Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

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65 reviews · Statistics

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72%11%17%

Build Quality
4.7 (6)
Value for Money
3.7 (6)
Noise Level
4.3 (6)
Wet Weather Handling
4.3 (6)
Durability
4.2 (5)
Dry Weather Handling
4.8 (6)
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Reviews

65 reviews
Gfez
GfezNSWSydney Surrounds, NSW2 posts
 

Great tyres

Great 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
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Michael012
Michael012Melbourne98 posts
 

Great performance and durability but expensive

These 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
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Sarah L.
Sarah L.QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD6 posts
 

Performance yes everyday use no

Got 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
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Rainer 34 posts
 
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Deadlyderek
DeadlyderekQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD20 posts
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Great Customer Service

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. Show details
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mekarls
mekarlsVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC17 posts
 

Great all-rounder but pricey

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. Show details
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Blade38
Blade38NSWSydney, NSW12 posts
 

Great Tyres for performance Cars

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.

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Undercover Brother
Undercover BrotherNSWSouth-Eastern Region, NSW7 posts
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lisa
lisaNSWSydney Surrounds, NSW7 posts
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Expensive - low wear

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.

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Cam
CamQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
 

Disappointing OEM tyres

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.

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Phil
Phil9 posts
 
Jade
Jade6 posts
 

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)!

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Ash
Ash5 posts
 

Good quality tyre for a fast four passenger vehicle

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.

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Ryan
RyanQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD7 posts
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Very happy with this brand and model

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.

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clive minshull
clive minshull10 posts
 

delaminating

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

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Questions & Answers

Tyrone T.
Tyrone T.

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?

Rajat
Rajat

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

Colin
Colin  

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

Undercover Brother
Undercover Brother  
leanne noske
leanne noske

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

Noeleter
Noeleter  
Dee
Dee  

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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