Even though the market is so segmented, it is sometimes difficult to find the right set of tires for special applications.
Let's say for example you are the owner of a beautiful Hot Rod and you want to use 13-inch wheels in the front and extra-wide 15-inch wheels in the rear.
That can be a problem. In this review, we're going to explore a tire designed specifically for that kind of occasion, the beloved BFGoodrich Radial T/A.
TL;DR: BFGoodrich Radial T/A
Ready to explore what makes this product so unique? Let's start by reviewing their pros and cons.
Classic cars, Hot Rods, Custom Cars, Muscle Cars, and light trucks owners looking for an affordable set of tires with a unique style and good grip under normal driving conditions.
BFGoodrich Radial T/A Performance Ratings
The reliability of a tire's ratings is determined by the number of miles reported by users. This is one of the most emblematic and best-selling tires manufactured by BFG. So it's no wonder that 19 million miles have been reported so far. In other words, you can be sure that its ratings are highly reliable.
In this review, we will analyze this product's performance in different categories. In case you want to go directly to any of them, just click on any of the following links.
- Dry Performance
- Wet Performance
- Snow / Ice Performance
- Comfort Performance
- Treadwear Performance
- Specs & Options
BFGoodrich Radial T/A Dry Performance
Dry Performance Ratings
There are two crucial points to consider before evaluating the dry performance of these tires. The first has to do with the target audience for these tires. We are basically talking about Street Rods, Kit Cars, and Muscle Cars looking for an eye-catching set of tires with white lettering. The second point has to do with the competitors in this segment.
The Performance All-Season tire segment has only 4 tires, of which only the BFGoodrich Radial T/A and the Goodyear Eagle GT II have more than 10M total miles reported. With this in mind, it is safe to say that this tire's performance is quite good compared with the rest of the competitors within its segment.
BFGoodrich Radial T/A Wet Performance
Wet Performance Ratings
The wet performance can be described as "good.” It is important to keep in mind that the symmetrical tread pattern used on these tires is focused more on comfort and durability than anything else. Even so, it is worth noting that the wet performance is more than adequate to driving safely during harsh weather conditions.
BFGoodrich Radial T/A Snow / Ice Performance
Snow / Ice Performance Ratings
Snow / Ice Overall
Light Snow Traction
Deep Snow Traction
The performance ratings in snow/ice leave much to be desired. Nonetheless, compared to the other tires in the segment, this ranks second with a clear advantage over the others. Simply put, these tires’ performance on snow is "fair,” but at least it is much better than the rest of the available alternatives.
BFGoodrich Radial T/A Comfort Performance
Comfort Performance Ratings
As previously mentioned, both the design and materials employed by BFG in the tread of this tire aims to improve the ride quality and noise levels. It is clear that this has paid off, as the level of comfort provided is quite good.
BFGoodrich Radial T/A Treadwear Performance
Treadwear Performance Rating
The target audience for these tires is not overly concerned with durability. This is because they are generally used on vehicles that are driven occasionally. That said, we are pleased to note that the tread life of these tires is quite good. The excellent durability, along with their incredible price point, explains why they are the favorite tire among car enthusiasts.
BFGoodrich Radial T/A Warranty
Unfortunately, BFGoodrich does not offer a tread life warranty on this tire.
Complaints regarding these tires’ uniformity must be subscribed in the first year of use or the first 2/32" of wear.
Workmanship / Materials Warranty
BFGoodrich provides a generous 6-year warranty against defects in workmanship or materials. Moreover, it also offers free tire replacement for the first year, 2/32" wear, or 25% wear.
Road Hazard Warranty
Sadly, BFG does not provide that type of warranty for this tire.
Tire Rack Road Hazard Warranty
On top of the amazing warranty offered by BFGoodrich, the Radial T/A tires feature Tire Rack's leading warranty that covers refunds of up to $40 for repairs per tire per occurrence. Moreover, if the tire suffers non-repairable damage within the first 2 years, a refund of the original purchase price or replacement purchase price (whichever is less) will be made.
One of the advantages of these tires is that BFGoodrich backs them. BFG's standard warranty is recognized as one of the best in the industry, add Tire Rack's amazing Road Hazard Warranty, and you definitely have a winning combination.
BFGoodrich Radial T/A Specs & Options
As you would expect, the market coverage is aimed especially at classic car enthusiasts, Hot Rods, and Muscle Cars. As such, you can get these tires in sizes ranging from 13 inches to 15 inches and in widths ranging from 205 to 295. Relative to their UTQG, all sizes share the same rating, 400 A B. If you are curious about the UTQG rating, we invite you to read this article.
If you are looking for the ideal tire for your restoration project or your dream custom car, then this is an excellent alternative to consider.
BFGoodrich Radial T/A Reviews
Since these tires are an icon among car enthusiasts, we're not surprised by the overwhelming number of positive reviews. From owners of classic Mustangs and Camaros to hot rod drivers, all praise these tires’ unique styling.
As far as performance is concerned, the comments are in line with our analysis so far. They offer excellent dry traction, acceptable wet traction and stability, and terrible snow/ice grip. Another aspect that many consumers point out is the very affordable price, which is undoubtedly one of its strong points.
All in all, this is a perfect fit for vehicle owners looking for a set of tires with style, quality, and durability.
BFGoodrich Radial T/A
Snow / Ice
End of the Road
It's easy to understand why so many people love BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. Throughout this review, we have seen how these tires meet the expectations of the car owners they are aimed at. They are economical, durable, uniquely styled, and on top of that, they provide excellent performance under normal driving conditions.