BFGoodrich has been involved with drifting over the past few years mostly with Sam Hubinette and his Dodge partnership. The two time champion will be losing access to the BFG KDW tire since BFGoodrich will no longer be an approved tire for the series starting in 2012. In other news they have rolled out the g-Force Sport COMP2 and we got invited to test it out.
Sadly with their exit in Formula Drift you cannot see them in action for all seven rounds but you can make them a purchase at your local tire shop starting in Q2 of this year. The tire is a huge improvement over the old COMP tire hands down. BFG really reworked the wet characteristics of the COMP2 and made some serious improvements within the tire’s compound and inner structure.
The tire really seems to be one of the best daily driven/occasional track weekend tires on the market today. The new silica infused compound allows drivers to push the tire to the limits, and keep it there, before it gradually fails. This differs from past and from competing tires, that when pushed beyond the limits, the tires just sort of give up. While testing the BFGoodrich G-Force Comp 2′s, we tested the tire utilizing VW GTis on a wet autocross course (pictured above), and Dodge Challengers on a dry autocross course where we took the liberty of sliding the Challengers through some of the turns to find that even with the weight of such a vehicle, the Comp2′s maintained their composure and provided a sense of security when pushing the tire to the limit.
While we may not get the opportunity to breathe in BFGoodrich smoke at Formula Drift Long Beach, rest assured that BFGoodrich will be making strides to push forward in an ever-competitive market. They are releasing 50 applications between 195/50R/15 and 275/40ZR/20.