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Bridgestone Potenza RE730 and Potenza S-03 (more) (archive)

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Posted by dahveed on June 29, 2001 at 03:21:23:

In Reply to: Tire brands and sizes? Any recommendations 15" posted by anthony on June 28, 2001 at 17:04:18:

I have 195/50-15 RE730s on 15x6 alloys, and I think that for the value ($92 for 205/50-15) they are nice, decent budget Z-rated tires. They grip adequately in the dry (I demand a lot from tires!), and very well in the wet. The sidewalls aren't that stiff, so although there may be less handling performance, they ride fairly smooth for high perf. tires.

If I were to step up to better tires, I would get the new Potenza S-03 Pole Position. The cost is greater ($151 for 205/50-15), but they look to be a great high perf. tire.

I know I'm starting to sound like a commercial, but only Bridgestone and Michelin make tires for F1, and Michelin doesn't offer much in 15" anymore.

If you want dry traction that blows minds find a set of the old BFG R1s or some new Kumho V700s, both of which are DOT legal racing tires.

Dave
'68 1600-2


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