New BFG Winter Tire

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http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/2017...-2017-18-season
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Michelin North America Inc.'s BFGoodrich brand is preparing to roll out in Canada a winter tire it claims outperforms its predecessor in nearly every critical performance parameter…….The Winter T/A KSI will be available in 32 sizes for the 2017-18 winter season The Winter T/A KSI — KSI stands for Key (attribute) Snow & Ice — outperforms the Winter Slalom in several key areas, most notably in ice traction and wet braking… BFG achieved the improvements due to a number of changes, including: a. The use of a directional tread pattern; b. Tread compounds that contain more silica; c. T speed rating, instead of S with the predecessor tire; d. Higher sipe density for maximum "biting edges"; e. Serrated shoulder profile, for grip in deep snow; f. Wide lateral grooves and two circumferential grooves for enhanced water/slush evacuation; and g. Greater use of saw-tooth groove edges. BFG is sourcing the tire from Nankang Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.'s plant in Jiangsu, China, which helps it keep the product priced competitively within the Tier 2 segment, Mr. Reim said.
 
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The bfg winter tires were at most an afterthought and 10-15 years out of date competitively. looks like "upgrading" to a rebadged nankang would still be an upgrade albeit made in china.
 

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Originally Posted By: Bottom_Feeder
Made in China? Well, that's disappointing.
+1.
 
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