BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Wheels + Tires Sponsored by The Tire Rack
  TireRack

KEEP M3POST ALIVE BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER LINK!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-04-2014, 12:08 PM   #1
urnzvay
Enlisted Member
1

 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3 6MT
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Boise


Posts: 43
iTrader: (0)

Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Vs. S-04

Time to put new tires on my summer rims. When i bought the car it came with RE-11 on it, and I loved the feel they had. I've been searching around to see if I want to buy them again or try out the S-04's. I don't track the car but do go for the occasional spirited mountain drive 2-3 times a year. The sidewall stiffness is one of the most important things to me, drives me crazy when i can feel the tire shift, so I'm okay with the stiffer ride and road noise. From the reviews I've read the S04 has a stiffer side wall and better feel than the comparable PSS. So that leaves the two Bridgestones. The longer tread wear on the S-04 would be nice plus they are on sale at tire rack right now. Has anyone driven their M3 on both to know how they compare? Any other thoughts are welcome as well. Thanks in advance.
Appreciate 0
      02-04-2014, 02:34 PM   #2
dereksM3
Second Lieutenant
United_States
3

 
dereksM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 SGM E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lynnwood, WA


Posts: 265
iTrader: (0)

I have heard the S-04 are good and have good reviews but they are such a heavy tire. In some cases 4-5lbs more per tire than the PSS for a fraction of a stiffer sidewall.
Appreciate 0
      02-04-2014, 03:07 PM   #3
ben@tirerack
M3Post Supporting Vendor
20

 
Drives: 740i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Bend, IN


Posts: 877
iTrader: (0)

This type of question gets asked a lot, with someone wanting to compare an Extreme Performance tire to a Max Performance tire. (The class names may vary depending on who you talk to, but the point is they have different target markets.)

Extreme performance tires like the RE11 emphasize dry traction and immediate steering response. They are willing to give up a fair amount of wet traction, comfort, quiet, and longevity.

Tires in the Max Performance category aim for excellence in both dry and wet traction, and try to balance reasonable comfort and noise levels with good steering response and grip.

From what you say about wanting sidewall stiffness and willing to give up comfort to get it, I would lean toward the RE11. You don't mention wet traction as a concern, but if it is then you might consider the S04 for that reason.
__________________
_______________________________________________



To credit the forum, click through one of the banners in my signature and the top of the page, or call me direct at 877.522.8473 ext 660. Email:ben@tirerack.com
Appreciate 0
      02-05-2014, 11:42 AM   #4
urnzvay
Enlisted Member
1

 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3 6MT
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Boise


Posts: 43
iTrader: (0)

Anyone else have any thoughts? Anyone driven on both by chance?
Appreciate 0
      02-05-2014, 06:04 PM   #5
M3PO
Colonel
45

 
M3PO's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 IB E92
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: OC


Posts: 2,753
iTrader: (7)

I think the S04 would feel like a downgrade to you.
__________________
2008 IB E92 M3| BBS | KW | Arkym | Platte Forme A.G. | Active Autowerke | K&N | Fabspeed | Dinan | Evolve-R
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST