Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

An update sooner than intended... '13 Mustang GT Convertible, Brembo package, Bilstein shocks/struts, 40 psi cold front, 38 psi cold... of course when they warm up the pressure increases 2-3 PSI.Took a 50 mile long backroad home today around one of my favorite roads...128 on the south side of Lake Berryessa, then into Fairfield. 55 mph speed limit, 20 mph to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Amazing tires I love the response you get from these tires much better that BFG rivals. The cornering ability is unmatched in street tires. The auto cross ability of these tires is unbelievable.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

This first review is for TireRack. I ordered the tires by phone on Friday at about 11 am, Pacific Time. I was away from my house most of Saturday, the NEXT DAY, and when I returned, the tires were in my garage! Had them mounted and balanced this morning and drove to work..I was changing from the OE Goodyear F1 SuperCar tires. They had 40,000 miles (I avoid...  Read More

Tires and Wheels for 2017 FIAT 124 Spyder

Start with the ND Miata chassis, sprinkle in some retro Italian style, pop in a 1.4 liter turbocharged Multiair engine and you've got the 2017 FIAT 124 Spyder! With Italian styling and reliability, FIAT has created the perfect summer roadster. Want to add a little more Italian styling to the vehicle? Well, that's easy. Just add a set of wheels from O.Z....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

My Acura TLX came with Bridgestone Potenza's and wore out at 22,000 miles. 400 Tread Rating and just basically ----ed!!! Anytime it rain, I was sliding... so happy to replace with Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06! They grip and are awesome... my driving style is true South Florida...I drive it like I stole it...fast on the highways at extreme speeds and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Got these to replace stock re-050. After 8 sessions NASA hpde 3 in utah the tires maintained steady temps and pressure (ran 33f 37r) even tire wear no rollover. Excellent steady state grip. They respond quickly to fast transitions without being nervous. Hard braking is sure, repeatable and steady with no rearend wiggles. They don't communicate as loudly when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Fantastic tire, precise, quiet, comfortable and just simply great handling. It provides great feedback without ever being noisy or harsh. Fantastic grip, on both, dry and wet conditions.Wears really fast, although that's to be expected given their UTQG rating and the fact I never try to change my driving style to protect them from wear. I'm about to purchase...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I absolutely love these tires. I've been buying them for 4+ years now and hugely prefer them over the Pilot Super Sports. You can't get better grip then what these tires give you. When I'm buying tires, I'm only looking for dry weather performance. These aren't bad in the rain by any means, but I take it really easy when the roads are wet so I don't want to...  Read More

New Wheels and Tires For Your New Ford Focus RS

Did you just get a Focus RS or have one on the way? Depending on how you've configured your RS, you probably have 19x8 ET 50 dark grey cast alloy wheels on 235/35R19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports. For many RS drivers there is no need to upgrade. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is a great match for those looking for a balanced tire. It's got a crisp steering...  Read More

Potenza RE-11 Positioned for Long Run at the Top

There’s no doubt temperatures around the country are at summer time highs. This time of the year is great for cookouts, hanging by the pool…and pushing your car’s traction and handling levels. And no tire is better suited for that in our Extreme Performance Summer category right now than the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11. Currently ranked the top tire in its...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

This tire is awesome. You just know how special it is, from the moment you start driving...When you cross over any kind of painted surface in the road, you can tell just how sticky the tire is...it sounds like Velcro being ripped apart. I took a VERY SHARP highway exit ramp, at breathtaking speed, I thought I was going to be thrown out of the side window, a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Third time buying a set of these tires! I've tried other tires on other vehicles and i just can't find any tire i love as much as this one, literally the best tire in the world when it comes to performance. track/street these tires of amazing, grip for days, literally when the tires get to your door, you can't slide your hand across them they are so sticky.Th...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Used mostly for Autocross on set of BBS wheels. Great traction after first heat cycle. Little wear noted after five 25 minute track sessions. Very pleased to date   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

June 2016. I bought my car used, 18 months ago. It had a fairly new set of Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position tires. Dealer said they were a great tires for this car.i soon learned that the tires gave a very hard ride...I think because the tire wouldn't flex as much as my Goodyears that I have bought for all my cars during the last 25+ years. Also, to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Best street tires I have ever experienced by a long shot. Traction is absolutely phenomenal... Longevity remains to be seen and they can be a little loud on some surfaces but overall I would recommend them very strongly!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I was looking for a decent tire for my daily driver that occasionally sees a track and canyons. I initially was going to go the tried and true Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Glancing over the TireRack website I see a tire I have never seen before, the Indy 500. I was attracted to the tread design and the specs was what I was looking for. Better yet they were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I am on my 15th track day on this set of RE-11s and they are still going strong! I can't believe the durability, especially when you consider how much I have been purposely sliding the car around to learn its limits. The grip level has finally started to degrade, but as opposed to other tires which have a very sharp/sudden dropoffearly on, the RE-11 stuck...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Bought a brand new 2004 Sentra SE-R Spec V in '03 and stuck with the stock Continental tires until I replaced them with these Potenza tires. OMG what a difference! Traction was amazing and these tires felt beyond great! They handled so well! I used to live near a larger angled intersection and by the time I was through with a sharp left turn, I could easily...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Recently bought these for my 2003 G35 coupe w sports package/6-speed manual. On a trip to Tennessee through lots of amazing backroads and these tires wouldn't give up. Great handling, good feedback, quiet enough and decent ride for the handling prowess. Could not get over how good they were. Added bonus is that wet traction seems to be quite good. Strongly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Drive only HPDE Mustang 2011 with a full roll cage. Like to drive in both the rain and dry this is why I bought a extreme performance street tire. This is a fantastic tire for track use, I have driven 14 track days on this same tire with very little wear and it looks like it has a fair amount of life in it yet. Have been to tracks such as Road America,...  Read More