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BFGoodrich Traction T/A is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 9.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from look great but tread life is horrible I bought these for my CHevy S10. They look great. But 3 years later. and only 20K miles since i bought them. They are worn down and need to be replaced. Says they last 70K miles. Not true at all. I go get them rotated and balanced every few months since its part of the package i got. Unfortunately i cant find these tire sizes in any other brand other than 1 and they want almost 300 dollars more and it says it last for less. So i am stuck with getting these. This truck is only to go to and from work and quick trips to the stores.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will buy this tire again 2000 Mustang V6 in New England. NOT driven in the snow, PERFECT on wet roads. Lasted over 4 years, 40,000 miles. We would really like raised white letters for Fenway (green like the monster).
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected...... I bought this tires in San Antonio, Tx. BFGOODRICH TRACTION T/A in 02/2008... My brother-law told me this are good tires...Well they are Ok. but I will not buy this tires again.. Today I need tires 09/2014 cause treads are low with only 37,614 miles on it. This tires have a 70000mile warranty, something wrong..When it comes to traction in wet becarefull, and dry well to much spinning and Im not trying to burn rubber. I had different tires when I came from California. never A problem..Sorry guys
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING tire! Without question, if I could still get them locally, I'd buy them in a heartbeat. Went thru 3 sets on my 2001 Impala, approximately 180,000 miles, in snow, ice, rain, dirt and sun in North Dakota. Had a set on my ex's 2005 Impala and a set on my daughters' 2002 Alero. BEST tire I ever bought, hands down. Where can I find them? Are they still in production?
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from repeat buyer i have owned two sets of this tire first set was on my 06 corolla (215/55R16) which i was told was a bad tire to have on that car and that it wouldnt fit. after they were finally put on my car, gee they fit pedrfect!!! ill never buy another tire. the car i drive now in an 05 police interceptor, (235/55R16) same story. fits perfect!!! being in San Diego, ca. this tire i cannot find any issuses!!! wet dry hot cold perfect! EXCELLENT IN ALL AREAS!!! the only thing taking me away from these TRACTION T/As, is me getting 18" wheels so ill have to change to the g-Force™ Super Sport A/S :) EXCELLENT IN ALL AREAS!!!
Date published: 2012-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tire I drive 75 mostly highway miles one way to work in a 2004 Ford Focus. These are the only tires I will put on it. Get a consistent 32+ mpg. I will use these until they stop making them. They will get noisy when they are ready to replace, and by that time they will begin to lose traction in wet weather.
Date published: 2011-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much Improved Ride Bought a set of T/A Traction tires for my 2005 CR-V. When I first purchased the car (used), there was a very cheap set of BCT tires. What a difference a set of good tires makes! My car has never had a smoother ride and the performance in wet weather has been great so far. I'm looking forward to seeing how they do in the snow.
Date published: 2011-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loce them and I'm trying to find more I've used these on my 95 thunderbird for about 8 years and I'm trying to buy more now. I've been happy with them. 225 55 17 looks great on my rims and barly slows the car compared to the stock 215's. I used 245's on my previous car, an 87 cutlass and those fat tires slowed it like an anchor.
Date published: 2011-09-21
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BFGOODRICH: TRACTION T/A

Size: P235/55R16
MSPN: BFG-56768
Features:
  • Traction T/A - Racing derived tread profile
  • Traction T/A - ETEC System
  • Traction T/A - BeltLok Technology
  • Traction T/A - g-Wedge sidewall stabilizers
Benefits:
  • Helps provide flatter footprint, maximizing contact in dry and shallow water for excellent acceleration, cornering, and braking
  • Provides excellent strength, smooth ride, and consistent footprint for improved handling
  • Provides extra margin of confidence for long-term durability
  • help resist deflection for crisp, sure response to steering imputs
Warranty:
  • Manufacturer's Limited / 70,000 Mile
Quoted Price

Important note on quoted prices:

* PRICES QUOTED INCLUDE: Mounting, balancing, valve stems(excludes tpms) and alignment check. Prices may vary from one store to another or from one date to another. Tires listed may not be in stock at the identified store. Prices listed were received from individual stores and have not been verified by Big O Tires. Please call the Big O Tires Store of your choice for up-to-date information and details on pricing, additional charges and product availability.

