Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.25

2006 BMW 760Li
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Miles driven on tires: 600
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 600 Miles on Tires
April 21, 2010

I bought these tires and had some trouble getting them mounted properly. To make a long story short, these tires need to be HIGH PRESSURE MOUNTED to ensure they bead properly so they can be balanced properly. Either way I have them on my car now and they are really good. The tires do tend to flat-spot pretty easily, however less than a mile on them and they are gone. Surprising these tires are very quiet while maintaining a pretty good ride. You can feel a bit of the smaller things on the road, but it isn't bad at all. As far as cornering goes, the tires take a bit of time to get to their limit, but when they do you will know to ease off.

In the dry these tires are excellent, they stick like glue when warmed up. In the rain they are even better, they go through like it was dry weather. With the michelins I would constantly have TCS trying to keep the car from spinning in circles, however with these no such thing happens.

The only thing I point out is that these tires do feel pretty bad for the first 500 miles, tons of flat-spotting, squirmy driving and as well corrections. However after they have been run for 500 miles, they completely change into something quite amazing. If these tires have any faults, one is waiting 500 miles for them to shine and the other is trying to find them in stock!

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