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Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

SIZE: 245/45R18

The Potenza RE960AS Pole Position gives premium sports car owners a solid all-season tire and a performance tire wrapped up in a racy looking package! Silica and a leading edge sipe add to the wet/dry adaptability. If you want undaunted performance when the weather switches gears, go with the Potenza RE960AS Pole Position.

40K mi ? WARRANTY
All-Season Tires
Performance
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT Angle view
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT Angle view
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT Angle view
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT Angle view

Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

SIZE: 245/45R18

The Potenza RE960AS Pole Position gives premium sports car owners a solid all-season tire and a performance tire wrapped up in a racy looking package! Silica and a leading edge sipe add to the wet/dry adaptability. If you want undaunted performance when the weather switches gears, go with the Potenza RE960AS Pole Position.

40K mi ? WARRANTY
All-Season Tires
Performance

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The Potenza RE960AS Pole Position gives premium sports car owners a solid all-season tire and a performance tire wrapped up in a racy looking package! Silica and a leading edge sipe add to the wet/dry adaptability. If you want undaunted performance when the weather switches gears, go with the Potenza RE960AS Pole Position.

Specifications

Vehicle Type Performance
Speed Rating W (168 mph)
Load Index 96 (1565 lbs)
Sidewall Black Letter/Black Wall
UTQG Rating
Treadwear 400
Traction A
Temperature A
Uniform Tire Quality Grading UTQG is intended to provide simple, comparative data for your use in making an informed buying decision. However, the ratings are based upon test results achieved under very specific conditions. As a result, misinterpreting the comparative data as it relates specifically to your particular driving habits, conditions, etc., is a possibility. UTQG designates the comparative performance levels of a tire based upon government-specified tests. Tire manufacturers and brand name owners are required to grade regular and all-season tires in three categories: Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature.
DOT QUALITY GRADES All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades.
TREADWEAR The treadwear grade is a comparative grade assigned by the manufacturer based on the wear rate of a tire when tested under controlled conditions on a course that meets government-specified requirements. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1 1/2) times as well as a tire graded 100 under the controlled test conditions. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics.
TRACTION AA, A, B, C The traction grade is based on wet skid tests of a tire on government-specified concrete and asphalt surfaces. The traction grade is based on a straight-ahead wet braking traction test and does not include a cornering traction test. The comparative tire grade letters, AA, A, B, and C (AA being the highest and C being the lowest) represent the tire's ability to stop the vehicle on wet pavement under the controlled test conditions. Ice and snow traction capabilities are not tested.
WARNING: The traction grade assigned is based on braking (straight ahead) traction test and does not include cornering (turning) traction.
TEMPERATURE A, B, C The temperature grade is based on an indoor, high-speed test that meets government-specified requirements. The comparative grade letters, A, B, and C (A being the highest and C being the lowest) represent the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades A and B represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum required by law.
WARNING:The temperature grade is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, under inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
EXAMPLE #1: A tire with the ratings of TREADWEAR 80, TRACTION B, TEMPERATURE C, is interpreted by the manufacturer as having:
  • TREADWEAR grade less than that of a tire graded 100.
  • TRACTION capability greater than tires of C grade, but not as good as tires of AA or A grade.
  • TEMPERATURE performance on the laboratory high-speed test greater than required by the government standards, but less than tires graded B or A.
EXAMPLE #2: A tire with same brand name and same construction type with ratings of TREADWEAR 160, TRACTION A, TEMPERATURE B, compares to the tire in example #1 as follows:
  • TREADWEAR is graded two times better than the tire in example #1.
  • Wet TRACTION and TEMPERATURE are better than the tire in example #1.
IMPORTANT NOTE Keep in mind that comparing the performance of various tires is too complex to be based exclusively on UTQG grades.
  • UTQG grades are not government grades. They are manufacturer grades that are not based on head-to-head interbrand testing. Test data is not typically submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Treadwear grades are not a guarantee for a given mileage warranty, or an indicator of overall tire quality. Treadwear grades are assigned by the manufacturer for comparison purposes within the same brand names and construction types only.
  • UTQG grades are not safety ratings. Overall tire quality and safety are not graded. Tire selection based on any one, two, or even three UTQG ratings may not satisfy your needs.
  • One brand name of tires cannot be considered superior or inferior to another brand name of tires based solely on UTQG grades.
  • UTQG grades are not required for snow tires, light truck tires and maximum traction tires.
  • UTQG is used but not required in Canada.

Features & Benefits

Steel belt construction

Adds durability and resists punctures

O-Bead

Improves uniformity and ride comfort through use of a single continuous strand of cable in the bead construction

Dual-Layer Tread

Minimizes the effect of wear on wet tire performance by exposing high grip rubber as the tire wears.

Cooling Fin Design

Optimized sidewall design for enhanced run-flat performance without sacrificing ride comfort.

All-Season Tread Design

Enhances year-round performance with open-slotted shoulders.

Reinforced Sidewall

Support the weight of the vehicle and passenger even with a loss of air pressure with thicker sidewall, generally designed for RFT tires, made of special heat-resistant rubber

L.L. Carbon (Long Link)

Helps improve tread wear and resist cracking, chipping and tearing through the use of a special long length carbon structure

CO-CS (Computer Optimized Component System)

Maximizes tire performance by optimizing the appropriate combination of tread design, casing shape, materials, and construction.

3G Run-Flat

Third Generation Run-Flat Tires for use on vehicles that came with RFT as Original Equipment.

Spiral Wrap

Encircles the whole tire with a continuous nylon wrap , helping the tire hold its original shape to improve high speed capability.

NanoPro-Tech Rubber Compound

Help improve snow, ice, wet and dry performance by making the tire more flexible to changes in conditions. Controls interaction between polymer, filler materials such (as carbon black and silica) and other rubber chemicals. As such, carbon gets dispersed homogeneously which reduces energy loss caused by its friction.

Directional Tread Pattern

Maximizes both wet and dry performance, as well as other tire characteristics. By specifying that the tread pattern is to be mounted on the vehicle in a single direction only, the many design compromises found in conventional tires which can be mounted in two directions are eliminated. This provides the ability to include a wider variety of specific performance characteristics such as high resistance to hydroplaning in each tire.

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