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Old 12-15-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default Bridgestone LM22 or BFG SuperSport A/S

So here is my situation - I live in San Diego, ca and my parents are in the SF bay area. I'll be in the bay area for Christmas.

I plan on going to the mountains a lot, and currently i have BFG g-force Super Sport A/S on my car with about 8.5/32" thread left.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....er+Sport+A%2FS

I also have some Bridgestone Blizzack LM-22's with 7/32" thread left. I was wondering which would perform better in the snow
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=Blizzak+LM-22

(i'm going to be doing multiple mammoth and tahoe trips this month)
I already have both (Bridgestones i got for free off someone who moved here from ohio). What would perform better in the snow. Also, would the LM22's wear down significantly if i just drive regular california non mountain weather for a month? Rain + cool dry days, high 40's low 50's

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Old 12-16-2008, 02:11 AM   #2
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:28 AM   #3
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Yeah I have both in my posession
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:34 AM   #4
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The Blizzak's are specifically snow tires where as the G Sports are all seasons so I'm pretty sure you can see which one is better in the snow.

Snow tires will be fine in CA. I don't know the tread wear on the snow tires but they should be decent. You probably won't get as much dry/wet grip compared to the all seasons.
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:38 PM   #5
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:15 PM   #6
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Those temps will likely wear the LM-22's out fairly quickly. I find with my blizzaks anything above 40* or so makes the tires very soft. Granted, the LM-22's are a much tougher tread than my ws-60s.

That said, those all-seasons look like just-barely's. No continuous siping anywhere and large sections of solid treadblock. They will probably suck pretty bad in the snow.

So, the LM-22's are the way to go if you expect snow, but i think running them all winter will wear them out fairly fast. I'm sure somebody with more experience with that specific tire can chime in with their warm weather experience.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:55 PM   #7
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The BFG's actually do not suck in the snow. I'm currently dealing with my neighborhood being completely frozen with compact snow (more snow on the way) and there are some nice little hills; I can get out without too much trouble. You do have to be careful though. When the compact snow glazes over it's a bit sketchy. True snow tires will always be better; but so far I'm impressed with the BFG's.
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