Important note on quoted prices:

Speed Rating:

The speed rating is a measure of what speed the tire can safely maintain for sustained periods of time. A higher speed rating will generally indicate that you will have better control and handling characteristics. Speed rating standards are established by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Manufacturers assign speed ratings to tires after extensive performance testing. On the sidewall of every tire, you’ll find one of these speed rating codes:

M – Up to 81 mph
N – Up to 87 mph
P – Up to 93 mph
Q – Up to 99 mph
R – Up to 106 mph
S – Up to 112 mph
T – Up to 118 mph
H – Up to 130 mph
V – Up to 149 mph
W – Up to 168 mph
Y – Up to 186 mph
Z – (See Below)

What does ‘Up to 99 mph’ really mean?
Tires with a Q speed rating can safely sustain speeds of up to 99 miles per hour. The tire may be able to reach higher speeds, but traveling at speeds higher than 99 mph for any length of time would be unsafe - the tire is not designed to handle it.

What is a Z Rating?
For tires having a maximum speed capability above 149 mph, a Z rating may appear in the size designation ...above 186 mph, a Z rating must appear in the size designation, including a Y speed symbol in brackets.

A Few Tips About Speed Ratings…
Never mix tires with different speed ratings, as this may cause serious handling problems.

We don’t recommend downgrading the speed rating of your tires, as the vehicle manufacturer has done extensive testing to determine which tires match the various driving characteristics of the vehicle. However, if you are looking for better handling, there is generally no problem in moving up to a higher speed-rated tire.

Most importantly: Put safety first. The speeds shown are test speeds; they are not recommended speeds.

Temperature Rating:

A comparative grade based on the tire’s resistance to heat and its ability to dissipate heat, again as measured under controlled conditions. The grades, from highest to lowest, are designated A – B – C. An A-rated tire is the coolest running, while a C-rating meets the minimum federal performance standards. These temperature grades are set based on a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.

Traction Grade:

A comparative grade based on the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement, again as measured under controlled conditions on wet asphalt and concrete surfaces. The grades, from highest to lowest, are designated AA – A – B – C. A tire that is graded AA should have better traction or stopping performance than a tire with a lower grade, based on the specific straight-ahead braking tests.

Treadwear Grade:

A comparative grade based on the actual wear of the tire’s tread when tested under specific controlled conditions. All tires are tested under the same conditions to allow for comparison between manufacturers and between different lines of tires from the same manufacturer. The system is fairly easy to understand. A tire with a treadwear grade of 400 should have a useful tread life approximately twice as long as a tire with a treadwear grade of 200. The higher the grade, the better the expected treadwear.

Looking for new tires with optimal traction? Or are long-lasting treads a bigger priority? There’s a simple way to compare tire specs!

The Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) system was developed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to assist consumers in the purchase of their tires by providing a standard grading system used by all tire manufacturers. Tire manufacturers use the UTQG system to grade their tires in three important areas: treadwear, traction and temperature. The UTQG grade for each tire is shown on the paper label affixed to the tire and is also molded in the sidewall.

Treadwear Grade – A comparative grade based on the actual wear of the tire’s tread when tested under specific controlled conditions. All tires are tested under the same conditions to allow for comparison between manufacturers and between different lines of tires from the same manufacturer. The system is fairly easy to understand. A tire with a treadwear grade of 400 should have a useful tread life approximately twice as long as a tire with a treadwear grade of 200. The higher the grade, the better the expected treadwear.

Traction Grade – A comparative grade based on the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement, again as measured under controlled conditions on wet asphalt and concrete surfaces. The grades, from highest to lowest, are designated AA ABC. A tire that is graded AA should have better traction or stopping performance than a tire with a lower grade, based on the specific straight-ahead braking tests.

Temperature Grade – A comparative grade based on the tire’s resistance to heat and its ability to dissipate heat, again as measured under controlled conditions. The grades, from highest to lowest, are designated ABC. An A-rated tire is the coolest running, while a C-rating meets the minimum federal performance standards. These temperature grades are set based on a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.

UTQG is a great way to compare tires from various manufacturers and between specific lines from the same manufacturer. Remember: The UTQG isn’t a safety rating and it doesn’t guarantee a tire’s mileage performance - but you can use the UTQG in conjunction with price, warranty, appearance and recommendations to make the right tire choice for your needs. If you have any questions about UTQG or various tire lines, the Big O Tires team is always ready to help!

Hauling groceries – or bricks? The Load Rating or Load Index indicates how much weight each tire can safely support.

