GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc.'s BFGoodrich Tires business has adapted its Advantage T/A Sport and g-Force Comp-2 A/S for use on some widely used police pursuit vehicles, including the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV.
The tires, designed and made in the U.S., have been accepted on the U.S. Government's Cooperative Approved Tire List (CATL), which lists tires capable of handling police duties, BFGoodrich said.
The Advantage T/A Sport is available in three CATL-approved sizes common to law enforcement vehicles — 265/60R17 108V for the Tahoe; 245/55R18 103V for the Ford Police Interceptor sedan/utility; and 225/60R18 100V for the Dodge Charger.
This all-season tire offers 12-percent better wet braking, 15-percent better snow and dry traction and 25-percent better treadwear than the previous generation Advantage T/A, BFG claims.
The g-Force COMP-2 A/S is an ultra-high-performance all-season offering available in two sizes — 235/55ZR17 99W for the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and Chevrolet Impala PPV; and 235/50ZR18 97W for the Chevrolet Impala Limited Police.
BFG claims the new Comp-2 A/S offers faster accelerates in both wet and dry conditions vs. leading competitors and stops up to 15 feet shorter on wet roads and up to 5 feet shorter on dry roads vs. leading competitors. Police vehicles also should experience better snow traction, BFG said.
Law enforcement agencies can purchase the new police pursuit tires through a BFGoodrich representative.