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

This set replaced the factory OEM ContiProContact tires. These S-04's are priced aggressively by Bridgestone and they are the best bang for the buck tire in the category. These are excellent tires in wet weather and improved the steering response on the electric steering W212 chassis. Only trade off are little bit increase of road noise. Watch for shoulder...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Replaced my Bridgestone Potenza RE 50's ( they were 10 years old) with approximately 8500 miles on them. 285 30 18 rear, 235 40 18 front. These were really good tires but the road noise and ride was a little harsh. I think age and size played a role.I purchased the Michelin Pilot Super Sports based on reviews on line and from speaking with other owners, (...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS RFT

Purchased new Q50 AWD Hybrid 3.5, 17 months, 37,500 miles ago. A great/comfortable road car on Run Flat Tires that I have NO complaints about! They have been excellent and quiet! Info says that RFT tires give a firmer ride. But I do not notice it. I am looking for a new set in the future. Still have 5/32 tread after 37,000 miles, Four road trips, totalling...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Attended SCCA Starting Line school in the driving rain and my car equipped with a fresh set of RE-11's had the fastest times when driven by the instructor or myself. Standing water in a number of spots on the course and these tires constantly delivered. Slides easily recoverable with a lift of the throttle. Excellent manners on turn in. Can't wait to try...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Michelin PS2 are much better than Bridgestone Potenza S02 and S02A. In comparison to Bridgestone's, the PS2 noise level is much, much lower which allows me to hear more things now with motor and driveline that I never heard before. It also canceled some of the droning I heard which now I understand was a combination of exhaust AND tire noise. I almost bought...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

This was the best tire I ever put on my Acura TL. Car has 128,000 miles on it and in excellent shape. Presently in the process of replacing with the same Conti tires. Excellent city/highway ride, great traction and outstanding wear verses OEM tires when car was purchased. Have had 2 sets of Bridgestone Potenzas that disappointed me as to wear. These...  Read More

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

1. Bought these for HPDE events and weekend driving. The car is a heavily modified '07 Mustang GT so handling and power is on par with a Boss 302. 2. Replaced a set of RE-11s that served well on HPDE days over the winter. The car also ran Hankook RS-3 v2 and Dunlop Star Spec I before in similar weather this past weekend (50F87F).3. On a tight fast course...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS

Hands down this is a great tire. This is my second set of 20 inch 97AS' and I could not be more pleased with this tire's performance. They came standard on my car and I drove them hard. The first set gave me a premature wear of only 40,000 miles. But that was purely my fault; again I drive them hard.Moreover, they ride great and take small road bumps very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

I had four of these installed after the stock Bridgestone Potenza RE92As wore out. Right away, I thought the car felt sportier. I have steel wheels with hubcaps, and the wheelguard on these Goodyears really helped to surround and integrate the hubcap and eliminate the cheap feel that hubcaps sometimes have.I've also been impressed by the quality of this...  Read More

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

I'm on my 2nd set of these Potenza S-04 Pole Positions and I'm so happy to have the fresh rubber! My last set were the perfect mix of performance and comfort. I was unable to tell the difference between the traction in wet and dry conditions - which I find remarkable. How did they figure out how to manufacture a tire like that? I don't know, but they did.I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A

I bought these tires as they came recommended as the most aggressive non-R compound performance tire. 205/55/16 up front and 225/50/16 in the rear. Newly installed, they immediately transformed the handling of my car from the old Fuzions that the previous owner had on it. I couldn't believe the responsiveness of the steering and the new levels of grip that I...  Read More

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

The best summer tires I ever had. My Mazda come from the factory with Dunlop Sport which I could not wait to replace. Bridgestone tires makes Mazda even more fun to drive. I drive about 12000 miles every summer in Michigan and the tires will last for one season, then in the winter I'm using Bridgestone blizzak, by the way those are other awesome tires. Never...  Read More

Best Autocross Tires for 2015

We'll be running tests this summer as usual, but motorsport season is already getting underway. Here's a sneak peak at some of the best options available this year. BFGoodrich is introducing the g-Force Rival S, an autocross optimized version of the Rival. Though this tire is not yet widely available, it looks like a promising addition to the Extreme...  Read More

March Madness Means Autocross Season is Coming!

Our hometown Notre Dame Fighting Irish are known for their football team, but that may be changing after Notre Dame's amazing comeback victory over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament. What a game! Many of us at Tire Rack can't wait to see how the Irish do this week in the Big Dance. And with March Madness here, you know what that means...autocrossseason is...  Read More

New Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R vs Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A

Bridgestone is a leader in the area of research and development in the tire industry. It's no wonder that their Potenza RE-11, and its successor, the Potenza RE-11A have been top-rated Extreme Performance Summer tires since their initial releases. If you aren't familiar with this category of tires, take a look at "What are Extreme Performance Summer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A

After wearing out my second set of Falken Azenis RT615 on my MR2 I tried this example from the latest batch of uber-tires and I have been blown away. My MR2 SC has Ground Control coilovers with custom spring rates and the ride was tolerable but harsh on fairly smooth california roads. The RE11A trumps the grip of the Azenis by a substantial margin, and at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Just bought my second set of these. First set lasted 25,000 miles. They didn't cup or get loud, actually wore pretty evenly for us. Very happy with the price/performance on these tires.   Read More

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

All I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW! This is by far the best tire i have ever owned... Track performance is amazing cornering at 133 mph.. Highway driving is unreal...wet or dry traction..This is my second set..   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A

I wanted to wait a while before posting a review on these. So far I am very impressed with these tyres, I was hesitant to try something else from the OEM Brigestone tyre.Well I have not been disappointed, I drive quite aggessively on the highway and corner pretty fast, I have never had any squeal from these tyres and I can push them to the limit when they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A

I have a road set, and a race set. Best of both worlds as long as you're not driving in the winter you cant go wrong with these. plus the test results dont lie, I had them on auto cross, They were putting down some great lap times.   Read More