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Old 09-13-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position or Yokohama S.drive?

I need summer tires for my 330I. Do you guys ever used Yokohama S.drive and Potenza S-04 pole position. How many miles you got out of them(No track)? Also which is better tires?
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Seeing as no one has replied to this i'd give it a shot.


I have no experience with either. BUT, I do have a friend with each. One drives an E36 328is, he only got 8k miles out of the rear S drives but really liked the grip (he's also an aggressive driver). My other friend has an E92 with S04s, he loves them but has only had them for a few thousand miles but so far they are great.

I would probably get the S04s between those two options. Mainly because of the great reviews that tirerack has on them.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:33 AM   #3
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The Bridgestone S04 Pole Position is a nice step up from the Yokohama S drive in wet and dry traction while still being a quieter tire with comparable tread wear.

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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Those are the tires I want to get next. Am I correct that they are much better than the Evo V12s? Grip wet/dry and response?
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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Yes, the S04 Pole Position would indeed be a step up from the Hankook V12 EVO in grip and handling.


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Old 09-16-2013, 10:38 AM   #6
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From personal experience I have never been disappointed with any of the potenza tires I've had.

If you are looking for a decent tire that also has great wear, I'd recommend the potenza 760. It's obviously a step down in performance but for daily driving it's great.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #7
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+1 for S-04s.
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S-04s it is.
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Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position or Yokohama S.drive?

Never tried the Yokohama's but my Potenzas are far better than the Michelins I had before.
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I just purchased a set of S-04s in 225/40/18 and I really like them, so far. Previously, I had Continental ExtremeContact DWs on the car and I loved those tires, as well.
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I like the Potenzas, especially for that extra security and peace of mind of having a run-flat. Great thing for road trips. The downside of them is that they are quite heavy...
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S-04s it is.
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I like the Potenzas, especially for that extra security and peace of mind of having a run-flat. Great thing for road trips. The downside of them is that they are quite heavy...
A run-flat is not going to guarantee you that you'll be safe and secure, they just mean you can drive on them for a short period without air in the tire. They're not really recommended on car without TPMS since you won't see a flat at a quick glance. You will likely notice it when driving, since there's not going to be any air in your tire, but it could be a detail that is overlooked.
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I ended up getting Michelin PSS. Not much more $
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