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Bridgestone Blizzak WS90

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– A good number of drivers find the tire comfortable.
– Numerous buyers were happy with the quality of the tire.
– One car owner was happy that the tires were wearing well.
– The tire performed well in a variety of conditions, including snow, slush and ice, as experienced by the users.
– The motorists appreciated the excellent braking performance of this tire.

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– One owner said that the steering response of the tire was awful.
– One driver reported that this tire was of low value because it handled poorly in ice conditions.

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 34  29 in Passenger / Winter

 16  16 in Studless Ice & Snow

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS90



Manufacturer's description

The Blizzak WS90 designed for sedans and minivans.

  • All-new tread compounds
  • Improved flexibility
  • Enhanced tread design

Notable Features

Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 is a “sticky” winter tire featuring a directional tread pattern and designed to be fitted on sedans and minivans. Its key features include superior traction on snow, ice, and wet pavement, as well as increased resistance to wear, which makes this model, belonging to the Blizzak family, still more attractive. A new winter model 2019/2020.

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 came to replace the 2014 tire model Blizzak WS80. Just as its predecessor, this tire is designed to be used in extreme winter weather conditions. Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 While creating this studless winter model, the engineers based themselves on the customer feedback. That’s why they predominantly focused on three W’s: Wet, Winter, and Wear – the tire’s wet performance, winter capabilities, and resistance to wear respectively.

Yes, even in the case of winter tires resistance to wear is quite a factor for the clients, and the Bridgestone engineers accomplished the impossible, extending the model’s tread life by yet another season compared to the Blizzak WS80 tire. This became possible due to the increasing the stiffness of the Blizzak WS90 tread pattern by 30%. The extra stiffness also results in better control and more precise steering response, minimizing the tire slipping in the contact area. The Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 model was officially presented in Steamboat Springs (USA) February 19, 2019. In spite of the obvious similarity of the two tread patterns, the manufacturer claims that the new Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 model ensures much more convincing performance.

The thin water layer that is formed over ice is very detrimental for traction. The absolutely new rubber compound, which, nevertheless, utilizes the time-tested Multi-Cell proprietary technology from Bridgestone, imbibes water with millions of its minute pores, dispelling it from the contact patch, thus improving the WS90 grip on the road in challenging weather conditions. In addition, this leads to shorter braking distances on ice. By 14%, compared to the leading rivals. Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 The Bridgestone Blizzak WS 90 tread compound stays supple even at extremely low temperatures, which further improves ground adhesion. This tire model is marked with a 3PMSF sign, and features the Nanopro-Tech technology, which keeps the tire elastic in cold weather conditions, optimizing its ice and snow performance.

The circumferential grooves efficiently evacuate water and melted snow from the contact area, boosting the model’s hydroplaning resistance. Thanks to the edge effect, increased by 15%, the large tread blocks ensure excellent stability and handling response while cornering. Features & Benefits Interlocking 3D sipes further improve the Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 handling response on snow and wet pavement. Extra zigzag grooves optimize ice and snow traction. The design of the central section of the tread, named Multi-Z, forms extra biting edges for better traction and speeds up the evacuation of water.

The presales tests of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 allow the tire maker to position it as “the ultimate leader in ice control”.


Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 Latest Reviews

30 September, 2020 05:08 by Scott
4
More than 6 months
City
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
Snow/Ice Performance
Treadwear
Wet Performance
I have been running these tires on my car for a few months. I am very happy with the traction I get for my Honda Odyssey. They performed excellent in the snow and handle well the rest of the year.
What is bad?
They are noisier than my previous tires.
Comments
I am really impressed by these tires, recommend!

