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Old 08-16-2013, 10:46 AM   #11
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Great in the wet. they drove as if they were dry tires
didn't get to try them in the snow.
hate them in the dry. Lost some steering response and the sidewall is too soft.

I wouldn't recommend them.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:02 AM   #12
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For areas where snow falls more than 50 days a year, these might be nice to have.

In areas where snow falls less than 50 days a year, there are better performing tires that could be cheaper as well.

UTQG 540AA is way too hard for my preferences. These tires wouldn't do me any good until they were halfway worn through! People in northern areas should consider this tire, but for those in warmer climates I recommend the Kumho Ecsta 4X. The Kumhos are typically on promotion or have a rebate so they're far cheaper than the Contis and dry-wet driving is very good.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:53 PM   #13
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Thanks everybody! Makes me feel better about my purchase.
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Very good if you deal with inclement weather and don't drive aggressively. Very quiet and smooth riding. As close to a snow tire as an all-season gets, and extremely good in the rain too. These got us through a vermont blizzard with 6 inches of snow on the road without it getting scary. Steering response is squishier than other UHP all-seasons. We put 40,000 miles on a set, but replaced with a cheaper tire with less snow traction because we moved to southern california and don't know what weather is anymore.
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i've got a question. for anyone running a lowered car on 215/45/17 tires... with the sidewalls apparently being pretty soft, when you hit a big bump or pothole in the road does it leave an impact bubble, or bend the wheel easily?? or is it about the same with any other tire?
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Do it, i run dw's on my summer wheels but the dws's are amazing, i know a bunch of people running them they all love them. Great price+product.
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I got 11800 miles on my DWS and they are an ok dry tire which would be exceptional for an all season but the wet is where tey really shine and they are ok in a few inches of snow but much more than that I'd go with a winter tire.
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i use dw in summer (17" wheel) and dws in winter (16" wheel)
both tires are excellent!! the dws is more for places with little snow, they do fairly well on dry, handling not as good as a dw but for an all-season its pretty good. i went with dws over a winter tire because we dont get a whole lot of snow here and dry pavement eats up winter tires. ive only had one season on mine and they were pretty good on snow/ice wouldnt buy a different all-season especially for the price, cant be beat
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dws's are a great a/s tire, where you see light snow/ice. They really give up in hard cornering dry, but thats to be expected. I'd rather have the grip in the cruddy weather, so I'm good. I don't have any camber wear issues & I like the asymmetric thread pattern. Means you can cross rotate them. I had the conti extremes before these. I found more bite in standing water at freeway speeds w/ these. Make sure to get a alignment w/ your tires.
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i've got a question. for anyone running a lowered car on 215/45/17 tires... with the sidewalls apparently being pretty soft, when you hit a big bump or pothole in the road does it leave an impact bubble, or bend the wheel easily?? or is it about the same with any other tire?
I don't have any issues, but I steer around those.
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