Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Herndon, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
February 20, 2014

Great tires. The replaced a set of Michelins I had, and these RE760's were maybe even a little better in overall performance. Particularly good is the wet traction. I took a trip to Pennsylvania and got caught in one of the most torrential rainstorms I have ever driven through. Cars were pulling off the highway to wait it out, but I just kept going, maintaining 5-60mph in INSANE rain. When I got home, I checked the tires and they were on the wear bars! I probably only had 2/32nds of tread depth left and they were still astonishingly good in the rain.

I'm a fan. They aren't the maximum performance tire from Bridgestone, but for mortals who care as much about all around performance and treadwear as they do about the last tenth of a G of skidpad grip, the RE760 is a fantastic choice.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
February 11, 2014

I had never bought Bridgestone tires before, but since my tire size is rare, my choices were limited. I had (new) OEM Goodyears on this car most recently, and I never really had the confidence to drive them hard. I felt I had to be unusually cautious. Since putting the Bridgestones on, I am able to drive my car the way it should be driven. After 15K miles, these tires are still sticky and reliable. Their performance has been exceptional. I put them to the test recently in a 2,000 round trip from San Jose to Phoenix and was never disappointed. Driving the serpentine highway through the hills from San Jose to Santa Cruz late at night in the fog and rain gets my heart rate up and is almost too much fun. Lately I have noted very slight hydroplaning in deeper standing water, but they recover almost immediately. I would not hesitate to recommend them and will probably buy them again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3
 
 

2006 Lexus IS250
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Miles driven on tires: 200
Location: Denver, CO
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
February 14, 2014

Having spent 5 days up at Winter Park, CO in February where every day there was about 2-5 inches of snowfall, and that the roads are primarily ice/snow packed with my "all season" Bridgestone Potenzas (which are an excellent 3 season tire), I quickly made the investment to put on the Michelin Alpins PA3 based upon reviews here. I'm back up here at Winter Park with these set of tires and there has been a significant difference - no sliding, excellent braking, and not once has my electronic stability control warning indicator come on. There are many steep, icy, snow pack hills, which these tires handle very well going up and coming down (reasonable speeds about 30 MPH). Previously my Bridgestone Potenzas would be sliding all over the place. I'm a believer.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Friday, February 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.27
 
 

2006 Audi A3 2.0T
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Miles driven on tires: 42,000
Location: Saint Francis, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 42,000 Miles on Tires
February 14, 2014

After 40,000+ miles, I just ordered my second set of these tires (well, the 970s as the 960s are no longer available). I recall them performing reasonably well in light snow when new, but now that I'm just about down to the wear bars, they are terrible in any amount of snow. I thought I might be able to make it to spring, but recent adventures in Wisconsin winter weather have left me downright embarrassed in traffic. It's definitely time for a new set.

Recent winter driving aside, these tires are spectacular in dry conditions and very good in wet conditions. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great 3 season tire, or in a climate with little to no snow. I will likely break down and get some winter tires next fall.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.14
 
 

2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
February 11, 2014

My Corvette is making just under 500hp at the wheels and I am very impressed with traction these tires have. My last set of tires were getting old (hard) and would brake loose in 3rd and 4th gear. These tires have yet to brake loose in second gear let alone any gear above that. While driving on a wet surface this is not the case though. These tires have just a tad bit noise than my last set, but overall I am very pleased with the traction and the cost.

 

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

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2005 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2014

My car is set up for the track and these tires are used for HPDE and rain conditions. Wet and dry grip is excellent for this tire class/treadwear, and the car is extremely predictable in corners. The S-04's approach the limit quickly but there is a wide margin of slip angle between driving fast and losing grip. Great tire if you need to drive on them to and from the track or autocross. I'll keep these as a rain backup set, but have moved to slicks for primary use since this is a track-only vehicle.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7
 
 

2007 Volvo S60 R
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Plymouth, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 10, 2014

Definitely like these tires so far. They replaced a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S and have way more grip in the dry and wet. These are all season tires and for these tires the compromise is grip in snow. The R is big and heavy and these tires don't do much to help it stop and turn in the snow (it accelerates fine due to the AWD). I definitely knew this before purchasing this tire as the car is not driven in the snow often, and I prefer the dry/wet grip for spirited driving.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.36
 
 

2010 Infiniti G37x Sedan Anniversary Edition
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Tulsa, OK
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 07, 2014

Installed these shortly after buying the car second-hand. It had Michelin Pilots that were a couple of years old- still had some life left but they were lame. I didn't realize HOW lame until I bought the Bridgestones!

My previous G37 Sedan had Hankooks and understeered pretty badly. So did this new one with the Michelins. I assumed it was the car.

Then I had the Bridgestones installed the day before a terrible ice storm hit Tulsa. I got to test their winter performance immediately and was quite impressed. It was a couple of days before I got to try them on a dry road with no sand. In a word- amazed.

Very impressed with these tires so far. Their performance in the wet and snow is pretty astounding since they aren't "winter" tires. But in the dry they work great also. I'd definitely recommend these.

 

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

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75
 
 

2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
January 09, 2014

After 4000 miles i still have 90% tread so i am happily suprised. Good corvering stability and Great wet/dry traction. Will go with these tires again for the price. Just cant be beat

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

1997 Volkswagen Golf GTi VR6
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Miles driven on tires: 13,000
Location: Austin, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 13,000 Miles on Tires
January 09, 2014

These are definitely the best overall performing tires which I've had on this car, but the tread wear is less than I expected even with a treadwear rating of 180. With only 13000 miles the wear bars are just about to show on both front and back. However, they do perform very well. They out perform the car, or at least better than I'm willing to push them. They seem to ride a little hard, especially as they get worn. I'm using Biltstein shocks. Even now when they are approaching slick, the wet traction is remarkable. I'm very pleased with the low level of road noise that they make. I've noticed that the inside tread is wearing deeper than the rest of the tread and it causes a little "hunting" on asphalt roads which are not perfectly crowned or flat. I don't expect to get more than 15000 miles on them and I'm a little disappointed give the cost. But, I've always wanted to know what it was like to drive the car with tires which are above the car in performance. Now I know. It's difficult to decide if it is worth it.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE92A

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE92A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.45
 
 

2009 Subaru Impreza 5-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 43,000
Location: Kirkland, WA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 43,000 Miles on Tires
February 06, 2014

Factory tires that came with my new car. I put 43,000 on them over 5 years just going over the predicted warranty. Snow performance was great when they were new but after 20,000 I could feel the All Wheel Drive working overtime. Summer and wet was fine but I never pushed them beyond normal driving.

 

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

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62
 
 

2011 Audi A4 2.0T quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
February 06, 2014

I've had these tires for a bit over 15K miles and am nothing but pleased with them. They do everything I expected them to do, and do it very well. The biggest surprise/bonus has been the wet weather performance. I drove them through so VERY heavy rain storms over the summer, and I never once hydroplaned or felt unstable. And the grip in the wet was great. In the dry they also perform very well. I save the aggressive driving for the track (dedicated track car), but "having fun" on some on/off ramps and some back roads really shows how well these tires grip in the dry. The only downside I've had was that they were pretty loud when new. Louder than I expected, but quieted down after about 1K miles. They're still slightly on the loud side, but nothing extreme or bothersome. Overall, a great tire for the price and would definitely recommend and buy again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.91
 
 

2007 Infiniti M35 Sport Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 24,000
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 24,000 Miles on Tires
February 05, 2014

NOT recommending for winter driving. Even with AWD car difficult to manage winter driving.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73
 
 

2007 Audi A8
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Miles driven on tires: 3,200
Location: Glenview, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,200 Miles on Tires
September 02, 2013

Replacement for OEM P6. Exceptional noise and ride comfort. Improved traction in both wet and dry. Fuel economy improved 1-2mpg on hwy-27mpg@70mph. We have logged over 10- 2000+ mile hwy trips so data is reliable for my car. Steering response just average but well suited for a large sedan. Also considered Potenza RE970AS but poor winter performance . From owner feedback, RE970 appears to have higher performance but ultimately eliminated for poor winter performance(owner feedback). Serenity Plus is a great selection for the A8. Will followup after cold/snow miles accumulated.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.91
 
 

1998 Volvo S70 T5
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Oak Park, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

I really had a lot of fun on track days. They perform very well once they warm up, they maintain a very good grip even on a light slide. Good cornering. On light snow and ice they are terrible. I am, for the first time, considering a set of winter tires. I kept looking a other cars to see if they were having the same problems I did, just to keep it strait on an unsalted, 1/2-inch snow layer.

