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Old 01-15-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Bridgestone RE-11 update

Luke posted this up in the Tire & Wheel section. Figured people would be very interested here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1677913

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The new Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Extreme Performance Summer tire has arrived.

I will have more info in the near future but, I can tell you that this is a North American-spec tire, which is different than the original version already available in Japan. But, before you think that we are getting an inferior product, know that Bridgestone North America has done extensive testing, and has developed a spec that is faster at street tire autocross competition (where the RE-01R has already been very competitive) than both the Potenza RE-01R and the JDP-spec RE-11.

The Potenza RE-11 is an Extreme Performance Summer tire developed for enthusiastic sports car, sports coupe and performance sedan drivers. The Potenza RE-11 is designed to combine traction, handling and driving control with good noise and ride comfort. The Potenza RE-11 is tuned for dry and wet conditions but like all summer tires, it not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

The Potenza RE-11 is the first Potenza street tire to incorporate Bridgestone's 3D Seamless Stealth technology originally introduced in their Formula 1 and GP2 racing tires. The Potenza RE-11 features an asymmetric tread pattern that combines massive outboard independent shoulder blocks interlocked with a notched circumferential intermediate rib that provides the lateral stiffness needed to enhance steering response and increase dry cornering traction. Inboard, a continuous intermediate rib and notched shoulder rib are separated by wide, straight circumferential grooves that provide water evacuation to resist hydroplaning and enhance wet traction.

The tire's internal structure features a custom designed asymmetric shape that helps distribute footprint pressure more evenly by keeping the straighter outboard sidewall from "falling down" while helping the more rounded inboard sidewall resist "falling away" during aggressive cornering. Two wide steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon provide strength, uniform ride quality and high-speed capability.

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 tires feature black letter styling and are available in selected 55-, 50-, 45-, 40-, 35-, and 30-series V- or W-speed rated sizes for 15" to 19" wheel diameters.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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american spec FTL ...
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:04 PM   #3
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yea i was super excited.. till i read the north american spec... the re-11's in japan are supposed to be way better then the re01r's. I'm sure the re11's will be nice here.. as well.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:58 PM   #4
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Teleca Q7; Brew 3.1.5; U; en) 240X400 LGE VX9700)

at least it's faster than the 01r :] but at what price? most likely more expensive than the z1 ss still...
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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Japanese spec tires will always be better than what we get here in the states. I remember when yokohama introduced the advan neova here; the hardcores were still trying to get the japanese version since they were slightly better.

If I remember correctly, the neovas were really cheap in japan as well.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:45 PM   #6
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I should be used to them by the time I get to Lincoln. I wish that I had them now. Hopefully, I won't hate the Kumho XS's that I just recieved.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:22 AM   #7
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wait huh... the article sais that the american version is slightly better then the japanese ones??? lol

Ive got the re01r on my sti and boy do i LOVE those tires
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:10 AM   #8
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sweet heavens, this thread is full of retard

"But, before you think that we are getting an inferior product, know that Bridgestone North America has done extensive testing, and has developed a spec that is faster at street tire autocross competition (where the RE-01R has already been very competitive) than both the Potenza RE-01R and the JDP-spec RE-11."
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:27 PM   #9
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sweet heavens, this thread is full of retard

"But, before you think that we are getting an inferior product, know that Bridgestone North America has done extensive testing, and has developed a spec that is faster at street tire autocross competition (where the RE-01R has already been very competitive) than both the Potenza RE-01R and the JDP-spec RE-11."
No kidding! You guys, it will be faster AND cheaper. Why is everyone so down on Bridgestone? Jeez!

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Old 01-16-2009, 01:04 PM   #10
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The Potenza RE-11 features an asymmetric tread pattern that combines massive outboard independent shoulder blocks interlocked with a notched circumferential intermediate rib that provides the lateral stiffness needed to enhance steering response and increase dry cornering traction.
Sweet, asymmetric = wheel rotations with a cross instead of just front <-> back. :P
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:19 PM   #11
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Sweet, asymmetric = wheel rotations with a cross instead of just front <-> back. :P
They appear to be directional as well, so I don't know if cross rotations would be ideal for the street. But who cares about the street?
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:30 PM   #12
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No kidding! You guys, it will be faster AND cheaper. Why is everyone so down on Bridgestone? Jeez!

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Sizes are listed on the TireRack site.

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Old 01-16-2009, 02:39 PM   #14
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so...it looks like 235/40/17 is the size for us so far. i'm hoping for 245/40/17 or 255/40/17.
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:52 PM   #15
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i will say this

so far re01r's have been the best perfomance street tire i've tracked on.. I'm on dunlops now and will see how they do. but if this out performs re01r's then its already a winner.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:57 PM   #16
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so...it looks like 235/40/17 is the size for us so far. i'm hoping for 245/40/17 or 255/40/17.
for real. it's still early, though.
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Actually I've imported a set of RE-11s from Japan last summer. I have mixed feelings about these. They are horrible on wet surfaces, just a tad better than RE070s, causing the car a pretty aggressive understeer. I wasn't satisfied on street tarmac or track surface neither.

Maybe my 2550 lbs Type R STi is just too light for these tyres, but I burn them even in 2nd on totally dry surface.

I've been running RE-01Rs for a short time, I liked those waaay better...next up is the Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:18 PM   #18
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Maybe my 2550 lbs Type R STi
can i have your car?
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:35 PM   #20
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Tell them we want the RE55S!!!
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Actually I've imported a set of RE-11s from Japan last summer. I have mixed feelings about these. They are horrible on wet surfaces, just a tad better than RE070s, causing the car a pretty aggressive understeer. I wasn't satisfied on street tarmac or track surface neither.

Maybe my 2550 lbs Type R STi is just too light for these tyres, but I burn them even in 2nd on totally dry surface.

I've been running RE-01Rs for a short time, I liked those waaay better...next up is the Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec
Size?
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Better performance, for less money... Bridgestone is teh magic.
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Size?
225/45R17 I've tested them to the limits, but not satisfied at all. Looks like the sidewalls are stiff, but they feel soft when cornering. Tried numerous psi front/rear, nothing helped much
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I'm considering this for the next tire for my daily. I think it fits the bill for what I am going for.
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FFS, can i get a 235 16, 225 15, or 255 13?!??! whats with all these fat bastage r1c3r sizes
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