Amid the booming of different sports, the need of gears to excel are quite essential – be it apparels, or vehicles, having the suitable equipment can help you deliver the best performance than any other usual stuff can do. Even I couldn’t agree no more.
Well, I believe most businesses are utilizing the term “sport” to help you determine the ones that can exceed performance and if it’s worth equipping. In this article, I’ll be giving you a more in-depth knowledge when it comes to tires which you can definitely use for sports or more on touring-tires for your auto.
Take the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT All-Season Radial Tire as a good example. Is it worth giving a try? Manufacturers are being too rife in developing such tires more than just for the use of sports. Aside from promising an all-weather traction, these tires are undoubtedly a good catch. Not to mention having a competitive price – bet you can’t resist.
The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT at a glance
Beside any other mud-terrain and off-road tires that BFGoodrich have previously produced in the past, I can certainly say that it is not your typical tire-maker. Well, of course I know that tire-manufacturers are pretty much unique and provide its own quality tires.
So, going back with this sport tire, being not an ordinary tire alone, it delivers an outstanding road-focused performance to withstand all-weather drive. Plus, exploiting innovation and resources from its mother company establishes a fierce price compared to any other tires. What more not to like?
Talking about Advantage T/A Sport LT, you might be asking, are these tires really for sports? Well, that’s the question I’ll keep and answer throughout this whole review. Considering this is a complete review, I’ll be introducing you its advantages and disadvantages to help you identify if the BFGoodrich sport tire can do you any good.
To begin with, here are the positive and negative things to know about the tires:
Features and performance
Checking out BFGoodrich’s T/A Sport LT when it comes to its features, it certainly highlights an exceptional snow rating for your SUV and CUV tire. Besides, it features a lissome handling with outstanding mileage and lengthy warranty! Truth is, these things are basically often seen on their marketing campaigns.
BFGoodrich strives to provide these outstanding all-season tires, making sure to use innovative technologies and fine tread compounds – resulting to a good traction when it comes to any-season ride. Also, it aims to develop its treadwear for a more comfortable riding experience.
Modern tread pattern
The BFGoodrich All-Season Radial Tire hallmarks its advanced tread pattern to deliver an utmost ride. Bragging its symmetrical design, these tires can effortlessly turn in traverse. Also, the patterns are exceptionally attractive and eye-pleasing. Having said that, it helps you improve treadlife, guaranteeing you an even tire on the road.
Aside from those, the tread pattern improves firmness and steering reaction – giving you a smooth driving experience. Going further, the pattern is technologically engineered to follow the path of Next Generation ETEC (Equal TEnsion Containment) System, resulting in a more secured handling and high-speed consistency.
Likewise, the tread pattern also hallmarks its full-depth flutes, helping the tire to remove water out the tread. Also, it improves wet traction and minimizes hydroplaning – ensuring a safer drive on rainy days.
High-tech internal construction
Underscoring its 3D Sipe Active Technology, BFGoodrich makes sure to use advanced technologies that can exceptionally increase the count of biting edges? You may ask why, well to answer that, BFGoodrich clever reason is to help the tires perform their best on the wet road. Plus, giving the tire a 3PMSF rating makes it a good tire to drive on snow,
Despite its advantage in being able to resist snow, this tire can’t still be recommended to use in intense snow, which you’ll probably still need to change to a more suitable tire to have a smooth ride.
BFGoodrich’s underlying reason for using an advanced internal construction pretty much helps in increasing the distortion grip when shifting. Anyway, this advanced internal structure aids the tires increased firmness and high-speed ability.
Impressive snow traction
Having said that, this tire holds a stiff snow traction than any of other all-weather tires. Also, it highlights its reasonable braking distance and gives a better riding experience. I will not deny that tires specifically engineered for winter can do better but this tire from BFGoodrich provides an outstanding among other all-season tires available in the market.
