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Old 04-14-2013, 06:46 PM   #11
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Super quiet on the highway... GF approved
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:09 PM   #12
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If you're going to push it, just make sure they are 1-2 psi above recommended pressure or this will happen:

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Old 04-14-2013, 09:26 PM   #13
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Super quiet on the highway... GF approved
Awesome. The Infiniti will probably be getting a set of these in the future too.

Neptune15- Thanks for the heads up. I like to push it sometimes. I haven't push it to its limits yet though.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:57 PM   #14
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Damn american market and their cheap tire prices.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:45 AM   #15
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I have these tires as well. I've only driven on them for about 500 miles but so far I really like them. They have really deep sipping which moves a lot of water (I live in Seattle) while still being relatively quiet on the highway. They perform well in the dry too. I also like the aggressive look of the asymmetrical tread pattern; They look great on my black SVT.


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Old 04-16-2013, 08:37 PM   #16
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I got them today and got them installed. Drove on the highway for about 20 miles and they are noticeably quieter over the stock tires. So far so good. I got 37,000 miles out of the stock Continentals. So hopefully I can get more from these. The grooves are very deep on this tire, I can see why they can move water.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:14 AM   #17
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Hello I have 7,000 miles on my stock continentals. I was hoping to get a fun summer/performance tire and save my stock conti's for the Winter - they weren't bad in the snow/ice.
I live in Fairfax, VA so there's a lot of stop and go traffic. But i'm heavy footed when I can be and like to have fun so... is there a tire you guys would recommend for this kind of driving?

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Old 06-03-2013, 05:59 PM   #18
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anyone have opinions on the continental dw?

yeh/nay/eh?
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I need to upgrade soon cause I got 8000 miles on these stock contipro's already. Any recommendations for a summer performance or all season performance tires? Thanks

My friend was saying contipro's suck. Prolly true compared to performance tires, however I bought my car in December and thought the stock tires were really good in the winter, so i could still save them for next winter and beyond
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I honestly have never had a pair of Continentals that I liked
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