Potenza REO50 Pole Position tires 225 45 18 - Subaru WRX Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 06-30-2007, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
WRXtuners Member
 
robert.lshoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 293
Images: 3
robert.lshoc is an unknown
Arrow Potenza REO50 Pole Position tires 225 45 18

Last night I hit a pot hole and to my suprise the warranty I bought with my car has road hazard. Since my tires had 9/32 of an inch of tread they are replacing all 4 tires for free. the guy at the store ordered Potenza REO50 Pole Position tires 225 45 17 instead of the RE92s that came on the car that are 215 45 17. He said tat these pole positions will make me much happier than the RE92s.
So my Question is are these a better tire he ordered and does anyone know if they are as good as he thinks they are? what can i expect when they come in on thursday?
robert.lshoc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 06-30-2007, 03:10 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
squidz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 143
squidz is more helpful than not
THe Pole Positions are a much stickier tire, they will provide quite a bit more grip than the RE92's you had. Road noise may be a bit higher with the REO50's due to the larger tread blocks, but they are excellent tires. About equivalent to what comes stock on the STi.

--Squidz

Sonic Yellow Bugeye
a.k.a. - "Amber"
squidz is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 06-30-2007, 03:45 PM
WRXtuners Member
 
WRXtreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,654
WRXtreme is more helpful than not
Send a message via AIM to WRXtreme
The tires you are getting will be a nice upgrade, from the stock RE92. The REO50's are summer tires where the RE92s are all season tires. You should definatly be able to notice the handling difference.


Here is a link where you can compare the two:
www.tirerack.com - Just search by size and Bridgestone then you can compare the REO50 to the RE92s.
WRXtreme is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 06-30-2007, 11:04 PM
Moderator
 
mosc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,500
Images: 7
mosc is a helpful contributing member
Garage
if they get snow in oklahoma you shouldn't use RE050s for winter though

04 STi 16G powered lagless fun
04 WRX: SOLD
mosc is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 07-01-2007, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
WRXtuners Member
 
robert.lshoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 293
Images: 3
robert.lshoc is an unknown
how many miles can be expected out of these
robert.lshoc is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 07-03-2007, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
WRXtuners Member
 
robert.lshoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 293
Images: 3
robert.lshoc is an unknown
the guy who ordered these changed to he cant get them for over a month they are back ordered. So he put on 070s instead, exited to see the difference when i pick my car up later today.
robert.lshoc is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 07-03-2007, 10:48 PM
WRXpert
 
Big Sky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Montana
Posts: 547
Images: 11
Big Sky is known to be trustworthy and helpful Big Sky is known to be trustworthy and helpful
jeez- stick w/ that outfit! going from 92's to 070's is like going from a KIA to a Porsche

Mike

Wagon Mafiosa
Big Sky is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 07-04-2007, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
WRXtuners Member
 
robert.lshoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 293
Images: 3
robert.lshoc is an unknown
thanks for the input. I haven't got out to see how they really are yet but on the way home i took some turns that i would have defnatly taken slower with the 92s. goin drivin today see what they can do.
robert.lshoc is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 07-04-2007, 09:36 AM
WRXpert
 
Big Sky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Montana
Posts: 547
Images: 11
Big Sky is known to be trustworthy and helpful Big Sky is known to be trustworthy and helpful
be a little cautious in the wet- you own the dry w/ those tires

Mike

Wagon Mafiosa
Big Sky is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 07-04-2007, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
WRXtuners Member
 
robert.lshoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 293
Images: 3
robert.lshoc is an unknown
rain looks like a posibility today. Who wants rain on the 4th? hasnt stopped here in ok in it seems like 4 ever
robert.lshoc is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old 07-04-2007, 11:51 AM
WRXtuners Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 158
koolpaul1082 is an unknown
they are excellent in dry weather, very good in wet, and horrorible in snow or ice. trust i work for the company. you definetly got your self a good deal though. lastly i would highly suggest running a different set of tires or tires/wheels in the winter though!
koolpaul1082 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome