2013 Scion FR-S: BFGoodrich G-Force Rival Tires Installed
September 12, 2013
The old Yokohamas on our long-term 2013 Scion FR-S were heat-cycled to oblivion. They're being replaced by BFGoodrich g-Force Rivals, a relative newcomer in the category of high-performance summer tires. I've had previous experience with Rivals on another car and reckon they're a good fit for our Project FR-S, which is focused on being an effective dual-purpose street/track car.
For the FR-S I figured I'd give the mobile installation service of ASAP Tire a try. The idea of the tire installer coming to you just makes a ton of sense. ASAP Tire's process was simple: Schedule your preferred time and location online, and the truck comes to you to install your tires. As long as there is adequate clearance for the van's roof and a flat-enough surface, it's game on.
Our installer was friendly, knowledgeable and worked efficiently. Even arrived early. In less than an hour, our FR-S had its new skins mounted, balanced and the wheels torqued down, and the old tires hauled away. The price is pretty competitive with what you'd pay to have a regular shop mount and balance a set of tires and dispose of the take-offs, too. I'm liking this service.
We'll scrub the Rivals in and then, in couple of weeks due to some logistical complications, test them.
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor