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So I've been looking for replacement tires to the Bridgestone RE050A for awhile...been looking for something that can give me good performance and decent tire life that won't cost an

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Old 05-18-2010, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've been looking for replacement tires to the Bridgestone RE050A for awhile...been looking for something that can give me good performance and decent tire life that won't cost an arm and a leg like the OEM's...talked to a buddy of mine who is a manager at Firestone, and he suggested I look into the RE760 Sport...he said they are better than the RE050A but quite a bit less...he was telling me about the new sidewall technology in the tire, and how it is actually stronger and stiffer than the RE050A, and corners better, and also has better traction in dry AND WET condition...I was skeptical cuz the price was significantly less than the RE050A's I was going to buy again...

well..I did my research and it seems everyone who replaced with the RE760 Sports all agreed that they are noticeably quieter...So, I asked my buddy what gives...he said the RE050 series are very popular tires on a lot of high dollar cars...it goes with the territory, you pay more for OEMs...and he said the RE760 are still fairly new and Bridgestone is trying to get the name out....whatever it is, I paid $799.49 total (including tax) for two 275/35/19's and two 245/40/19's...most tire dealers and websites have them priced between $210-$260...good price regardless when compared to the RE050, considering you're getting better performance, quieter ride, and better traction...and the tread design is sick..hahaha....I was just gonna replace the rear set, but I thought what the heck, do all four so I can really see how much better this model is...and write a review for the370z.com...hahaha

I just had mine put on today, I will write a review after I log about 1000 miles...so, ummm, in 2-4 weeks....

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You are lucky, i paid $1200 for 2 285/35/19 and 265/3519 RE11
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Hmm might consider these as my OEM replacement. Where did you get such a good deal on those?
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You are lucky, i paid $1200 for 2 285/35/19 and 265/3519 RE11
dude, you got better tires.
RE760 is good but RE11 is like the best you can find.
and $1200 is good deal for RE11.
Thinking to go with RE11 when I need new tires.
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yeah, but still not happy to see that credit card bill, especially on a car with 600 miles on it!
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why u changed it on 600 miles?
you donot like the RE050? those are some decent tires.
did you through those away?
tell me you are keeping them in your garage please or you sold them.
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I couldnt sell them for a decent price, ended up buying a new set of rims to use them on.
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after about 1500 miles on it, and just drove it through constant rain the past 3 days, I gotta say WOW...these are the tires to get....they handle just as well, if not better than the OEMs. Noticeably quieter, and wet traction is excellent as compared to the OEM...I barely felt/heard my tire slip/chirp when I was gunning hard in the rain...my previous OEM would have squeaked noticeably, but these 760's handle like a champ...
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You are lucky, i paid $1200 for 2 285/35/19 and 265/3519 RE11
$1200+ is what I just paid.. So far I like them "QUIETER" for one and they hold really well, I know I can't compare them to the old Re50a cause the less tread the better the grip. I am going to Savannah from San Diego for the National Z Car Convention, then up to Ohio then back to SD about 8000 miles,, through all the crazy weather. When I get back I will let you know how I feel about them in the WEATHER... so far I do like them... Smooth n Quiet... And I am getting better fuel mileage buy about 1>2 miles a gallon, getting 28>29 on the Highway better still if I get Shell or Texaco hightest (premium) for you younger people..

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i'd do the S04 polepositions again (currently on my G's SSR's) to replace my RE050A's on the Z's stock 19's. RE760 is a downgrade...

another choice is the michellin supersport pilots.

if you want quieter comfy sticky tires that are cheaper, get the DW's.
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Hmm might consider these as my OEM replacement. Where did you get such a good deal on those?

Agreed... where from? They are 900+ on tirerack.
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Agreed... where from? They are 900+ on tirerack.
I get the Road Hazard ,, installation, TPMS rebuild, Balance and pice of mind across the USA..................LOL
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I ran these on my mugen gp's... I found them to be great tires, if a little unreliable in the rain. otherwise very confidence inspiring. of course, that was with a very different car than the z..
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i'd do the S04 polepositions again (currently on my G's SSR's) to replace my RE050A's on the Z's stock 19's. RE760 is a downgrade...

another choice is the michellin supersport pilots.

if you want quieter comfy sticky tires that are cheaper, get the DW's.
DW? How would you compare them to the RE-11's?
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dude, you got better tires.
RE760 is good but RE11 is like the best you can find.
and $1200 is good deal for RE11.
Thinking to go with RE11 when I need new tires.
I just put 17K on my rear 285/35/19 RE11s, can't wait to get out of them.
Better traction, but I don't like how they introduced understeer
and made for a cushier ride (because of the higher sidewall) when
added to the OEM fronts.
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