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#2378616 - 09/28/17 11:17 PM BF Goodrich T/A
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It is time once again to buy some new tires. Has anyone purchased BF Goodrich T/As recently? I am looking for a good price but more important, too see if the white letter browning issue has been resolved.
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#2378624 - 09/28/17 11:35 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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I just bought a set of BFG 235/60/15 from Summitt last month when I was in Reno for Hot August Nights. Coker took over their line of tires. Haven't mounted them yet.
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#2378679 - 09/29/17 06:27 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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I had a set mounted up back in May...no idea if the letters will turn brown but so far, they look fine.

Now you have me wondering!

Have you considered different tires? Yes the options for our tire sizes are minimal but there is the Mickey Thompson Sportsman SR.

I don't think either tire is particularly good (by 2017 standards) but some say the MTs are slightly stickier than the BFG T/As and this may help avoid the BFG letter problem.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mtt-6...ASABEgK5y_D_BwE


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#2378680 - 09/29/17 06:34 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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$142 vs $127.... Might have to try the MT-s.

Thanks for posting that option.

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#2378802 - 09/29/17 10:59 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: EV2Bird]
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Originally Posted By EV2Bird
$142 vs $127.... Might have to try the MT-s.

Thanks for posting that option.


Check with costco or sams.... FREE shipping and prices are usually good....

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#2378814 - 09/29/17 11:20 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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Originally Posted By 340wedge
It is time once again to buy some new tires. Has anyone purchased BF Goodrich T/As recently? I am looking for a good price but more important, too see if the white letter browning issue has been resolved.


I'm in the market for a new set of tires, and was wondering the same thing. According to one of the consumer reviews on the BFG website, the 235's are fine but the 255's and bigger have the brown letter problem.

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#2378955 - 09/29/17 03:18 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 318 Stroker]
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Not resent enough to help I don't think.

Bought a set of 5 255/60/15 roughly in 2014, I think the numbers on the tires showed they were 1 yr old at the time. Wasn't able to get the car on the road till summer of 2015, and yep the white letters will brown.

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#2378960 - 09/29/17 03:24 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: thehemikid]
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I have owned BFG's in the past, and currently have M/T on my pickup and the M/T is the better tire of the two.

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#2378999 - 09/29/17 05:15 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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I had some TA's on a car that I didn't drive much. They appeared to get flat spots from setting. Seemed like it took about ten miles of driving to get them round again and that first ten miles really sucked!

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#2379077 - 09/29/17 08:23 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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I recently bought a set of four Cooper Cobra GT Radials. I have been very happy with them.

275/60/15's and 225/70/15's.

Dave

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#2379089 - 09/29/17 08:42 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 69_SIX_PACK]
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I recently bought Cooper Cobra 245/60R15 for the front and Nitto 275/60R15 for the rear for better street traction.
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#2379090 - 09/29/17 08:43 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 69_SIX_PACK]
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Originally Posted By 69_SIX_PACK
I recently bought a set of four Cooper Cobra GT Radials. I have been very happy with them.

275/60/15's and 225/70/15's.

Dave


Same here, I replaced my T/A's with a set of the Cooper Cobra's. Saved a lot of money and they ride very nice.

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#2379200 - 09/30/17 08:01 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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There is no more good pricing on BFG Radial T/A's.
Last time you could get good pricing was around 2009.
And this is just a middle of the road tire.
Now they are $130 and up. That's why I stopped buying them.
You can get just as good a tire with Hankook, Cooper etc for less.
Browning on the letters? Yes, the T/A's are having that problem.
The browning of the letters are happening on both
smaller and larger sizes.
Also, the letter fonting has changed a little bit. They are a little
bolder than than they have been in the years past. But, that's ok.



Edited by GMP440 (09/30/17 08:05 AM)

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#2379204 - 09/30/17 08:09 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: EV2Bird]
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Originally Posted By EV2Bird
$142 vs $127.... Might have to try the MT-s.

Thanks for posting that option.


Mounted up a set of Micky Thompson S/T radials on the Savoy this year and I couldn't be happier thumbs
275's on the rear and 195's on the front and the stance is perfect.

Gus beer
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#2379219 - 09/30/17 08:44 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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Bought BFG 245s a couple of years back through summit. Letters are still white.
For me the made in USA thing is the only thing stopping me from other brands.

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#2379244 - 09/30/17 09:42 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: njmopar]
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Seems like I read somewhere that the Mickeys are made by Cooper. They would be my choice and then the regular Coopers. I thought that Coopers were made in the US? BFG's really are not that good a tire to begin with, but were about the only nostalgia game in town. Now,if Goodyear made the old Polyglas into a radial, like they did with the Firestone wide oval, that is what I would be looking at.

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#2379254 - 09/30/17 10:00 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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My front 245s are still white after 5 years, the 275 rears....NOT

Joe

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#2379295 - 09/30/17 11:16 AM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: thehemikid]
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Originally Posted By thehemikid
Not resent enough to help I don't think.

Bought a set of 5 255/60/15 roughly in 2014, I think the numbers on the tires showed they were 1 yr old at the time. Wasn't able to get the car on the road till summer of 2015, and yep the white letters will brown.


I'm in a similar situation. I recently bought a paint pen to try and get the letters white again. I have not tried it yet.



Edited by Dixie (09/30/17 11:16 AM)
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#2379358 - 09/30/17 12:54 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: 340wedge]
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Just looked up 225 60 15's in Radial TA"s

Looks like they are not longer available????

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#2379370 - 09/30/17 01:04 PM Re: BF Goodrich T/A [Re: floridian]
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Originally Posted By floridian
Just looked up 225 60 15's in Radial TA"s

Looks like they are not longer available????


In stock at tire rack

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearc...rearDiameter=17
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