BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW Tire Review & Rating

The g-Force T/A KDW from BFGoodrich offers maximum dry and wet performance for drivers of high-end sport coupes and sedans. Although this summer tire has been around a few years, it continues to remain one of the more popular choices among car enthusiasts everywhere.

A silica enhanced Black Tech tread compound is developed to deliver increased grip on wet and dry pavement. Combined with wider circumferential grooves and numerous lateral grooves, the tread design increases wet traction and evacuates water from under the tread for a reduced risk of hydroplaning. The combination works very well, something that other drivers have noted in reviews and ratings on this model.

BFGoodrich g-Force T/A Tire Review

The T/A KDW features a unidirectional tread pattern and larger tread block elements that enhance dry traction and cornering performance. BFGoodrich’s G-Control sidewall inserts work to further increase cornering grip by resisting deflection. Steering is crisp and responsive due in part to the continuous center rib on the KDW. Wet or dry, it provides you with good feel.

Inside the tire you will find two steel belts and BFG’s Equal Tension Containment System that strengthens the belts with nylon strips that are spirally wound. Together, they enhance ride quality and maximize handling at higher speeds. An added rim protector helps prevent damage to custom wheels.


  • Outstanding dry traction and cornering grip  
  • Excellent steering response  
  • Wet handling is above average in its class  
  • Surprisingly comfortable ride  


  • Tires get noisy as they wear down  
  • Treadlife can be shorter depending on driving style  

Overall Thoughts

While the KDW may be aging, it’s doing so in style. Expect to find excellent dry traction and cornering grip on this tire. Breaking it loose can be more difficult than getting your dog to give up its bone. Not happening.

Steering response is equally as good, as is the tire’s wet handling capabilities. BFGoodrich has put a lot of effort into making this a better than average tire on wet pavement. On the downside, and you knew there had to be one, is that the tire gets a bit noisy as it wears. Not a big issue for most enthusiasts, but one you should expect.

Treadlife is good for most drivers, but for those who like to push it to the limits on a more frequent basis you may see a shorter life span. Overall, we still like this tire for its high performance and drivability. Sure, we like the newer KDW 2 and g-Force Sport COMP-2 for what they can offer, but this original is still not a bad choice in maximum high-performance tires.

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What Vehicles Will The BFGoodrich T/A KDW Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura RSX  
  • BMW 750i, 525i  
  • Cadillac CTS  
  • Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro  
  • Chrysler Crossfire  
  • Dodge Charger, Challenger  
  • Ford Mustang  
  • Mazda MazdaSpeed6  
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR  
  • Pontiac GTO, Trans Am  
  • Subaru Impreza WRX  
  • Volkswagen Jetta  

Tire Sizes


205/50ZR16 87W BLK
205/45ZR16 XL 87W BLK


205/50ZR17 XL 93Y BLK
205/40ZR17 XL 84Y BLK
215/45ZR17 XL 91Y BLK
235/40ZR17 XL 94Y BLK


215/40ZR18 85Y BLK
225/45ZR18 91Y BLK
255/45ZR18 99Y BLK
235/50ZR18 97Y BLK
255/35ZR18 XL 94Y BLK
265/35ZR18 93Y BLK
275/40ZR18 99Y BLK


235/35ZR19 XL 91Y BLK
285/35ZR19 99Y BLK


225/30ZR20 XL 85W BLK

Price Range

BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW prices range from approximately $151 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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BFGoodrich provides a limited tread warranty on the KDW. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

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