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Old 01-06-2003, 09:36 PM   #1
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225/45 ZR17 Bridgestone Potenza RE070 directional performance tires? Anyone have any info on this tire? I could not find them listed on the Bridgestone web site. Nothing at tire rack. Only a few listings on a google search. I'm asuming they are a good tire but after my last OEM Bridgestones I figure a little research would be in order.
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Old 01-06-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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these tires are special made for the WRX STi
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Old 01-06-2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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Per my searches on google the NSX type R is equiped with these tires but I didn't turn up any other info
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:27 PM   #4
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Sticky track rubber with some grooves. Very similar tire to the Yoko tire on the EVO.
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:39 PM   #5
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Very sticky rubber with rather nice and progressive breakaway. Quite user-friendly. Don't know what the performance in the rain is like, though. Much better than 040's in the dry, however!

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Old 01-06-2003, 11:54 PM   #6
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*Flame suit on* Those are Ultra High Performance All Seasons?
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:01 AM   #7
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They are summer tires.
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:12 AM   #8
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Those should last 8000 miles or so. Maybe up to 12,000
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:16 AM   #9
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My suggestion: by some 18" wheels and another set of more friendly rubber for daily driving and keep the stockers for track days.
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:25 AM   #10
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Who will be to blame when WRXs are wrecked if they come with good tires
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:37 AM   #11
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My suggestion: by some 18" wheels and another set of more friendly rubber for daily driving and keep the stockers for track days.

That just seemed odd to me. "Keep the stockers for track days."
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:43 AM   #12
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Cool, ain't it?
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Does anyone know how these tires compare to so3's?
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Old 01-16-2003, 03:45 PM   #14
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More grip, shorter life.

Not sure about wet traction. They have pretty big grooves but there is a lot of rubber there.

They are somewhat similar to the RE-040 but lighter (!) and I presume softer and stickier.

I bet they are a great track/autocross tire.

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Old 01-16-2003, 06:50 PM   #16
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Thanx for the info. I'm curious to know if Tire Rack will sell this tire? As was mentioned it does not even appear on the Bridgestone web sight.
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Old 01-16-2003, 07:21 PM   #17
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At the moment only OEM/dealer sales - the only cars wearing this tyre AFAIK are the STi and NSX type R!! We are in great company

And yes, they are very sticky, not really designed for long life and grip like limpets. They are also very consistent on break away, IMHO.

I just can't wait to see the posts, "I was on track for 5 hours thrashing M3s and pulling huge drifts, but my tyres are completely trashed. Time for a class aciton suit"
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:12 PM   #18
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I wonder how much it'll cost to order new tires through a dealer?

This may be a good option for regular WRXs with 17s.
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Old 01-17-2003, 12:11 AM   #19
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We'll blame the knucklehead behind the wheel.

I personally think you should have to show some credentials before you are allowed to buy a car like the STi. Kinda prove to them you are not a "vehicle operator" and are really a "driver".

That will bring more lawsuits then the wrecked cars will.

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Old 01-17-2003, 12:53 AM   #20
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Like the RE-011 recommended for the BBS wheels on the WRX I assume Subaru will provide a part number for you to take to your friendly local Bridgestone dealer.

Hey, the E350 van I just bought has Firestones on it. Are they anything like the S-03's?

Sorry, couldn't help that.

I think even the RE-040 would be a fine tire for summer use/track days.

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Old 01-17-2003, 01:09 AM   #21
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I'm sorry but If I were you replacing said firestones would be a ASAP deal for me. Firestone didn't recall all its problem tires, as evedenced by the fact that there is a single firestone still on the road. I saw a bloody SATURN toss its tread off of its firestone tire in the same way that the explorers did. Hmm, much different tire, much different size, same problem.

Not to mention the utter lack of grip in anyconditions other than wet (yes wet traction on those sacks is virtualy the same as its dry), poor steering response, and poor ride all make me hate firestones tires.

Of course the cheap POS goodyear I got to replace the flat Michelien on my Explorer is virtualy identical in its lack of performance to the Firestone tire I have as a spare.
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Old 01-17-2003, 05:33 AM   #23
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I have Firestone tires on my 01 Civic company car and they hold up to daily beatings pretty well
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Old 01-17-2003, 06:45 AM   #24
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Are you also going to complain that 300 ft./lbs. of torque + AWD strained your neck? Geez. Get real people...as Subaru already said....THIS CAR IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. The fact that they match the rest of the car to the engine (the use of real performance rubber being but one of many pieces) puts them in rare territory, and they should be APPLAUDED for that!

Anyway...they must have some confidence in their drivetrain to put that sticky of rubber on the car with that much torque

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Old 01-28-2003, 08:20 PM   #25
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225/45 ZR17 Bridgestone Potenza RE070 directional performance tires? Anyone have any info on this tire? I could not find them listed on the Bridgestone web site. Nothing at tire rack. Only a few listings on a google search. I'm asuming they are a good tire but after my last OEM Bridgestones I figure a little research would be in order.
BTW, SuperRuWRX

These are Asymmetrical tires like the Azenis. Where one side is the outside and the other is the inside. With a directional. Either side can be the inside or outside. The tire has an arrow on the side to point the direction in which it should rotate when the car is going forward.

Here are two PZero's for example.

Asymmetrical


Directional
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