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Old 05-09-2012, 12:20 PM
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The only thing that makes me leery of the Continentals is they are all an all weather vs a summer or performance tire or something. I don't need all weather since we don't get snow...ever, lol. Are they still recommended in that case?
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:21 PM
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Well, its like this. If you go the SUMMER tire route (which I did with Vreds), you will probably get 15K out of the rears and 30K out of the fronts. I go through 2 sets of rears for each set of fronts.

You can do this safely with the 2004+ models as it allows for some leeway - unlike the older models which have a locked front/rear ratio.

If you go with ALL-SEASON you might get 30K on a set of front AND rears.

If you have the pre-facelift models, then you will have to replace all four corners at the same time.

Its all in what you want. Do you want summer tire's better performance but faster tire wear? Or the adaptability of the all-seasons and longer wear?

Keep in mind that if you go the summer tire route, you will probably need another set of wheels/tires for winter time.
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I won't need any winter wheels/tires. I do like the more mileage out of the DWS's though. I'll have to do some research on both and see which would be better. I have a 09 48i w/ sports package
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I won't need any winter wheels/tires. I do like the more mileage out of the DWS's though. I'll have to do some research on both and see which would be better. I have a 09 48i w/ sports package
Those mileage figures were more for 2006 and below. I have no idea on tire wear on the 2007 and later models. Might want to check in the E70 forum.

Apparently my brain stops thinking about X5s after 2006. LOL! Sorry about that.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:50 PM
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Haha, it's all good. I doubt they would be that different. Either way, I'm ready for a group buy of some sort. Either will be better than the ones w/ <15% tread life
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The only thing that makes me leery of the Continentals is they are all an all weather vs a summer or performance tire or something. I don't need all weather since we don't get snow...ever, lol. Are they still recommended in that case?
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The ExtremeContact DWS (DWS for Dry, Wet & Snow) is Continental's Ultra High Performance All-Season radial developed for drivers of sports cars, sports coupes, performance sedans and sport trucks. The ExtremeContact DWS is designed to satisfy their year-round driving needs by blending dry and wet road performance with light snow and slush traction.
ExtremeContact DWS features an advanced silica-based, high-grip, all-season tread compound molded into a unique asymmetrical tread design with stable shoulder blocks and a continuous, notched intermediate rib on the outboard side to enhance responsiveness and cornering stability. The center of the tread features independent blocks separated by high-angle, crisscross grooves to provide the biting edges necessary to deliver wet road and light snow traction while independent inboard shoulder blocks help disperse water to further enhance hydroplaning resistance and foul weather traction.
The ExtremeContact DWS features Tuned Performance Indicators visible letters molded into the second rib from the outboard shoulder to alert drivers of the tire's performance levels. A visible "DWS" indicates the tire has sufficient tread depth for dry conditions, as well as wet roads and light snow. After the "S" has worn away, the remaining "DW" indicates the tire only has sufficient tread depth for dry and most wet road conditions. And after the "W" and "S" have both worn away, the remaining "D" indicates the tire has appropriate tread depth for dry conditions only.
The tire's internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wound jointless nylon cap plies to provide long-term integrity under high-speed conditions while reducing weight and helping to provide more uniform ride quality.
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