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Old 01-26-2019, 09:55 AM   #21
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I think my final decision is between either the continental dws 06 or the goodyear comforttred. Looking into those two, sounds like the dws 06 has a quieter ride and better handling than the goodyears? Then again, the DWS 06 is an ultra high performance all season tire and the goodyear comfort is just a grand touring all performance tire. I can't choose between the two.... I do like how the continentals are a little cheaper than the goodyears though
Cross shopping....Two different categories, I'd really figure out what your wanting to get out of a set of tires. Friction vs treadlife? DWS vs DWS06= Continental stiffen up the sidewalls & gave more dry traction for the 06's vs the DWS's. I find the ride a tad lower for the 06's vs the dws. I thing I like about the dws & the dws06 is asymmetrical tread pattern vs the original Continental Extreme's which were directional, meaning you can't cross rotate them. You really need to put cost aside & pay attention to the performance your looking for, whether its ride/comfort or stick/friction.
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I think my final decision is between either the continental dws 06 or the goodyear comforttred. Looking into those two, sounds like the dws 06 has a quieter ride and better handling than the goodyears? Then again, the DWS 06 is an ultra high performance all season tire and the goodyear comfort is just a grand touring all performance tire. I can't choose between the two.... I do like how the continentals are a little cheaper than the goodyears though
Cross shopping....Two different categories, I'd really figure out what your wanting to get out of a set of tires. Friction vs treadlife? DWS vs DWS06= Continental stiffen up the sidewalls & gave more dry traction for the 06's vs the DWS's. I find the ride a tad lower for the 06's vs the dws. I thing I like about the dws & the dws06 is asymmetrical tread pattern vs the original Continental Extreme's which were directional, meaning you can't cross rotate them. You really need to put cost aside & pay attention to the performance your looking for, whether its ride/comfort or stick/friction.
I’d prefer more ride comfort than performance honestly but if I can find a tire that does both better yet then. Also not too worried about treadlife if I can get a better performing tire but doesn’t last that long, fine by me.
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I've been happy with my Yokohama YK740s, have them on both my '12 and '14 Focuses. I'm in central Illinois, plenty of snow this winter.
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Hey all, what is the best all season tires for the mk3/mk3.5? Only interested in all season tires. These continental tires from the factory suck.
What is the tire size and what Continentals do you have now?

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215/50r17 they are the oem tire that ford uses it’s the continental contiprocontact tires. Terrible on ice and snow and pretty loud tire noise on the roads. I’m looking into the continental extremecontact DWS 06 heard nothing but good things about them and they’re a good price for a good uhap tire. I can get a deal on them where I can get lifetime roataring and balancing too so I’m gonna stick with those most likely
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The Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 (DWS=dry/wet/snow) is a very good tire in rain/snow and you will like it. Some folks report poor tread life but you can find that with any tire - a lot depends on how you drive.

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The Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 (DWS=dry/wet/snow) is a very good tire in rain/snow and you will like it. Some folks report poor tread life but you can find that with any tire - a lot depends on how you drive.

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Good to hear. I’m looking forward to using them on my focus once my crappy oem contiprocontacts wear out fully.. and yes the treadlife doesn’t bother me too much I feel like nowadays treadlife has really advanced over the decades and I feel some people are just too picky when it comes to treadlife that’s just my opinion.
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Good to hear. Iím looking forward to using them on my focus once my crappy oem contiprocontacts wear out fully.. and yes the treadlife doesnít bother me too much I feel like nowadays treadlife has really advanced over the decades and I feel some people are just too picky when it comes to treadlife thatís just my opinion.
Really for the most part, its all how you drive, type of vehicle & where. One person might think a tire should get more then it does & for the most part you'll find reviews that are shanted towards the negatives. Like I mentioned, figure out what your 1st priority is & work from there.
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I'm looking at the General G-MAX AS-05 as my next set of tires. The TireRack review looks great, have a good warranty, and at a good price. They are listed on Ford's website as tires dealers will stock so I'll be able to use the ~$200 in service credit I have at my dealer and knock the price down by almost half for the set.

The stock Contiprocontacts have only lasted 33k mikes over 3 years and so far have been good. Continental warrants the Contiprocontacts for 60k miles or 6 years at a rotation interval every 6-8k miles, but I've already followed the Ford service intervals and had them rotated at the 10k and 20k service. Funny how that lines up... My tires are at 4/32" so it's not even worth trying to fight for a warranty claim. I know the DWS-06's are praised for the Focus but I want to try something different.
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I'm looking at the General G-MAX AS-05 as my next set of tires. The TireRack review looks great, have a good warranty, and at a good price. They are listed on Ford's website as tires dealers will stock so I'll be able to use the ~$200 in service credit I have at my dealer and knock the price down by almost half for the set.

The stock Contiprocontacts have only lasted 33k mikes over 3 years and so far have been good. Continental warrants the Contiprocontacts for 60k miles or 6 years at a rotation interval every 6-8k miles, but I've already followed the Ford service intervals and had them rotated at the 10k and 20k service. Funny how that lines up... My tires are at 4/32" so it's not even worth trying to fight for a warranty claim. I know the DWS-06's are praised for the Focus but I want to try something different.
I just got these installed on Saturday, and woke up to ~4" of snow this morning. They did much better than the GY TripleTreds I had before. TC kicked on going up snowpacked hills in stop/go traffic, but with the GY TTs I would've definitely been stuck.
My short list was the AS-05, Zeon RS3-G1, and Potenza RE980AS. The Toyos have the highest rating on Tire Rack, but it was more than I wanted to spend. The AS-05s had higher snow traction ratings than the Zeons so that's what I went with.

Also I carry a set of AutoSocks in case I do get stuck. With our tight wheelwells chains and cables aren't an option on 17s. These fit the stock size 17s and 18s:
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