Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1
The Blizzak DM-V1 is Bridgestone’s Light Truck/SUV Studless
Ice and Snow winter tire developed for the drivers of pickup,
crossover and sport utility vehicles looking to combine grip in snow
and on ice with reassuring handling on wet roads and in slush. The
Blizzak DM-V1 is designed with a focus on ice traction and braking,
as well as wet road handling and hydroplaning resistance to provide
wintertime driving competence.
The Blizzak DM-V1 uses Bridgestone's Multicell Z compound featuring
microscopic bubbles and tubes to absorb the thin film of water that
forms as tires run over packed snow and ice, while micro bite
particles contribute to the edge effect that improves grip on packed
snow and icy surfaces. Other compound improvements include the
addition of a special polymer that improves silica dispersion to
increase wet grip in chilly temperatures by suppressing the influence
temperatures have on rubber hardness.
The Blizzak DM-V1 directional tread pattern features low void to
increase contact area on the road. Groove distribution has been
optimized with four straight grooves to assure efficient water
evacuation while two center grooves criss-cross to improve drainage
and offer strong edge effect at all angles, giving higher snow and
wet performance with better grip in all directions. The Blizzak DM-V1
also incorporates advanced 3D Wash Board Z Sipe technology that
increases both block stiffness for handling in the dry and increases
the biting edge effect on frozen surfaces.
The Blizzak DM-V1 radial meets the industry''s severe snow service
requirements and is branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol.
NOTE: The first 55% of the Blizzak DM-V1 tread depth features the
Multicell Z Compound while the remaining 45% features a standard
winter tire compound. When the Blizzak DM-V1 is approximately 50
percent worn, a depth indicator molded into the tread design lets the
driver know that the remaining tread is reaching the end of its
ability to provide beneficial snow traction.
Blizzaks on all wheels: Due to the revolutionary traction
capabilities of the Blizzak, Bridgestone recommends using Blizzaks
only in sets of four to provide the best handling characteristics and
Winter tires are not UTQG Rated.
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