Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.1
 
 

2008 Chrysler 300 DUB Edition
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Miles driven on tires: 4,500
Location: Pickerington, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 4,500 Miles on Tires
February 03, 2013

I purchased my Continental Extreme Contact DWS in October from Tire Rack and I can honestly say the purchase through Tire Rack and the tires themselves has been the best experience. I have a 2008 Chrysler 300 limited DUB Edition which I honestly love. As mch as I love my car , which will be classic someday , it is rear wheel drive with all chrome wheels that only will allow performance tires . By the way I live in snowy Columbus, Ohio. Last winter was "dangerous " riding on my Goodyear RSA's. Like many of you reading this review with the winter coming and remembering my fear last winter everytime it snowed , I started looking for an all season tire that was best in the snow in August. After reading many reviews on many sites, though they were the most expensive, I narrowed my purchase down to the Michelen Primacy MXV4 and the Continental ExtremeContact DWS. I made my decision in October. The experience at Tire Rack was so painless that I ordered the tires on a Friday and had them installed on a Saturday at a Tire Dealer less than a mile from my house. Here is the best part, the 1st snow in Columbus hit the 1st week of December , 6 inches the 1st day and 5 the next day. If this had been a year ago , I would stayed home and never left the garage. However, this year, I was absoultely amazed at how good the ttraction is for a rear wheel drive car in the snow. The difference is day and night . The fear of "snow is gone, thanks to these tires. The ride is smooth and amazingly quiet and the braking and driving on wet payment is firm and compliant. These tires were expensive and my only negative thing to say about them is that when it is cold they seem like they weigh alot and steering is sluggish until they warm up. If you have a rear wheel drive car and live in a snowy climate, and want a quiet ride, and good traction without compromising performance these are the tires for you. I am more than pleased and will definitely buy these again from Tire Rack again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DW Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.86
 
 

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Mobile, AL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
December 12, 2012

I bought these tires last week to replace GoodYear F1 (steel belted showing). I bought this car a couple of months ago. The F1 was at the end of their life, so I can't comment on those. The Continental traction is great for everyday driving and accelerating. Handling is awesome even on wet roads. I can't comment on snow because we rarely get snow. It is probably in the 40's now and I raced a Trans Am red light to red light, easily taking him. The traction was great if you don't dump the clutch or drop the hammer. 540 HP at the wheel and something it gotta give. The second round with the Trans Am. I come to a stop because of traffic and he changes lanes. So he gets the jump coming around me. So I dump the clutch and drop the hammer. My brand new Continental extreme contact start spinning, the back end start fish tailing and then it hooks up and lauches me. These are great all around tires for everyday driving. I'm not a track driver but I enjoy the occasional street race. It is evident to me that I require two set of tires. These for everyday travel and a set for road racing. I will look to purchase a set of 555's and rimes for the rear. The supercharger is a beast and so far nothing has fully hooked up. If it ever does this thing will lauch into outer space. I have a stock set of SVT rimes, so no one carries a road racing tire in 19in rimes. I hope this helps your choice on purchasing these tires. Tire Rack purchase was flawless. I highly recommend tire rack and I search for two weeks on line before purchasing my tires from tire rack. Several places advertise no shipping but when you compare prices that is a false statement. My tires arrived in two days with standard shipping. These guys are awesome, even the local tire dealers recommend tire rack. They can't come close to touching these prices.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Monday, January 7, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWSReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.82

2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i Sport Activity
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Miles driven on tires: 9,000
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 9,000 Miles on Tires
November 28, 2012

We placed these tires on our car one day after picking it up at the dealer. We knew that the RFT (Dunlop SportMax) would be Very stiff and would be dangerous in winter, so we went with the Conti DWS. Excellent tire! Understand that it is not going to handle like the summer only performance tire... But it is easily 80% of the way there. Steering isn't the immediate harsh imput of a true summer performance tire but it is still very quick. They stick like glue in sharp turns. After 9000 miles the tires still looked like new with no noticeable tread wear. Our car was totaled by huricane Sandy and we ordered the identical car from BMW.... And we will be placing Conti DWS on the new one as well. Very Satisfied Customer.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact SSR

