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Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

3.8 from 62 reviews

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Reviews

Review distribution

5 star
26
4 star
18
3 star
7
2 star
3
1 star
8

Rainer

Rainer

  • 7 reviews

5 Star tyre but high priced makes it 4 stars

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Purchased in August 2017 at Drugscreen.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Noise Level
Tyre Mileage 43,000 km
Car ModelFiat 124 Abart Spider
Tyre Pressure Used34 PSI
Functionality
Wet Weather Handling
Durability
Dry Weather Handling
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Deadlyderek

DeadlyderekSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 7 reviews
  • 10 likes
  • Verified purchase

Great Customer Service

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Had a blow on original Tyre on M1 motorway, so had to replace all 4 with new Bridgestone and totally satisfied with the product and service. Have gone in for third Tyre rotation with no hassles and quick turn around.

Purchased in November 2018 at Bridgestone Select Ashmore Gold Coast for $812.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Noise Level
Tyre Mileage 10,000 km
Car ModelHolden Cruize
Tyre Pressure Used38 PSI
Functionality
Wet Weather Handling
Durability
Dry Weather Handling
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mekarls

mekarlsGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 13 reviews
  • 1 like

Great all-rounder but pricey

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These tyres came as OEM spec on a VF Commodore in 245/45R18. They have heaps of grip, good in wet weather (a big priority for me) and road noise is decent. I had to change the rears at 74k due to a flat tyre but they still had at least another 10k of tread left which is excellent. They were maintained at 38-40PSI. Overall a very good tyre. However they are expensive, was quoted $250ea.

Purchased in February 2015.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Noise Level
Tyre Mileage 73,000 km
Tyre Pressure Used39 PSI
Functionality
Wet Weather Handling
Durability
Dry Weather Handling
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Blade38

Blade38Sydney, NSW

  • 3 reviews

Great Tyres for performance Cars

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1. Great performance tyre. Grips very well under all conditions (in Australia) straight line or corners, dry or wet. Even when it starts to lose grip you can feel it gradually sliding and easy to control. Stops well.
2. As mentioned by other reviewers the wear is not so good due to the soft compound. Noise is not an issue. If you wish to get more mileage from your tyres and you drive more sedately, then this is not a tyre for you.
3. 19" low profile tyre is expensive compared to other brands. Later in the car life I changed to a 'harder' tyre with slightly lesser grip and 60% of the Bridgestone tyre price.

CarHSV Clubsport R8 317kW (MY09) and owned car for 5 years

Undercover Brother

Undercover BrotherSomewhere in Oz

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified purchase

Great performance tyres that grip the road in any weather

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Car2008 Toyota Aurion Presara 3.5L V6 (which had Michelin XMs previously and suffered in wet weather), currently using Potenzas on my 2008 Honda Accord 3.5L V6

lisa

lisaSydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 2 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Expensive - low wear

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Drive same as any other tyre on any other car..we just drive highways etc..not hard in a 2010 BMW waggon
Durable - that is not a word I'd use for the 255/40r17 94w bs re050a rear wheel tyres we have to use.
They wear out before 30K, even with a wheel alignment as recommended after 10K use. That cost $65. Made no difference..at $345 a tyre and two need to be replaced each time. This lot lasted 27K. that's expensive driving.

Car2010 bmw waggon

Cam

Cam

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Disappointing OEM tyres

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This is my second set of BS RE050A as standard factory fitted tyres. Yes they are grippy on the road but that’s about it. They wear quicker than every tyre I’ve tried except the Kuhmo KU36. They pick up fatal screws, nails and bolts more frequently and are just not worth the price tag. There are much better performing, wearing and more bulletproof quality tyres available on the market than the RE050A, sorry Bridgestone.

CarMPS3, 370Z

Phil

Phil

  • 8 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great Grip! Not so great wear.

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Car2009 Holden Commodore SS-V
Jade

Jade

  • 5 reviews

Great for Mountain runs!

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Absolutely love this tyre in all conditions and have given them a good/ hard run. Car hugs tight corners, even in the wet or loose ground. Long lasting, have had mine for over a year and they wear evenly with proper upkeep. Great pricing at Bob Jane (Buy 3 and 1 free)!

CarSubaru WRX
Ash

Ash

  • 4 reviews

Good quality tyre for a fast four passenger vehicle

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This tyre may not have the tightest traction off the mark, but it handles beautifully in wet weather and around corners. Highway travel is smooth and it is well matched for a 150-200kW performance vehicle. These are modestly durable tyres but they do show some signs of wear after only 5,000km of mostly gentle driving.

CarŠkoda Octavia RS

Ryan

RyanSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes
  • Verified purchase

Very happy with this brand and model

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I've got a Q60 Infiniti car and these tyres came with the car originally but 3 years ago I've changed it to another Bridgestone model which wasn't as good so a few months ago I've purchased this model again and it's wearing and handling very well, my experience shows that it's better to stick what came with your car in the first place as an original part of the car.

CarInfiniti Q60

clive minshull

clive minshull

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

delaminating

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10000ks rear tyres worn out front tyres delaminating bridgestone says must be my fault never had problems with tyres before I'm 73 yrs old don't think I'm hooning,now looking for new tyres need help as if you read the reviews TODAYS tyres are all bad oh for the old days had a set of klebers on v8 ute did 160000 klms

Carholden commodore sv6

Colin

ColinBrisbane

  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Second Set for the Mazda 6

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Just replaced original set of 215/50R17 RE050A at 67000Km and just on the tread wear limit. I must admit though I don't drive them too hard and kept the pressures all at 36psi. Would have managed longer life if increased tyre pressure a bit more as wear is mostly on the outside of all tyres. An absolute amazing tyre in the wet and very quiet. Would have to be the best I've ever owned. My new RE050A are currently pumped to 45psi as that is the pressure Bridgestone has put in them. So far I'm finding the ride and handling better again with the extra pressure.

