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Question Anyone running on Bridgestone RE-950 tires?

I'm strongly considering buying new tires for the 914. After reading quite a few reviews on the Tire Rack website, I'm leaning toward Bridestone Portenza RE-950 tires in the P195/65R15 size.

Almost every review I read says that they're great wet/dry, but crappy in the snow. Since my baby is packed away during Chicago's winters, I'm not concered about the poor snow traction.

So, anyone running RE-950s?

As always, any responses are greatly appreciated.

Howard
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Howard,

I bought a set of the RE-950's last summer. I live in Mpls., I wanted a good rain tire when needed after my experiences with 165's. I have 195/60 on 2L Fuchs. I wish I would have bumped up on the rears to 205's since have the space.

I have been very happy in the dry and wet with noticably better handling of course. I'd buy them again price was good as well.

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Tom

PS- My car is a street car only.
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Here is a picture of the tires.

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Tom:

Thanks for the info and the photo. I'm currently running Bridgestone RE-71s all around, in a 205/60 size. In front, the 205 scuffs the inner wheel well wall during very tight turns. In the rear, there's only about 1/4" of space between the sidewall and the fender lip. I figure that by going to the 195, I'll give up a little footprint for a little more margin of error (and less hassle when taking the wheels on and off).

I know that each 914 is a little different, so a 205 on the rear may be a good fit it your situation. Just make sure you have the space.

Howard
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i don't know if you are asking only about that one specific brand. i have yokohama as301 195/60's on my car. because of where i live i have to drive on wet roads alot and they do a great job. they're pretty quiet on dry roads and completely eliminated the howl during hard cornering.
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Howard,

I've had RE950's for about a year. I went with 195/65's because the offset of my Empi's wouldn't allow a wider tire.

The tires have performed very well on the street in all kinds of weather, including one light snowfall. I've even autocrossed on them (once), and they were much better than the 165's I had previously. (Generally I don't autox; this was a "what the h*ll" decision at an SCCA event.)

Hope that helps,

Mark
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