Known for being "The everyday tire with performance that's anything but," BFGoodrich® strives to be innovative and deliver products that make a difference in society. BFGoodrich® Tires was founded in 1870 by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich in Akron, Ohio as the first rubber company in America. During that period, BFGoodrich® and Akron, Ohio became the rubber capital of the world. In 1910 BFGoodrich® added Carbon Black into rubber compounds, improving abrasion resistance and added tread life. In 1947, BFGoodrich® invented the first tubeless tire. By 1976, they developed the world's first light truck performance radial tire, known as the Radial All-Terrain T/A. In 1980, BFGoodrich® developed the Radial Mud-Terrain T/A, the first light truck radial mud tire.
Throughout history, BFGoodrich® has left its mark with 138 years of production. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh shocked the world by flying nonstop from New York to Paris. With BFGoodrich® Tires, Lindbergh successfully landed in Paris as the first man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Ten years following the landing, BFGoodrich® scientists discovered a brand new way to produce synthetic rubber. This achievement helped aid the United States in World War II, after the supply of rubber was cut off. In 1961, NASA requested BFGoodrich® to design a material that would protect astronauts, and BFGoodrich® was successful.
BFGoodrich® continues to innovate the tire world in the twenty-first century. The most recent tires in the BFGoodrich® production line are the Advantage T/A and G-Force Super Sport A/S (H & V). Advantage T/A is a passenger and sports car tire that is perfect for all-season driving. This tire was developed for excellent traction in wet and dry conditions, using an interlocking sipe design called g-Grip, which maximizes grip in all weather conditions. This g-Grip interlocking sipe design provides great traction and amazing responsive handling. The Advantage T/A has an authentic go-fast look, with quality guaranteed by a 60,000 mile warranty.
The G-Force Super Sport A/S is a great choice for the Tuner and Sports Car enthusiast that wants a great tire for all-season use. The G-Force Super Sport A/S has tremendous grip in wet, dry, and snowy conditions by enhancing water evacuation and decreasing edge aesthetics. Three distinct rubber compounds are used in the design to give the tire ultimate traction. Anti-hydroplaning Aqua Chute Channels are incorporated to improve wet traction with tread blocks designed to grip snow. A continuous Center Rib with Tapered Lateral Voids and Tread Block Reinforcement, give the tire extra toughness for extended tread life. For improved traction in the snow, the G-Force Super Sport A/S added Maxi-Sipe technology that is combined with Snow-Break tread blocks. Look no further than the G-Force T/A KDW when selecting the perfect Sport Truck/ Sports Car/ Tuner tire for a great summer experience. The G-Force T/A KDW has over eighty sizes to choose from, making this tire ideal for any rim. To give the tire high speed cornering capabilities, g-Control sidewall inserts were added to resist deflection. Large CAD designed Tread Elements provide the G-Force with excellent stability, wear and handling under high torque loads. To reduce sliding on wet surfaces, deep wide grooves help speed water evacuation to reduce hydroplaning.