Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I have used two sets of these tires on my Porsche 981 and in 50 track days at 7 tracks and 20 events, I progressed on track with PCA HPDE from Green to Black using these street tires. Even my instructors said, I am one of the fastest drivers when I was in White run and were surprised I was not running R compound. I cannot say enough about these tires, the...  Read More

Best Summer, All-Season and Winter Tires for the Latest-Generation Audi A7

The Audi A7 is an executive level mid-size four-door hatchback, or as Audi prefers "Sportback" car. Starting at just under $70,000, adding this thoroughbred to your stable could be a sign that you have made it. With less than a thousand sold a month, you will likely own the only one in the parking lot at work. Since the 2012 redesign, Audi seems to have used...  Read More

Making the New 2015 Ice Silver Metallic Subaru BRZ Premium Better

I liked my 2013 Honda Civic Si because it was a fun, quick and capable car with a moonroof. While the Civic Si was nice, it simply did not stir my soul the way my old BRZ did. So I said goodbye to my Civic Si and picked up a 2015 ice silver metallic Subaru BRZ Premium. The changes Subaru made to the BRZ in 2015 are outstanding. A shark fin antenna gives the...  Read More

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

Not sure how much is car based or tire based, BUT, these things are phenomenal for what I bought them for. I was a little disappointed in tread life as I only get about 8K-10K out of a set of rears (fronts wear much longer about 2-1). Ride quality was not too bad given the car they were on, but then again these aren't luxury touring tires. In the morning...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

These are the only tires I've had any experience with on my car. Now that it's time for new tires, I can't see spending that much money on tires used only for summer driving (I have snow tires for winter). If the price were better I'd probably would get the same thing, but then I'd never know if I can get a better ride with different tires.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Since I've owned sports cars (from 1988 on) I have *never* put all-seasons on my cars - I went with summer performance, and (for the most part) drove something else (or didn't drive) in the snow. I finally broke down and tried the Pole Position 970AS - as good a compromise as you'll get - still great in the dry and wet, and I just took them out in the snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Was plesantly surprised during our first snowfall of 8 inches...was never stuck during a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain. Steering response is less than the Bridgestone Potenza I had previously but ride was more cushy.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

I never knew my Subaru had wind noise before installing this tire. The lack of road/tire noise from the Turanza Serenity Plus is astonishing. So far, wet, dry and snow traction feel very similar to the Bridgestone Potenzas that I took off after 59,000 trouble-free miles. The steering feels a little meatier with the Turanzas(which is no bad thing). We've only...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

Just put these tires on my 2009 328Ixdrive. They seem Softer then the Turanza EL42 that came with the car. Thus they take potholes better. With The turanzas everytime i hit a pothole i shuddered from the rattling of the car. Not with these. I did get 45,000 miles out of the Turanzas so i hope i get close to that with these. However, with te Poles being a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I bought these tires after getting 55K from the OEM Michelin's. I have never had a better set of tires in the rain, it almost seems as if I am driving on dry pavement. It could be light rain, or downpours, I have never slipped at the intersection or hydroplaned on the expressway. I have not had a chance to drive around in snowy conditions, we just haven't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

FAR better than the OEM EL42. Doesn't even feel like an RFT. Handles very well on dry, good on wet, decent on snow, not good on deep snow even with AWD (you should buy winter tires if you encounter deep snow often), and NO A/S tire is going to be good on ice, so don't expect this one to be. Noise level is significantly better than the OEM, but only good, not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I bought my 350z and the tires that came with it weren't that great. I purchased the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS for my car and the tires were amazing on dry, and good on wet. The camber on my rear tires, and different size fronts and backs make my rears wear out very quickly on the inner edges. I went through two sets of 960s, and purchased the 970s last...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050

I am testing the blog posts. They do not seem to work.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

I have a 2005 SLK 350 that had the Bridgestone Potenza's on it since it was new, while these are great tires they also cost. I myself read reviews on the G-Max tires and liked what people had to say, so I took a chance and bought them, I am so happy with these tires in all aspects, handling, road noise, the general look of them, and the fact that I was able...  Read More

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

Works well when cold, requires no warm up. Yet to drive in heat to see if they overheat or need spraying down. Seems to wear much faster than my previous tires (Dunlop Z2, also TW-200). Need to see if the tires will continue to give great traction for a full season.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

The Drive Guard tires replaced the OEM Bridgestone Potenza tires with 36,000. I was ready to sell the car because of the poor ride, bad handling and noise with the Potenzas. The car now rides & handles great with no tire noise. The Drive Guards are probably the best tire I have every owned and would highly recommend them. I only have 200 miles on the new...  Read More

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

My C63 AMG has a tune that boosts it from 450HP to around 525HP at the flywheel. I came from Michelin Pilot Super Sports, which are fantastic tires, but there's just no comparison... the Michelins aren't even close. This particular car is quite under-tired in the rear, which makes it very tail happy. Even though I'm running the same factory-specified tire...  Read More

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

These tires are so much better than the OE Goodyears. Much quieter, better ride, better traction, everything. I'm not afraid to brake late on a corner because I'm confident the car will stick. These tires have put the enjoyment back into driving my Vette!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I bought these tires since I needed a better grip. I am running over 369 lb/ft torque at the rear wheels(434 lb/ft crank) and needed something that will hold the power so I decided to go with 265 wide. Well those things have just insane amount of grip. When warm they just don't brake traction in first gear and my car even feels under-powered. They are very...  Read More

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

The tread wear is an issue but given the performance and how little one can get them on special from Tire Rack, it is the tire to have if driving spirited and performance is high on the agenda. No matter how many horses of power there are, the power needs to be transferred onto the tarmac before warp speed is possible. Now I realize why racing teams carry a...  Read More