Topic:Bridgestone RE930 Tires
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HobnobI was wondering if anyone out there has been using Bridgestone RE930 tires for a long time. I currently purchased a set a few weeks ago, and they handle great in both dry and wet conditions. I was wondering if the newer Firestone Firehawk SH30 tires compare to the RE930 tires or not. I'd appreciate anyone's comments.
WonderingI've been using a set of Bridgestone Potenza 930 and am ready to replace them now after 80,000 miles! Of course, I rotate and balance them religiously and drive sensibly. I have to say, they resist hydroplan very well. Even now the tread is almost at the minimum. So I would say "very good" for wet condition. On the dry surface, the tires handle decently but don't meet all my expectation. The response is good however I detect quite a bit of side wall flex at high speed maneuver. Straight line high speed is so-so. It does not give me that nimble feeling. So I would say "just good" for dry. Now for snowy condition, the tires don't release the snow compacted between the treads, so the tires can continue to bite onto the slippery and sluzzy surface, so the tires are virtually bald. Thus not very good in snow. But these tires last pretty long if well taken care of.
CharlesI would recommend RE930 to you. In terms of performance, Firhawk SH30 seems to be better. However, Bridgestone RE930 is a little quieter and its quality is better than Firehawk SH30. If you like SH30, buy these tires, but you will get to know why I recommend Bridgestone RE930 rather than Firehawk SH30.
VinI agree with Wondering. The 930s seem to excel with foul weather performance and comfort but they're not much of a all out performance tire. I had a set of 195/65/R15 RE930s on my 98 Accord EX. They weren't much better in terms of performance over the OEM Michelins. Actually, I htought they were louder than the Michelins - they made this constant high pitch whining roar that irritated they crap out of me. Hondas aren't known for being the quietest cars so maybe this won't be a factor for you. I've put Dunlop D60A2s on all of my Hondas and now my A4. I wouldn't run them in the snow but they are an excellent all around performance tire - grippy, quiets, ride well, and do just fine in the rain. And to boot, they're usually cheaper than other "comparable" rubber. Why did I even try the Brodgestones after such good luck with the Dunlops?? Trying to be a conscious consumer. I read that the 930 was supposed to give the D60A2 a run for its money - NOT!

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