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Old 06-14-2013, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default New Bridgestone -> Potenza R97AS. Anyone try them yet?

Title pretty much says it all. Bridgestone just released this tire and the rep at my tire place was talking them up. Couldn't find any reviews on them. I really liked my RE92's but their almost dead and I don't have the money to drop on those again. They would def be a cost effective choice if they are good, so anyone have any experience with em?
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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They are the new replacements of the entry level bridgestone performance tire. I think the 97as might not be enough tire to hold your wrx down in my opinion. I would look into the RE970as as a great all season replacement.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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Re970 crashed my STi in the snow, probably a more all-season issue than anything.

That's the only all season I've run in the snow so I'm bitter.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:33 PM   #4
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Tires crash the car!
What about driver?

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Old 06-15-2013, 07:46 AM   #5
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I really liked my RE92's
That's not true! That's impossible!
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Re970 crashed my STi in the snow, probably a more all-season issue than anything.
Yeahno. YOU crashed your car.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #6
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Tires didn't help the fact I'm not a snow specialist rally driver, but they couldn't get up the same driveway winter tires could.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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Tires didn't help the fact I'm not a snow specialist rally driver, but they couldn't get up the same driveway winter tires could.
Suddenly you have to be a snow specialist rally driver to drive around at 10 mph in the snow on all season tires?
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:19 AM   #8
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Title pretty much says it all. Bridgestone just released this tire and the rep at my tire place was talking them up. Couldn't find any reviews on them. I really liked my RE92's but their almost dead and I don't have the money to drop on those again.
If you really like the RE92s, then I think almost any tire on the planet will satisfy your needs. Heck, you could even go out and buy a bunch of rolls of electrical tape and wrap your wheels with that to get RE92 levels of performance.

Seriously, if you've been happy with the RE92s, then any modern ultra high performance all-season tire will knock your socks off. The RE970s that Blingstrom mentioned would be a good option, for instance.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #9
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the RE97 is a better driver than the RE92 by a wide margin and they are quieter
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #10
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Lol I'm retarted. I've been running the re970as' s not re92's. My buddy hooked it up when he worked at a tire shop. I just asked him to put something decent on and trusted his judgement. Thanks for all the input
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the RE970 is a better performer than the RE97
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