Bridgestone SO3 Pole Positions - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Wheel and Tire Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Bridgestone SO3 Pole Positions

Old 07-01-2001, 03:31 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Garland, Texas USA
Posts: 7
Post Bridgestone SO3 Pole Positions

Anyone using the new Bridgestone SO3 Pole
Positions? Comments?
vaughan is offline  
Old 07-03-2001, 12:32 AM
Steve in SLO
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 85
Thumbs up

I have about 1500 miles on a set on my '97 C2S, and I really like them: They are quieter and more comfy than the S-02 non-PP's. Initially, I thought they were a bit squirmy, but I think that was just the "new" wearing off. They grip well, and have a bit more noise at the limit than the S-02's, which I like(more feedback)--not squealing, mind you, just a low-pitched howl. The 220 treadwear vs 140 for the S-02's is really nice since these things cost an arm and a leg. All my experience is in the dry.
Hope this helps...
Steve in SLO is offline  
Old 07-03-2001, 08:04 PM
Mike Schuster
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Redwood City, CA
Posts: 13

In Tirerack's test of the 225/45R17 size, the Potenza S-03 Pole Position did better than the Michelin Pilot Sport and the Pirelli PZero Rosso Assimetrico in almost all of the test categories. See the review here
Mike Schuster is offline  
Old 07-06-2001, 10:32 PM
Rennlist Member

Anir's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 2,710


Thanks for posting the Tire Rack link. I'm truly impressed, and surprised by their findings.

Historically, significant increases in treadwear usually result from stiffer rubber, which has a negative impact on dry handling, lap times, etc.

There must be some interesting technology at work in the S-3, if the Tire Rack results are accurate. My S-02s are outstanding in the rain, so I'm not surprised to see high marks for the wet handling capabilities of the S-03.
Anir is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: