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Ordered a set of new Bridgestone Weatherpeak tires from Costco today.
Unfortunately they don't stock the 235/45 yet so I decided to do the slight upsize and get a set of 245/45R18's
I'm VERY interested to get these installed and try them out. Especially looking forward to the winter performance. Bridgestone knows their winter tires, so hoping their foray into an all-weather compound turns out stellar. Tirerack hasn't tested them yet (they're just too new), but the predictions are pretty solid.
Will post a full review of my thoughts on them once I get them installed in a couple weeks.
 

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https://www.autoguide.com/bridgestone-weatherpeak-tires Not as good as winter tires in the winter months.Read the last sentence.
Lol, that’s because they’re not winter tires…not all of us have room for an extra set of wheels and tires. When I had a garage and the room to do my own changes, I had winter rims and tires for all my cars. I don’t have that option anymore…condo living is great, but it limits storage and the ability to work on your car.
I’m fully aware and I’ve been using all weather tires for several years now on my previous Jeeps…they work just fine and FAR better than all season crap. I’ve had some sets that were better than others, but most have been close to full winter performance.
I fully expect the Bridgestone version to be VERY good in all conditions. I recommended a set of Firestone Weathergrip for my daughter’s Tucson and they were fantastic throughout the last two Edmonton winters, the Bridgestone flag model should be even better.
If you’ve never experienced all weather tires, here’s a good comparison to see how they perform against winters and all seasons.
 

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Edmonton is quite different than the east coast.Many here have to run winters as we get a lot of snow and ice.
And I'm in Saskatoon which is pretty much the same as Edmonton.
You might be surprised at how far the technology has come for some models though.
I've had winter tires that didn't match the performance of some of the all weathers that I've had. (Falken Eurowinter, they're crap...do not buy)
This is a nice guide on the All weather front (although I'll admit some of conclusions seem to overlap):

I've looked at the comparison graphs on tirerack on many occasions and referenced them to winter tire testing they do. There are a few all weather tires that come ridiculously close (and in some aspects even better) than winter tire performance metrics.
 

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New tires are on! Look great, very subtle, but the 1.5% upsize does add a meatier look.
First impressions, the tires are noticeably quieter in around town driving than the Stock Kumho's. Where the Khumo woud give a loud slap driving over expansion joints, the Bridgestone's are very muted and just a soft thump thump. Driving impressions on the highway at speed produces a little bit of deep tread growl, but with the added siping that is to be expected.
 

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Like I said...it's subtle, but the 245/45 does fill out the wheelwells a little better...new on the left, original on right (right click, open image in new window or tab for full size view)
(PS, I was sure there was a reply to the previous post, but I guess op deleted? Not sure why, I was totally agreeing with what they said...just expanding on it.)
 

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Looks great! I personally prefer wider tires than the poke stance that people seem to like.

Let us know how much of a hit you take on the MPGs.
So far, doesn’t seem to be much difference, if anything my indicated on the dash now matches up a lot closer to what my fuel tracker app is reporting.
 

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Snow and ice update!
Since we have been getting some really crappy weather the last couple of days, I finally managed to get out in the snow and ice today.
I am very happy with the performance of the tires so far, had to do a couple quick stops (shitty drivers, lights changing as I'm driving up to them) and the ABS didn't even kick in. The traction control light has remained out the entire time I've been bombing around and the vehicle feels very well planted with predictable handling. Can't ask for much more than that.
Hit a few snow over ice patches in corners and while the vehicle did start to slide, it caught quickly and easily. There isn't much any tires can do with those conditions (short of studded)

I can safely say I would recommend these tires to anyone who needs a year round solution.
 

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Snow and ice update!
Since we have been getting some really crappy weather the last couple of days, I finally managed to get out in the snow and ice today.
I am very happy with the performance of the tires so far, had to do a couple quick stops (shitty drivers, lights changing as I'm driving up to them) and the ABS didn't even kick in. The traction control light has remained out the entire time I've been bombing around and the vehicle feels very well planted with predictable handling. Can't ask for much more than that.
Hit a few snow over ice patches in corners and while the vehicle did start to slide, it caught quickly and easily. There isn't much any tires can do with those conditions (short of studded)

I can safely say I would recommend these tires to anyone who needs a year round solution.
Hi Speedtek22, I'm interested in your tyre choice. I agree the Kuhmos they seem to come with while having good grip and wear well, are a bit noisy on other than good seal. I was thinking Bridgestones at the tyre replacement stage, but that's still a fair way off. We don't get snow, and seldom ice, here in Queensland, Australia. The Bridgestones I would get here would have different tread blocks, so would probably be even quieter that those all weather ones you got, so if even those are quieter than the stock tyres, that sounds hopeful. 👍
 

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Hi Speedtek22, I'm interested in your tyre choice. I agree the Kuhmos they seem to come with while having good grip and wear well, are a bit noisy on other than good seal. I was thinking Bridgestones at the tyre replacement stage, but that's still a fair way off. We don't get snow, and seldom ice, here in Queensland, Australia. The Bridgestones I would get here would have different tread blocks, so would probably be even quieter that those all weather ones you got, so if even those are quieter than the stock tyres, that sounds hopeful. 👍
Which Bridgestones?
And yeah, it’s unlikely you’d need the all weather version in Queensland…which is kind of why I assumed you guys didn’t have the factory remote start either. Lol
 

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OK, a bit more on tyre choice. I recently started researching other makes of tyres, mainly because the Kumhos they appear to come with as standard are quite noisy. Looked up a tyre comparison by Wheels Car Mag here - the Kumhos performed rather badly in every test, so that clinches it. Continental, Maxxis, and Bridgestone did well in most tests - Continental tops over-all. Maxxis came second, but were the noisiest unfortunately, Bridgies third. In some other test series, Michelin Pilots always perform well, as do Goodyear and Bridgestone and Yokohamas. Sadly, again, though over-all top, the Michelins are not the quietest. Interesting...clearly you can't have it all ways, as the saying goes...
I think I'll probably end up going Bridgestone Potenzas...or maybe Turanza Serenitys - rated best all season tyre by many, also quiet, and has a long tread life.
 
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