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Old 01-02-2013, 08:23 PM   #3378
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Chapter/Region: International
Location: Beijing, PRC
2012 XV50 Camry


Wheel: 2005+ GDB 5x114.3 BBS 19lb/wheel, powder coated in new condition, $780 to the door;

Tire: Blizzak WS60 225 55 17 97R(106mph damn low rating), 27lb/tire, brand new $500 to the door.

In general:
Pros: Rally racing look and great lateral traction on heavy snow/water ice mixture, better ride quality than stock 245 18 Dunlop and quiet as well on dry pavement. Decent dry traction comparable to Continental DWS, reasonable price;

Cons: Mediocre longitudinal traction on ice/snow esp. when breaking, poor lateral traction on snow covered ice/black ice, a bit heavy at 46lb/corner.

In comparison with WS70: WS60 has better tread-wear as WS70 has very different compound(or shall I say NanoPro Tech polymer and Multicell compound make a loose tire texture). WS70 improves ice performance a lot but not a big difference on dry/wet/rain/deep snow. I had WS70 on my Audi C4 A6 Avant last winter.

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