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      01-07-2016, 11:39 PM   #1
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Tire Question. All Seasons??

Replacing Vreds. Story is they are not avail in US right now....

Dealer pushing Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 -Ultra High Perform All-Season... Good Tire Rack reviews.. But All Seasons... I'm leery of soft sidewalls...

I've never put anything lower then Max performance Summer on any car I've owned.

I'm also considering Bridgestont Potenza S-04 Pole Position or Toyo T1 Sports..

'10 E92 Daily driver North East..

Thoughts??

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Summer tires won't work for a daily driver in an area that gets snow, ice and sub freezing temps so that isn't an option.

You can check out our test on the DWS06 and see how it stacks up against the other top ultra high performance all season tires here :

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...&affiliate=AW8
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Replacing Vreds. Story is they are not avail in US right now....

Dealer pushing Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 -Ultra High Perform All-Season... Good Tire Rack reviews.. But All Seasons... I'm leery of soft sidewalls...

I've never put anything lower then Max performance Summer on any car I've owned.

I'm also considering Bridgestont Potenza S-04 Pole Position or Toyo T1 Sports..

'10 E92 Daily driver North East..

Thoughts??
Had Conti DWS on comp wheels on my DD E92 M3 a few years ago. Did really well in the snow and rain and had a really quiet ride. I really recommend them if you don't drive aggressively. Traction really sucked under hard acceleration. Tread wear was great too.
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Replacing Vreds. Story is they are not avail in US right now....

Dealer pushing Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 -Ultra High Perform All-Season... Good Tire Rack reviews.. But All Seasons... I'm leery of soft sidewalls...

I've never put anything lower then Max performance Summer on any car I've owned.

I'm also considering Bridgestont Potenza S-04 Pole Position or Toyo T1 Sports..

'10 E92 Daily driver North East..

Thoughts??
Had Conti DWS on comp wheels on my DD E92 M3 a few years ago. Did really well in the snow and rain and had a really quiet ride. I really recommend them if you don't drive aggressively. Traction really sucked under hard acceleration. Tread wear was great too.
From what I've read max Summer's have much better traction in the rain as well. I don't drive this car in the snow-so not a big issue. As far as driving style-I wouldn't say I drive aggressively-I drive like my hair is on fire! So--diminished dry traction not an option

As my gut said-after dozens of hp cars--all seasons are not an option.
Probably going with the Bridge S-04's

Any comments on that tire greatly appreciated.
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You might want to look at the Michelin A/S 3; I am on my second set of those.

They have better dry and wet performance compared to the DW06 and pay for that with slightly less performance in snow and ice. Both are inferior to winter tires in that respect, of course. But I don't think the A/S 3 is behind much in dry performance!
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I've been a big fan of the DWS's for a while now. They're relatively inexpensive and perform decently well. They also come in a lot better sizes than a lot of winter tires. I run them in them in the winter and the switch to different wheels and summer tires in the spring. I'm in Indiana if that helps in your comparison.

I just got a new set of DWS 06's on the 513M's I'm running this winter. For 9" front and 10" rears, I got 265/35-18's and 295/35-18's, respectively. So far, they've been working out pretty well.

Let me know if you have any questions
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Had Conti DWS on comp wheels on my DD E92 M3 a few years ago. Did really well in the snow and rain and had a really quiet ride. I really recommend them if you don't drive aggressively. Traction really sucked under hard acceleration. Tread wear was great too.
Same exact experience for me. I had them on my 350Z and my E46 M3. Generally happy with the daily driver aspect of them. I ended up adopting the method of buying two sets of wheels to have two sets of tires - one for each season.
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