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#3430914 - 07/21/14 08:23 AM Re: Blizzaks on closeout at Tirerack? [Re: Rand]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
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Seems I can get a set of the Blizzaks for $350 to my door.

Going to be very tempting to not do that and offload the old Winterfarce tires.



Originally Posted By: Rand


seems like it might be loud and squishy even with interlocking sipes.. but surely they computer optimized it to reduce noise.
I'd say these look more serious than the xice xi3 but will have more drawbacks..
the best thing about the xice xi3 is its almost normal tire handling..

looks abit more like their truck sized version

the dm-v1

in other news saw 2 suvs' with those still on this week at the grocery store...

and they will wonder why their tires only lasted 1 winter and curse blizzacks getdown




I always see people driving around in the summer with snow tires. Makes me cringe.
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#3431013 - 07/21/14 10:42 AM Re: Blizzaks on closeout at Tirerack? [Re: krzyss]
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Registered: 03/08/12
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Originally Posted By: krzyss
"The WS80 is available in 48 sizes in 15-inch to 18-inch rim diameters, 35 to 70 series, and speed ratings T and H."

That looks more like Xi3 than old WS70, the speed ratings that is.

Krzys

It just looks, but look tread pattern, distance between tread blocks, sipes. This is more serious winter tire.
I would say they want to offer this tire for some sporty cars, that is why H is offered.
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#3431028 - 07/21/14 11:08 AM Re: Blizzaks on closeout at Tirerack? [Re: Miller88]
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Originally Posted By: Miller88
Seems I can get a set of the Blizzaks for $350 to my door.

Going to be very tempting to not do that and offload the old Winterfarce tires.


What's wrong with Winterforce? IIRC they were loud, and probably short-lived tread. Am tempted to try this winter, seems like I can't get more than a couple years out of a set of tires anyhow.
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#3431063 - 07/21/14 11:56 AM Re: Blizzaks on closeout at Tirerack? [Re: supton]
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WS80

Mighty Molecules

A new Hydrophilic Coating reacts to the elements for confident stopping power on snow and ice. Advanced Multicell Compount® with Nano Pro-Tech® works at a molecular level to remain pliable in cold.
Optimized Construction

New Cavity Shape distributes contact pressure uniformly across the entire footprint area for even wear and dry, ice and snow performance
Serious Tread

Bite particles act like microscopic studs providing confident road grip and braking on ice. 3D Zigzag Sipes create biting edges without sacrificing block stiffness. Increased block edges by 20% (compared to WS70) for better handling on snow and slush.

http://www.bridgestonetire.com/tire/blizzak-ws80
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#3431085 - 07/21/14 12:16 PM Re: Blizzaks on closeout at Tirerack? [Re: supton]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
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Originally Posted By: supton
Originally Posted By: Miller88
Seems I can get a set of the Blizzaks for $350 to my door.

Going to be very tempting to not do that and offload the old Winterfarce tires.


What's wrong with Winterforce? IIRC they were loud, and probably short-lived tread. Am tempted to try this winter, seems like I can't get more than a couple years out of a set of tires anyhow.


Loud, really. They have to be studded to do well on hard packed snow and ice. I have mine studded. They have worked well for me. There are definitely better.

Better than all seasons.
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#3431176 - 07/21/14 01:50 PM Re: Blizzaks on closeout at Tirerack? [Re: supton]
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Registered: 03/02/06
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Loc: Mid-West, USA
Well, we do get a lot of ice and snow here.

I just ordered some Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 tires for my OEM wheels. I couldn't get anything for any where near the price... Probably because the WS80 is coming out.

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#3431183 - 07/21/14 01:57 PM Re: Blizzaks on closeout at Tirerack? [Re: supton]
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Good deal!
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#3431901 - 07/22/14 05:13 AM Re: Blizzaks on closeout at Tirerack? [Re: supton]
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Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 523
Loc: Wisconsin
I'll check them out. I need a new set this Fall.

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#3439530 - 07/29/14 01:09 PM Re: Blizzaks on closeout at Tirerack? [Re: supton]
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Registered: 03/02/06
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I have them sitting in the 90 degree garage now. Got a GREAT deal on them! Just waiting patiently for the snow to fall......

(Hopefully it will be a little more peaceful this winter than last)
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#3443295 - 08/01/14 08:59 PM Re: Blizzaks on closeout at Tirerack? [Re: supton]
LC Offline


Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 482
Loc: Wisconsin
Well I had to get a set mounted on 17" rims for the new Mazda 6.


Edited by LC (08/01/14 09:13 PM)
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#3443651 - 08/02/14 08:34 AM Re: Blizzaks on closeout at Tirerack? [Re: supton]
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Loc: New York, L.I
I have Blizzak W70's definitely saved my this last winter from serious injury, highly recommend.
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