Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity PlusReviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2009 Volvo XC70
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Miles driven on tires: 185
Location: Crestwood, MO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 185 Miles on Tires
June 25, 2012

WOW! For the price of a new set of tires I am driving a new car. My 2009 Volvo XC70 T6 has never handled so well. Not in the 27,000 miles of the soft, non-descript "boulevard" ride with the OEM Continental 4x4 Contacts. Not in the 225 miles of the better-but-bumpy, out-of-round Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires that were returned to the dealer for replacement after just two weeks. Now, with the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tires, I have a car that is fun to drive -- like my 2005 Subaru Outback GT of seven years ago. Who knew that the Volvo could handle so well. On the straight away the tires track true and feel rock-solid, with virtually no correction input needed. On sweeping Interstate on-ramps taken at high speed -- 70 mph+ -- the tires feel so steady, secure and "planted" that it would take a giant crowbar to break them loose. On the few runs at 85 mph I have never felt more confident. The bottom line: in the previous 27,000 miles driving the Volvo was simply something I did; now, with the new Turanza Serenity Plus tires on the car, driving is something I look forward to DOING!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/T D684

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/T D684Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.1

2000 Toyota Tundra Extra Cab 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 43,800
Location: Choctaw, OK
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 43,800 Miles on Tires
June 30, 2012

Well I bought another set, but 684 II. Tires would have lasted longer but I had a slow leak that caused excessive wear. Finally found dealer who was able to find and repair correctly. That gave me another 5k, I could have gone a bit longer but I will be pulling a uhaul shortly and wanted to be safe. I was very satisfied with these tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL EditionReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.12

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Hollis, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
August 01, 2012

Tires came with vehicle.Have not yet driven them in snow.Traction seems ok in the rain,but they will hydroplain in some conditions.My biggest concern and I've checked with Goodyear tire dealers and called the 18003212136 number and I still get conflicting stories about why the sidewall tread patterns go forward on one side of vehicle and face rear of vehicle on the other side.I've seen this on the Traverse/Pilot/Acadia/Gr.Cherokee/Edge/and Explorer.The manufacturer says it does not matter.I don't believe them.The dealer says those sidewall treads are all supposed the same direction.Jeep service mechanics say it does not matter.In speaking to owners of aforementioned vehicles-they did not even notice this until I brought it to their attention.I've even contacted the National Highway Trans.Safety Admin.They say I'm the only one who has logged a complaint on this matter.I at a loss.The tire is rated a 50k but I don't see that happening.When it's time for new rubber,I'm going back to the Bridgestone/dueler apt-.Can anyone help me?Open to all ideas.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza SerenityReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.09

2008 Saturn Aura XE
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Glen Burnie, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
June 19, 2012

I had to buy new tires for my car almost immediately after buying my new vehicle. The car came with Hankook tires. Absolutely horrible. Since the tread passed inspection, the dealer couldn't replace them. I did a lot of research to find a good set of touring, all-weather tires, and these Turanzas w/ Serenity had great reviews. Since I bought them, I have never looked back. These tires have performed VERY well. I live in MD, so I get a bit of every kind of weather. These tires have held up extremely well. Even now, as I approach their end of life, they still perform extremely well. Wet, dry, ice, snow, sand... doesn't matter. I highly recommend these tires to anyone that is looking for a good set of all-weather, touring tires with a quiet and comfortable ride. You will NOT be disappointed.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Monday, August 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L AlenzaReviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2009 GMC Yukon XL 1500
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Miles driven on tires: 43,000
Location: West Haven, UT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 43,000 Miles on Tires
July 18, 2012

Excellent tires with the exception that one blew out on my wife's 09 Yukon XL Denali at around 43k miles. Right at the seem. Bridgestone/Firestone dealer said because she drove about 1/8 mile on no air (had to find a good place to pull over) they would not cover it. I guess she should have just parked on the railroad track according to them or blocked traffic on the uphill after the railroad track. Instead of giving BS my money I just put on a set of Michelins.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental 4x4 Contact

Monday, August 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental 4x4 Contact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7
 
 

2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC
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Miles driven on tires: 32,000
Location: Melville, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 32,000 Miles on Tires
July 31, 2012

Do to limited options through my local installers, I am reluctantly putting a second set of these OE tires on my GLK. 32,000 miles is not completely unacceptable as I consider myself a hard driver, but at a premium price, this tire isn't really worth it. A 235/50 R19 is a farely odd size tire, and if I could find them I'd be going with Bridgestone Dueler H/Ls at 2/3 the price.
I can't complain about the traction or ride so far. In dry conditions, even now with wear bars close to showing, it's pretty quiet and still corners well, but it is July and that's not the true test of a tire in the Northeast. During my first winter, these tires performed exceptionally well, although it could have a lot to do with the MB's 4-matic system which i have had on 4 cars now and swear by. But like many reviewers, I did notice a sharp decline in traction during this past winter in which the tread was probably about half worn.
At 32,000 I could probably squeeze another late summer/fall out of them except for the 2 small nails and a cut in one of the treads due to the incessant road construction near my home for the past year. Since I return the car in 6 months, I'm willing to forego the lack of treadware and hope this new set performs as well as my last ones did when they were new. Then pass the headache back to the dealer that gave it to me. But based on value, they would never be my first choice.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/T D687

