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Opinions/answers...Tires


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At ~8,000 miles the factory Conti's on my 2001 C4 were EXTREMELY noisy. I installed Bridgestone Potenza RE730's but now at ~14,000 miles it sounds as if my front wheel bearings are failing.

Searching on the internet I find that this is a common problem with the RE730's and Bridgestone has even made a running design change, "gen-II", to the RE730 to try and combat the noise problem.

Anyone with any experience on these and getting compensated by Bridgestone?

Any adverse comments on my next try, Michelin PS2's..??

And by the way, the noise is my only complaint about the RE730's. About to make the return trip home to Seattle and believe it or not I would like to hear my wife talking on the way back.

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At ~8,000 miles the factory Conti's on my 2001 C4 were EXTREMELY noisy. I installed Bridgestone Potenza RE730's but now at ~14,000 miles it sounds as if my front wheel bearings are failing.

Searching on the internet I find that this is a common problem with the RE730's and Bridgestone has even made a running design change, "gen-II", to the RE730 to try and combat the noise problem.

Anyone with any experience on these and getting compensated by Bridgestone?

Any adverse comments on my next try, Michelin PS2's..??

And by the way, the noise is my only complaint about the RE730's. About to make the return trip home to Seattle and believe it or not I would like to hear my wife talking on the way back.

What tire sizes are you running? You should be running the Potenza RE750. NO problems with them.

On a side note: Are you a newly wed? I am just wondering why you want to hear your wife talk.

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My experience with Bridgestone RE7** on a BMW 540i is that they are very noisy, and don't offer much positive benefit to compensate. On that car a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S were the trick: quiet, and much stickier. On my GT3, having gone through one set of PS2s and just starting set #2 I think they are quiet enough (hard to tell for sure on a GT3...) and are nice and sticky, They are a great (and expensive) street tire.

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Bridgestone sent me to Mastercare dealer here in Memphis and techician verified tire noise as the source immediately. After about an hour's discussion and multiple phone calls they agreed to a no charge upgrade to RE750's.

So far I have opped to pay extra (substantial) for the RE050's but I'm wondering if the RE750 would suffice...

Other than the noise the RE730's served me well. On the track at Daytona insofar as I could tell the PSM was never active. Does the new tread pattern on the RE750's really solve the noise problem?

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