Three Alternative Tires

Friday, May 14, 2010 by Chad Hocker
So you just picked the perfect tire for your car to find out it's not available for a few weeks and you need your tires this week. For example, I have spoken with a few customers that had selected the Continental Extreme Contact DWS, only to find out it was not available for a few weeks. I'm not sure if it's the economy picking up or these tires being a new tire at good price point and currently ranking #1 within the Ultra High Performance tire category. I see four options three of which are alternative tires.
  • Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS Pole Position
    • Offers good wet/dry traction with better steering response and cornering stability than the DWS
    • Similar noise and ride comfort ratings compared to the DWS
    • Although the RE960 can handle light snow it's not as good as the DWS in snow and especially deep snow
    • Available with a 40,000 mile warranty
  • Pirelli PZero Nero All Season
    • Offers good dry traction
    • Not as good in wet conditions as the DWS
    • Does offer an advantage over the RE960 in snow but not as good as the DWS
    • Offers good ride and noise comfort just down from the RE960 and DWS
    • Available with a 45,000 mile warranty
  • Dunlop SP Sport Signature (H&V)
    • Available from the High Performance category
    • Typically a similar price point to the DWS
    • Ranks #2 within the High Performance category
    • Available with a 60,000 mile warranty (H&V Rated)
Or if you can, simply wait for the Continental to come back into stock.
  • Continental ExtremeContact DWS
    • Currently ranked #1 in the Ultra High Performance category
    • Superior All-Season snow traction. Read more in the Arctic Testing Session
    • Offers similar ride and noise comfort to the RE960
    • Class leading wet traction
    • Available with a 50,000 mile warranty

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