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Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

3.9

(3) Customer Reviews

Price Range:  USD $125.99 to $357.30

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195/50R15 (BSW) 009368  82 V
$126.69
205/50R15 (BSW) 009402 200-A-A86 V
$125.99
195/55R16 (BSW) 002986 200-A-A87 V
$139.17
205/45R16 (BSW) 009470 200-A-A87 W
$168.51
205/50R16 (BSW) 002984 200-A-A87 V
$132.66
205/55R16 (BSW) 009436 200-A-A91 V
$155.08
225/50R16 (BSW) 009453 200-A-A92 V
$152.43
205/45R17 (BSW) 009606 200-A-A88 W
$171.61
215/45R17 (BSW) 009521 200-A-A91 W
$143.75
225/45R17 (BSW) 009538 200-A-A94 W
$166.86
235/45R17 (BSW) 009572 200-A-A94 W
$165.17
245/40R17 (BSW) 009674 200-A-A91 W
$163.85
245/45R17 (BSW) 009589 200-A-A95 W
$175.87
255/40R17 (BSW) 009691 200-A-A98 W
$193.29
215/40R18 (BSW) 002980 200-A-A89 W
$185.63
215/45R18 (BSW) 009623 200-A-A93 W
$164.41
225/40R18 (BSW) 009742 200-A-A92 W
$192.07
225/45R18 (BSW) 009640 200-A-A91 W
$210.05
225/50R18 (BSW) 002982 200-A-A95 W
$178.71
235/40R18 (BSW) 009759 200-A-A95 W
$221.03
235/45R18 (BSW) 002964 200-A-A94 W
$193.88
245/40R18 (BSW) 009793 200-A-A97 W
$221.89
245/45R18 (BSW) 009657 200-A-A100 W
$233.48
255/35R18 (BSW) 009844 200-A-A94 W
$261.01
255/40R18 (BSW) 002978 200-A-A95 W
$229.31
265/35R18 (BSW) 009861 200-A-A97 W
$269.83
265/45R18XL (BSW) 002955 200-A-A104 W
$249.61
275/35R18 (BSW) 009878 200-A-A95 W
$269.61
285/30R18 (BSW) 009912  93 W
$296.01
225/35R19 (BSW) 002976 200-A-A88 W
$253.32
235/35R19XL (BSW) 010048 200-A-A91 W
$262.01
235/40R19 (BSW) 002970 200-A-A92 W
$229.76
245/35R19XL (BSW) 010082 200-A-A93 W
$271.06
245/40R19 (BSW) 009980 200-A-A98 W
$250.50
255/35R19 (BSW) 010099 200-A-A96 W
$281.61
265/35R19XL (BSW) 010150 200-A-A98 W
$296.38
265/40R19 (BSW) 002972 200-A-A98 W
$235.99
275/35R19 (BSW) 010116 200-A-A96 W
$315.89
285/35R19 (BSW) 010133 200-A-A99 W
$307.55
305/30R19XL (BSW) 010184  102 W
$338.16
245/35R20XL (BSW) 002966 200-A-A95 W
$295.99
255/40R20 (BSW) 002962  97 W
$256.04
285/35R20 (BSW) 002974  100 W
$320.87
295/30R20XL (BSW) 002968 200-A-A101 W
$357.30

The Potenza RE-71R is an Extreme Performance Summer tire developed for serious sports car, sports coupe and performance sedan driving enthusiasts looking for Bridgestone's fastest DOT-legal street radial. Starting with a clean-sheet approach and a virtual slick tread, all of the design features were fine-tuned to maximize performance, traction, handling and control. Performance-tuned for dry and damp conditions, the Potenza RE-71R, like all Extreme Performance Summer tires, these tires are not intended to be serviced, stored nor driven in near- and below-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

Potenza RE-71R tires employ a newly developed tread compound that enhances grip by increasing contact with the road surface. This compound is molded into a directional tread design featuring a continuous center rib flanked by massive shoulders to provide constant rubber-to-road contact that enhances steering response and cornering stability. While wide circumferential grooves and multi-angle "7-shaped" lateral grooves promote water drainage to help retain wet traction, longitudinal and lateral hydroplaning resistance will be challenged if heavy rain or standing water is encountered. Drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds in these conditions.

The tire's internal structure features a symmetric shape that helps distribute footprint pressure evenly during aggressive cornering. Two wide steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon provide strength, uniform ride quality and high-speed capability.

NOTE: UTQG ratings are not required to be branded on a tire's sidewall during the first six months of production in order to allow the tire manufacturer to use production tires for their testing, so it is not unusual to see UTQG sidewall branding blank when tires are introduced.

Overall 

3.9

Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R
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Dry
(5.0)
Wet
(3.7)
Snow
(2.0)
Handling
(5.0)
Comfort
(3.0)
Noise
(2.3)
Treadwear
(2.0)
Overall:
4.1
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
2.0
Treadwear
1.0

I think anyone who is looking for those tires knows, but the RE71 are not meant for daily driving, they make terrible tread noises and wears out really fast (with combined autocross and street driving those tires will not last a single summer season, thats about 10 autocross event and 8000 street miles). The grip on those are amazing, you won't get any grippier tires short of R-compound. They also tends to lose grip with heat so they are not ideal for track use but more suitable for autocross.

Size: 245/40R17

Vehicle:

Anonymous made this review on 6/12/2017 and is a Extreme (Racetrack style racing)

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Overall:
3.9
Dry
5.0
Wet
3.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
2.0

Very good autocross tire. I could have saved over $250 if I had bought them at Costco instead.

Size: 205/50R15

Vehicle: 2001 Mazda Miata 2 Dr Convertible SE with 30 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 4/10/2016 and is a Extreme (Racetrack style racing)

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Overall:
3.7
Dry
5.0
Wet
3.0
Snow
4.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
1.0
Treadwear
3.0

Excellent high performance tire. Probably a little overkill for my particular car.

Size: 225/45R17

Vehicle: 2016 Scion FR-S 2 Dr Coupe Base (215/45R17 87 W) with 1000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 3/29/2016 and is a Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)

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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)

Manufacturer Warranty Brochure

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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.