BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT Review [2023 Updated]

By Tire Expert, Ryan Nichols
By Tire Expert, Ryan Nichols

Are you looking for an in-depth review of BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT tires? You’re in the right place. We’ve done our research about BFGoodrich tires, and we’ve also tested them on the road.

We realize that there are plenty of BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT tire reviews on the internet, so that’s why we want to provide you with the most accurate information provided by true tire professionals. BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT tires are for light trucks, meaning they’re suitable for vehicles up to a half-ton (i.e., Ford F150 or Silverado 1500).

So, are you shopping for an all-season truck for your light truck or SUV, check out what we have to say about BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT:

Wet Traction:
Dry Traction:
Snow Traction:
Ride Comfort:
Ride Handling:
Ride Noise:
Tread Life:
Value For $$$:

Traction - BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

BFGoodrich is definitely a go-to band for achieving excellent dry traction thanks to their silica-enhanced tread compounds. As a rule of thumb, as long as the tread depth is still above 2/32” (two thirty-seconds of an inch) or 1.6 mm, you’ll have solid dry grip with BFGs. To the touch, they are on the softer side compared to other light truck sport tires (like Michelin or Pirelli).

These tires perform adequately in wet conditions, especially when the treads are new. BFG’s 3-D Active Sipe Technology design grips the road better allowing for tight turns in even wet or less stable road conditions. In our opinion, the tread design isn’t as good as some of the competitors for evacuating water and creating an efficient and specific exit flow.

These are not winter tires, but they perform decently in flat snowy conditions. We don’t recommend relying on these tires to keep you in control during blizzards and mountain snow storms, so you’ll also need some dedicated winter tires if you’re dealing with harsh conditions—you can always switch over to your BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT during the summer months since these are great for riding long miles on the highway.

Traction Rating: 4.0/5

Ride Comfort - BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

With 41 different sizes of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT, the ride comfort depends on what size you choose, and what size fits on your specific vehicle. Compared to off-roading tires, these BFG T/A Sport LTs are much smoother.

The Advantage T/A Sport LTs do provide a smooth ride for a reasonable cost.

Let’s clarify, these T/A Sport LTs come in T, V and H-speed ratings with max speeds that range from 118 to 149 mph. Now, why would we talk about speed when it comes to ride comfort? Because generally, the faster tires tend to be a firmer and less comfortable ride because of their stiffness.

Ride Comfort Rating: 4.0/5

Ride Handling - BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

The Advantage T/A Sport LTs feature a g-Wedge Sidewall Stabilizer technology for enhanced steering response— a thicker and more structured sidewall that adds stability to turns.

The Next Generation ETEC System™ (Equal Tension Containment System) trademarked by BFGoodrich helps maintain constant contact with the road at all times. These tires come with three different speed rating options: V, H, and T. We recommend buying the V-rated version for the best performance and road handling because they are rated for safe travel at speeds of up to 149 MPH (240 km/h).

And remember, choose the smallest possible middle tire size number for the best cornering ability. For example, on Amazon, there is a size 235/55/R18 and a 235/75/R17. The first tire size listed will give you better handling. Granted, it all depends on which sizes are made to fit on your specific vehicle model.

From a critical standpoint, I don’t recommend installing these tires on a sports SUV like the BMW X7 or Mercedes GLE because they will get chewed out too fast by a powerful engine. And even though they are technically a ‘light truck’ tire, we recommend them mostly for SUVs and crossovers like Mazda CX5, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, Chevrolet Tahoe, Dodge Durango, GMC Acadia, Honda CRV, etc.— commuter SUVs that aren’t turbocharged.

Ride Handling Rating: 4.0/5

Ride Noise - BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

You won’t hear much coming from your tires if you install these particular treads. Because they are sport tires, they’re meant for long drives on mostly paved roads, so don’t think you’re buying a big beefy set of the classic BFG All-Terrains (those are meant mostly for offroading).

These produce less road noise than some sports tires when hitting bumps because they’re a bit higher profile than your average tires labeled as ‘sport’. Now, these are all-season tires, meaning they’re made for smooth highway driving and decent control in bad weather. It’s the best of both worlds for durability and duration.

Some other reasons why your car would make excess noise while driving would be faulty suspension/alignment, bent wheel, brakes, or tire balancing issues.

Ride Noise Rating: 4.0/5

Hydroplaning - BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

Nobody likes that gut-wrenching feeling caused by hitting a large puddle on the highway, and new tires always help with improving control when driving in wet conditions. If you look closely at the treads of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport, you’ll notice two.

