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Old 11-26-2008, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Potenza G009 vs Potenza RE 960AS

Anyone have either or? Strenghts vs weaknesses? The Bridgestone G009 is cheaper by $10-$20 per tire. I've read that the RE960AS Pole Positions have had really outstanding reviews on Nasioc--what about the G009's?
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:51 PM   #2
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:13 PM   #3
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I have the G009 on my OBS now. I have 48K on them now and they can probably go for another 10-15K miles before I have to replace them. I check the tire pressure frequently so I'm sure this is why they look so good for their mileage, well that and rotations. I have had no problems with these tires. I had a slight leak in one of the tires (I would loose like 1PSI per 5 days roughly) took it back to the shop and sure enough there was a nail in it. Tire was plugged for free under my road coverage and is still going. I also had a nail sticking out of the tire which I pulled out but did not cause a leak. I can only guess that the quality of the tire build kept it from penetrating the tire. Wet traction is great, dry is great, snow is what you would expect for an all-season tire, but I'd say much better than the RE92s and probably most all seasons tires out there. Price was not over the top.

The only think I would say I would like it to improve on is noise. The road noise is pretty loud BUT then again Subies are not really the quietest car to ride in.

I am starting my research for my next set as well (can never be too early) since I like going into the tire shop and saying what I want as opposed to most people who show up and say put something on the car. I cannot find the G009s on tirerack anymore so IDK if they are discontinued or not. However accroding to the reviews on TR the RE960 A/S pole position looks every comparable to the G009 in price and ratings.

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Old 11-26-2008, 02:40 PM   #4
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G019 replaced G009.

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I had the re950's (generation before RE960) on my nissan sentra for about 70000 miles, absolutely loved them. I replaced them with the G019's. Compared to the the Re950, the G019 has a much softer tread compound, tread blocks are much more "chunky", and it feels to me they have more rolling resistance. Also the profile of the tread is more "rounded" looking on the G019, and the sidewalls of the Re950's were much stiffer. I think the RE960 is definitely going to be a better tire, but the G019's will be a good bang for buck tire...
If it's just $10-20 difference, I'd definitely go for the RE960's.
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you do realize that you are responding to a post that is almost a year old
Its not 2 years tho!!!!
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