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiProContact SSRReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.36

2009 Mini Cooper
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Miles driven on tires: 48,000
Location: Springfield, MO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 48,000 Miles on Tires
December 23, 2012

I was getting the Mini's annual check-up, oil change, etc., when the Mini dealer asked me if I'd like to go ahead and replace 4 tires. His exact words were, "It's time for your third set of tires." The car at the time had about 39k on it, and it was my first set - the garage manager was stunned. He didn't believe me asking again if I had every changed the tires - no. This is the first set and they have life left in them. I bought my own torque wrench and socket and rotate them myself about every 5k or so. Frankly it makes it easier to clean the wheels. Driving for us is average around town with about 4 or 5 1,500 mile highway trips tossed in. We don't drive agressively and don't do curvey roads more than usual. ONE NOTE: One of the tires has suffered three flats, all puncture wounds, all debris from road including one object that was literally 1/4" square. All three times I was able to have tired repaired with no issues. here's the kicker - all three punctures were within 5 inches of each other on the SAME tire over about 15 months' time. I wish my luck were that good on the lottery.

It's now time to buy again and my wife said, "Why wouldn't you buy these tires?" I guess that settles it. I'm very pleased.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105

Monday, December 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.75

2008 Audi A4 2.0T quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
February 10, 2011

These came on my certified pre-owned Audi A4. The dealer installed them prior to delivery. Maybe it's the Quattro system on my car, but I had zero trouble driving on inch-thick ice and snow at moderate highway speeds (50 mph). I was very surprised at this, as these tires do not make obvious claims about being good in snow/ice by the way the tread pattern was designed. They were a little noisy when brand-new, but they seem to have gotten quieter and smoother after initial break-in. I think a set of Continental ExtremeContact DWS will be in order next time around. I had those on my old BMW and they were AMAZING, but I would not be opposed to having these Hankooks again. I already have a giant screw in one, so it's likely ruined. I recommend road hazard tire coverage if you live in Atlanta, lots of rubbish in the roads here.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Friday, September 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.62

1985 BMW 535i
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Miles driven on tires: 1,200
Location: Oxford, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,200 Miles on Tires
July 07, 2012

I must say I am disappointed with these tires. They are not very uniform with noticeable runout. Even though they were installed at my BMW dealer to BMW specs, there is still vibration, though balanced down to 1 gram. Of course, when this sort of thing happens, it really highlights one of the biggest problems buying tires online: it's much harder to have this kind of thing handled without paying a significant amount to have the bad tire(s) dismounted and shipped back, and then there's the wait while new ones arrive. I never had uniformity/ride issues with Michelin. I have learned my lesson. I'll be looking for someplace local to buy my next set. The relatively small amount of money saved isn't worth the hassle.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity PlusReviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2009 Volvo XC70
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Miles driven on tires: 185
Location: Crestwood, MO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 185 Miles on Tires
June 25, 2012

WOW! For the price of a new set of tires I am driving a new car. My 2009 Volvo XC70 T6 has never handled so well. Not in the 27,000 miles of the soft, non-descript "boulevard" ride with the OEM Continental 4x4 Contacts. Not in the 225 miles of the better-but-bumpy, out-of-round Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires that were returned to the dealer for replacement after just two weeks. Now, with the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tires, I have a car that is fun to drive -- like my 2005 Subaru Outback GT of seven years ago. Who knew that the Volvo could handle so well. On the straight away the tires track true and feel rock-solid, with virtually no correction input needed. On sweeping Interstate on-ramps taken at high speed -- 70 mph+ -- the tires feel so steady, secure and "planted" that it would take a giant crowbar to break them loose. On the few runs at 85 mph I have never felt more confident. The bottom line: in the previous 27,000 miles driving the Volvo was simply something I did; now, with the new Turanza Serenity Plus tires on the car, driving is something I look forward to DOING!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiProContactReviewer's Overall Rating: 4.7

