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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3


The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3 is a cutting-edge winter tire, meticulously crafted using the latest technology. Specifically designed for off-road four-wheel drive vehicles, this tire not only promises superior traction on winter surfaces but also emphasizes the vehicle's power with its aggressive directional pattern and innovative sidewall design.

Features & Benefits

  • Microporous Tread Compound: The inclusion of both micropores and microgrooves in the tread compound ensures efficient water evacuation and helps cut through the water film, enhancing grip on icy and wet surfaces.
  • Aggressive Design: The directional pattern, coupled with the innovative sidewall design, accentuates the vehicle's power and is apt for off-road four-wheel drive vehicles.
  • Enhanced Winter Traction: The tire's design and technology focus on improving traction on winter terrains, ensuring better handling and safety.


  • Tube Multicell Compound: This latest generation rubber compound ensures excellent grip on winter roads, effectively replacing the need for studs.
  • Riblet: Riblet grooves play a crucial role in removing the water film from the tire, reducing the risk of aquaplaning.
  • 3D Sipes: These sipes allow for an even distribution of pressure on the contact patch, ensuring consistent performance.
  • 3D Block Edge: This feature increases the depth of penetration of the tread blocks into the snow, enhancing grip on snowy terrains.
  • Snow Behavior Simulation: The pioneering "Snow Simulation Technology" enables the computer to design a tread pattern that interacts most effectively with snowy surfaces.

Year Released

The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3 was introduced in 2006 and was later succeeded by the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1.

Regions Availability

The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3 was primarily available in Europe and Russia and its neighboring regions.

Vehicle Compatibility / Original Equipment (OE) Fitments

The Blizzak DM-Z3 was the original equipment tire for:

  • Infiniti G V35 (2002-2007)
  • Infiniti FX S50 (2003-2008)
  • Infiniti M Y50 (2005-2010)

Given its design for off-road four-wheel drive vehicles and its availability regions, it's recommended for business-class off-road vehicles.

Note: Always consult with a tire specialist or the vehicle's manufacturer to ensure correct tire fitment.

Final Thoughts

The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3 stands as a testament to Bridgestone's commitment to innovation, safety, and performance. With its advanced technologies and design tailored for off-road vehicles, it ensures optimal performance in winter conditions. For those seeking a reliable and high-performing winter tire for their off-road vehicles, the Blizzak DM-Z3 was a top choice during its time.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Bridgestone / Blizzak DM-Z3
Car Type
Rim Diameter
15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 "
175 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 mm
Aspect Ratio
50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 80 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
L (max 75 mph) ... Q (max 100 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Bridgestone / Blizzak DM-Z3 Sizes & Specifications

Note! Many sizes of this line have been discontinued.

Rim Model Size Index Features Tread depth Utqg Measured rim width Tread width Approved rim width Load range Max load at cold inflation pressure Sidewall styling Overall width Static loaded radius Overall diameter Price
R15 175/80 R15 90Q 175/80 R15 90Q
R15 195/80 R15 96Q 195/80 R15 96Q
R15 205/70 R15 96Q 205/70 R15 96Q
R15 215/80 R15 101Q 215/80 R15 101Q
R15 225/70 R15 100Q 225/70 R15 100Q
R15 225/80 R15 105Q 225/80 R15 105Q
R15 235/70 R15 103Q 235/70 R15 103Q
R15 255/70 R15 112L 255/70 R15 112L
R15 265/70 R15 110Q 265/70 R15 110Q
R16 175/80 R16 91Q 175/80 R16 91Q
R16 205/80 R16 104Q 205/80 R16 104Q FD
R16 215/65 R16 98Q 215/65 R16 98Q
R16 215/70 R16 99Q 215/70 R16 99Q
R16 215/80 R16 103Q 215/80 R16 103Q
R16 225/70 R16 102Q 225/70 R16 102Q
R16 235/60 R16 100Q 235/60 R16 100Q
R16 235/70 R16 105Q 235/70 R16 105Q
R16 245/70 R16 107Q 245/70 R16 107Q
R16 255/65 R16 109Q 255/65 R16 109Q
R16 255/70 R16 109Q 255/70 R16 109Q
R16 265/70 R16 112Q 265/70 R16 112Q
R16 275/70 R16 114Q 275/70 R16 114Q
R17 215/60 R17 96Q 215/60 R17 96Q
R17 225/60 R17 99Q 225/60 R17 99Q
R17 225/65 R17 101Q 225/65 R17 101Q
R17 225/70 R17 108Q 225/70 R17 108Q FD
R17 235/55 R17 103Q XL 235/55 R17 103Q XL XL
R17 235/65 R17 108Q 235/65 R17 108Q FD
R17 265/65 R17 112Q 265/65 R17 112Q
R18 225/55 R18 97Q 225/55 R18 97Q
R18 225/55 R18 98Q 225/55 R18 98Q
R18 235/55 R18 100Q 235/55 R18 100Q
R18 235/60 R18 103Q 235/60 R18 103Q
R18 235/60 R18 107Q XL 235/60 R18 107Q XL XL
R18 235/65 R18 106Q 235/65 R18 106Q
R18 255/55 R18 109Q XL 255/55 R18 109Q XL XL
R18 255/60 R18 112Q XL 255/60 R18 112Q XL XL
R18 265/60 R18 110Q 265/60 R18 110Q
R18 275/60 R18 113Q 275/60 R18 113Q
R18 285/60 R18 116Q 285/60 R18 116Q
R19 255/50 R19 103Q 255/50 R19 103Q
R19 255/50 R19 107Q XL 255/50 R19 107Q XL XL

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