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12-19-2013 01:58 PM
blue04svt I recomend them they were on my Svt when I bought it and made it threw a Wisconsin winter pretty well just handle like shit when roads ice over but what tires do well on ice that aren't studded but had to replace the front to cause lacking of rotation previous owner and me doing some burnouts but bought another set and doing good this winter as well
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12-01-2013 02:00 AM
felixthecat
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I just bought my 04 SVT EAP recently and needed new tires. I live in northern Minnesota, so an all season tire is a MUST.

I've had the Extreme Contact DWS on past vehicles I've owned and bought the DWS new for.. 2001 Audi A4 Avant Quattro and 2004 Volvo XC90. So, when I needed new tires for my SVTF, I didn't hesitate and went with the Extreme DWS. I bought them today... Looking forward to driving on them this winter!
You'll enjoy them...
11-30-2013 12:27 AM
ScottyK I just bought my 04 SVT EAP recently and needed new tires. I live in northern Minnesota, so an all season tire is a MUST.

I've had the Extreme Contact DWS on past vehicles I've owned and bought the DWS new for.. 2001 Audi A4 Avant Quattro and 2004 Volvo XC90. So, when I needed new tires for my SVTF, I didn't hesitate and went with the Extreme DWS. I bought them today... Looking forward to driving on them this winter!
10-21-2013 11:30 AM
bringler26 Still haven't seen snow with these yet on my Subaru but drove through one hell of a rain storm that left the roads with a decent bit of water due to the amount of rain and had no issues with hydroplaning at all even at 50mph. I finally had to pull off because the rain got so hard I couldn't even see past the wiper cowl. If these perform at least as good as the Bridgestones I had last winter I will be happy.

The Bridgestones I had, had several flaws. They were very heavy tires compared to the DWS. (I gained 2mpg by switching.) The compound was very stiff in winter making ice traction non-existent and driving in wet snow was terrible as well. Powdery snow and slush was no problem. I don't expect much better on ice without going to a true winter tire but I hope it is a little better in wet packing snow.

Last year I drove to Holiday Valley NY to ski in a big snow storm and the tires got me there but it got pretty hairy in a few spots.

The DWS is significantly quieter than the Bridgestones I had. I actually got rid of the tires due to the road noise. I had 30k miles on them and probably had another 60k in life left on the tread but the noise was so bad I couldn't stand it. It was like going from an 80's Honda Civic to a new Luxury car in terms of road noise. I currently have about 8k miles on the DWS and they still are as quiet and smooth driving as day one.

I always do 6k tire rotations.
10-21-2013 11:05 AM
lowflyn Put a set on the back of the GT this past January in 295 width. Wife seems pleased thus far and they are very good in rain (reason I bought them). You can blow them off with 250hp in a Mustang...but for an overall tire they're nice. Replaced BFG KDW2.
10-20-2013 10:24 PM
felixthecat
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Any of you with the DWS's talk about the winter driving with these? I'm going to be needing new tires before winter.
I have them & had the Conti extremes before. For a a/s tire they work great. Yeah you give up corning in the summer, but it is a a/s tire, so thats a giving.
10-20-2013 03:27 PM
05focusST91 I actually got caught in snow with the DW's on, i must say they held up well, not suggesting it, but just staying.
10-20-2013 03:06 PM
RonMaiden If you have to drive in more than a few inches frequently I'd suggest something a little more aggressive in the white stuff but the DWS is ok for light snow.
10-20-2013 01:49 PM
novus Any of you with the DWS's talk about the winter driving with these? I'm going to be needing new tires before winter.
10-20-2013 11:47 AM
felixthecat
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for the dws, the wife drove over a curb. killed both on the one side.
for one dw, my friend had a nail puncture, and by the time she had pulled over for the flat, the sidewall was completely thrashed. im not sure about the other.
Thats not the fault of the tires. It would of happened to any tires.
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