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/T D687 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.45
 
 

2011 Subaru Forester
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Miles driven on tires: 12,800
Location: Youngstown, OH
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 12,800 Miles on Tires
July 19, 2012

These D687 HT came with my 2011 Subaru Forester. I live in Northeast Ohio where we have snow, ice and freezing roadways sometimes 6 month out of the year. We bought the Subaru to go through this kind of weather but were very disappointed with the way it handled in the snow and ice. Went back to the dealer and complained but was told we did not know how to drive it properly in bad weather!! I then checked other reviews and figured out that is was not the vehicle but the tire that Subaru put on the Forester's.

Why would they put a terrible handling tire on a AWD vehicle I ask?? They advertise this vehicle going up a mountain in the snow yet my vehicle was lucky to get out of my diveway with 2 inches of snow going downhill!!

We will now be putting on a set of winter snow tires in November and hopefully will be able to drive like in the commercials.

I do not recommend this tire at all. Also we have only 12,000 miles on them and the tread is half gone!!
 

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber HTSReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Henrico, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
June 23, 2009

I replaced OEM Firestone (40K miles) with the new Grabber HTS. The Chevrolet dealer was reluctant to even quote these tires and pushed Bridgestone. But based on reviews here and on CR, I insisted on the tire. I am happy to report that the Grabbers are outstanding! Very soft feel, quiet and great handling. General makes a great product and backs their tires with a great trial program and warranty!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

Friday, July 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.46
 
 

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd
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Miles driven on tires: 60,000
Location: Blue River, OR
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 60,000 Miles on Tires
July 05, 2012

This week we will put our third set of REVOs on our Jeep. It has been a great tire for us. We live in the mountains of Oregon with sun in the Summer, lots of rain and winter snow. Regardless of road conditions the tire has great traction and great responsiveness for a SUV when turning. Our tires have been very quiet too. We rotate and align every 12,000 miles and adjust air pressure every two to three months. I think this contributes to great mileage. Our dealer is stunned we put 60,000 miles on this set and they are still street legal. They are not cheap but for our driving they are worth every penny. They are confortable too. Not too hard and not too soft for rural and city driving. Our Jeep has 250,000 miles and we are expecting to trade it in at 300,000 and I expect this set to last the remaining 50,000 miles. You cannot go wrong with these tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity

Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza SerenityReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25

2008 Acura TSX
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Miles driven on tires: 85,000
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 85,000 Miles on Tires
June 08, 2012

Replaced OEM Michelins at approx. 62,000 miles. Those were OK tires, but they always seemed to be really loud. As those tires wore down I could hardly hear on my mobile phone. I had my dealer parts dept. order thru Tire Rack and charge me the same price that I would of paid for them ordering direct. Tires arrived fast and it was a painless process. I rotate every 5,000-7,000 miles and the tread life is at the point now where I have to get a new set. I drive a lot of Highway miles and have my trunk ususlly loaded heavy with sales literature and samples, but that has not diminished the wear pattern at all. These tires seem to be quieter than the OEM tires and have kept my gas mileage averaging around 30 mpg. I have never been able to get more than 33.5 mpg, but that's probably just the car itself. I would definately recommend this tire to anyone of my family and friends. My new set will be the Turanza Serenity Plus, maybe I can squeeze 90,000 miles from them and a little better gas mileage.

Scion Tires and Wheels for the tC

Friday, June 8, 2012 by Cy Chowattukunnel

Scion has always been proud about their wide choice of accessories and options that let you personalize your vehicle. However, can you really get a one-of-a-kind look with dealer options?

If you want to take your Scion down the path less traveled, go beyond the dealer catalog. Focusing on wheel choices for the tC, the vehicle offers a good combination of low weight, decent handling and Toyota reliability. We provide a wide variety of unique options for both the original tC (2005-2010) and second-generation models.

 

Four distinctive wheel choices that you won't see on every other Scion tC are the 18x8 ET45 anthracite painted Borbet LV5, the 18x8 ET45 black with red accent Axis Xcite, the 18x8 ET45 machined with graphite accent O.Z. Racing David and the 18x8 ET 45 Sparco Assetto Gara available in black, blue, bright silver, bronze, gold, green, matte graphite, orange, red and white.