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Bridgestone / Blizzak WS90
Car Type
Passenger
Season
Winter
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
Width
175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 mm
Aspect Ratio
35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Bridgestone / Blizzak WS90 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Sidewall styling Tread depth Overall diameter Tire weight Load range Price
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T 11.0 23.5 17.0
R15 175/65 R15 84H 175/65 R15 84H 11.0 24.0 16.0
R15 185/55 R15 82H 185/55 R15 82H 11.0 23.0 16.0
R15 185/60 R15 84T 185/60 R15 84T 11.0 23.7 17.0
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T 11.0 24.5 17.0
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T 11.0 24.2 18.0
R15 195/65 R15 91H 195/65 R15 91H 12.0 25.0 19.0
R15 205/65 R15 94T 205/65 R15 94T 12.0 25.5 20.0
R15 215/70 R15 98T 215/70 R15 98T 12.0 26.9 24.0
R16 185/55 R16 87T XL 185/55 R16 87T XL 11.0 24.0 19.0 XL
R16 195/55 R16 87H 195/55 R16 87H 11.0 24.4 20.0
R16 195/60 R16 89H 195/60 R16 89H 11.0 25.2 19.0
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H 11.0 24.9 21.0
R16 205/60 R16 92H 205/60 R16 92H 12.0 25.7 22.0
R16 205/65 R16 95T 205/65 R16 95T 12.0 26.5 23.0
R16 215/55 R16 97H XL 215/55 R16 97H XL 11.0 25.3 25.0 XL
R16 215/60 R16 95H 215/60 R16 95H 12.0 26.1 23.0
R16 215/65 R16 98H 215/65 R16 98H 12.0 27.0 24.0
R16 225/60 R16 98H 225/60 R16 98H 12.0 26.6 24.0
R16 225/65 R16 100T 225/65 R16 100T 12.0 27.5 25.0
R16 235/60 R16 100T 235/60 R16 100T 12.0 27.1 26.0
R16 235/65 R16 103T 235/65 R16 103T 12.0 28.0 28.0
R17 205/40 R17 84H XL 205/40 R17 84H XL 11.0 23.5 20.0 XL
R17 205/50 R17 93H XL 205/50 R17 93H XL 11.0 25.1 23.0 XL
R17 215/45 R17 91T XL 215/45 R17 91T XL 11.0 24.7 23.0 XL
R17 215/50 R17 95H XL 215/50 R17 95H XL 11.0 25.5 25.0 XL
R17 215/55 R17 94H 215/55 R17 94H 11.0 26.3 25.0
R17 215/60 R17 96T 215/60 R17 96T 12.0 27.2 24.0
R17 215/65 R17 99T 215/65 R17 99T 12.0 28.0 25.0
R17 225/45 R17 91H 225/45 R17 91H 12.0 25.0 23.0
R17 225/50 R17 94H 225/50 R17 94H 12.0 25.9 25.0
R17 225/55 R17 97H 225/55 R17 97H 12.0 26.8 26.0
R17 225/65 R17 102H 225/65 R17 102H 12.0 28.5 27.0
R17 235/45 R17 97H XL 235/45 R17 97H XL 12.0 25.4 25.0 XL
R17 235/55 R17 99H 235/55 R17 99H 12.0 27.2 28.0
R17 235/60 R17 102T 235/60 R17 102T 12.0 28.1 28.0
R17 245/45 R17 99H XL 245/45 R17 99H XL 12.0 25.7 27.0 XL
R17 245/50 R17 98H 245/50 R17 98H 12.0 26.7 28.0
R18 215/55 R18 95T 215/55 R18 95T 11.0 27.3 26.0
R18 225/40 R18 92H XL 225/40 R18 92H XL 12.0 25.1 23.0 XL
R18 225/45 R18 95H XL 225/45 R18 95H XL 12.0 25.9 26.0 XL
R18 225/50 R18 95T 225/50 R18 95T 12.0 26.9 26.0
R18 225/55 R18 98H 225/55 R18 98H 12.0 27.8 28.0
R18 235/40 R18 95H XL 235/40 R18 95H XL 12.0 25.4 23.0 XL
R18 235/45 R18 94H 235/45 R18 94H 12.0 26.3 25.0
R18 235/50 R18 101H XL 235/50 R18 101H XL 12.0 27.3 30.0 XL
R18 245/40 R18 97H XL 245/40 R18 97H XL 12.0 25.7 26.0 XL
R18 245/45 R18 100H XL 245/45 R18 100H XL 12.0 26.7 28.0 XL
R18 245/50 R18 104H XL 245/50 R18 104H XL 12.0 27.7 31.0 XL
R18 255/35 R18 90H 255/35 R18 90H 12.0 25.0 23.0
R19 235/50 R19 99H 235/50 R19 99H 12.0 28.3 28.0
R19 245/45 R19 98H 245/45 R19 98H 11.0 27.8 27.0
R20 245/45 R20 103H XL 245/45 R20 103H XL 11.0 28.7 30.0 XL

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30 September, 2020 05:08 by Scott
4
More than 6 months
City
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
Snow/Ice Performance
Treadwear
Wet Performance
I have been running these tires on my car for a few months. I am very happy with the traction I get for my Honda Odyssey. They performed excellent in the snow and handle well the rest of the year.
What is bad?
They are noisier than my previous tires.
Comments
I am really impressed by these tires, recommend!

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