CarMazda 6 Hatch 2012

Tom AS

Tom ASSydney

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Great tyre

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These tyres are both grippy and have excellent wet weather capability.

Sydney roads after a hot spell turn to ice levels of slippery after the first rain. The times I see people sitting on slopes wheels spinning! With the Bridgestone Potenzas I don't get any slip even with a fair amount of power I have in my V8 Commodore. Having had some cheaper tyres on previously I would not choose any other tyre than this now. Its standard spec on a new Commodore and provides excellent traction.

As one of the most critical pieces of the car (i.e. the bit that touches the ground) it does not pay to be cheap and these tyres are in my opinion the ones to go for full stop.

Car2007 VE Commodore SSV
MAX501

MAX501Punchbowl

  • 5 reviews

Outstanding

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The potenza is very durable it's a smooth ride it's excellent on taking corners especially on the race track it with handles bigspeeds stops on a dime grips very well on the road the racetrack surface is very good as well holds pressure in the tires the sidewalls are very strong outstanding stability

CarMitsubishi Lancer Evolution iix
Dann

DannSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 12 reviews
  • 4 likes

30,000km travelled and many more kilometres left

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Car2010 Holden VE Commodore Omega

Alastair

AlastairTownsville

  • 6 reviews

Great tyres with plenty of grip.

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I recently purchased a second-hand '15 Redline from a dealership, and the car came with the RE050A's. The car is nearly at 60,000 kilometres and the tyres were replace 10,000 kilometres ago, so the tread is nearly at 100%. The grip is monumental around corners, I feel as if I could push the car a lot harder if I wanted/needed to. Obviously in the wet it's more fun to be sideways but when driving in the rain I still feel safe and comfortable. Judging by the tread wear, the tyres are going to have a long life on the car, and so far they have been doing extremely well.

Car2015 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline

Wetwork65

Wetwork65Sydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 26 reviews

Great Tyres

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These tires grip and last well considering the performance. I have these on 2 cars at the moment. I have bought other brands by mistake or if I am selling a car, but always come back to Bridgestone. Some say these are noisy but I disagree, I enjoy driving and like to know what is going on around me. I find these quiet enough, some of the worst tyres I have had have been very quiet but given no grip or feedback.

CarHolden Commodore SSV

shamus

shamusauckland

  • 9 reviews
  • 10 likes

They work well.

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Have them on a Holden Redline V8 in 19 inch and they suit the car. Went from RE050 to Toyo and now back to RE050. They cost more but the rear end holds on much better. They are quite sticky and soft in the rubber compound so don't have a long life but they do stick to the road which is the most important thing for me with a big bore rear wheel drive V8.

CarHolden Commodore SSV

Herbert

HerbertMelbourne

  • 4 reviews

Great performer, good value when on sale

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I purchased a set for my SS Commodore Wagon, price-beating at Kmart Tyre & Auto while Bridgestone had their buy-3-get-4th-free promotion. These are factory fitted to the MY17 and I like sticking with stock tyres when they're decent value - they seem to be pretty long-wearing if I behave myself when driving, and the wet & dry grip, straight-line or cornering, is excellent!

CarHolden Commodore Wagon SS MY17

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Questions & Answers

Tyrone T.

Tyrone T.asked

I had four Bridgestone RE050A fitted to Ve Commodore SV6, noticed that three of the four wheels had no weights fitted at all is this normal?

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Rajat

Rajatasked

Are they good for Honda accord my previous tryres are Bridgestone Eco EP100 225/50/R17 ?

2 answers
Colin
Colin

Can't help you out there. Best to contact your local Bridgestone specialist.

Yes, they’re great for your Honda Accord - compared with the Bridgestone Eco EPs, when on Potenzas the car will feel like it’s gripping the road with a vengeance - haha.

The difference is that the Eco EPs are a harder compound i.e. they roll better, last longer - but rely on special tread patterns etc. for grip. The Potenzas on the other hand are performance tyres designed for great grip under a variety of circumstances - but because their grip eats up rubber, they wear out faster than Eco EPs. Pumping Potenzas 3-4psi higher than usual can help them last longer the Bridgestone chaps’ll tell you exactly how much pressure to use - I’ve seen people pump’em up to 45psi for Holden Commodores. If your Accord is a 3.5L V6, then around 40psi should do the trick.

Keep in mind that with tyres, it is always a trade-off between grip/performance and high mileage/long life.

If you drive around gently in the city mostly, then consider Michelin Primacy 3 STs or Primacy 4s. They’re a good compromise between performance and mileage. So are the Bridgestone Turanzas and Eco EPs.

However, if you tend to swing your Accord V6 around corners, want good performance in rain and expect braking performance, then the Potenzas are amazing - just use a higher tyre pressure than you would for the others.

I’ve responded late, but hope this’ll be of use to others.


leanne noske

leanne noskeasked

Are these tyres still avaliable and how much are they? ?

3 answers
Noeleter
Noeleter

Suggest you contact your dealer. Price will depend on size. Not sure whether they have been replaced but dealers seem to be pushing the RE002 instead for a similar price. Just replaced my RE050As with RE002. Ride is a bit harsher, noise levels similar, grip better particularly in wet. Said to also last longer. I guess time will tell.

Dale
Dale

Yes they're still available...... but i wouldn't buy them! Very noisy.

Chris  m
Chris m

I've just put a set on 2 weeks ago .So yes they are available .They are good tyres . A bit expensive ,if you don't drive hard there are cheaper alternatives .Hankook is a very good tyre .I use them on my xw gt cruiser .Hope this helps.


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