 

18x8ET45 Anthracite Painted Borbet LV5 $211*
18x8ET45 Anthracite Painted Borbet LV5 $211*
18x8ET45 Black W/Red Accent Axis Xcite $199*
18x8ET45 Black w/Red Accent Axis Xcite $199*
18x8ET45 Machined W/Graphite Accent OZ David $249**
18x8ET45 Machined w/Graphite Accent OZ David $249*
18x8ET45 White Sparco Assetto Gara $172*
18x8ET45 White Sparco Assetto Gara
$172*

 

Each of the four options will work with your 225/45-18 Original Equipment tires and accept the O.E. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors. If you prefer the look a wider tire, both 235/45-18 and 245/40-18 are compatible sizes. The 235/45-18 won't provide enough increased width to make a noticeable difference.

Scion TC FAQ:

  1. What does 18x8 ET45 mean? 18x8 means the wheel is 8" wide and ET45 means the wheel has a 45mm offset. Your second-generation tC O.E. wheel is 7.5" wide with a 39mm offset. This means the edge of an 18x8.5  ET45 wheel will be in the same place relative to the fender compared to the O.E. wheel. The edge of the wheel will be .35mm "out" towards the fender compared to the O.E. wheel. I calculated .35 mm by adding one-half of the 1/2" wheel width difference (6.35mm) and subtracting 6mm higher offset difference. Higher offsets push the wheel "in" towards the rotor and lower offsets push the wheel "out" towards the fender.
     
  2. I'm concerned about the replacement cost of Scion tC O.E. tires, are there other choices that'll work for my vehicle? Most first-generation TCs came with the 215/45-17 Yokohama S32A that currently sells for $274* each, while second-generation models are running the 225/45-18 Toyo Proxes A20 ($290*) and Yokohama AVID S34F ($217*). When it comes time to replace the O.E. tires, you'll find several options that may work better with your budget including the Kumho Ecsta 4X, Yokohama AVID ENVigor and Bridgestone Potenza RE970 AS Pole Position.

*Prices subject to change

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMT

Thursday, May 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMTReviewer's Overall Rating: 5.17

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 9,500
Location: Canon City, CO
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 9,500 Miles on Tires
May 20, 2012

The wear on these tires is bad. 9500 miles, mostly driven on the hwy at leagal speeds. Went to the dealer for my 1 year oil change and they told me, the fronts are worn out and the rears are down to the replacement indicators. They said that this is normal for this tire and the Michelin PS2's also. Lucky if you can get 12,000 miles on these tires. I will looking at the Bridgestone's and the Michelin pilot super sports.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L AlenzaReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.12

2010 Honda CR-V EX
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Miles driven on tires: 62,000
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 62,000 Miles on Tires
May 08, 2012

Was prompted to buy Bridgestone Dueler Alenza tires for my 2008 CR-V by Bridgstone itself after writing to them concerning my displeasure with the original, factory, tires that came with my 2008 Honda. I am now on my second set. I love them and they provide great treadwear and heat resistance as promised. The second set I bought was from Tire Rack.com and they were freshly manufactured and delivered by UPS promptly for installation by my dealer here in FL. Top notch tires, top notch service and price by Tire Rack.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Fuzion SUV

Friday, May 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Fuzion SUVReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.17

2004 Ford Explorer XLT 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 32,000
Location: Athens, GA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 32,000 Miles on Tires
April 26, 2012

This is a great tire, but I can find this tire much cheaper at my local tire dealer. Bridgestone/Firestone have made a great economy tire to compete against some of the lesser brands. Most of the Fuzions still carry the Uni-T technology that Bridgestone/Firestone offer. To the user at the bottom. . . It's a "HIGHWAY" tire for a reason. It isn't meant for off-road ventures. Maybe you should do a little more research before you buy next time!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza G 019 GridReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.82

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Saint Charles, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
April 27, 2012

I replaced the OE Continental's on my 2003 Passat GLS sedan with a set of Bridgestone Potenza G 009 Grid's and was very pleased for the first few thousand miles. But then they started to get noisy. By the time they reached 20,000 miles they weren't just noisy, they were downright loud so I went back to the Firestone dealer to discuss the issue. They admitted to having similar complaints from other customers and subsequently offered to provide me with a partial credit under warranty towards the purchase of another set of tires. By this time Bridgestone had introduced the Potenza G 019 Grid to replace the G 009, and the dealer told me the noise issues had been resolved with the new design. Instead of following my initial instinct I bought a set of the Potenza G 019 Grid's. That turned out to be a very bad decision as my experience with the G 019's has been exactly the same as their predecessor - they were fine for the first few thousand miles, but then they started to sound as if the belts were beginning to separate. With 20,000 miles they’re now so loud I can hardly stand to drive the car for anything but short distances. So it’s time for another set of tires, which is too bad because the performance of the Potenza G 019’s is very good – they’re perfectly acceptable to me in most wet and dry conditions, as well as light snow. But the noise is a total deal breaker. Sorry Bridgestone – I’m moving on.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Cross Terrain SUV

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Cross Terrain SUVReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.1

2006 Jeep Commander
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Miles driven on tires: 42,500
Location: SPARKS, NV
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 42,500 Miles on Tires
February 29, 2012

I THOUGHT I WOULD GET A LOT MORE MILEAGE FROM THESE TIRES (42,400). THEY HAVE BEEN ROTATED ACCORDING TO SERVICE MANUAL SCHEDULE. DEALER SAID I SHOULD GET A STIFFER SIDEWALL TIRE DUE TO WEIGHT OF VEHICLE, SUCH AS BRIDGESTONE DUELLER. RIDE WAS GOOD ALTHOUGH A LITTLE NOISY NOW. I HAVE 77,600 ON THE CAR NOW.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Thursday, March 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta 4X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2002 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: St. Paul, MN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
February 03, 2012

THEN: I had Pirelli's P6 Four Season's when I initially purchased my Audi A4, but the tread was almost ¾ gone on the rear tires, and probably ½ depleted on the front. Nothing particularly impressive about the Pirelli's I owned. They did look visually appealing, but they were quite loud on the freeway; actually the noise was almost unbearable! They could have been usable for another year easily, but I couldn't deal with the noise. The dealer recommended I get Pirelli's again. I didn't.
NOW: Kumho's are visually stunning (which is a mild factor I consider). They are relatively affordable (they had a promotion which gave me $50 in rebate). 500 miles plus driven on the tires and as such, they are technically "broken-in" So now I guess I can offer my thoughts about them.
I have 235-45-17 Ecsta 4X on 2002 A4 3.0 Quattro. Performance in the snow is the ultimate measure for me and so far, no regrets. NO spinning at all, braking in the snow and wet weather has improved considerably! I do have Quattro, so you would expect that the Pirelli's I owned previously would perform somewhat decently in the snow and wet weather, but they left a lot to be desired! This was another reason why I wanted new tires.
(Just a stray thought..DO get some Bridgestone Blizzaks if you are looking for some nice, non-compromising winter tires. I had them on my previous vehicle, and they were absolutely phenomenal in the snow and ice and winter in general).
Winter tires on Quattro are not necessary for me; the Ecsta 4X works harmoniously with Quattro and ESP.
The tires feel firm and secure on the road (I highly recommend getting them aligned). Noise level is noticeably lower than previous Pirelli's. Road grip is impressive on all surfaces; this translates to smooth, yet responsive handling. Though not typical of me, I can be somewhat of a spirited almost aggressive driver depending on my mood, and these tires are yet to disappoint

 

How to Tell if You Have Run-Flat Tires

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by Ben Rooney

Many new cars are equipped with run-flat tires. These tires give the ability to keep driving on a tire that has lost air. Typically, self-supporting tires maintain vehicle mobility for 50 miles at speeds up to 55 mph. The exact ratings will vary by tire and vehicle. 


Car dealers often fail to mention to customers that their tires are run-flats or may mistakenly indicate that a car has run-flat tires when it does not. To find out whether your car has run-flat tires, check the sidewall. 


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a universal symbol for self-supporting run-flat tires, represented by a flat tire continuing down the road: 

Run Flat Tires - Tech Article

In addition, tire manufacturers have special branding to indicate run-flat capability. The following is a list of the branding used by manufacturers we carry:  

See an example of a tire with run-flat branding here (Dunlop SP Sport 600 DSST CTT - Original Equipment the Nissan GT-R). The DSST CTT branding is near the 12 o'clock position on these Dunlop car tires. The ISO pictogram is immediately to the right.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Monday, February 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole PositionReviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2012 Honda Accord Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 4000
Location: Colorado springs, Co
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 4000 Miles on Tires
February 06, 2012

I bought a 2012 accord from the local dealer when it was the first one on the lot and immediately switched out the tires from the OEM MICHELIN HX Mxm4s and I have definitely not had a better tire. I had a set of continental extreme contact DWS previously and thes by far out shine them in every category especially ride comfort and noise. We had a snow storm recently and I couldnt feel more secure in the slush ice and snow. I would recommend these tires to everyone if they ask.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2004 BMW 545i Sedan Sport Pkg
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Seneca, SC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
January 26, 2012

Just bought - 245/40 fronts and 275/35 rears. Initial thoughts - very happy so far. Ride is as soft and quiet as summer-only tires, and better than OE run-flat tires in both categories. Still breaking them in, so have not pushed performance criteria. Have driven on wet interstate at 70+ mph with no hydroplaning. No freezing conditions yet. BMW dealer recommended increasing TP by 2 psi over BMW factory specs. Will write more after driving more miles.