The Bridgestone Blizzak MZ-03 RFT tire is a runflat winter tire with a new multi-cell compound that improves handling on icy surfaces by wicking away thin layers of surface water. This compound also has long link carbon, which enhances tread wear and cracking resistance, chipping and tearing of the sidewall and tread.
The RFT indicates "runflat" and therefore these tires should only be mounted on rims that have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) as the tire can operate for up to 50 miles without air. The tread itself has a wide circumferential center groove to help maintain good traction on wet and slush covered roads. The intermediate blocks have zigzag sipes which a full depth and higher effective at providing biting edges.Its directional tread pattern optimizes performance on dry or wet roads.