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Yup! 225/35-18 I still haven't found their limit (archive)

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Posted by -Huzurdd on July 16, 2001 at 21:43:51:

In Reply to: any1 have bridgestoe potenzas, do you like them? posted by Sev '88 on July 16, 2001 at 21:10:40:

I have tried finding the limit on these tires. But I don't think it can safely be done on the street without risk. I have taken 25mph corners at 40-45 the rear slides progressively but no snap no travel or walking. The only time the rear walked a little on me is when I took a sweeped freeway interchange with a kink in the apex speed limit was posted at 55mph. I took this at about 90 with no interior and using both lanes to hit the apex just right. I guess with the stiff suspension and no weight the rear started walking. It was so gradual I didn't notice until I saw a slight pitch angle and the steering wheel was light to right steer inputs. Only then did I realize the rear was sliding ever so gently or walking its called. This was after I exited the apex. I felt no danger just a little surprise to the slight slide. (don't try this at home) I love the tires but feel tire pressure is important. Especially if your gutting it out to track. Wet grip is more than I am willing to explore, considering all the money I poured into this car. Try them I think you like them, I do...
Also I have found these to be the quitest tires to run. Check out tire rack, you can compare tires. There are fields like tire noise ,tread wear, performance and ratings by other users with comments.
BTW: mine are the pole position better pattern for the wet. Suspension set-up: Bilstein sport with H&R race springs, ST Bars and 21LB BBS wheels 18x8. Engine lowered 3/4 inch, tranny lowered 1/4 inch.
-George



what are your opinions of them? are they as good as they claim to be? what about wet traction?





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