Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.25
 
 

2004 Acura RSX Type S
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Austin, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
January 07, 2013

225/50/16 mounted on a 16x7. i am pushing the limits on the width so im sure it has a bit to due with part of my dissatisfaction. overall i am very pleased with these tires. the sidewall is on the soft side so at low speed turns i fell a good bit of flex(again this could be a slight bit to with my tire width no agreeing well with the wheel width). high speed turns are very planted. traction off the line is fairly good. i see these tires working great with a RWD or AWD platform more than FWD. it seems to be more oriented toward a sports sedan lifestyle. tire life has been amazing and i expect these to last quite a while. the way i drive that is saying a lot for the tire. i believe the warranty is 40k miles. and i may actually come pretty close to that. this includes a few trips to the drag strip, every day fun cornering and wheel spin, back road cruises. they take a beating well and have some pretty good performance to offer. my next set will be summer tires though. i dont see enough rain or any snow to need a great all season. that said they are awesome in the rain.

 

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