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Bridgestone Turanza LS-H Tires!

225/60 HR 16

The Turanza LS with UNI-T AQII tires featuring H-, V- or Z-speed ratings are Bridgestone’s Grand Touring All-Season tires developed to meet the needs of the drivers of sporty coupes and luxury performance sedans by blending responsive handling and comfort with dry, wet and year-round traction, even in light snow. Turanza LS tires feature UNI-T AQII Technology that uses advanced tread compound and construction features to enhance and preserve wet traction through the tire’s life. The Turanza LS with UNI-T AQII in H-, V- and Z-speed ratings keeps wet traction up…even as it wears.

On the outside, Turanza LS tires mold a Super Long Link Carbon Black, Dual Layer Tread II compound that resists aging into a symmetric tread design that provides for the ability to rotate tires to maximize tread life. Continuous center and shoulder ribs help reduce noise while providing constant road contact to enhance straight-line stability. Internally, Turanza LS tires feature a Computer Optimized-Component System (CO-CS) that optimizes tread design, casing shape, materials and manufacturing methods to improve handling and treadwear. Turanza LS tires feature twin, high-tensile steel belts with spiral-wrapped nylon reinforcement to stabilize the tread area and enhance handling, high speed capability and ride quality while minimizing weight. Additionally, a single strand of steel that is spirally wound forms Bridgestone’s O-Beads that are rounder for a better fit to the wheel and to further enhance handling and ride quality.

Bridgestone Turanza LS tires with H-, V- or Z-speed ratings feature black sidewall styling with subtle black letters reversed out of a stylized sidewall. Turanza LS with UNI-T AQII tires are available in H-, V- or Z-speed rated, 70-, 65-, 60-, 55-, 50- and 45-series sizes for 14" to 17" wheel diameters.

Warranty Information*

Tire Warranty Information

Treadlife Warranty

80,000 Miles

Uniformity Warranty

First 1/32" of wear

Workmanship & Materials Warranty

5 Years - Free replacement up to 3 yrs, then prorated to 2/32" remaining tread.

Manufacturer's Road Hazard Warranty

None

Manufacturer Special Warranty

30 Day Test Drive

Overall Tire Warranty Rating*

Warranty Rating 4.5 of 5 stars

Professional Review of the Bridgestone Turanza LS-T

To better understand how far these premium tires have evolved, The Tire Rack team conducted a Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive, comparing the Bridgestone Turanza LS-T, Goodyear Aquatred 3 and Michelin HydroEdge. We used 2003 BMW 330Ci coupes, and installed BMWs "standard model" tire size with 205/55R16 tires mounted on 16x7.5" wheels specially designed to clear the larger front brakes on E46 chassis 330Ci BMWs. Our evaluation used new, full tread depth tires.

We also included a fourth, 2003 BMW 330Ci fitted with the Original Equipment 205/50R17 Goodyear Eagle RS-A High Performance All-Season tires mounted on factory 17x7.0" wheels. We have included this vehicle/tire combination as a control in other tire evaluations, and have found it to be a good benchmark.

Since the line dividing premium Passenger All-Season tires from Standard Touring All-Season tires categories is not always clearly defined (and is often crossed as consumers compare products when making their selection), this evaluation includes tires from both categories. Modest differences in design, or intended purpose as set forth by the tire manufacturers can place a tire into one category or the other. In addition to evaluating the differences between each of the tires, we also wanted to get a better understanding of some of the differences between these two tire categories.

In general, Premium Passenger All-Season tires are intended to provide long mileage, a quiet ride and predictable handling. Standard Touring All-Season tires are designed to blend a performance tire's bold appearance and handling with a passenger tire's long treadwear and smooth, quiet ride.

The Turanza LS-T Standard Touring All-Season tire features UNI-T AQII Technology that uses advanced tread compound and construction features to enhance and preserve wet traction through the tire's life. On the outside, Turanza LS tires mold Bridgestone's second-generation dual layer tread compound into a symmetric tread design. The dual layer tread compound is designed to enhance wet grip from day one, and also to counteract the negative effects of aging on wet traction as the tire wears. The non-directional tread pattern allows for full tire rotation to maximize tire life. Continuous center and shoulder ribs help reduce noise while providing constant road contact to enhance straight-line stability.

Internally, Turanza LS tires feature a Computer Optimized-Component System (CO-CS) that optimizes tread design, casing shape, materials and manufacturing methods to improve handling and treadwear. Twin, high-tensile steel belts with spiral-wrapped nylon reinforcement stabilize the tread area and enhance handling, high-speed capability and ride quality while minimizing weight. Additionally, a single strand of steel that is spirally wound forms each bead wire to further enhance handling and ride quality.

Out on the road, our team found the Turanza LS-T comfortable and quiet, giving it the highest scores of the group for ride and noise comfort. Overall road handling was good, but not quite as crisp and precise as the Michelin HydroEdge.

On the test track in the dry, the Turanza LS-T provided reasonable precision and handling appropriate for a Standard Touring All-Season tire. The Turanza LS-T felt stable during steady cornering, but was not as secure under hard breaking.

When the test track was wet, the Turanza LS-T again provided a reasonable level of handling, but could not match the wet traction of the Michelin HydroEdge.

 

* Taken from Tirerack.com

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