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      12-30-2009, 11:40 PM   #1
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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Tires - All Seasons (Mini Review)

FOLLOW UP REVIEW
More than 1,500 mi review
*Very solid tires for wet, light snow performance. Performance in deep snow / blizzard conditions still admirable and you can still drive around.
*The tires have broken in officially and they feel great. Ride comfort, cornering, stability all high marks. Yes, they are less rigid than RFTs, but that's a good thing. They are also quiet.
*Have tested high speeds up to 155 MPH. Done it a few times without an issue, and have complete confidence in its performance. You cannot beat this set-up for the price, I'm sure Michelins are great but they also come with a hefty price tag.
*Worried about FLATS, get the SLIME tire emergency package on amazon - comes with a air compressor for just $29.99. Beat that BMW Mobility Kit :P

Less than 1,000 mi review
*Silent tires at all speeds up to 120mph so far. No vibrations. Turn-in and feel are good but not as stiff as the RFTs. To be expected, softer sidewalls. Happy with the rigidity regardless, even on normal inflation as indicated on door sills.
*Dry traction is great, but not as good as the RFTs I don't think. Then again, maybe it's the tires still breaking in...
*Wet traction is excellent, even when accelerating hard out of turns and straights. Blitzes the RFTs in the wet, complete confidence when powering through.
*Snow traction none to report yet.
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I, too, bought a set of Continental DWS for my 335i E92 in september and have been extremely satisfied. The dry and wet handling are superb, and the snow traction from what I have read on this forum, and from TireRack, proves to be extremely good for all season tires. The best all season tires for me so far. I became so confident with the new Continental tires that I also bought a set of 17" Continental ExtremeWinter contact.
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FOLLOW UP REVIEW
More than 1,500 mi review
*Very solid tires for wet, light snow performance. Performance in deep snow / blizzard conditions still admirable and you can still drive around.
*The tires have broken in officially and they feel great. Ride comfort, cornering, stability all high marks. Yes, they are less rigid than RFTs, but that's a good thing. They are also quiet.
*Have tested high speeds up to 155 MPH. Done it a few times without an issue, and have complete confidence in its performance. You cannot beat this set-up for the price, I'm sure Michelins are great but they also come with a hefty price tag.
*Worried about FLATS, get the SLIME tire emergency package on amazon - comes with a air compressor for just $29.99. Beat that BMW Mobility Kit :P

Less than 1,000 mi review
*Silent tires at all speeds up to 120mph so far. No vibrations. Turn-in and feel are good but not as stiff as the RFTs. To be expected, softer sidewalls. Happy with the rigidity regardless, even on normal inflation as indicated on door sills.
*Dry traction is great, but not as good as the RFTs I don't think. Then again, maybe it's the tires still breaking in...
*Wet traction is excellent, even when accelerating hard out of turns and straights. Blitzes the RFTs in the wet, complete confidence when powering through.
*Snow traction none to report yet.
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FINAL REVIEW
These tires were great on 335i all the way to 28k miles. Lasted two winters and a total of two full seasons. Value for money, performance, all-in-one. They were so great, I got them again for my M3 for the upcoming winter months!
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