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Old 07-24-2013, 12:30 AM   #1
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What kind of Tires?

I'm buying 18" rims soon to fit my 2012 SE and was looking for an all season tire. Any recommendations?


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Old 07-24-2013, 12:39 AM   #2
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I've heard good things about Continental ExtremeContact DWS. It's what I'll be upgrading to before winter.

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ok ill check em out thanks
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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I've got 17" versions ofthe DWS ExtremeContact installed since last fall for year-round use. They seemed to be no better in the rain for the first few weeks of use until the snow fell. Now that they've got 10000 km, they have gotten stickier in the wet so the waxy coating that they came with must be worn off now. I assume it's residue from the manufacturing process to make the rubber not stick to the mold.
They were better in winter than the Eagle RSI (15") that came stock as would be expected but no where near as good as didicated winter tires with an agressive tread which they replaced. If you're not plowing through deep snow (8" or more of the wet heavy stuff) then they'll be fine.

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Agreed - the DWS is one of the best tires all-around when looking for a performance tire that will get you through the snow. I'm anxious to see how the new Michelin Pilot AS3 handles the snow, but for now the Conti would be the way to go.




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Agreed - the DWS is one of the best tires all-around when looking for a performance tire that will get you through the snow. I'm anxious to see how the new Michelin Pilot AS3 handles the snow, but for now the Conti would be the way to go.
I'm interested in the new Pilot, too, but I imagine they'd be more expensive.



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What size are you running? If it's the stock 17" (215/50R17) you're looking at $173 compared to $138. But why not upgrade to the 225/45R17 - only $142/tire.....
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I have 15,000 on my DWS ExtremeContact and they are still like new it rains almost everyday this time of the year and they go around the same corner just as fast as dry, best tires I have had in a long time, just remember the tread pattern is a little noisy but not bad like supper swampers.
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What size are you running? If it's the stock 17" (215/50R17) you're looking at $173 compared to $138. But why not upgrade to the 225/45R17 - only $142/tire.....
I'm actually running stock 215/55Z/R16. What would be a similar upgrade?

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I have 15,000 on my DWS ExtremeContact and they are still like new it rains almost everyday this time of the year and they go around the same corner just as fast as dry, best tires I have had in a long time, just remember the tread pattern is a little noisy but not bad like supper swampers.
I can deal with the noise if it gives me better snow performance. Here in St. Louis, we can go a whole winter with nothing, or a lot - although I had to put snow tires on my 2WD Ranger, I've never had a car that couldn't move with decent all-seasons.

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