Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Vehicle: 2009 Subaru Legacy Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 100
Location: ,
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Follow-Up Review: 1,000 miles on tires
March 26, 2013
Snow traction is amazing! Had a storm around 500 miles in and you could have told me it was dry out. At high speeds i'm getting the wob wob wob sound, similar to when a bearing goes; going to see if a rotation helps wear more evenly. Tires pull quite significantly at times on the highway, I'm hoping the wondering is due to the grip and will settle with age. Soft sidewalls still result in poor steering responsiveness but i now expect it and it's not as much of a surprise. <br>Overall grip is far superior to OEM Yoko's, but the highway wondering, wob wob wob noise, and soft sidewall are something i was not expecting in a tire of this class and with such high ratings. <br><br>This is a daily driver tire..not a sporty tire. (my opinion)
Initial Review: 100 miles on tires
March 05, 2013

This is an initial first impression review. Going from stock tires to these i have noticed a much quieter and softer ride which made my two trips to the office much better than my old loud tires.
Sidewalls i've found are MUCH softer than the OEM Yokohama's, which unfortunately makes cornering a little questionable. Even going down the highway, shake the wheel a little back and forth, you can feel the car floating around. Interesting how i didn't find any mention of the soft sidewalls here, but one i searched for that specific issue found a lot of forums with this complaint. Will post a followup review after i can test the performance in all conditions.

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