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Ultra High Performance
The new g-Force T/A®KDWS sets the all-season benchmark in the ultra-high performance tire market. Remarkable wet/snow traction. Breathtaking dry traction. Longer treadlife and smooth, quiet ride, even at speed.
Outstanding all-season traction and handling in dry, wet and snow conditions from innovative asymmetric tread design.Confident snow traction with low noise from S-shaped variable groove taper that slashes through snow and water.Superb steering response and road feel; exceptional control even at high speeds from center rib with tapered lateral voids.Tremendous cornering force from g-Control™ Sidewall Inserts.Great strength, smooth ride, and maximum tread contact area under high speed conditions from ETEC (Equal TEnsion Containment) System™.Outstanding cornering feel and handling; excellent progressivity and recovery due to shoulder drop to contact width.
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These are definitely NOT all season tires, unless your winter excludes snow. I crawled along while everyone went around me. These tires spun on any bit of snow & I was considering staying home for the day rather than risk ditching the car. I have been driving almost 40 years and never been on tires this bad in winter. The rest of the year they are good but not in any snow.
Vehicle: 2009 Hyundai Genesis 4 Dr Sedan 3.8 18" option with 40000 KM of Tire Wear
made this review on 4/23/2014 and is a
Cautious, Reserved Driver
Dry performance excellent--I can regularly pull 0.94-1.01 G's around lightly banked corners before I start to slide.
Wet performance is solid--no problems driving 75+ mph during heavy rain.
The snow and cold is where you have to watch out. This tire has ZERO traction with more than 1/4" of snow on the ground. When temperatures are below 10 degrees, you're unlikely to be able to drive more than 2-3 mph with the back wheels spinning at 30-40 mph.
I can't really review comfort and noise--don't have enough experience with that yet. My car is heavily upgraded and makes a lot of noise, plus the suspension is very, very stiff.
Treadwear is good--I'm at presently at 15,000 miles and I think these tires can probably handle another 5-10k, depending on how hard I drive.
In summary, a good choice--especially if you like the tread pattern. My next set of tires, however, is going to be the Hankook Ventus V12--they supposedly beat this tire in every possible characteristic except dry braking. Same cost, same weight. 20 points lower treadwear rating.
made this review on 12/18/2011 and is a
Extreme (Racetrack style racing)
Buy these tires if you have a death wish in the rain!
made this review on 9/2/2011 and is a
Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)
made this review on 8/10/2011 and is a
Confident, Experienced Driver
I hate reading reviews. Same tire...opposite opinions. Drives me nuts. Here's my real world review of the BFGoodrich 235/50/18ZR KDWS after three years and 50,000 miles on my 2008 Mustang Bullitt which I bought new. Dry..great. Rain OK but slow down. Snow..Don't know. Am ordering another set. I don't think you can beat 50,000 on a performance tire. Guess there's a reason Ford uses these at their proving track.
made this review on 2/19/2011 and is a
Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)
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