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SlickGT1 07-15-2019 02:29 PM

Anyone have experience with VREDESTEIN ULTRAC VORTI
 
Sup All, I have another damn belt failure on my Conti DWS06. These tires, even though I think they are decent, have let me down a few times. Soft ass sidewall, internal belt failures. Driving me crazy.



I'm switching over to Summer Only tires. I have a set of winters if shit hits the fan.



Anyway, whats the word on VREDESTEIN ULTRAC VORTI.The price seems very decent. Just worried that I am not throwing out $$ on some crap.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...s&autoModClar=

twinspool 07-16-2019 10:45 AM

talk to me bro.. how can you tell you have a belt failure?

I am running these on my truck currently and all seems good except for, like you mentioned, soft as soft served ice cream, of a sidewall...

SlickGT1 07-16-2019 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by twinspool (Post 1165950)
talk to me bro.. how can you tell you have a belt failure?

I am running these on my truck currently and all seems good except for, like you mentioned, soft as soft served ice cream, of a sidewall...




I see it. I've been getting this slightly worsening body shake. I went to my shop, put the car on the lift and had someone drive it in the air. The entire car fuckin shakes left right in the air when I get to around 60mph, and you can clearly see the rim spin straight, but the treads are not.



This tire is literally 6 months old. And I am about to throw the shit out. I'm about done with Conti. I went through two sets of conti on this truck by now. And none of them were from end of life or wear. Every single one has failed in one way or another.



I've had two belt failures now. Soft as shit sidewall. NYC is knows for its surprise potholes, so I've had multiple tires get torn to shit on the highway. I've never had so many tire failures in my life, as I have with these tires.



Oh, and I don't need all season at all. I started buying the conti tires only because the options were so limited 10 years ago. Now, I look at tirerack, and there are two pages of tires in these sizes.



And the final reason, the snow. There is no more snow. I think the climate is messed up enough, that I might as well enjoy the performance of a summer tire. I have not driven in snow in the X in 2 years now. My winter setup is hanging on my wall collecting dust. I didn't even have one thought of swapping out my wheels last two winters. And if you have ever driven on summer rubber, there is no comparison.



Well damn, it looks like I had a few things to say about the continentals.

twinspool 07-16-2019 11:22 AM

you most definitely did have much to say (why I didn't quote you)... woosah bro, let it out....

I def get a body shake as well and cant source it and may have to do this step to see if its the tires or not..

going with a separate summer and winter setup is the way to go and I've been contemplating it and delaying it unfortunately due to space..

I couldn't agree with you more with the plethora of fuking available tires now.. its not an easy choice anymore... options are great but when there is this many, just makes picking one harder..

SlickGT1 07-16-2019 07:35 PM

Just in case you were wondering

Looking to resolve 'ExtremeContact DWS' shaking issue

twinspool 07-17-2019 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by SlickGT1 (Post 1165988)

wow.. thanks for that.. probably next set I get will be something outside of these ones..

TiAgX5 08-13-2019 11:10 AM

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I just installed my 2nd set of VUVs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NcenJ0zmAY

If you use the X in temps below 45 deg F, these must be removed. The "minor" issue is limited grip, the "major" issue is rubber splitting/separation.

I run non-staggered 18s with Conti Cross Contacts in the cool months.

amancuso 08-13-2019 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by SlickGT1 (Post 1165955)


And the final reason, the snow. There is no more snow. I think the climate is messed up enough, that I might as well enjoy the performance of a summer tire. I have not driven in snow in the X in 2 years now. My winter setup is hanging on my wall collecting dust. I didn't even have one thought of swapping out my wheels last two winters. And if you have ever driven on summer rubber, there is no comparison.

If you drive on summers in sub 50 degree temps you will lose a lot of traction. The tire compound is not designed for cold weather.


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