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Attention: These tires will be mounted and balanced for free on the APEX wheels included in your order.
APEX does not sell unmounted tires. Orders that do not include wheels will be canceled.
The BF Goodrich g-Force Rival S is a DOT-Legal semi-competition tire that is also allowed in amateur autocross and time attack competition with most sanctioning bodies in the USA and Canada. Its Performance Racing Core (PRC) reinforces internal structure and reduces sidewall flex for instant steering response.
These tires are perfect for the driver requiring even more performance than summer tires (like the Michelin Pilot Super Sport), but still wants to drive on the street often. They’re not recommended for just daily driving or any other mild use, as the Rival has stiffer sidewalls that will result in a harsher ride, a much lower treadwear rating, increased road noise, and better dry grip, in exchange for reduced grip in wet conditions.
If you have one car for both street and track use and you’re willing to compromise some streetability in exchange for better trackability, then this is the way to go. Consider these if you’ll be attending multiple track or autocross events a year. More street oriented tires will have softer sidewalls that roll over and prematurely wear out along the outer edge. The stiffer sidewalls of extreme summer tires like these Rivals are better suited for track abuse.
If you have fewer than 20 track days under your belt, we recommend sticking with extreme summer tires like these, and avoiding r-compounds until you have more experience. You will learn a lot more about car control and driving at the limit if you can avoid stepping up to r-compounds for as long as possible.
These tires are not to be used in the snow. They have inadequate grip, and the tire tread can be damaged by low temperatures.
Our enthusiast technicians mount and balance your tires in-house at no extra cost. It’s really easy for your local tire tech to scratch a wheel. If they’re inexperienced, inattentive, or they use old equipment, you may be in for a real headache. At APEX, we use high-end, touchless equipment. If a mistake is made or a factory defect is discovered during our quality control inspection, you won’t experience any delay, as we have easy access to replacements.
We perform a thorough visual inspection and measure all tolerances on every wheel and tire order that leaves our warehouse. We hate the hassle of returning defective product just as much as you do, so we make sure your parts are in perfect condition before shipping. Nothing ruins a track day faster than having to ship back vital parts.
Do you have the time to go back and get your car rebalanced after a local shop messes up? We use Hunter Road Force balancers to ensure a true balance the first time. Do you know what match-mounting is? It’s a pain in the a** to do, and shops avoid it like the plague. As enthusiasts, we invest the time to match-mount when needed to get the best balance possible. Did you order black wheels? We’ll install black wheel weights, as we understand that attention to detail is important to you.
When wheels are ordered with TPMS sensors, we install them for free along with color-matched valve stems so your new wheels are ready to be installed the moment they arrive. If you don’t require TPMS sensors, we’ll install black rubber valve stems free of charge.
|Tire Type||Extreme Performance Summer Tire|
|Universal Tire Quality Grade (UTQG)||No|
|Wheel Width Range||No|