The question I would have is:
Down the road if I have a nail puncture or something that means getting
another RE71, will they be available?
> The salesperson you spoke to at The Tire Rack was correct in stating that
> the RE71 and Yokohama AVS Intermediates are older technology. These tires
> have been around for a long time, and their performance is well
> proven. The
> RE730 incorporates many of the newest Bridgestone design and manufacturing
> technologies and materials, and so it does have somewhat more to
> offer than
> these older tires.
> However, saying that the RE730 will "walk all over" the RE71 is perhaps
> oversimplifying things a bit. We have tested these tires on our
> test track,
> with our BMW 328i test vehicles. It should be noted that while we did not
> test the RE730 and RE71 back-to-back, the averaged lap times do
> indicate to
> us that the RE730 is a slightly faster tire on our autocross-style test
> The times generated on our test facility are the averages of our entire
> sales staff. This tends to flatten out differences in driving styles and
> abilities. What I'm trying to get at here is the standard: Your
> Mileage May
> You can check out our test results for yourself by going to the following
> This will give you a listing of our tire testing sorted by brand.
> From there
> you will find links to our tests of the Bridgestone RE730:
> And the link to the RE71/AVS Intermediate test:
> My personal opinion? That's a tough one... I certainly see the draw of the
> less expensive RE71, but I have driven both tires, and the RE730 is a very
> nice tire. Will it be faster on your car? That's the $100
> question. I would
> certainly listen to the opinions of others here on team.net, and take them
> all in to account.
> William Loring
> The Tire Rack, Marketing dept.
> 771 W. Chippewa Ave.
> South Bend, IN 46614
> > Now, the guys from tire rack when i called, said that the RE71 is older
> > technology, and the RE730's have much much better dry grip, without
> > sacrificing as much in terms of treadwear and wet traction (best of both