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Old 03-05-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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anyone NOT like the stock tires?

i personally don't like them. very boring tread design. i have the 17'' black painted wheels. these Conti tires seem like cheap touring tires. not really made for handling. i was looking at getting this combo.




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i personally don't like them. very boring tread design.
I choose tires based on grip (wet/dry), predictable handling, wear, and noise.

I'm not sure why you would want to buy a tire based on the tread design.

If I did need to replace the stock tires, I would go with the Conti ExtremeContact DW.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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The all weather 17" Conti's hydroplane very easily.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
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Just to let you know those tires are super loud but great grip I've had mine for about 1,500 miles so far Other than that great performance tire
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #5
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i personally don't like them. very boring tread design. i have the 17'' black painted wheels. these Conti tires seem like cheap touring tires. not really made for handling. i was looking at getting this combo.

I got these
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:06 PM   #6
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I HATED the Conti's that came with my Focus. (16inch LRR). They had no grip, were very bumpy, were quite loud, and hydroplaned like you wouldn't believe. At 2500 miles I swapped them out for a set of Michelin Primacy MXv4's and have never been happier.

They are all seasons, but they are considered "performance all seasons" by most places I've looked online. They are very quiet, comfortable, and grip like you wouldn't believe. They handle themselves well in light snow too, and rain doesn't bother me anymore.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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I got these
Are those Enkei J10's?
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Are those Enkei J10's?
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I hate the contis, everyone I work with that has had them hates them.

There ok tires and are better than bargin bin/second hand tires.
Look at tore racks survey results, the contis are horribly rated.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #10
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I don't think they are bad for all seasons on this kind of car. I have the 17s.
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