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Tread Depth and Winter Traction


…effective is its tread depth. Tires are considered worn when they reach the wear bars at 2/32" as seen on the Bridgestone Blizzak tire below. We recommend that winter / snow tires be replaced when they reach approximately 6/32" of remaining tread depth. Tires need more tread depth in wintry conditions…

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Three Winter / Snow Tire Myths


…comes to winter traction. Myth 3: Bridgestone Blizzaks only give half the amount of winter service because the bottom half of the tread is a regular all-season compound. Like many myths, this one is a distortion of reality. The first 55% of a Blizzak tire, like the WS70 for example, uses the winter…

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Winter Tech - Bridgestone Blizzak FAQs


…compound is a standard winter tread compound. How Long Will Blizzak Winter / Snow Tires Last? The Blizzak WS-tires Multicell tread compound comprises the top 55 percent of the tires' tread depth with a standard winter tread compound comprising the remaining 45 percent. When Blizzaks are approximately 50 percent…

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Deciding When to Put on Winter Tires

Deciding When to Put on Winter Tires


tread depth. Many winter / snow tires have a "snow platform" molded into their tread to show you when it's time to replace them. Also, as a tire wears, it loses its tread design features that provide its biting edges. For example, look at the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 (photo above) at full tread depth

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Winter Tech - Matching Tires on Four-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive Vehicles


…worn to different tread depths. As an example of different tire diameters resulting from tires worn to different tread depths, we'll compare two 225/45R17-sized tires, a new tire with its original tread depth of 10/32-inch and a second tire worn to 8/32-inch of remaining tread depth. The new 225/45R17…

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Test Review of Blizzak WS70


…experience testing the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 and was able to compare its characteristics to the WS70 he installed on his vehicle. Here is his story:This past winter, I embarked on a 1200-mile (round-trip) drive with the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 at full tread depth. With the tires installed two days…

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Studless Ice and Snow vs. Performance Winter / Snow Tires


…designed to perform equally. Studless Ice and Snow tires are designed to provide the best traction in winter conditions. These tires have the deepest tread depth, most aggressive siping and the softest compound. Typically best suited for passenger sedans and coupes, tires in this category are the most common…

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Do My Winter / Snow Tires Have Another Year in Them?


…about tread depths for winter and all other seasons, too. If you find that your old snow tires have less than 6/32nds of an inch of tread depth, they are ready to be replaced. There are many great winter / snow tires available, but a good starting point would be to check out Bridgestone's Blizzak line…

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Tire Test Results : Technological or Traditional Traction For Ice and Packed Snow?


…Drive, comparing the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 with two other choices from its Studless Winter / Snow tires category, the Dunlop Graspic DS-2 and Michelin X-Ice, as well as a studded winter / snow tire, the Firestone Winterforce. Our evaluation used new, full tread depth 205/55R16 tires mounted on 16x7…

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Bridgestone Blizzak Snow Tires: Why I Personally Recommend Them


Blizzaks. They are probably the most popular-selling winter tire and for good reason. What makes the Blizzak such a popular tire? They have three important attributes that offer Traction, Control and Confidence. #1 Tread Depth Why doesn't a race slick work well in the snow? One reason is tread depth.…

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Winter Tech - Tread Depth - Why Too Little is Never Enough


tread has worn down to the minimum legal limit of 2/32 inch. However in spite of the legal minimums, Tire Rack recommends that drivers expecting to experience wet conditions consider replacing their tires when they reach 4/32" of remaining tread depth. Tire Rack's tests have shown how shallow treads

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TireRack.com - About - Tech Center


…Sizing Plus Size Wheels and Tires Porsche N-Specification Tire Approvals Rubber Cracking Selecting the Right Tires Shaving Tire Treads to Maintain Equivalent Tread Depths for Four-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Sidewall Indentations, Undulations and Protrusions Sidewall Markings Sidewall Separations…

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