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anyone using b.f. goodrich g-Force T/A KD ? tirerack lists them as having great performance and tread life - comments?

I have never been satisfied with BF Goodrich tires. I had them on a few other non-porsche cars but not the model that you speak of.

I just purchased Bridgestone S2A's (N4) about a month ago and they are great.

I got the price off of Tirerack's website and went down to my local Firestone Tire Center and they met the price (He said all Firestone dealers will meet Tirerack prices)...they ordered them up and I had them on the car a week later.

Whichever tire you decide on -- get the added warranty protection which is about $12.00 a tire. It's cheap insurance for $250.00 tires!

BTW Make sure the installer torques the wheel bolts to 96 ft pounds...watch him do it...then after about 200 miles take it back and re-torque them again.

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I and a few friends have many miles of experience with BFG T/A KDs on 996s, 986s and a couple project cars. We began using them because of their reputation as "the fastest street tire available". They were designed by BFG to achieve that reputation in the late '90's and they pretty much did that. BUT, they have some drawbacks. Even though they are owned by Michelin, they can't seem to make a consistently round T/A KD. We had many many balancing problems traced usually to an out of round tire. To achieve the handling reputation the T/A KD has a Big Block tread pattern that, when new, is Very Noisy. As they wear, they then get VERY VERY NOISY...but, yeh, they are still fast. As they wear and become closer to slicks they also get very twitchy....especially if they have worn asymmetrically. I finally got rid of my last set early.....the tires became louder than I could stand. And the tread life is only poor to average as are all ultra performance tires for Porsches.

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