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Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Run Flat

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For All Vehicles (5)   7.7

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (5 Total Reviews)

72 of 131 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

November 06, 2013
2008 BMW 328I CONVERTBLE E93
BIXBY, OK
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 1 month
Miles Driven on Tires: 50000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Theyre very thick and doesnt drag in the back when you take off slowly at an intersection. So worth the cost!

Tire Cons

None Provided

Matt helped me find a great deal on these tires! They had fast service and the car doesnt drag anymore. Bridgestone is it!
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366 of 670 people found the following review helpful

  8.5

July 13, 2012
2011 BMW 328I COUPE E92
RICHARDSON, TX
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 1 month
Miles Driven on Tires: 1000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   7.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction   4.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Maintains factory handling and feel.

Tire Cons

Low tread life and will become noisy after a short time.

Word of advice, if you have a BMW or similar sports car and these were your factory tires, stick with them! The performance and feel that you had with the OEM tires will be maintained. I first started with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires as replacements for the Potenzas and my 328i hated them! It almost made me motion sick to drive the car due to the poor handling compared with the OEM Bridgestone Potenzas. So even though they wear quickly you will keep your OEM feel!
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316 of 581 people found the following review helpful

  8.8

November 02, 2012
2012 BMW 335I COUPE E92
ARLINGTON, TX
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 9800
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   3.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Traction is phenominal.

Tire Cons

The only con at all is that they wear out, but that is why their grip is so good!

An Awesome set of tires. These tires Grab the road like two opposing poles of a magnet. I have a 2012 BMW 335i coupe with the M sport package . I have taken a 90 degree corner @ 65-70 mph. They are amazing. They do what you ask them to do as long as you stay on the gas and your not trying to coast through the corner period.
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354 of 678 people found the following review helpful

  5.2

August 27, 2012
2007 BMW 335I CONVRTBLE E93
SACRAMENTO, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 1 year
Miles Driven on Tires: 12000
Ride Comfort   3.0
Cornering/Steering   5.0
Ride Noise   2.0
Tread Life   7.0
Dry Traction   7.0
Wet Traction   7.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again No

Tire Pros

There are none except price and then why compromise your ride for price anyhow?

Tire Cons

Loud, poor thread design and is unable to absorb any road imperfections.

There are far too many negative reviews here on this tire to justify more to be said other than expect a miserable ride and sub-par handling. Run-flats provide for a sub-standard ride anyhow but this Bridgestone/Firestone tire is a complete failing in design and performance.
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271 of 543 people found the following review helpful

  6.2

April 13, 2013
2007 BMW 328I CONVERTBLE E93
SAN DIEGO, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 2 years
Miles Driven on Tires: 12000
Ride Comfort   6.0
Cornering/Steering   7.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   4.0
Dry Traction   7.0
Wet Traction N/A
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Not Likely

Tire Pros

Run flat

Tire Cons

Short life, mediocre ride

I'm not a driver who is hard on tires. I drive about 6000 mi per year. Car has 35000 mi and I'm about ready for a fourth set. Shameful. For the price, it's not worth it.
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