2010 Subaru Outback
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Miles driven on tires: 37,000
Location: SF, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 37,000 Miles on Tires
July 10, 2012

I have this on our 2010 Outback - the tires do not hold balance very well at all! Every rotation we had to have all 4 rebalanced and they needed sizable changes in balance weight. A sign the tires are not that great. Also by about 30,000 miles the tread left was not winter quality. Overall I think these tires are designed very soft to enhance the test drive off the dealer lot and were not designed for long term use and performance.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiSportContact 3

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiSportContact 3Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.14

2010 Audi TTS 2.0T Quattro Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 11,000
Location: York, PA
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 11,000 Miles on Tires
August 04, 2012

These were OEM on the car when it arrived. By 5,000 miles of mild driving tire noise was loud. By 12,000 miles the howling noise from the tires was so unbearable above 30 miles per hour that you couldn't hear the radio and I couldn't bear to drive the car. Audi dealer said the noise was probably from "uneven wear" even though the tires were rotated, aligned and balanced every 3,000 miles. Dealer offered me a replacement set for $1,100 but turned it down to get something else.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental 4x4 Contact

Monday, August 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental 4x4 Contact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7
 
 

2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC
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Miles driven on tires: 32,000
Location: Melville, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 32,000 Miles on Tires
July 31, 2012

Do to limited options through my local installers, I am reluctantly putting a second set of these OE tires on my GLK. 32,000 miles is not completely unacceptable as I consider myself a hard driver, but at a premium price, this tire isn't really worth it. A 235/50 R19 is a farely odd size tire, and if I could find them I'd be going with Bridgestone Dueler H/Ls at 2/3 the price.
I can't complain about the traction or ride so far. In dry conditions, even now with wear bars close to showing, it's pretty quiet and still corners well, but it is July and that's not the true test of a tire in the Northeast. During my first winter, these tires performed exceptionally well, although it could have a lot to do with the MB's 4-matic system which i have had on 4 cars now and swear by. But like many reviewers, I did notice a sharp decline in traction during this past winter in which the tread was probably about half worn.
At 32,000 I could probably squeeze another late summer/fall out of them except for the 2 small nails and a cut in one of the treads due to the incessant road construction near my home for the past year. Since I return the car in 6 months, I'm willing to forego the lack of treadware and hope this new set performs as well as my last ones did when they were new. Then pass the headache back to the dealer that gave it to me. But based on value, they would never be my first choice.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiProContactReviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2007 Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Xenia, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
July 29, 2012

Tires are on a car that I drive on average 80-90mph on the highway every time I'm on it. The car was bought used with 44k mi and I now have 65k mi with the same tires on the car. I don't know how many miles were on the tires before I bought it so there could be more! I do know this: These are LRR grand touring tires but perform like high performance tires. I've got at least another 10k mi. before I MIGHT have to change them out. In the snow, I only slid in slush because I was testing it's performance. In the rain, I can consistantly take off ramp curves at 50mph without drama. They've only recently once acted like they wanted to hydroplane while I was doing 85mph in a downpour. Slowing down stopped that. I did have an issue with air escaping one of the tires but filling the tires with N2 solved that. I take turns consistently around 35mph in the city and I don't have a problem with grip, even when city streets are wet. This (and any tire's) performance is greatly affected by incorrect tire pressure. They were squealing when cornering for a couple of days after I left the shop and checking my tire pressure, I found the dealer pumped up my psi. Reducing it to the correct pressure eliminated that. Last week to S. Carolina, they stuck firmly to the road as I was doing 90mph through the curves of W. Virginia and when I had to swerve (not careen) around a pail rolling around in the road.


I don't understand the bad experiences that other people have with this tire. This is an excellent tire....if you take care of it! You have to rotate your tires. You have to balance your tires. You have to check your psi on all your tires. Don't mislead others just because you roll around with 20 psi in your unbalanced tires that haven't been rotated in 10,000 miles and complain about premature wear, excessive road noise, soft sidewalls, or a blowout. Thats not a poor, faulty tire. That's a poor faulty operator.


Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiSportContact 2 SSR

Monday, June 25, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiSportContact 2 SSR Reviewer's Overall Rating: 2.62
 
 

2010 BMW 328i xDrive Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Port Huron, MI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
June 22, 2012

On my second set (OEM) BMW 328 ix. Dealer replaced first set after only 9,000 miles, so noisey I thought I was driving a old truck. Well second set is worse, don't buy these tires, they are so bad I will be dealing my BMW since I cannot find ZP tires of quality that fit.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot HX MXM4Reviewer's Overall Rating: 3.75

2010 Mercedes-Benz C300
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Columbia, SC
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
July 08, 2011

These tires were original to my car when purchased. Had I known how bad they were with wet traction I would have asked the dealer for different tires before I bought this car. I have a hard time driving when it's wet or raining. You have to baby the throttle in this car with these tires when it's wet out. The traction control is working overtime just trying to keep you on the road unless you are going way less than the posted speed limits. It feels unsafe at normal speeds when it's wet out. When it's dry it's an average tire at best. The cornering stability is very shaky. They are unpredictable when transitioning switchbacks. If you like to actually drive your European Sports Sedan then ditch these at the earliest and get some Continental Extreme Contact DWS's.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.75
 
 

2006 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Elmhurst, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
June 01, 2012

Having gone through three sets of tires, the original run flats, and two sets of Goodyear Eagle f1 all seasons, the Continental DWS have been the best all-season tires for my z4!

I average about 20k miles a year and am finally looking forward to putting those miles on these tires. The Goodyear’s were great, handled well, in dry, rain and snow, but the road noise was unbearable. With the Continentals, you can actually hold a conversation, while driving, top up or top down! Having the sport package on my Z4, I figured I was destined to live with a harsh suspension, with the Contis my Z4 rides so smooth, so quiet I am now hearing the audio capacity of my stereo! However the smoother, softer ride has made me slowdown in turns and curves that I have taken at speed with the other tires.

I have driven through four days of torrential downpours in the Midwest on two different occasions since the tires were installed and the performance was absolutely flawless, as if driving on a dry road.


I have not driven the Continentals in the snow, yet, as I just had them installed this spring, but the reviews here are placing these tires higher than the Goodyear F1s and they were pretty impressive, so I look forward to winter driving and will report on their performance then.

I will definitely buy again and highly recommend these tires. I had done research on these tires for some time and was even more convinced when the tire dealer showed me that he had them installed on his own BMW, reassuring to say the least, and he has been pleased with their performance and has purchased several sets.

 

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta 4XReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2

2008 Honda Accord Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 200
Location: Hartford, CT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
May 19, 2012

I purchased these tires 2 days ago replacing a set of four Michelin Pilot MXM4. In my honest opinion, I don’t know what Honda was thinking when they decided to use that as an OE tire.

The Michelin were ok to say the least. For the price one would pay for the Michelin ($214/tire for my car), you'd expect well above par performance, ride comfort, etc.

I was originally looking to get a set of Continental ExtremeContact DWS; however, these stuck out because of their price ($120/tire) and the survey rating matched that of the continental tire and the $50 MIR.

So far, the car has been a joy to drive again. I just bought the car 6 months ago and the front tires, which were new from the dealer, went from 9/32” to 4/32” in 6 months, 12000 miles. They have restored my faith in the cars agility, grip, smooth ride, noise level and a host of other things. What I love doing is not braking when I make turns so I love making sharp turns. The tires don’t even let go of the pavement for a second.

