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I have 71K on my original FuelMax's and one went flat last night. I need to buy new tires tomorrow. I never thought I'd get that many miles out of the stocks and the only complaint I have is they super suck in the snow. When it is really bad out, I take my Wrangler so not a huge issue, but if it happens to flurry out, I find myself (who normally never has to think about what or where I am driving) worrying about getting home or making sure I swap vehicles.

So, I've been looking at tires and need to make a decision today. The reviews on the BFG g-Force are great, even in snow, light snow and ice. Has anyone put these on their Cruze? What did you think? If you put them on an Eco, how much did it effect the mileage? While I don't commute as far anymore, I do love bragging about my mileage as much as the next guy (or gal)...

Here's a review on the tires. Most places (TireRack, etc also rate them well)

BFGoodrich g-FORCE COMP-2 A/S Review » AutoGuide.com News

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We have them on our Corvette. Awesome tire, super sticky and excellent traction in rain too. I personally haven't put enough miles on it though to answer your fuel economy question.
 

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If they're sticky enough for a Corvette they'll probably cost you some fuel economy. There is a serious tradeoff between rolling resistance and road stick.
 

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If they're sticky enough for a Corvette they'll probably cost you some fuel economy. There is a serious tradeoff between rolling resistance and road stick.
That's what I am figuring, but what is serious? 1-2 mpg? 4-5? I'm ok in the lower range as a trade-off to be able to get out of my driveway or home from work.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised at the 4-5 MPG range. The Goodyear FuelMax Assurance are probably the single best tire for fuel economy. Unfortunately they give up wet traction to get there. Even other LRR tires drop 2-3 MPG in comparison.
 

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I've decided to put those tires on my 2012 Cruze. Only I'm increasing the size
To 225/50/16. Probably, will happen next week.

I got the best price from VIP.
 

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My suggestion: replace with new Fuel Maxes and purchase snow tires for the winter. Well worth the additional cost, as they will perform significantly better in the snow than any all-season could hope to.
 

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I went with Michelin Premier AS in the 215/60/16 95V at 18K to replace the junk stock Firestones on there. I have been AMAZED at the performance, slightly better fuel economy, and mostly the wet traction. Even with them being a Green Energy X tire I know the fuel economy will not be as good as the FuelMax but with the increased performance, shorter stopping distance, and fantastic wet traction I think they are worth thinking over.
 
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