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The Ice Blazer WST1 is a studdable winter tire designed for drivers that demand maximum traction in severe weather conditions, letting you outperform the elements so you can get more out of your winter.
Green technology: Extensive use of enviro-friendly materials that meet the European REACH requirements. Specially formulated compound and polymer blends keeps the rubber flexible for maximum performance in extreme temperatures improving safety and handling in Northern winter conditions, designated with the Severe Service Emblem. Specially blended Silica-Reinforced Formula for excellent grip performance in low temperatures.
Stud sequence: 6-column stud positioning optimized for maximum traction in extreme ice and snow
Mutli-directional high density siping arrangement: Direction tread pattern with aggressive sipes engineered for excellent directional grip on snow and ice while ensuring a quiet and comfortable ride
V-channels: Designed to channel snow, slush, and water for maximum grip in severe conditions
Wide profile design: Designed to maximize contact patch for increased grip, control and lateral stability.
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
IceBlazerWST1 tyre review
Average based on 119 test results
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10.10.2017fromKP These are my 3rd set and I've ordered another set for my new Ford Fusion. After 45 years I've seen them all. These tires are simple untouchable for price, safety, quality.
BTW I run winters all year round now because they last. All seasons are crap.
I get 3 years out of each set and no tire changes. Much cheaper and they work great
08.12.2014fromjuanyman Terrible lack of grip under wet conditions. I was shocked after the first 5 miles through round points.
02.05.2013fromMartin R Very average snow tyre... Marginally better than summer tyres. No comparison to the likes of vredestein etc.
25.04.2013fromStuart McMillan Great tyres, couldent fault them.
Glasgow to Glen Coe all through the Winter, rain, hail, snow ( lots ) flooded out roads.
Will get them again.