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      09-03-2005, 07:57 PM   #1
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How are the Bridgestone Potenza's Holding Up?

I've got 2200 miles on my Potenza sport pkgs summer perf. tires. I have heard all kinds of estimates re: how long the tires will last. Any reports so far with treadwear after X number of miles? Thx.
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      09-03-2005, 09:11 PM   #2
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I also have about 2200 miles on my car and already I had to spend $390 to replace one of my Runflats (side wall ripped). I'm not impressed with these tires :mad:
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I've never been a big Bstone fan. I had the el42 turanzas on a previous car and they were pretty weak. I wondered if these tires will last 10,000 or 15,000 or X number of miles before needing replacement. Looking fwd to Michies.
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      09-03-2005, 10:24 PM   #4
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so far so good with my pirelli euphori@s if they interest you.

or will you be looking to purchase non run flats when the time comes?

hope it works out for you whichever way you choose.
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I've got 2200 miles on my Potenza sport pkgs summer perf. tires. I have heard all kinds of estimates re: how long the tires will last. Any reports so far with treadwear after X number of miles? Thx.
I too have 2200 miles on my 330 w/Bridgestone's. Tread looks good....but I did reduce the inflation of the tires upon the car's return to the States. I'm pretty sure that's helping.
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I've got the 18 inch potenzas and at 6,000 miles .. very little wear. I measures the tread depth early on at ~.320 inches. Still over .30 inches. Seems they will do a good job. Changing to 17 inch Blizzaks in a month or so; Minnesota wintes and all.
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I was a little dissappointed at first when I saw my car came with the Bridgestones (I was really hoping to get the Pirellis) but even though I only have 211 miles on the car so far I must say that they stick to the road like glue!

No complaints here!

BTW, I know its a little off-topic but since winter will be upon us soon, what type of winter tires are good?
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I was a little dissappointed at first when I saw my car came with the Bridgestones (I was really hoping to get the Pirellis) but even though I only have 211 miles on the car so far I must say that they stick to the road like glue!

No complaints here!

BTW, I know its a little off-topic but since winter will be upon us soon, what type of winter tires are good?

pirelli has no talent for making tires, all they have is a "cool" sounding italian name. My E90 is the second set of pirelli's I've owned and they're pure garbage. Minimal grip and lots of squealing.

i have the bridgestones on my Z4, pirelli's on the 325
the bridgestones are FAR superior
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pirelli has no talent for making tires, all they have is a "cool" sounding italian name. My E90 is the second set of pirelli's I've owned and they're pure garbage. Minimal grip and lots of squealing.

i have the bridgestones on my Z4, pirelli's on the 325
the bridgestones are FAR superior
wow i didnt know pirellis were that bad. I must admit, i have no experience with pirellis and was mostly drawn to them because of the name. they do make good calenders though
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I have the stock 16" Bridgestone Turanzas with over 6,000 so far. They seem to be wearing nicely. I plan to have them rotated soon.
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pirelli has no talent for making tires, all they have is a "cool" sounding italian name. My E90 is the second set of pirelli's I've owned and they're pure garbage. Minimal grip and lots of squealing.

i have the bridgestones on my Z4, pirelli's on the 325
the bridgestones are FAR superior
I too am shocked to hear this! I love my Bridgestones but about 5 years ago, I had Pirellis on my Ford Thunderbird and they were great! Maybe their quality has gone down?

I was always wary of Bridgestone's 'cause of what happened with Ford, but no longer....
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Matrix, wouldn't those tires be covered by a manufacturers warranty?
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