Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.


Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole PositionReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4

2005 BMW 530i Sedan
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: So., CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
October 20, 2012

Based on all the positive reviews and test results, I replaced the OEM tires (Goodyear Eagle RS-A) with the Potenza RE970AS Pole Position. As expected, the higher load and speed rating (98W vs 94V) resulted in a firmer ride and road imperfections (potholes, etc.) were more noticeable, but the improved handling, tracking and steering response made up for it.

Initially, I did experience some "flat-spotting" after the car sat overnight, but the condition is almost nonexistant after one week. Perhaps new tires need a break-in period for stabilization.

IMHO, the Potenza RE970AS Pole Position is one of the best Ultra High Performance A/S tires on the market. Bridgestone's "Buy & Try" 30-day satisfaction guarantee makes this a NO RISK decision!











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