Bridgestone Potenza RE040 RFT review
What is it?
The Bridgestone Potenza RE040 RFT is an ultra high performance summer run flat tire for performance-oriented coupes and sedans. The Potenza RE040 RFT is designed to run up to 50 miles at a max speed of 50 mph even after a puncture has resulted in complete air pressure loss.
Strengths and weaknesses?
Average dry and wet performance for the category. May suffer from reliability (see below) and limited treadlife.
How does the Potenza RE040 RFT compare?
Unlike the ultra high performance summer tire category, the ultra high performance summer run flat category is not chock-full of exceptional options. The Potenza RE040 RFT cannot keep pace with the class leading Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT, but it has garnered some satisified repeat users/buyers. That's more than some of the other category competitors can claim.
Anything else to know?
More than one user has reported sidewall bubbles and blisters with the the Potenza RE040 RFT. Should be warranty-covered issues, but nonetheless. The Potenza RE040 RFT comes only in limited 18" sizes.
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