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|Bridgestone Potenza RE-11||Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.75|
2003 Ford Mustang Cobra
|Miles driven on tires:||35,000|
Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
Absolutely fantastic tires. I'm a very picky driver who notices a lot. Road noise for this type of tire is incredible, steering response, predictability is great. The only downfall of this tire is the lack of wide 18" sizes. I used a squared setup like the factory did and the car drives very well. Power-on traction or rotation is very easy to control, braking is fantastic and the car was suprisingly good in the wet. These have been the tires on my daily driver @ 420-570whp for the last 27 months. Rears lasted about 20,000 miles, fronts still aren't down to the wear bars and still aren't trying to crash me in the wet. I live in Florida so the summers are very wet and the roads are flat with a lot of standing water and the tires have done amazingly well. I drive them accordingly - 11" wide summer tire on a relatively short wheelbase car, but when driven with care they are perfectly acceptable in the wet for what they do in the dry. If they had a 345mm 19" option and a 315mm 18" option I would probably put them on everything I own, absolutely my favorite tire and last far longer than the treadwear would suggest. Now with that said I have to admit I have not pushed them for a sustained track session so I cannot comment on how they act when legitimately hot.