Bridgestone Potenza RE040

2.86

(8) Customer Reviews

Price Range:  USD $228.99 to $273.99

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The Potenza RE040 is an Ultra High Performance Summer Original Equipment tire designed to complement the performance of sports coupes and sports cars including the Acura NSX, Audi TT, BMW 3-Series, Lexus SC430, Nissan 350Z and Toyota MR2. The Potenza RE040 was developed to provide good traction along with responsive and predictable dry and wet road handling. Like all summer tires, the Potenza RE040 tires are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

On the outside, the Potenza RE040 features a high grip tread compound molded into a subtly directional tread design. A continuous center rib and large rectangular tread blocks provide responsive handling, high-speed stability and traction on dry roads, while circumferential and lateral tread grooves are aimed to pump water out from under the tire's footprint to minimize hydroplaning and aid wet traction. Internally, the Potenza RE040 features twin steel belts reinforced by spiral wrapped nylon to stabilize the tread area and enhance handling, high-speed capability and ride quality while minimizing weight. The fabric cord body and hard rubber sidewall filler helps blend uniform ride quality with steering response and lateral stability

Overall 

2.9

Bridgestone Potenza RE040
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Dry
(3.5)
Wet
(1.9)
Snow
(1.3)
Handling
(3.3)
Comfort
(2.6)
Noise
(2.1)
Treadwear
(1.8)
Overall:
1.0
Dry
1.0
Wet
1.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
1.0
Comfort
1.0
Noise
1.0
Treadwear
1.0

 

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Anonymous made this review on 2/17/2011 and is a Cautious, Reserved Driver

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Overall:
4.4
Dry
5.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
2.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
3.0

Noise has not been an issue for me, second set I have bought of these and never had noise problems. Great in the dry, horrible in snow, they do wear down a little quick and are expensive.

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Anonymous made this review on 10/22/2010 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
2.6
Dry
3.0
Wet
1.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
3.0

2006 Mazda RX8 GT MTX - 225/45/18 -

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Mike made this review on 12/13/2008 and is a Habit Not Specified

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Warranty summary for replacement tires purchased on or after 01/Oct/2015

Treadlife Warranty

N/A OR See Qualified Warranty Tires

Uniformity Warranty

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Workmanship Materials Warranty

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Manufacturers Road Hazard Warranty

Bridgestone DriveGuard (1 Year / 12,000 miles of use / first 2/32" of wear)

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Manufacturer Special Warranty

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Special Notes:

Warranty information provided may be innacurate, or may be out of date. Please see official manufacturer's warranty brochure for specific details.

New vehicle Original Equipment tire warranties often differ from those covering replacement tires. Consult your vehicle documents to confirm Original Equipment tire warranty coverage.