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ZO6 Bryan 02-02-2013 10:09 PM

New tire option to fit ZL1
 
Just released last week and available this summer. Comes in 285/35R20 for the front and 315/35R20 for the rear.
BFG G-force Rival
Could be a very good option to the Goodyear G2's

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=g-Force+Rival

http://www.onehotlap.com/2013/01/bfg...-thickens.html

ZO6 Bryan 02-02-2013 10:11 PM

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Vbl2piwWyQ...orce+Rival.JPG

IcePick06 02-03-2013 12:53 AM

hopefully these are cheaper than the G2's...I'll probably need new tires come summer time.

2ss-booya 02-03-2013 02:00 AM

only thing is these are rated for 200 AA vs the o.e. at 220

bkscott 02-03-2013 02:44 AM

Those ratings don't mean very much across tire brands. Each manufacturer sets their own ratings in relation to the tires they sell. Although it will wear fast, it may still outlast the OE setup.

2ss-booya 02-03-2013 03:16 AM

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Originally Posted by bkscott (Post 6116236)
Those ratings don't mean very much across tire brands. Each manufacturer sets their own ratings in relation to the tires they sell. Although it will wear fast, it may still outlast the OE setup.

true...

joes407 02-03-2013 06:58 AM

i dont see our size on tire rack but i did see the 17"'s and theyre less than 200$ each?

Stephen12ZL1 02-03-2013 07:39 AM

need a direct comparo between the Michelins and these new BFGs

FAIRNOT LZ1 02-03-2013 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by ZO6 Bryan (Post 6115806)

How old is this tire in the pic?
Did you try them on a road course? and did they stick good in the corners
:help: :thumbsup:

Oneslowz28 02-03-2013 09:06 AM

looks like those tire were rode hard lol. Ive nver been a huge BFG fan, I am willing to take another look if these tires can do a better or same job as the goodyears.

I was personally looking at the Nitto invo's as replacements when needed.

FAIRNOT LZ1 02-03-2013 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by ********** (Post 6116629)
looks like those tire were rode hard lol. Ive nver been a huge BFG fan, I am willing to take another look if these tires can do a better or same job as the goodyears.

I was personally looking at the Nitto invo's as replacements when needed.

:chevy:
I should have reposted .... the links tell the store, :w00t:
If not mistaken there are 10 laps on the tire shown dident catch the track :iono:
Sound like some good tires for Auto X to me!!! :happyanim:...now I just need rims :help:

Jeff65SS 02-03-2013 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by joes407 (Post 6116378)
i dont see our size on tire rack but i did see the 17"'s and theyre less than 200$ each?

Tire rack does show the sizes for the ZL1, for about the same price as the goodyears. About $370 a piece.

ZO6 Bryan 02-03-2013 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by FAIRNOT LZ1 (Post 6116521)
How old is this tire in the pic?
Did you try them on a road course? and did they stick good in the corners
:help: :thumbsup:


That tire in the pic is from a road course test. They pushed those things harder than most of us ever will. My G2's looked worse after 1 day on the road course and doubt I was as hard them as the test tire in the pic.

ZO6 Bryan 02-03-2013 10:40 AM

2 Attachment(s)
G2 after one day at the road course.

These are mine. Poor things were only one week old.

DrkPhx 02-03-2013 12:50 PM

Curious to see how these would be on the street. I can't imagine they're any better for wear compared to the Goodyear.

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Those ratings don't mean very much across tire brands. Each manufacturer sets their own ratings in relation to the tires they sell. Although it will wear fast, it may still outlast the OE setup
True, but softer compound usually means quicker wear. The BFG's also have less tread from the factory compared to the Goodyear. I really wish one of these factories would make a 315/30/20 to keep the overall height closer to stock. The 35 increases the height from 28.4" to 28.7" which is not that much; but still makes a difference.

Normagene 02-03-2013 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ZO6 Bryan (Post 6116903)
G2 after one day at the road course.

These are mine. Poor things were only one week old.

