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Default Conti ExtremeContact DW reviews - 11-17-2013, 02:51 PM

I was just wondering if anyone around is or has run these tires. I am about to order the set (Conti Ext. Contact DW) and just wanted to hear people's stories about them. Please post!


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Default 11-17-2013, 03:52 PM

Happy with mine. Upgraded after my stock RFTs wore out. Ride, noise, grip all good. Take a little time to break in though. Can't beat it at that price point. Also have DWS on my other car and happy with those too.
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Default 11-17-2013, 06:08 PM

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Happy with mine. Upgraded after my stock RFTs wore out. Ride, noise, grip all good. Take a little time to break in though. Can't beat it at that price point. Also have DWS on my other car and happy with those too.
Thanks for the quick reply! I'm glad to hear that you like them. They are a great price and have to be better than the RFT's.


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Default 11-17-2013, 07:59 PM

OMG. ANYTHING is better than RFTs. Trash can lids would be an upgrade.
I have Conti DWS on our E61, great all season, all purpose tires. You won't regret DWs.


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Default 11-17-2013, 08:20 PM

Is that the same as the all season DWS? I got those after having the high performance Michelin all-season non-RFTs. The snow performance was slightly better, but the handling performance was enough better on the Michelins that I think I'll go back to them.
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Default 11-17-2013, 08:27 PM

two different tires

DW-dry and wet-----------------these are the high performance ones
DWS-dry and wet and snow------these are the all season ones


I have the DW tires. they are amazing!! you won't regret getting them
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Default 11-17-2013, 08:38 PM

DWS = Dry, Wet, Snow and DW= Dry, Wet. I have both sets DWS on OE wheels and DW on 19 AG, both are great tires compared to the stock run flats.


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Default 11-18-2013, 05:35 AM

Excellent tire. I've been running DW for over 3 years and have even used them on the track. Excellent tire hands down. You will not regret it.


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Default 11-18-2013, 08:12 AM

I appriciate the input guys! Now I'm just waiting for them to ship. They should be here in a few days. My order status form Tire Rack says its under "technical review". They better not give me any crap about the tires not being runflats, and I went up 1 size front and rear from stock. I will be running 235/40 in front and 265/35 in rear on stock wheels. Again thanks for the responses! It sounds like I'm going to be a happy customer


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Default 11-19-2013, 11:44 AM

Tires were on my doorstep at lunch time! I wont have a chance to get them mounted until this weekend but I will post a review once I get them on and drive around a bit. If anyone else has any feedback please feel free to share!


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Default 11-19-2013, 01:39 PM

Just remember to give them a good break-in period. With both my DW and DWS they felt a bit squishy/wobbly at first, which made be a little worried, but now they feel great!
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Just remember to give them a good break-in period. With both my DW and DWS they felt a bit squishy/wobbly at first, which made be a little worried, but now they feel great!
Thanks for the advise. I'll be sure to do that. How many miles would you recommend for these tires to break-in?


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Default 11-19-2013, 03:56 PM

You'll feel them tighten up over the first few 100 miles.

The RFTs suck overall, but if you are used to the sharp turn-in they have you'll need to adjust to regular tires again, and since these start off a little soft you might notice a big difference at first, but as they wear in and you get used to them it will a feel much better. I've seen people post on forums or tirerack after only a few days that they are too sloppy and the tread moves around, but if they had given it a little more time to settle they would see that goes away. Mainly the point I was trying to make. Anyway, enjoy!
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You'll feel them tighten up over the first few 100 miles.

The RFTs suck overall, but if you are used to the sharp turn-in they have you'll need to adjust to regular tires again, and since these start off a little soft you might notice a big difference at first, but as they wear in and you get used to them it will a feel much better. I've seen people post on forums or tirerack after only a few days that they are too sloppy and the tread moves around, but if they had given it a little more time to settle they would see that goes away. Mainly the point I was trying to make. Anyway, enjoy!
Thanks Vorsprung, I really appriciate the feedback. I'll be sure to post as they break in!


