: Question about tires



SS1LE02
01-27-12, 10:46 AM
I'm looking into some Bridgestone RE970AS pole position tires for replacements. Anybody have experience with them? Also, for the rears the closest they make to the 285/35 is a 295/30. There shouldn't be any fitment with this size right?

embassured
01-27-12, 07:02 PM
Just for perspective - I went to All Season tires as well with the Conti DWS. I switched to 245/45/49 fronts and 275/40/19 rears.

I believe the 295/30 is going to be about 1" shorter (from stock) as the tire sits on the ground, which will also force you to a smaller diameter front tire. This also means that if you think the gap between your wheel and the fender is too large with the stock set-up, it's only going to be appear bigger with a "shorter" tire.

I've got pics here of 245s and 275s on the car in this thread: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2009-cadillac-cts-v-general-discussion/247168-giving-getting-winter-tires-man-sucks-3.html

I've had the DWSs on my V1 and like them very much on the V2.

Both fronts and rears are about an 1" taller than stock, reduces the wheel/fender gap (marginally) and the difference in width; i.e. less than a 1/2 inch is negligible from stock. To boot, the DWSs are a relative bargain and have a pretty decent tread wear rating. Like the RE970s, there are plenty of user comments and test reviews on Tire Rack.

Let me know if I can provide any additional insights.

Best,
Eric

mountainv
01-27-12, 07:46 PM
I'm looking into some Bridgestone RE970AS pole position tires for replacements. Anybody have experience with them? Also, for the rears the closest they make to the 285/35 is a 295/30. There shouldn't be any fitment with this size right?I am running those tires in the 295/30 rear, 255/35 front. I am extremely pleased with the performance, no fitment issues, 4K miles thus far.

Thrill6
01-28-12, 11:49 AM
I replaced my tires with the Michelin PS2 A/S (All Season). I run these on my C6 Corvette and love them. They are available in the stock tire sizes, but the rears are only available in run-flats, and the fronts are only available in non-run flats. Very sticky tires, and they are great in the rain and snow.

Cub Cadet
01-29-12, 12:35 PM
I'm looking into some Bridgestone RE970AS pole position tires for replacements. Anybody have experience with them? Also, for the rears the closest they make to the 285/35 is a 295/30. There shouldn't be any fitment with this size right?


I am running those tires in the 295/30 rear, 255/35 front. I am extremely pleased with the performance, no fitment issues, 4K miles thus far.

Count me in too... I run the exact same tire, in the same sizes as mountainv above. The tires are shorter in overall height than the stock tire, but that was fine by me. I adjusted tire size in my tune and my mileage and speed are correct to this tire now. I really like how it looks, how it rides, and most importantly how it handles in ALL weather situations. These tires make the car driveable and safe in the snow and ice we have in northeast Ohio. I absolutely love this tire and wish that I had them on the car sooner. This will make your car much better as the PS2's are complete junk. Also, the front tire size will look better on the front wheel as compared to stock... it makes the tire look like it fits the rim. In the stock size, the tire looks too narrow for the wheel.

Pictures attached of the Bridgestone Potenza 970 AS in 255/35 (front) and 295/30 (rear)

http://www.f150online.com/forums/members/cub+cadet-albums-cts-v-picture163916-run-3.html?gnr_tab=0&ref=gnr-next

http://www.f150online.com/forums/members/cub+cadet-albums-cts-v-picture163905-dsc02468.html?gnr_tab=0&ref=gnr-prev

http://www.f150online.com/forums/members/cub+cadet-albums-cts-v-picture176341-1203111624.html?gnr_tab=0&ref=gnr-prev

http://www.f150online.com/forums/members/cub+cadet-albums-cts-v-picture163905-dsc02468.html?gnr_tab=0&ref=gnr-prev