Looking for the Best Ride Comfort from a Run-Flat Tire, Bridgestone's Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT Aims to Please

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by Zig Ziegler
The Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT is a replacement self-supporting run-flat tire for the sport coupe or performance sedan driver looking to enhance ride quality over their Original Equipment run-flat tires. This run-flat option offers the same extended mobility safety features of an Original Equipment run-flat tire, but it also tackles one of the shortcomings of having a self-supporting run-flat tire: ride comfort.

Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

Until now, self-supporting run-flat tires have always been characterized as having a stiffer ride than a conventional tire. Bridgestone's Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT is designed to dramatically improve ride comfort while maintaining the security of a run-flat tire. Certain vehicles from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and MINI have run-flat tires as factory installed equipment, and in an effort to reduce vehicle weight, have not been equipped with a spare tire. The Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT will give drivers the dry and wet road performance they have come to expect from their vehicle while providing year-round drivability, including light snow conditions.

During a recent road test, I had a chance to compare the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT with other popular run-flat tires and felt this tire was superior and absorbed the bumps and variations in the road, while maintaining the quietest ride of the group. If your vehicle has factory installed run-flat tires and you're looking to enhance the ride comfort and cold weather capability, the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT may be the right tire for you.

To see how run-flat tires can benefit your driving experience, read "Run Flat Tires."

Comments on Looking for the Best Ride Comfort from a Run-Flat Tire, Bridgestone's Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT Aims to Please

Friday, March 22, 2013 by John:
Looking for runflats for a 2004 Z06 Corvette. OEM Sizes are P265/40ZR17 and 295/35ZR18. Do you have a recommendation? Street driven only.
Monday, March 25, 2013 by Zig :
The 04' Chevrolet Z06 came with standard tires from the factory not runflats and since no other cars use 265/40R17 front and 295/35R18 rear there is not a manufacturer we have that will make runflat tires for your 04' Z06.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by Sam:
Looking for run flat tires for my 2010 BMW 535i with sport package. I only have 20K miles on this car and the original Dunlop SP Sport 01 are gone. Tire noise is horrible, ride is rough plus even on the straight roads i can feel that my car doesnt have the grip. I went through a lot of reviews on Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT and trying to compare these with MICHELIN - Pilot Sport PS2. I do not wanna switch to non runflat. Please suggest the best option I have in the market. Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT I think are less expensive with considerable margin and have 45K warranty. But reviews of Michelin are much better. Please help.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by Zig:
Either choice would be quieter than the Dunlop's you have now but these 2 are not really comparable head to head. The Michelin is a performance summer tire and the Bridgestone is an all-season tire, I have driven both tires and in my opinion the Bridgestone is the most quiet and smooth run flat you can get. There was almost no difference in ride and road noise between the run flat and standard tire counterpart, which is pretty amazing given the run flat version has a sidewall stiff enough to carry the weight of the vehicle with no air pressure.

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