Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60
Friday, February 24, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 2012 Audi S4 Sedan Prestige
Miles Driven on Tires: 400
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Blizzak WS60
Follow-Up Review: 2,000 miles on tires
So I've had a lot of chance to drive these in dry conditions. We've had a very light winter with barely no snow. These are fine for non-spirited driving around town, but under hard acceleration I can feel them loosing traction and under any spirited cornering they are considerably twitchy. BUT this is expected for a snow tire and I'm not complaining at all. In light snow they are phenominal and on ice they are stellar. As far as treadwear, they show virtually NO treatware after about 2k of warm weather (30-40 degrees) and dry conditions which I am very happy with. I hope to get some deep snow at least once this winter to try them out in conditions they were meant for!
Initial Review: 400 miles on tires
Fantastic snow tires! I've owned Blizzak tires in the past and I've owned Dunlop snow tires as well, but these new Blizzak tires were day and night better than any snow tire I've ever tried. Yesterday I drove through our first snow fall in Minnesota. We had ice and then a layer of snow above it. These tires gripped the ice as if it was dry. Everyone else was driving in the right lane where the lane was a little more clear and doing about 20 - while I was able to just coast at 60 in the left lane on the snow/ice... When we got off the highway there was deeper snow in the town - these tires just rips and grips the snow like nothing I've seen... honnestly really impressed. I was undecided between these or a performance snow because I didn't want a tire that was too soft but even in the dry they felt quite stable, not all squirly like my other set of blizzaks were. Deff will buy these again. Heck - I easily out accellerated suv's off the line in the snow... love it! I do have all wheel drive which helps... stoping grip is superior and cruising stability in the snow is just solid as it could be.