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Blizzak DM-V1

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by kryten, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Sep 14, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    kryten

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    Any experience with these particular tires?

    I'm considering getting winter tires and found a local ad for Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1's with 80% thread left. They are 245/65/17. Now my current tires are Bridgestone Dueller's 265/65/17. Will these be ok on the taco? Will they fit the 17" Sport wheels? They are just a bit narrower right?
     
  2. Sep 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    Yes
    Those are going to be about an inch shorter than a 265.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    So equivalent size tire to the Base and SR5 245/70/16 (only on a 17" wheel)?
     
  4. Sep 14, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    Yes.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    just make sure you put them on when it's really cold, anything warmer will eat them very very fast.
    they are very soft compound, also soft sidewalls so handling will be affected you'll get used to it after awhile.
    the good compound is only 55% of the original, after that you'd need to replace winter tires anyway
    excellent in ice, snow...but dry pavement will eat them fast.
    there's a lot of people that think all terrains are great in snow/ice/winter hah these are the people that never tried a dedicated winter set ;) once you go dedicated winter you never go back :thumbsup:
     
  6. Sep 14, 2011 at 11:31 PM
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    I have the Blizzak DM-V1s as a dedicated winter set. Great traction, saved my ass a time or two!
     
  7. Sep 30, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    Ordered a set of 265/70/17 Blizzak DM-V1's (115R) for the stock 17"s. Will post pics and impressions when I get them mounted and balanced in the next couple of weeks.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    16x7.5 TRD Bronze "beadlock" wheels without the beadlocks w/ 265 70 16 Bridgestone Revo II tires (non-winter) 16x8 KMC Enduro w/ 265 70 16 Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-1 tires (winter) McGard Spline Drive lugs and locks, Satoshi Grill, BLHM, blacked out badges, Aries side steps, Smittybilt light bar with PIAA 540 plasma ion fogs, Aero-Turbine muffler
    I have them too... throw in a 5 fifty pound bags of sand over the rear axle and I had no problem with snow or ice. Admittedly, the winters here aren't that extreme but they do provide a lot more traction than the Dueler Revo II's I run the rest of the year.
     
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