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#2742273 - 09/13/12 03:36 AM BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV
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Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Co-worker needs cheap tires for her 2008 CRV. crzy Size is 225/65-17 102T, and the max budget is $600.

I found a set of BFGoodrich Advantage T/A tires for $533 installed after the $50 rebate.

Tires that are also being considered are the Michelin Energy Saver A/S and Continental ProContact EcoPlus, both of which are $610 installed.

Any experiences shared on the BFG Advantage T/A would be appreciated. They appear to have been on the market since 2009 and are ranked #6 by CR in their newly released testing program.

Thanks.
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#2742303 - 09/13/12 05:57 AM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: The Critic]
motts Offline


Registered: 06/19/09
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Loc: ny
Had TA ADVANTAGE on my Camry...took them off after 5000 miles as fhey were the hardest riding and noisest tire I ever had on this car. In addition they did not excel in anything. STAY AWAY.

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#2742357 - 09/13/12 07:39 AM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: The Critic]
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cheap? Didnt she realize when buying a $25k CRV with 17" wheels that tires might not be cheap?

Id go for the $610 tires... Does Michelin still have the $70 rebate? Is that accounted for?

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#2742398 - 09/13/12 08:28 AM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: JHZR2]
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
cheap? Didnt she realize when buying a $25k CRV with 17" wheels that tires might not be cheap?


Agreed, wholeheartedly. When I see my MIL's Ford Edge with 20" wheels on it, I cringe at the thought of buying tires for it.

Back to the OP, I had BFG Advantage T/A tires on our 2000 New Beetle TDI in 195/65R15. They were absolutely fine and I would buy them again for the Golf or 5.
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#2742418 - 09/13/12 08:47 AM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: The Critic]
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Registered: 08/24/11
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Loc: Boston, MA
Many of the TA's at Sam's Cllub and other such places are Michelin tires, right down to the tread pattern. (Michelin owns BFG) Those are good tires, have them on two Toyota products. Which particular size and model, however, come from which factory is hard to figure out. If it looks like a Michelin, it probably IS a Michelin with a BFG label. I agree that the older
BFG TA's are noisy and rough riding. I switched to The Conti's mentioned on one car -- ride is better, wet traction is good, but they run at a higher slip angle. THeir 205-60-15 is taller and more narrow than a BFG in the same size.

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#2742494 - 09/13/12 09:49 AM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: The Critic]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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Loc: Western NY
Originally Posted By: The Critic
Co-worker needs cheap tires for her 2008 CRV. crzy Size is 225/65-17 102T, and the max budget is $600.

I found a set of BFGoodrich Advantage T/A tires for $533 installed after the $50 rebate.

Tires that are also being considered are the Michelin Energy Saver A/S and Continental ProContact EcoPlus, both of which are $610 installed.

Any experiences shared on the BFG Advantage T/A would be appreciated. They appear to have been on the market since 2009 and are ranked #6 by CR in their newly released testing program.

Thanks.


I think that the BFG Adv T/A's are at least a considerable choice for your friends CR-V(is it AWD?) And her budget is in the right area for tires(give or take $$$).

It's really hard to pick a tire for someone else without knowing exactly the driving style and personal criteria for tires that she'll need in your particular climate. Most people want tires that are cheap, black and round. That's not saying much!

We have family/friends in our circle with a wide variety/different years(FWD & AWD) of CR-V's and they are using a wide variety of tire choices from BFG's to Michelin. I don't hear anyone complaining! Mainly, they all love their CR-V and mention nothing about tires ;/
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#2742628 - 09/13/12 12:30 PM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: The Critic]
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I think the Michelins will be the best bet in the long run, if she keeps the car long enough to wear them out.
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#2742886 - 09/13/12 06:15 PM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: The Critic]
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Registered: 06/12/05
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Loc: North Texas
Tomorrow I'm looking at Michelin Defender tires for our CRV. Possibly in a few weeks have new tires installed. I've heard pretty good reviews about those with a 90K warranty to boot.
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#2743203 - 09/14/12 02:58 AM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: scurvy]
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 18745
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
cheap? Didnt she realize when buying a $25k CRV with 17" wheels that tires might not be cheap?

I'm tellin' ya, some people are backwards with their priorities in life. This has only seen oil changes per the Maint Minder since she bought it 70k ago (has 110k now). I changed the engine and cabin filters once out of pity, but that's about it. Aside from tires, it also needs spark plugs, valve adjustment, serpentine drive belt and trans/coolant/brake/pwr steering flushes - basically the full 110k service and then some.

I tried explaining the concept of cost per mile but somehow it fell upon death ears.

It sounds like the Advantage T/A is a relatively decent tire. I normally would not buy them but they should to be a step above the infamous Chinese and Korean stuff. Their good performance on CR's 2012 Tire Testing program is also somewhat reassuring.


Edited by wwillson (09/15/12 09:20 PM)
Edit Reason: edited 'back***wards'

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#2743262 - 09/14/12 06:25 AM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: The Critic]
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Registered: 03/16/04
Posts: 7256
Loc: USA
Realistically as long as the tires are not known to be noisy CA does not have demanding conditions for tires in terms of wet and winter.

With a person who likely will not rotate them to even wear I do not see the point in buying top tier tires.

The majority of CRV owners I know purchase tires based the need of them being black, round, and holding air.
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#2743851 - 09/14/12 03:45 PM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: The Critic]
bepperb Offline


Registered: 01/10/08
Posts: 4947
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
I had them on the Accord and I thought they were fine, I'd buy them again. They are OEM on a few cars so maybe that's the cause of the bad experiences. They were quiet, long wearing, no hydroplaning, cheap. The only downside I thought was the winter traction, and that might not be an issue anyways (CA is a big place).
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#2744194 - 09/14/12 11:32 PM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: The Critic]
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Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 15555
Loc: Michigan
I'd let just let her get the cheap stuff..since I doubt she have it long anyways....

Though the TAs will be fine.

Kendra tires to be a good "get by " tire...since they were a joint venture with Cooper a while back..
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#2744252 - 09/15/12 05:38 AM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: The Critic]
bourne Offline


Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 1387
Loc: Greenwood, IN
Goodyear is running an instant $60 off a set of 4 Goodyear or Dunlop tires . If you go online to goodyearautoservice.com , search the tire size and select schedule an appointment, it adds the tires to the cart with installation price and the instant discount.

Combine that with the current $80 MIR that Goodyear is running which can be doubled if she/he gets a Goodyear Credit Card and you have a pretty decent price on some excellent 80k mile All Season Tires.

In my area :

4T + Installation + Instant Discount : $672 + Tax
- $160 Rebate ( with GYCC )
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OTD : Approx $ 565 After MIR&taxes


Edited by bourne (09/15/12 05:41 AM)
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#2744681 - 09/15/12 03:02 PM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: The Critic]
asiancivicmaniac Offline


Registered: 01/12/05
Posts: 4121
Loc: FL
Am I the only one to think $600 is a pretty decent budget for tires for a non-sports car or a car without special needs?

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#2744785 - 09/15/12 04:57 PM Re: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A for CRV [Re: asiancivicmaniac]
bourne Offline


Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 1387
Loc: Greenwood, IN
Originally Posted By: asiancivicmaniac
Am I the only one to think $600 is a pretty decent budget for tires for a non-sports car or a car without special needs?


Depends , these days you can get 18/19 in rims on just about anything from factory. They look good, handle great but when time comes to replace them , suddenly everyone goes back 5 years and wants to pay 400 OTD for a set of 4. Yea right !

However , like I said earlier, there are alot of deals to be had. Just depends on how much leg work you are willing to do.
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