New Rival tire sizes

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New Rival tire sizes

Post by Will94SC » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:38 pm

Thought some of you Street/ST* guys might care: ... #techspecs

The 275/40-17 is relevant to my interests for the SC. It's been wearing the same Goodyears since late 2007.
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Re: New Rival tire sizes

Post by Choray911 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:15 am

Those things should be hard as a rock now. Harder than they were before.
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Re: New Rival tire sizes

Post by Jcford80 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:06 pm

The head race tire engineer for Michelin (didn't know they owned BFG) I talked to at Daytona mentioned a Gen 2 Rival coming out later this year...

I wanted to ask the guy so many more questions but I met him around 3am, I was tired, and getting sloppy drunk by that point. He actually sort of offered me a job, or at least wanted me to look into working for them at the Greenville, SC plant when he found out I was a Manufacturing Engineer, but again I was tired and drunk so I'm not really pursuing anything. All of their race tires are still made in France.
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Re: New Rival tire sizes

Post by Will94SC » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:10 pm

I believe those new sizes are for the new gen tire, but I'm not sure. I don't see the point of offering new sizes of the old version months before introducing the new version.
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Post by edfishjr » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:27 pm

I think that's the total list of what they plan to produce...somewhere. No guarantee that all of those will come to USA.

Here is the list of sizes which TireRack says are the first ones that will come here:

Originally Posted by CAH
As the rumor mill has been well aware, BFGoodrich has been working on a second version of the g-Force Rival, currently known as the g-Force Rival-S. BFG hasn't officially announced the new tire to the world, but it’s existence has been discussed since just after Solo Nationals last fall.

The Rival-S is a separate tire from the current g-Force Rival which will continue to be available in its current form and size range.

As we wait for the official announcement on the Rival-S, Tire Rack has been given a preliminary list of sizes planned for production. Time will tell if all are produced, but we have no reason to think they won’t. As of today we don’t have any availability info, but we expect the Rival-S to make the April 30th Solo eligibility deadline. We can accept pre-orders via our phone sales team, and our web site will show the tire once we have more concrete availability information closer to the launch date.

G-Force Rival-S Preliminary Size List
P205/50R15 86W
P225/45R15 87W
P215/45R16 86W
P225/45R17 91W
P245/40R17 91W
P255/40R17 94W
P245/40R18 93W
P275/35R18 95W
P315/30R18 98W
P335/30R18 102W

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Re: New Rival tire sizes

Post by rocket71 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:56 am

Those 315's will definitely get some attention in the AS community.

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