If you're used to run flats, you probably won't find them hard. Pretty much every other tyre you can buy at a similar price point is superior to the Potenza for every measureable attribute.
If I buy two new tyres from Protyre, would Protyre offer free wheel rotation when it comes to fitting them? Would rather have the new ones on the rear.
Had Potenzas on a BMW M and never had any issues ...
I had my 2018 Polo GTI+ come on these from the factory. I hadn't had these before although Potenzas were awful. I gave them a shot for a few thousand miles, they were just as bad. Tramping from 30% throttle in the dry and 20% in the wet. Rear grip going around roundabouts was extremely fidgety. They had to go. Swapped to Michelin PS4s and they don't tramp unless you're giving it 70% throttle from a standstill, they're a hell of a lot quieter, the ride is so much more comfortable and turn-in grip is unshakeable. It's like driving a different car. When my wife's GTI+ came, I drove it straight to Costco and swapped to Michelin PS4 the day we got it. They went straight on ebay. Turanzas are still a rock hard compound that give poor traction, grip and ride comfort. They're noisy too. Apparently Potenzas are a good track tyre because track use gets them warm enough to soften up and provide some grip. In everyday use though, these tyres are so hard, they should be called "Flintstones".
As much as economy is a category for consideration, in reality, the difference between the brands is tiny if they're inflated to correct pressures. I personally wouldn't have Bridgestones at even half price. I've had Bridgestones come on a string of performance VWs from new, and it doesn't matter whether they're Turanza T005s, Potenza S001s or Potenza RE050, they all suffer the same issues - a rock hard compounds gives them lots of tyre noise, abysmal traction and grip in the wet or dry when compared to their peers. If you've got a FWD car with Bridgestones on, they'll be spinning up and thumping the asphalt (tramping).when you pull away with even a modest amount of throttle. They do last a hell of a long time (because of the rock hard compound). You really can't go wrong with Michelin Primacy or PS4 (for performance cars). Goodyear Asy 5 are also pretty good. I'd steer clear of Continental Contisport tyres - they perform well but you'll be lucky to get half the mileage out of them as you would with Michelins or Goodyears.
Posted 21st Jun 2020Posted 21st Jun 2020
Buy 2 OR 4 Bridgestone Tyres In Any Size And Get Up To £40 Worth Of Amazon Vouchers
My nearest participating supplier is 42.7 miles away (annoyed)
£10 for two 16" or below Bridgestone tyres purchased.£20 for four 16" or below Bridgestone tyres purchased.£20 for two 17” and above Bridgestone tyres purchased.£40 for four 17" and above Bridgestone tyres purchased.
Thanks, that clears it up
Posted 10th Nov 2010Posted 10th Nov 2010
Free Bridgestone Tyre Gauge (go to deal broken, use link in deal posting)
Use this link and it still works. http://tyresafety.eu/order - simate A free tyre gauge available from Bridgestone. Enough said. Get a grip on tyre safety with this easy-to-use,… Read more