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monwell



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PostSubject: need tires soon   Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:22 pm

My current Goodyear tires need to be replaced soon. I'm thinking of getting the Extremecontact DWS. Does anyone have experience with these continental tires? I have never really bought anything but all-season tires. If you have other suggestions, let me know. Thanks!
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Fred Kiehl

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PostSubject: Re: need tires soon   Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:00 am

Depends on where you live, and what weather you are driving in.
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PostSubject: Re: need tires soon   Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:59 am

General Altimax has worked well for me on Caprice and Roadmaster wagons as a 3-season tire.  However, if you are going to drive in the snow, I'd suggest getting an extra set of wheels and four real snow tires (Winterforce or Blizzaks are very good). On snow and ice you'll need forward traction, ability to turn, and eventually you'll need to stop over 2.5 tons in motion or meet new people in the car in front of you.

Supposed all-season tires, if they are actually rated for use on ice and snow, tend to do everything at a mediocre level, and also tend to have short tread life (a consequence of the softer compound layer needed for snow and ice traction).  But, at least they are expensive!
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PostSubject: Re: need tires soon   Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:20 am

Those are actually a summer tire. Have a set of those on our Saab 900 turbo vert, that car handles very well. Just don't expect them to last as long as an all season tire will.
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PostSubject: Re: need tires soon   Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:05 pm

I run Pirelli P-Zero Neros on my wagon. Rides smooth and quiet and wears well.

-Mike
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PostSubject: Re: need tires soon   Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:41 pm

depends on a lot of factors, already mentionned.
I am running Firestone wide oval indy 500.  Summer only tire.  Love it.  Price is great (had 100$ mail-in recently, plus 150$ off in store).  Paid 125$ cdn per tire for 235/50/18.
I run a dedicated winter tire from Oct-May
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monwell



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PostSubject: Re: need tires soon   Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:26 pm

Thanks guys for replying. I ended up getting Kumho Solus. So far, I like their grip and handling.
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