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Old 04-17-2003, 12:52 PM
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New tire from Bridgestone

I don't think I've seen this mentioned here yet. It appears Bridgestone has replaced the short-lived RE730/730G2 economy summer tire with the RE750.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=Potenza+RE750

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Old 04-17-2003, 08:10 PM
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Just saw that in the Tire Rack catalog I just got in the mail today... looks interesting... too bad I'm not in the market for new shoes for the car yet....
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Old 04-17-2003, 08:13 PM
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Re: New tire from Bridgestone

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I don't think I've seen this mentioned here yet. It appears Bridgestone has replaced the short-lived RE730/730G2 economy summer tire with the RE750.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=Potenza+RE750

UTQG 340 AA A
Comes in all common sizes 15-20" and 35-60 aspect ratio.
$145 for a 225/45WR17.... doesn't seem that bad of a price. Let see how it compares to the others in its league.
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I got PZero Asimetricos from Tire Rack for $123 to replace some first generation RE730's. Definitely stickier, but they'll probably have only a third the life.
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Old 04-17-2003, 08:43 PM
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I had the RE730 first generation tires on another ride. They were great outta the gate, but did get very loud. If these wear as well as the 730s but are quieter, we might have a winner.

Will take a look at TireRack for any ratings and writeups.
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Old 04-17-2003, 08:50 PM
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My RE730s are sooooooo noisy.....hmmm, maybe I can get them to replace with the new tires??
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Old 04-17-2003, 08:52 PM
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I got PZero Asimetricos from Tire Rack for $123 to replace some first generation RE730's. Definitely stickier, but they'll probably have only a third the life.
As long as you leave em on the front, you'll get decent life out of them. My front PZeros are really close to getting twice what the rears did (12k).
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Re: New tire from Bridgestone

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I don't think I've seen this mentioned here yet. It appears Bridgestone has replaced the short-lived RE730/730G2 economy summer tire with the RE750.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=Potenza+RE750

UTQG 340 AA A
Comes in all common sizes 15-20" and 35-60 aspect ratio.
They are about the same price as Conti's, and are W rated instead of Z.

I found that when the weather is hot out, Conti's actually have decent traction. Anything other than hot the tires have very little traction, and makes for good sideways driving training tires.

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For the same price I'd rather get the Kumho ECSTA MX. If I wanted a less extreme tire (i.e. willing to sacrifice some grip for wear & comfort) I'd save some money and get the Yoko AVS ES100. I'm not sure what kind of driver the RE750 was aimed at.
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For the same price I'd rather get the Kumho ECSTA MX. If I wanted a less extreme tire (i.e. willing to sacrifice some grip for wear & comfort) I'd save some money and get the Yoko AVS ES100. I'm not sure what kind of driver the RE750 was aimed at.
The one that has a separate set of wheels for REALLY hard driving? If it drives like the RE730 did, without the noise, it'll be perfect for me.
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Old 04-17-2003, 10:21 PM
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I've always liked Bridgestones so I was happy to see this come along. I'm currently committed to the Yokes (just ordered another pair so I'll finally have 4) but I'd definitely look into these the next time around.
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Re: Re: New tire from Bridgestone

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They are about the same price as Conti's, and are W rated instead of Z.
What's wrong with W rated tires? Z rated tires are an older classification... rated for 149+ mph.... W is rated for 168mph and Y is rated for 186mph...

I'd even consider W and Y rated tires "super" Z ratings...
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Re: Re: Re: New tire from Bridgestone

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What's wrong with W rated tires? Z rated tires are an older classification... rated for 149+ mph.... W is rated for 168mph and Y is rated for 186mph...

I'd even consider W and Y rated tires "super" Z ratings...
Ahh, but see, Z has no upper cap, Y and W do.

Wanna guess why McLauren F1, 996 Turbo, GT2, 575 all come with Z and not Y rated tires?

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Old 04-18-2003, 12:08 AM
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If I wanted a less extreme tire (i.e. willing to sacrifice some grip for wear & comfort) I'd save some money and get the Yoko AVS ES100. I'm not sure what kind of driver the RE750 was aimed at.
That's want I'm putting on my 330. Like I ever really drive the car anyways and when I do I hate hearing the roaring hum of my Pilot Sports. Drives me nuts!
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It looks like an S-03 with changes to the center groove (for a quieter ride?) and a harder compound for a higher treadwear rating.

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It looks like an S-03 with changes to the center groove (for a quieter ride?) and a harder compound for a higher treadwear rating.
Good observation.

I think I'll be going for either these, ES100's, or Ecsta MX's for whenever my Conti's die.
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Old 04-18-2003, 09:18 AM
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Good observation.

I think I'll be going for either these, ES100's, or Ecsta MX's for whenever my Conti's die.

A BMW Tech at my local dealer has the Kumho's on his Z3 2.8, he doesn't care for them. As they have worn they have become increasing noisy.
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A BMW Tech at my local dealer has the Kumho's on his Z3 2.8, he doesn't care for them. As they have worn they have become increasing noisy.
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A BMW Tech at my local dealer has the Kumho's on his Z3 2.8, he doesn't care for them. As they have worn they have become increasing noisy.
A friend of mine with a TT Supra didn't like the fact his Kumhos were NOT ROUND.

No Kumhos ever for me, thanks.
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I'm really torn between the Yoko ES100 and this new Bridgestone 750. I've got Yoko AVS DBs now and can't stand the noise. If the ES100s are quieter, then they'd be the perfect tire for me, since the AVS DBs were plenty sticky and wore well.

On the other hand, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!

Maybe it's time to go to Bridgestone.

Decisions, decisions!
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I'm really torn between the Yoko ES100 and this new Bridgestone 750. I've got Yoko AVS DBs now and can't stand the noise. If the ES100s are quieter, then they'd be the perfect tire for me, since the AVS DBs were plenty sticky and wore well.

On the other hand, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!

Maybe it's time to go to Bridgestone.

Decisions, decisions!
I would wait for long term feedback on the 750s... The 730s were apparently incredibly loud after wear. While the raison d'etre of the 750s is PROBABLY to quiet the **** down, you never know.
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I would wait for long term feedback on the 750s... The 730s were apparently incredibly loud after wear. While the raison d'etre of the 750s is PROBABLY to quiet the **** down, you never know.
Yep, that's my fear....that the RE750s are too new to get any reliable feedback from owners.

I wonder about Dunlop SP8000 and SP9000?

It really amazes me how little good it does to read the reviews on Tire Rack about the different tires. One person says it's the greatest tire he's ever owned, which is directly followed by another saying it's the worst tire ever! Absolutely no help at all.

In reading them and trying to make a decision, I've managed to eliminate every single potential application.

Flip a coin, I guess.

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A friend of mine with a TT Supra didn't like the fact his Kumhos were NOT ROUND.
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It really amazes me how little good it does to read the reviews on Tire Rack about the different tires. One person says it's the greatest tire he's ever owned, which is directly followed by another saying it's the worst tire ever! Absolutely no help at all.
In case you haven't done so already, make sure you read comments from people with similar cars and driving style.
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In case you haven't done so already, make sure you read comments from people with similar cars and driving style.
Yep, did that. Filtered the responses. That's why I was so amazed at the wide array of responses.
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