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Old 05-09-2000, 11:52 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Bridgestone RE730 test results just in at the Tirerack!

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/bs_re730_rd.html

It handily whooped on the Dunlop SP Sport 8000, but I wonder why they didn't test it against the RE71. Probably would have had similar results...
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Old 05-09-2000, 01:04 PM   #2
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Huh? The RE730's aren't exactly expensive @$97/corner! I guess I don't see your point.

I'm glad they've finally scored those bad boys! I'm in for a set
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Old 05-09-2000, 01:11 PM   #3
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Did someone not read the article?

The two tires it's compared against are cheaper AND older. I want it compared against the Yokohama AVS S1 and the Kuhmo 712.
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Old 05-09-2000, 01:14 PM   #4
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guys,
I've already been running these tires for about 2,000 miles already. These tires are awesome. I would even say their real world driving results are a bit low in my estimation (when comparing to tires in the same category). The handling is especially sweet with these. Wet weather traction is another amazing aspect of these tires. Highly recommended from me. By the way, take these tires through the twisties at high speeds...beautiful..and not even a sound from them either..nothing.
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Old 05-09-2000, 01:58 PM   #5
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Hello,

I agree with Colin. What is up with testing the RE71 replacement and not showing how it fares against the RE71? Or rather than test it against the AVS Sports, test it against the similarly priced AVSi! The RE71 and the AVSi are competitors. The RE0730 is designed to be better in the wet, ride better, etc. Given that it's only a year newer and the same brand as the RE71, the fact that it's treadwear rating is double (300 versus the RE71's 140) means something - like it's probably successful at being a better riding tire and probably not as good of a performance tire.

The RE71s were great... on par with the AVSi's.

Joel (who used to think the RE71s sucked until he tried some)
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Old 05-09-2000, 02:06 PM   #6
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I would also like to see this tirre up against the Kuhmo 712s and something else that is newer and similar in price.

Of course I am parnaoid about other people's tire reveiws so I'll suspend judgement until I get to drive it myself.
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Old 05-09-2000, 02:26 PM   #7
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Joel,
The RE-71's are way older than 1 year. I believed they were developed for the Porsche 959, i think that goes back as far as 87 or 88. I have no experience with the new silica compound tires, but have heard that the treadwear improvement is dramatic over carbon black compounds and wet traction is much better. So the 730s have closer to 10 years of technology over the 71s.

That said I would like to see the 730's tested against contemporary tires as well as the RE-71s. Only testing them against the sp-8000s and AVS Inter's doesn't make sense.

Tim
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Old 05-09-2000, 02:57 PM   #8
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Anyone tried these in the snow? TireRack's page says "unknown".
I'm looking for a set of year-round tires for Seattle without getting a second site of wheels/tires.
(Snow driving == once a week into the mountains in winter, usually about 40 miles of snow driving, anything better than the RE92 is OK.)
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Old 05-09-2000, 03:55 PM   #9
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mb2k,

You talking about the 730s? If so, they're summer tires... which means snow performance will be dangerously poor. But that's as-designed.

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Old 05-09-2000, 04:02 PM   #10
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Ah! Good! These are the tires I'll probably end up with.

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Old 05-09-2000, 09:25 PM   #11
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The Kumho 712's are not an 'old' tire by any means, they are actually too new to be rated yet.

I have had them on the car for almost 3 weeks now and couldn't be happier with the Kumhos, even if they were $100 ea, i would still praise them.

One track event on them, and now some good terrential downpour over the last couple days and these tires are awesome.
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Old 05-10-2000, 12:10 AM   #12
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I wonder how objective Tire Rack is, seeing how they'd probably like to sell their latest (& more expensive) wares. They don't explain how they score the tires anywhere. Even the filename of this article is named BS_RE730...

Like when they used to push the Blizzak snow tire so much while the much cheaper Dunlop snow tires sat in the background, but an independent magazine tested the Dunlops & the Blizzaks to be equal in performance.

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Old 05-10-2000, 12:26 AM   #13
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True! I would be interested in seeing it tested against modern tires of similar type.
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Old 05-10-2000, 06:33 AM   #14
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I'm getting my RE730's installed tonight.
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