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      01-23-2008, 02:05 AM   #1
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Continental ContiSportContact 3

Did a search - didn't find this make/model in the titles...

So, I change my ideas about new tires like the wind, but hopefully, it's always stirring it up and adding new ideas. My focus is now on the Continental ContiSportContact 3. Here's what I've found (correct me, if I'm wrong):

- Lightest for the 335i sport package fitment at 22 and 23lbs.

- Used by BMW driving school for their M series. Fitted on the M5 and M6 I drove, along with "Continental" emblem stickers on the vehicle body side-skirts.

- Ranked along with the best, with excellent predictability in break-away (both wet and dry) by Tire Rack:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=101

- Not the least or most expensive.


What do you guys think? Anyone run them? I've heard that comparisons vs their v1 and v2 tires don't give justice...


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I know that they are up there with Michelins cost and quality wise. Also the 3 is the newer and improved version of the contact 2(old version). If they are good enough for BMW NA they are good enough for me.
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Add to this, and it's both joking and serious, that the traction control unit on our 335s is produced by Continental. Yes, pull out the fictitious spare tire cover and foam and have a look:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102204

Not saying they design things solely with their tires in mind, but it's worth rummaging around in the head.
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Add to this, and it's both joking and serious, that the traction control unit on our 335s is produced by Continental. Yes, pull out the fictitious spare tire cover and foam and have a look:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102204

Not saying they design things solely with their tires in mind, but it's worth rummaging around in the head.
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I use them on my bicycle, some of the best clincher tires you can use.
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Swear I haven't been saving this up, but just came across an article in the new DSport magazine about the Continental ContiSportContact VMax (yes, different tire - same manufacturer) making the Guinness Book of Records for world's fastest standard production tire setting a 242mph record, in a 9ff-modified Porsche GT3.

This would at least show that the company knows how to do what ultimate tire companies need to do. How much of that went into the ContiSportContact 3 isn't for me to say w/o trying them.
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