Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS

Got just over 30k miles on this tire. I was very impressed with these initially. They felt a bit softer than the ultra High performance OEM tire but that was expected for a touring tire. Generally they gave me best of both worlds, performance and ride quality. My biggest disappointment is the tread wear. According to my dealer the fronts are at 3/32 and the...  Read More

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

I'm impressed with the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 even though I have only driven less than 500 miles. I agonized over the performance/cost trade-off with my previous replacement tire favorite, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. The entire experience with Tire Rack was impressive - the customer service and the efficient transaction handling - plus setup for local...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I do drive city mostly due to my retirement and age--83, but the city street corners are taken well within the handling ability of the R32 and my enjoyment level of owning the best sports car I have ever driven. Local on and off ramps of our interconnecting interstate roads are vigorously attacked and enjoyed with the RE11s-no loss in confidence, whether wet...  Read More

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

Tire is exceptional in the rain or in the dry. Very quiet. Only problem is staggered fitment which meant I only got 20K on rear tires but Bridgestone replaced 2 tires for price of one so I can't complain since the fronts should easily make the advertised 40k. Better value than Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear, Continental or Dunlop on a 2011 Corvette.   Read More

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

Let me start by stating that I have not autocrossed or tracked my car. I use my car purely for spirited canyon driving, but that was not an option to select.My first set was in oem ap2 sizing (215/245) on oem wheels. My previous two sets of tires were re-11a, and every tire before that was the oem re-050. I now have ~110k miles of driving on the car, with...  Read More

Falken Azenis RT615K Now Available at Tire Rack!

The people have spoken, and we're listening. There's been a lot of buzz in the last few years about Falken's Azenis line of tires -- especially among driving enthusiasts whose interests involve endurance racing (ChumpCar, 24 Hours of LeMons). So, it's finally here, the Falken Azenis RT615K. The Falken Azenis RT615K comes just in time for the summer driving...  Read More

Falken Azenis RT615K Offers a Championship Winning Performance

The Falken Azenis RT6715K is the first tire from Falken that Tire Rack has ever offered. We are starting with a big hitter in that it is an Extreme Performance Summer option. It's designed as a street tire that is happy to go to racing. This tire has the new Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R in its sights in our survey results. Exhibiting strong wear potential with...  Read More

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

So far ( only 6M miles) the tires are excellent. Too early to tell regarding snow/ice the northeast has been relatively dry thus far. Ask me again in April. The tires are expensive but so far I am not disappointed.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Very happy with these tires. They replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE 70's. The Bridgestones were very noisy, hard riding and wore out in under 20k miles of average driving.Within days of buying the DWS-06's, we drove from Connecticut to Florida and I was very happy I made the change before we left. I went from a car that sounded like it had a bad wheel bearing...  Read More

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

This tire is a wonderful choice for the Tesla Model S for a high performance summer tire. It appears be built with care as my tire shop only needed to add one or no weights to each tire for balancing. They were amazed at this. Also, the tire has no siping or tread cuts at the outer edge. This means that the tires does not throw as many small pebbles as tires...  Read More

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

With 13k on the tires, they're about halfway to the wear bars. Wear is even side to side. Much better wear than some other report. Rears wearing a bit quicker than the fronts, as to be expected on a slot car twitching tail suspension like a well prepared Z3 suspension behaves like.Z3 has -2.5 camber front, Front toe 0.16 total toe. ~8 degree caster. -2.8...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

They are a nice upgrade over the stock tires, and I've tracked with them for an hour or two total. I can attest to their longevity as they are going bald with over 27k miles on them. I have seen the reviews that they are not as sticky as the new RE-71R, but they cover two different markets, the newer filled a niche for people who like making times and as a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Great tire so far. I know that new tires tend to impress, but the pole positions are tremendous! Glad I did my homework on these. The traction and response are incredible. The noise levels are well within acceptable limits, and so is the uneven road surface reaction. Coming from the P Zero Nero, very noticeable improvement.... Great purchase   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

This set lasted 15,000 miles of tire screeching, canyon crushing fury. There's no option for aggressive driving but that's what I do. I recently switched to dunlop dz102's and miss these. I should have stuck with potenza's, totally worth the 10$ difference per tire.They're also great for daily use and harsh weather. Definitely going back to these next time I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I have a 2015 Stage 3 Roush modified to 800hp, the stock Cooper tires had zero traction and were best suited for drifting. I have had the 970AS before on my Mustang and loved them so this time I went back to them and love them all over again. Great treadwear but most of all they stick. I always run 36 front and 34 rear to offset engine weight and these...  Read More

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

Tremendous upgrade from the OEM Goodyear LS-2. This tire is much softer, better handling, and produces less tread noise. This is a great match for the X3 with few options at 19 inches.   Read More

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

I purchased these tires to run on the front of an H-Street class Honda Civic Si. They were used in a final local event (wet) and the state championship (NCAC) in November which I won and was the highest PAXed FWD car. After two events this year they are already corded about 60 runs total. Wear is horrible on this camber limited car, which does have Honda...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I purchased these tires because the Hankook RS-3's in my size were on back order. I have used the RE-11's for about 8 autocross events and 5 track days without any miles in rain/wet conditions. These tires grip incredibly well and handle the heat of 30-minute track sessions without any issues. Their break-away characteristics are predictable and...  Read More

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

I bought my first set of these for my Malone Stage 2.0 tuned Jetta TDI Sportwagen because the price and reviews made it a little more favorable than the Pilot Super Sport. I was very impressed with how much grip these tires have as the TDI is putting out 333tq to the front wheels. This means hook-up is very challenging.I needed new tires for my 911 and I...  Read More

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

I was looking for a replacement for the OEM run-flats on my 2014 corvette. Settled on the Pole Positions and I have been pleasantly surprised with the performance of these tires. They bring out much more of the performance capability of the 'Vette. They are quiet and extremely smooth, and well priced. With the OEM tires, the rear end had a tendency to step...  Read More