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Old 03-18-2014, 09:59 AM   #21
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Mine are about shot after one summer. The car was aligned, the tires were rotated.

I also hate how the car is so eager to get out of overdrive. SYNC is fairly annoying in a lot of ways. The USB plug is hard to get to when you have accessories plugged into the 12v ports. No ABS on mine, which I was shocked to find out some time after purchase, thought that became standard in about 1998 on all cars. Doesn't idle smoothly at all.
Are you saying that your Continental DWS are shot? Or just your tires? Because If you wore out a set of the continental DWS that quick there is some other severe issue going on.
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Are you saying that your Continental DWS are shot? Or just your tires? Because If you wore out a set of the continental DWS that quick there is some other severe issue going on.
Yes my Continental ExtremeContact DWs are about shot (ExtremeContact DWS are winter tires, I have a set of those too [EDIT: No they aren't, I had just glanced at Discount Tire's website before I typed that, I have ExtremeWinterContact, which are not a DW anything] )

19,000 miles on a set of super soft tires that don't even offer a treadwear warranty (while the factory all seasons were way past garbage at 25k mi) shouldn't sound that hard to believe, should it?

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I have ProContact LRR's seem to be a decent tire, no worries in heavy rain and are silent driving.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:22 PM   #24
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Yes my Continental ExtremeContact DWs are about shot (ExtremeContact DWS are winter tires, I have a set of those too)

19,000 miles on a set of super soft tires that don't even offer a treadwear warranty (while the factory all seasons were way past garbage at 25k mi) shouldn't sound that hard to believe, should it?
Actually they are both all season tires. The only difference is the DWS have a harder rubber compound and do not wear as fast as the DW. This harder compound is what makes them acceptable with snow.
The DW wear much faster which should be apparent by the fact that they have no treadlife warranty.

The DW has a treadwear rating of 340 where as the DWS has a wear rating of 540.

I misunderstood your post as to think you said you wore out DWS in 19k. But seeing now that you meant the DW it is not too far fetched.

As has been stated, the longevity of tires has a lot to do with how one drives. If you drive the piss out of it and do burnouts all the time then obviously any car will eat tires.
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Actually they are both all season tires.
Actually, they're not.

The ExtremeContact DW is classified as a "Max Performance" summer tire.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....t+DW&tab=Sizes
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Actually they are both all season tires. The only difference is the DWS have a harder rubber compound and do not wear as fast as the DW.
The DW is a Max Performance Summer tire. The DWS is an Ultra-High Performance All-Season tire. Big difference. Edit: mac was faster. Dang.

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Actually, they're not.

The ExtremeContact DW is classified as a "Max Performance" summer tire.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....t+DW&tab=Sizes
Hmm this makes much more sense. Thanks Mac.
Every shop around here has them advertised as All season tires. Then again its Texas
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Easy to be all seaons when you have 2 seasons
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Easy to be all seaons when you have 2 seasons
Haha yeah. Most idiots around here run Summer tires all the time then complain when we get a little ice or snow and they wreck or cannot drive ten minutes to work....
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