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Default 11-25-2013, 09:45 AM

Got the tires mounted this weekend. I can tell right away that they are much smoother than the stock RFT's. I am taking it easy to break them in but I already feel more confident in the cars grip. Going a size wider might have something to do with that as well! So far, so good!


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Default 12-06-2013, 02:19 PM

i had dws and dw. the dw wore out quickly on my last car. I like the dws better for longevity with performance
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i had dws and dw. the dw wore out quickly on my last car. I like the dws better for longevity with performance
So far I've put a few hundred miles on them. I love the way they feel so far but it's far to early for me to have an opinion about their longevity. Going a size wider has helped with my grip so I'm not spinning as much. That should definantly help with the longevity!


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Default 01-27-2014, 09:51 AM

Just got them on my 335d M sport an love them. Also have Bridgestone RE760's on my 545i sport, less noisier so an excellent alternative.
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Default 01-27-2014, 08:35 PM

Quick question, what are the OEM tyres in the US? In Australia we get the Bridgestone RE050A RFT's. They seem *OK* to me but at $650 a tyre here you'd want them to be excellent! Which is why I was wondering, maybe the US gets crappier RFT's?

I'll definitely be going DW's or Pilot Super Sports next time by the sounds of it!
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Default 01-28-2014, 11:40 AM

A word of caution....

I put on 4 DWs in November. By April the rears were toast! And no...I was not doing burnouts. My only guess would be that the torque chews them up quicker. I was not spinning! I was able to get a credit towards 2 new DWS! I threw these on 275/35/18 and immediately felt like the car was going to loose control at 2.5 mph! The DWS sidewalls are so soft its scary. Albeit, I was running a 275 on a 9.5 wheel it was a dramatic change over the DW sidewall.
These tires are great for the first few thousand miles however they seem to go downhill pretty quick. My next move will be some PSS's.


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Default 04-13-2014, 08:15 AM

My review:

I had these on for about 6 mths and they wear out quickly.
If u are used to stiff sidewalls of the rft forget these...these are much too soft.
For the money i guess can't really complain and expect too much.
PSS replaced the DW and i have never looked back.
They cost alot more but worth it.
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The DW's, NOT DWS, are a bit soft in the sidewall. I can definitely feel it side to side. Like the car has to "set up" for a turn. After the initial "shift", they grip well. But I don't like it. I will live with it for now, until they wear out. Just slightly wiggle your steering wheel above 45mph and you can feel the car shift back and forth. My gf's Mercedes, and for that matter my Avalanche, feel "tighter". lol :/

Update- I had my E92 aligned. Wow, thought it was fine. Ended up had too much neg toe and back camber was off. Handles MUCH better, and greatly diminished the "sway" effect I was feeling. Much happier w these DW tires now.

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Default 08-05-2014, 06:19 AM

I had good luck with these on an E60 N54.
They were installed by the prev owner (good friend of mine and all around car nut).
Surprisingly the DWS wore like iron on the front, but the (-) camber on rear caused some cupping.
I just swapped for some summer compound to try them out but honestly see no difference.
If anyone is interested in testing them out for cheap, I have (2) 245-40-18 DWS for sale in classifieds...make me an offer. They have 75% tread remaining or about 7/32" at the lowest point.
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Default 08-05-2014, 10:34 AM

Speaking of DWS and wear, I ran my last set with a custom alignment. Left the stock height and camber alone, and simply changed to almost no toe in. I think it was maybe -0.3 degrees at the most. I drive fairly aggressively on the street but those tires were never on the track. Rear wear at the end of life was almost perfect. I should have run slightly less air pressure but I was very happy with those alignment settings for my driving style.
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Speaking of DWS and wear, I ran my last set with a custom alignment. Left the stock height and camber alone, and simply changed to almost no toe in. I think it was maybe -0.3 degrees at the most. I drive fairly aggressively on the street but those tires were never on the track. Rear wear at the end of life was almost perfect. I should have run slightly less air pressure but I was very happy with those alignment settings for my driving style.
Good to know - most of the alignment guys want to remove all the camber if you complain about any cupping or edge wear. I might try this to preserve the new ones. I'm certain the alignment has never been touched since I have all the records since new.
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