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Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby Turbo GT » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:08 pm

Hi all

So just would like to share my experience. I fitted my car with the Bridgestone tyres and drove 1500 km on it. Car drivers much softer and almost no road noise. Handling is also awesome. Recommend it thus far

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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby [email protected] » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:37 pm

I had the same results with the Bridgestone RE002's, soft compound tyres have lots of grip but doesn't last as long
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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby Turbo GT » Wed May 13, 2015 10:36 pm

Hi all
So I now have 30 000 km on the My02 thread depth of 5mm left in the centre but camber wear ate the inside of 2 and there is 1 total worn in the inside that it has been sent to Bridgestone head office to be inspected and cut open to see what caused it. I need 2 tyres and found that the re002 has a 95w rating vs the 95y rating that the car comes out with also was told no stock in the country of the potenza Re005. Then I was offered the Michelin sport did anyone use them and how are they

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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby r0ckf1re » Thu May 14, 2015 4:54 am

They good tyres, I've used them. Nothing bad to say about them. I currently have Michellin primacy hp and they pretty decent.
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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby r0ckf1re » Thu May 14, 2015 4:55 am

You shouldn't mix tyres btw.
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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby Turbo GT » Thu May 14, 2015 5:02 am

Hi rock

Thanks a million for the info much appreciated

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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby immo » Sat May 16, 2015 8:56 am

Should you fit 225 instead of 235?

Ford told me that if you do that you need to come in to update the software as the fuel consumption display will be incorrect.

Does this have an impact on insurance?

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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby BOOST-GP » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:13 pm

Just my 5 cents, I fitted some nice 225/45/18 Yokohamas as I am a Yokie fan all my life and they sure are very nice on the ST...lots of grip, smooth running and not noisy at all.

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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby BigBear » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:08 pm

immo wrote:Should you fit 225 instead of 235?

Ford told me that if you do that you need to come in to update the software as the fuel consumption display will be incorrect.

Does this have an impact on insurance?


ST250 uses 235/40R18

ST225 spec 225/40R18


Can't say exactly how long the RE002's lasted but have been through 2 sets at least, have tried S001 and didn't last long and RE002's felt better.

Currently have GY Eagle F1 Assymetric 2 on the Front and RE002's on the rear.

Had a Choice between Pirelli/GY and Michelin but pricing was a factor..
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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby BigBear » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:11 pm

Turbo GT wrote:Hi all
So I now have 30 000 km on the My02 thread depth of 5mm left in the centre but camber wear ate the inside of 2 and there is 1 total worn in the inside that it has been sent to Bridgestone head office to be inspected and cut open to see what caused it. I need 2 tyres and found that the re002 has a 95w rating vs the 95y rating that the car comes out with also was told no stock in the country of the potenza Re005. Then I was offered the Michelin sport did anyone use them and how are they


Michelin is Good, Who's paying for them Bridgestone ?

ST225 had known rear camber issues with eating the Tyre on the inside combination of Torque and Suspension setup..

Haven't heard of any ST250's having such issues ??
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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby BOOST-GP » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:54 pm

BigBear wrote:
immo wrote:Should you fit 225 instead of 235?

Ford told me that if you do that you need to come in to update the software as the fuel consumption display will be incorrect.

Does this have an impact on insurance?


ST250 uses 235/40R18

ST225 spec 225/40R18


Can't say exactly how long the RE002's lasted but have been through 2 sets at least, have tried S001 and didn't last long and RE002's felt better.

Currently have GY Eagle F1 Assymetric 2 on the Front and RE002's on the rear.

Had a Choice between Pirelli/GY and Michelin but pricing was a factor..



From what I could find AND the sticker showing on the inside of my ST, the ST225 spec is actually 225/50R18.
The 225/40R18 is dam hard on the road. There was a R1000 price difference between the 225/50R18 and the 225/45R18, therefor I went for the 45 which was the cheaper option. Still paid R2800 per tyre for the 45.

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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

Postby BigBear » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:32 pm

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Re: Bridgestone 225 40 18 MY02

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