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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT: Excellent Grip & Traction for All Conditions

8.3Expert Score
Decent


Performance Winter / Snow

Wet Performance
9
Dry performance
8.9
Comfort performance
7.6
Treadwear performance
7.7
Winter/snow performance
8.2
Bridgestone

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT was created to provide drivers with safety and the possibility to finish road trips in winter even after a puncture or air loss. The tire also has excellent both dry and wet weather traction features which makes it a decent choice for all seasons.

Positives
  • Excellent grip and traction on dry, wet, and snowy roads
  • Decent cornering, handling, and ride comfort
  • Great hydroplaning resistance
Negatives
  • Becomes noisy after some period of usage

Tread Pattern & Technical Specs

The Blizzak LM-25 RFT (Run-Flat) is Bridgestone’s Performance Winter / Snow tire primarily intended for drivers of BMW Z4 roadsters, 1-, 3-, 5-, 6-, and 7-Series sedans, and Nissan GT-R supercars. It is developed to provide temporary self-supporting run-flat persistent mobility in the case of complete air loss due to a puncture during winter driving.

LM-25 RFT Performance by Blizzak Winter tires provides enough traction on dry, wet, and snow-covered roads while retaining the vehicle’s sporty look and agility.

The Blizzak LM-25 RFT winter tires have a directed tread pattern to improve hydroplaning resistance on slushy and rainy roads and rounded tread shoulders to enhance handling on both dry and wet surfaces. As opposed to the Multicell tread compounds used on other Blizzak winter tires, their tread compound has a high silica component.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT Tread Pattern

This enables the Blizzak LM-25 RFT tires to combine H- and V-speed rated longevity with winter traction. The independent block tread design of the Blizzak LM-25 RFT tires uses the Lamellen “edge effect,” which uses several biting edges in the tread blocks to better grab snow and ice, providing winter traction without using conventional metal studs.

The entire combination of features found in the Blizzak LM-25 RFT winter tire is achieved by Bridgestone’s UNI-T technology, which combines cutting-edge tire technologies and boosts performance. Innovative tire construction, design, and tread composition work together to enhance performance, ride quality, and wear while maintaining traction in winter.

The three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) logo and severe snow service standards are also included on the Blizzak LM-25 RFT winter tires.

The Blizzak LM-25 RFT tire’s tread wear reaches the point where the remaining tread depth becomes less effective in deep snow, special indicators (the equivalent of snow wear bars) are molded into the tire’s tread grooves to inform the driver when ice and snow traction will be diminished.

Bridgestone recommends only using Blizzak LM-25 RFT tires in sets of four to achieve optimal handling characteristics and tire performance due to the traction capabilities of the tire.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT outperforms 97% of tires in the Performance Winter / Snow category.

Wet performance

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT is a tire that is created for wet conditions. It provides perfect grip and handling, and its wet traction characteristics are excellent. The tires have great hydroplaning resistance, so shallow or deep puddles are not a challenge for them. Overall, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT is a great choice for rainy weather.

9.1Expert Score
Exceptional

Hydroplaning resistance
9.2
Wet traction
8.9

Dry performance

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT is a great choice for those looking for a tire that performs well in dry conditions. The tire is stable at corners and provides responsive handling. The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT tires are great for everyday usage and can even be driven at high speeds on the highway. Overall, the Blizzak LM-25 RFT is an excellent choice for the dry surface.

8.9Expert Score
Exceptional

Cornering stability
9
Dry traction
8.8
Steering response
9

Comfort performance

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT is designed for daily use and provides confident traction in all weather conditionsю This winter tire offers a smooth and quiet ride. However, after some time of exploitation, it may become noisy. Overall, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT provides good comfort and ride quality for the driver and passengers.

7.6Expert Score
Decent

Ride quality
7.8
Noise score
7.4

Snow & Ice performance

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT has no studs preinstalled, but despite that tire copes with snow and slush. The tire preserves traction and handling on light, deep snow, and icy surfaces which makes it a good winter tire to choose. Overall, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT is a decent option for wintertime.

7.7Expert Score
Good

Light Snow Traction
8.3
Deep Snow Traction
7.7
Ice Traction
7.1

Summary

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT is a great winter tire option for those who are looking for excellent grip and traction on all types of road surfaces. While it may become noisy after some time, the overall performance of this tire is quite good. If you are in the market for a new set of winter tires, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT should be considered.

Tire sizes & specifications

Tire sizeLoad index/ Speed ratingUTQGMax loadMax InflationTread DepthTire WeightWheel DiameterRim Width RangeMeasured Rim WidthSection WidthTread WidthOverall DiameterRevs Per MileCountry
205/50R1789H SL44 psi11/32″28 lbs175.5-7.5″6.5″8.4″7.5″25.1″829JP
245/50R1799H SL44 psi11/32″35 lbs177-8.5″7.5″10.1″8.1″26.8″777JP
245/45R1896V SL51 psi11/32″31 lbs187.5-9″8″9.6″7.7″26.8″780JP
255/40RF2097V SL51 psi10/32″36 lbs208.5-10″9″10.9″8.9″27.9″747JP
285/35RF20100V SL51 psi11/32″39 lbs209.5-11″10″11.3″9.8″27.9″747JP
285/35RF20100V SL51 psi11/32″39 lbs209.5-11″10″11.3″9.8″27.9″747JP

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