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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32: Decent Comfort & Traction

8.5Expert Score
Decent


Performance Winter / Snow

Wet Performance
8.8
Dry performance
8.6
Comfort performance
8.5
Treadwear performance
8.3
Winter/snow performance
8.5
Bridgestone

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 is a high-quality winter tire that offers not only decent winter features but excellent wet traction and hydroplaning resistance together with great dry traction and performance. The tires provide a smooth ride with low noise levels for the driver and passengers who are used to comfort during the voyage.

Positives
  • Excellent wet and dry traction
  • Comfortable and smooth ride
  • Decent snow and ice traction
  • Good tread lifespan
Negatives
  • Slight hum when the vehicle slows down

Tread Pattern & Technical Specs

For sports automobiles, sporty coupes, and performance sedans, Bridgestone developed the Blizzak LM-32 performance winter/snow tire. The Blizzak LM-32 tires were initially produced in sizes for the four-door Aston Martin Rapide sports cars, but they are now offered in a variety of sizes to assist drivers to retain the sporty appearance and wintertime mobility of their vehicles by providing traction on cold, dry, wet, and snow-covered roads.

Unique polymer technology is incorporated into the tread compound of the Blizzak LM-32 tires to improve traction in cold conditions. This material is sculpted into a directional pattern to provide solid grip and braking traction in cold weather conditions while also providing hydroplaning resistance on wet and slush-covered surfaces.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 Tread Pattern

While stepped independent tread blocks using Lamellen edge effect sipes increase the amount of biting edges to boost grip in snow and on ice, rounded shoulders improve dry and wet road handling. This enables the H-, V-, or W-speed rated Blizzak LM-32 tires to combine winter traction with high-performance features.

The three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) logo and severe snow service standards are both present on Blizzak LM-32 winter tires.

The Blizzak LM-32 tread grooves have snow platform indicators (the equivalent of snow wear bars) etched into them to notify the driver when their capacity to keep traction in deep snow and ice will be reduced as a result of the tire’s treadwear.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 outperforms 96% of tires in the Performance Winter / Snow category.

Wet performance

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 is a high-quality tire that offers excellent wet traction. The tires grip the ground well in wet conditions, and their hydroplaning resistance makes it possible to drive through puddles without grip loss. Overall, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 is a great choice for wet weather driving conditions.

8.9Expert Score
Exceptional

Hydroplaning resistance
8.9
Wet traction
8.8

Dry performance

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 is a great tire for driving on a dry surface. They have excellent traction and handling, the same goes for cornering and stopping. They do tend to be a little noisy on dry pavement but overall do not create discomfort. If you’re looking for great dry traction you should pay attention to Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32.

8.6Expert Score
Exceptional

Cornering stability
8.5
Dry traction
8.8
Steering response
8.5

Comfort performance

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 is a tire that delivers excellent comfort providing a smooth and quiet ride. The noise level at high speed remains decent, there only may be a slight hum when slowing down, but the driver and passengers won`t have to worry about acoustic comfort.

8.6Expert Score
Decent

Ride quality
8.8
Noise score
8.3

Winter & snow performance

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 is a good choice for anyone looking for improved snow and ice performance. The tire demonstrates decent acceleration, cornering, and handling whether it’s snow or ice on its way. They also provide enough traction in light snow conditions. Even in deep snow, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 can claw through the pack of snow and ice without getting stuck.

7.7Expert Score
Good

Light Snow Traction
8.3
Deep Snow Traction
7.7
Ice Traction
7.1

Summary

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 is a good tire that offers excellent wet and dry traction, comfort, and winter performance. The only downside is the slight hum that can be heard when the vehicle slows down. Overall, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 is a decent choice for anyone looking for a good winter tire.

Tire sizes & specifications

Tire sizeLoad index/ Speed ratingUTQGMax loadMax InflationTread DepthTire WeightWheel DiameterRim Width RangeMeasured Rim WidthSection WidthTread WidthOverall DiameterRevs Per MileCountry
225/50R1794H SL51 psi11/32″24 lbs176-8″9.2″7.6″PL
225/45R1895H XL50 psi11/32″24 lbs180-0″7.6″PL
225/50R1895V SL51 psi11/32″28 lbs186-8″7″9.2″8.4″26.9″775JP
245/55R18103V SL51 psi11/32″31 lbs187-8.5″7.5″10″7.7″28.6″728JP
275/35R1895V SL51 psi11/32″28 lbs189-11″9.5″10.9″9.7″25.6″815JP
225/40R1993V XL50 psi11/32″25 lbs197.5-9″8″9.1″8″26.1″798JP
225/45R1996V SL50 psi11/32″25 lbs197-8.5″7.5″8.9″8″27″772JP
265/35R1998V XL50 psi11/32″29 lbs199-10.5″9.5″10.7″9.2″26.3″791JP
275/35R1996V SL51 psi11/32″30 lbs199-11″9.5″10.9″9.4″26.6″784JP
275/40R19101V SL51 psi12/32″31 lbs199-11″9.5″10.9″9.7″27.7″753JP
215/45R2095V XL50 psi9/32″23 lbs207-8″8.4″7.1″PL
245/40R2095W SL51 psi10/32″28 lbs208-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.4″27.7″752JP
245/45R2099V SL51 psi11/32″29 lbs207.5-9″8″9.6″8.7″28.7″727JP
295/35R20105W XL50 psi11/32″36 lbs2010-11.5″10.5″11.9″10.3″28.1″741JP

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