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Old 12-02-2016, 06:30 AM   #1
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BFG Gforce Comp-2 A/S

I just replaced the stock Michelins with a set of these Ultra High Performance All Season tires.
I am very much aware that just about any tire would be better than those for traction but...Whoah... the traction & grip are light years ahead!
The steering response & cornering is excellent.
Tire noise is no worse than what the stockers were.
If anything...maybe slightly less noisy.

In the rain they are awesome too.
No snow here yet, but last year I couldn't even get my car out of its parking spot after shoveling it out down to pavement. I had to wait a couple days for the snow to completely melt. I expect I wont have this problem again.

No regrets here.
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Old 12-02-2016, 08:44 AM   #2
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@dgcam55 nice, and they come at a pretty affordable price too
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:20 PM   #3
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I got them too. Great tire for the price. We will see how they wear and perform over time.
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Old 12-03-2016, 12:09 AM   #4
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ive had them for over a year and about 5k miles. they wearing great so far, they have a very aggressive looking tread for all seasons and let you drive in the cold. i haven't gotten to drive a twin with super sticky summers and im sure it sacrifices some grip in relation but ill take the tradeoff.
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:59 AM   #5
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Same-Same

Replaced my bald heat cycled out RS-3's with "not a snow tire" (all-season) Comp-2's.

Surprisingly quiet on asphalt, very loud whistle and sing on concrete at high speeds.

So far, good wet traction, but surprisingly, in the cold, the dry traction is far better than I expected, with my canyon runs feeling safe and secure, and I can still run with traction control off and not feel loose with these tires.
Heading north today to find some snow and play.(I might be surprised again).

My hooning season that used to end at prius time (temps below 50 f.) has been extended !
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Old 12-23-2016, 04:23 PM   #6
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Further to -

These are definitely NOT a snow tire, HOWEVER, after all our latest heaviest snow storms, the tires got me home in the worst conditions (150 lbs. in the trunk).

The car just handles so well, as long as I crawled, it kept going through the thick heavy pack.

In a saline city a couple of hours for the plows to do their job, and these are good to go.

I fear however that they may be less snow grippy with less sidewall to sidewall siping as they wear.

Will find out next winter.
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Old 12-23-2016, 04:54 PM   #7
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RFB,
yeah, I dont need a 100% dedicated snow tire. I have my crosstrek for that. But I wanted to be able to drive it in the winter & still be able to take it out.
Last year, I shoveled down to pavement & had to wait 3 days for the snow to fully melt before I was able to back it out of its parking space. The tires just spun. It was crazy. (I had stock tires on it). I also noticed the road noise was increased under 40 degrees.
So far, so good this year... even in the few inches of snow we've had already - i could back the car out of the space w/o shoveling - no problem.

I'm pleased.
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I love my 225 gforce tires in the rear with factory rims. Grip is so... much better than stock. The gforce tires do break loose a tiny bit but enough to keep it fun. By far a great tire for the price.

Although i may keep the factory 215 prius tires in the front.
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SNOW PERFORMANCE UPDATE!

We had well over 6 inches of snow here in NJ yesterday. I am pleased to say - for the first time I was able to get my car out of its parking spot after a snow with the tires no problem!
The car tracked fine and handle the snow well.

I also feel that on dry pavement the car feels alot quicker than with the stock tires - probably since the back wheels are getting grip and not slippin' & sliding as they did with the stock tires.

A VERY well worth while upgrade!
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Had them for over a year now and still running good on my daily driver to work. On 16 Enkei Classic Compe. Great tires.

Lately been commuting through stormy road conditions due to all the rain here in Cal. Holding up well.
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Thanks for the review and glad to hear you like them. They seem to get a lot of positive reviews online. I'm about to buy these for my wife's GTI. Expecting these will be a nice step up from the stock Pirelli's.
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This is what I settled on for my car, I'll let you know how they perform in the spring.
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