Every tire’s load rating is stamped into its sidewall. Once you know the load rating, you can use the chart below to determine the amount of weight that one tire can support. Then just multiply the weight by four - or the number of wheels on your vehicle - to determine your vehicle’s maximum load-carrying capacity.

Load Rating Table

Sometimes the maximum load (for example, 1060 kg) will be stamped into the sidewall so that you don't have to decipher the load rating. Remember: never install tires with a lower load-carrying capacity than the tires that were installed on your vehicle by the manufacturer!

Load Range:

The load rating is a measure of the tire's strength — its ability to hold air pressure under load.

The load rating influences the sidewall strength of a vehicle tire. If a tire has a load rating that is too low, the handling of the vehicle could become unstable as the sidewall buckles under the vehicle's weight. Conversely, a much higher load rating than needed can dramatically harshen ride quality.

The recommended load rating for a vehicle's tires can be found in its owner's manual. It is also normally affixed to a sticker located on one of the vehicle's door jams. If you are replacing tires supplied with the vehicle from the manufacturer, the load rating written on the tires is an appropriate guide.

Sidewall:

There are other codes on some tires that provide you with additional information, some of which are specific to light truck tire applications. Some of the other codes that you might find on your tires include:

LT = Stands for light truck application. Example: LT235/85R16
C, D or E = Load range indication for light truck applications
REIN = Reinforced
OWL = Outlined White Letters
RWL = Raised White Letters
ORWL = Outlined Raised White Letters
B, BLK, BW, BSW = Blackwall or Black Sidewall
W, WW, WSE – Whitewall or White Sidewall
XNW = Extra Narrow White Width
XL = Extra Load Capacity

Section Width:

The linear distance between the outside sidewalls of an inflated tire without any load (exclusive of protruding side ribs and decorations).

Sidewall Aspect Ratio:

The ratio between tire height and width.

Important note on quoted prices:

Prices quoted do not include additional charges for sales taxes, mounting and balancing, valve stems, tire disposal fees, state recycling fees, tire protection plans and other charges. Prices may vary from one store to another or from one date to another. Tires listed may not be in stock at the identified store. Prices listed were received from individual stores and have not been verified by Big O Tires. Please call the Big O Store of your choice for up-to-date information and details on pricing, additional charges and product availability.

How Are Tire Sizes Specified?
The first number describes width of the tire (section), the second number describes the aspect ratio (profile), and the third number the wheel diameter (rim size).
Alignment makes a big difference in how long tires last, how much gas you use, and steering and safety. When you buy new tires, we'll make sure they're properly aligned with a free alignment check!

What is TPMS?


TPMS is an electronic system that monitors the air pressure in your tires and alerts you when they are under- or over-inflated. Proper tire inflation not only boosts your safety, but also the life of the tire and its fuel economy.

TPMS

Some components of the TPMS sensor may need to be replaced due to wear and corrosion over time. Our TPMS rebuild kit includes all the necessary parts to service your TPMS sensor and keep this important safety feature functioning properly.

About TPMS

Protect Your Purchase!

Have you considered our Tire Protection Package?

Available with purchase of new, non-Big O brand tires, TPP includes the following comprehensive coverage:


  • 3-Year Full Free Repair or Replacement Road Hazard

  • 3-Year Full Free Replacement Workmanship & Materials

  • 3-Year Free 24/7 Flat Tire Change

  • Limited Lifetime Prorated Repair
    or Replacement Coverage

  • Free Rotations and Rebalance for the Useful Life of Tire

  • Limited Mileage Warranty

Tire Protection ... On Us!


Your Big O brand tire purchase includes our Tire Protection Package, free of charge. Protection includes complimentary rotations and rebalances for the life of the tire, as well as 24-hour Roadside Assistance, available nationwide. Plus, we'll repair, replace or refund your tire in the event that it is damaged, free of charge for 3 years (pro-rated after).

TPMS

Drive away with confidence and peace of mind. We've got you covered. See Tire Warranty terms for details.

Protect Your Investment!


Available with the purchase of qualifying new tires, our Tire Protection Package provides comprehensive coverage you can count on. It includes complimentary rotations and rebalances for the life of the tire, as well as 24-hour Roadside Assistance, available nationwide. Plus, we'll repair, replace or refund your tire in the event that it is damaged, free of charge for 3 years (pro-rated after).

TPMS

Add TPP to your purchase today, and drive away with confidence and peace of mind. We've got you covered. See Tire Warranty terms for details.

Rim Diamter:

The wheel diamter (rim size).