Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

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Vehicle: 2007 Mazda MAZDA3 s 5-Door
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
Follow-Up Review: 12,000 miles on tires
April 10, 2014
Now with 12K miles on these Potenza RE-760's, I am still more than pleased with my choice over the Yoko s.drives. I've discovered that the dry grip is amazing, for what is not a max/extreme summer tire. Noise is up from my initial review, to be expected as a tire wears. I can't really make a good tread wear rating yet, considering the Mazda 3's aggressive negative camber from the factory (especially in the rear). Las Vegas receives so little annual rainfall that any wet ratings are almost impossible to give. Unless something goes wrong, these will certainly be replaced by another set just like them when they wear out. HIGHLY recommended!
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
June 11, 2013

These replaced well worn Yokohama s.drives in the same size, mounted on Mazda CX7 OEM wheels 18x7.5. The s.drives had 35K hard heat soaked miles on them, were zigzag cupped on the insides (bad rear toe) and very thin inside compared to outside, perhaps from the MZ3's stock negative camber. Noise and dry grip are dramatically improved, as is the ride comfort, keeping in mind that any new tire replacing a worn and heat cycled tire will almost always be quieter, grippier and softer riding. The Las Vegas heat is brutal on tires, and it so seldom rains I cannot comment on and wet performance. I also can't comment on tread wear as of yet. So far and am very pleased I spent the extra $1 per tire over a new set of s.drives. This was all thanks to Tire Rack's excellent customer survey system. As I look back at all of the Yokohama tires I have purchased here at Tire Rack it seems all Yoko's get extremely noisy with age. Maybe a brand trait? I only thank the Good Lord that Tire Rack does not have a button to click on that tells you how much money you have spent total on tires in your life time!

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