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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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