Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

Living in lake Tahoe basin for 7 years gave me a chance to try most of the winter tires on the market-General,Firestone,Bridgestone,Goodyear,Continental and many many others.I'm a big fan of classic winter tires with studs,gives you the great feel of being safe in any kind of winter conditions.We bought MB ML350 this year and due to the big rim size (20 or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

great tire for the price haven't put many miles on them yet and have yet to see heavy snow but for the price you cannot beat the quality noise level is minimal even at highway speeds and everything in between. great traction levels in all conditions also this is a great tire and would recommend them to anyone not wanting to spend Michelin or bridgestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I used DWS 205/50's on the 16 rims that came with the car but found them to be ineffective in change of season slush or wet snow even brand new or wet roads at less than 4/32nd. I used 185/65-15 General Arctic winter tires and found them satisfactory as a summer tire when they were too worn for effective winter use. In August, I exchanged the 16 alloy rims...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

These tires replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position that replaced the OEM Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 on my Acura TSX. The Michelins had poor dry traction as the tires aged and were just ok in snow. The Bridgestones were excellent in all aspects except the winter season. They were terrible on ice or light/heavy snow, to the point that I needed to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Bought a set of these Bridgestone Blizzak to replace my summer set, for the snowy conditions, and so that I can have some fun in the snow with my snow killer WRX. First thought that came into my head when I got these mounted, were Man these tires are just too ---- grippy for the snowy conditions. With that in mind, I was trying to have some fun hooning...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Have them on my Odyssey Touring. First season with them with several snow storms in Eastern Ohio. They have handled everything that winter has thrown at us thus far, minus 2 inches of solid ice in our alley (we weren't able to back in to our garage as normal, instead had to pull straight in). Wet, dry, and light and deep snow traction have been great and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This is a high quality snow tire that makes winters in a rear wheel drive car more comfortable. I haven't put enough miles on the tires to be a great judge of durability, and I've only driven through one significant snow event and the slushy aftermath that followed for the next few days. Although grip is improved, the traction control still activates when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Just installed the Bridgestone WS80 prior to the big Super Bowl snowstorm of 2015. I had been told by tire guys that if I had a good set of all season radials I'm just as well off as having snow tire. Too bad I believed that for too long. After my wife had a very close call on icy roads with my 4 children in the van with her, I thought a set of winter tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have survived seven PA winters using performance all-season tires but knew it was just a matter of time before my Mustang got stuck and left me out in the cold. I did my research and opted for a set of WS80 Blizzaks for my factory rims and purchased a set of new wheels / tires for the rest of the year.My previous set of tires were Michelin Pilot Sport A/S...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This was my first winter tire purchase and I have zero regrets about buying it. I think one of the most important benefits of this tire was the confidence of its performance driving in snow or rainy conditions. It's handling in adverse weather is incredible compared to my previous all-season tires.The tire is a bit noisy as can be expected by the tread...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Just got these tires for my 2WD Trailblazer SS. IMMEDIATE improvement on snow and ice. Have a driveway that I was not able to get up without a 10 minute fight and spinning everywhere. First time with these tires, now slipping or sliding, just straight up the driveway! Very happy with these. Will be testing them more throughout this new england winter with a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Feels very similar to the WS 70, if not slightly lower in performance? Have been running WS 70 for last 5 winters. The WS 80 feels like it has less grip at the limit (same with RE 11A for summer). Could be the set I have. Average 5000km per performance tire (20000km/set) winter or summer. If my next set of WS 80's are still feeling worse than WS 70's, I will...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I had these tires for three years, but this winter in New York (2014/15) was the real test we had so much snow and more ice than I could remember in my fifty plus years. Let me tell you, I never could expect A tire to perform so well. Not one problem. These tires stopped on black ice like the ground was dry, they never got stuck. Pulled in and out of parking...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport RFT

These tires came on the vehichle. I actually took delivery of the X5 in Germany and had NO PROBLEM with these tires handling the Autobaun at 100MPH+. Very stable and comfortable even at those high speeds. At first I thought the road noise ride comfort was great. But I noticed after about 25K-30K miles the noise started to grow, and the road feedback started...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

In the first 3 months I've driven in dry, wet and winter conditions and the tire has performed well. Comfortable and quiet ride. I replaced bridgestone potenza grid 019 and these are very quiet in comparison. Good tire at a great price, especially when purchase included a $60 rebate. I hope the tread wear proves strong over the next 3-4 years.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

Initially I was a bit hesitant to spend the extra money for a separate set of winter tires. I am VERY glad that I did not cheap out and stick with the all-season ones that came with the vehicle this wintertime. I was amazed how relatively quiet these Blizzak-LM60 tires are at highway speeds.Recent snow, sleet, slush, freezing rain events have proved the true...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

This is my 3rd winter on these tires, and they continue to prove this was a wise purchase. Great in deep and very deep snow. A pleasant surprise though is their superior handling on dry, cold roads as opposed to an all season tire. It seems like the colder it is the better the tires hold dry roads. I'm seeing tread wear loss but not to an alarming degree; I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Drove my AWD Acadia for 3 winters without snows and always managed. Bought snows this year for several planned winter trips. Far surpass my expectations on snow and ice. Traction is amazing for braking, acceleration, cornering. Holds steady for lane changes in deep/slushy storm conditions. Noisier than all season tires but not objectionable. Wish I had them...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Got these in November 2014 for winter driving. I live in the mountains and the twisty roads don't always get the attention they need when it snows. After installing them I was impressed with the smoothness of the ride. They do make more noise then a road tire but that's to be expected because they are snow tires. I felt they over steered in the corners and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

We have 2 Park Avenues WS70 Blizzaks on the 2000. Read my other 2002 Park Avenue WS80 review.Bought both sets from tire rack.WS70's are on my 2000. I drive more of the county roads at night going to work. Snow Ice etc. 6 s also some of the icier snow packed roads etc and drifts were no problem in SE Wisconsin.the ws70's were cheaper and in stock.....  Read More