Bridgestone Potenza E050s

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Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby MrMazda » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:17 pm

Replacing them tomorrow @ 87500 km, they're not on legal limit yet, but towing & family in car to Durbs have decided to do it B4 trip rather than after.

I'm really super chuffed with this!
Ex: 323: 1980 1.4 GLC 95 k km, 1980 1.6 GLC 68 k km, 84 SLX 53 k km, 91 2.0i SLi 345 k km, 97 160i Midge 467 k km
Ex: 626: 1983 2.0 SL 160 k km, 88 2.0i SLi 120 k km, 91 2.0i 16v SLi 350 k km
Ex Meteor GLi 87 120 k km
Ex: BMW 528i A & 528i M (Twice bitten for ever shy)! 44 k km ag shame
EX B2200 94 347k km
Ex 2006 6 Original 222 k km, 2010 6 Active 130 k km

Current: 2002 1300 323bakkie akaBantam 292 k km
2010 Sirion 1.3 103k km
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Re: Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby msi » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:37 pm

I got dissapointed with them I bought a set some time then I pickup a nail the tire was damaged same thing on the second tire Whilst new then I replaced them with firestone (not like I drove with flat tire)
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Re: Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby MrMazda » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:43 pm

How can you be disappointed with tyre after nail damage? It can happen to any tyre. The only reason Firestone has the so called "hazard guarantee" is because they can't sell them otherwise. no tyre is nail proof! It depends on how & where the nail penetrated the tyre etc.
Ex: 323: 1980 1.4 GLC 95 k km, 1980 1.6 GLC 68 k km, 84 SLX 53 k km, 91 2.0i SLi 345 k km, 97 160i Midge 467 k km
Ex: 626: 1983 2.0 SL 160 k km, 88 2.0i SLi 120 k km, 91 2.0i 16v SLi 350 k km
Ex Meteor GLi 87 120 k km
Ex: BMW 528i A & 528i M (Twice bitten for ever shy)! 44 k km ag shame
EX B2200 94 347k km
Ex 2006 6 Original 222 k km, 2010 6 Active 130 k km

Current: 2002 1300 323bakkie akaBantam 292 k km
2010 Sirion 1.3 103k km
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Re: Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby msi » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:50 pm

No MrMazda what I meant is if you picked up a nail or something of that sort the tire must be repairable not unless you have a cut or wall damage so mines were damaged
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Re: Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby MrMazda » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:36 am

I've had @ least 5 of the 12 Bridgestones in my previous car repaired with "mushroom" plugs no problem. It depends on where the nail went in, if it to close to the sidewall then they wouldn't repair it. I just claimed a on Firestone on my wife's Sirion where a nail was to close to the sidewall & Autoquip wasn't comfortable repairing it. If your particular Bridgestone wasn't repairable another make wouldn't have sustained the same irreparable damage.

So far I'm lucky hadn't had a flat tyre in this car yet.
Ex: 323: 1980 1.4 GLC 95 k km, 1980 1.6 GLC 68 k km, 84 SLX 53 k km, 91 2.0i SLi 345 k km, 97 160i Midge 467 k km
Ex: 626: 1983 2.0 SL 160 k km, 88 2.0i SLi 120 k km, 91 2.0i 16v SLi 350 k km
Ex Meteor GLi 87 120 k km
Ex: BMW 528i A & 528i M (Twice bitten for ever shy)! 44 k km ag shame
EX B2200 94 347k km
Ex 2006 6 Original 222 k km, 2010 6 Active 130 k km

Current: 2002 1300 323bakkie akaBantam 292 k km
2010 Sirion 1.3 103k km
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Re: Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby pietr » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:53 am

I also like my Bridgestones!
ex Ford Cortina, Capri and Fairmont and Escort GLE and Fiesta 1.4
ex Mini 1000 and 1275
ex Toyota Camry, Corolla and Tazz and Hilux 4x4
ex Vw Beetle and 2.1 Kombi, Jetta CLX and 2 x CLI's
ex Audi 5e
ex BMW 2002 and 316 Coupe
ex Renault 5 and 11
ex Nissan Sentra GXE and EXA and Langley
ex Opel Kadett, Ascona and Corsa CDE, Utility 1.4
ex 1973 Mazda 616, 1974 Rx2 and Soho 121
ex 2004 Ford Fiesta 1.4
ex 2005 Blue Mazda 3 1.6 Dynamic
ex 2006 Black Mazda 6 2.0 Active 174 km
ex 1993 BMW 316i 293k km
ex 1998 Nissan Sani 2.4 SUV 265k km
ex 2000 Subaru Legacy GX 2.5 AWD 171k km
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Re: Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby MasterNik » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:33 am

@msi
was the damage on the side - cos if yes - then the tire is irreparable
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Re: Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby MrMazda » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:34 pm

Well well, no Bridgestones in stock, but Autoquip reckons these tyres are good for another 10 - 15k. 17s are bl00dy expensive almost R8900 for the 4 tyres & WA etc! TWT has Yoki's at 9250 fitted etc. So i'll sort it out when I'm back.
Ex: 323: 1980 1.4 GLC 95 k km, 1980 1.6 GLC 68 k km, 84 SLX 53 k km, 91 2.0i SLi 345 k km, 97 160i Midge 467 k km
Ex: 626: 1983 2.0 SL 160 k km, 88 2.0i SLi 120 k km, 91 2.0i 16v SLi 350 k km
Ex Meteor GLi 87 120 k km
Ex: BMW 528i A & 528i M (Twice bitten for ever shy)! 44 k km ag shame
EX B2200 94 347k km
Ex 2006 6 Original 222 k km, 2010 6 Active 130 k km

Current: 2002 1300 323bakkie akaBantam 292 k km
2010 Sirion 1.3 103k km
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Re: Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby MasterNik » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:46 pm

Get some nice 18" - Get a combo - you will probably get them for about 5.5 - save about 2.5, sell your rims to the VAGs - they usually run their cars on 17".
Rare sizes are expensive - 16" tires are more expensive than 15". supply and demand.
Bridgestone is very good - that reminds me - I need to go do my rotation this weekend.
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Re: Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby BlackR » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:08 pm

I bought the Bridgestones Potenza Adrenaline RE002 and and super happy with them, seems like a more comfortable ride, and grips Alot better than what previously had on (Achilles) got them for 6600 fitted and balanced.
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Re: Re: Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby BlackR » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:09 pm

BlackR wrote:I bought the Bridgestones Potenza Adrenaline RE002 and and super happy with them, seems like a more comfortable ride, and grips Alot better than what previously had on (Achilles) got them for 6600 fitted and balanced.


Oh yes, its 225-40-18...
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Re: Bridgestone Potenza E050s

Postby msi » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:35 am

Apologies MrMazda I had friend that have 07 Mazda 6 active that he always praise those tires and he says they originally come with the car and he still have the spare wheel for it, so the ones I bought were bridgestone potenza adrenalin R002 :bash: because they said were best so I fitted them on Audi never again
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