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Old 09-11-2000, 07:40 AM   #1
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Question Bridgestone Potenza RE-010's

They've got a "left" and "right" side designation, and are original equipment on WRX STi type RA Version VI's apparently. Are they a decent tire? TireRack has 'em listed as "ultra high performance" but all the negativity about the RE92 makes me wonder... Anybody ever tortured a set of these?

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Old 09-11-2000, 08:24 AM   #2
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I don't think anybody has a set of the RE 010's for their Impreza, but I think they come as standard equipment on Type-R's.

I really think that the RE92 & the Wilderness are the only weak links in the Bridgestone/Firestone lineup. Look at their other tires, like the S-02, S-02PP, S-01, RE71... much better.
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Old 09-11-2000, 10:01 AM   #3
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The RE010 is an excellent tire that can be compared to only the likes of the Bridgestone S-02 Pole Position. It is super grippy and great in wet. Even though it looks similar to the RE71, it's a different compound. The RE010 has a relatively short tread wear life.

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Old 09-11-2000, 10:17 AM   #4
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Humma. I've got a set, and I'm trying to decide if I want to sell 'em and get a set of S02's. I suppose the smart money says (since I already own 'em and they probably don't suck) that I should drive 'em bald THEN get the S02's, eh?
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Old 09-11-2000, 10:24 AM   #5
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If you already have a set, mount them! You won't be disappointed until the tires are bald after 6000 miles.

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Old 09-11-2000, 01:39 PM   #6
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The RE010 comes standard on the Australian spec WRX and STi. I recently saw a Jap spec STi Type RA import which had Potenzas on it that were very different to the tyre on the Australian spec cars. From memory both were designated RE010, this surpised me.

The Jap spec type was very similar to the tread pattern and compound of a Falken Azenis tyre (which is one of the best tyres for the WRX - alhough you only get between 15000-25000 kms wear)

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Old 09-11-2000, 05:00 PM   #7
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I've got a Jap Spec STi, that came with Bridgestone SO1 RE 010's , and IMHO, they are terrible, The SO2's are so much better.
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Old 09-11-2000, 06:50 PM   #8
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As a side note, the 010's have the lowest treadwear rating, at 120, of any street tire that I am aware of. They are also standard equipment on NSX's. There was a class action lawsuit against Accura over the use of the tires with some NSX drivers getting only 5K miles out of a set. With that said, they seem like they would make one heck of a good autocross street tire!
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Old 09-11-2000, 07:03 PM   #9
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yes the RE 010's come standard on US/Canadian Type-R's. they are amazing tires and no one, that i've seen, who own's a Type-R and has tried a different tire has found one better.
although they are expensive (about $170 each), have a very low tread rating (expect only about 10,000 miles) and cannot be used in the snow (almost undriveable).
they do also come on NSX's but even though it's the same model tire it has a completely different tread pattern.
the one's on the R are for 15" rims.
they came with my R and will be the only tire on it, aside from autox's and the winter months.
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Old 09-11-2000, 10:23 PM   #10
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I've got 205/50-16's on 5-spoke STi wheels (mounted already, even) and from what you guys are saying, it doesn't sound like I'll be hurting myself by wearing them out, even if they do only last for ~6k miles. Thanks for the input

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Old 09-12-2000, 01:04 AM   #11
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Ehhhh?

I had a set of RE010's delivered on my MY00 Turbo...they suck ASS (to put it in Cartman's terms)...they are far too soft for serious road use - they overheat and get slippy as hell, and grip in the wet is at best poor.

Got me a set of 17" GoodYear F1's, smiling ever since.



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Old 09-12-2000, 05:00 AM   #12
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Getting a set of B'stone RE710's tomorrow. Will post a report after they break in. When/If I get the WRX, I will be getting a set of Toyo Proxies T1-S's.

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Old 09-12-2000, 06:10 AM   #13
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Another confirmation the RE010s are on the Impreza GT Turbo as well.

I was able to take it home last night, but didn't do much driving as Ann Arbor was flooded. drats. They are 100% quieter than my BFG Comp T/As. I get the car agin tonight, hopefully the weather cooperates.

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Old 09-13-2000, 07:05 PM   #14
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Yup, the RE010s appear on stock Turbos in the UK and Australia (and probably Europe too, if you could find one).

But there are a few issues:

"As a side note, the 010's have the lowest treadwear rating, at 120, of any street tire that I am aware of."

This is irrelevant, no? Manufacturers use different ratings to each other. Bridgestone's 120 might be Michelin's 280.

> They are also standard equipment on NSX's.

Must have been only in America. They have Yokohamas elsewhere.

> There was a class action lawsuit against
> Accura over the use of the tires

Like I said - only in America...

The RE010s obviously have their detractors, as all tyres do, but they are regarded as not bad for stock tyres, in direct contrast to the economy-tyre RE92. I have RE030s on my Legacy - a similar tread/carcass design with the same speed and load ratin. They're very good, if not the last word in dry grip. Only a set of uncompromising tyres like Proxes T1-S, P-Zeros or Michelin Pilot Sports would be superior enough to warrant the extra expense.

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