I literally got the tires two days ago so I haven't done any extensive driving and the weathers been relatively warm. I’ll post back in a few months with as soon as the tire sees some rain and I’ll post back in the winter for the snow. But for now, these tires are absolutely great for the price and their value.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Monday, May 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2010 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Wilmington, NC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
May 03, 2012

I made a mistake and bought the Continental DWS based on the reviews here. On my Genesis, the DWS's pulled hard right even after an alignment. The Genesis has no camber adjustment so whatever tires you put on it better track straight. The dealer believes that it is the tread pattern of the DWS that caused the problem. The dealer sent the DWS back and we replaced them with four of the new General G Max AS-03. The minute we put them on my Genesis, the pulling problem was solved and the car tracked straight. These tires are as quiet as the DWS and the car really feels connected to the road. These General tires are ultra high performance all season. They are not soft mushy tires. I would even consider putting these on my SL500. So far, I am really pleased with these tires. I will write another update after I put a couple of thousand miles on them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza G 019 GridReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.82

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Saint Charles, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
April 27, 2012

I replaced the OE Continental's on my 2003 Passat GLS sedan with a set of Bridgestone Potenza G 009 Grid's and was very pleased for the first few thousand miles. But then they started to get noisy. By the time they reached 20,000 miles they weren't just noisy, they were downright loud so I went back to the Firestone dealer to discuss the issue. They admitted to having similar complaints from other customers and subsequently offered to provide me with a partial credit under warranty towards the purchase of another set of tires. By this time Bridgestone had introduced the Potenza G 019 Grid to replace the G 009, and the dealer told me the noise issues had been resolved with the new design. Instead of following my initial instinct I bought a set of the Potenza G 019 Grid's. That turned out to be a very bad decision as my experience with the G 019's has been exactly the same as their predecessor - they were fine for the first few thousand miles, but then they started to sound as if the belts were beginning to separate. With 20,000 miles they’re now so loud I can hardly stand to drive the car for anything but short distances. So it’s time for another set of tires, which is too bad because the performance of the Potenza G 019’s is very good – they’re perfectly acceptable to me in most wet and dry conditions, as well as light snow. But the noise is a total deal breaker. Sorry Bridgestone – I’m moving on.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Monday, April 30, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWReviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated

2007 Porsche Cayman
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Miles driven on tires: 300
Location: Houston, TX
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 300 Miles on Tires
June 19, 2011

Tires are new - so this review is mainly about the aesthetics and the atmospherics. These tires do look good. I do not notice any differences from the Michelin PS2s that were replaced. Admitedly, I am still breaking in these tires and so I'm driving mildly for now. Road noise and road feel are comparable to the PS2s. I will update this review later. FWIW the buying experience with TR was superb. Mounting by the local Porsche dealer was seamless. Great way to buy tires.

How to Tell if You Have Run-Flat Tires

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by Ben Rooney

Many new cars are equipped with run-flat tires. These tires give the ability to keep driving on a tire that has lost air. Typically, self-supporting tires maintain vehicle mobility for 50 miles at speeds up to 55 mph. The exact ratings will vary by tire and vehicle. 


Car dealers often fail to mention to customers that their tires are run-flats or may mistakenly indicate that a car has run-flat tires when it does not. To find out whether your car has run-flat tires, check the sidewall. 


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a universal symbol for self-supporting run-flat tires, represented by a flat tire continuing down the road: 

Run Flat Tires - Tech Article

In addition, tire manufacturers have special branding to indicate run-flat capability. The following is a list of the branding used by manufacturers we carry:  

See an example of a tire with run-flat branding here (Dunlop SP Sport 600 DSST CTT - Original Equipment the Nissan GT-R). The DSST CTT branding is near the 12 o'clock position on these Dunlop car tires. The ISO pictogram is immediately to the right.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Monday, February 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole PositionReviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2012 Honda Accord Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 4000
Location: Colorado springs, Co
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 4000 Miles on Tires
February 06, 2012

I bought a 2012 accord from the local dealer when it was the first one on the lot and immediately switched out the tires from the OEM MICHELIN HX Mxm4s and I have definitely not had a better tire. I had a set of continental extreme contact DWS previously and thes by far out shine them in every category especially ride comfort and noise. We had a snow storm recently and I couldnt feel more secure in the slush ice and snow. I would recommend these tires to everyone if they ask.