Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

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Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,000
Location: Poplar Grove, IL
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
April 28, 2012

This is the perfect tire if you want a comfortable ride but still want to pull some G's on the on-ramp.
The ride of this tire is very civilized considering it's grip. I was very impressed with it's wet performance also. Tire noise?? what noise?? Nuff said.

I would recommend running these on wider rim to improve responsiveness, that seems to be the only concession for the sweet ride. Am running the 245/40-18 on a 9 wheel, it gives the tire a little stretch which improves response. Granted, the response in not terrible... but it is noticeable slower than the 245/35-19 wheel/tire combination that it replaced. All talk about response goes out the door the first time you traverse a large crack across the road and it doesn't feel like shocks are about to be launched through the hood: )

I have been running these for approx. 4000 miles and they actually feel more responsive now, like they needed to be broken in a bit.
As far as wear, I can't detect any at this point.

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