Bridgestone Protenza ?

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"Protenza"? LOL! Try "Potenza". There are about 10 different Bridgestone Potenza models, so you have to be a little more specific. I had the S03 in size 225/45/17 a while back - tremendous amount of dry/wet grip, but very stiff and quite noisy after the first 10K miles. Not that comfort or noise are important in a true performance tire.
 
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Depew NY
I just got my hands on some Bridgestone Protenza 225/50/17 with aluminum OEM rims that came off a 4th gen Eclipse, are those tires any good? Gonna try throwing them on my 1st gen eclipse after the winter.
 
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My son and daughter in law's Mazda came from the factory with the 195/55/15 Potenzas. While servicing it last weekend I noticed that at, 45,043 miles, they are ready for replacement. Worn tread and weather cracks. I checked the manufatured dates on them and they are mid 2002. Costco has a sale on Michelin and BF Goodrich tires so I ordered a set of BF Goodrich Traction T/As V rated for $349.12. They are rated at 60,000 miles so I'll see how they perform.
 
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Stay away from the RE92 Crapenzas. Just ask the many Subaru and Nissan owners about their wet/snow grip.
 
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If they are the RE92's, they are the absolute and utter worst all-season tire for use in winter conditions. Garbage. I am on my third set, all OEM first a 95 Civic, 2004 Subaru WRX and sadly our 2005 Subaru Legacy GT [Frown]
 

Quattro Pete

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Hehe... they company car I drive now has the RE92, and they're pretty well worn, too. Thankfully, I don't have to put up with snow, but I agree, wet driving is a massacre on these tires.
 
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C'mon, the RE92's aren't THAT bad. There are alot worse. They came with my REX. They are FAR better in the wet than the stock Sti 070. ( imagine that ) I ran 225/45/17 potenza 070 ( the stock STi tire ) and they were bricks and slid horribly on dusty vegas roads,and being half slick were useless in any water. I went to Michelin PS2's and absolutely love them. Better in all ways than the 070's, and the 92's.
 
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