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Old 05-04-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Stock Bridgestone RE92A pricing vs. others makes no sence

Can somebody please explain me this: on Tirerack stock Bridgestone Potenza RE92A is priced around $189 and has horrible user ratings. High Performance Potenza RE960AS Pole Position, however, is priced around $100 and has excellent ratings. What is the catch? I recently hit the pothole on the road and damaged the tire. It will cost me around $250 to replace it(stealership price). Would it be better if I just add $150 and get all 4 tires replaced with better ones?
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:57 PM   #2
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oem tire vs non oem tire

this has come up before and has been discussed

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Old 05-04-2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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Get yourself a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 AllSeason tires.

I have a set of stock RE-92's with 11,000 miles on them, they're like new and sitting in my garage in plastic baggies doing nothing.
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:16 PM   #4
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Do not ever trust the ratings on Tirerack. Most are written by people that have owned minimal sets of tires.
Don't bother buying any OEM tires. They all suck, that is on normal cars they do.
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:19 PM   #5
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there's nothing wrong with the re92a. people just think they're a better tire than they really are. if all you do is commute daily, it's a great tire. just don't go thinking that it's on par with the goodyear f1 as or bridgestone re960as.

it's not the tire's fault, it's the driver...
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:02 PM   #6
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it's not the tire's fault, it's the driver...
No, I'm not blaming tires. But they are priced too high for their performance range. I previously owned Toyo Proxes 4 and was very happy with their price/performance ratio. But thanks, I will consider F1's too.
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:35 PM   #7
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re92's arent performance tires. If you were consider buying them do you really think it would be for performance?
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:38 PM   #8
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It makes perfect sense if your a capitalist corporation out to make maximum profits. Most people, who know nothing about tires, will keep buying the OE tire no matter what. They assume the manufacture knows best and has their best interest at heart. Therefore tire shops can charge an arm and a leg for these tires and dumbass people will keep paying for them.

Take the opportunity to get yourself a better set of tires for cheaper now.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:16 PM   #9
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Yes, the pricing for those tires are insane, and it is insane that manufacturers(not just Subaru but also Honda and Scion at least) use these tires. Why? I have no clue.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:03 PM   #10
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Yes, the pricing for those tires are insane, and it is insane that manufacturers(not just Subaru but also Honda and Scion at least) use these tires. Why? I have no clue.
why? because they obviously pay what we do for OEM parts(insert sarcasm)
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