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Poor quality, horrible control in wet, low durability
I bought a full set of them for my Lexus IS350 Fsport, 2016 from Bridgestone Hornsby in 2020 at the beginning of COVID-19.
So we haven't used the car much, after 10k we noticed loosing the grip on the wet conditions.
Manufacturer's Warranty, Road Hazard Warranty and Wear Life Guarantee are not true and they asked me to pay $ 330 to change 2 out of 4 faulty products. Very disappointing.
Purchased in June 2020 at Bridgestone Tyres for $998.
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225/45R 18 95W XL BS RE003 Always have bought these for my Mazda 6. 34000 kilometres this set
Tyres perform pretty good in both wet and dry.
You get fair bit of road noise.
Durability my opinion is poor. Really think 34k is pretty low for easy driving
Worse since they left Australia.
I wouldn’t recommend buying these. I’m a slow learner lol
Purchased in December 2018 at Bridgestone Select for $830.
These are bad, won’t buy them again.
These tyres were great, great grip, excellent handling but only a 1000 k’s, tyres developed run out and high shoulders as if they were over inflated but tyres were only inflated as directed by every tyre shop.
Tyres before they went airy were great but once they started doing their own thing, run out and high shoulders, my car started tracking badly, developed vibration in steering which resulted in me taking them back to Bridgestone Select Caloundra.
They tried faulting my rims but couldn’t find anything wrong with them.
They’ve replaced them ...
Purchased in May 2021 at Bridgestone Select for $690.
Wet grip is bad
I bought these tyres late 2020 for a 2015 Peugeot 308 1.2 manual running 16in wheels.
They don't appear to be noisy. There have been no balance issues. I have driven on them about 600km on the freeway, about 200km rural B roads and about 1200km urban driving.
I have not pushed these tyres very hard in the dry, except some large roundabouts taken with some speed, where the grip was was not bad, but the speed was not particularly high, certainly nowhere near the car or tyres' limits.
The tyres were bought from Bob Jane T-marts for about $100 e...
Purchased in November 2020.
Great performance tyres
I purchased the Bridgestone Re003s for my 2016 Subaru Wrx and they have been amazing .Look for buy 3 get 1 free deals and you can’t go wrong.The price point of these tyres is what made me buy then for the quality of tyre performance you get .The grip is amazing in dry and wet conditions and the design of the tread looks super racey.I will be using these tyres again and thats coming from a Pirelli person!
Purchased in April 2021 at Bob Jane T-Marts.
I bought these on 4-for-3 promotion at Bob Jane a couple of months ago to replace the worn out Continental Premium Contact tyres that came on my Renault Clio. My purchase was very much based on the overwhelming positive reviews on this website. So why the 2-star rating? For a start they're unacceptably NOISY. The inside of my Clio was a cocoon of silence with the Conti's, but the Bridgestones make it more like riding in a diesel bus. I have to turn the stereo up a couple more notches just to hear it above the rumble. I've tried different ...pressures between 30-40 psi and it makes no difference. The steering is also HEAVIER than it was before, which is counter to my previous experience with new tyres. I've always found new, freshly aligned and balanced tyres to give feathery light steering compared to the old ones. But the clincher in giving 2-stars is that they don't even grip very well. My car is a 0.9L turbo and packs only slightly more power than a push bike. Nevertheless, with these tyres I can spin the wheels on take off in wet weather. I was NEVER able to do on the Conti's. I see there's no kind of satisfaction warranty with these tyres, despite all their grand performance claims. So it looks like I'll be stuck with them until I have the budget to get rid of them. I've only done 700 km on them so far, but there's no way they'll be staying on till they're worn out.
Purchased in April 2021 at Bob Jane T-Marts.
These tyres are amazing for the way i drive my A45.
They grip the street like they are glued to the ground and give great feeling under brakes and through the corner.
Some complain about milage? You dont buy tyres like this for milage. You buy this tyre because it makes your car stick to the ground like s$%t to a blanket!
Purchased in May 2021 at Bridgestone Select for $1,100.
amazing service and quality work done
these guys are always amazing , service was very quick and very happy with the job done, i will recommend them any day of the year for hassle less experience . thank you
Purchased in February 2021.
Worst Tyres I have had on any Car in 40 years
Grip is great on a V8 Commodore and noise is Ok but the steering..... From day one unbelievable bad. It's like driving on a train line with these one. Ok in a straight line but if I want to even just change lines, particularly at 100km/hr, the steering wheel resists and even starts shaking. I had the balance and wheel alignment checked again and the steering checked by the dealer and all was good. I still have 50% tread after 20000km but its time they went!
