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Continental Extreme Contact DWS tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$149.95
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Summary: The Continental Extreme Contact DWS has a 50,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
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About - Continental Extreme Contact DWS

The Continental Extreme Contact DWS is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire models like the Extreme Contact DWS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Dry handling:
Dry handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
About This Brand

Continental is in a distant fourth place in North American and global sales, behind Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Michelin. Still, it offers a full complement of original and replacement tires. The Germany-based Continental Corporation is a top automotive supplier of brake systems and various vehicle components, in addition to tires. The U.S. tire operations have headquarters in Lancaster County, S.C. The company sells the Continental and General tire brands. In the past, General has shined for light-truck tires in our testing.

Features & Specs - Continental Extreme Contact DWS
info Treadwear warranty 50,000
info Speed rating Y
info UTQG treadwear 540
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Continental Extreme Contact DWS
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5.0
Excellent value
5/25/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Super Quiet And Traction
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I actually own Continental D/W right now. The tires on the car when I purchased it were DWS. This is what led me to buy the D/W series (We don't know what snow is in Florida but we do know about wet pavement.)<br />My complaint is with my car not the tires. The volume of the radio automatically turns up at 45 mph. These tires are so quiet that that is totally unnecessary and annoying. They have superb wet traction in the curves and when they start to let loose, you feel it coming gradually not suddenly. Since I put a new set of these on my car I decided to put a set on my wife's car.<br />I cannot vouch for anything regarding tire wear but considering the savings over what Michelin's would cost I would not hesitate to buy The Continental DW series again and again.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Unable to balance, out of round, 3 sets
3/3/2015
Pros
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Best Uses
Comment:
Since 2008 I've owned 3 sets of conti extreme contact dws's. The tread life has never exceeded 35k before they're at or below the wear bars. Faithful rotation, air pressure but spritied driving always wears em down. Tireack honored the 50k mileage warranty by offering a 20% discount on last set exactly 14 months ago and 25K miles. Today the tires are at wear bars. Now theyre so loud and bouncy the car shakes. Never. Again. 2006 volvo v70R 235/45/17
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Lasted only 30,000 miles
2/25/2015
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Hard To Balance The Tire
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
Tire size 245/45 by17 on Benz E500, The original tire was Michelin and lasted 60,000 miles, Continental DWS lasted 30,000 miles, from day one two of the four tires were so difficult to balance, it would require lots of added weight to balance the tire, within the first month, one of the tire was out of round, so they had to replace it for free due to defect, Major issues: 1. thread life, 2. noisy tire, 3. unable to balance the tire, 4. traction on snow, last week I replace all four tires with Michelin MXM4, what a difference, very smooth ride, easy to balance with little or no added weight.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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