Force Sports for no extra cost. I must say, they are awesome. My Tbird has the standard suspension. Those tires make that car handle just as good as a stock '96 Mustang.
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alright guys.. went with something even better and im suggesting them to all of you.. (and NOT because i work at Tire Kingdom....lol) after almost hitting another curb coming home from work i stopped at the nearest ATM and got out $300..went BACK to work and said.. "i need tires now.." and i got the best i could get...

Sumitomo HRT T4's.... these tires are sick.. not in looks.. but in traction.. got them in stock size since thats all we had.. so theyre 215/70/16's.. got them on got them balanced and realigned the car (found out my left rear UCA is bent to hell too...) so anyways.. it was raining like hell so i decided to test them out... well i didnt manage to break these things loose on what dry pavement i could find and they only broke loose in 1" of water at around 3500 rpm!!! with out my employee discount.. theyre $78 a piece at tire kingdom.. $58 from tire rack.... theyre a kick ass tire for the money.. so... i suggest next time you need tires.. seriously consider these.. oh and when they do break loose.. they dont have that girly scream like all the other tires for these cars do... they actually have a deep toned scream that sounds wicked

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Glad it worked out for you. Sometimes it's better just to put any damn (new) tires on there! lol.
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