Did not even last 40000 kilometres
Tires are good but did not last even 40000 km I would not recommend to buy these tires as they wear very quickly not even 1 year old and had to change new tyres
Purchased in November 2019 for $750.
Tyres have saved me in wet and dry weather
These tyres give you the confidence you are going to have the extra grip, in situations your's and your car's abilities are pushed to the limit. For example, where a car has pulled out or person at the last minute, and you need to stop or swerve suddenly in the wet or dry. As well as being able to accelerate hard to get into busy traffic without wheel spin in dry or wet.
There has been numerous times in my 14yrs of owning my Mazda 2006 SP23 these tyres along with the car's electronic stability control have saved me from a potential accide...nt. Once Mazda servicing on their recommendation changed my tyres to a different brand, and they were noisy, with a lot less grip. After one 800km trip I told them to take them off and replace with these Potenzas (same as what was on from factory). Other than the 800km above, my 190000 km have been using these Potenzas, and for a number of years I was driving 40000km per year, including a number of trips along the Great Ocean Road per year (long way home from seeing clients). Now I drive about 3000km per year in this car (son doesn't fit in back anymore). My model of Mazda 3 is known to be noisy, these tyres make it a lot quieter. I get about 40000 km out of my tyres. They do get noisier as they wear.
Purchased in June 2012 at Bridgestone Tyres for $800.
Great value for a summer tyre.
I'm into my third set of these tyres. They are noisy, which means they grip, and wear out too soon. However, I still buy them. On my Peugeot RCZ I have now Potenza S001 tyre. And they are Ferrari fit.
Brilliant tyres in wet or dry although a bit noisy.
I have these tyres on my Skoda VRS which has been flash tuned and goes extremely well.
I was sold on RE001s when I had a Clio Sport. I couldn’t imagine a better tyre.
Purchased in September 2018 at Bridgestone Select for $750.
Awesome Tyres. Great traction in dry and wet
Bought it during promotion ' 3 for 4 tyre'.
Put it in a 1st gen Mazda Mx5, which had crappy tyres.
With RE003 it transform the car.
Brought it to the track and provide must traction in the corners.
Tyre wear is OK as expected for a softer compound tyre.
Couldn't assess the road noise for it as my car is a convertible.
Would recommend if you want more grip from your car.
Purchased in March 2016 at JAX Tyres for $450.
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!!!
Purchased in May 2020 at JAX Tyres for $968.
Questions & Answers
Whats the correct tyre pressure for Potenza Adrenalin E 003 225/55R17/97w
I have just had a set of Bridgstone 205/45 R17 88W XL Adrenalin RE 003 fitted to my 2011 Mazda MX5 which replaced the original size tyres 205/45 R17 84W.
What would be the correct pressure to use in the new tyres as they came with 38PSI whereas the original recommended pressure on the old tyres was 29 PSI?
Hi mate .Yes the Re003 use 38psi .As it is a high performance tyre .But in saying that it can be varied between 34psi and 38psi.For your mazda 34psi would probably be better for daily driving and 36/...38psi for track duties .29psi actually sounds quite low tbh .
Thanks for taking the time to respond, much appreciated.
However I was able to speak with a technical advisor at Bridgestone today and he advised that 32psi is recommended for my 2011 MX5 for regular ...
is Adrenalin REoo3 a comfortable tyre.
In my experience, no they aren't. Not unless you run them slightly flat. I've tried lots of different tyres and Continentals are the most comfortable I've had. But that's just my experience. They ...wear quite fast though, which is the price you pay for comfort.
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The Potenza Adrenalin RE003 has raised the bar even higher for sports performance tyres. It features cutting-edge technology in its unique tread pattern and tyre composition which creates an incredible driving experience for sports car drivers and enthusiasts.
The RE003 is set to build on the strong reputation of its predecessors, boasting improvements across the board, particularly in dry conditions.
The RE003 tread grooves quicken initial steering response with the wide centre rib providing precise handling and cornering performance. The main groove uses a wave like design for better drainage and anti hydroplaning performance. The driving experience is further enhanced with the silica based compound to improve wet performance while maintaining exceptional dry handling.
Connection block: Increased handling stability provides powerful traction in dry conditions.
Wide centre rib and curved groove wall: Strengthens lateral rigidity for precise cornering performance.
Pulse groove and deflectors: Provides better drainage and anti-hydroplaning performance.
Silica tread compound: Improved fuel efficiency and wet traction.
3 and a half grooves: Optimises overall rigidity and quickens initial steering response.
What reviewers thought
Reviewers felt that these affordable tyres provided excellent grip and made sharp turns. They perform well in both wet and dry conditions. They can be on the noisy side, however, and a few reviewers had an issue with the tyres not lasting long before they needed to be replaced.
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