Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

3.54

(4) Customer Reviews

Price Range:  USD $160.99 to $405.99

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Specs: 245/45R19
Product Code: 123446
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Speed Rating: W
Load Index: 98
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Enjoy a new level of confidence with the Bridgestone Potenza™ RE970AS Pole Position™. With this tire, Bridgestone delivers an ideal blend of ultra-high performance handling with the added benefits of enhanced wear and all-season traction. Thanks to advanced technologies, including a silica-rich performance compound, "stealth" tread elements and 3D siping, this tire will help you take the road by storm

  • Continuous Center Rib for steering responsiveness
  • 3D Siping for improved braking and traction
  • Fottprint optimized for even load distribution to enhance wear performance

Overall 

3.5

Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
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Dry
(4.8)
Wet
(4.0)
Snow
(1.0)
Handling
(4.3)
Comfort
(3.8)
Noise
(4.0)
Treadwear
(3.0)
Overall:
3.6
Dry
4.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
4.0

Just got them and, so far like them a lot. Good all around tire for a performance car that is a daily driver. Not sure how long they will last here in SW Florida because, the roads and heat here wipe out tires with a quickness compared to other places.

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Vehicle: 1000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 5/17/2014 and is a Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)

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Overall:
4.1
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
3.0

After a lot of research, I decided to go with these tires. I've only had them on my car roughly 2 weeks. So far, there is no road noise coming from them. Handling seems to be improved over stock tire 235/50/18 Pirelli's. Only time will tell how the treadwear will be but these are only used for the summer. The tires do feel a little firmer though and ride quality hasn't been affected either. I highly recommend these tires if you're looking for a new set.

Size: 255/40R19

Vehicle: 2011 Ford Mustang Coupe Automatic Transmission with 500 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 3/18/2013 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
3.9
Dry
5.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
4.0

Road noise and terribly snow handling, makes me regret why I bought these. I have Good Year Fuel Max all season on my wife's car and they are much netter than the Potenza.VT

Size: 235/45R17

Vehicle: 40000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 2/11/2013 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
2.6
Dry
5.0
Wet
3.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
2.0
Noise
2.0
Treadwear
1.0

If noise and comfort are not your priority, it's an OK tire. However, the RE970 is loud and the road imperfections transmit through the car quite easily, even more so that the stock Goodyear RSA. Fuel mileage is not good (my Civic's consumption when up around 8% over stock) due to poor rolling resistance. On several stretches of downhill where I used to coast down at 60 km/h, with the RE970AS tires the car would actually Slow Down while going the same downhill. Worse of all, after sitting outside overnight on cold nights, the tires would develop flat spots, causing a bumpy ride for about 10 minutes before warming up. After a month of use, I returned them for Michelin Pilot Exalto for about $150 more. The whole car changed - quiet, comfortable, fuel economy returned, no more flat spots in in the morning. And the traction in the rain on the Pilots is superior to the RE970AS. Can't rate on Treadwear or Snow, but I couldn't leave them blank.

Size: 205/55R16

Vehicle: 2007 Honda Civic EX Sedan (Civic EX Sedan) with 1200 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 1/22/2013 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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