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Old 07-03-2016, 08:34 AM   #1
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Conti Extreme Contact DW Review

Hi All,

Figured I'd post up my experience... Purchased my cammed SS back in November and it had Pirellis on it, car drove like it was on ice. Tire's only had 10k miles on them and were just awful.

This spring I mounted up 275/315 Extreme DW on my rims and what a difference. I see what people say about the soft sidewall, but my ride quality is quite a bit better. And even with my added power from a 1st gear roll they've dead hooked so far. For the price I'd highly recommend
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:30 PM   #2
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Good choice. I have run these tires on my 2011 SS for the last 4 years, the fronts are STILL going good, 50k on them and the rears I have been through 2 sets, you know some track time and some burn outs, but to say the least, these tires are very well made and drive well in the rain and hook well in dry weather. I ran my best time at the track with a new set on the rears after my header install, ported TB, new exhaust with 30lbs in them ran a 12.6@115 with an L99.. Great tires..
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:11 AM   #3
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Hi All,

Figured I'd post up my experience... Purchased my cammed SS back in November and it had Pirellis on it, car drove like it was on ice. Tire's only had 10k miles on them and were just awful.

This spring I mounted up 275/315 Extreme DW on my rims and what a difference. I see what people say about the soft sidewall, but my ride quality is quite a bit better. And even with my added power from a 1st gear roll they've dead hooked so far. For the price I'd highly recommend
Just wondering about the amount of under steer. I'm considering the combination of 275/40-20 & 315/35-20 in these Conti ECDW tires as both are the same diameter. But that's quite a difference in width.
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:30 AM   #4
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So far in my tooling around in the city/highway I have seen no effects of understeer, I'm not an autocross guy by any means so I'm not pushing any limits around corners. Straight line and on crappy roads no pulling or steering wheel "jerkiness" which is great.
I've always ran a staggered setup on my cars so possible I don't notice some things
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:02 PM   #5
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Conti DW are amazing tires hands down.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:21 PM   #6
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I run this set up and love it!
The side wall compared to my 285/35 19 set. Is squermey ( not even a word )but the ride quality is much better .
I feel like a monster truck on the 275/315 20's after the 19's LOL
Don't fear the rain doe
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:01 AM   #7
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Great summer tires. Great in the rain.
But when it's below 45* they turn to rocks.
I have 275/35/20 all around. Wonderful tires except winter months.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:04 AM   #8
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1lehunter -

I know exactly what you mean, sidewall is soft to the touch.

Thank fully I have a winter vehicle so the Camaro will be sleeping on the lift during the winter months!
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:53 PM   #9
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The DW and DWS are like that they have a bit of a softer tire sidewall but thats a small give for the tire life and everything else IMO.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:59 PM   #10
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Conti Extreme Contact DW Review

For the price they are hard to beat. I have a full set on our 1LE on a 20x10 square setup. Ours have about 150 autocross runs. 15 laps on a road course though not pushed hard 5,000 street miles and you can still see the "D W" on them. Great tires especially in the rain.


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Old 08-12-2016, 07:53 AM   #12
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Good to hear all this feedback. I just ordered a Set of DWS 06 for our RS. The stock P Zero's lasted 22k. Fronts could probably go another couple thousand. Did alot of research trying to find a cheaper brand but kept coming back to the DWS. Discount Tire sells a Conti called Control Contact A/S which was $120 cheaper a set with rebate, but from what I could gather (Calling a Conti Rep) it seems that these are exclusive tires Conti makes for Discount Tire and sounded like they are basically the first generation DWS tire molds. The new version is the DWS 06. Similar treadwear rating but I figure when you're spending $1245 out the door with certificates and warranty, I'll take the newer technology over the $120 savings. Anybody have any experience with the Control Contact A/S version from Discount Tire?
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:22 AM   #13
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Do you have any up close pics of the tires from the drivers side and the passenger side?
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Old 08-12-2016, 09:10 AM   #14
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What do you want pictures of exactly zyborg?
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