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Old 03-26-2022, 12:58 PM   #11
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I just bought Continental DWS06 for my E92 for everyday driving. I have a couple long drives next week, so I can report back after then. These replaced a combo of Michelin PS2s and Michelin runflats. I liked the feel on my 10 mile drive back from the tire shop.
That would be great, thanks.

They do say that the Contis have a softer sidewall, which contributes for a better ride. Honestly, I don't mind the lesser ride quality of the Michelins; I would sacrifice quality over grip/safety, because there are a lot of idiot drivers here in NV, and I have jammed the binders numerous times to avoid collisions over the years.

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Old 03-26-2022, 01:21 PM   #12
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AS4, with the caveat that the one compromise on them is ride quality.
Totally agree with Nick. I am sure it varies per the vehicle they are installed on, but it made my former ZHP ride like a lunar rover. They were loud as well. I used the Michelin Promise and upgraded to the PS4S for an additional $150. Amazingly both issues were fully resolved. Love the PS4S!

Like yourself I technically tend to lean towards purchasing Michelins because the additional expense always seems to be well worth the investment.

Edit: BTW, my parents have been running 20” Conti DWS on their ‘13 X5 50i since the run craps [flats] bit the dust. They love them and the newest version only got better.

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Old 04-04-2022, 11:42 PM   #13
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That would be great, thanks.

They do say that the Contis have a softer sidewall, which contributes for a better ride. Honestly, I don't mind the lesser ride quality of the Michelins; I would sacrifice quality over grip/safety, because there are a lot of idiot drivers here in NV, and I have jammed the binders numerous times to avoid collisions over the years.

After just under 1000 miles on the new Continental DWS06 last week in freezing temps, I am a big fan. I drove through the entire state of Pennsylvania through some nasty snow squalls in sub 20 degree temps with no issues (luckily just missed the 50 car pile up on I-81 by less than an hour). They seem very quiet and worked well on the wet roads when I returned to Maryland. Though they were a necessary purchase, I do not have any regrets at this point and think they will suit my needs well.
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Old 04-13-2022, 04:08 PM   #14
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After just under 1000 miles on the new Continental DWS06 last week in freezing temps, I am a big fan. I drove through the entire state of Pennsylvania through some nasty snow squalls in sub 20 degree temps with no issues (luckily just missed the 50 car pile up on I-81 by less than an hour). They seem very quiet and worked well on the wet roads when I returned to Maryland. Though they were a necessary purchase, I do not have any regrets at this point and think they will suit my needs well.
I really will have to consider this tire.

It's just I had such good luck with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires in the past, that it would be difficult for me to switch. However, I'm a firm believer in "spreading the wealth", and judging from all the reviews I've read, may break my Michelin pattern and give these Contis a try.
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I really will have to consider this tire.

It's just I had such good luck with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires in the past, that it would be difficult for me to switch. However, I'm a firm believer in "spreading the wealth", and judging from all the reviews I've read, may break my Michelin pattern and give these Contis a try.
You're trading grip for ride quality with the DWS. Basically just a question of what you're after.
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This thread reminds me of my A/S vs Summer tire dilemma for the GTI. At least I am convinced now that I will get winter tires, but I do like the flexibility of on worrying about a random cold day. as the seasons turn. That and the comparative wear rate of PS4S vs A/S give me pause. This GTI will be driven a lot in the next few years. Likely over 15k/year, which is a lot for me.

Anyway, good discussion. Seems the DWS tires are great.
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This thread reminds me of my A/S vs Summer tire dilemma for the GTI. At least I am convinced now that I will get winter tires, but I do like the flexibility of on worrying about a random cold day. as the seasons turn. That and the comparative wear rate of PS4S vs A/S give me pause. This GTI will be driven a lot in the next few years. Likely over 15k/year, which is a lot for me.

Anyway, good discussion. Seems the DWS tires are great.
We've reached a point where summer tires from ten years ago are mostly worse than the best all seasons today. And the good summer tires of today are borderline r-tires, with the downsides that that entails.
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You're trading grip for ride quality with the DWS. Basically just a question of what you're after.
Yeah, that's the dilemma I'm having.

However, I really don't feel the ride of my E46 is that bad. I specifically ordered my car with the Premium Package and non-Sport suspension. Obviously, I valued ride quality over sportiness/handling at the time I ordered her. With the firmer Michelins, the ride is good enough for me. And with idiot drivers here in NV, I value traction (and my life) A LOT more.

While I like to spread the wealth and try different brands, I'm also the type that like to stick with what works. That is why all of my large TVs are SONY.

And most likely why I'll end up buying another set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/S ....
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This thread reminds me of my A/S vs Summer tire dilemma for the GTI. At least I am convinced now that I will get winter tires, but I do like the flexibility of on worrying about a random cold day. as the seasons turn. That and the comparative wear rate of PS4S vs A/S give me pause. This GTI will be driven a lot in the next few years. Likely over 15k/year, which is a lot for me.

Anyway, good discussion. Seems the DWS tires are great.
I might try the DWS on our minivan.

She's almost due for new shoes. They say the Cross Climate is one of the best tires, and I might try those instead.

And yup, they're MIchelins as well, lol.
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I really should buy stock in Michelin ....

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