Great tyresGreat grip wet and dry, much better than the pilot sport 4s my car came with. (MK8 Fiesta ST ) Much quieter more grip and cheaper. Cant comment on life only had them for a few hundred ks Show details
Great performance and durability but expensiveThese tyres were fitted as original equipment on my 2012 VE Calais Sportwagon V8. Great performance. Ride, handling and traction good in all weather conditions. Low noise level. Lasted 55,000km. Very expensive so replaced with the cheaper Bridgestone Potenza RE003 tyres. Show details
Performance yes everyday use noGot these on my stock standard bmw 120i makes minimal noise and very grippy. Not that great in rain and mileage isn’t as great as my Kumhos, if you are looking for performance these are great but for A to B driving maybe something with more tread. Show details
5 Star tyre but high priced makes it 4 starsThese tyres came standard with theFiat 124 Abarth Spider.
What do i think of them after 43,000km and still going? Great high performance tyres for sports Cars. I expect to replace the tyres by the 50k mark.
During my travels of mild to a little more pushing things through the hills and take off find them to be very good for grip in either wet and dry conditions. Nice firm road feed back, yet comfortable enough
As well as good in absorbing bad road surfaces or gravel roads.
My Roadster weights just over a ton
but pushes with first stage mods 15... Read more4kw 210hp for a light car with a 1.4 litre turbo. So the tyres do get a very good flogging and am even more pleased they lasted as long as they have. I don't understand why some claim dissapointing milage. One needs to remember that they are high performance sports tyres and should not be compared to longer lasting endurance tyres of 70k plus. I have no hesitation in replacing with the same if it was not for the high price. Instead i will give the new high performance Kumho tyres a go unless Bridgestone can match the price of course. Then i'd stick with the Potenza. I recommend Potenza to anyone happy enough to pay for them.
Great Customer ServiceHad 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. Show details
Great all-rounder but priceyThese 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. Show details
Great Tyres for performance Cars1. 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.
Great performance tyres that grip the road in any weather...when on Potenzas the car will feel like it’s gripping the road with a vengeance - haha.
The difference is that tyres like Eco EPs or Michelin XMs 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 or XMs.
Pumping Potenzas 3-4psi higher than usual can help them last longer the Bridgestone chaps’ll ... Read moretell you exactly how much pressure to use - I’ve seen people pump’em up to 45psi for Holden Commodores. For example for a 3.5L V6 Accord 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 XMs, Primacy 3 STs or Primacy 4s. The Primacys are a good compromise between performance and mileage with the 4s being pretty awesome. So are the Bridgestone Turanzas and Eco EPs. However, if you tend to swing your Accord V6 or other sporty car 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. Happy driving!
Expensive - low wearDrive 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.
Disappointing OEM tyresThis 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.
Great Grip! Not so great wearThe RE050A's were standard equipment on my car brand new. I bought it second-hand though (and with four different brands of tyres on each corner). After about four months of ownership, I put the Potenza's back on. Man! The performance was indescribable. The grip at each corner meant this car felt like it was travelling on rails. Slow down in wet weather? Nope, I don't think so! Easily able to do 110km/h with 110% confidence.
The only time the tyres didn't come good was on the Sturt Highway between Narrandera and Hay, after a massive downpour a... Read morend a good two inches of water on the road. But then again, the only vehicles doing the signposted limit were super-heavy B-double trucks and proper 4WDs. I've never taken this car to a track, and my driving style isn't what you'd describe as exuberant - so you can imagine my surprise when I was told last week, I need four new ones. That was only after 22,000kms! The outer walls are completely smooth. When I bought them in 2014, the RE050's were around $400/tyre. Now my circumstances are different, and $1200 for four tyres is completely unaffordable. So, the two critical questions are: 1) Would I recommend these tyres to a friend? Yes, absolutely! These tyres are phenomenally good! 2) Would I buy them again, with my own money? If money was no object, then yes. That said money is a major roadblock, so unfortunately, the next set of tyres to go on my car will not be these.
Great for Mountain runs!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)!
Good quality tyre for a fast four passenger vehicleThis 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.
Very happy with this brand and modelI'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.
delaminating10000ks 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
Questions & Answers
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?
Are they good for Honda accord my previous tryres are Bridgestone Eco EP100 225/50/R17 ?
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 ... Read moreEco 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.
Are these tyres still avaliable and how much are they? ?
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... Read moreRE002. Ride is a bit harsher, noise levels similar, grip better particularly in wet. Said to also last longer. I guess time will tell.
Yes they're still available...... but i wouldn't buy them! Very noisy.
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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