Emerging? I understand its a Detroit publication but emerging? was this guy living under a rock for the past 15 years?Fuzion is a new brand of tire developed by Bridgestone/Firestone for the emerging sport compact market.
Actually the 750's are replacements for the 730's. The 730's were developing bad noise problems after a few thousand miles. The 750's had a very slight redesign to counter that issue.... But performance wise, they are on par with the Potenza RE750's and Firehawk SZ50's. I think they are a good value for what they are... If you're looking for something better and don't want to be stuck with a directional tire, check out the Potenza RE070... Awesome tire.kaaos said:the fuzion's are pretty much the updated replacement to the potenza re730's.
Well, the sport compact market is "emerging" from a manufacturer standpoint. SRT-4, WRX and WRX STI, Evo 8 are all relatively new products, and all have sub-14 second quarter-mile times stock. These cars definately push the envelope. Also, there is a horsepower war going on in the sport compact market. While the 1991 SER was truly a monster in the sport compact segment, 140hp does not turn heads when 300+hp V8's roam the land. The 300hp 300tq combo in the STI 4 banger sure turns some heads. So when publicly marred Firestone (Exploder... I mean Explorer) decides it wants to get into a new market, like the sport compact one, filled with ricers who value long tread life and looks over actual performance, they simply create a new brand. Just like Toyota, who created Lexus for upscale customers and Scion for younger customers, Firestone creates a new brand. If I was them, I wouldn't have announced it was actually Firestone.Amplified2000 said:Emerging? I understand its a Detroit publication but emerging? was this guy living under a rock for the past 15 years?
better for what?pio!pio! said:Fuzions better than S-03? ROTFL What about an RE-050A?
I've heard in Japan the RE050 is the new S03...
I have Potenza SO3's on my Shelby Dodge. It was in the 250 to 275 ft/lb of torque range before I tore down the motor. They were the only tires I've had on there that didn't break loose in 3rd when boost rolled on. Best steering response and ride I've ever had also...Original Mr Sentra said:Someone find me a better tire in either 205 45/17's or 215 45/17's for the price. I'm talking about something that will perform for a 200-230 whp FWD car.
They are avialable on tirerack. I think the RE050 shows up only int he Bridgestone category..and you have to click "see all available tires" to see the RE050A (which is basically an RE050 but w/ additional sizes)SR20dee said:better for what?
got links on the 050..
the fuzions are a high tread wear performance tire.. they are not a Competition or a S0-3 max performance tire.