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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, 02:35:00 PM   #1
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Default Continental ExtremeContact Sport reviews

Looking at tires and see these are pretty new to the market. I'm currently running worn Michelin PS AS3's on the OE 19's and going to a summer tire as the car is now stored in the winter. I'm also going to the E9x style 260m's which are 18's (8.5Fx9.5R) and planning to go with 235/40/18F and 265/35/18R sized tires.

Long story short looking to see if anyone has experience with these new tires that would recommend them for street driving.
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Default Re: Continental ExtremeContact Sport reviews

I had them on my VMR wheels.. They're OK. I probably wouldn't buy them again. I think the hankook v12s hook/handle and are quieter.
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I had them on my VMR wheels.. They're OK. I probably wouldn't buy them again. I think the hankook v12s hook/handle and are quieter.
Are you sure they weren't the old DW compound? These just came out in February and are supposed to close the gap a little bit between the DW and PSS.
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Default Re: Continental ExtremeContact Sport reviews

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.
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Default Re: Continental ExtremeContact Sport reviews

I have the DWS, IMO, best tire you can get without springing for the Michelins. Relatively quiet, very decent grip, good in the rain, so far wearing nicely. I have no complaints, but if at the time I had the money, I would have gone with Michelin.

I've also previously had v12s, the continentals are in another league. V12's to me are more of a luxury car tire.
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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.
No that is why I'm not considering that tire. These ExtremeContact Sports are new as of February. I pasted the link to Continental's website below.

http://www.continentaltire.com/news/...econtact-sport
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Default Re: Continental ExtremeContact Sport reviews

I'm in the same boat. Looking for a solid DD tire. v12s seem good, but I have also seen people hating on them.... Conti's may be the end result.

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Are you sure they weren't the old DW compound? These just came out in February and are supposed to close the gap a little bit between the DW and PSS.
this was 2 years ago.. so the old compound.. wasn't aware there was a new one.. sorry about that lol
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Default Re: Continental ExtremeContact Sport reviews

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.
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Default Re: Continental ExtremeContact Sport reviews

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.

Source: http://www.planet-9.com/porsche-tire...ml#post1599378


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.

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