Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60
Follow-Up Review: 5,000 miles on tires
This is an updated review on March 6, 2013. I've put another 4000 miles on the tires, and we've had a couple of snowy days this year. I want to mention that the noise level has become worse throughout time (expected), and you can pretty much hear and feel every little bump you go over. Other than the noise issue, they've performed fine in the snow and ice, there is a decent amount of tread left, and I've gone well above the speed limit on dry ground with no squirming or issues (still keeping it well below the H speed rating though). With that being said, I would probably recommend these tires, but in the event where I have to purchase new snow tires I would consider other options seeing as how: (1) Noise has become worse, (2) Ride quality suffers, (3) Although snow traction is still decent, it's not as good as the first couple thousand (once again, expected as tread decreases).
Initial Review: 1,000 miles on tires
Purchased these back in December to prepare for the incoming winter season - Although this season was pretty much snowless, there were two days where it snowed, one of which I tested the Blizzaks on. On dry pavement, the tires are quite soft and do not respond well to cornering and braking. They are decent (considering they are snow tires), so they are drive-able on average. In the rain, they outperformed my all seasons by a lot. I didn't get my slip light on (at any time), and it was pretty much a breeze driving through the rain, quite the surprise! On the day that it snowed, I didn't lose traction on the highway at all. However, on ice in a parking lot, I slightly lost traction, even with sand bags in the back, and driving with low RPM. In the case of deep snow, it was alright, but going above 2500-3000rpm, slip light instantly came on. Would purchase again for the winter - worked great in the rain too, which was a great added bonus.