 

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

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62
 
 

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Tampa, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
January 30, 2014

Great tire. Took them up to the Tail of the Dragon and was not dissapointed. Tires are very progressive in the feel between grip and no grip. They get louder as you reach the limit. This tire makes finding your limits very easy, mostly because I cant seem to find their limits haha. I have recommended these tires to anyone who will listen. They do not last long though as far as tread. I drive on them daily, but in a very enthusiastic manner, and they will last me exactly 1 year. I have not rotated them and if i do they would last me about a year and a half, but i'm buying a new set this year anyways so i didnt bother to rotate them. (i know, lazy). I still rated them high on treadwear because i expected them to wear fast and they have lasted longer than i thought.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Enasave 01 A/S

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Enasave 01 A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.45
 
 

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Monroe Township, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

These tires are the OEM fitment for my car. My first impression of these tires was that they were quiet, had OK grip levels for normal driving and had dull response - to this day, my opinion hasn't changed. I understand Mitsubishi chose an absurd tire size in order to maximize MPG, but having seat time with a car wearing Bridgestone RE92's, the turn in is mushy, even at 40 PSI, and the tires howl a lot before losing traction.

Speaking of traction, there isn't much. Lateral bite is very strong, assuring you they'll deliver in a panic braking situation - longitudinal traction is another story. These tires aren't dangerous by any stretch of the imagination, even in 5 degree freezing cold winter nights, but for someone who has a heartbeat for racing, they'll be disappointed.

My car also has a very conservative suspension tune, designed for countries like Thailand where many roads are poorly paved, or gravel or dirt. I'll be changing my springs and sway bars soon, to see if the soft suspension settings are the bigger culprit to the car's poor quality of handling.

These tires also don't cut through deep snow very well - or my car's 1,950lb weight is to blame. But they'll get you home in one piece. If 165-65R14 is your only choice, stick with the Potenzas. You'll be happier in the long run.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7
 
 

2005 Scion tC
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

With the winter storm of '13/'14. These tires were a bit of a disappointment. Dry and wet traction is very good. Ice and snow there is none. Great tire for the other 3 seasons though.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.67
 
 

2005 Acura TL
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Hanover, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
December 03, 2013

I used to have the 960's on my car and I loved them! The handling was so remarkably improved over the OEM Michelin grand touring tires. I got 50,000 miles on them before switching to the Continental DWS tires due to the cost of the 960's creeping up higher than I liked. The Conti's were pretty good espcially in the rain and light snow that we get in Maryland. The performance aspect suffered a little especially during cornering, but overall they were a good tire. One of the Conti's developed a bubble in the sidewall (naturally right after the manufacturers warranty had run out). I purchased a replacement from Tire Rack and they were kind enough to not charge me shipping due to the closenee of the warranty expiration. I got about 50K miles out of the Conti's before switching to the 970's as they were on sale and i missed the performance aspect of the 960's. The 970's have been great so far and and I love the tighter handling theuy provide. I must comment, however that these tires are definitely noisier than the Conti's. It's not unbearable or anything like that (yet), but considerably noticeable after the Conti's. I only have 1500 miles on them, so I will update after I get some more miles on them and see how they hold up this winter. Don't get me wrong, I love the tires... I cant remember if the 960's were loud or not, but the Conti's may have spoiled me as far as noise. I would by these tires again based on how they are holding up so far, but if noise is an issue for you then you may want to look into the Conti's.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta 4XReviewer's Overall Rating: 6

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Manchester, NH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
September 16, 2012

I'm having trouble closing the gap between most other reviews, Tire Racks test of this tire, and my experience. Replaced the OEM Bridgestone Potenza RE92's with these and the ride is a little softer and much quieter, but steering response is terrible. I'm seeing few complaints of this in the reviews, and Tire Rack puts steering response as one of the strong points of the tire, but I can drive down the highway, wiggle the steering wheel, and feel the car yaw like a boat. It's a similar feeling to when I drive my parents 12 yr old Buick LeSabre, not really an acceptable driving characteristic in anything in a "performance" category. Outright grip when cornering and braking seems good, but again, any steering inputs mid corner result in a delay while the outside tires load up, then the requested change in direction. Maybe I was spoiled by the rock hard sidewalls of the run-flat Bridgestones, but I find it hard to believe all tires in this category behave like this.