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  • Looking for Winter Tires? 2014 Ice Rink Test is Posted.

  • Our annual test on a local indoor hockey rink gives us an early look at how this year's winter tires will perform on one of the most challenging driving surfaces there is: a sheet of ice. This year, as we commonly do, we focused on the Studless Ice & Snow performance category. This class of…

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  • Testing the Newest Studless Ice & Snow Tires

  • …to our local ice rink and tested the new Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, Yokohama IceGuard iG52c, Michelin X-Ice Xi3 and Dunlop Winter Maxx. Both the Blizzak WS80 and Michelin X-Ice Xi3 excelled. The Blizzak WS80 stood out in our subjective lateral grip exercise where we circled the ice rink. The biggest…

  • Snow Tire Testing on an Indoor Ice Rink

  • Today I tested the Bridestone Blizzak WS70, the Continental ExtremeWinterContact, the Dunlop Graspic DS-3 and the Michelin X-Ice Xi2 Studless Ice and Snow tires. The test took place on an indoor ice rink and let me tell you that it's always a fun learning experience to be able to test these tires…

  • Ice, Ice Baby!

  • …once again to drive expensive BMWs on an ice rink!! Tire Rack has been putting winter tires through the ringer for the last couple of years by equipping our test vehicles with some popular choices and testing their mettle on glare ice. This year we tested the Continental ExtremeWinterContact, the…

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  • Comparing Test Results

  • …to test most of the tires that we sell. We have over the years used a wide variety of vehicles: BMW 328i, BMW 330i, Lexus IS300, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Porsche Cayenne. And we have used several different configurations of our test track, even testing tires on an ice rink. However, tests aren't…

  • Winter Tire Test

  • …the local ice skating rink. This year's line-up for testing included the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70, a rework of the WS60 with deeper tread for improved deep snow traction and the Continental ExtremeWinterContact with improver rubber compound to operate better on sheer ice. Also tested were the…

  • Beyond the Test Track

  • …Email Page to a Friend Besides our Performance Test Track Drives, we test on a seven-mile road loop to simulate real-world driving, travel to Sweden for extreme winter testing and even get on the rink at the local hockey arena for ice testing. Testing Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires 2020:…

  • Treading on Thin Ice

  • Today I tested the following tires at our local ice rink: Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 Continental ExtremeWinterContact Dunlop Graspic DS-3 As I expected, the LM-60 did not provide the same level of stopping, starting and cornering traction as the others. Since it is a…

  • Studless Ice and Snow Tires

  • …and ice, I suggest that you use a Studless Winter /Snow tire. The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 and the Michelin X-Ice Xi2 are two of the best Studless Winter / Snow tires we carry. These tires are both excellent in snow, but are also excellent on ice. I tested both of them on an indoor ice rink and they…

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