Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

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Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,200
Location: Knoxville, TN
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Initial Review: 2,200 miles on tires
May 05, 2012

Driving a stk motor STI with coilovers, exhaust, pro-tune and suspension upgrades. Car is predominately driven agressively on backroads and in the mountains but no track or autox. Tire grips very similar to the oem RE070 in the dry and much better in the rain. Ride quality and noise level is much improved...car should have come from factory with these tires, they are that good! The only tradeoff I've found is a marginally less aggressive feel on turn in, but high speed corner grip is as good or better. The only thing that annoys me is that the side rim protection rubber is nearly flush w/rim and offers no real protection, unlike RE070s. I would absolutely buy these again and for real world driving they are a great choice and more flexible than the RE070. I went one size wider (235) and dropped to 40 profile on stk wheels to aid in cornering and exit grip...and they do a wonderful job!!!!

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