The Blizzak LM-60 RFT is Bridgestone’s Performance Winter / Snow run-flat tire developed exclusively for Mini Cooper, Mazda MX-5 and Lexus IS coupe and convertible models, as well as for BMW X5 sport activity vehicle and BMW X6 sport activity coupe drivers looking to combine winter driving traction on dry, wet and snow-covered roads with temporary extended mobility for a distance of 50 miles at up to 50 mph even after a puncture has allowed complete air pressure loss. The Blizzak LM-60 RFT is designed to combine the basic tread design of the Blizzak WS60 with a high silica tread compound to blend high-speed durability and dry road, cold weather handling with snow traction.

Since the current Multicell tread compounds used on Blizzak winter / snow tires are not designed to support run-flat operation, the Blizzak LM-60 RFT uses a high silica content winter / snow tread compound molded into a directional tread design that features independent tread blocks with 3-D zigzag sipes to disperse water away from the tire’s contact patch, further enhancing grip. The combination provides hydroplaning resistance and greater driving and braking force on snow-covered roads.

Featuring Bridgestone’s UNI-T Technology, the Blizzak LM-60 RFT’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon to provide the desired high-speed durability and ride characteristics. The internal structure has been specifically tuned on a size by size basis for the vehicles listed above and features Bridgestone Side Support Run-Flat technology reinforced sidewalls to support the vehicle after a puncture causes a loss of air pressure.

Blizzak LM-60 RFT winter / snow tires meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

Install Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 RFT tires in sets of four only.

Due to the traction capabilities of the Blizzak, Bridgestone recommends using Blizzaks only in sets of four to provide the best handling characteristics and tire performance.

SIZEUTQGMAX.
LOAD
Max. Inflation PressureTread DepthTire WeightRim Width RangeMeas. Rim WidthSect. WidthTread WidthOverall Diam.Revs. Per Mile 
195/55R16
87H
None1,201 lbs44 psi11/32"25 lbs5.5-7"6"7.9"6.5"24.4"853
205/45R17
84H
None1,102 lbs44 psi12/32"23 lbs6.5-7.5"7"8.1"6.5"24.3"859
225/40R18
88H
None1,235 lbs44 psi11/32"28 lbs7.5-9"8"9.1"7.5"25.1"831
235/55R18
99H
None1,709 lbs44 psi11/32"36 lbs6.5-8.5"7.5"9.7"8"28.2"740
255/55R18
109H
None2,271 lbs50 psi11/32"45 lbs7-9"8"10.4"8.5"29"718,

6 COMMENTS

  1. I drive mostly highway mainly because where I live on the WA/ID border that is what it is. I bought these tires because I heard horror stories about the winters here and I would be commuting 40 miles one way to work everyday. Apparently, this last winter ’16-’17, was one of the stormiest and snowiest in many years(I recently moved here from Colorado so I have no personal context to judge by) These tires performed awesome! I never had a problem with grip even in the deepest snow. I commuted early in the morning and one day got out before the plows. I was a bit nervous, I drive a Mini, after all, but my fears were forgotten within a few minutes as I was able to break trail through about 6 inches of fresh snow with no problem. My car did not slip or lose traction once and I was able to maintain a speed of around 45 MPH. Except for the speed, it felt like I was driving to work on any other day. That said, there were a few occasions under hard braking or cornering that I did experience some slipping or sliding but even then, my car did not slide a great distance; these tires stopped me quickly and I never got close to any other cars or going off the road. The only thing I am slightly disappointed with is the tread wear. I have less than 10000 miles on these tires and they are already about half gone. I would definitely buy them again and recommend them to anyone that has lots of snow to deal with.

  2. Hands down best snow tire on the market! I buy Blizzaks for our entire fleet of taxi cabs every winter. Being in western South Dakota, our winters can be very unforgiving, but I trust these tires among all others to keep both my cars and passengers safe. The only complaint I had about them was how fast they wear on dry pavement, but I’m not going to complain too much, especially seeing how hard these cars are driven, snow or not. I never anticipated that a Prius could be such a reliable car in +6″ of snow, but these tires prove it!

  3. All statements made are COMPARED TO STOCK TIRES, in winter driving conditions. In snow and ice, these tires are drastically different than stock. They allow you to take off a bit quicker, turn a bit faster, and stop a bit shorter. They handle very much like worn stock tires on damp roads, if that makes sense. If you drive in the winter on these, and expect that they will respond like your summer tires on dry summer roads, you’ll be sorely mistaken. They, however, will offer a tremendous improvement over your stock tires on snow and ice. On cold dry roads, they’re pretty good too. I wouldn’t take them for spirited run out a curvy back road, but for daily driving they’re great. They’re pretty quite, offer grip comparable to stock tires, and seem to not wear all that much. Overall, if your only car is something you need to depend on to safely get you to and from work in wintry conditions, these tires are the bees knees. Buy them, you won’t regret it.

  4. The Blizzak LM-60s allowed my X5 to cut through blizzard snow and dry, cold roads with equal grace. I’ve never really had a “favorite tire” until buying these. 7 years and 50,000 miles after my original purchase, I sold them with my X5 and they still had at least another year or two on them. I’ve purchased a second set for my new SUV and my only disappointment was not being able to buy the LM-60s in a 20 inch tire; instead I ordered the LM-32s. Highly recommend the LM series (and specifically the LM-60) for all winter driving conditions. Always felt safe and securely connected to the road.

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