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Old 05-31-2019, 05:59 AM
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I haven't seen a thread about these yet.

I have a set on my car, 215/245 stagger & car is lowered on HKS Hipermax IV GT.

These tires seem to have very stiff sidewalls, they legitimately feel considerably stiffer than the 255/40/17 Falken RT615K+ that they replaced, though still entirely compliant. On a 2+ hour road trip, on notoriously appalling roads, my passenger (who is not a car 'enthusiast' in the slightest) did not have a single complaint about comfort.

I've put about 500 miles on them & in the first drive I took in some pretty heavy rain they did very well. They also seem quite quiet at highway speeds.

I haven't pushed the car super hard since putting the tires on as a result of having a few other things to take care of but I'm impressed thus far.

I like the sidewall. Understated, looks nicer in person.

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Good to know. I’m interested in these tires once my pss wear out. I like the pss but would like a stiffer sidewall.
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I read about these a month or so back. They seem like great tires, but the fact they don't offer a 255/40/17 option will reduce their popularity on this platform. I can already see people (the form>function crowd) complaining about them looking like a normal tire instead of some "sic race tire."
They seem to have the potential for a great dual purpose tire. Higher TW should add a little more life over the other 200TW options, with possibly more street appeal such as better wet traction and lower road noise. I will be curious to hear some reviews.
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Originally Posted by J35rr View Post
Good to know. I’m interested in these tires once my pss wear out. I like the pss but would like a stiffer sidewall.
These would probably work quite well for that desire.

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I read about these a month or so back. They seem like great tires, but the fact they don't offer a 255/40/17 option will reduce their popularity on this platform. I can already see people (the form>function crowd) complaining about them looking like a normal tire instead of some "sic race tire."
They seem to have the potential for a great dual purpose tire. Higher TW should add a little more life over the other 200TW options, with possibly more street appeal such as better wet traction and lower road noise. I will be curious to hear some reviews.
That's definitely something I could see being a deal breaker for a lot of folks.

I'm using the 245 on my 17x9.5 rears and to be honest it seems a great pairing. I was honestly bummed about the sidewall/tread pattern aesthetic when I was ordering them, but in person I think they're a handsome tire.
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Originally Posted by dc2-2-ap1 View Post
I read about these a month or so back. They seem like great tires, but the fact they don't offer a 255/40/17 option will reduce their popularity on this platform. I can already see people (the form>function crowd) complaining about them looking like a normal tire instead of some "sic race tire."
They seem to have the potential for a great dual purpose tire. Higher TW should add a little more life over the other 200TW options, with possibly more street appeal such as better wet traction and lower road noise. I will be curious to hear some reviews.
Exactly, wish they do offer a size in 255/40/17. I still like to have a slightly meaty tire on the rear OEM wheels, for better looks (to me) and wheel protection.

By the way, just found out they do offer 255/40/17 in Japan... really hope they can bring this over to the US

https://tire.bridgestone.co.jp/potenza/s007a/size.html
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Originally Posted by dc2-2-ap1 View Post
I read about these a month or so back. They seem like great tires, but the fact they don't offer a 255/40/17 option will reduce their popularity on this platform. I can already see people (the form>function crowd) complaining about them looking like a normal tire instead of some "sic race tire."
They seem to have the potential for a great dual purpose tire. Higher TW should add a little more life over the other 200TW options, with possibly more street appeal such as better wet traction and lower road noise. I will be curious to hear some reviews.
If your pushing your car enough to feel a difference between a 245/255 then you should likely be running an re-71r anyways.
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Originally Posted by kukudm View Post
Exactly, wish they do offer a size in 255/40/17. I still like to have a slightly meaty tire on the rear OEM wheels, for better looks (to me) and wheel protection.

By the way, just found out they do offer 255/40/17 in Japan... really hope they can bring this over to the US

https://tire.bridgestone.co.jp/potenza/s007a/size.html
since i work for Bridgestone Americas, I'll mention that currently there is no "article number" or "part number" in our database for the 255/40R17. Usually one will be issued about 6 months or so before release if it's going to be added to the lineup so they can start making their ways into warehouses etc.
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Originally Posted by outeiroj View Post
since i work for Bridgestone Americas, I'll mention that currently there is no "article number" or "part number" in our database for the 255/40R17. Usually one will be issued about 6 months or so before release if it's going to be added to the lineup so they can start making their ways into warehouses etc.
That's cool, if you see this size 255/40/17 for the S007A popping up in your system, please come back and update us.
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I think they look just right.

But I'm old AF now.

Fukk, I never thought people lived this long.
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I think they look just right.

But I'm old AF now.

Fukk, I never thought people lived this long.
My brother. I feel this. S007A are good for us olds.
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