Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Corvette
5.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,000
Location: Holmdel, NJ
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Follow-Up Review: 50,000 miles on tires
August 23, 2012
50,000 miles on 1 DWS due to Blow Out. 2nd DWS with 43,000 miles and the 2 Rears at 38,000 miles ago. All look outstanding. The oldest looks better than 50% left. I do alot of highway at 80mph. Still reasonably quiet. No odd wearing. Balanced a couple of times. They all have more than 50% left I know that sounds too good to be true, but is Fact. I drive it spirited to say the least. Corvette Owners, this your ideal choice. I've been on a track day at Motorsports Speedway. Predictible sliding. Steer with brake and gas. I wouldn't sacrific slight more grip with a summer tire for half the wear penalty. Still run smoothly. l Hope this helps with your decision.
Initial Review: 1,000 miles on tires
April 02, 2011

Bought this car 1 year ago with the Michelin Run Flats. They were noisy, rough riding, poor traction, would spin on dry roads just nailing it in 1st & 2nd. Hydroplaned easily on wet, nothing in light snow. Couldn't wait to change over to the DWS. Problems all solved. Quiet, smooth over bumps, dry traction much improved, wet traction a 10 - 80mph in rain no problem. Corvette C5 owners note. Went up a size on the rears to 295-35-18, same size as Z06. Look really -----in. 11.5 wide tread vs. 10 stock. I worried about being slightly shorter tire, but this concern was unfounded. Only a very slight difference in revolutions to stock size, a non issue, so do it. This is the best tire ever. See the test results. With this tire, you get the ultimate performance in ALL seasons. Bought the tire fix kit for flats. The tread pattern is unique and looks awesome. Slight softness to steering response but benefits the smooth ride without harshness, a fair trade off. This car is now transformed into a pleasant quiet cruiser on the highway, with exceptional grip in all seasons, -----in good looks with the 295's in back, and hard slip free acceleration in the dry. Your choice of tires is a huge consideration. Unquestionable the DWS is a 10 in my book. 50k mile warrantee makes the price real easy.

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