BFGoodrich is one of the most visible tire brands in off-road racing. The brand actively sponsors off-road events and is the official tire of SCORE International, a sanctioning body in desert off-road racing. Not only that, but BF Goodrich tires have escorted many winning drivers across the finish line in various off-road competitions, including the 2010 BAJA 1000 and 2010’s inaugural U.S. RallyCar Rallycross event.
History of BFGoodrich tires
The BFGoodrich brand had its start in 1869 when Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich purchased a small rubber company in New York. Shortly after making the investment, Dr. Goodrich changed the company’s name and relocated his operations to Akron, Ohio. The company then set off on a path to growth through innovation.
In 1986, the maker of BF Goodrich tires merged with Uniroyal to create one of the world’s most powerful tire and rubber manufacturers. Two years later, the BFGoodrich tires brand was sold to Michelin. The sale was part of a decision to remake Goodrich Corporation into an aerospace manufacturer. As a result, today’s Goodrich Corporation no longer manufactures automotive tires. Michelin still owns and operates the BFGoodrich tires brand.
BFGoodrich tires for off-road driving
BFGoodrich produces a full range of high-quality tires that perform on- and off-road. Popular choices include:
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2: These BF Goodrich tires are all-season performers that equip your full-sized truck for nearly any off-road adventure. The look and performance of the aggressive tread and big sidewall lugs impress even seasoned off-road drivers. These tires are tough enough to handle rock-climbing as well as mud-driving, but they are also surprisingly quiet on the highway.
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO: BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KOs feature wide shoulder grooves for improved traction and control with reduced the tire pressure. Dual-compound tread and a three-ply, polyester carcass protect these BFGoodrich tires from punctures and bruises. If you need a tire for your truck or SUV that performs well in various conditions, the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO is a great, all-purpose option.
BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A: These BF Goodrich tires deliver on-road ride quality and handling, plus reliable traction in muddy or snowy conditions. The tread is durable too, thanks to the dual compound and specially designed contact patch that reduces surface temperatures. Truck and SUV owners love the styling of these tires too.
Street drivers also have options in the BFGoodrich line-up, including:
BFGoodrich Radial T/A: These BF Goodrich tires are suitable for passenger cars and sports cars, as well as trucks. Classically styled, they have the distinction of being the first performance radial manufactured in North America.
BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/A: The BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/A is designed for quiet and stable highway driving, plus excellent wet and dry traction. This all-season tire stands up over time to high-speed, highway driving.
One thing to remember is that BF Goodrich tires are routinely subjected to the most extreme competition driving conditions, on the road and off. While many aftermarket manufacturers claim their products as race-proven, BF Goodrich can rely on its compelling list of wins to tell the story.
Visit our online catalog today to see which BFGoodrich tires are available for your vehicle.