Tested: How do tires perform on track as they wear?

Andy
By Andy Hollis
Jan 24, 2023 | Tire Test, tires, Bridgestone, Falken, Bridgestone RE-71RS, Heat Cycle, Falken RT660, Tread Life | Posted in Features | Never miss an article

Photography Credits: David S. Wallens (Lead), Andy Hollis

What happens to tires after our tests? We keep running them–and we keep learning.

Our latest findings: Some tires get better the more you run them. Specifically, longterm testing of the Falken Azenis RT660 and the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS showed that tread depth, heat cycling and rotation can impact performance over the tire’s lifetime.

[200-treadwear tire test | Bridgestone Potenza …

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AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
11/16/22 10:11 a.m.

Awesome test and great info!

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
11/16/22 10:37 a.m.

In reply to AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) :

Glad you liked it. We really like being able to offer tests like these–and if there is anything you'd like to see, let us know.

Bigben151
Bigben151 New Reader
11/16/22 11:40 a.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

I want a 245-40-15 re-71rs...lol

Great article once again

Bluebayou22
Bluebayou22 New Reader
11/16/22 1:36 p.m.

Thank you for the great information in an easy to read format!!  Buying the correct set of tires saves alot of money and of course the grip and fun.

EricM
EricM SuperDork
11/16/22 2:56 p.m.

I AM SURPRISED!

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
11/16/22 3:08 p.m.

In reply to EricM :

ASTONISHED, STUNNED AND FLABBERGASTED?

Alright, I'll put the thesaurus down.

JTT
JTT New Reader
11/16/22 5:37 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

I'd be interested in difference to pre-shaved and heat cycled tires of the same make, model and sizes

QuikMcshifterson
QuikMcshifterson New Reader
11/17/22 12:51 p.m.

Absolutely excellent testing and article. I've just picked up the Paul Haney book on tires so great timing too!

More tire testing / articles please!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/18/22 11:22 a.m.
QuikMcshifterson said:

Absolutely excellent testing and article. I've just picked up the Paul Haney book on tires so great timing too!

More tire testing / articles please!

Just for you, more tire tests coming in hot. :) 

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