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Old 09-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by gkirk View Post
Yeah, when i'm doing normal kind of mild-fun turns, the contis seems kind of lame, but the few times I've really pushed them, they do really well.

And for that they are reasonably quiet, stop well on wet stuff and handle decently on wet stuff. I haven't tried them in snow, but I'm sure they suck compared to snow tires, so who cares.
Actually, I like how the car drives even more when it's wet and rainy! (I haven't gone over any large puddles at high speed, so I haven't felt the hydroplaning that others complain about.) I think the normal wet-road noise hides the thunking and drumming that the ContiProContact tires make over bumps and expansion joints. I'm putting on winter tires in October, so I can't wait to see what difference it makes in the ride and noise ...
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