Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R 009844

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

Specs: 255/35R18
Product Code: 009844
UTQG: 200-A-A
Speed Rating: W
Load Index: 94
Sidewall: BSW
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255/35R18 (BSW) 009844 200-A-A94 W
$307.73

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 

4.0

Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R
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Dry
(5.0)
Wet
(3.8)
Snow
(1.6)
Handling
(5.0)
Comfort
(3.2)
Noise
(2.6)
Treadwear
(2.2)
Overall:
4.3
Dry
5.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
3.0

Haven't had a chance to really drive on these tires yet but I've had them on my FRS before so I thought I'd give it a review. They're on my weekend car with collector plates (which get 2~3000 km's a year) so despite the very low treadwear they'll be fine for what I use them for. I also autocross half a dozen times+ a year so they'll be great for that I'm sure! The tires are noisy and not the most comfortable but for road legal tires with tremendous grip and consistent/predictable handling there are few tires out there as good as these! I wouldn't recommend daily driving them tho since they do tend to wear quite quickly.

Size: 205/50R15

Vehicle: 1991 Mazda Miata 2 Dr Convertible Base with 15 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 3/4/2019 and is a Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)

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Overall:
4.1
Dry
5.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
2.0

My 4th set. Pretty much the only dry AutoX tire for street class. You don't buy it for treadwear, comfort or noise, right?

Size: 215/45R17

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Anonymous made this review on 10/6/2018 and is a Extreme (Racetrack style racing)

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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

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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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