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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

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We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position. You can agree with these conclusions by voting for any item:

Reasons to buy vote if agree

– Most drivers appreciated the tire’s performance in both dry and wet conditions.
– A few users mentioned that the tires had great cornering and dry grip capabilities.
– A few drivers mentioned that they were impressed by the smooth and quiet ride provided by that the tire.

Reasons not to buy

– Some drivers complained that the tires didn't last long and that the tread wear was rather quick.

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position



Description

The Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position is developed for drivers looking to combine speed capability with all season traction for sophisticated sports cars, sporty coupes and high performance sedans. They provide predictable handling, traction and control on dry and wet roads.

  • Ultra-high performance handling
  • 40,000 mile limited treadwear warranty
  • Technology that helps improve braking and traction
  • All-season performance

Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Latest News

  • Oct 26, 2017
    Video

    Tested: Defining the Ultra High Performance All-Season Category | Tire Rack

    The landscape for Ultra High Performance All-Season tires is constantly changing. Consumers expect more and more from the tires in this performance-oriented category. To see if the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS has what it takes to succeed in the upper echelon of Ultra High Performance All-Season products, we're comparing it to some of the best in the category.

  • Sep 05, 2013
    Video

    Tested: Pilot Sport A/S 3 New Benchmark for All-Season? | Tire Rack

    Michelin wants to change the game and reduce seasonal performance trade-offs with the Ultra High Performance All-Season Pilot Sport A/S 3. Packed with new technology, it's traction/handling levels approach those of summer performance tires and offer winter traction as well. To see if they've raise the bar, we compared it to the top tires in the category.

  • Oct 03, 2012
    Video

    Tested: Bridgestone's Potenza RE970AS Pole Position in Winter

    How well do High Performance All-Season tires perform in the snow and on the ice? We took the top-selling Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS and three other tires from the category to Sweden to find out.


Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
🏁 Bridgestone / Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Car Type
Season
All Season
Rim Diameter
16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
Width
205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
W (max 168 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

🏁 Bridgestone / Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Overall diameter Tire weight Tread depth Load range Sidewall styling Price
R16 205/55 R16 91W 205/55 R16 91W 24.88 23.0 10.0 BW
R16 225/50 R16 92W 225/50 R16 92W 24.88 24.0 11.0 BW
R17 215/45 R17 91W XL 215/45 R17 91W XL 24.65 23.0 11.0 XL BW
R17 215/50 R17 95W XL 215/50 R17 95W XL 25.51 25.0 11.0 XL BW
R17 225/45 R17 94W XL 225/45 R17 94W XL 24.96 24.0 11.0 XL BW
R17 225/50 R17 98W XL 225/50 R17 98W XL 25.91 26.0 11.0 XL BW
R17 235/45 R17 97W XL 235/45 R17 97W XL 25.35 26.0 11.0 XL BW
R17 235/50 R17 96W 235/50 R17 96W 26.3 26.0 11.0 BW
R17 235/55 R17 99W 235/55 R17 99W 27.17 28.0 11.0 BW
R17 245/40 R17 91W 245/40 R17 91W 24.72 25.0 11.0 BW
R17 245/45 R17 99W XL 245/45 R17 99W XL 25.67 27.0 11.0 XL BW
R18 215/45 R18 93W XL 215/45 R18 93W XL 25.63 25.0 11.0 XL BW
R18 225/40 R18 92W XL 225/40 R18 92W XL 25.08 24.0 11.0 XL BW
R18 225/45 R18 91W 225/45 R18 91W 25.94 24.0 11.0 BW
R18 225/50 R18 95W 225/50 R18 95W 26.89 26.0 11.0 BW
R18 235/40 R18 95W XL 235/40 R18 95W XL 25.39 27.0 11.0 XL BW
R18 235/45 R18 98W XL 235/45 R18 98W XL 26.34 28.0 11.0 XL BW
R18 245/40 R18 97W XL 245/40 R18 97W XL 25.71 27.0 11.0 XL BW
R18 245/45 R18 100W XL 245/45 R18 100W XL 26.65 28.0 11.0 XL BW
R18 255/35 R18 94W XL 255/35 R18 94W XL 25.0 27.0 11.0 XL BW
R18 255/40 R18 99W XL 255/40 R18 99W XL 26.02 28.0 11.0 XL BW
R18 255/45 R18 99W 255/45 R18 99W 27.05 28.0 11.0 BW
R18 265/35 R18 97W XL 265/35 R18 97W XL 25.31 28.0 11.0 XL BW
R18 265/40 R18 101W XL 265/40 R18 101W XL 26.34 28.0 11.0 XL BW
R18 275/35 R18 95W 275/35 R18 95W 25.55 27.0 11.0 BW
R19 225/40 R19 93W XL 225/40 R19 93W XL 26.1 26.0 11.0 XL BW
R19 235/35 R19 91W XL 235/35 R19 91W XL 25.47 25.0 11.0 XL BW
R19 245/35 R19 93W XL 245/35 R19 93W XL 25.79 27.0 11.0 XL BW
R19 245/40 R19 98W XL 245/40 R19 98W XL 26.73 29.0 11.0 XL BW
R19 245/45 R19 98W 245/45 R19 98W 27.68 28.0 11.0 BW
R19 255/35 R19 96W XL 255/35 R19 96W XL 26.0 29.0 11.0 XL BW
R19 255/40 R19 100W XL 255/40 R19 100W XL 27.05 29.0 11.0 XL BW
R19 275/35 R19 96W 275/35 R19 96W 26.57 28.0 11.0 BW
R19 275/40 R19 101W 275/40 R19 101W 27.68 30.0 11.0 BW
R19 295/30 R19 100W XL 295/30 R19 100W XL 26.02 32.0 11.0 XL BW
R20 245/40 R20 99W XL 245/40 R20 99W XL 27.72 28.0 11.0 XL BW
R20 255/35 R20 97W XL 255/35 R20 97W XL 27.01 28.0 11.0 XL BW
R20 275/35 R20 102W XL 275/35 R20 102W XL 27.56 33.0 11.0 XL BW
R20 285/30 R20 99W XL 285/30 R20 99W XL 26.77 30.0 11.0 XL BW