Great handling and comfort
When talking about Comfort, the BFGoodrich is best in providing such. The quality is unquestionable as it does indeed provide an exceptional and smooth riding experience. No frills.
On another note, the noise is seemingly unnoticeable, which is good as it cannot distract you when driving. I couldn’t agree more!
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT specifications
When talking about vehicle compatibility, Advantage T/A works on the Ram Truck, Lexus GX470, Isuzu Trooper, Mercury Mountaineer, Mazda B4000, Land Rover Discovery, and Mitsubishi Montero together with the following kinds of car:
- Hummer H3, H2
- Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Liberty
- Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Avalanche, S10, Suburban, K2500, Colorado, Blazer
- Dodge Ram, Durango, Dakota
- Nissan Titan, Xterra, Frontier, Sequoia
- Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Highlander
- GMC Yukon, Sierra, Canyon
- Ford Expedition, Escape, Ranger, Bronco, F-150, Excursion, Explorer
- Honda Element, CR-V
215/70R16 100H BSW
215/70R16 100T BSW
225/70R16 103T BSW
235/70R16 106T BSW
245/70R16 107T BSW
245/75R16 111T BSW
255/70R16 111T BSW
265/75R16 116T BSW
225/65R17 102H BSW
225/65R17 102T BSW
235/65R17 104T BSW
245/65R17 107T BSW
245/70R17 110T BSW
255/65R17 110T BSW
265/65R17 112T BSW
265/70R17 115T BSW
235/60R18 103V BSW
235/65R18 106H BSW
235/65R18 106T BSW
245/60R18 105H BSW
255/55R18/XL 109V BSW
265/60R18 110T BSW
255/65R18 111T BSW
265/70R18 116T BSW
225/55R19 99H BSW
235/55R19 101H BSW
245/55R19 103T BSW
255/60R19 109H BSW
235/55R20 102H BSW
245/50R20 102H BSW
275/55R20 113T BSW
Is the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT really a “sport” tire?
Truthfully speaking, the T/A Sport LT isn’t really an excellent performer despite the adding “Sport” to its name, whatever reverse you do, this tire is still way behind any other tires for sports. Though, the good thing about these tires basically lies on it being an all-season touring tire.
Besides not having any sport features, this tire can lack response and not that fast to react to driver’s inputs. So, if you’re looking for a sporty tire, this tire isn’t for you. Yes, these tires are safe to ride whether the road is dry or wet, and even slightly snowed highways.
The tires are still not the best when it comes to traction – especially in taking turns as its soft nature makes it uncontrollable and uncomfortable than any other premium touring tires available.
All in all, I am not captivated by its performance. Even after naming it as a sporty one. Nevertheless, when compared to any other all-season tires, this model can provide you more an average smooth driving experience
How does the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT handle in wet conditions?
Having said its features when it comes to handling wet roads, BFGoodrich doesn’t actually outdo compared to other tires in the same category. Hydroplaning resistance may be good but not too remarkable. Besides, not having the best traction among all-season touring tires doesn’t do any better than any other all-season tires.
When it comes to shifting, BFGoodrich lease to provide a smooth turn, resulting in early understeer encounter. Besides, braking response may take longer than expected. Despite any of these undesired situations when it comes to wet tractions, BFGoodrich can do better in providing you a safe ride experience.
Is the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT suitable for off-roading?
Tire treads primarily aid slippery surfaces in providing dependable traction to hold firm and create an exceptional driving experience. I must say, this tire is trustworthy when it comes to driving on gravel and dirt. But, honestly, off-roading is not advisable with these tires.
Final Verdict: Is the tire worth it?
If you’re looking for comfortable and long lasting tires, the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT All-Season Radial Tire is indeed a good choice among any other all-season touring tires – the ride quality is surely a good catch. Anyhow, its performance as a whole is still behind the outstanding all touring tires in dry and wet roads. In any case, the tire still performs more than enough in line with these all-season tires.