Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

These tires came OEM with my G37S, and I must say, very disappointed with these in the wet weather (which ----s because I live in florida). Dry traction is phenomenal, but considering the price on these [even as a 8 year employee with Nissan, service manager] I will definitely go with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. From day one, off the lot, they ----ed on...  Read More

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

These are the third set of tires to be on my 370z, and better than the OEM RE050A's and way better than the horrible Hankook V12's. I went up to 285mm from the 275mm OEM spec. These are noticeably gripper than the RE050A's, almost too grippy, as I had to take time to get used to them for drifting. They surpass the RE050A's in every category, as well as being...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

These came as OEM tires on my 370z. They are great tires for grip and handling in the dry. There is a proper amount of steering feedback and you can tell what is going on with each individual wheel. It breaks traction less progressively on turns than desired but recovers quickly. It handled rain fairly decent. I ran these down to the cords so it was expected...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I like these well enough to buy another set. They're much better than the OEM Continentals the car came with. Those only lasted for 19K miles, and that with having to replace three of them after hitting potholes in Boston--pretty weak. The 970's feel solid, hang in the corners and do pretty well in the snow. They were pretty quiet up till 35K miles, but now...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A II RFT

I feel confident driving these tires with my 2011 BMW xDrive staggered sports package sedan. I love it most on dry conditions. I drove approx... 220 kph on a full trunk load and with 3 adult passengers. I could have gone faster but the road caught up soon. The ride felt stable and balanced. The grip on the road was outstanding. As for wet conditions, I feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP

These are amazing run flats. They have completely changed my enjoyment of my car. Handles better ,with amazingly improved ride quality. The original Bridgestone Potenzas were so harsh, I would bounce on any raod that wasn't perfectly smooth.The difference was noticible immediately. I actually checked the tires to make sure the shop actually sold me the zero...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

With oldish Bridgestone Potenza tires, my 1996 Porsche 911 C4 had a severe case of tram-lining, also bucking on every expansion joint, and noisy ride. With plenty of tread left, I thought it was the front end, and replaced shocks, tie rod ends, etc, which helped only slightly. The tires finally wore in back to the point of needing replacement in the fall of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Nothing brings out the performance of your auto more than a good set of tires. With 45,000 miles on them, the OEM tires were getting noisy and starting to wear unevenly (a given with BMW rear tires). Time to buy tires and get back to Bridgestone.I have tried several other brands over the years but nothing performs like the And just when you think they have...  Read More

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

Not as good as I had hoped. Had Bridgestone on other cars and hoped these would be different because of low profile but no so. Put these on the rear. They were typical of all the others. Very soft so the rear end is mushy in quick, sharp moves in traffic. Feels like the rear follows much later than the front and the Boxster is known for perfect balance in...  Read More

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

I really can only echo the other comments on this tire for the C6 Corvette. Twice the tire as the stock run-flats at about half the cost. Well OK, so maybe not twice, and maybe not half... Hold on: yep, it IS exactly half -- I just checked at my last invoice for the OEM tires.Haven't had them long and no wet weather experience, but these things rock. Far...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I have these tires on three cars, 05 Saab Aero, 97 Saab 900, 03 Mini Cooper JCW. The best all season tires I have ever used. They are very quiet even to the end of there use. The milage you get is not super great, 35 to 40k, however the positives far out weigh the milage. I have had two sets on the 05 aero and I am getting ready to order another. The 900 is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I've lived in Minnesota and Wisconsin my whole life (and driving for 22 years). These are hands-down the best performing tires in winter conditions that I have experienced. This is the second set of winter-only tires I've owned (other set was Dunlop Wintersport M3 in the same size on the same car). I've also driven this car with the stock Bridgestone Potenza...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II Run Flat

Two winters now in the Great Far North, and these Pirelli RunFlats are excellent snow tires in all conditions we have experienced here in Ontario, Canada. Very impressed...seem quieter than oem 'Summer tires' (Bridgestone Potenza runflats). Pleasant surprise. Would buy again for sure. Great buying experience/service at Tire Rack (our third time).   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

2014 640i Gran Coupe Xdrive. Came with Goodyear LS2 Runflats. The ride was so harsh and tires loud that i took them off the car with 3000 miles and i didn't have the reliability issues others have had with no potholes here in Florida. I can't believe BMW sells an 88K luxury car with these tires. I have decided that after going through Performance tires every...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position RFT

After 40,000 miles I need fronts, but rears are still good. Far superior to the OEM Goodyears. Highly recommend for GS or Z06.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S001

The rented i8 was new as were the S001 tires. The driving conditions were actually different from what TireRack offered as choices as I mainly drive back roads, not highways and very little city. The S001 were quiet, comfortable, tracked well, responsive and surprisingly aggressive when cornering at 8/10s. Didn't go further due to the car being new, rented...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I bought these tires to replace the OEM Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT, which were really noisy, not to mention I have to rush home if it ever snows to change my tires. There was a leak on my rear right tire, so I pulled the trigger and after many reviews read, decided to get the DWS.After the tires were mounted on my 19s', it was night and day. Vehicle was...  Read More

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

Bought these for autocross purposes. Running with the same group, I improved from 20th fast time at the previous autocross (4 seconds off the pace) to 2nd fast time at the most recent (0.2 seconds off the pace). Only change was the tires.My car's data display showed a peak of 1.6 lateral Gs on these tires. (That's going to be an instantaneous reading, not...  Read More

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

I am About to buy my 3rd set of rears. I am getting about 12000 miles on a set of rears and will get about 36000 on the fronts. I drive my car hard and these tires are rock solid in the corners. The ride and noise are fine. They are great in wet and dry never losing traction or ever having broken loose. The only time I had issue was during a drive to...  Read More

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

I thought it might be an overkill for my Elantra, but it's not. If you like ti use different tires for summer and winter then get the best tires always. Nothing is overkill(except semi slick).   Read More