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Bridgestone weather control 005
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:39:50 am »
Hi - my trusty Michelin Latitude Sport 3 tyres are wearing out. I can replace them for around £140 fitted, Conti or Pirelli are similar prices.

I know the Michelin Cross Climate isn't available in 225/55/19 but I have just spotted a Bridgestone all-season tyre which is, the Weather Control 005. However they are an eye-watering £227 EACH fitted from Blackcircles.

I have often thought of getting winter tyres but have never quite justified the price and hassle of the extra wheels and tyres (I know you can't put a price on safety and I probably should get winters, especially living in Scotland).

Has anyone any experience of the Bridgestones, even in a different size?

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Re: Bridgestone weather control 005
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 01:56:48 pm »
Shame you've got 19" wheels - only £115.84 fully fitted from Tyre Shopper for 225/65/17, complete with free lifetime guarantee at the moment. They do sound like a good tyre though with an "A" rating for wet weather stopping and the same "C" rating for fuel economy as the Michelin Cross Climate. I need a set of 4 tyres as my Yoko's are all getting cracked between the treads.

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Re: Bridgestone weather control 005
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 01:15:42 pm »
Checked the treads and fronts are down to the wear indicator and rear are down to about 2.4mm so it is time to change.

Have taken the £910 plunge and booked in for Friday.  I've had about 25-30k out of the Michelins, hope the super-expensive Bridgestones prove to be worth it...will let you know.

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Re: Bridgestone weather control 005
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 12:58:37 pm »
So, Blackcircles phoned and they don't have that tyre in stock for the 19" wheels. Another tyre company has them but now we're up over £1050 and I just can't justify that against the £645 for another set of Michelins so I'm now £400 to the good and hoping for another mild winter....

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Re: Bridgestone weather control 005
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 12:17:00 pm »
The saga continues.

Michelins now out of stock...I did find two somewhere local but at £165 fitted. So did another search for the Bridgestones and had 4 fitted this morning for £238 each. Horrendously expensive but I hope the reviews are right and they genuinely give summer and winter tyre performance.

I am probably the only local motorist to be pleased to see the gritter go past earlier, with forecasts of very cold weather in the next 24-28 hours.

I'll keep you posted re the performance of the Bridgestones.

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Re: Bridgestone weather control 005
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018, 10:33:44 am »
Thanks for the updates on your tyre search - be good to hear what you make of the Bridgestones. They are pricey but if they're good in summer and winter, then probably worth it. No-one wants this forecast bad weather but at least it'll give you an indication of how good the new tyres are.

If anyone's still looking for the Michelins, they are getting hard to find - we've both had probs there. I finally found some here https://www.atseuromaster.co.uk/consumer/type/search-tyres/225-55vr19-mich-lat-sport3-tl-uk-3528701966564?tduid=44de45f726f910cb7316d8c6afea50ce&utm_source=tradedoubler&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=2498985
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Re: Bridgestone weather control 005
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2018, 03:51:37 pm »
You need to be here now with your tyres- its snowing a lot here in the north cotswolds, i dont think its snowed here in october ever!
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Re: Bridgestone weather control 005
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2018, 07:16:20 am »
Well still no proper cold weather here, but both my wife and I have taken c. 200 mile trips and both thought the ride was smoother and more comfortable. Softer compound maybe.

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Re: Bridgestone weather control 005
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2021, 01:26:17 pm »
Hi - my trusty Michelin Latitude Sport 3 tyres are wearing out. I can replace them for around £140 fitted, Conti or Pirelli are similar prices.

I know the Michelin Cross Climate isn't available in 225/55/19 but I have just spotted a Bridgestone all-season tyre which is, the Weather Control 005. However they are an eye-watering £227 EACH fitted from Blackcircles.

I have often thought of getting winter tyres but have never quite justified the price and hassle of the extra wheels and tyres (I know you can't put a price on safety and I probably should get winters, especially living in Scotland).

Has anyone any experience of the Bridgestones, even in a different size?

Michelin Cross Climate is now available in right size - but they are expensive!

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Re: Bridgestone weather control 005
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2021, 01:26:17 pm »