[Marketplace] Parts: Blizzak Studless Tires 225/50-16

Scott marketbot at audifans.com
Wed Oct 6 15:07:14 EDT 2004

Section:  Parts
Title:    Blizzak Studless Tires 225/50-16
Price:    245.00
Location: Portland, Oregon

Date:     October 06, 2004
Contact:  Scott
Email:    sjmauto at comcast.net
Phone:    503-244-2834


Set of 4 used Bridgetone Blizzak LM-22 Studless Tires 225/50-16, 
$245 OBO
Located in Southwest Portland, Oregon
Prefer local pickup, or can deliver to NW Quattrofest Nov 6th

503-244-2834 Daytime
New tread depth is 11/32
the 2 front tires have 10/32 tread depth, the 2 rear tires have 10-11/32nds

Tire rack lists them new for $144 each,

>From the Bridgestone product information:
Blizzak LM-22 studless winter tires were developed to combine good snow and ice traction with European high-speed winter driving performance. 

Available in low profile, H-speed rated sizes; Blizzak LM-22 tires are for the drivers of high performance sport cars, sport coupes and sport sedans who require winter driving traction on dry, wet and snow-covered roads.

Blizzak LM-22 studless winter tires feature a directional tread design to enhance hydroplaning resistance on wet and slush-covered roads with rounded tread shoulders to enhance dry and wet road handling. 

Their tread compound has a high silica content instead of the Multicell tread compounds used on other Blizzak winter tires. 

This allows Blizzak LM-22 tires to combine winter traction with H-speed rated durability (current Multicell compounds can not support 130 mph H-speed ratings). 

The Blizzak LM-22 tires feature an independent block tread design which employs the Lamellen "edge effect" (multiple biting edges in the tread blocks to help grip snow and ice) to enhance winter traction without resorting to traditional metal studs.

The Blizzak LM-22 winter tire’s overall combination of capabilities is made possible by Bridgestone’s UNI-T technology that brings advanced tire technologies together, taking performance to a new level. Innovative tire design, construction and tread compound help maximize the tire’s performance, ride quality and wear while providing traction in winter.

Blizzak LM-22 winter tires meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the snowflake-on-the-mountain symbol. They feature blackwall styling and are available in H-speed rated, 55- through 40-series, 15" - 17" wheel diameter sizes.
NOTE: Snow platform indicators (the equivalent of snow wear bars) are molded into the Blizzak LM-22’s tread grooves to inform the driver when ice and snow traction will be reduced as the tire’s tread wear reaches the point where the remaining tread depth becomes less effective in deep snow.

Due to the traction capabilities of the Blizzak LM-22, Bridgestone recommends using Blizzak LM-22 tires only in sets of four to provide the best handling characteristics and tire performance.

Tire Specs 225/50-16 92H SL 
Max Load 1389 lbs.
Max inflation pressure 44 psi
New Tread Depth 11/32"
Rim width range 6-8"


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