Average in the dry poor in wet conditions
Ive only done about 800km on these tires so far ,the tread pattern looks nice and that's where it ends! compared to my old Michelin's pilot sport 3 ,they lack grip, especially in the wet, for any one with a high performance car id suggest you spend a bit more and get the New Michelin Pilot Sport 4S!!!
Great tyres in the wet and dry
I have these tyres on my VE SS ute after having no-name brands in the past, these are expensive but well worth it IMO, front end feel and initial turn-in is sharp and positive, all-around grip is good, wet weather handling has been no issue, road noise has been good compared to some cheap tyres I've owned. I have another ute with Continental Sportcontact tyres and it's hard to pick a winner out of the Bridgestones and the Continentals.
Absolutely impressed this is my second set audi s3 hatch
all round grip in wet and dry weather conditions and love the spirted drives and hangs on through the corners.very impressed.i have always used other brands but the re003 were on the car when i bought 55,000kms drove on them for 3 years and I replaced nov 19,very well priced aswell.
Purchased in November 2019.
Great performance and value
Fitted these to my 2012 VE Calais Sportwagon V8 as a replacement for the original RE050 tyres. Similar performance and better value. Ride, handling and traction good in all weather conditions. Low noise level. Tyres had only travelled 10,000km when the vehicle was sold but plenty of life left.
Grip ok but unbelievable bad road noise
Bought these instead of the Falken tyres on the advise of the manager at Bob Jane T-Mart, grip is ok in the dry, good not great in the wet but having done only 5000klm on them the road noise is incredible, loudest tyres I have even driven on, will definitely not buy them again, no wonder they are buy 3 and get 4th one free....absolute terrible tyre.
Beautifully Engineered Tyres
I don’t always write reviews, so the product has to be good for me to recommend. I’ve had many different tyres on my VX-VZ Commys and FG Falcons over the years. Out of all the tyres none has given me greater joy! I had wanted these for ages, but hadn’t saved enough money, but alas one day my local Bridgestone Select Narre Warren had a buy 3 tyres get the fourth free deal. I had them fitted to a refurbished set of 18” Commodore rims. They have well exceeded my expectations. The grip around corners and in the wet! OMG, if I wanted to fishtail my ...RWD Commodore in the wet now, I couldn’t!! They are wearing reasonably well. Road noise is almost non existent! I do a fair bit of Freeway Driving, I’d probably do 250ks a week to work and back. But travelling around the burbs is more than pleasurable on these tyres. And honestly if you have a commodore or Falcon, I would Highly recommend these tyres. If you can get a four for 3 deal on these tyres, jump on it.
Purchased in December 2019 for A$1,000.00.
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Good griping but won’t last long
I bought these tyres based on a friend advice. I drove them for almost 40,000 km.
Very good in wet weather, good griping. But didn’t last long. Not bad tyres overall.
Purchased in July 2017 for A$500.00.
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Great balance of grip vs longevity vs price
07 Subaru Forester. Bought two at a Jax in Sydney when on a road trip - not expensive - maybe $140 each? Felt good. Then bought two more soon after when home in Brisbane, again from Jax and similar cost. These are a real step up. Two years and 70K later replaced all with a fresh set. (Lots of highway Ks) Grip and feel are improved over the typical OEMs. I like grippy tyres and will prioritize that over life span but these have lasted very well. I tend to run them at 38 PSI. Dry and wet grip are good and they feel good when pushed. Su...spension is getting soft and loose but they are great. Plus the Forester has a super common sizing of like 215/60/16 (I think) so they're surprisingly cheap. Now looking at a set for my 06 MX5 - they're that good.
Purchased in November 2016.
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Quiet and Grippy
5000 Kms in on the tires and looks like plenty of tred left.
If you are looking for a decent grippy tire which isn't going to cost you $$$$ then give these a go.
Too narrow for 18 inch rims.
Bought a set of 235/40/18 for my commodore with the standard VYSS rims. Unfortunately the rims now look wider than the tyres. I told the sales rep but he just looked dumbfounded.
Becareful buying these Tyres in this size.
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235 tyres are too narrow.
In the past I've bought 235/45/17 RE002 and RE003 tyres for my 17x8 rims which have all been great. No complaints. This time I bought 235/40/18 RE003 for my 18x8 rims which sadly look terrible. They fit as though they're 215 tyres. Look narrow on the rims. The outside edge of rims are exposed. The inside edge are even more so. Great tyres but dont fit as you would expect. Bob Janes told me thats how it is. Bridgestone Australia told me nothing wrong with them. I cant exchange or trade them in. Do yourself a favour, buy something else.
PS at the time of purchase the tyres were already 10 months old. Maybe they shrunk ?
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Fantastic quality tyre
Very happy with the decision to purchase these tyres. Smooth and great appearance. Very responsive steering and handling - no issues with excessive noise. Feel sharp! Excellent tyres, great price, they feel great to drive in wet and dry conditions, will definitely purchase again when needed Great customer service at Costco Tyres
Good street performance tyre
Fitted to a 2016 Polo GTI. These tyres are pretty quiet for a performance tyre. They stop turn and go like a premium tyre should and I can definitely tell when the tyre gets warm, as traction and handling levels noticeably improve. This is one product where you pay for what you get.
Good durable tyres
Purchased Bridgestone tyres for my Corolla sedan. They are amazing ....reduced humming highway noise...Good grip in wet conditions. Very durable tyres and reasonable rates.they also improved the performance of my car .
Value for money performance tyre.
Good all rounder performance tyre. Sticky (means they wear more), but worth the investment. Have used Potenza tyres since 1992. Can recommend for any car really - well not high performance cars.
Purchased in September 2019 for A$720.00.
Wore too quickly- even with sedate driving
I don’t consider myself an expert on tyre grip or handling so will refrain from making performance comments but will say that just over 11000 km of sedate driving wore the rears on my VE Commodore. Really doubting those claiming anything above 20000km.
bought them 9 months ago they get rotated every 3 months still look like new they hold on in the dry and wet great tyre i will be using them on all my cars
Purchased in November 2018 for A$860.00.
Simply value for money
I had always heard good things about Bridgestone RE003 tyres. When my Michelin Pilot Sport 3 starting to get low on thread, I changed to RE003. Impressed by the grip and response, and for what I had paid. I notice the buy 3 get 1 free offer is advertised fairly often so it's not hard to get a good deal. I was told Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is a little better but they are more expensive so I think it evens out. Would recommend.
I recently purchased these tyres for a holden vy sv8 tyre pressure was told to run at 36 psi and I have to say grip is very good, I haven't tested to where the tyres will let go, but the speed I am doing and the series of TIGHT corners I'm driving around,Mate it is really fast, 55-75 km signposts at 100-120 km and no squealing just grip??? yes driving on my side of the road too!! Wet grip is good but haven't tested in the twisties yet but they will be good!! Overall the tyres have made the car feel so much better on the road and increased comfort, yes noisy on our course chip roads but not excessive, I have done less than 500k's so still early days!! I'm mightily impressed! $780 all 4 fitted.
Purchased in April 2019 for A$780.00.
Questions & Answers
What pressure do I inflate them to potenza re003
As much as you can! Seriously, I use 39 psi on my Commodores, which seems to be the optimum for handling, braking and grip. These are a high performance tyre so don'r go for a soft ride.
Ride is another matter at this pressure - but I prefer the cars to handle.
Lighter car maybe lower pressure but always above 32 psi or they won't perform.
what is the price 4 off bridgestone potenza re003 - 205, 50, R17 -fitted balanced
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