I read in the tire warranty book that when the tread lines on the outside are completely gone, that's when the tire is at its best. For grip and handling. But has nothing to due with wear. Only the inside tread lines reflect wear. These tire still look new and have not reached their best handling capability levels. A few more times around the track and they should start reaching maximum grip levels according to the description given in/with the tire warranty book. Let us know once all the outside tread is gone if you're able to get a faster lap time with about the same amount of gripping/traction. Can't wait to get my first lap in the books!

jbotta 02-03-2013 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Normagene (Post 6117742)
I read in the tire warranty book that when the tread lines on the outside are completely gone, that's when the tire is at its best. For grip and handling. But has nothing to due with wear. Only the inside tread lines reflect wear. These tire still look new and have not reached their best handling capability levels. A few more times around the track and they should start reaching maximum grip levels according to the description given in/with the tire warranty book. Let us know once all the outside tread is gone if you're able to get a faster lap time with about the same amount of gripping/traction. Can't wait to get my first lap in the books!

Thanks thats great info

Normagene 02-03-2013 03:36 PM

jbotta, I really enjoyed your video and look forward to seeing more. I think I read where your mic will be in back by the exhaust. Can't wait to hear the sound of that going all the way into the red zone! Post a pic of your tires, they must have serious wear. How many miles do you get out of a set of these good years?

ZO6 Bryan 02-03-2013 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by DrkPhx (Post 6117282)
Curious to see how these would be on the street. I can't imagine they're any better for wear compared to the Goodyear.



True, but softer compound usually means quicker wear. The BFG's also have less tread from the factory compared to the Goodyear. I really wish one of these factories would make a 315/30/20 to keep the overall height closer to stock. The 35 increases the height from 28.4" to 28.7" which is not that much; but still makes a difference.

This what you're looking for?
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

jbotta 02-03-2013 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Normagene (Post 6117833)
jbotta, I really enjoyed your video and look forward to seeing more. I think I read where your mic will be in back by the exhaust. Can't wait to hear the sound of that going all the way into the red zone! Post a pic of your tires, they must have serious wear. How many miles do you get out of a set of these good years?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsVjmQ9De1Q

2 track days on this tire, 3500 miles, still in great shape untill the nails 4 days before track day, I was in panic mode trying to get another before the weekend

Normagene 02-04-2013 08:57 AM

Was watching an episode of "Fifth Gear" on bbc channel, and they were running a GTR trying to set a mileage record in one hour. But after only something like 12 miles the Run Flat Dunlap tire disintegrated and peeled apart. Those are the stock tires, but that had to have been a defective tire from the get go. Luckily it was a "run flat" tire, the blow out was instantaneous and they were traveling somewhere around 150 plus mph.

ZL1-V 02-04-2013 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by jbotta (Post 6118573)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsVjmQ9De1Q

2 track days on this tire, 3500 miles, still in great shape untill the nails 4 days before track day, I was in panic mode trying to get another before the weekend


I have done that before with my other branded sticky tires on cars! If it makes you feel better it was brand a new Michelin factory pilot. In your video you stated torque settings for your wheels. I am curious why you torqued them down at "140ft/lbs" and the manual states 110ft/lbs?

The Stig 02-04-2013 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharp ZL1 (Post 6120424)
I have done that before with my other branded sticky tires on cars! If it makes you feel better it was brand a new Michelin factory pilot. In your video you stated torque settings for your wheels. I am curious why you torqued them down at "140ft/lbs" and the manual states 110ft/lbs?

140 lbs/ft is what the regular 20" wheels require - he probably just did 140 lbs/ft out of habit.

jbotta 02-04-2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sharp ZL1 (Post 6120424)
I have done that before with my other branded sticky tires on cars! If it makes you feel better it was brand a new Michelin factory pilot. In your video you stated torque settings for your wheels. I am curious why you torqued them down at "140ft/lbs" and the manual states 110ft/lbs?

When car was brand new found a loose lug nut, I thought the 5 spoke rims were set for 140 need to investigate, Thanks for making me aware of this.


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