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Questions and Answers

  • Oct 26, 2017
    Video

    Tested: Defining the Ultra High Performance All-Season Category | Tire Rack

    The landscape for Ultra High Performance All-Season tires is constantly changing. Consumers expect more and more from the tires in this performance-oriented category. To see if the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS has what it takes to succeed in the upper echelon of Ultra High Performance All-Season products, we're comparing it to some of the best in the category.

  • Sep 05, 2013
    Video

    Tested: Pilot Sport A/S 3 New Benchmark for All-Season? | Tire Rack

    Michelin wants to change the game and reduce seasonal performance trade-offs with the Ultra High Performance All-Season Pilot Sport A/S 3. Packed with new technology, it's traction/handling levels approach those of summer performance tires and offer winter traction as well. To see if they've raise the bar, we compared it to the top tires in the category.

  • Oct 03, 2012
    Video

    Tested: Bridgestone's Potenza RE970AS Pole Position in Winter

    How well do High Performance All-Season tires perform in the snow and on the ice? We took the top-selling Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS and three other tires from the category to Sweden to find out.

  • Sep 13, 2012
    Video

    Tested: Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires | Tire Rack

    In the do-it-all world we live in today, it's no surprise we want one tire that can do everything: have reasonable road manners for our commute, responsive handling when a back road blast beckons, and slush and light snow winter traction.

  • Jun 29, 2011
    Video

    Tested: Bridgestone's Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

    After a successful run as a top-selling Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, Bridgestone replaced the Potenza RE960AS Pole Position with the new Potenza RE970AS Pole Position. While only a few numbers in the name have changed, there is plenty of advanced technology packed into this tire.

  • May 11, 2011
    External Link

    Bridgestone/Firestone Tire Test

    Bridgestone/Firestone has updated three of its most popular tires: the Bridgestone Turanza with Serenity Plus grand touring all-season tire; Firestone's Destination LE2 light truck/SUV highway all-season tire for crossovers; and the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position ultra high-performance all-season tire.
    Read more at www.motortrend.com
    Bridgestone/Firestone Tire Test
  • Mar 29, 2011
    Video

    The Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Wet Handling Demo

    Bridgestone's All Season, Ultra High Performance product replacing the Potenza RE960AS Pole Position bmw