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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Fri, Mar-17-2017, 08:22:39 PM   #11
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As others have said, this is NOT the Continental DW. It's the brand new replacement for that tire. Initial reviews from tirerack employees are saying that it's better in the wet and slightly better in the dry than the Michellin PSS. Sidewall stiffness has been increased a lot (84% I think I remember reading) so response should be much better now.

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Having said that, I've got a set of 245s/275s waiting to go on my ARC-8's when they get here. Group buy just ended on the wheels yesterday, so they should be here before too long.

Sweet. Exact same thing I'm going to do, waiting on the Apex's as well. Thinking about these new Conti ECS's. Where did you get the tires and $$? Thanks.
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Sweet. Exact same thing I'm going to do, waiting on the Apex's as well. Thinking about these new Conti ECS's. Where did you get the tires and $$? Thanks.
About $700 on Tire Rack for 235/40/18F and 265/35/18R but I can pick mine up at a distribution center.
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Right, but even the old DW is an extremely grippy tire, vastly better than the V12. I literally can't enjoy the car with V12s, it loses traction constantly.

The problem with the DW is not grip, it's response.
interesting.. my experience was the complete opposite. I'd be curious to try this new compound though!
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Are we talking the Conti DW? If so I'd say they're FAR better gripping tires than the V12s.

That said, the DW has a very soft sidewall and so gives the car an imprecise feel which sucks.
This is exactly how I feel between these 2 tires. I'm currently running a set of the Conti DW right now, picked up a set when tirerack was having a huge sale on them. I hear very good things with the new Conti tires though
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Seems like it might be a solid "budget" street tire. I would have kept ponying up for PSSs, but if these are good enough, then maybe I'll do it.

I feel like the PSS is too good for most of my driving, but then there are the few times a week where you're so glad you have PSS and I wouldn't want to lose that confidence in the car.
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Default Re: Continental ExtremeContact Sport reviews

I have the DW on my car, had v12 before. Let me tell you this.
V12 SUCKK, loud, rough, no grip.
The dw I have right now I love them, comfy for dd, have grip, the feel In hard corners isn't fully there, but grip is.

Would suggest them to anyone that dd their m3, I got mine for 600$ shipped a few months ago so for the price I suggest them to anyone.
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Slightly different tire, but we're on our 3rd set of DWS-06 on our e70 X5 diesel. It uses massive 275/40ZR20 front and 315/35ZR20 in the rear so you don't have a huge selection of tires. Obviously, the DWS are the all-season versions, but they're very good tires. The stock Dunlops only lasted 12k miles but I get 40k on the DWS, they're much quieter and tire is better. Grip is "decent", I've taken the X5 out on Big Willow at Willow Springs and after 4 laps (I ran a 1:40 something, not bad for a diesel x5 on all seasons!) they started to get pretty greasy and decided to call it good. Wet and snow traction is excellent.
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Old Sat, Mar-18-2017, 12:40:00 AM   #18
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As others have said, this is NOT the Continental DW. It's the brand new replacement for that tire. Initial reviews from tirerack employees are saying that it's better in the wet and slightly better in the dry than the Michellin PSS. Sidewall stiffness has been increased a lot (84% I think I remember reading) so response should be much better now.
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Yep, got it. Thanks for this as I'm always interested in trying out really great new tires. The DW had excellent grip but the response..... total shit for this kind of car.

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interesting.. my experience was the complete opposite. I'd be curious to try this new compound though!
Huh, strange indeed. In all honesty I hate both for different reasons but at least the DW road smooth and quiet.

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Seems like it might be a solid "budget" street tire. I would have kept ponying up for PSSs, but if these are good enough, then maybe I'll do it.

I feel like the PSS is too good for most of my driving, but then there are the few times a week where you're so glad you have PSS and I wouldn't want to lose that confidence in the car.
Yep, agree on all counts. It's not that you always need the PSS but when you do it really delivers and it's those moments that you know you're driving an M3.

But yeah - I'm intrigued by the new Conti... going to read up on it some as my black car needs tires. Just put a new set of PSS on the grey car.

Edit - I'm out. No OEM 19" front size. Oh well, guess I'm stuck with the PSS/4S
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TESTED: Continental Tire ExtremeContact Sport


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Thanks for posting. After reading their review I am pretty much sold. I wish I had gone PSS in the past so I could make a comparison. Now I just need all this snow we got here in CT to melt and the temps to jump up 10-15 degrees so I can get the car out of storage!
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