Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

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Vehicle: 2006 Honda S2000
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
June 23, 2012

Spirited driving. This is why I picked this description. My car has V.S.A. (Vehicle Stability Assist). Basically you can push your car tires over the edge and maintain control of the vehicle. I've got 225's on the front and 255's on the rear. That's 10mm wider front and rear than stock. Every now and again around 1:00 at night when no ones on the rode I like to take this high speed turn at a 4-way intersection. I've use 3 lanes of the 5 available when exiting the intersection. This is where the tires fail my expectations. All four of the tires give way in this turn all at the same time. The expectations I had from my previous tires is why i'm so upset. On the rear I had some KDW 2's my BFGoodrich which I wouldn't recommend and on the front I don't remember but they did have about 40,000+ miles I put them through. This taught me one good lesson. Never sacrifice traction for a quite, softer ride, hydroplaning resistance, and treadwear rating.

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