These aren’t our favorite tires for hydroplaning performance, but they do incorporate an Aqua-Flume design that evacuates water out of the tire treads as quickly as possible. Bottom line, a newer set of BFGs will give you good hydroplaning resistance, but make sure to replace your tires when they get below 2/32” (two-thirty seconds of an inch).

Aside from fresh tires, the best way to avoid hydroplaning is by keeping them inflated to the proper air pressure.

Hydroplaning Rating: 4.0/5

Tread Life - BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

These tires will last until their 60 thousand mile warranty expires if maintained properly. These tires are somewhere in the middle when it comes to longevity, and the price range reflects the same

On the plus side, BFGs are generally a bit softer feeling compared to Michelins and other reputable brands, so you get a relatively comfortable ride while maintaining a reasonable mileage guarantee (60k miles).

We can’t stress tire maintenance enough for consumers. One of the best ways to save serious cash in the long run with your tires is by educating yourself on how to properly care for them. Here are some quick tips to help you maximize the life of your BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT:

It’s important to keep a tire gauge in your car. Measure the PSI of each tire every month or so, and reinflate to spec if necessary. Check the inside of your driver’s side door panel for tire inflation specifications.

  • Rotate tires every 3-5 thousand miles

Rotating your BFGs from front to rear is especially important. As a rule of thumb, you should rotate your tires with every oil change to prevent premature tire wear.

  • Fix underlying suspension issues first

One of the biggest mistakes tire buyers make is not fixing their suspension before installing the new tires. When a car’s suspension components are shot, it transfers bumps and other road stress to the tires.

Let us be reiterate, that if the client-advisor recommends suspension repairs upon inspection, you should always opt for repairing bad ball joints, tie rods, control arm bushings, etc. before spending the money on tires if possible.

  • Get an alignment service before tire installation

Bad steering alignment will cause your new tires to wear out insanely fast. Make sure to get an alignment before putting the tires on if your car steers in one direction or the other when your hands are off the steering wheel.

  • Fill your tires with nitrogen

Nitrogen helps prevent flat spots in tires, and it also helps tires stay inflated for longer periods. We recommend inflating your new tires with nitrogen for the best performance.

Tread Life Rating: 4.0/5

Value For Money - BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

For somewhere around a buck fifty a pop, are BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LTs worth the money? You’ll be saving quite a bit of money, but you’ll also be sacrificing vehicle performance when compared to opting for tires like Continental, Pirelli, Michelin, etc.

These are some of the best tires if you want to buy cheaper tires for your SUV or light truck but still have a name brand and warranty. For example, if you commute in an old Toyota pickup that needs some new treads but isn’t worth spending serious cash on top-of-the-line tires, these are a decent option.

Amazon is a great place to buy BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT.

Tire Rack is another great option for good deals on tires like BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT.

Value For Money Rating: 4.5/5

Final Verdict - BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT

These tires are not suitable for 3//4 and 1-ton pickup trucks. Trust us, we know from experience that mounting a set of light truck tires onto a 2500 Cummins will result in a dangerous tire blowout—make sure you buy tires with a sufficient weight rating for the vehicle.

Wheels also play a huge role in ride quality, and you’ll notice a huge difference if you upgrade your stock wheels to a higher performance model. We necessarily recommend veering off too far from your stock wheel size (stay within an inch or two), but we do recommend buying some upgraded wheels for your light truck or SUV do go along with your new tires. Some great wheel brands include Volk, Anovia, Enkei, Gram Lights, AVID, etc., just search ‘aftermarket wheels’ and your specific truck model.

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BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT
OVERALL rating:
Updated July 12, 2024
Quick Facts
  • Warranty 65000 Miles
  • Typical Price $139.00 - $271.00
  • Treadwear Rating 660 - 740

Tire Recall Information

Recall information for the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport LT is coming soon!

Warranty & Tire Sizes

Frequently Asked Questions

Although Michelin doesn’t specify the actual tire ply on their website, a size 225/60/R17 Advantage T/A Sport LT has a load capacity of 1874 and a load index rating of 102.0.

Our advice is to match the load rating of your specific vehicle to the adjacent load rating of the specific tire, and you can ask your local tire shop or parts expert for help if you get stuck. Light truck tires are typically between 6 and 10 ply.

BFG Advantage T/A Sport LT tires are good for light snow conditions. We recommend a dedicated snow tire for anyone who drives in more severe snow and ice, so it’s ideal to keep two sets of tires and wheels on hand for warm and hot seasons.

Although they don’t make the same tire models, BFGoodrich was bought by Michelin during the 1980s according to Wikipedia.

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